2869 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9003434.035339 -118.389323
Neighborhoods: Beverlywood, West LA
Delicious, Fresh, & Affordable – Simply put, there is no better place to eat in the immediate area. Not a huge menu, more of an emphasis on their baked goods, which are first rate. Everything is homemade. Their signature swordfish tacos are a nice surprise, delicate chunks of fish simmered in a savory sauce, handmade tortillas, served with stellar pintos & rice, fresh guacamole & salsa, for about what you'd pay eating at Carl's Jr. They've got salads, pasta, spaghetti w/ homemade meatballs, sandwiches on fresh baguette. Top that off with homemade cookies, cupcakes, or gelati, well, enough said. Nice Euro feel; small, only a few tables. I recommend calling ahead for take out. Or just stop in - they open at 8am; cappuccino & croissant in the morning, hello. Their to-go packaging looks nice enough for a party, but to me, Dolce Isola is a afternoon lunch stop that happens to be above-average restaurant quality (& walking distance from my house).
The posh and star-studded Ivy restaurant opens a bakery farther south on Robertson to offer an affordable cure for Hamilton High-adjacent sweettooths. – In Short
Translating to "sweet island," this bright and airy confectionery offers one of the last stops for pastries and ice cream before the 10 freeway. The few small tables keep a quick turnaround of neighbors popping in for a cookie or lemon bar to-go. Fruit and chocolate-flavored gelati made in-house (and sans preservatives) serve as after-school snacks for high-school students, while cheap breakfasts can be created out of cinnamon toasts and scones. Lunchtime options include filling fare like giant meatball sandwiches and prosciutto and ricotta on baguettes.
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