About Dolce Pane E Vino
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: 8588321518
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Dolce Pane E Vino Ratings and Reviews
Not the greatest experience. Ordered a c ...
Not the greatest experience. Ordered a couple salads and some brussels sprouts and a flatbread I would never order the flatbread again It was horrible
Good food and service, not so comfy chairs
We were seated at a high top table and both men said they kept slipping on the chairs. Those type of tables are good for short time cocktails but not for dining.
Dolce Pane e Vino in Rancho Santa Fe is ...
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!
Excellent and friendly service
Enjoyed a light dinner and wine with the excellent service from Phil and Kit, the back waiter. Very friendly and pleasant ambiance.
Excellente! Highly recommended!
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.
Friendly service and delicious food. I h ...
Friendly service and delicious food. I had the chicken served "angry style" and it was scrumptious! Very spicy! Neighborhood gem.
Food was great, butternut squash risotto ...
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!
A dining pleasure with fine food and be ...
A dining pleasure with fine food and beautiful wines.
Great food and service
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.
Simply One of the Best
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!!!!!
Wonderful decor. Food very good and serv ...
Wonderful decor. Food very good and service was OK. Great local gem.
Ask before ordering any specials!
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.
The food was "lick the plate" good. Riso ...
The food was "lick the plate" good. Risotto was hearty and perfectly cooked and the pork was juicy with just the right amount of crispy edges. Wine pairings were spot on and the service was friendly but not overbearing. Great relaxing dinner.
Another great meal at Dolce! We had very ...
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!
The food is always so fresh and deliciou ...
The food is always so fresh and delicious! The salads were mouthwatering and the flatbread pizzas were great! Dolce never disappoints.
Not helpful with seating options. Food ...
Not helpful with seating options. Food was rather bland.
6 people, large table, had a hard time h ...
6 people, large table, had a hard time hearing each other.
Another great dining experience!
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!
Food was good, service was even better!
We had a great dinner in this vibrant restaurant. The food was good! I would have liked more garlic & salt in the mussels and a bit more flavor with the salmon! Service was ON IT! Wish I would I remembered his name! I can't wait to go back!
great service and yummy food
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.
Great as always
We are never disappointed, it's a sure bet to bring friends from out of town. We had the burrito, risotto and pizza, all delicious. We'll go back soon.
Try the dining on the patio.
Good food and extensive wine list. Try sharing a few of the smaller plates and request to sit outside if you would like a more intimate dining experience.
Seating Arrangements not comfortable
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.
Friendly, and very well trained servers, Excellent food, VERY comfortable and happy place!! Really felt like they were very glad we were there and wanted to make us happy!! We will definitely be back!!
Dolce pane Never disappoints!
Another Fabulous dinner and fun girls night out! The spinach salad is allways delicious, the eggplant dish was both beautiful and delicious and the short rib with fontina, etc. flatbread was Fantastic! I'd order all 3 again and again!
We each had fish for our entree and it was fresh and cooked perfectly. Server was very friendly and attentive. Would definitely return.
Staff are SO friendly and attentive!
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.
Great place to stop for a glass of wine.
Ambiance great, great wine list. Would not come for dinner again.
As ever cannot say anything negative which is why we like to go to Dolce it is always en pointe with its service, food, wines and ambience.
Dolce Pane e Vino gave us a chance to celebrate the New Year safely. We chose to celebrate close to home, have a drink in the light of day, and get on the road safely afterwards. Our server made our "Sidecar" drink, per our request, perfectly. The service and lunch menu food was good, especially the smoked tomatoe soup. We like their seating for unobtrusive traffic and low noise level. The 3 available booths are away from noise in the rest of restaurant and bar, with subtle lighting and pillows for lounging comfort.
Neat little spot
Nestled in a strip mall near Rancho Santa Fe, Dolce was a real surprise in our hunt for a restaurant NOT in our hotel. Amy was incredibly helpful with a description of or options and all were "spot on"! The braised short rib was superb as was the lobster risotto!. Desert (big enough to share) was a butterscotch delight, beautifully presented. Definitely a place to revisit!
Loved Bruschetta; Hate the huge tables
Brushetta with the cherry compote was the best ever! Food was good, but would be better if served hot. Maybe, if the plates were warmed. Nice decor. Large tables for large groups are great, but the only two tiny tables fill up fast, so the deal is that most couples are seated at corners of these huge squares tables. Awkward.
My wife and I (and family and freinds) really appreciate Dolce. Great staff, really delicious food, wonderful wine . . . . . the best.
Farm to Table Wine Bar
While visiting Rancho Santa Fe the owner of the local coffee place, Cafe Poistano, Tim, suggested this spot for dinner. What a find! Tucked away in a local shopping center this lovely, hip and modern wine bar surprised us with its great food. Farm fresh, organic, locally sourced and cooked by a gifted chef: the tomato soup, beet salad, brick chicken and swordfish were all excellent and extraordinarily flavorful. Our server Olovia was charming and knowledgeable. Oh, I almost forgot the Butterscotch Bandino, gone in a minute.
My boyfriend and I went for my birthday and really enjoyed it. Everything was very tasty and portions were reasonable. I am vegetarian and there were many options for me, along with a fantastic wine list.
A favorite that continues to excel.
Dolce Pane e Vino always demonstrates its ability to maintain excellent food and service, and it even manages to get better and better. It's the kind of a restaurant that you use in your mind as a benchmark - and ask yourself if others measure up. The menu uses fresh local ingredients such as Chino Farms vegetables, and the imaginative and creative culinary staff are always offering new variations, while also letting their guests stick with the proven favorites if they wish. We love the "chicken under brick" - and there are now variations of this terrific dish available, such as a slightly more highly spiced version. The wine list is distinctive, fun and affordable. The bar is lively. It's all good.
Always enjoy going to Dolce
No competition in the area -- good choices, good ambiance -- just very pricey for what it is.
Consistently excellent. Great service. ...
Consistently excellent. Great service. Fun atmosphere.
Great Venue, but pricy
Dolce serves food that you can appreciate! Everything on their menu is very good. They have a fair selection of appetizers, I loved the way they served the Artichoke Hearts. Sooo Good! They also have some really good small plates. My favorite is the Lamb Chops and Polenta. Try those! Their entrees list is short but quite good. They have a great selection of wines by the bottle, and their list of wines by the stem has something for most. Take an American Express Platinum card when you go, though. It's in a pricy neighborhood-one of the few in that neighborhood, too-so they expect to tap your hip pocket significantly. Compared to other area eateries this spot is seen more as a neighborhood convenience than a destination eatery.
Dolce was a treat
Dolce was very warm and welcoming--dinner was excellent and the interior was intimate enough to have a conversation while lively at the bar.
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