Dolce Riviera

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Dolce Riviera is the seventh restaurant to open in the Harwood District of Dallas, Texas. View our upcoming events by visiting: www.dolceriviera.com/events.
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Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was delightful and the GM was very helpful on the wine selections...Food was amazing
I will be back

Dolce Riviera
Responded 6 days ago

Ciao Terri, it was such a pleasure to meet you and you had a very good eye for wine as well. Please come visit us anytime. We have a wine tasting coming up on September 24th if you are interested. Come try it out. Grazie mille. Giona - AGM

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Dallas. Lovely

Dolce Riviera
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. Look forward to having you back here at Dolce Riviera. We want to make sure we are always in your top 3 restaurants in Dallas. Giona - AGM

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience with Pepe!

Dolce Riviera
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. Look forward to having you back. Giona - AGM

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Austin
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brendan was amazing Server

Dolce Riviera
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. Look forward to having you back. We will make sure to tell Brendan you liked the service he provided. Giona - AGM

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MJ
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Traveling through Dallas and wanted something close to our hotel. We walked a few blocks to Dolce Riviera and absolutely loved the ambiance outside and in. Very comfortable seating inside (the outdoor dining was very busy and the retractable roof was open) and the host even gave our party of two a four-top table which was fantastic. The staff was very attentive from the first moment we arrived. Water service, drinks, silverware service, courses-all of it was timed perfectly. We opted for multiple small plate options and each of them were delicious. The eggplant parmesan was not-so-small, actually. Our salads, charcuterie tray and lobster ravioli were all fantastic. Highly recommend going for drinks or dinner. Bravo, Dallas-this one is a winner!

Dolce Riviera
Responded 6 days ago

Ciao MJH. It was such a pleasure to have you dine here at Dolce Riviera. We always strive for the best, I'm glad we hit all the marks. Please come visit us soon so we can do it all over again. There are so many choices to choose from and the new menu should go live in the next couple of weeks. Let me know when you come in so I can get you a nice glass of wine. Giona - AGM

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TW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Oscar is outstanding!!! He is makes everyone feel welcome and an expert on the dishes.

Dolce Riviera
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your kind review Thomas. Look forward to having you back here at Dolce Riviera. Oscar is a fantastic server and we make sure to tell him every day. Giona - AGM

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DB
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food and service were awesome! Unfortunately, we both felt a bit ill afterwards, but the food was so good I’d still go back haha

Dolce Riviera
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. Look forward to having you back Daniel. I'm sorry you didn't feel good. If you would like to tell me what you had I can make sure we keep an eye on that. Let me know when you come back so I can offer you a glass of wine. Giona - AGM

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TK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location for our 25th anniversary dinner.

Dolce Riviera
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your kind review TK. Look forward to having you back soon here at Dolce Riviera. Giona - AGM

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LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Reminds us of being at a great restaurant in Manhattan !!!👍👍👌🏻👌🏻

Dolce Riviera
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your kind review Lois. Look forward to having you back here at Dolce Riviera. Manhattan is where all of us Italian migrants come from so that probably gives it. Giona - AGM

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SJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance on patio with open air in September!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 9 September 2019

Ciao Silkie, thank you so much for your kind words and for coming to dine over at Dolce Riviera. It was a pleasure having you and we look forward to your next visit. Ciao Ciao. Giona - AGM

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1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

We ordered the Linguini alla Vongole and the Fettuccini Bolognese. The food was incredibly salty. I lost my appetite after a few bites. It was sickly; almost as if they dropped a can of salt in the sauce by accident. We informed our waiter. He had the dish made again but to no avail. We asked for the check and they said we did not have to pay since we did not like the food. Service could have been a little less pretentious. The main disappointment was the food. Would not recommend.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 6 September 2019

Hello, thank you for coming to dine with us. I'm sorry to hear you didn't like the food. We care about our guests so we always try to make it fair. I would definitely pass your feedback to the kitchen to make sure we checked the water for salt. It's not a common thing at all so I would love for you to come try us again soon, so we can show you what we can do. Giona - AGM

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The loud music was incredibly disappointing. Couldn’t have a conversation with friends.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 2 September 2019

Hello there, thank you for coming to dine with us. I'm sorry you found the music too loud, we could have fixed it right away for you. All our levels are adjustable. Please visit us again and we will cater to your preferences. Giona - AGM

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M
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was just a class evening. Cocktails outside before dinner. Great service at the table with a wonderful appetizer and an amazing dinner. The staff could not have been more helpful.
We have been there previously but not in awhile. We will return both soon and often.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 2 September 2019

Ciao Mike, thank you so much for coming to Dolce Riviera. I'm very happy to hear you had a fantastic time! That's what we try to achieve every day. Let me know when you come back next time and I'll get you a glass of wine. Giona - AGM

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 1 September 2019

Hello there, I'm sorry to see you didn't quite enjoy your experience. I would like to know where we miss the mark on celebrating your birthday. If you would like to talk further, I'll leave you my email in private. We always strive to achieve the best service possible and I would like for you to experience that next time you come in. Giona - AGM

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LR
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great for cocktails and then a nice dinner. Turkey reminded me of dining in Italy. Will go back again

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 2 September 2019

Ciao Larissa, thank you so much for coming to Dolce Riviera. I'm very glad you had a fantastic time with us. We look forward to having you again in the near future. Ciao Ciao! Giona - AGM

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MJ
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is just so charming and the decor is beautiful. The wait staff was very attentive, but not overly so. Would definitely go again and of course recommend it to my friends.
Thank you for a very pleasant meal.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 4 September 2019

Ciao Michele, thank you for coming to Dolce Riviera. It was a privilege having you and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. We are always here when you feel like having some great Italian food and a glass of wine. Giona - AGM

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Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the most enjoyable dining experiences in a longtime in Dallas. The hostesses were so nice, our table was fab but Andrew, our server, was outstanding! We are coming back for my birthday in Oct if not sooner!!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 1 September 2019

Hello there, thank you for coming to Dolce Riviera. It was a pleasure having you and I'm glad you had a fantastic experience. We will give props to Andrew for the great job. You are welcome back and hopefully we see you before October. Giona - AGM

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1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was wonderful!!!!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 1 September 2019

Hello there. Thank you so much for coming to Dolce Riviera. I'm glad you had a beautiful experience. Looking forward to having you back in our restaurant. Giona - AGM

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SY
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Table service very slow. Food and ambiance was excellent.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 1 September 2019

Hello Sam, thank you for coming to Dolce. I'm sorry to hear your service was slow. We will review that internally. I invite you back to try us again soon. Let me know when you come back into the door so I can welcome you personally. Giona - AGM

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P
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Although the service was excellent and decor very pretty the food was average and the price was ridiculous. $20 gin and tonic $22 for an above average glass of wine and for the price of the food I expected something much more memorable.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 1 September 2019

Ciao Patty, first of all thank you for coming to our beautiful restaurant. I'm sorry to hear your experience was mediocre. Usually wines in the range of 20 dollars or more are specifically selected and very good wines, I'm sorry you found it average. The gin and tonic at that range shocks me since unless you order Monkey 47, all the gins we carry are about $10. I would love to make it right for you if you tell me some more details about that order. Giona - AGM

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience!!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 26 August 2019

Ciao. Thank you so much for your kind words. We are looking forward to having you back at Dolce Riviera. Have a fantastic week in front of you. Giona - AGM

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A
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing ambiance, good food, our server for dinner was really great and so fun, and the hostesses were friendly. The bar before dinner was NOT good. Drinks were bad and service was hostile. Would not recommend pre-dinner drinks especially for the price.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 1 September 2019

Ciao Annie, thank you for coming to our restaurant. I'm glad you had a fantastic experience post bar, with staff and food. I'm sorry to hear that prior to that, we missed the mark. I'll look into it and fix what needs to be fixed. I look forward to having you back. Let me know when you come by so I can welcome you personally. Giona - AGM

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SS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

Service was terribly slow & not present most times. Bursts had no flavor & the risotto was over salted so much so that I couldn’t eat it. The patio is great though! Would go back to sit outside with a cocktail

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 1 September 2019

Hello Stacey, thank you for coming and I'm sorry you didn't have a fantastic experience. We are working hard on putting the service first and make it top notch. Next time I promise we won't miss the mark. Let me know when you come back so I can make it right for you. Giona - AGM

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LB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Outstanding ambience in the outdoor parts of the restaurant! Way too dark and noisy inside. Food was good but not memorable and certainly not up to the standards suggested by the price point. Fish dishes at $42 are very high, so the preparation should be exquisite and imaginative!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 1 September 2019

Hello Laura, thank you for coming to Dolce. Thank you so much for your feedback and I'll bring that information to the attention of the others. Please come visit again soon and let me know when you come back so I can welcome you in personally. Giona - AGM

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Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the most authentic Italian restaurants in Dallas. Both service and food were fantastic. Angelo the GM was incredibly friendly and helpful, suggesting an amazing bottle of wine from Puglia we had not considered. The truffle gnocchi is not to be missed. We will definitely be back, and looking forward to spending time on the patio this fall.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 1 September 2019

Ciao. Thank you so much for coming to Dolce and I'm glad you had a fantastic time. Thank you for choosing a wine from the region in Italy where I'm from. I think I remember talking to you about it. Then again, I'm glad you had a fantastic time and I hope to see you in the very near future. Giona - AGM

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Tha pasta was not high quality

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 23 August 2019

Hello there, thank you for coming to dine with us. I'm sorry you felt like the pasta wasn't as good as you thought. We make it all the pastas fresh every morning. We'll definitely look into that. If you would like to share your experience i'm going to provide you with my personal email. I would like for you to come again and give us another try soon. Giona - AGM

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SB
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

DR is always amazing! From the moment you valet and walk in, all of the staff is super attentive (i hadnt been in about 6 months and my waitress remembered me and came up and spoke), the ambiance is always AMAZING, and the menu remains the best. We were even treated to a complimentary desssert by the staff for our coworker and friends going away celebration! Remains on my dallas favorites list!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 22 August 2019

Ciao Seth, thank you for the kind words. We try to remember faces and names and I'm glad you were recognized when you walked in. Come on out again and let me know when so I can come say hi to the table and get you a nice limoncello. Giona -AGM

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CH
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

We have always been very pleased with this restaurant. This particular night all our food across the board was marginal. We sent one entree back.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 22 August 2019

Ciao Chris, thank you for being a regular. I'm sorry this time around we dropped the ball on the food. Please allow us to have another try. Let me know when you want to come out and we'll do something very special for you. Thank you. Giona - AGM

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

We were so excited to go for a family birthday. Unfortunately, service was poor. Our wait person didn’t ask my teenage children if they’d like anything to drink. She also never offered my husband a second drink from the bar ...his glass remained empty for more than an hour. Service was VERY slow. The gnocchi was very good but nothing else we ordered was great...overall a very disappointing experience and likely won’t be back to eat.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 19 August 2019

Hello there, it saddens me to hear about your experience at Dolce, especially since this is definitely not what we preach and how we want to operate. We will definitely go back to the training grounds with some individuals. I'm very glad you got to enjoy the gnocchi which I found delicious myself. I'm very confident that we can make your next visit great and give you the food you would love. Please let me know when you plan your next visit. Giona

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TO
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner was delicious! Our server Alyssa was amazing. She took great care of us. Loved every minute.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 19 August 2019

Ciao! Thank you for your kind words and we will make sure Alyssa know she did a good job. Come visit again, you know where to find us. Let's repeat the great experience. Giona

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1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was great!!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 17 August 2019

Hello there. Thank you so much for your kind words. Come again! Giona

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DC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service - delicious food!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 17 August 2019

Ciao Donna, thank you so much for your great feedback. Looking forward to seeing you soon! Giona

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic service. Food was incredible. All aspects of the dining experience came together to create an absolutely unforgettable evening.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 16 August 2019

Ciao. Thank you so much for your kind words. That's what we strive to accomplish every day. Looking forward to host your party again! Giona

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious as always! The gnocchi was superb!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 16 August 2019

Thank you for your kind review. I agree, gnocchi are delicious and the sauce makes you want more. Giona

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CB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was top rated! Everyone from Angelo the GM to our waiter Oscar! Thank you!
The complimentary Barrata, Yello Tomatoes and Balsamic Spheres to the Shaved Truffle Gnocchi! Yummy! Only thing I would have loved more is if the gnocchi was pan seared. I will definitely be returning. Go for the lunch if you want the $19 Power Lunch.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 16 August 2019

Ciao Claudine, thank you so much for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed our lunch. Power Lunch is such a great idea and it gives everything you need to have a fantastic day in front of you. Looking forward to having you back. Giona

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow! Amazing food! Everything tasted delicious and fresh!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 15 August 2019

Hello there, thank you so much for your kind words. Looking forward to having you back. Giona

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TG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was recommended to dine there by a friend and was very impressed with the menu selection, presentation and taste of the food, attention to detail and service.
Will bring guests and friends there again very soon.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 15 August 2019

Ciao Theresa, thank you so much for your kind words. We appreciate it. Bring your friends and let the party begin. Giona

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LS
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

This was truly a bizarre meal as far as the service was concerned. Our waiter had someone training with him (presumably? She wasn’t introduced but was there). We were the only table not to get bread until we asked, we didn’t have silverware until we asked, and honest to god didn’t get checked on once. Never got asked if we wanted another drink, never got asked how food was. They brought the bill and didn’t say a word. It was just straight up bizarre, terrible service.

It’s a shame, front of house seems great and we were watching other waiters attend to the other tables. Busboys were attentive. Seems like we got a lemon of a waiter who shouldn’t be in the service industry. But it was so bad and so strange that we won’t be back.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 11 August 2019

Hello there, I'm sorry to hear about your experience. I'm sorry that we dropped the ball this time around, we are definitely much better on a regular basis. I've already spoken to the team about this experience and I personally want to apologize for that. There's no excuse. I would like to win back your patronage and show you what we are all about. Please come see us soon. Giona

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took an out of state friend here for DFW Restaurant Week and it was more than we could of imagined! Delicious food and wine and great service!

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 15 August 2019

Hello there, thank you so much for your kind review. I'm glad you got to try us during Restaurant Week, since part of the profits go to people in need. Come visit us again. Giona

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JA
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Restaurant is beautiful with a great atmosphere, but 2 of the 4 entrees we ordered were quite poor. We will not go back.

Dolce Riviera
Responded on 15 August 2019

Hello Jamiel, I'm sorry to hear you didn't quite enjoy the food. We actually change the menu quite often based on season. Come visit soon and most likely we can find something you'll love. Giona

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