La Dolce Via Cafe Inc

★★★☆☆

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This was the first time that I used a Groupon (a coupon purchased at Groupon dot com). Unfortunately, this was the first and will be the last time I will ever visit La Dolce Via though. I booked a reservation for nine people a week in advance. Although it was not particularly busy, they sat us at a table made up of two small tables of different heights pushed together in the back of the restaurant just outside the toilet. The waiter came with a marker board with a short list of ??small plates? and ??large plates,? all priced on the level of fine dining with ambiance and not what I would have expected from a provincial cafe and bakery. My wife and I ordered the goat cheese small plate and the scalops large plate. The silver dollar size dollop of feta and the six small slices of bread were hardly worth the $12 price tag. The four scallops were quite good, but they were paired with instant mashed potatos, which made the $24 price seem outrageous. To top it off, the woman behind the counter who occasionally came to our table wearing a stained tank top and no bra was particularly rude and seemed rather unhappy about the fact that we used the groupon to cover part of the check when we paid for all nine people at our table. There was a resounding ??I will never come here again? echoed around our table as we left. So although I love Groupon and will continue buying them, I highly recommend passing on La Dolce Via because there are just far too many unique restaurants in St. Louis to give this place another try.

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This was the first time that I used a Groupon (a coupon purchased at Groupon dot com). Unfortunately, this was the first and will be the last time I will ever visit La Dolce Via though. I booked a reservation for nine people a week in advance. Although it was not particularly busy, they sat us at a table made up of two small tables of different heights pushed together in the back of the restaurant just outside the toilet. The waiter came with a marker board with a short list of ??small plates? and ??large plates,? all priced on the level of fine dining with ambiance and not what I would have expected from a provincial cafe and bakery. My wife and I ordered the goat cheese small plate and the scalops large plate. The silver dollar size dollop of feta and the six small slices of bread were hardly worth the $12 price tag. The four scallops were quite good, but they were paired with instant mashed potatos, which made the $24 price seem outrageous. To top it off, the woman behind the counter who occasionally came to our table wearing a stained tank top and no bra was particularly rude and seemed rather unhappy about the fact that we used the groupon to cover part of the check when we paid for all nine people at our table. There was a resounding ??I will never come here again? echoed around our table as we left. So although I love Groupon and will continue buying them, I highly recommend passing on La Dolce Via because there are just far too many unique restaurants in St. Louis to give this place another try.

Pros: Tasty morsels.

Cons: Poor service, overpriced.

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Absolutely my favorite place to go in St. Louis. Amazing everything. Try the scones! Good bakery/coffee shop, very laid back. I tried it for brunch, and the food was good, but the menu was very limited.

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★★★★☆

Absolutely my favorite place to go in St. Louis. Amazing everything. Try the scones! Good bakery/coffee shop, very laid back. I tried it for brunch, and the food was good, but the menu was very limited.

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La Dolce Via has existed as a bakery for more than 15 years, but only recently opened as a cafe. In addition to providing pastries for some of the city's best restaurants (Bar Italia and Jaboni's, to name two), the…

 

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