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4/5

Dolce Italia

5, Skelton Road, Colombo 05


Dolce Italia's Skelton Road outlet is a beautiful house-turned-restaurant with a warm ambience and some stellar dessert options. Their pizza is alright, too.



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.

Service and Ambience

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.

Food and Drink

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.

Conclusion

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.


TIP

Get the custard Cannolo, or the tiramisu.

Address

5, Skelton Road, Colombo 05

Directions

The new location is on Skelton Road, just off Dickman's Road.

Contacts

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Open until 11:00 PM

Cuisine

Italian Bakery

Price Range

Between Rs. 500 - Rs. 1000

Dish Types

Pasta Cakes Bready Pizza Short Eats Coffee Tea Bites


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AdamG

Food is delicious. Nice restaurant

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cantstopeating

I love this place! Their staff are very friendly, as is the very jolly owner. The food, though, renders me speechless. It's incredibly good. I go there all the time and every time, I've had a five star experience. They also sell Italian food products there, like a mini grocery store, and I think they also have rooms. All in all, one of the best places to eat in Colombo!

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RMT2019

Good quality bruschetta
Coffee okay.
Loved the macaroons
Be back for pasta and supplies soon
Ciao

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AdamG

Food is delicious. Nice restaurant

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cantstopeating

I love this place! Their staff are very friendly, as is the very jolly owner. The food, though, renders me speechless. It's incredibly good. I go there all the time and every time, I've had a five star experience. They also sell Italian food products there, like a mini grocery store, and I think they also have rooms. All in all, one of the best places to eat in Colombo!

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RMT2019

Good quality bruschetta
Coffee okay.
Loved the macaroons
Be back for pasta and supplies soon
Ciao

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Sandro Milan

I think it is difficult to find such good dishes in Italy for this when I found them in Colombo I was amazed but above all pleasantly impressed thank Manuela

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Nimmi

Had a terrible experience at this place. Went there for the first time to get their Tiramisu, only to be completely ignored by the staff, while they greeted and served their foreign customers who came after me, even though I had repeatedly tried to get their attention at the counter! A man who I believe was the owner saw this and asked the rude male staff member to see to me. I complained about what had just happened, very politely, bought my tiramisu to go, and left. Afterwards I see that in an act of petty revenge against myself, and I believe the owner too, this staff member had twisted and broken the spoon I had asked for!
All I can say is that although the dessert was good, I will never go back here again! The owner may have been nice but his staff are awful. Either my appearance wasn't fancy enough (I wasn't wearing makeup) to warrant being served or I wasn't white enough, meaning that this place is either elitist or racist! All reasons to stay well clear. To the owner I will say, the food is good, and I could see that you try to keep a close eye on your staff, as am guessing this must have happened before, but you really need to replace that employee, as he clearly has no respect for customers and most importantly for you!

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AmandaG

DELICIOUS Buffalo Mozarella pizza. Convincingly genuine thin napolitan-style crust with generous topping. The waiters were rather confused, but very friendly. They did need a gentle reminder now and then. Most importantly - the pizza we had was delicious, followed by a satisfyingly strong little espresso.

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Hiran De Silva

Service needs to improve! They bring in the wrong pizza and just keep quite… When request to correct it, the topins are just sprinkled on top :@ The ඉස්සෝ වඩෙ cart guys in galleface can do a better job…urgh

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Hashinka Wickramaratne

Tried the new place in Rajagiriya for the first time. Food was good as usual. Had a large number of flies flying around the entire restaurant. Our table itself had 3-4 roaming at any given time.

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indi YAMU STAFF

Consistently good, and the owner is usually there like all the time keeping an eye on things. The only slight bummer is that they don't use pork products, but I guess that makes more people happy. Their ricotta ravioli is good, and the salads are huge and a great value.

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