Dolce Vita Caffѐ brings a new flavor to FolsomBy: Rachel Zirin, Senior Reporter
Dolce Vita Caffѐ
1008 Riley Street, #2
Recently opened in September, Dolce Vita Caffѐ brings a little bit of Italy to the Folsom community.
After taking a trip to Italy last year, owners Denise and Joseph Husary wanted to bring a simple bakery and café to the area so the community could have a little taste of Italy and feel the welcoming ambiance.
“We really wanted to introduce something different to the community,” Joseph said. “There are a lot of very good restaurants here, but we wanted to do something nice and simple where people can come in and grab what they need and go, or come and stay a while.”
Joseph has been a chef in the restaurant industry for more than 40 years and has owned restaurants in the past. He said he wanted to present something more on a lighter scale.
“I don’t have a hood, stove or grill. Most of the pastries, I bake myself every morning,” he said. “My cakes are all important from an Italian distributer. They are very authentic and intricate.”
Dolce Vita Caffѐ has all your bakery necessities from cakes to pastries, flatbreads to sandwiches, quiches to salads, and of course, hand-crafted coffee.
“I love the smell of the pastries coming out, and eating them too,” Denise said. “I may be a little prejudiced, but the food here is great and my husband is a great cook. He’s a chef by trade, I wasn’t.”
When at Dolce Vita Caffѐ, Joseph wants all his customers to feel a warm welcome, enjoy a nice meal and leave happy.
“We always play Dino and Frankie music,” he said, “and I think it’s a good addition. I want our customers to come in here to relax and feel like they’re in an Italian café.”
On the side of the café is an authentic mural of Venice, which makes you feel as if you are there while sitting next to it.
“A highlight since opening is seeing the reaction of all our customers when they come in here for the first time. I want them to come in here and be wowed,” Joseph said. “My goal is to make people an enjoyable meal and have them leave happy. Customer service and customer satisfaction is my number one goal and highest priority, as well as providing the best quality food.”
Dolce Vita, meaning “the sweet life,” is exactly what Joseph and Denise want for their customers every time they come in.
“Dolce Vita is a phase known all around the world,” he said.” “It brings a smile to people when they read it, and I want people to have a good life.”
Coming soon, Dolce Vita Caffѐ will have a special section dedicated to unique and exclusively imported Italian products such as pasta, balsamic vinegar, coffee beans, olive oil and more, Joseph said.
Open seven days a week, when you go to Dolce Vita Caffѐ, you will always see Joseph and Densie.
“Come visit us and see for yourself what we have to offer,” Joseph said.