Sunday, April 5, 2009
Lunch At Cafe Dolce - St Petersburg, FL
Just west of downtown St Pete, on Central Avenue, is a great little Italian eatery, Cafe Dolce. Upon entering the cafe, I enjoyed the cheery yellow walls with art pieces and pictures on the wall, featuring Marilyn Monroe and James Dean, among others. I went there for a Saturday lunch and on the menu was homemade soup, sandwiches, and pizza. Everyone in my party decided to go for the pizza that day. The pizzas are personal pizzas, although depending on your appetite, you might have some left over because they were generously portioned. We orderd a plain cheese, the four cheese al formaggio, and the di pollo(chicken) pizzas. The pizzas were all the way we liked them, with crisp crust, just the right amount of sauce and cheese, and baked to perfection. The di pollo with chicken and roasted peppers was a clear winner at our table, followed closely by the plain cheese pizza. However, I personally felt one couldn't go wrong with whatever pizza topping was chosen. Our waiter that day was very friendly and he made sure everything was in order and he was on hand when we needed another wine. The wine we chose that day was a house red and we found it to be a nice table wine. Before leaving the restaurant, I checked out the dinner menu which was much more extensive than the lunch menu and I will definitely be back to try dinner! Cafe Docle also gets extra points for being reasonably priced, so check it out if you haven't already.
2444 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL