About Dolce

Date Night, Wine & Dine

Dinner: Tue - Sat: 5pm - Close

CHEF ANTHONY KUEPER ANNOUNCED AS 2022 JAMES BEARD AWARD SEMIFINALIST FOR BEST CHEF: MIDWEST

Chef Anthony Kueper

Growing up in a military family Anthony was exposed to different cultures and their cuisines at an early age. His first favorite food was Pommes Frites in the Netherlands where he was born. He enjoyed delicious food with a high level of service with his father in a variety of fine dining establishments on the military bases where they were stationed.

As a teenager, he learned to love to experiment with food. After a couple of basic cooking classes during a summer in high school, he began cooking for family and friends. Gaining experience in cooking in many jobs in the fast-food industry, Anthony finally landed his first real gig at the Bistro at the Market in downtown Omaha. After learning some chops from Chef Kenneth Hughes, he decided to go to Culinary School. After his graduation, he spent nearly four years with the Ritz Carlton Company.

Moving to Aspen, he worked At Elevation, Main St. Bakery, and the Caribou Club. After a year and a half, he met his girlfriend Daniela and followed her to Hamburg, Germany. There he cooked at the Claasenhof, the restaurant was rated a one-star Michelin upon his arrival and was later awarded a second star during his tenure.

Upon returning to the U.S., he got married back in Aspen and moved to Beaver Creek, Colorado. He opened the Beaver Creek Lodge, then moved on to positions at Red Sky Ranch, Toscanini, Café Milano and Vin 48.

With the arrival of his twins, he moved his family back to Omaha. He spent a year working with Jon Seymour at V. Mertz. The owner Gina Sterns hired him as a Sous Chef but quickly advanced to chef status. Chef Anthony remained the Chef when Gina sold the business to a new owner.

In December 2016, Chef Anthony and his family were given the opportunity to buy Dolce, closing the deal on March 1st, 2017. With his wife Daniela and his three boys Kyenne, Mace, and Sage, Anthony will continue to run Dolce and serve customers with his wealth of knowledge and passion for food.

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Guest Reviews

We had a party of two to celebrate a job offer, and the service was outstanding. I had made a special request for a congratulations table setting, and I was so appreciative of their efforts. Our server was attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu. We each did the Prix ...
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Brianna G
We had a party of two to celebrate a job offer, and the service was outstanding. I had made a special request for a congratulations table setting, and I was so appreciative of their efforts. Our server was attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu. We each did the Prix Fixe menu, trying an array of the items. We also added wine pairings and a few cocktails (Jameson & the Giant Peach was fabulous). Pictured are the Angus hanging tender, yuzu creme brulee, and chocolate cheesecake. It's true - they taste even better than they look. I highly recommend the Caesar salad as an option on the Prix Fixe too. We are excited to return for our special occasions.
Brianna G
Brianna G
What a fantastic experience! My fiancé and I went there for the Valentine's Day menu! It was a six-course meal with two dishes to choose from per course. We each tried things that we never would have eaten before. The food was exquisite, the service impeccable,...
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Daniel Hromas
What a fantastic experience! My fiancé and I went there for the Valentine's Day menu! It was a six-course meal with two dishes to choose from per course. We each tried things that we never would have eaten before. The food was exquisite, the service impeccable, and the ambiance fantastic (Dolce had live music that was very soothing)! Towards the end of our evening, the head chef came out to our table to introduce himself and inquire about how our experience was going. While expensive, our time there was worth every penny! We will definitely go back again!
Daniel Hromas
Daniel Hromas
Highly recommend dinner at Dolce’s! Second time here and both times were excellent. I had the Prix Fixe with the Risotto, Caesar, Chicken Breast and Bread Pudding. Besides loving the food, what really makes this a great experience are the variety of plates that you...
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Elisa Velez-Makar
Highly recommend dinner at Dolce’s! Second time here and both times were excellent. I had the Prix Fixe with the Risotto, Caesar, Chicken Breast and Bread Pudding. Besides loving the food, what really makes this a great experience are the variety of plates that you can choose from. I truly appreciate that each course gives ample time for you to enjoy each dishes flavors before getting the next dish. And as a result, you end up eating a great meal and having an amazing evening.
Elisa Velez-Makar
Elisa Velez-Makar
Absolutely loved the food. We opted for the chef's tasting menu as a party of three. All of the food was superb. The chef would bring out our plates and describe the dishes while explaining some of the ideas and creation. Everything was cooked to absolute perfection. It is one ...
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James Cryer
Absolutely loved the food. We opted for the chef's tasting menu as a party of three. All of the food was superb. The chef would bring out our plates and describe the dishes while explaining some of the ideas and creation. Everything was cooked to absolute perfection. It is one thing to be served at a restaurant, but it is another to be served food with the passion behind it. I have never had a chef personally rotate a plate to display the beauty in their presentation, but that's what we received at Dolce. Every plate was incredible, the wine pairing is well chosen. I cannot recommend this place enough, and the chef menu enough, for a special occasion or a nice night out. The interior is comfortable and inviting, the food is elegant and delicious, the restaurant is an experience and a must.
James Cryer
James Cryer
This was our first time visiting, the food was very tasty, nice portions. Steak was over-cooked (asked for medium rare and got medium to well-done). Ordered the premium wine pairing and was extremely disappointed in the size of the pour. For $50/person this was not worth the price. We looked ...
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Bridget Knaub
This was our first time visiting, the food was very tasty, nice portions. Steak was over-cooked (asked for medium rare and got medium to well-done). Ordered the premium wine pairing and was extremely disappointed in the size of the pour. For $50/person this was not worth the price. We looked up all the wines we were served and none were over $30 a bottle. If we go back will go with house wine.
Bridget Knaub
Bridget Knaub
Enjoyed the live music. Was beautiful, but not too loud that you couldn't be heard. Food was fantastic. Would definitely come back. Perfect spot for foodies, nice date night, or a spot to take people out for a nice meal.
Stephanie Ritter
Enjoyed the live music. Was beautiful, but not too loud that you couldn't be heard. Food was fantastic. Would definitely come back. Perfect spot for foodies, nice date night, or a spot to take people out for a nice meal.
Stephanie Ritter
Stephanie Ritter
Fantastic experience. From the food to the service. Our one year wedding anniversary could have been any better. The chef and staff know how to please.
Eric Carlson
Fantastic experience. From the food to the service. Our one year wedding anniversary could have been any better. The chef and staff know how to please.
Eric Carlson
Eric Carlson
Great upscale restaurant with friendly staff and great food. The chef was freaky and had great stories about the food.
Patrick McNeil
Great upscale restaurant with friendly staff and great food. The chef was freaky and had great stories about the food.
Patrick McNeil
Patrick McNeil
The Chef here knows food and wine. Our tasting meal and the wine accompaniment were excellent. We went on a Saturday night and arrived about 5 minutes early for our 7:45 reservation. The greeting at the door could use work. The male who would later be...
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nonya bidness
The Chef here knows food and wine. Our tasting meal and the wine accompaniment were excellent. We went on a Saturday night and arrived about 5 minutes early for our 7:45 reservation. The greeting at the door could use work. The male who would later be our waiter seemed almost annoyed that we were there. He became a little more friendly after seating us but it was a bad beginning. After that things just got better and better. We ordered the five course tasting and every dish was outstanding. Courses were served by the chef and wine was brought by the waiter. All courses were substantial so we were full at the end. I usually only taste desserts but here I did eat it all. The wine pairings were the best I’ve ever had. This is a chef who is truly a master at his craft and his sommelier background is a great complement to those skills. This was an outstanding meal and we’ll definitely be back.
nonya bidness
nonya bidness
Finally, we find a new fine dining restaurant in Omaha. First time we was there, everything was so so delicious, we are celebrated our anniversary here with my kiddos. Me and my husband got prix Fixe menu, every course is so so good,...
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Tiffany Pham
Finally , we find a new fine dining restaurant in Omaha . First time we was there , everything was so so delicious , we are celebrated our anniversary here with my kiddos . Me and my husband got prix Fixe menu , every course is so so good , only my soup tastes a little sweet but it acceptable , my kidd had steak and mac and cheese , they said it’s so pretty good 🥹excellent service too . For sure next time we’re in town we will be back ! It worth 2 hours drive to the restaurant .
Tiffany Pham
Tiffany Pham

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