Dolce transports diners with European food, attentive service

August 19, 2007|By SAVORY SAM
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My dearest companion, a fan of Sue Grafton's alphabet-titled mystery series that began with "A is for Alibi," said Dolce and Manea were exactly like a restaurant and its Eastern European chef-owner frequented by protagonist-detective Kinsey Millhone. "The chef recommends her dishes in her Eastern European accent, saying, 'This is very good. You should try.' Kinsey is never disappointed. Dolce seems to have been cut from the same cloth. Julia (Manea) seems to know what you want."

Visit Manea's kitchen, and let her take care of you. It's one of Hagerstown's unique dining experiences.

Savory Sam is a pseudonym for a Herald-Mail staff member who reviews restaurants anonymously to avoid special treatment.

Dolce Pizza

(4 stars out of 5)

Food: 4 stars

Value: 5 stars

Service: 3 stars

Ambience: 3 stars

Address: 792 Frederick St., Hagerstown


Phone: 301-745-6300

Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily

Prices: Appetizers $6.95 to $8.95; salads $4.95 to $13.95; entrees $7.95 to $21.95

Style: Diner, specializing in Italian and Eastern European dishes

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