At first I was really excited about Romaines, such a great concept. After eating there a handful of times I am no longer a fan. The owner is always there and he's not friendly, almost comes across as he doesn't want you there, its bizarre. Not to mention when I went to nurse my child, the owner seemed deeply offended. I can pay $10.00 for a salad but I can't nurse my child, in the back corner while using a nursing cover without getting "the look?" I'll never eat there again. Romaines won't last a year. Go to the Good Food Store if you want a salad.
We are in Missoula for a week for training. We randomly picked this place-and I am so sad there is not one near home (northern california). The service was great. The servers were so friendly and the owner was very nice, ensuring we enjoyed our meal. They have soup, hot sandwiches and a 'create your own salad' option. You tell the server the size of salad, and choose from a variety of greens to start, and then walk down the row choosing what to add. My friend had soup and a salad, I had salad and bread. The available ingredients were FRESH, and too many to list. There were several protein options including chicken, salmon, beef, tofu, and a variety of beans. The dressing of the day was a orange champagne vinnagrette( spelling ), and it was just a perfect mix of healthy fresh ingredients. I returned for dinner, for another amazing salad. If you try one place while you're in Missoula-this is a must try. We really really liked it!!
Great food. Amazing customer service. Clean facility.
One of the worst burgers I have had in years.
and oh yes.....5 stars.....
Tagliare's has the best sandwiches ever! The owners are great. Try the Megadeath sometime.....
So I'd agree with Smitty regarding the atmosphere at the neighborhood location. It's cavernous and less than warm and inviting, but THE FOOD MORE THAN MAKES UP FOR IT!!! Having lived the majority of my life in Chicago, the one thing I miss constantly is food. Good, authentic ethnic restaurants are VERY hard to come by in Western Montana, but dinner at Cafe Dolce has really hit the spot with the seasonal, changing, Italian dinner selections. They are currently serving a Braised Short Rib Ragu that is out of this world. There are several other pasta dishes that are delicious. Their pizzas are terrific, and don't get me started on desserts. With great food, and a great wine selection, dinner at Cafe Dolce's neighborhood location has become a fairly regular choice despite the warehouse-like atmosphere.
If you haven't had a sandwich here yet, stop what you are doing and get there NOW! I suggest the Zeplin or the Cure or ... well they are all really good. Took a road trip with the big $16 sandwich. I lasted me 6 whole meals! If you miss the little Italian deli's back east you will love Tagliara!
More camel spit! Tube of dill bread stuffed with yummy goodness - how can you go wrong!
The breakfast is a must try. The coffee's good. It's a bit of a wait on weekends, but worth it.
Frito Pie. Chili, fritos, jalepenos, sour cream. $4 --Enough Said.
Doc's can be daunting at first glance, because they have SO MANY choices. All their sandwiches are named after famous doctors (freud, kavorkian, doolittle, who) and always bring a smile. They've got cold and hot sandwich options, along with soups, salads and deserts. Watch out during the lunch hour though, as Doc's is always Packed with hungry folks.
I give Cafe Dolce four stars to round out the two locations. The stand-alone spot on the corner of Brooks and Beckwith is cafeteria like. I feel like it should be in a museum or something, not somewhere I would want to hang out by myself. The acoustics are not great - but the deck is awesome. Three Stars.
The Cafe Dolce in the mall is the bomb. I'd rather go to the mall location for lunch than the restaurant on beckwith. Sitting in the square by the big clock is a great way to people watch and you feel like you're in an arboretum. Four Stars
The food: Is great in both spots. Five Stars.
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