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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Dolce Enoteca e Ristorante

261 19th St. NW (Market St.) Send to Phone
To savor Italian food in a Hollywood-style setting, find the road to Dolce Enoteca e Ristorante.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Dolce Enoteca e Ristorante Restaurant Review

: Offering Italian fare in a glam-and-glitz setting imported straight from Los Angeles' Melrose Avenue, Dolce Enoteca e Ristorante seeks to wow with its cooking. The good burrata platter comes with thinly sliced prosciutto drizzled with way too much balsamic vinegar, charred tomatoes and house-made cheese. The osso buco, served with its marrow bone, is tender but characterless, with excessive tomato in the sauce and lacking the classic gremolata embellishment. The rich, buttery Milanese rice accompanying it is cooked al dente, with just the right whiff of saffron. Portions are large, plenty to share. Mains seem to come from the corner mom-and-pop establishment, e.g., chicken piccata and Parmigiana. The heavily Italian wine list features wines by the glass that are either reasonably priced but not interesting, or interesting but pricey. High ceilings, hard surfaces and loud contemporary music make conversation a challenge, even when seated at a small table.


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