Living la dolce vita

Jul 06, 2012, 09:16 IST | Ruchika Kher

The 'mango' imported from Italy might taste a little like guava, but you won't mind too much, given the variety of tantalising options at this new yoghurt shop in Bandra

Not big fans of yoghurt, stopping by an eatery that deals primarily in desserts made from the dairy product with ‘friendly bacteria’ didn’t seem like an alluring proposition. We liked the cool, white interiors of Dolcement Italia, complete with wooden chairs and tables painted white. After comfortably seating ourselves, we got down to business. 

The Banana Split is served with yoghurt and hazelnut sauce, but could do with a little more jazzing up

The menu offers a variety of options that would leave anyone with a sweet tooth spoilt for choice. We started with a mini dessert called the Monte Rosa (Rs 55). It’s delicious strawberry crust filled with yoghurt inside a waffle cone left us wanting more.  Since finishing the mini dessert didn’t take us long, we quickly moved on to our next option: Mango Gelato with Frozen Yoghurt Splash (Rs 90), followed by the Golosone Choco Lollipop (Rs 70). The ‘mango’ in the Mango Gelato tasted more like guava — could it be because the ‘mango’ is actually imported from Italy? It tasted good, so we didn’t mind too much. 

The Blueberry Muffin served with a scoop of frozen yoghurt made for great combo

The Golosone Choco tasted good, but there were certain ‘practical’ problems to eating it: The chocolate crust of the round lollipop was difficult to bite into. In the end, we lost our enthusiasm to finish what was on our plates, even though it tasted good. Our last orders for the day was the Banana Split (Rs 100) and the Blueberry Muffin (Rs 130). The Blueberry Muffin was soft, and carried just the right hint of sweetness. 

Time to split
The Banana Split served with yoghurt and hazelnut sauce, however, seemed to be missing something — perhaps  a sprinkling of nuts or a little extra ‘something’ would have helped make the dish even more interesting.  For now though, Dolcemente Italia is still the answer to most, if not all, our sweet desires. 

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