Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Review: La Dolce Via
La Dolce Via
Items ordered: Cannoli dream cake, rainbow cookie cake, amaretto gelato
Rating out of 5:
I really wanted to like this place, mainly because its so darn cute inside. They have a pink vespa in one window and festively painted walls, but I wasn't impressed with what I tried. However, I'd be willing to come back to try more gelato flavors, because I don't think its fair to judge them based on one flavor, one time. Its their pastries I was really disappointed in.
The amaretto gelato was alright, I thought the flavor was pretty weak though and I got bored with it fast.
UGH. Looks pretty, doesn't it? I had no reason to think this wouldn't be delicious, which made the let down so much worse. It tastes nothing like cannoli cream, it tastes cream cheese based. I can eat cream cheese on bagels, but on nothing else, and in no other form. I understand people think I'm crazy, but no matter what other ingredients are added it always tastes like pure cream cheese. Cinnabon's icing is an exception, but I doubt there is any real cream cheese in there.
The rainbow cake also looked delicious, but didn't have much of an almond flavor and it had a strange aftertaste I couldn't quite place.
Maybe I went on an off day, but I couldn't even finish the two mini cakes I bought. Sad.