Small Beginnings

About us

Dolce Amaro is located in the heart of historical Delft, since 2012. The building was formally a work and living space, used as a wood workshop amongst other things.

How it started

The owner and head chef of Dolce Amaro is Emilio Ganci.
He grew up in Syracuse, in Sicily, where his passion for food and cooking was born. He learned to cook through his mother and grandmother who prepared fresh meals daily. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner. Every Sunday the family got together to have a delicious, long lunch all together; parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

The Sicilian climate ensured fresh and varied products: succulent seafood, herbs and vegetables, mouth-watering oranges and lemons picked from their own garden, olive oil pressed from their 300-year old trees. These textures, smells and tastes of Sicilian cuisine still linger on in the dishes that Emilio cooks for you today. With love, from Sicily!

An international staff

ready to serve you

Our serving staff is a happy mix of different nationalities, our serving style friendly and easy-going.

We hope you enjoy the cosy and historical atmosphere our restaurant has to offer!

The interior design

for lovers of vintage style

Our interior style is vintage and unique. We collect all our glasses, plates, cutlery and decoration from the various antique and second-hand markets in Delft.

Every dish is exclusive and contributes to the homely style of Dolce Amaro: serving food that comforts.


Book your table

Thanks to our website you can book a table at the time you prefer.
All you have to do to enjoy your evening at Dolce Amaro.