Dolce Ristorante

4.8
821 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.


What 821 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
ambience
4.7
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ilovefood
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food Rita prepares is fabulous!

JA
JamesA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem. Best veal in the country. Rita, manager-chef rocks.

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vipMaryT
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

JG
JerseyGirl
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

JB
JoeB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and ambiance! Rita makes the whole experience great!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it , food amazing, service amazing, overall experience was fabulous!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, excellent service !

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seanb
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipDickF
Charlotte
38 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
53 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and impeccable service. We will return.

CL
CLTUptowner
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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vip57mgaman
Charleston
298 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place! Wonderful food and the best service!

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MeghanM
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were great! A very nice, convenient neighborhood spot. We’ll definitely be back!

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Elli
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family owned restaurant with delicious pasta and relaxed, but nice, atmosphere.

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vipgoing2dinner
18 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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viplibbie
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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vipjpc1040
Charlotte
41 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rita's dishes are creative and delicious. Best Italian food I have had north of Miami.

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vipNoha
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best italian restaurant in Charlotte!! Everything is delicious and fresh. Service is great every time too.

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vipIleneR
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing!!!

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vipVinceN
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Food is terrific. Deserts are the bomb. Always take out of town guests here. Highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st Time going for Lunch. Still AMAZING!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great Service. Very taste food!

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FrankP
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, service and food were excellent. We have been there before, and no doubt will return.

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vipSteveC
Charlotte
77 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ChrisH
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good homemade pasta dishes in a small quaint restaurant.

DN
vipDenNick
Charlotte
36 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great service, excellent appetizer, dinner and dessert.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant and staff ever but dont tell anyone

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CLTUptowner
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JohnR
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent mesl and service for our anniversary!

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bobbyf
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I waited tables in little italy. This is one of the Best Italian Restaurants in Charlotte

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Uccella
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very small restaurant, however the service was great, and food was awesome!!!

EH
ErinH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent, excellent Italian food and service. Always a guarantee ....never a worry. One of the best kept secrets in Dilworth.

JC
vipJasonC
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were top notch.

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Ilovefood
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

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.

FAQs

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.