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“Just okay”
Review of Pan Dolce - CLOSED

Pan Dolce
Price range: $5 - $27
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood, Bar, Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Toronto
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Just okay”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

We went at a later time of the day. The waiter was busy serving the other bigger table and ignored us for about 10min before my friend went and asked for another server to come to take our order.

The live music was a good addition to our dinner.

I'm far from being a foodie, but the pasta I got was under-cooked (or over-booked I don't know). It was hard and had to be sent back to the kitchen. The food tastes good I think, but the slow service and higher price made our experience just okay.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank yylover
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Pan D, General Manager at Pan Dolce, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Dear yylover,
Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback, it is instrumental in helping us improve. As we build a new team, I am truly sorry I did not notice and rectify your servers failure before your dining experience suffered. Chef Chris prepares his Pasta “Al dente”; which refers to the desired texture of cooked pasta in Italian cooking. It literally means "to the tooth". When the pasta is cooked al dente, It should be firm with a slight resistance in the center when chewed. We do our utmost to meet and exceed the expectations of our guests, and when we fail to do so we take those situations very seriously and act immediately. I am preparing new Menu's to reflect the Al dente style Pasta, and our servers have immediately begun informing each guest personally to ensure their understanding and preference. Your review was so valuable to us, and I am truly grateful to you for submitting it. I am at your disposal if there is anything at all I can be of assistance with and we hope to welcome you back to Pan Dolce in the near future. Sincerely, Keith
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English first
Daytona Beach, Florida
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163 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Yummy paninis for lunch.”
Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

When downtown LP was overrun by visitors, we stopped here (just around the corner from town and next to McDonalds) and got an outdoor table in their cute garden area. Loved the BLT with thin slices of apple and cheddar. Original and delicious. Restaurant is clean and modern.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Lady_Jane_PI
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Pan D, General Manager at Pan Dolce, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Dear Lady_Jane_PI,
Thank you for your very kind comments and for taking the time to "venture off Main street" ; visit with us, and let us know about your experience. I have passed on your comments to Chef Chris and his team and I agree with you about his originality!! We hope to welcome you back again soon. ** Maybe to taste his Dinners! **
Thank you again and please do not hesitate to contact me if we can be of assistance with anything at all. Warm Regards, Keith M, General Manager
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Brooklyn, New York
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food at an affordable price - diverse menu”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

We ate here our first night in Lake Placid. Great food - we each had different kinds of burgers. Homemade salad dressing and yummy dessert menu. Different kinds of food with a bit of an upscale feel. Also, really liked the garden and outdoor dining area and that the restaurant is bordered by flowers. Very nice!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank TravelerLAA
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Pan D, General Manager at Pan Dolce, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Dear Lisa A,
We are so appreciative to read your very kind comments and thank you for "getting" Chef Chris' s, "Casual Gourmet" style of cooking. We all agree with you about all of his homemade dressing's as well! You should try his Mac & Cheese! mmmm! . Keeping up with the flowers has turned into a group effort, and we're thrilled you enjoy them as much as we do.
Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back soon!
Warm Regards, Keith M, General Manager
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Connecticut
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128 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

The dinners were all very, very good: ahi tuna steak, filet mignon and salmon. The kids Mac n cheese was delicious, too. Small servings but ample for a meal. The booth seating was comfy and everything seemed very new. The place didn't have much in terms of ambience but it was a very good meal. Not crowded at all either!

They have free wifi too.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank bt_dot_com
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Pan D, General Manager at Pan Dolce, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Dear braddottc.com,
On behalf of the entire team at Pan Dolce, we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dinners. We are truly gratified to be able to serve you and look forward to doing so in the future. We are a new team and appreciate and take your comments to heart. Thank you again and please do not hesitate to contact me if we can be of assistance with anything at all. Warm Regards, Keith M, General Manage
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Naperville, Illinois
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Superior Food at Affordable Prices!”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

We ordered the penne pasta bolognese, a hamburger, house salad with their avocado dressing and their dreamy latte that had a perfect swirl! The restaurant has a very elegant and simple decor. The service was outstanding! I hope this business prospers!

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank MidwestTraveler7
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Pan D, General Manager at Pan Dolce, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Dear MidwestTraveler7,
We are delighted to read your very kind comments and thank you for taking the time to let us know what a great experience you had with us. We have already passed on your comments to Chef Chris and I am especially glad you all enjoyed his homemade Pasta, Sauce and salad dressings. We all take great pride in his "made from scratch" philosophy and are elated you noticed!! we truly look forward to welcoming you back in the near future and please do not hesitate contacting us if we can be of assistance with anything at all.
Warm Regards,
Keith M.,
General Manager

We ordered the penne pasta bolognese, a hamburger, house salad with their avocado dressing and their dreamy latte that had a perfect swirl! The restaurant has a very elegant and simple decor. The service was outstanding! I hope this business prospers!
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