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Disappointing Experience at Dolce on Yonge

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Disappointing Experience at Dolce on Yonge

ilovechocolate | Oct 16, 2009 04:42 PM

Having read about this new restaurant in Avenue magazine, my husband and I decided to give it a try - an early dinner on a Friday, at 5:30pm. We were the first ones there and greeted at the door by the owner himself - Enzo. First of all, the number of servers/hosts catering to us was simply overkill. I appreciate that the owner is desperate for business, but this was just annoying. To be asked the same question 3 times was too much. and on top of that, the owner kept on running over to the window to see if there were any new diners each time distracting us and making the dining experience stressful. Now, the food. Well... the Ossubucco my husband had was fairly good (at $22 a plate), but my tiger shrimp dish was doused with soya sauce - yuck! I was so hungry that I ate it anyway, but left those pieces that just wouldn't go down. To add, the wine at $10 a glass and the bottle of water at $5 were overpriced in my opinion. I must be fair to the waitress who was lovely and professional and well deserving of the 20% tip we left her. Unfortunately, the food in the restaurant was not on par with its comfortable surroundings, and the nervous owner did not add to our dining experience either. Will not return.

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