With the opening of Kensington Street in Chippendale, nearby Dolci Dolmus has aspired to join the crowd. Since my last visit, they’d closed for renovations, likely to match the up-market feel of Silver Eye and various restaurants in Kensington St nearby. Their menu’s also undergone extensive slimming — whereas there used to be upwards of 10 different pastas, there’s now four only.
I’m a big fan of lasagna ($15) and used to it eat semi regularly at home. Now that I’ve stopped that habit, lasagna is a sometimes food — my first bite in at least 6 months!
It’s a hearty lasagna filled with beef mince and a super red bolognese sauce. It’s covered in a deliciously chewy mozzarella crust. I’d have enjoyed more bechemel sauce, which I love with lasagna, and the strips of vegetables were neither here nor there and served only as garnish, but other than that it was a tasty carbohydrate fix.
There’s decidedly less bolognese sauce in the lasagna than when N ordered it a year ago, and with the steepness of N’s ravioli dish (about 8 pieces), I’d say their certainly slimming down the portion sizes to fit in with the up market feel of the restaurants nearby. The service is still horrendously bad, though. Trying to get the attention of waitresses takes multiple attempts (even when they’re walking right past you) and there’s not the barest of smiles to be seen. I don’t mind bad service when the food is cheap, but I’m unlikely to return when it’s expensive as it is here — except to try their pizzas.
Dolci Dolmus is located at 16 – 18 Broadway, Ultimo NSW 2007.