Dolce Vita features classic Italian cuisine with a nod towards today's lighter sauces and appreciation for the fresh-grown ingredients of our region. The Cantina, with the same menu, provides an intimate space for meetings, parties and other gatherings. Dolce Vita is casual and inviting, the coziness of the room set off by a trompe d'oeil of Rome's Spanish Steps and scenes of the Tuscan countryside. The wood burning brick oven sports a relief "face" of a patrician Roman, with the oven opening as the "mouth." Dolce Vita has been a neighborhood institution and a destination for those "in the know" for 10 years. Among its many awards, Dolce Vita was named in America's Top Italian Restaurants by Zagat Survey 2005.