About Dolce Pane E Vino
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Dolce is a high quality, inviting atmosphere and the perfect Ranch neighborhood hideaway. Intimate and lively, Dolce offers delicious California/Italian farm-to-table cuisine, fine wine and occasions for joyful gatherings. Our signature fare features fabulous small dishes and entrees prepared in the open kitchen's custom wood-burning oven. A full bar also features an impressive wine collection with hundreds of superb domestic and international selections. Inside, Dolce blends artisan sensibilities and rustic elegance with family-style shared tables offering a convivial dining experience. Outside, warm days and evenings make the Sunset Patio the perfect setting for wine tastings, afternoon brunch and dinner parties. Our sweet and knowledgeable team strives to provide the ultimate dining and wine experience in the true spirit of old world charm and hospitality, even our wines are sold at winery, not restaurant, prices.
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday 11 am - 11 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am to Midnight. Formaggeria opens at 11 am
Rancho Diegueno Rd.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer full service catering. You will be in the hands of our in house catering coordinator. Please call or come by to schedule a tasting.
Dolce has a private lot located directly in front of our restaurant in Rancho Santa Fe.
Team of Chefs
Private Party Facilities:
Our entire restaurant is available for private parties. Please contact us with any questions that you might have concerning your next event.
Private Party Contact:
Steven Flowers: (858) 832-1518
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Dolce Pane E Vino Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I tried Dolce Pane E Vino for her burthday dinner winding-up an overnight stay in Rancho Santa Fe (visiting from L.A.) The restaurant decor and ambience is exceptionally well-balanced between upscale rustic and dress-casual, with a truly gourmet kitchen at reasonable prices. The bartenders knows how to mae your drink well, regardless of how authentically retro or trendy and of-the-moment it may be--trust them with your Sazerac or Old Fashioned, Aviation or Aperol Spritzer, you'll be glad you did. My wife is a vegetarian, and I'm a carnivore, and we were BOTH thoroughly pleased with the selection and with our orders. If we lived in the area, this would definitely be one of our tegular "nice dinner out" spots. The fact that is was just casual enough to accommodate the spontaneous local drop-by attire alongside the business-casual and genuinely dressy attire, makes it a very comfortable place to dine.
Highly recommended! I would have given it five stars, but I prefer my chicken entrees to be off the bone, but that's just a little restaurant pet peeve of mine, you're probably more mature about that than I. Great Wine and Spirits selection! Definitely go there if even just for drinks!
Nice place with east parking. Food was good not great. Ordered risotto small plate and it was tiny. Not enough food for a kid. Service was ok. Quiet place Italian wine flight was good. After bill arrived and waiter took my credit card and returned. Copy to sign was less than half of actual bill. Was correct bill because my name was on it. Brought it to his attention that the bull was $70 in error in their favor. Got an oh sorry about that. 10 mins later real bill comes and he laughs at new total. I found this ruined the entire evening. Either he has made mistakes before and didn't want to bring it to anyone's attention or restaurant doesn't care. Recently brought mistake in bill to the attention of waiter and manager went out of her way to make us feel like coming back.
Good food good ambiance but female bartender has horrible customer service. Took forever making my drink. Was too busy chit chatting with another worker knowing I was right in front of her waiting for my drink. And cussing right in front of a family with a little girl. Completely innapropriate behavior.
Third time and last time. The restaurant was cold not heated properly
The salad was great but the lasagna was like you got it from Vons frozen section ...You don't expect to have that bad food in Rancho Santa ...The first time I was there was few month ago it was great the second time we found a piece of broken glass in our lasagna ...I said it could happen ...This time the lasagna was so bad ( dry , under cooked in some sections and over cooked on other section like it went to a broken microwave )
I don't mind the price but I expected at least a decent meal
Good things : the server was very nice and courteous / The salad was super good
I will never go back though ...If you are looking for a gourmet food don't go there
We had another great dining experience at Dolce that just keeps us leaving happy. Our server, "Miles" of smiles, (that's what we nicknamed him because he's that cool) got the bartender to create a drink called a "Felylicious" (aka: Pomegranite Spritzer, which used to be the Acai Spritzer) and it was FANTASTIC! I was feeling good by the time our appetizers came around. Definitely ordering that again the next time we visit!
My skirt steak with twice baked potato and our salads were spot on. The pizzas are the best in town because those chefs in the kitchen know their craft. Tasty dough, baked to please the palette.
Missed Steven, the manager, this time - but always a good time every time we dine at Dolce.
Very atmospheric - an upscale neighborhood hangout. I would say, however, that the prices for SALADS is a bit over-the-top. Come on...no matter what one does to it, it's still a SALAD. (Just felt somewhat gouged on that item. Otherwise very nice.)
Will return...and I won't order a salad.
Inside is very noisy but outside it is quite pleasant. The bar tender made my first drink totally wrong so got a second, different cocktail and saw him having to look it up on the internet (well, at least he was trying to get it right). They were out of the first two menu items (not specials mind you but their main menu) my wife ordered and it was only 7:30. Meals arrived with a significant gap between my wife's service and mine, luckily it was hers that came first. Only bright point was the service, our server was really nice....I think she was a bit embarrassed by the performance of the bartender and the kitchen. Food was ok but definitely not worth the trouble to get it. Not recommended.
of note - they did recognize that they weren't on point that night and comp'd the meals but still...
I loved everything about Dolce Pane E Vino , the food , the ambiance, the staff and the service. I am vegetarian....but the server went out of his way to help me ..loved the whole experience...I will definitely go back... I am from India and I love traveling and trying new places...will recommend it to others also... Will be back next year!
Dolce Pane e Vino in Rancho Santa Fe is so well-loved that they opened a second outlet in the Highlands shopping center. Both are excellent, but we prefer our old favorite. We love exploring the wine list, and our favorite menu items are invariably superb. The atmosphere is friendly, local and inviting. The staff is brilliantly trained, knowledgeable, engaging and helpful. Perfect!
The occasion was lunch with 2 colleagues while in the area. Our server was Jan, who was very attentive, and quite knowledgeable about both food and wine. Lovely ambience, very relaxing, and we did not feel "rushed" to eat and leave. We ended up sharing the "butterscotch budini" for dessert, which was served with fresh berries and crushed pistacchio nuts-to die for.
Food was great, butternut squash risotto with pancetta was delicious. After 8 it gets a little loud over near the bar area, which made it difficult to hear the person at the other side of the dinner table. Overall though good food wine and service. Will definitely come back!
We went to Dolce for valentines. The menu is small, and its surprising that there are no pasta dishes eventhough Dolce is an Italian restaurant.
Service was excelent and the risotto was delicious.
The Lasagna wasn't so good... A pile of sauce and cheese with very little pasta and meat.
Dessert was just ok.
We sat in a booth, th booth and chairs are comfortable, but the small tables have a very wide base that makes it hard to get comfortable, specially for tall people.
Overall the food and service where very good.
We can always count on Dolce Pane E Vino to make us happy. Whenever we can't decide on what to eat or where to go, Dolce will pop into our minds and we're zooming over there to have a dinner that we know will be memorable. The staff is always so kind and welcoming and they ALWAYS make us feel like family. We especially love the kitchen staff and their delicious creations that never fail to make us swoon. I do have one request: BRING BACK THE ACAI SPRITZER!!!!!
Been here a few times as it's very close by, and we really like this restaurant. Food is always excellent. But a word of caution: be sure to ask the price before ordering anything not on the menu! Having just come back from Spain, we were delighted to hear about the special Jamon (Iberian Ham) appetizer. We ordered it along with the regular cheese board appetizer. The cheese board is already pricey at $18 (but delicious), and when both appetizers came out, they seemed comparable in size, although I was disappointed there were only 2 slices of Jamon. Anyway, we enjoyed them both, as well as the meal. When the check came, I was stunned to find out that the Jamon appetizer was $30! That was more than either of our entrees.
I just wanted to pass on this word of caution - our waiter never mentioned the price of the special, and I would never have imagined that it would be nearly twice the price of the cheese board. So please be sure to ask the price, if it's not on the menu. Oh, and they also charged us the 9oz price for a glass of wine, even though we ordered the 6oz glass, but that was just a minor oversight in my mind - they may have poured the 9oz as far as I know, and the meal was otherwise excellent. Just be sure to examine the check.
Another great meal at Dolce! We had very good service, the food was excellent as always, and the entire experience was very enjoyable! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a fun night out with a current menu with many different tastes to satisfy even the most demanding palate!
From the romantic booth where they seated us, to the great service from our server (Olivia), to the delicious dishes we ordered ( apple arugula salad, eggplant parmigiano, and seared albacore tuna), we were not disappointed when we choose Dolce Pane Vino to celebrate our wedding anniversary. If you haven't been you owe it to yourself to give it a try!
We loved our visit here very much. The restaurant is beaitful, the food delicious and intersting and Olivia was an outstanding server. What we didn't care for was the loudness coming from the bar area. It did calm down the longer we were there, but it took away from what could have been a perfect experience. However, we will be back because it is a great place.
A small party will get a small table. We were seated at a low table at knee cap level with no ability to place feet underneath with couches fit for two and then one or two chairs. The seating in this section is on a hallway where you have the sightline to watch people clean cutlery. The oddness of the table set-ups in this area makes it very uncomfortable. I suppose it was set-up that way to show the "wall of wines" but by doing so, there are 3-4 isolated tables.
Service was fab. Food delish. We ordered salads, mussels, flatbread (crust a bit too thick), and a fish dish. Our friend has a bit of a hearing issue so we sat outside--inside is quite loud. We sat at a wonderful table where the noise level was considerably lower. Until…..they kept leaving the door to the bar open. Since we were sitting a few feet away, had a bit of a hard time. Overall, the evening was delightful and we look forward to going back again.
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