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.
tomato sauce or olive oil and garlic
spinach and ricotta ravioli, cherry tomato sauce, basil and parmesan cheese
Layers of mascarpone custard & lady fingers dipped in Marsala. Topped with whipped cream & dusted with cocoa
The food Rita prepares is fabulous!
A hidden gem. Best veal in the country. Rita, manager-chef rocks.
Awesome food. Great service
My husband and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary at Dolce. This was our first visit and we had an amazing dinner. The food, atmosphere, and service were all outstanding. We will definitely be back!
Everything about our dinner tonight was outstanding. Everyone in our party LOVED the appetizers, food and dessert! The homemade pasta was fabulous! The antipasto, the burrato, each pasta dish (carbonara, amertriciano, penne vodka, ravioli) 5 stars!
This place was outstanding. Felt like we were in NYC at a little Italian place. Rita even walked over to our table to check on us. Can’t wait to go back.
Fantastic food and ambiance! Rita makes the whole experience great!
Loved it , food amazing, service amazing, overall experience was fabulous!
Delicious meal, excellent service !
The food was excellent!
The service was beyond reproach and the manager/ chef is a gem.
This place is a must and high on the FAV LIST
This place has been outperforming for years. If they were of a mind, they could hire a PR agency and eat Stagioni’s lunch. But they do it old school, so you only know if you know.
We went with another couple to celebrate a birthday! Our waiter was friendly and very professional! The food is always delicious!! Have never had a bad meal!
Our second visit, totally different from our first in 2017. The 2017 visit is remembered as great food, good service, and a great atmosphere. This visit? Not so much. The waiter started off bad when I ordered an Americano, when he asked if we wanted a pre-dinner cocktail. Instead of an iced Campari, vermouth and soda, he brought a hot Americano coffee. My wife's veal was tough, and my special, the Mahi-mahi, was not special at all. Actually kind of bland. Wished I would have ordered the pasta. Disappointing.
Delicious food and impeccable service. We will return.
Fantastic experience celebrating my dads 80th birthday!! Service was amazing as was the food! Had the lobster pasta special with house-made fettuccine. Incredible!
Dolce is our go-to for all special family occasions. Thank you for making it such a special experience!!!
Fabulous place! Wonderful food and the best service!
The food and service were great! A very nice, convenient neighborhood spot. We’ll definitely be back!
Family owned restaurant with delicious pasta and relaxed, but nice, atmosphere.
Lovely little Italian restaurant with outstanding service and delicious food. They had a feature dish in addition to a feature daily homemade pasta. Excellent quality and excellent service. I will be back!
Dolce is one of my favorite restaurants in Charlotte and will be a go-to date night spot for my boyfriend and me. Incredible service, delicious food, and intimate, romantic setting.
A great find! The homemade pasta is made fresh every day. Hilda visited us at our table to visit and make sure evening was great!
Rita's dishes are creative and delicious. Best Italian food I have had north of Miami.
Best italian restaurant in Charlotte!! Everything is delicious and fresh. Service is great every time too.
Food is amazing!!!
Wonderful as always. Food is terrific. Deserts are the bomb. Always take out of town guests here. Highly recommend
1st Time going for Lunch. Still AMAZING!
Great Service. Very taste food!
The atmosphere, service and food were excellent. We have been there before, and no doubt will return.
We hadn't been there in a while and I'm wondering why not. The food was terrific, our waiter's wine recommendation was spot on, and the service terrific. We'll become regulars again.
Very good homemade pasta dishes in a small quaint restaurant.
Great service, excellent appetizer, dinner and dessert.
Best restaurant and staff ever but dont tell anyone
Another great meal at Dolce! Ate on their expanded porch area which was quite nice. Food was great; had the caprese salad and fish special along with the penne ala vodka. Everything was delicious and we’ll be back again soon!
Excellent mesl and service for our anniversary!
I waited tables in little italy. This is one of the Best Italian Restaurants in Charlotte
Very small restaurant, however the service was great, and food was awesome!!!
Consistent, excellent Italian food and service. Always a guarantee ....never a worry. One of the best kept secrets in Dilworth.
Splendid experience! The service from Vincent was as excellent as Rita’s pasta and attention to detail in her restaurant. Her spicy bolognese is the best I’ve ever had.
Food and service were top notch.
Rita is one of the best Italian chefs in Charlotte. Her food & attention to detail is fantastic! We unfortunately had either a new or poor waitress. She came back at least on 3 occasions to have us repeat our orders which made for a somewhat confusing evening. Also the drinks were not made correctly which is becoming a trend.
I feel bad mentioning these last 2 things because we love the food so much, but it should be known.
Dolce Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Dolce Ristorante also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 332-7525.
Dolce Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 821 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.