One reason for La Dolce popularity is its simplicity. There’s nothing complicated about the menu; it’s strictly Northern Italian fare in a trattoria-style ambience. Co-owner Stefano Miotto brings to Los Cabos his heritage of the northern region of Italy, which is known for using less tomato and instead using wine or broth for liquid and for relying heavier on butter instead of olive oil. Seafood and fish are big here; think mussels in wine sauce.
An appetizer of sautéed mushrooms with garlic, red pepper, and white wine is served with a basket of bruschetta. The primo course may just be the house-made egg noodles with zucchini and. Spaghetti al Cartoccio is a seafood dish chockfull of clams, shrimp, and calamari and served in a white wine sauce. Locals and visitors have been drawn to this authentic Italian eatery since it debuted in 1998. Make reservations; the place fills up. Cabo San Lucas: Miguel Hidalgo and Zapatas, (624) 143-4122, www.restauranteladolce.com. Nightly 5 p.m.–midnight. San José del Cabo: Miguel Hidalgo and Zaragosa, (624) 142-6621. Tues.–Sun. 1 p.m.–11 p.m. MasterCard and Visa accepted. $$–$$$
Contact page in Los Cabos Guide: www.loscabosguide.com/ladolcerestaurantcsl/