Dolce Italian


Opened January 2013, Miami Herald three-star Dolce Italian was just named America's "Best New Restaurant" in the first season of Bravo's culinary competition series Best New Restaurant. The Modern Italian concept went head to head with 15 other contenders from across the United Stat to lay claim to the prize, wining the hears - and the appetites - of viewers and the show's judges, including Tom Colicchio, in the process.    According to LDV Founder, John Meadow, "What was so special about the premise of the show, Best New Restaurant showcases the human reality that the restaurant business really is a group effort, and therefore truly portrays the emotional ups and downs of the restaurant professionals' experience. To just have been a part of that was exciting unto itself, to have won the competition and the show America what our Dolce Italian team and the entire LDV family is all about is truly rewarding and a testament to character, professionalism, and most of all the passion of all of our employees in the trenches and managers and chefs that lead them, and they deserve recognition."

Winner of Best New Restaurant


Hosted by chef and restauranteur Tom Colicchio, the series pitted 16 restaurants from New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Austin against one another with each being judged on not only the dishes they served, but also everything from décor to hospitality to overall concept. In the end, our Dolce took home the title as well as an editorial feature in Bon Appétit, a featured spot at America’s number one global food festival, Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit 2015, and $100,000.

Dolce Italian

In the Heart of South Beach

Opened January 2013, Miami Herald three-star Dolce Italian is an inviting café and restaurant located at the Gale South Beach. The mozzarella bar takes center stage, featuring made to order mozzarella dishes, while Italian-born executive chef Paolo Dorigato’s menu of updated Italian classics includes perfectly made pastas such as the Pappardelle alla Bolognese, brimming with braised beef, veal and pork, a rich seafood risotto loaded with shrimp, scallops and calamari and a simply sublime Spaghetti al Pomodoro. Main plates include lemony roasted branzino, succulent roasted chicken and veal Milanese served with arugula salad and Tuscan fries.

Chefs Tasting Menu

Best New Restaurant

Join chef Paolo Dorigato and the Dolce Team to sample items on the menus that made the judges pick Dolce as Best New Restaurant!



1690 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139



Hours of Operation

Breakfast: 7:30-11am daily
Lunch: 11:00am-6pm daily
Dinner: 6-11pm Sun - Thurs
6-12am Fri & Sat