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“The best cupcakes!”
Review of Dolce Tesoro - Simply Cupcakes - CLOSED

Dolce Tesoro - Simply Cupcakes
Price range: $2 - $15
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Dining options: Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Description: Sanibel/Captiva's exclusive gourmet cupcake shop. Choose from a variety of cupcake flavors baked daily. Let us provide gourmet cupcakes for your birthdays, weddings, anniversary, parties, and special events. Featuring LavAzza, Italy's number 1 best selling coffee and espresso. Also serving Queenie's all natural ice cream, the island's most loved ice cream. Open daily 10 am until 6 pm.
Florida
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2 reviews
“The best cupcakes!”
Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

So glad we stopped in to give this place a try. Made right there in the store. They have buy 5 get 1 free special. We tried the salted caramel, funky monkey, key lime, and strawberry. Loved them all.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank cocobana
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Iva1959, Owner at Dolce Tesoro - Simply Cupcakes, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
We're also glad that you came in and gave us a try! The flavors you mentioned are all BIG sellers and each have their own unique qualities. Thanks so much for your nice review!
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newton, iowa
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great Service,, Yummy Cupcakes!”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Yummy Yummy Cupcakes and wonderful service by the owner and the cute "assistant" working that day.. We shared two cupcakes before having dinner!! The KeyLime was awesome,, and the Red Velvet was also very delicious. The owner was passionate about his business,, making the experience even better than if just the cupcakes were delicious! A real treat while in Sanibel!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank hurleyhermie
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Iva1959, Owner at Dolce Tesoro - Simply Cupcakes, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We're glad you enjoyed the cupcakes...you had two of our favorite flavors! Please visit us again when you are on the island.
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Ringgold, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Wonderful experience, thanks to Dave!”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

There's a reason this place is TripAdvisor's Number 1 on Sanibel: Dave's service and personality!
I (DH) went to Sanibel yearly for most of my life before I got married; after that, DW and I had gone 6 years before going back, and it was far too long an absence. I did not know about this cute cupcake place before this trip, but DW and I love cupcakes so much that we decided to branch out from Dairy Queen and give it a shot. We got there just before closing time, which is rather early in the low Summer months, and we met Dave Cicchinelli, whose wonderful personality and service were a delight! He gave us the rundown on the cupcake flavors; we made our selections; and then we tried to pay with the AmEx, the only card we brought with us ... which they don't accept! Not to worry, Dave said; just take the cupcakes, and come back sometime later in the week and pay. We were extremely grateful, as we were counting on these cupcakes for after-dinner dessert. We took them back to the condo, put them in the fridge, and enjoyed them after dinner, thanks to Dave's generosity.
(Aside: My experience of the cupcakes themselves was good but not great. The cake was a bit dry, not as moist as I would have preferred; that's probably due to the fact that we bought them late in the day and refrigerated them instead of eating them on the spot. That's the reason for the "very good" rating instead of "excellent". The flavors were excellent, though; I highly recommend the sea-salt-and-caramel, key lime, and "Funky Monkey" (chocolate-peanut butter-banana) flavors.)
We returned the next day, paid Dave for the previous day's cupcakes, and got some more to enjoy. We highly recommend this place for the cupcakes (I suggest eating them there, rather than refrigerating them) and, especially, for the service. Thanks again, Dave!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank BikeTravelerBees
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Iva1959, Owner at Dolce Tesoro - Simply Cupcakes, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
What a nice review...we appreciate your kind words - especially about our customer service. We try to ensure that each of our customers has a "wonderful experience" and your review helps us know that we may be doing just that! We're sorry that the cupcakes were not to your expectations but, unfortunately, baked good can vary somewhat in texture and become "drier" as the day goes on. Thanks for mentioning the cupcakes flavors that you liked. We hope you will return to Sanibel soon and visit us again!
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Wappingers Falls, New York
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50 reviews
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“Excellent”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

Stopped in during our first trip to Sanibel and missed the cupcakes as they were already sold out. We turned our attention to the ice cream and the very friendly staff explained the owner's handmade process. We ordered the Fresh banana, toasted coconut and cookies and cream. All were delicious! Since it was Customer Appreciation Day we got a piece Peanut Butter Chocolate of homemade fudge for free which was ridiculously good. Definitely worth the trip. Next time we'll get there earlier for the cupcakes.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Tony C
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Iva1959, Owner at Dolce Tesoro - Simply Cupcakes, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Sorry that you missed our cupcakes but glad you enjoyed the ice cream and fudge! Thanks so much for the kind review and we hope you will visit us again and get to try the cupcakes.
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NJ
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great cupcakes”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

I have had cupcakes at many gourmet places in NY, AZ and CA and this is the best. Treat yourself, you won't regret it.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank MemberinNJ
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Iva1959, Owner at Dolce Tesoro - Simply Cupcakes, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
We hear a lot from our customers about other cupcake shops across the country...thanks for letting us know how ours rate! Please come again soon.
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