Opened January 2013, Miami Herald three-star Dolce Italian is an inviting café and restaurant located at the Gale South Beach. We welcome guests to enjoy classic handcrafted Italian cocktails at a lively bar, and cuisine that is authentic, delicious and surprisingly affordable. Linger over a Negroni or Bellini while sharing a freshly fired pizza from the wood-burning oven or enjoy a platter of delicious artisanal cured meats including house-made pate. Upstairs, the dining room is simple and modern, with wood-paneled walls, crisp white linens on the tables and tufted leather banquettes.
At Dolce Italian, 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.
Models Kate Upton, Chrissy Teigen, Irina Shayk and Chanel Iman were all on hand at Dolce Italian to celebrate the SI Swimsuit South Beach Soiree at The Gale Hotel. With one of the night’s signature cocktails in hand, guests made their way down to the 4th floor where our famous meatballs, mini crab cakes and pizzettes were enjoyed alongside freely flowing champagne.