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Critic: Get ‘Whisked Away to Roma’ at La Strada Dolci e Caffe

Plus, reviewers weigh-in on La Dulce and Stage Deli

La Strada Dolci e Caffe.
La Strada Dolci e Caffe.
Brenna Houck

— Serena Maria Daniels takes a gastronomic vacation at La Strada Dolci e Caffe: The Birmingham eatery "takes you away to those intimate little European bistros and, unlike the typical coffee shops here in the United States, they don't skimp on the niceties of service, ambiance, and, more importantly, food," she writes. "Go for a flaky croissant or toast, with choice of marmalade, European cream cheese, Nutella, or truffle honey." Daniels is particularly impressed with the pizzas, which "rival any pizzeria found in Italy" as well as the carbonara served "al dente, with the sauce subtle and balanced well with the bacon." [Metro Times]

— Christopher Cook visits Royal Oak tapas restaurant La Dulce: The eatery "takes tapas up to new heights in an utterly whimsical atmosphere," Cook writes. La Dulce features "traditional tapas, but also wanders into inventive examples by letting the kitchen have some fun making original combinations." The critic also makes note of "such delights as roasts of marinated shoulder of boar and the unique flavors of acorn-fed pork." [Hour Detroit]

— Molly Abraham revisits 50-year-old icon Stage Deli: The West Bloomfield delicatessen "is a reminder of just how satisfying an almost overpowering approach can be," the critic writes. "The list of sandwiches and burgers is so lengthy I stopped counting at 70." Abraham recommends "the huge corned beef or pastrami sandwiches —€” the Dinty Moore that includes the team of corned beef and Russian dressing is a personal favorite." She awards Stage Deli four stars. [Detroit News]

La Dulce

2 Washington Blvd, Detr, MI 48226

La Strada Dolci e Caffe

243 East Merrill Street, , MI 48009 (248) 480-0492 Visit Website

Stage Deli Restaurant

6873 Orchard Lake Road, , MI 48322 (248) 855-6622 Visit Website

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