Dolce Italia offers some of our favourite baked goodies, especially when it comes to their pastries. They're not just limited to those though, and also have paninis, bruschettas, salads, a variety of pastas and soups, and also a 'main course' section.
It's a small but cosy area popping with a couple of bright citrusy greens, turquoise blues, and clean, sharp furniture. A few cushions scattered around one end contributes to the tropical vibe it has going on. You've got a mouthwatering collection of pastries and sweets on display as soon as you enter, with savory items (lasagna, pizzas and the like) onto your left. There are about two or three waitstaff around at any given time, and they're pretty efficient at their job.
Popping in for a quick lunch, we had some Fettucine with Shrimp and a Milanese di Pollo alla Parmigiana, which is a massive mouthful to say crumb-fried chicken breast with tomatos, mozzarella and olive oil. The dishes were Rs. 1,100 and Rs. 1,500 respectively.
The pasta, creamy, flavoursome, and al dente was delicious and filling. The shrimps in it were succulent and fresh, and the dish overall, was highly satisfying especially as it was hot-hot as we got it.
There wasn't anything wrong with our chicken, except that it was a bit dull for the local palate. You get a few crispy crumb-fried fillets with very, very mild flavouring. We got a complimentary bread basket too, with some lovely fresh bread. That was quite nice.
To finish off, we got a Cannolo (Rs. 220) and a cup of macchiatio (Rs. 350). The Cannolo is a huge roll of puff pastry stuffed and topped off with gooey chocoate ganache - a chocoholic's dream come true.
Dolce's coffees barely ever disappoint: the macchiato was brewed well, aromatic, not bitter, and spotted perfectly.
The prices are expensive, yes. We've ordered off here a few times and have been severely disappointed with the lasagna on several occassions, so we're not huge fans of those anymore. However, their pastas seem to be good, and their coffee great.
Dolce Italia is a good option for a family night-out or a romantic dinner for two.
Our look at Dolce Italia's new premises on Skelton Road.
We love the desserts here. Their pastas aren't half bad either.
Dolce Italia is a lovely little Italian restaurant cum bakery in Bamba. They do Italian favourites that are both authentic and affordable.
Dolce Italia is a new little bakery cum restaurant run by two Italians. They've got some very nice Italian pastries and breads, and the prices aren't too crazy.
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