For most of us, the noontime meal is a short break from work, a quick sandwich, salad, or heaven forbid "fast food." On rare occasions we might go out as a group to a local restaurant for a sit down lunch but these times are infrequent. In Europe, the culture is oriented around food. A sit down lunch is common and occurs everyday. Perhaps that is the reason why Dolce Italia decided to add home-made daily specials to their regular lunch menu. Owned and operated by a husband and wife team from the Isle of Ischia in Italy, Dolce Italia prepares homemade Italian food just like your grandmother used to make. This is not your everyday Italian place. All the food is home-made using family recipes and served in a very casual yet comfortable setting. In addition to the usual sandwiches and paninis, there is a special dish served each day.
Monday: "Pizza Pezzo" Home-made dough, fresh tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and Parmigiano cheese $7.99
Tuesday: "Insalata della Nonna" Arugula, grilled herbed chicken, cherry tomatoes, and feta cheese $8.99
Wednesday: "Insalata Italiana di Spinachi" Spinach salad, roasted red peppers, pancetta, goat cheese $7.99
Thursday: Panino "Sasicce e Friarielli" Home-made italian sausage, rapini broccoli, fresh mozzarella $8.99
Friday: "Insalta di Mare" Romaine lettuce topped with shrimp, tuna, and mayo $8.99
If you are looking for a break from the ordinary lunch time meal, why not consider a home-made Italian speciality for a change? I am sure you will be glad you did!
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Dolce Italia 6606 Superior Avenue Sarasota, FL 34231 Phone: 941-921-7007 Fax: 941-921-7000