Pastry chef Marianna Di Bartolo has created something very special at Dolcetti in West Melbourne – a bakery dedicated to her Sicilian heritage.
The display is always filled with beautiful cakes and biscuits created here on a daily basis.
There’s plates piled with tangelo-topped amaretti biscuits, or the exquisite almond, raisin, cherry and orange biscotti. Pineapple, lemon and polenta cakes are always a sure-fire hit too.
Nougat is another specialty, with the traditional sesame toffee variety that has to be tasted to be believed. The selection also extends to delicate meringues, tartlets, cheesecakes and a wonderful Christmas selection in the festive season.
Dolcetti is only a 5 minute walk from the Queen Victoria Market, so don’t miss it if you are near the market area.
This is one of Melbourne’s finest specialty bakers – and one of my absolute favourite places to stop for a special treat. Just one visit and it will become a favourite of yours too I’m sure.
Dolcetti - 223 Victoria Street, West Melbourne, 9328 1688.