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.
Italian, Contemporary European
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00 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
$30 and under
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:
Selya Avila: 4068303055x3
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Caffe Dolce Ratings and Reviews
Had a wonderful dinner at Cafe Dolce to ...
Had a wonderful dinner at Cafe Dolce to celebrate Friday night! our server had great suggestions on the wine to perfectly compliment our meal. Hubby had the lamb burger and it was awesome! I had the morel and asparagus tagliatelle and loved it. This is always a solid choice in Missoula.
Interior layout is stunning. You feel li ...
Interior layout is stunning. You feel like you are in Italy. The food was very good. We had two of the pastas dishes -- both of which were outstanding.
Server was very attentive and knowledgable on the menu and wine list.
The wine list was nice, but I thought it was a bit overpriced. A couple of less expensive options would have been nice, especially those offered by the glass.
We enjoyed a nice double date one evenin ...
We enjoyed a nice double date one evening last week (July 2, 2016). The service was excellent---attentive and with smiles. We loved our lamb burgers as well as the charcuterie board. Thank you so much, Caffe Dolce!
Typically I love Caffe Dolce, but their ...
Typically I love Caffe Dolce, but their current summer menu is trying way too hard. They need some real appetizers that are accessible to a wide audience. I am an adventurous eater, but when you have a group of people, it would be nice to have at least a couple of items on the appetizer list that are more straightforward. The food I had was excellent, but I was not as impressed with the choices as I have been in the past.
It was a nice layout of the restaurant a ...
It was a nice layout of the restaurant and I'm glad I sat outside with the nice weather and where was a little less crowded...based on the prior reviews.
Don't go by the menu on open table as they change it up weekly and was dramatically different but they do small plate that falls under Italian or Mediterranean. The server was very helpful and timely.
Very fun! Been here several times and br ...
Very fun! Been here several times and brought out-of-town family members for this one. All were impressed by the huge wine list and loved our meals. The chef's choice vegetables were delicious and we loved that the portions weren't too big or too small. Great meal!
Delicious lamb ragu
My daughters paperadelle lamb ragu was plentiful and delicious!! Great comfort food. My pizza was good but a bit lacking on ingredients, and I prefer a thinner, crispier crust on a thin crust pizza. Always love going there but pizza wouldn't be my go to order.
Great for a business dinner
We had a very good corner table for our business dinner. The service was great, and the wine was very good. I didn't know that the menu had changed, and I was disappointed not to have the short ribs ragu, and the lamb ragu was a bit greasy. However, I am looking forward to trying more of the farm to table offerings next time in.
Since moving to Missoula, Cafe Dolce has ...
Since moving to Missoula, Cafe Dolce has become our go to for special occasions.
By night it is a Mediterranean restaurant. It has a lovely, romantic ambience, in spite of being a large space. Even when full the lighting etc, allows you to feel in your own little zone. The wine list is wonderful and all the waitstaff we have had so far have been knowledgeable, or, if not sure on one or the other, open and willing to ask and bring tasters if by the glass. I love that you can get quarter carafes when there is just the two of us.
By day it has cafe vibe, with lots of families, gelato and coffees. Now it is Spring, everyone is out on the patio again. I ride past everyday to and from work, and it is always popular.
The Gelato is delicious. I love their house green salad with cherve and candied pecans - especially great as my partner can't eat the salad commons of raw tomato, raw cucumber and raw onion. We are vegetarian and feel well catered for, even though the menu is not huge.
The only time a server misheard an order, the meal was quickly replaced, and we weren't charged for either. So generous - and after I just felt bad for being mumbly! The service is always lovely.
I recommend booking at peak times, evenings around 7pm and any evening time on Friday and Saturday, but even when we have just shown up the wait was not lengthy.
I have never been for lunch/brunch etc so I cannot comment on those aspects.
Once again, a great meal!
Once again, had a wonderful meal. I had the butternut squash ravioli, and Loren had the clams capellini, which he said were wonderful. I know the squash ravioli are just heavenly and I hate when summer comes and they are no longer available. I don't "hate" when summer comes, but then I can't get the ravioli again until fall. Everything was great--the service, the food, the wine, everything was without fault.
Crazy good food, Service disappointing!
My son & I went for dinner. The Caesar salad was great. One of the best we ever had. He had the shrimp dish and it was delicious! I had the potato Parmesan soup-it needs some spices. The server forgot my son's beer. I didn't get my wine until 1/2 through dinner. Asked my son if he wanted another beer and forgot it until he was done w/dinner. He couldn't remember what we ordered and just acted like he planned his service to be like that. Came across lame. We ate in the pottery room. Very nice, the noise level wasn't deafening. The high ceiling in the main room is so high that you couldn't hear the other person yelling at you. Food is good, I'm sure other servers are excellent.
Great neighborhood spot.
My wife and I went here for a weekend dinner, it is a short walk from our home. The food was excellent and the service was great. I had a pasta dish which was very good and wife ordered one of their small specialty pizzas. Both were great. We had an excellent bottle of Spanish wine off the extensive wine list. They also have a list of great beers which I did not have a change to try on this trip. They seem to usually have several excellent Belgian style beers which can be hard to find in this region. This place is a real gem.
Cafe Dolce has always been one of our favorite date night spots. The food and wine menu always have old favorites yet still offer something new and exciting each season. We had a fantastic server at our last visit! She was polite and efficient and went out of her way to make sure we had a great time! When we asked about different wines she was quick to bring us a sample and was super helpful in offering suggestions. I wish I could remember her name because she deserves the positive recognition!
Noisey environment distracted from our enjoyment.
The restaurant was finished with ceramic tile and furnished with metal tables and chairs. So the sound reverberated throughout, and it was LOUD. It was difficult to have a conversation at a normal volume. The menu features a variety of unusual items--lamb, quail, and buffalo entrees--in addition to pizza. We thought the selection of traditional Italian meals was limited. The quality of the food and service were very good.
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