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Dolce Ristorante

4.8
4.8
1407 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Dolce Ristorante in Charlotte is a classic Italian restaurant serving up family friendly favorites. The atmosphere at Dolce Ristorante is airy and bright with a deep Mediterranean feel complete with Italian style artwork. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner with special cooking classes offered regularly.


Whether you are looking for a pleasant lunch or a lively dinner, Dolce Ristorante has something on the menu to please every palate. Try the ravioli in a parmigiana cheese pink sauce, the Milanese breaded chicken with lemon dressing or the salmone fresh Atlantic salmon in a white wine sauce. Be sure to save room for the Italian cheese cake dessert.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (704) 332-7525

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 1,407 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. G

    Gatorhon

    Charlotte

    70 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    70 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was good but not great. Had the gnocchi and homemade pasta. Service felt rushed and we were seated by the kitchen area or where the servers came in and out. It’s been a few years since I’d been but won’t be rushing back.
  2. TM

    TMik

    Charlotte

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place and the owner, Rita. Such a special place.
  3. L

    Lovesbikes

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Feel very fortunate to have found this amazing restaurant while visiting Charlotte. Excellent service from Sean ( a fellow Hoosier ) and overall a great time.
  5. JP

    JoeP

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal at Dolce! Authentic Italian from an authentic Italian. Never been disappointed and you won’t be as well. Thank you Rita!
  6. K

    Kate

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hadn’t been in a while but the food and atmosphere didn’t disappoint. Would have like a little bigger portions but with they world today, seems everyone is cutting back. Will be back.
  7. TL

    ThomasL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was awesome!!! Our server gave the best recommendations. My dish was so good. I’ll be back!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Very small tables but very beautiful dining area.
  9. SH

    SuzyH

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, we enjoyed a fantastic meal at Dolce! We love the food, the service is always amazing and the ambiance is just perfect.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to Dolce a few times now and have had fantastic experiences every time. From the true Italian atmosphere, to the level of service form all the staff. I’ve had enough on the menu to say it’s all AMAZING. The true star of the show is Sean. I request Sean everytime we dine here and not only does he take the best care of us, he’s knowledgeable of everything they have to offer, and more. If you want the best dining in Charlotte, come to Dolce. Thanks Sean for always taking care of us!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Our server was mid. We couldn’t decide on beverages so he went right into the specials, had to ask for straws etc. wasn’t TERRIBLE by any means just mid.
  12. J

    Jerry

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu, food, service was fantastic!
  13. WD

    WilliamD

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a slice of Italy. The food is delicious, the service is excellent, and the dining experience is top notch. There is a cozy ambiance here that is friendly and authentic. When you leave, you know that you'll return and that you'll be welcomed back. No wonder, reservations are a must.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Neighborhood gem For sure! True homemade pasta - wonderful staff !!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!
  16. JM

    JulieM

    Charlotte

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding! We had 2 of the homemade pasta dishes. The lasagna was the favorite, by far! Everything was super fresh and delicious! Split plate charge for a salad was annoying but… Will definitely return because there is so much I want to try!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dolce is a great local spot without any of the hype. A place with wonderful food, service, and cozy ambiance.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic! Going again this weekend
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite Italian restaurant in Charlotte! Authentic, delicious food. Gnocchi alla Sorrentina is my favorite!
  20. MP

    MonicaP

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was so friendly and the food was amazing! Highly recommend!
  21. Y

    Yowpa

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had NYE dinner here and just like every time we have dined, it was AMAZING. Dolce always has the BEST food! Laid back and fun atmosphere with amazing food.
  22. J

    Jolly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Best authentic Italian food in Charlotte.
  23. C

    Cltgpc

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is always great here.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food, as always!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding and we all enjoyed the appetizers and meals. Will definitely be going back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Christmas Eve
  27. AS

    AndyS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just amazing! What can I say?! The food was the best Italian food I’ve ever had, the ambience was impeccable, and the service was extraordinary! 10 out 10
  28. EG

    EricG

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere
  29. BG

    BreeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner like always. Be sure to get a reservation because it fills up quickly.
  30. CP

    ChristopherP

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Overall, I’m looking forward to my next dining experience at Dolce Ristorante.
  31. ED

    EnjoyeD

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. Service was excellent and it was a wonderful way to close out my graduation 🧑🏾‍🎓 day!
  32. TR

    ToriR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our reservation went from 6 to 8 persons and Dolce went above and beyond to accommodate - excellent service, food, ambience and genuinely warm and kind experiences with all from owner, management, waitstaff - Went for daughters college graduation - able to accommodate elderly seating for grandparents.
  33. WL

    WilliamL

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beat Italian food and service in Charlotte
  34. JG

    JerseyGirl

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing food and the staff are so welcoming! Rita is the BEST! We drive almost an hour to go to Dolce because it is THAT GOOD! ❤️
  35. LC

    LarryC

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought friends who had never been to Dolce before and we all had a wonderful evening. The seafood home made pasta special was awesome. The service was awesome and it's always great to see Rita! We'll be back soon.
  36. JL

    JohnL

    Charlotte

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful to have authentic local Italian - Rita is a gem!
  37. A

    Artfuldoc

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Good to return to Dolce. They always do a great job with service. We were on the enclosed patio which was noisy at first and then cleared out.
  38. AH

    AngelaH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly family restaurant . Delicious homemade pastas and a nice variety of options.
  39. LR

    LaRaineL

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my moms birthday tonight with 6 family members. We had the best experience. Our server was phenomenal and the food was even better. 100% will be back!
  40. SS

    ScottS

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Had a good experience. Service is very good. The mussels and meatballs were spot on. The fresh homemade pasta was overdone.

FAQs

Dolce Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Dolce Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 332-7525.

Dolce Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 1407 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for Dolce Ristorante

1710 Kenilworth Ave, Ste 230, Charlotte, NC 28203-5796

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Dilworth

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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