Dolce Riviera

4.6
729 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had such a great time! Our server was fantastic she was so helpful with the menu and had great suggestions! Food was amazing!

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RH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was spectacular (Bolognese, Risotta Ossa Buco, Rigatoni with Lobster) and reasonably priced. Glass of Chardonnay was a little pricey. Service was best ever. Everyone was friendly and helpful.

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S
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, but too loud.

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CL
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Dolce Riviera has great service, but the food is not as good as the service. We ordered the carpacio salad with truffle and it came without truffle. I send it back and the excuse was "there was confusion in the kitchen." The lamb I got was decent but largely flavorless. The patio area looks fun and would be good for non-foodie groups.

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MM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Slow service, wait staff coughing and sneezing, undercooked (not al dente) pasta. Wonderful atmosphere. Beautiful finish outs. Cool bar.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Great customer service, and awesome food!!!!!

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FI
Dallas
83 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated Friends from out of town.
Service, meal & atmosphere were
Great...as always.

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J
Dallas
81 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place - amazing service - mediocre food. This was our 3rd trip to Dolce Riviera, a place I want to love. Very pretty, chic location in uptown. Great bar, beautiful patio. My wife, son, and I had dinner. Service was just incredible - best I've had at any restaurant, regardless of price, in years. Drinks were great. Food, well that's another matter. Octopus starter was tasty but a bit tough, but the best of the dishes. Entrees were simply overpowered by butter and cheese. My wife had a fettucine with mushrooms, but the pasta was undercooked (not al dente - less than that). My son's risotto seemed like it was half cheese - just overwhelming. My dish was the special - basically ravioli containing beef cheek with pine nuts. Pretty, imaginative. The ravioli and pine nuts went well together. The meat was very tasty. Again, however, too much butter and melted cheese - overwhelmed the dish. If they could tweak the menu and preparation, this place could really be spectacular, but it's not there yet.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Atmosphere was amazing.
Overly priced Italian food- very salty and not that good all. Bday dessert was awesome . Bruta app was delish . Overly priced wines too - not good either .

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JB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is always amazing at Dolce! Service is top notch (Pepe is the best), food is mind blowing, and the ambience is both relaxing and beautiful! The pappardelle al cacao and gnocchi al tartufo are must haves. I was sad to see they don’t have the arancini on their menu anymore though.

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Miami
33 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our NYE dinner was absolutely spectacular! Service and ambiance were top notch. Great Jazz band created a sophisticated vibe, very upscale dining feel. Food was nothing shy of a great Michelin starred restaurant. Desserts was not up to par with rest of the menu, but still creative and fairly tasty.

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LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner here on New Year’s Eve. The food was authentic and delicious, and this is the perfect spot for a special occasion.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was great!!!

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

We were terribly disappointed in our Christmas Eve dinner. We were told when we booked our reservation that there would be live music, which there wasn’t, the service was slow, my salmon had clearly been sitting out too long after being cooked, the wrong entree was served to another in our group, and generally the food was ok at best, and this all cost a fortune.

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is thoughtful and well presented. The food is great - you can taste the house made difference in the pasta.

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P
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, everything was wonderful - the food, the service & the ambiance

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SB
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extensive wine list. Wonderful bottle complimented a fresh Sicilian salad and a bowl of pasta. I’d definitely return to this spot — looking forward to enjoying an Aperol spritz when the weather is better.

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AZ
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a fantastic first experience for dinner. The food was fantastic.

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JM
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early and the restaurant was able to sit us with little wait. We started with CARPACCIO DI BRESAOLA CON TARTUFO. It was delicious! My wife and I both had ravioli. The pasta is home made and taste like it was flown in from Italy. The service was attentive to our needs. We did not feel rushed and we both talked about going back again.

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LF
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Dolce Riviera for a date night, and it was absolutely lovely. Great ambiance, excellent food, and outstanding service. Would be great for a romantic dinner or a cozy happy hour at their outdoor bar.

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P
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Special pasta with truffles was at a shocking price when the bill arrived. We should have asked. The truffles really did not add to the taste of the relatively bland pasta.
The appetizers were great though. The service was excellent!

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TB
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, great service! I thought the food was overpriced for what was served. The Risotto was divine but for $38.00 (and that was all you got) was to expensive. Be prepared to spend $$.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

I’m unsure if it was where we were seated, but our waiter wasn’t attentive, I had to ask for a drink and the check.

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L
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. In order to get to a concert on time, we rushed our waiter. He didn't bat an eye and made sure our meal moved along at a quick pace. We can't wait to go back and enjoy a more leisurely meal! Highly recommend!

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JD
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I highly recommend Dolce Riviera. Had our first meal there prior to Elton John concert. The cuisine was outstanding, beautifully presented, and delicious. There are only three Italian Restaurants that I’ve found in Dallas that provide food that is to my liking. Dolce Riviera is now one of them. The service was professional and attentive. I am returning later this week for a 2nd round, as there are so very many dishes on their menu which I want to taste.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very disappointing compared to our experience about a year ago which was phenomenal...not sure but would seem to be a change in management. Could not believe what a ripoff the pasta special was...$60 for a small portion of pasta with butter sauce and a little bit of white truffle that came out cold upon arrival...compared to the wagyu beef carpaccio with white truffle at $30...the pasta was unbelievably overpriced!! Doubt we will be back.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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M
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Have been here several times but this occasion was not pleasant. Luckily had great company to not make wait time so bad. We ordered appetizer and meal after being seated for 30 minutes. Both plates arrived at same time one hour after ordered.

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Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Muy mala la comida y el servicio, una pena nuestra visita a Dolce Riviera. Nuestra visita era por su costoleta milanese y 10 minutos después de haber ordenado nos llegó a decir un capitán que ya ni había, la pasta que según ellos estaba al dente estaba cruda, nos mandaron dos postres de la casa que ni probamos y nos los trataron de cobrar.
Terrible experiencia tengan cuidado.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, wonderful waiter, excellent food

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best brunch spots in Dallas. Went there for a birthday and it did not disappoint.

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F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Terrible service from a restaurant that we used to love. After notifying the waiter of an allergy and asking for options from the chef he walked backed to the order station, checked in with another table then came back with two items on the menu that could be modified having never talked to the kitchen staff. We ordered one of the two options plus a side of pasta with oil, grated cheese and pepper. Our food was delivered to the wrong table, taken back to the kitchen and redelivered to ours a few minutes later - cold. The side of pasta was a no show. Asked the server to bring it, still no show. Flagged down the waiter and received pasta after the main was finished.

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Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

As always the food was fabulous but our service was horrible. We had to keep flagging down our waiter to
Place our order or to ask for things.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The service was subpar.

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CM
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I really enjoy the good food you offer, especially the gnocchi. Been there several times. The music was a bit loud this time so our party was unable to hear each other but overall the food and service was top notch!

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at Dulce celebrating our anniversary! The Truffle Gnocchi was the best gnocchi we have ever had. Perry our waiter was awesome. Ambience was spectacular. We will return!

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The worst overpriced pasta I've had... It's hard to go wrong with pasta as it's such a simple dish, all that's needed are fresh ingredients and it becomes fabulous. The problem with my order was that they over cooked things. I had a Gnocchi that was close to mush.

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PS
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The restaurant is beautiful but the music was too loud. The food was just OK and for $24 for a frittata I would have expected a whole lot more crab. The brunch is over priced. Service was spotty at best. I would not go back.

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TX
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Surprisingly slow service and food was delivered half cold. Not impressed.

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SS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

The food was the worst I have experienced in Dallas in YEARS. My wife and I ate here two years agi when they first opened - the food was fantastic. Fast forward two years later -- I bring a group of 8 people there on a Saturday night - I could have taken them to some Italian restaurant in a strip mall and had a better meal. Massively disappointing. Will never go back there.

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