Bob and Pat Fogal of East Norriton are the big winners of our 10/11 Season Restaurant Raffle. They will be enjoying a “Dinner for Two” to each of our 10 restaurant sponsors and have been kind enough to share their delicious experiences with us all.
Dolce Vita, Bridgeport – November 2011
516 DeKalb Street, Bridgeport, PA 19405
On a rainy evening when everything feels dank and chill, there’s nothing quite like good, stick-to-the-ribs Italian comfort food. So on one such night Bob and Pat decided to head over to Bridgeport’s Dolce Vita restaurant with Bob’s sister Mary Jane and brother-in-law Gene. Even though the evening was dark and dreary, the restaurant was easy to find due to the large, colorful mural painted on the side wall. In more clement weather we would have enjoyed dining on the terrace, but the rain drove us indoors into the homey décor of the house-turned-restaurant. Soft guitar music added to the coziness of the atmosphere.
For appetizers we shared nicely piccante crab stuffed mushrooms, along with warm Italian bread served with butter and roasted red peppers. Pat’s entrée was three large macaroni shells stuffed with five cheeses and covered with marinara sauce. Bob, always one to enjoy what he calls “fun food,” ordered veal parmagiana, which came with a garden salad dressed in a classic Italian vinaigrette. Gene ordered chicken cacciatore with a side of spaghetti. Mary Jane had the veal scallopini, which was accompanied by carrots and green beans cooked nicely al dente. The entrees were exceedingly generous and came piping hot right out of the oven.
Amazingly enough, we had room for desert and happily shared amply portioned servings of tiramisu, bread pudding with vanilla ice cream, and cannellonis. Not exactly diet food, but well worth the indulgence.
Dolce Vita is clearly a family-oriented, neighborhood restaurant with hearty food at reasonable prices. In addition to its signature Italian menu, it also does catering, private parties, and on weekends expands its menu to include authentic Mexican cuisine. We definitely intend to go back to sample the Mexican specialties.
– Pat and Bob Fogal