Northern Italian coffee has been the drink of choice for Northern Italians since the country split down the middle and formed the world's largest perpetual game of Capture the Flag. Cross delectable flavor boundaries with today's Groupon to Dolce & Salato Bar Italiano. Choose one of the following options:
- $7 for $15 worth of fresh, original dining or carryout
- $20 for $40 worth of catering
Today's Groupon is good at two locations—eat in or pick up your catering at Presidio Heights or at the Trinity Caffe on Market Street, where an effervescent intoxication of robust brews and savory edibles wafts out of the front door.
Both of Dolce & Salato's locations host fancifully relaxed settings, such as white marble countertops reflecting decorated walls and gold-colored chandeliers. Dolce & Salato uses the ingredients of local vendors to fill out a menu of palate pleasers. Presidio Heights' coffees come hot or cold and include french-press blends ($1.60 for a 12 oz.), café au laits ($2.60), cappuccinos and lattes ($2.85), mochas ($3), and more. An alert mouth can appreciate the subtle crumbles of a freshly baked cranberry-walnut scone ($1.75) or a morning bagel with eggs, cheese, tomatoes, and bacon ($5.50). Later-day appetites can be quashed by the eggplant and pesto panini, with roasted red bell peppers ($8.75), daily rotating soups, and salads such as the arugula with shaved parmesan and fennel beneath a lemon vinaigrette ($7.45). Lonely half-full coffee cups love the arrival of chocolate-covered biscotti ($1.95). However, should your biscotti chamber––located somewhere in the human stomach––already be stuffed, customers are welcome to put their remaining balance on a gift card useful for future coffee sojourns or jimmying open a sticky door.
To become the foodbox hero of any early-morning meeting, mid-morning staff party, or surrealist lunchtime gathering in a friend's laundry room, grab a catering menu, and call in an airstrike of flavors 48 hours before mealtime. Like the antagonists from Them!, Dolce & Salato's catering orders are exactly like their smaller counterparts, except exponentially larger and more dangerous.
- Excellent pannini [sic] with a relaxed atmosphere to bang away on the laptop. – ea o.
- not only is it a convenient place for me to go on my lunch break, but now the food is actually really good and fresh too. i [sic] usual [sic] get their soup. they're [sic] so fresh and delicious...the staff is extremely nice and friendly...highly recommend it! – Mara L.
Dolce & Salato Bar Italiano
Dolce & Salato’s chefs strike a delicate balance between Italian charm and Californian sustainability, drawing from a palette of in-season ingredients culled from local vendors to orchestrate a menu inspired by the entrenched culinary traditions of Northern Italy. The café proves ideal for a quick cappuccino break, a leisurely breakfast, or a lunch paired with a glass of Italian beer or wine. Flowerboxes and sidewalk tables situate patrons in prime people-watching positions at the Presidio Heights location, which also hosts a wood-paneled dining area bathed in light that radiates from garden windows and the friendly wait staff’s smiles.