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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED La Dolce Vita Bakery & Wine Bar Cafe Restaurant Review: Skip the touristy crab leg cavalcades and greasy pizza joints when hunger hits at the oceanfront, and saunter over to this sunny slice of Europe one block from the beach. Albeit warm and casual, an undeniably sophisticated, continental flair infuses all its incarnations: café, bakery, wine bar (there’s even a market case with antipasto fixings and a demo kitchen for classes). Best of all, it’s a gleaming showcase for Victoria Caruso, a scion of the La Bella Italia family, and her husband Joe to produce well-crafted salads and sandwiches with fine ingredients. Start the day with a breakfast sandwich take-away such as eggs, red peppers, onions, basil pesto and goat cheese on a bagel or croissant, or linger longer over lunch/early dinner (it’s open until 8 p.m. or so on weekends) with generous sandwiches like the signature Dolce Vita, roasted turkey, manchego, grilled eggplant and mesclun with pesto aïoli on thick-sliced, just-baked, seed-studded bread. The chopped salad is constructed as you direct. The wine bar dispenses interesting, unusual, well-priced offerings while the pièce de résistance is Victoria’s baking prowess on display in the form of whipped cream-stuffed lobster tail pastries, mocha latte buttercream cake, cookies galore, bread puddings and more.