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About Caffe Dolce
Caffè Dolce at 500 Brooks Street, Missoula.
Caffè Dolce features fine dining with informal flare. In the heart of a historic Missoula neighborhood, Caffè Dolce features seasonal contemporary Italian menus with a focus on quality ingredients.
Dolce’s wine bar features a potent old-world-wine list, showcasing a stunning collection of artisanal wine makers from Italy, France, and Spain. The beer menu features local and regional, and worldly craft beers.
Think of us before dinner as well. Fresh baked goods, light breakfast offerings and an Italian coffee bar are served in the morning. Lunch is served from the counter throughout the afternoon. House-made gelato rounds out the offering. Brunch served all day Sunday. Kids welcome. Seasonal patio.
Missoula, MT 59801
Italian, Contemporary European
Hours of Operation:
Open Monday-Friday 7am
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 10:45 AM, Saturday 8:00 AM - 10:45AM, Sunday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Brunch: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Lunch: Monday- Saturday: 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Saturday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Friday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
(406) 830-3055 ext. 3
Parking lot to the South of the building off of Brooks Street.
Street parking around the block of the restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
Our semi-private dining room seats up to sixteen.
We can also section off part of our primary dining room for larger parties.
Dining room buyout can accommodate up to 100. Readily available Sunday evenings.
Private Party Contact:
Emilie Loran: (406) 830-3055 ext. 3
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Caffe Dolce Ratings and Reviews
The food is good, but not great, and it's pricey. There was a special Middle Eastern chef event, which is why we went, but the menu was very limited and meat-heavy, so as a vegetarian, I didn't have a lot of choices. Also, the reservation was for 3 people, and all 3 of us were there, and the hostess took us to a table for ... 2. Hmmm.
We have dined at Dolce much less often as the quality of the dishes grew spotty even as the prices went up. This time all was quite good, though.
One peeve all the same: many favorites of mine have disappeared over time from the Dolce menu, such as roasted chicken, squid ink pasta, and a pasta with mussels. Even a particularly good green salad is gone.
Caffe Dolce was a pleasant surprise. We were passing through town and drove about 12 miles to get to the restaurant. We were not dosappointed. We sat outside, the weather was perfect. The food was delicious. We had the Seafood Fusilli, Garden Salad, Caesar Saland with Anchovies, and Pasta Amatriatrana ( they were kind enough to make the sauce without pancetta). A chocolate dessert too. We had a nice bottle of Sangiovese, but upon reading the menu further we saw "featured" wine, also Sangiovese, that we would have ordered had we seen it. However, the owner gave us all a little taste, and we were happy with both wines. Good find!!
Excellent food. Server was attentive. Only dislike was hostess. We had resi (family if four) and asked for a table outside. We were on time for our resi, maybe a couple minutes early. She said not available. Then after we were seated inside she proceeded to seat a couple with no resi at a four top outside. They checked in right before us. Family hater? Who knows. We did not say anything. Then when we wanted to pay and she was nearby us, we asked if could give her our cc and bill. She looked put off. I fail to understand why great restaurants hire hostesses with an attitude.
Very comfortable, good salads, bucatini dish attractive but not special. Wine list is overprice but most wines are unique and less popular vineyards. Easy way to keep markup high.
Not impressed, after hearing so much about this place. Wanted it to be more, much more.
In a word, Fabulous! We drove 3 hours to have a birthday meal at Cafe Dolce and it was worth every mile! The food is fresh, creative, and hand made. There is a great wine list, and a variety of choices on the menu using local products. Service was also excellent with a very friendly, well trained person. The decor in Cafe Dolce is also one of its great attractions with beautiful Frescos on the ceiling, and ceramic mosaics on the floor. The lighting is soft, not too bright which enhances the ambiance of the place. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a delicious, beautifully served meal. It is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
Have been to Caffe Dolce on several occasions when visiting Missoula. We miss the old menu--this one is almost too "creative" for our tastes, but still tasty. Has always been noisy, so not a really good place to go if you want to have deep conversations, but a happy, upbeat atmosphere with reasonably good food & drink.
This is a great place. We were there last year when we were in Missoula, and decided to try it again this year. The main (and only) disappointment was that the tirimisu which we absolutely loved last year was unavailable this time. Bummer! But we still recommend the place.
Caffe Dolce is one of our favorite restaurants. The noise level inside is often quite 'vibrant' due to the high ceilings and lack of anything to absorb sound. In good weather we choose to eat on the patio which is lovely. That was the case for this visit. Service this time was a little slow, but I think the kitchen was slow due to the big crowd; no problems at all with our personable Aussie waiter, new to Missoula. We weren't in a hurry and enjoyed every leisurely part of our meal. The flavors and textures in the two pasta dishes we ordered (fusilli with crab and grapefruit and the freeform lasagna with morrells and gremolata) were outstanding! Of course, we will be back!
Beautiful place, different flavors from different dishes very well done. Great wine list and lots of different beer. Wonderful in the summertime, with outside seating and lots of fresh air. Breakfast and brunch are always excellent, and cute waitresses, all in all a very interesting and fun place to eat at. We'll be back for sure.
Visiting from San Francisco. Read great reviews. My husband and I shared a mushroom pizza, Bolognese pasta and spring vegetable bowl. It was very fresh and the papardelle pasta was definitely homemade however the red sauce was far too lemony! The pizza was good but not great. My favorite dish was the fresh spring verge dish! our waiter was a bit of a snob, made us feel like everything she did for us was a favor, and she took away from the experience completely ! Nothing to do with her tattoos and piercings knows… Totally used to seeing that from San Francisco, but her attitude stunk! Be careful who you hire!
I have been going to CD since it opened. It originally was a moderately priced pasta type of restaurant. A couple of months ago they changed chefs and drastically knocked down the pasta and pizza portion of the menu. While the menu broadened the prices have gone way up. This is no longer your nice weekly go out and enjoy a meal location. Moving up to a special occasion restaurant. Beyond the cost of meals, the wine prices have jumped while the pour is shorter. Combined I think this reflects the smaller number of diners at CD.
Service was awesome, and atmosphere wonderful! The food was delicious and presented well. Portion size was perfect. We ate outside on a beautiful evening, the noise level was low considering being on a corner of two popular streets. Our waitress was kind, sweet, and funny. It was our anniversary and they helped us celebrate in style!
We had been looking forward to dining at Cafe Dolce since we had received a gift certificate for our anniversary. The waitress was definitely not interested in us (wait staff was great) but the food was over priced for the value. We had the antipasto plate, moderate, margarita pizza, sucky and the brussels sprouts great.
I love and have always loved the food at Cafe Dolce. The service this last time was almost bad enough to make me want to never return. Our waitress was at our table a total of three times throughout the entire meal, once to take our drink order, once to take our food order and once to pick up our plates. When we only ordered water to drink there was an instant change in her attitude, as it most likely cut our total bill by about half. When she brought our final bill at the end, she perked up again and was very friendly. Overall, our experience was disappointing, as this has always been one of my favorite spots to eat in Missoula and I recommend people go there often. I've always had nothing short of stellar service there so maybe it was an off night or a new server.
I was with a party of 5. Things started well with a very kind and accommodating hostess who finagled a perfect table on short notice for the elderly members of our group.
However, all of our dishes were extremely over-salted. An amateur mistake that ruined an interesting menu and otherwise nicely-cooked meals. To make matters worse, all service staff disappeared once our entrees were served, leaving us very thirsty and with empty water glasses for the whole meal.
Caffe Dolce has always been one of my favorite places in Missoula. However, our last time eating there was disappointing. New menu is not what it used to be, and the food was good but not great like I've come to expect of this place. Still a great beer/wine list though.
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