Windy City Media Group Frontpage News

THE VOICE OF CHICAGO'S GAY, LESBIAN, BI, TRANS AND QUEER COMMUNITY SINCE 1985

home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2022-03-16
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
Donate

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor

  NIGHTSPOTS

SAVOR Dolce Italian
DISH: Weekly Dining Guide in Windy City Times
by Tarina Hargrays
2016-07-13

This article shared 601 times since Wed Jul 13, 2016
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


From its décor down to its music, Dolce Italian, located at the Godfrey Hotel ( 127 W. Huron St.; DolceItalianRestaurant.com ), knows how to do modernized Italian-style cuisine.

The restaurant has been open for about a year now and if you're trying to avoid busy lunch spots, this might be the place for you.

When one goes for Italian food, that person typically expects to receive a hearty, carb-filled dish. While the food was definitely filled with delicious carbs, Dolce Italian makes it its mission to keep the dishes rather light. In order to incorporate this concept, menus are kept seasonal. Delicate, yet fulfilling—just the right combination for a lunch menu.

I got the pleasure of trying Dolce Italian's lunch menu, family-style.

My dining partners and I ordered the fettuccine al pesto, the meatball parmigiana panini, the eggplant parmigiano and Dolce Italian's infamous "star-shaped" pizza, which isn't on the menu but can be ordered when requested. ( This little-known dish secretly excited me. )

The waiter was particularly attentive and the food didn't take long to come out.

My favorite dishes were the fettuccine al pesto and the "star-shaped" pizza. The fettucine was especially savory, coated with fresh shrimp and tomatoes.

The pizza ( also known as the Startufata pizza ) captured my attention for obvious reasons: its look and exclusivity although the taste does lives up to the hype. This cheese-stuffed crust pizza is topped with spicy salami and is easy to eat and share with others. It is sure to leave a good impression with your taste buds as well as your Instagram followers ( the perfect foodie pic ).

I'd recommend the eggplant parmigiano ( fior di latte mozarella, san marzano tomatoes ) and the meatball parmigiana ( dolce meatballs alla parmigiana, tomato gravy ) as well. Both of which were delicious and well-cooked.

As for dessert, I chose to keep it simple and classic by ordering Dolce's amazing Nutella-flavored gelato, which also comes in other assorted flavors. This was the perfect end to a great meal.

The only setback Dolce Italian may have is its pricey menu for such small portions. However, I highly recommend Dolce Italian for its tasty, Italian gems, speedy service and contemporary decor.


This article shared 601 times since Wed Jul 13, 2016
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email

  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

SAVOR Coco Pazzo: Lunch at a longtime Italian favorite
2022-05-13
The River North spot Coco Pazzo, 300 W. Hubbard St., is one of those spots I've always wanted to visit. I had heard some people rave about the restaurant but, for some reason, I never got around to visiting this Tuscan ...


Gay News

Queer college salutatorian plans to help community through food
2022-05-10
Back in March, Jose Cueva got an unexpected phone call from the president of Kennedy-King College: Cueva's perfect 4.0 GPA meant he would be graduating as salutatorian. "I was in shock; I wasn't expecting that," Cueva ...


Gay News

SAVOR Cafe Sophie: Chef Grant talks about his European getaway in the Gold Coast
2022-05-06
Chef Danny Grant wants to take Chicagoans (and visitors) to Europe—via his latest spot, Cafe Sophie, which opened April 14. Named after Grant's aunt, Cafe Sophie (a 2,500-square-foot space at 847 N. State St., in the ...


Gay News

Two Whole Foods stores to close; Lightfoot, Hunter respond
2022-04-30
Whole Foods is closing two Chicago stores—including one it opened on the South Side six years ago amid promises to end the food desert in that area, Block Club Chicago reported. The Englewood spot and a ...


Gay News

Chicago part of Taco Bell Drag Brunch tour
2022-04-29
Starting next month, Taco Bell is launching the Taco Bell Drag Brunch—a five-stop restaurant tour that aims to celebrate drag culture and the LGBTQ+ community, Food and Wine noted. Taking place at five Taco Bell Cantina ...


Gay News

The Andersonville Wine Walk returns for its 16th year on May 15
2022-04-23
-- From a press release - CHICAGO (April 21, 2022) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC), in partnership with In Fine Spirits, is pleased to welcome back its annual Andersonville Wine Walk, an afternoon of ...


Gay News

Andersonville Farmers Market returns May 11 - Oct. 19
2022-04-15
-- From a press release - CHICAGO (April 14, 2022) — The Andersonville Farmers Market (AFM) is pleased to return for its 13th season featuring 30 vendors on Wednesdays from 3 — 7 pm from May 11 — October 19, 2022 on ...


Gay News

First COVID breath test authorized
2022-04-15
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the first COVID-19 test that uses breath samples, according to NBC News. The InspectIR COVID-19 Breathalyzer test has to be done by a trained operator, but the FDA said ...


Gay News

Out LondonHouse Executive Chef Liz Sweeney talks industry, personal journey
2022-04-14
During a recent conversation with Windy City Times, LondonHouse Executive Chef Liz Sweeney revealed several aspects of herself—all coming together to show a complex and open individual. For example, she was quick to flash a smile ...


Gay News

LGBT POCs 3X more likely than white non-LGBTs to have faced food insufficiency during pandemic
2022-04-14
-- From a press release - During the pandemic, an estimated 13% of LGBT adults in the U.S. reported not having enough to eat in the past week, compared to 8% of non-LGBT adults, according to a new report by the Williams ...


Gay News

SAVOR Michelin-starred restaurants; 'Study of Spring'
2022-04-06
Four Chicago restaurants were named first-time recipients of Michelin stars, according to The Chicago Tribune. Those spots are the French-inflected Claudia (with items like squid-ink madeleines), artsy restaurant Esme, the ...


Gay News

SAVOR The Lunchroom at SPACE 519: A chic cafe in Streeterville
2022-04-05
It turns out that some of the city's best dining spots are inside stores—seriously. There are long-established places like The Walnut Room at Macy's, but there are many others, such as Eataly and Restoration Hardware's Eat: ...


Gay News

SAVOR The Kitchen American Bistro: Brunch by the river
2022-03-25
Brunch in Chicago has almost become an institution unto itself. Now that things are slowly returning to "normal," people are emerging from their homes—and some are just starting to realize the potentially overwhelming number of brunch ...


Gay News

SAVOR Adorn: One of the best restaurants you'll hit this year
2022-03-22
In 2021, visiting Adorn Bar & Restaurant (in the Four Seasons, at 120 E. Delaware Pl.) were among the high points in what was a year of turbulence, to say the least. A recent visit, however, ...


Gay News

Nobody's Darling named James Beard Award finalist
2022-03-16
A month after being named a Chicago-area semifinalist for the 2022 James Beard Foundation Awards, the Black- and queer-owned spot Nobody's Darling has been named a finalist for Outstanding Bar Program. Nobody's Darling will compete against ...


 



Copyright © 2022 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 
 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS







Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Donate


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives     
Press  Releases      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam     
Privacy Policy     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.