Fresh, plentiful and delicious best describes the food at La Dolce Vita. A local’s favorite – even those who drive from the northern beaches – this eatery has lots of choices. Come casual or dressy and sit in a window alcove or in cushy booths and enjoy Sicilian food including entrees, pizza, Stromboli, and hot and cold Panini.

Appetizers are sizeable, and the eggplant Parmigiana is a meal in itself. It is light, flavorful with a sauce into which you will want to dip. Entrees come with salad and bread with olive oil. The dressings are fresh.

Pasta choices include spaghetti, angel hair – a favorite – lasagna, penne, fettuccini, linguine, tortellini and ravioli fixed in a variety of ways. Some are spicier than others.

If you are not into heavy garlic, the chef will go easy!

Chicken dishes include Marsala, piccata, cacciatore, ripieno, and Parmigiana. Enjoy fish as well including crab cakes, flounder and tuna.  There are ten kinds of pizza from which to choose and a variety of salads including antipasto and steak tuna.

The Panini, or hot sandwiches, are served with fries. Feast on steak, burgers, meatballs, eggplant chicken, and crab and veggie selections.  The kid’s menu includes chicken fingers, ham and cheese and Italian choices.

Finish your dining experience with classic tiramisu, cannoli, Belgian Chocolate Moose cake and other delights. La Dolce Vita also serves beer and wine.

The Manteo La Dolce Vita is open year round. The Corolla eatery is open from the end of March through October.