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Nov 6, 2007 05:58 AM

anyone been to dolce isola yet?

the bakery at the ivy

here's what i got from daily candy on it:

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  1. Yes, I loved the meatball sandwich on baguette and (less so, but still delish) the Italian tuna sandwich. Went home with some really yummy pacetta bread, lemon squares, and cookies. Can't wait to try the Ham and Cheese Croissant.

    1. Really good. All of the cookies are delicious. I had the prosciutto mozzarella sandwich and it was so good. The bread is perfect, slightly crisp crust, but chewy inside and really tasty. The prosciutto was tender, not chewy, and the mozzarella was soft and perfectly salted.

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      1. re: mai2

        I picked up some deserts for tonight--this place looks fantastic! The staff were very nice and highly recommended the hot chocolate. I also picked up some pastries and a delicious roll with melted emmenthaler cheese on top. Can't wait to go back and try the sandwiches.

        1. re: holleygolitely

          anyone tried the Louisiana crab cake sandwich here? or the chocolate truffle cake?

          sounds good.

      2. Enjoyed a rustic croque monsieur. It wasn't pain de mie, but an oval wheat(or whole grain?) bread with a thick slather of bechamel on top and melted cheese. Expensive ($11? something like that), but easily 1.5 the size of a regular square croque monsieur. It was over-the-top luscious.

        I also shared cheesecake, peanut butter cookies and a chocolate cookie. All were wonderful.

        It's definitely a neighborhood pioneer, bringing prices from Beverly Hills further south, and quality also. The service is very friendly, the packaging charming. It's not inexpensive, but it's high quality and not anywhere near the ridiculous prices of the Ivy.

        I'll be returning.

        1. I had the meatball, which was tasty but not outstanding and pricier than some better offerings nearby such as Victor Jr.'s. The pecan tart was quite good. I would like to try the croque next.

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          1. re: New Trial

            now if they could start serving some fried chicken and ivy's enchiladas.

            also, is the meatball all beef or what? thanks.

            1. re: kevin

              Yes, the meatballs are all beef. The owner, Richard, was there yesterday, and was great. He answered all my questions about recipes, etc. He even pointed me in the direction of a gorgeous recipe laden book he put out with several of the Ivy's and Dolce's most popular dishes included. The meatball recipe is there....check it out!