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Pan Dolce

2166 Saranac Avenue, "Off Main St", Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-302-5005
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Ranked #10 of 95 restaurants in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $27
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood, Bar, Pub, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Pan Dolce, meaning “sweet bread” in Italian, is a full service restaurant located just beyond the hustle and bustle of Main Street in Lake Placid.Our menu offers a selection of seasonal dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We pride ourselves in creating a casual gourmet experience with high standards of quality, service and convenience. All of our tempting dishes are crafted in our kitchen using carefully selected local ingredients.We braise, roast, poach, boil and bake all our own meats, poultry, and breads. Enjoy our distinctive, spacious, Eco-friendly, restaurant - designed with natural materials and a contemporary feel. Pan Dolce welcomes families, friends and groups of all sizes.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Pan Dolce, meaning “sweet bread” in Italian, is a full service restaurant located just beyond the hustle and bustle of Main Street in Lake Placid.Our menu offers a selection of seasonal dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We pride ourselves in creating a casual gourmet experience with high standards of quality, service and convenience. All of our tempting dishes are crafted in our kitchen using carefully selected local ingredients.We braise, roast, poach, boil and bake all our own meats, poultry, and breads. Enjoy our distinctive, spacious, Eco-friendly, restaurant - designed with natural materials and a contemporary feel. Pan Dolce welcomes families, friends and groups of all sizes.
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Rochester, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Waitress asked if I wanted a drink, ordered chardonnay, she didn't bring, it, had to ask her for it. Ordered balsamic vinaigrette for my house salad - it was like water! Did not even cling to the lettuce. Ordered shrimp cavetto (with rigatoni) for my entrée -waitress had taken away my knife, so I could not cut the shrimp into... More

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Pan D, General Manager at Pan Dolce, responded to this review

Dear Chezchou, Thank you for taking the time to share your concerns with us via TripAdivsor. Shrimp Cavetto with white wine and roasted garlic cream is one of our most popular menu items and we've received many positive comments on it. Although we have never received similar feedback as yours, we pride ourselves in doing things correctly and correcting any... More

New Haven, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Party of seven for lunch. Food was well above average and the restrooms were the best I have ever experienced in a public place. A number of menu items were unavailable (e.g. french onion soup, avocado, and grilled chicken). Meals were brought out before the clam chowder. One of the seven meals arrived around 10 minutes after the other six.... More

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Pan D, General Manager at Pan Dolce, responded to this review

Dear m64mcbride, Thank you for taking the time to let me know about your experience at Pan Dolce, and I thank you as well for your kind remarks regarding the decor and quality of the food. We take great pride in providing an exceptional experience, but sometimes we unintentionally fall short. Though we don't like to run out of any... More

Rochester, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We went for dinner, starting with a cocktail, a spritz, light and not sweet, really nice, with fresh bread and olive oil. My husband took a ribeye, rare, which was huge, really well cooked and delicious (pricey but worth it). I took the haddock with crab stuffing, I am not a big fan of haddock but it was well cooked... More

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Pan D, General Manager at Pan Dolce, responded to this review

Dear eledre, Thank you for being our guest at Pan Dolce! We’re glad that you enjoyed your dining experience, service, and our 100% tested "Creekstone Farms" Black Angus Rib eye. We look forward to your return! Warmly, More

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I walked in hesitantly in Pan Dolce because of a negative review we read about it. We are glad that we decided to try the restaurant anyway. From the time we stepped in, we felt the warm welcome of everyone. Regina, our wait staff, was very efficient and very pleasant. We had a long trek before going... More

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Pan D, General Manager at Pan Dolce, responded to this review

Dear travelmystique, Thank you for taking the chance, and I'm "Glad you did" too!! We take serving our guests personally and though we may sometimes fall short, it's really nice to hear when it goes great!!. Thank you so much for joining us and for taking the time to share your experiences. We look forward to having you back! Warmly,... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I rolled into Lake Placid and wanted to enjoy having dinner outdoor. Upon seeing Pan Dolce I decided this was my place. My server Nick recommended the prime rib special. It was a large prime rib with a Dijon mustard sauce on top. It was serves with potatoes, veggies and your choice of a salad. I had a Caesar They... More

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Pan D, General Manager at Pan Dolce, responded to this review

Dear Daventure, Thank you so much for dining with us and sharing your experience. I have already passed on your comments and praises to Chef and will be sure to let Nick know you said hi!! Thank you again and we look forward to your return. Safe travels, Keith, General Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

The food was woderful! Best scallops we have ever eaten. Not only was the food excellent but the timing between the bread, salad, appetizers and main course were timed very well. We enjoyed our food without feeling rushed and we never once felt like we "waited" for the next course. Also, the proportions were done well. When we go back... More

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Pan D, General Manager at Pan Dolce, responded to this review

Dear Pupolabbe Thank you for being our guest at Pan Dolce! We’re so very glad that you were impressed with the food, service and overall dining experience - "Awesome, Wonderful, Best, Excellent" - WOW - That's exactly what we're working towards! Thank you for taking the time to share and we look forward to your return soon. Warmly, Keith General... More

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I can not express how pleased I was with the dinner party Keith (General Manager) helped me plan for friends and family who came to Lake Placid to attend my son's wedding. Living in the city, my family is used to eating at great restaurants and I was rather nervous about choosing a long distance venue without trying it. After... More

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Pan D, General Manager at Pan Dolce, responded to this review

Dear Esorallemuc, Thank you so much for choosing Pan Dolce and for taking the time to share your parties experience. I know how hard it was for you to plan and pull off with the other million things you were doing, and i am glad and honored that the Pan Dolce team could be a small part of your families... More

Lawrenceville, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Our family of 9 had a great dinner last night. The shrimp cavetto was to die for. The vegetarian portobello mushrooms were excellent. Although our service was slow, with one or two meals coming out at a time we would return!

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Pan D, General Manager at Pan Dolce, responded to this review

Dear Lisa C I thank your family for being our guest at Pan Dolce. We’re glad you enjoyed and had a great dinner!! PS., the Shrimp Cavetto is my favorite too! We look forward to having you back again! Sincerely, Keith M General Manager More

Mississauga, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The chef made us some outstanding dinners, and we taught our server to make Monte Kristo coffee's for us after our meal. We had some of the best Prime Rib we've ever tasted, and the salads and wine we chose made for a great experience.

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Pan D, General Manager at Pan Dolce, responded to this review

Dear Cinemasound, Thank you so much for joining us and for the impromptu coffee class! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your experience and look forward to your return. Thank you again, Keith General Manager More

NY
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Difficult to review this one..we had reservations for a party of 9. Walked in the door and owner/manager greeted us by name and welcomed us which I thought was very nice. The decor was upscale/trendy and I had a great first impression. The waitress came over and was very laid-back and one of the first things she said is that... More

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Pan D, General Manager at Pan Dolce, responded to this review

Dear OntTraveler29, Thank you for being our guest at Pan Dolce and I appreciate that you mentioned the many positives about your experience; Great food, Ambiance, Dining room and presentation. We pride ourselves on providing a quality experience for all of our guests and I am very sorry we failed to do so last evening. Although we always strive to... More

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