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The Dove III

836 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901-5433
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“flounder” (29 reviews)
“pasta” (72 reviews)
“soup” (60 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
836 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901-5433
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful cuisine, service , and ambiance. Loved the presentation and the friendly atmosphere. Quiet enough to have a conversation but lively enough to make it interesting.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Harold4
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice ambiance, attentive service but the food was subpar. The chicken francese was salty, served in a sticky slightly greasy sauce with rice and grilled broccoli. Who would do this. Pasta, olive oil, wine wine, a squeeze of lemon and some garlic, capers if you...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Paul B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Every time we have visited Dove III we have had excellent food with great service and a very comfortable atmosphere. The wait staff and management are friendly and very competent. The food has always been extremely tasty. This is a great choice for dining for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SamActual
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent dinner tonight. From the unexpected soup, appetizer, salad, main course - not one complaint, Our waiter, Joe, was attentive and very helpful. Very nice atmosphere, Italian music in the background, and a wonderful house wine (chianti). If I were not a tourist, I would...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank janb40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We can't say enough about how much we, family of 6, enjoyed our dining experience here. The atmosphere is warm and festive. The service was perfect. Each course was perfectly timed and delicious. We enjoyed the warm sausage complimentary starter, the fresh bread, caesar salad,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank S551
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was not as good as expected. Fish was served raw, pasta sauce was burnt and greasy. It’s a shame because the waitstaff and the ambiance set the tone for what should have been a premium dining experience. Will however give it another try.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank David N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing is better restaurant wise in Melbourne than the Dove III. We come to Florida to stay for two months right after Christmas and our first night here we always choose the Dove III to dine at. Carlo, the owner, is a superb host and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank maries939
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

The Dove has been an old Favorite of mine. The owner gives it his all to make this restaurant a success. It's not over or under stated because it's perfect. Even the location and the positioning of the front doors bring a sense of Fine...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 123blu
Reviewed December 12, 2018

They do a palate cleanser with Limoncello-best part of the meal. We had the fettuccine Alfredo, pasta carbonara and the lasagna. All were excellent. The bread is solid. The cool thing is they also offer day old bread for people to take upon leaving if...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Andrew T
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I went with a friend and was very pleased with the level of service and the ambience - I'll definitely go again.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Karen D
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May 6, 2018|
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Response from BellazaMelbourne | Property representative |
There were some issues in the past that were corrected. Actually it wasn’t long ago that the state inspector was there for a dinner party
November 8, 2017|
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Response from KSMAVT | Reviewed this property |
business casual or evening out (tasteful). not a place for beach clothes and flip flops.
September 2, 2017|
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Response from mcglothla | Reviewed this property |
Website Best Italian in Central Florida
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 836 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901-5433
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 321-725-DOVE
  • E-mail
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