"I came here with some of my Tuesday dinner buddies and there is nothing more exciting then when we try a new place. More specifically trying a new place that is small business. I've never been to downtown Lemont before but this place is in a nice, quaint location. I walked in and I literally felt like I was in an old mob movie about to ask a favor of the Godfather. I mean this in the best way possible.
I had a fever, and the only cure was eggplant. I'd been eating myself heavy and meat silly that week so it was only thing that made sense to me without all the carbs. You get a side salad and a little thing of pasta with your meal. I had the eggplant parmigiana and it was LITERALLY the best eggplant parm I've ever had. I can't really put my finger on whether or not it was the eggplant that made it so good or the amazing marinara sauce. My husband had this wonder seafood pasta. The name escapes me but it had calamari, clams, muscles, shrimp, and scallops in it. So very very good.
We were about to close out our bill and a waitress walked past us with their HOMEMADE tira misu (which by the way you can smell the coffee in it from across the room). Of course we all put our credit cards away and decided all 8 of us would share the tira misu. I tend to live my life with no regrets, but if there was only one it would be that I didn't order my own tiramisu."
"My family has been going here since it opened and we love it! Never had a bad meal. I moved away for a few years and every time we came back to Lemont we had to visit La Dolce. Best Italian food around!"
"I’ve probably have eaten here more than any other restaurant in Lemont, in the past 9 years I have lived here. I’ve never had a bad meal or service at this place. The food is always delicious. When it’s crowded on the weekends, the bar is not easy to maneuver around in, but the food is worth the wait."
"We were so impressed!
The meal began at the bar with a drink and a very knowledgeable, personable bartender. She not only welcomed us but explained nearly every item on the menu, daily specials included! We started with the Brocatta (?), a fresh mozzeralla like cheese with a pesto glaze and roasted tomatoes. I literally wanted to lick the plate! Being a fish lover, I had the "zuppe del mar" or fish soup which was phenomenal. The mussels, clams, calamari and large chunks of whitefish was topped with a lobster tail. The tomato broth was tasty and the fish was ever so fresh. My wife had veal which was perfectly cooked, flavorful and delicious. Dessert was Tiramisu that was light and authentic. The place is small, the food was awesome. Yes, there is a wait but ever so worth it. I know our dinners were made to order and not ready to be "heated" upon ordering.
Five stars!! We will be back!"
"Thank You LA Dolce of Lemont!!...HAPPY NEW YEAR ...and thank you for a GREAT dinner on New Year'd Eve. We had reservations at 5:30 and had 10 in our party, and the the service and food were TOP- NOTCH!!!...I had the clams in white sauce, which was wonderfull!! If you like clams, LA Dolce does this dish right!...What a way to spend the New Year....With great friends and fantastic food."
Longtime Lemont Resident
“Fantastic Eatery- Have a martini at the bar before sitting down, enjoy the company and the historic site. Eat a delicious meal with enough to take home (the specials are spectacular), a bottle of wine, and an after dinner stroll. Summer could not be better, in winter it is cozy and romantic. Worth the price."