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Dolce Vita Italian Grocer

Map & Directions 5251 E. Brown Rd
Mesa, AZ 85205
  • Market
  • Sun 2pm-8:30pm, Tue-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • BYOB
  • Not Accepted
  • Free, Lot available


Phoenix New Times' Description

This unassuming Italian grocery and deli in east Mesa is the creation of Walter and Marti Bergamaschi, owners of the adjoining Gelato Dolce Vita. And it’s the couple’s penchant for premium ingredients that makes their grocery (if you’re shopping) and Northern Italian-based eatery (if you’re dining in) so distinctive. Pick up a boutique olive oil, balsamic vinegar, or marmalade from the Italian Alps, or give into a purchase of rarely seen cheeses and cured meats. If you’re staying for a bite to eat, don’t miss the classic bruschetta, stellar sandwiches such as the Dolomiti made with smoked prosciutto, asiago cheese, and arugula, and housemade ricotta and spinach ravioli drizzled in a silky butter and sage sauce.

Member Reviews

  • elaupus wrote a review for Dolce Vita Italian Grocer
    on 11/23/13

    Their gelato is terrific and authentic. He trained in Sicily and brought the recipes back to Mesa. The young lady who works there serving is from Sicily too and a real gem. My favorite is the banana-caramel with chocolate. We make it a weekly stop. Can't wait until they start serving cannolis, and lunch.

  • on 10/31/12

    eccezionale la vostra cucina come eccezionali siete voi

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Tips from foursquare

  • Phoenix New Times on 11/01/12

    Don't leave without getting the housemade Ricotta and Spinach Ravioli in a silky butter-sage sauce!

  • Justin S. on 05/14/10

    Best gelato in the Valley, bar none.

  • John B. on 01/07/11

    Best Gelato in town, maybe even the Western Hemisphere.

  • Charles H. on 09/16/10

    Super Gelato, but go for the canoli - not the chocolate chip crap, but the real dried fruit stuff.

  • Deborah C. on 03/30/14

    The Espresso Gelato is to die!

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