Whether you’re after a lively bar experience or an intimate and romantic rendezvous, Dolce Italian at the Gale South Beach offers the best of both worlds. Sit downstairs near the bar and enjoy a no-frills casual-luxe lunch, dinner or pre-Rec Room cocktails, or head upstairs for an upscale, gilded candlelit date night complete with white linen table cloths, sumptuous leather booths and servers who all speak Italian.
Something to Sip
Tequila fans will find plenty to celebrate in Dolce Italian’s El Diablo, made with Avion Silver, lime juice and spicy agave nectar for an unexpected balance of sweetness and spice. It’s not Italian, but it hits the spot.
From classics like the Barrel Aged Negroni, made with Tanqueray Malacca gin, campari and Cocchi Torino, to their Cuban Viejo, an Old Fashioned twist made with Bacardi 8 rum, Dolce Italian’s craft cocktail menu celebrates both tradition and ingenuity. Some other favorites include the simple and refreshing L’Hugo, with Absolut Elyx vodka, St. Germain, prosecco and soda water, and the Maple Wood Smoked Old Fashioned, prepared with a show of smoked maple wood, High west Campfire whiskey, angostura and mole bitters, and sugar.
Something to savor
Dolce Italian’s menu highlights classic Italian fare with a modern and unique twist. A popular dish is the Tartufata pizza, made with white cheese, speck, spicy salami and truffle oil. For seafood lovers, there’s the grilled octopus, made with chickpeas, farro and pistachio vinaigrette. Meat lovers can opt for the Dolce meatballs, made with creamy polenta and Parmigiano. For sweet tooths there’s the tiramisu, made with mascarpone, lady fingers and cocoa powder.
1690 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
2 ounces of Reposado Tequila
1 ounce of lime juice
1/4 ounce of agave nectar
2 slices of jalapeño pepper
Combine ingredients in a tin except for one jalapeño slice. Hard shake to break up the jalapeño and strain into a rocks glass, then add ice and garnish with the remaining jalapeño slice.
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