La Vita Dolce Espresso & Gelato Café
Panini Caprese
Sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella & basil, grilled to order. Served with a side of chips
We have a wide variety sandwiches to go along with our large selection of Gelato and Sorbetto, not to mention our extensive list of specialty drinks (Hot or Cold), and fresh pastries

Check out a few of our signature items below or take a look at our full menu!
Panini Italiano
Genoa salami, pepperoni, fresh mozzarella, roasted red pepper & balsamic glaze, grilled to order. Served with a side of chips
(The Anytime) Breakfast Sandwich
Bacon or sausage, eggs, cheddar on your choice of white or wheat bread. 
(Can also be served on your choice of bagel!)
Mocha Mogul
Ghirardelli chocolate mixed with espresso & milk
Almond Joy
Ghirardelli chocolate, coconut, almond, espresso & milk
Bella Carmella Latte
A classic latte with a taste of Ghirardelli caramel
Call ahead orders welcome!
La Vita Dolce Espresso & Gelato Café®    610 Market St. #101C Chapel Hill NC, 27516
Toasted white or wheat bread with mayo. Served with a side of chips.
Italian Sodas
Check out our complete menu!
WHAT IS GELATO? Gelato is Italian ice cream. Our Gelato is prepared from all natural fresh ingredients, has a smooth texture and is amazingly low in fat. Our Gelato consists of two main types: Fruit Flavors and Cream Flavors. Fruit flavors are water based and therefore, lactose free. Each serving has less than 1% fat and only 130 - 160 calories. Cream flavors are dairy based with milk. They have only 4 - 7% fat. This means a single serving has less than 8 grams of fat and only 140 - 180 calories.

Compared to traditional ice cream, Gelato has less air and is therefore more concentrated than ice cream. You will enjoy a much more intense flavor! It also contains fewer calories and less than half the fat of traditional ice cream. For those of you who have tasted our authentic Italian Gelato, you will recognize it is "Heaven on a spoon!"

To promote a "Children Friendly" atmosphere, we have added a few flavors and ingredients you may not find anywhere else, such as M&M's, Gummy Bears, Cotton Candy, Creamsicle, Bubble Gum and Sprinkles. All flavors are available in cup, cone or shakes.
         We've now added Beer & Wine to our 
         menu.  Come Join us for a "Cold One"