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

What an amazing experience! Thank you so much to the outstanding staff to make this birthday celebration a success! Xoxo

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Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Do not order the cheese wheel pasta. Might look cool but it’s not good. Doesn’t help that it also costs $36!!!!! 🤯🤯

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to Dolce Riviera many times and the service is always excellent. This time we had “J” as our server. She did not miss a beat. Excellent experience!

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, awesome food, great service!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic dining experience! Great ambiance, excellent service, and a delicious meal. I ordered the gnocchi and my mom had the linguine all’s pescatore. Both were delicious and the portions were appropriately sized, leaving room for dessert! Already recommended it to a friend. Would like to go back for happy hour and enjoy the beautiful patio next time.

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

They would not take a special order-we had someone allergic to onions and they removed the onions and charged us for vegetables added to the dish. They also insisted we order everything at once-stated chef insists on this and no substitutions. We have this restaurant a second chance after a previous lousy meal. The manager gave us his card instead of removing the offensive extra charge for a substitution. We won’t go back. Terribly disappointing!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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Austin
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. Food was exceptional and the atmosphere was fun and relaxed. Highly recommended

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DF
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Great brunch and atmosphere! Definitely dine on patio.

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PY
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

We have been to Dolce Riviera several times and we have always been very happy with the food and the service. Unfortunately, we had a miserable experience on our last visit. While the food was once again very good, it was overwhelmed by the appalling service we received. It was as if our table was invisible. We waited 1 1/2 hours for our food and despite repeated requests to the wait staff for an update as to when we would receive our food, we were told nothing. When we finally received our food, we were told that it was because their computer was down and they had to put our order in manually and that is why it took so long. We do not put any credence in this excuse as everyone around us got their food on a timely basis. The silver lining in the evening was that the manager learned about our situation and handled our bill in a fair and reasonable manner. As a result of the manager's actions and our based favorable experiences at Dolce Riviera, we will give the restaurant another try. However, if our visit last Saturday night had been our first visit to the restaurant, we would never return to Dolce Riviera based upon the terrible experience we had.

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W
Atlanta
73 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very good, excellent experience from start to finish. Highly recommend! Make sure the woman you’re with is as special as the experience.

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MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the atmosphere at the restaurant was very nice/trendy. Lot of variety of choices on the menu which was good.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was excellent - the red snapper and branzino are delicious and the service was mostly spot on. Weirdly though, two of us ordered the snapper special but cooked differently. They brought out only one plate of sides for the two orders and then sloppily divided them into two messy plates, even going so far as to cut one of the three asparagus spears in half so we could each have 1 1/2. 😳My plate looked as if someone had been eating from it. This is out of character for Dolce Riviera, but worth bringing to their attention.

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Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 5

I struggle giving this place a bad review... but our server for the night left me no choice!! I can not believe that people can sit for over three hours and constantly have to flag down a server for any form of attention. It was happy hour, she offered no happy hour suggestions. We were regularly reordering orders that we’d have to flag and wave her down every. single. time

The ambiance is amazing, literally feel like I’m hanging out in st tropez. We didn’t order any food, probably bc our server never offered! Look forward to trying again and perhaps having a different server!

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KM
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I’ve had Dolce Riviera on my list for quite some time and I’m disappointed I haven’t been sooner. Cool beachy vibe. I felt like I was in Cali. Upbeat music. We went for brunch, everyone loved their meal and cocktails. Seems like it would be a good place for a late happy hour.

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G
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 5

Valet parking is a disaster. DJ is not needed for a quiet enjoyable brunch on Sunday.

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Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Slow service and not good at keeping reservations. We waited 30 min to be seated even with reservation. Food and ambience is great

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food and atmosphere was good but the waiter was not attentive. Never checked on drinks (they were not good) or food. WAY too hot in the restaurant.

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AS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can’t beat the atmosphere and authentic food! Perfect for date night or any night !

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HO
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing! We enjoyed every bit that we had from food to drinks. Thank you!

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JH
Austin
51 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and atmosphere!!!!

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JV
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Andrew was a great waiter. The som knew the challenging wine list. Great atmosphere both in and out

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OT
Dallas
42 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Genuine, well presented Italian with superior service and atmosphere.

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LG
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In a state with so many steakhouses we wanted something different. Dolce Riviera is Italian with an open air feeling. We had the rack of lamb and it was terrific. We're glad we went there.

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CF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Sitting in the outdoor section during nice weather is a must! Service is great and I love the complimentary bread, cheese, and olives! The lasagne is incredible!

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KS
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

This restaurant has so much potential to be great but it misses the mark on food. Granted it was mother's day brunch so we didn't get the full menu. I've been there for dinner and it was good. I will revisit to test again. I do not recommend sitting in a banquette. The cushions will suck you in and I had to sit on a pillow (aka booster seat) to feel comfortable...fyi I'm 5'10" I also feel we had one of the worst tables in the restaurant; right by the walkway and staff needed to get by. I made my reservation weeks in advance and I would have expected a better table (on the patio). The service was ok, our waitress was very nice but she seemed to be off a little...kept pouring water even though I paid for sparkling but she definitely made up for it and brought us new drinks both times. My food came out nearly 5 minutes after my two guests. And I had to wait for parmesan and pepper for my Bolognese. My two guests had eggs benedict (one lobster and one prosciutto). I tried both and can't say I was blown away by either. My bolognese was good though. Pasta was cooked perfectly but the meat sauce wasn't my fave. But, I will give them another shot because I love the ambiance.

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M
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The LA CONCA D'ORO salad was delicious. Interesting pistachio dressing on the side. We had the branzino fish wrapped in parchment paper - so light and lemony. We also had the LINGUINE MARE & MONTI - fantastic sauce with crabmeat and a variety of mushrooms. Husband had the RISOTTO ALL MILANESE CON OSSOBUCO and raved about it. Lovely sitting on the patio. Not too noisy.

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D
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, as always. I love veggie frittata, and the spaghetti pomodoro is delicious, my grandchildren love it.

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f
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time I have been to Dolce Riviera. The first time was outstanding and the second did not disappoint. We arrived a bit later in the evening and told our waiter that we would like to enjoy the dinner and not rush through things. He paced the dinner wonderfully. Suggested a slightly lower cost bottle of Super Tuscan (which was terrific). The food was plated wonderfully and very tasty. While we did not have room for dessert (because the portions are sizable), the manager and our waiter sent over two complimentary glasses of champagne to top off the night. Overall, an outstanding evening and we will surely return.

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JS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had salads and pasta dishes. Both were good and so was the wine by the glass.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Alysa was fabulous.

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Naples
27 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought clients to the restaurant for dinner and it was a very nice experience. Food was fabulous and the service was impeccable. I will definitely return when I am back in Dallas. The only comment I would have is the DJ in the bar was playing the music so loud we couldn’t hear very well but once we moved into the dining room the music level and sound we’re perfect for conversation.

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LW
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Music was EXTREMELY loud!!

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RB
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! I’ve always enjoyed dinning here, comfortable and delicious.

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MG
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious lobster croissant. Very reasonable prices.

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m
Dallas
44 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had friends in town and took them to Dolce Riviera because it is always beautiful and the food is outstanding. We started with calimari and shrimp that were cooked perfectly. My husband and i are not big eaters so we shared the ravioli with butternut squash filling. It had the perfect combination of flavors. Not a wasted bite. The service is very traditional with the waiter serving the food from a serving plate to your dinner plate. Very nice and personal. We love it! I was only disappointed that the overhead patio cover could not be retracted that night. Broken maybe?

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AK
London
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with incredible food and service. Enjoyed the experience!

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T
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute perfection.

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CO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant in terms of food, service, and atmosphere. I had the seared tuna and it was absolutely perfect!! My only suggestion for improvement is signage. It was difficult to see from the street level and we had a guest who drove by it several times, unable to find it. It's a little hidden gem, but once you find it - it's SO worth the search.

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SL
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

One of the best ambiances in Dallas, but unfortunately I'm always surprised at how poor the rest of the experience is here. Will likely be our last visit.

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