New Addition to the HARWOOD District – Dolce Riviera

dolce riviera interior

After developing six unique and successful restaurants, HARWOOD District has added another concept to its repertoire. Dolce Riviera is an authentic Italian restaurant with a culinary philosophy certain to delight the most sophisticated palates.

Dolce Riviera takes a step back in time to la dolce vita, an era attributed to the golden age of cinema and dynamic creativity. This whimsical, far-away feel is delightfully striking upon arrival.

To approach the welcoming entrance, guests trace through an expertly manicured garden patio that is reminiscent of a small giardino found in Italy. Canopied by a variety of trees, the garden is adorned with accents, such as stone twin fountains that date back to the 18th century. The elements culminate to a serene setting for stunning al fresco dining. Inside, blue and white tablecloths span the dining space giving an intimate, light, and oceanic impression to those indulging in Dolce Riviera’s fine fare.

The menu is reflective of true modern Italian cuisine executed with the highest degree of attention. Notable entrée selections include Pappardelle Al Cacao, a house-made cocoa infused pasta dish, and Costata alla Griglia, a bone-in rib eye grilled to perfection and paired with Italian roasted fingerling potatoes drizzled with garlic and oil. Complementary aperitifs are crafted from the bar and the wine list features impeccable rarities from the early 1950s, 1970s, and 1990s.

Dolce Riviera is located at 2950 N. Harwood St., Suite 115 and open for lunch and dinner. For more information and to make a reservation, visit