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6 am to 10 pm
In the world of gastronomy, anything with the name “Florentine” in it means that it contains spinach. Not to be confused with eggs Benedict (which you can order at The Hook Up), Dolce Vita’s eggs fiorentina include two eggs over creamed spinach and bacon, oven baked with Parmesan cheese and served with pressed baguette tostadas. Garnished with paprika.
What is breakfast without a Belgian waffle? Belgian waffles originated in 1958 at Expo 58, also known as the Brussels World’s Fair. They are made with a lighter batter, larger squares and deeper pockets than the standard waffle, and are now leavened with baking powder rather than yeast. When you bite in to a Dolce Vita waffle you will enjoy a slight crunch before getting to the light and fluffy center. Our waffles are dressed with fresh whipped cream and sweet strawberries. Enjoy drizzled with a little maple syrup and a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice.
Farro e Pulpo Salad
Light and refreshing, with tart green apples, fresh arugula, cherry tomatoes, and Kalamata olives all mixed with a wonderfully filling portion of farro and South American quinoa. Farro is an ancient wheat grain offering a nutty earthiness and satisfying chew. Served with grilled octopus that is soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside, you cannot go wrong. Looking for another protein option? Ask for fish or chicken instead.
Pollo alla Griglia
This chicken salad is a dressed up version of the Dolce Vita house salad. Juicy cherry tomatoes, meaty green olives, fresh sliced cucumbers, spicy purple onions, and feta cheese served on a bed of mixed salad greens and donned with Dolce Vita’s homemade Greek vinaigrette. Served with herb grilled chicken breast cooked sous vide, so juicy and tender you can cut it with a butter knife.
The Cuban sandwich began its journey in cafes catering to Cuban workers in Florida. It is a variation of a ham and cheese sandwich. Dolce Vitas “El Cubano” features cured ham, slow roasted pork carnitas, Swiss cheese, homemade dill pickles, mayonnaise and Dijon mustard. Served grilled on our homemade baguette, with Italian salad or house cut fries and homemade ketchup.
As is the case with nearly everything at Dolce Vita, the ravioli are made from fresh homemade pasta, filled with spinach and sautéed shrimp, then served with garlic shrimp and our fresh homemade Pomodoro sauce. You can’t go wrong. Pair this dish with a cold glass of proseco for a complete lunch.
Literally translated as “Married Man”, the Casado is Costa Rica’s most typical plate hailing the rural campesino of old. Dolce Vita’s plate comes with white rice, black beans, a slice of fried “Turrialba” cheese – a salty young cheese made of cow’s milk, buttery sweet plantains, a light green cabbage coleslaw with a lime-mango dressing, fresh avocado, and two soft corn tortillas, all served with your choice of garlic roasted fish, or breaded or grilled chicken breast.
From the Bakery
As its name suggests, Dolce Vita offers an extensive variety of coffees and sweets. Our in-house bakery prepares everything you see in our display on a daily basis, from the savory artisanal breads, buttery and flaky croissants, and filling quiches to the sweet muffins, colorful macarons, traditional pistachio baklawa, and chocolate fantasy opera. Ask about take-home orders, including the best apple pie you have ever tried and only your imagination’s the limit when it comes to special order cakes and pastries.
This little place was one of the few open for lunch in the Marina shopping area the afternoon we went. We got served the most beautiful Marinated Chicken on beds of fresh greens as well as a chicken panini that was perfection. Prices were fair given the location and rents. Touted as a bakery and coffee joint in Lonely Planet, it is undersold. Much more–excellent lunch spot
We had dinner at a restaurant in the marina at Los Suenos and then stopped by Dolce Vita for gelato. It was delicious and the staff were very friendly. We even got tiramisu to go. : )