We have found our favorite restaurant in Manteo. My husband and I are starting a tradition of riding our motorcycle to Manteo each Independence Day for the glorious fireworks show and Military bands. Wanting Italian food we looked across the street and there is was! La Dolce Vita! Walked in and the piano music was absolutely wonderful. We sat right beside the piano. The pianist was very friendly. The owners made a good decision to add that. The food was delicious! Very friendly staff. We are going to include a visit with them each year when we go for our Independence celebration on July 4th! I have already recommended it to several friends.