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Dolce Italian - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Dolce Italian - Philadelphia

4.4
4.4
113 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Capturing the timeless spirit of Fellini’s 1960’s Rome, Dolce Italian truly brings ‘la dolce vita’ to life with its effortless charm and approachable sophistication. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with house-made pastas, Neapolitan-style pizzas, and other signature Italian dishes.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today
Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (215) 608-3000
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Book your Holiday celebrations with us! Offering a special feast of the 7 fishes dinner this Holiday season. Dolce Italian offers both private and semi private events.Please email ekeddie@dolceitalianrestaurant.com for more details.
  • Private party contact
    our Private dining coordinator : (215) 608-3000
  • Neighbourhood
    Center City
  • Parking Details
    Valet available in front of W Philadelphia (next door).
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

What 113 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia County

    Good for business meals

  • Philadelphia County

    Good for groups

  • Philadelphia

    Good for business meals

  • Philadelphia

    Good for groups

  • Philadelphia

    Great for fine wines

113 Reviews
  1. Ellen

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first visit and we were very pleasantly surprised. Justin was one of the BEST waiters we have ever experienced...attentive, knowledgeable and very friendly. The manager (I assume) stopped by to make sure everything was fine, too. The food was excellent and plentiful! We could have made a meal of the salad alone. The veal was superb and the truffle ravioli was also very, very good.

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  2. stephaniek

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent meal & great service ! Will definitely be back

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fixed menu was decent and the food came out hot. Would be interested to try the full menu

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  4. AnnL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly and attentive staff. The food was prepared well and very tasty.

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  5. DanaD

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for a pre-show dinner on a Saturday night (6pm reservation). The restaurant was pretty empty but it was starting to fill up as we were leaving. The food was good, the servers attentive...would definitely go again!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to Dolce Italian for the first time during restaurant week. The beer salad and salmon were delicious.

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  7. cxk13

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful new lunch place for the city in addition to its cocktail game. Excellent truffle ravioli and generous salad Bartender super helpful😊

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  8. AnnetteB

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Italian food in a diner-like setting. Perfect spot to grab a lunch hour meal (instead indteadofquick service)

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  9. EbonyeW

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was exceptional. All staff was respectful and attentive.

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  10. Happy

    Atlantic City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place right by City Hall. Interesting section of food and nice offering of specials

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ! Music was a little loud but service was good & food was good.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Lee was fantastic and the food was on point!

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  13. ShaneH

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a private room in the back. Facility, Food and Services was great.

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  14. Robben

    Philadelphia

    67 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a reservation for a morning business breakfast. Waited 10 minutes for anyone even to notice we were waiting to be seated. While watching a table anxiously waiting for their bill to leave. Another table got up to get something on their own. And 2 tables waving for the waiter. Food was underwhelming and coffee strong burned taste. Never again. I was surprised considering it is in the W.

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  15. GMCccc

    Philadelphia

    88 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The dining room is pretty, modern but the noise level is as bad as it gets due to hard walls, floor, and ceiling. No soft surfaces that don’t reflect sound. Hard to converse with our guests. Food was moderately tasty but not delicious and portions often quite small, perhaps it was restaurant week. Tuna crudo- a small portion- tuna was not tasty, but the accompaniments were. The roasted salmon was not exceptional- not marinated, so basically cooked salmon- grilled would have been tastier. The accompaniments were also not especially tasty- OK, but not exceptional. Service was not especially attentive.

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  16. GregoryM

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the bronzini, salmon, and the delicious appetizer of prosciutto and melon. Food was very good to excellent. Service was also excellent and the noise level was very tolerable (we ate at prime time on Friday). Even the bathrooms were clean and beautiful. We will be back.

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  17. TiaP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience was amazing!! I plan on returning again soon!!

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  18. FrancescaD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The noise wasn’t the fault of anyone that works there. A group of about 7 women didn’t know how to act in a public setting. I loved everything about this place and Justin was phenomenal!

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  19. Brooke

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for restaurant week and the food was amazing!

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  20. LeTava

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great, food, service and ambiance!

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  21. SallyH

    Caribbean

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice spot to grab a bite before a show downtown. Smaller portion sizes but I liked not getting overstuffed.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10 person reservation. The best experience ever! Great service and food. This will be a new regular spot for us!!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food, service tried to push buying wine onto me and my partner a bit too much, though.

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  24. JenniferP

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The buffet was only ok for the price and there was a wiry hair in my daughters eggs. The first time we went up to the buffet everything was empty! It was a $300 breakfast that was truly disappointing and overpriced. Plus the waiter was missing in action.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    It was ok, but we dont really like brunch, but anyway we tried

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  26. JaimeF

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great, but food wasn’t even good. Bronzino had no taste. Drinks were good, but no one at our table was impressed by their meal. Disappointing experience. I expected much more based on other reviews. We won’t be back.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Family Breakfast! Great experience!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! Staff was receptive and kind! By far a favorite restaurant of mine!

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  29. TaraW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Like the other reviews said service is terrible. Made us wait 30 minutes past our reservation for a table. Food was like cafeteria quality. I won’t be returning.

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  30. Coco

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The only negative thing I can say is the service. The hostess greeted us and the first thing she said was your table wont be ready for another 20 minutes because we only have one server. Being in the restaurant business, it is better to just say your table will be ready shortly. Telling the customer you only have one server starts the meal off in a very negative way. On the positive side the spinach ravioli was excellent, some of the best I've had in a long time

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  31. Awtumnskids2

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were texted 3 times and called 1 time to make sure we were coming. We had to wait 10 minutes for our reservation. First course-meatballs served, no offering of cheese and presented w no utensils (wait 5 minutes). Meatballs had great flavor very dense. Wait 25 minutes for 2nd course-salmon. It was yum, portion was small. Another at least 25 minutes for dessert. 3rd course- ricotta cheese cake. Tiny but good. We were at the restaurant an hour and 50 minutes. Way too long. Would not return

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    went for resteraunt week, and will definitely go back !

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  33. Stefane84

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    It took over 30 mins for our food to come out. The food taste horrible. The drinks were good. Small gnats were flying around my plate so I didn’t want it anymore. And the noise was loud from the bar because the eagles game was on

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing- the food, vibe. service. 10/10

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  35. jules

    Philadelphia

    104 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great, went for Restaurant Week - food was good but didn't make me want to come back for anything specific. Soace is open and clean, a little Retro. Italian/Modern American type of menu. Good value for Restaurant Week, not sure if I would pay full price for the experience.

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  36. FrankR

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    If you’re craving an Italian meal Stay Away. Nice bar to have drinks

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  37. Chris

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent. Food quality fine.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    When we arrived they were running behind so our reserved table wasn’t ready yet. We found seats at the bar and the bartenders seem to ignore us. I am hoping it had nothing to do with us being black lesbians because it’s suppose to be LGBTQ friendly. I finally got someone’s attention. We got 2 drinks and they were good. We were then seated and the server was soooo nice and attentive to us. We had an appetizer from their New Year’s menu and dinner and dessert from their original dinner menu. The appetizer was good until we got to the center. It was frozen. I can’t remember the name of it but I have a picture of what was left with the frozen pieces on my plate. I didn’t send it back or said anything bc I don’t believe in sending food back. For dinner, I got the roasted salmon with the rosemary potatoes and my wife got the truffled spinach ricotta ravioli with brussels sprouts. Everything about dinner was great but the potatoes. They were extremely hard and dry with no flavor. The dessert was good as well. I got the BOMBOLONI and my wife got the TORTA AL CIOCCOLATO. I have attached pics of everything.

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  39. MattyD

    Greater Boston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was fantastic

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  40. JoeS

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great staff, I would highly recommend.

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FAQs

Dolce Italian - Philadelphia is rated 4.4 stars by 113 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Dolce Italian - Philadelphia

1439 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19110

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Center City
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet available in front of W Philadelphia (next door).
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (215) 608-3000
  • Private party facilities
    Book your Holiday celebrations with us! Offering a special feast of the 7 fishes dinner this Holiday season. Dolce Italian offers both private and semi private events.Please email ekeddie@dolceitalianrestaurant.com for more details.
  • Private party contact
    our Private dining coordinator : (215) 608-3000
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