Unless I’m headed to the mountains or somewhere for recreation or travel I rarely leave a few miles radius of central Denver, as I have everything I need close to home. Today I made an exception and visited Dolce Sicilia, an Italian owned bakery in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.
At home in a nondescript corner strip mall anchoring a meat market, flower shop, and casket seller, (what more do you need?), Dolce Sicilia has THE best canolies in town. Stuffed full of ricotta cheese, and a crispy crust dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with powdered sugar, a few of these are enough to make you want to hop the next Alitalia flight to Roma. In addition to canolis they have calzones, salads, fresh baked bread, espresso, and the ambiance is as Italian as the food when you hear the rich accents of the owners bustling about.
They’re at 32nd and Wadsworth, just a few miles west of the Highlands neighborhood at 32nd and Lowell.
And if you’ve had a few too many canolies you can take a test drive in some of these…