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About Dolcino Trattoria Toscana
Dolcino Trattoria Toscana is located in Kips Bay. We serve Italian cuisine.
New York, NY 10016
Hours of Operation:
Lunch/Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:30pm, Friday: 11:00am - 11:30pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
between 28th St & 29th St
$30 and under
Dolcino Trattoria Toscana Ratings and Reviews
One of our favorite restaurants. Food is always good, ambiance is wonderful, service is wonderful, and you can actually hear each other talk -- so great for conversation with friends.
They also have the best grilled portabella mushrooms in the city, and great chicken and veal parm, and fillet of sole francaise. Also the best real Italian ricotta cheesecake -- nice and creamy -- not too dense.
We planned my sister's Birthday there it was an amazing night of great food, drinks, family. The location of our table was perfect out of way and quiet. The food is always consistent. The warm, family feel of the place is worth trying for first time or going back over and over. Thank you to the staff and chefs for making our time at Dolcino's so memorable! Most importantly you are not rushed out you feel like you can stay and hang out and relax.
Food andservice is wonderful but the bar areas could use fixing up. They moved the bar to the front which is great but the little lights behind the bar are always off so when you talk in and when you are at a table, it is dark and depressing over there. They don't have a steady bartender, but if they did and they keep the low, little lights on, we would come in for cocktails with and without dinner. When Ramone (the owner? manager?) was there for a bit, he put the low lights on behind the bar and it came alive, but we were already at a table after going somewhere else for drinks first.
Have eaten here many times with friends, and food is always reliable with pleasant, unobtrusive service. Only downside this visit, was that they had no veal at all available quite early in the evening (5:45 or so), although there were several veal dishes on the menu. Since I was planning to order the Veal Sorrentino, this was rather disappointing. Switched to a farfalle pasta with shrimp, which was very good -- but not veal.
Love the food and service; always wonderful; but they moved the bar upfront yet don't utilize it; it's usually dark and there's no full-time bartender; they only turn on the lights behind the bar when a waiter goes to make a drink and it's a shame. If they left the little white lights on behind the bar and kept someone there, it would be so nice to sit and have some drinks before moving to a table or even just drop in for a drink. It would also be nice if they got competitive with the neighborhood on Third Ave. and had a happy hour. The lack of attention to the bar makes it hard to go too often and recommend often to others.
Never disappoints. Good food, great service, comfortable ambiance. My favorites are:
Portobello mushroom appetizer (best in the city), salmon, chicken parm, filet of sole or chicken francaise, and they also have the best Italian cheesecake in the city (soft & creamy). And they start with fantastic olives and hard cheese on the house!
Great neighborhood standby!
Always wonderful. Just one thing I wouldn't recommend- the flan is too sweet. But everything else is great: best portabella mushroom salad! Other salads are great. Chicken parm is yummy, salmon is excellent, bread is great. And free olive and hard cheese plate is fantastic!!!
Other desserts are great. Real Italian cheesecake- soft and creamy, chocolate cake wonderful. Love this place!
Food is fabulous; staff is wonderful and attentive; but they moved the bar up front which is great but they have such dim lighting and there is no bartender or regular person behind the bar so they are missing out on a bar scene (that the other restaurants in the neighborhood have). When we go to the bar for a drink before sitting at the table, there is no one standing there, it is dark and a bit depressing. If they get someone behind the bar and keep the dim lights on there, it would be wonderful.
This was the third time that my family had a Holiday dinner there, and the last time! I don't know if there are new owners, but, the experience was terrible. First of all, I made the reservation weeks ago on this site. When my daughter got there, she was told there was no reservation. It was for 11 people and I had received a confirmation. Then they begrudgingly started to set a table for us. The service was horrible. The waiters seemed annoyed to have to serve us. And lastly the food was awful. The chicken parm. tasted like a frozen dinner, one of my guests sent it back and refused anything else. The cheesecake was dry, and bland, and seemed stale. All in all it was a very disappointing Easter dinner! I feel the money spent was wasted.
Excellent in every way. Went based on comments and reviews on this website. Just looking for a relatively inexpensive restaurant in Kips Bay section of Manhattan. Was greeted warmly by the owner and shown right to a table. Sparsely appointed yet nice decor. Waiter was very nice and gave us the nightly specials. The menu (Italian food) was surprizingly sparse. Most of the fare was pretty standard with a few dishes that piqued the senses. Wife and daughter ordered soup of the day which was lentil for appy. Chicken parm and baked ziti for them both. I asked the waiter about the Chicken Dolcini...he smiled and said...."best chicken Dolcini you have ever had".. He was right perfectly cooked chicken breast topped with asparagus and cheeze and a thin slice of ham in an excellent creamy sauce. Fantastic! not gourmet but just very good. Served with a side of roasted potato, carrots and broccoli. I literally licked the plate clean with the excellent bread that came with dinner. As I looked around the restaurant every plate was clean when finished. My daughter who is a very finicky eater cleaned her plate as well. They saved the best for last...home made tira misu WAS TO DIE FOR! If you are in the neighborhood by all means go there for Italian Food! It appeared to be a neighborhood gathering place. It was surprizingly inexpensive dinner for 3 (with no drinks) and desert came to about $85 which for New York is a bargain!
If your looking for good value and good serviceable Italian food after a movie, then you found your destination
With our dinner of chicken parm (chicken was large and cooked well) included was soup that was homemade and tasty. Also included was a side of pasta. For us, here was the only disappointment, the sauce was incomplete, a little raw tasting
This trattoria brings you to the Italian atmosphere in a nice not small nor too big restaurant.
There was nice music at a gentle level which allowed people to talk without raising the voice.
The service was very attentive. The food was nicely done. They did not have whole wheat pasta as a choice but they did gluten free kind. Prices were reasonable. It is a good place to go if you are in the mood for Italian fare.
Enjoyed a neighborhood spot with plenty of room. Chicken Parm and pasta was good, but not outstanding. Pasta and shrimp was ok. Unfortunately their wines by the glass are not Very good, so had to order $50 bottle of a $15 retail wine to enjoy the meal. They have cheaper bottles, but they are the same as the single glass wines.
My friend and I were seeking a dinner place in the East 20s and happened upon this one. From the opening of its door to the waiter's response we were pleased with its friendliness. The wine wasn't special but average pinot grigio.
Both fish dishes we ordered were cooked well and especially the bronzini, shown first and then fileted.
There were a few desserts on the menu too.
I liked the area too; quieter than midtown and walkable.
We would certainly recommend this restaurant.
Location perfect if planning on eating before/after seeing a movie at Kips Bay. Salad was delicious. Meatballs not - too heavy and dried out. Eggplant parm very ordinary - eggplant mushy and sauce tasteless. Fish of the day fine. Casual, and even with a large group at another table near us the noise level was fine.
We had birthday drinks planned for a bar nearby and looked for a restaurant that would be close by. Most of the surrounding places feature Asian food and we read the reviews on Dolcino so we thought we'd give it a try as it has been a while since we tried Italian food. I'm usually disappointed by Italian when we eat out because it tends to be overpriced and mediocre. Dolcino was neither; it was amazing.
I was surprised there were only three or so tables full at any given time besides ours. The neighborhood is tough for drawing a crowd. We went straight in for entrees which included ravioli, eggplant parmigiana, and the special Chicken Dolcino. We were all pleased. The entrees were flavorful and a great portion size. The marinara sauce on the pasta and eggplant was so tasty- I'm certain to make this restaurant our go-to Italian for it alone. The Chicken Dolcino was paired with steamed vegetables and a small dollop of mashed potatoes. The eggplant was paired with a mixed green salad (house dressing) and a small dish of penne marinara. I think it was the perfect amount of food to enable the four of us to split a Tartufo.
The entrees were around $19.95 which I think is a fair price for the amount of food in this market. The wines were about $9 a glass and they had bottles ranging from $32 to $105. They had a full bar and several wine choices but if you have a picky beer drinker, you might call ahead and find out which beers are available. They have beers like Peroni, Stella, and Blue Moon but not Miller Light, etc.
When we first saw the Tartufo, I chuckled that we'd be paying $8 for a glorified Klondike bar. Again, I stand corrected: it was glorious and totally worth the $8. It arrives quartered and drizzled in chocolate sauce with a dollop of whipped cream and a fresh strawberry. The center has a cherry and it has vanilla and chocolate ice cream inside a most delicious dark chocolate covering.
In short, this place is YUM.
I eat here on a regular basis because of two reasons. The location, 29th and Second, and the consistently fresh food prepared daily. This neighborhood has only a few restaurants and most are either have a Turkish or Asian flare. If you are looking for standard Italian fare, this place is highly recommended.
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