Today is: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Dolce Restaurant Review
One of the restaurants I look forward to visiting again is Dolce Enoteca Restaurant,
which is an experience in culinary excellence. Dolce is a sexy, sophisticated yet
fun place with great food and a chef-driven Italian culinary. It is intended to
a full spectrum of diners, especially young professionals looking for
both a good
meal as well as a casual second office of sorts. Dolce has been well
received in a
city known to be critical of its eateries and has become a meeting
place as well
as a dining experience.
Dolce stands out with its glamorous bar with romantic gas flames lighting the
absolutely astonishing bar. I would say it reminds me of Dante’s inferno,
with a wall of fire behind the bottles, the flames light up all night long, making
the ambience very, very romantic and cozy.
The restaurant has curved booths with soft black leather tablecloths. If you
are a smoker, there is a great
patio nicely decorated with comfortable chairs.
The chef is Marin Santos, from El Salvador, his culinary talent really impressed
His Italian dishes are truly authentic, I must say that all the food we tried was
absolutely excellent without any doubts the best place in town!
LongIsland Ice Tea & Champagne
The bar is so beautiful and the drinks are truly unforgettable: We tried the
Champagne, Long Island Ice Tea, the Mojito, and the Rasberry Martini which
was excellent. There is also huge
variety of wines to sample from, if you don't
want a whole bottle, or want to sample
a number of different wines, you will be delighted by the variety wines sold by
the glass. If you want a bottle, there is a 44-page wine list, on the other hand,
you'll have hundreds to choose from.
Mojito & Rasberry Martini
Tartara di Tonno; Tuna Tartare
As antipasti e insalate we started with Tartara di Tonno; Tuna Tartare with cucumber,
thin bread crisps drizzled with wasabi sauce -very delicious and rich, Next
we had the home
made Gnocchi di patate al pesto with just enough kick, followed by the Piatto di Burrata
fresca con prosciutto San Daniele, (much tastier than the prosciutto di parma),
with pomodori; this is a burrata cheese with grilled tomatoes and prosciutto San
Daniele, it was a divine selection of appetizers.
Gnocchi di patate al pesto
Piatto di Burrata fresca
Pasta lovers should opt for the luscious, creamy Garganelli all’Aragosta, small
tube shape pasta with lots of lobster in tomato sauce, this is a must have!
Garganelli all’Aragosta (small tube shape pasta with lobster in tomato sauce)
For something more offbeat, and if you are a meat lover, try the authentic Costelette
d’Agnello; grilled Colorado rack of lamb with potato and sautéed greens, and the
standout, and my favorite, is the Halibut al forno; baked halibut served with crispy
zucchini, fried eggplant and fresh organic vegetables.
Costelette d’Agnello (Colorado rackof lamb)
Of course there always the Chef’s menu available to the entire table, upon request.
Halibut al forno (baked halibut served with crispy zucchini, fried eggplant)
We were extremely satisfied with the amazing sexy night scene ambiance, excellent
service and the delicious food, and no, we did not miss the desserts! Dessert lovers
will gush over the Panettone al Tiramisu con Salsa al Caffe; Panettone tiramisu
with Expresso flavor Mascarpone, yes, this was the best Tiramisu I have had, although
I can’t say which one I loved the best, because the Tortino caldo al cioccolato
servito con gelato, is also my favorite.
Panettone al Tiramisu
Tortino caldo al cioccolato
Dolce is now my absolute favorite Italian Restaurant, perfect for lunch and even
better for dinner, when you want to spend a quiet hour eating good food, watching
beautiful people, and talking with friends. It does not have the Hollywood hostility,
but a very friendly ambience which make you so comfortable to the point that you
don’t want to leave, it is the place to be! Highly recommended.
Dolce is absolutely not just fabulous and gorgeous, but most importantly as it regards
the quality and freshness of the food. The menu is more then what you will expect,
and it is prepared beautifully. The room is trendy and fun, we can’t wait to go
For map and location click Here!
For more information please visit their website at www.dolceenoteca.com
Article By: Mary Adams
Photos By: Chris Marx
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