La Dolce Ristorante Italiano – LCM 42 Winter 2016

There is such an overabundance of Northern Italian dishes on the La Dolce menu that it’s easy to get overwhelmed: How is one to choose among tempting plates that range from antipasti and pasta to pesce e gamberoni, and of course, pizza? When dining at either of La Dolce’s two Los Cabos locations, I’ve learned to take a moment and look around, checking out the incredible dishes that others have ordered. Flavors float to you, and with clarity you know that that is what you want. Starters include various takes on bruschetta, but I’m especially impressed with the one with smoked salmon on garlic bread. There is also a must-try Caprese salad. Follow it with house-made pastas like lasagna or ravioli, which will transport you directly to Italy. Pizza selections include the usual faves and some surprises; try one with chicken and pine nuts. Miguel Hidalgo and Zapatas, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-4122, Nightly 5 p.m.¬–midnight. Also in San José del Cabo: Miguel Hidalgo and Zaragosa, (624) 142-6621. Tues.–Sun. 1 p.m.–11 p.m. MasterCard and Visa accepted. $$¬–$$$ S.A.B.