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Il Dolce

1902 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-5543
+1 949-200-9107
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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“pizza” (12 reviews)
“bread” (3 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
1902 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-5543
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Il Dolce has a white truffle sauce for your choice of pasta that is extraordinary. Great attention and cozy atmosphere.

Thank Mary H
Roberto B, Executive Chef at Il Dolce, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for a nice review

Reviewed 7 May 2017

We have eaten here many times and STILL love it! To me, the food is always consistent. My party always gets the same bottle of Malbec that is priced really well. My favorite is the Pasta Bolognese, it always tastes the same...which is delicious. My...More

Thank simpsonkim
Roberto B, Owner at Il Dolce, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review, We appreciate your comment, and we hope to continue to give you the best attention.

Reviewed 4 March 2017

The pizza is very good, but we wanted the pasta for sit down dinner. This place has changed for, unfortunately, the worse. The lasagna looked good, lots of sauce and cheese on top, but underneath, a little pasta with no ricotta and mystery pulverized meat....More

Thank JeffBransford
Roberto B, Manager at Il Dolce, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

We are sorry about your last experience, but let me clarify somethings for you. First, our lasagna has the best ingredients like angus beef grass feed and Italian ricotta cheese and in a good balance with the pasta dough, sauce and melted mozzarella. Secondly, our...More

Reviewed 17 February 2017

This restaurant is so worth the drive. It's not that the pizzas are cooked in a wood burning pizza oven or that the chef knows how to create a true Neapolitan pizza dough, but that the resulting dish is never disappointing. The Chef/Owner creates a...More

Thank putovi
Roberto B, Executive Chef at Il Dolce, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We appreciate your nice review thank you so much.

Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were introduced to Il Dolce by friends a few years ago, and we have been back several times, many times running into other friends, and even once those same friends, when we visit. Il Dolce is that increasingly rare animal in...More

Thank K E
Roberto B, Owner at Il Dolce, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2016

Thank you so much for your very nice review.

Reviewed 17 March 2016

This restaurant specializes in Neopolitan Pizza, but also serves several pastas and other Italian. The pizzas with a sprinkling of fresh herbs are incredible -- the fresh herbs go wonderful the yeasty crust. Save room for dessert. They have both tiramisu and - my personal...More

Thank FineDinerPatty
Reviewed 10 December 2015

I grew up in Italy, my family still lives out there, I moved to the Costa Mesa area in 2009, and the thing I miss the most about Italy is the food. Yes, I miss the food more than my family. But when I get...More

Thank Jochen S
Roberto B, Owner at Il Dolce, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2015

Thank you for your review, We have Italian culture, because our family is from Piemonte , Italy.

Reviewed 8 July 2015

The top Italian eatery in Orange County. The squash ravioli is among the best I've had, including trips all over Italy. And the pizza's are so much better than anything in the area, it's worth every cent. The atmosphere is low key and casual, so...More

Thank dk2000_10
Roberto B, General Manager at Il Dolce, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2015

Thank you so much for your review, we appreciate that..

Reviewed 20 March 2015

the best pizza in the california coast, great location and also the owner and staff were great. I had an excelent dinner!!! 10 points

Thank wenceslaotorres
Roberto B, Owner at Il Dolce, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2015

Thank you so much for your review and for coming, we hope see you again at Il Dolce. Roberto Bignes Chef-pizzaiolo

Reviewed 17 March 2015

Staff, pizza and pasta are great. Everyone is happy, relaxed. Not fancy, but so worth a visit. And they honor reservations timely! Seem to have new liquor license

1  Thank pinewood2005
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$25 - US$130
After-hours, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1902 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-5543
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 949-200-9107
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Winner of the Golden Foodie Awards for Best Pizza in Orange County California 2012 and 2014, main cross streets is Harbor Blvd. And 19th, right on the corner. We serve Cocktails.
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