Nothing tastes better than the pleasures of fine food and wine enjoyed in the company of your favorite people

3-6pm daily enjoy $5 glasses of wine (select red, white & bubbly), cocktail specials, craft beers & savory appetizers.

Featuring Lunch, Dinner & Catering

Large selection of wines available both while dining in and to-go

Dolce at the Highlands is an Italian restaurant in North County San Diego with a creative take on old favorites utilizing the best produce in Southern California and highest quality goods from Italy. Enjoy our outstanding menu of farm-to-table seasonal California Italian cuisine in the relaxed and elegant dining room or under the umbrellas in the spacious outdoor patio setting. You’ll also enjoy a full bar and a world-class wine list boasting over 200 bottle selections. We’re located in the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch just off Highway 56 and Carmel Valley Road. View Menu

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Dolce Formaggeria – Dolce On The Go

In a hurry? This is your go to — from our kitchen to your table. Enjoy Dolce’s housemade pasta sauces, pesto sauces, and sandwiches. Artisan cheeses and imported salamis and prosciutto, 200+ retail wine selection, fresh baguettes and select specialty foods are ready to grab and go out the door. Open 11am daily.

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We Look Forward To Seeing You. If You Have Any Questions Call Us At 858-847-2740.


Half Priced Bottle Wine Night – Wednesday

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Cheese and Wine Tasting Event Every Sunday anytime from 5 – 8pm

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Seasonal Farm-to-Table Cuisine

We take great pride in providing you food from the local San Diego area. It’s local, farm fresh goodness that you can trust! Fresh from the Chino Farms field. We also get fresh seafood from Pacific Shellfish and meat from Newport Meats. Dolce at the Highlands proudly supports local farms, artisan bakeries, salumerias, and pasta makers.

Meet The Chef

Rhoelle Gabriel

A native San Diegan, Rhoelle began her culinary journey at the Art Institute of San Diego and then trained under extremely talented Italian and French chefs. Now she’s using her talents and experience to use fresh, local produce and farm driven, seasonal cuisine at Dolce at the Highlands.


Hear What People Are LOVING At Dolce at the Highlands!

I was greeted and seated right away by Mohini LOVE that name!), and she offered a taste of one of the Chardonnay’s since I wasn’t familiar with it; it was excellent(Laird Red Hen)!Then she listed the specials and gave me a moment to look over the menu while she got my wine. I decided on the garlic chicken wings special; so flavorful and perfectly cooked with a healthy amount of chopped garlic. Then I had the Bianca pizza, with mozzarella and fresh ricotta cheeses, and I substituted spinach for the arugula–sooo good!

Nory B

I have only been for happy hour but I must say they have a great wine selection as well as a full bar.  Very nice atmosphere and outside seating area and their Truffle Potato Pizza is to die for…absolutely delicious.  I want to go back and try everything on the menu. The service the few times I have been there has always been on point which is a plus since Westroot’s services isn’t the greatest.  Also, Dolce is a much quiter environment at least the times I have gone so you don’t have to yell when you are talking to your friends.  The decor is nice and stylish and very tastefully done.

Kerri K.

We came into Dolce for dinner and can’t wait to come back. The staff was very accommodating specifically Zach, the bartender, who will pair the perfect drink with your meal. Highly recommend the filet mignon and the fresh burrata salad.

Nirit R.

Amazing restaurant.  The ravioli and the lamb are the best in class bar none.  Staff is very friendly.  Scallops today were exception.  Beautiful ambiance and area.

Garrison H.