Featuring delicious stone hearth pizzas, seasonal farm-to-table cuisine and extraordinary desserts. See below for images of beautiful and tasteful menu items available at Dolce at the Highlands. Our menu changes several times a year so be sure to come back to see what’s new and in season!


INSALATA

Local Mixed Greens $14

house herb dressing, shaved pecorino, crouton

Arugula $15.00

radish, cherry tomato, watercress, parmigiano, black pepper, whole grain mustard vinaigrette

Kale & Blueberry $15.00

uscan kale, bulgur wheat, flaxseed granola, lemon olive oil, feta

Beet and Citrus $16.00

mixed greens, frisee, goat cheese, citrus segments, banyul’s vinaigrette, candied walnut

Dolce Chop $17.00

antipasti salad, baby gem lettuce, provolone, salami, pepperoncini, tomato, cucumbers, olives, oregano vinaigrette

Tomato and Burrata $15.00

vine ripened tomato, imported burrata, arugula, aged balsamic, basil oil

ANTIPASTI

Soup of the Day $8.00

seasonal

Crispy Calamari $16.00

blistered shishito pepper, basil, roasted jalapeno pomodoro

Mussels $18

spicy herb pesto broth, tomato, lemon, chili thread, grilled bread/span>

Bruschetta $12.00

house made ricotta, cherry tomato conserva, balsamic, basil

Lamb Chops $23

marinated and grilled, herb crust, garlic crème fraiche

PIZZA

Margherita $15

house stretched mozzarella, basil, san marzano tomato

Calabrese $17

spicy salumi, buffalo mozzarella, garlic, sicilian oregano, san marzano tomato

Salumi, Bacon & ‘Nduja Sausage $18

mozzarella, san marzano tomato

Bianco $17.00

pecorino, mozzarella, burrata, truffle oil, arugula

Fava Bean & Ricotta $16.00

fava beans, house ricotta & mozzarella, lemon zest, pancetta

Fennel Sausage and Peppers $17.00

caramelized onion, parmesan, tomato sauce, fontaina valle d’aosta, oregano

Spinach $16.00

baby spinach, caramelized onion, garlic, crème fraiche, caciocavallo cheese, parmigiano

Carnitas $17.00

roasted jalapeno, fontina valle d’aosta, green chili cream, cilantro, pickled onion, crème fraiche

Truffle Potato $18.00

broccoli rabe, calabrian chili, tomato conserva, pecorino, caciovallo cheese

Zucchini & Eggplant $17.00

fresh mozzarella, crushed san marzano tomato, garlic, oregano, fresh basil, balsamic

PASTA

Spaghetti or Penne $17.00

pomodoro, classic bolognese or pesto cream

Radiatore $19

‘nduja sausage ragu, chili, fresh herbs, mascarpone

Linguine Frutti di Mare Piccante $25

lump crab, mussels, shrimp, serrano chili, herbs, spicy toasted breadcrumb

Goat Cheese Agnolotti $18.00

bucheron, brown butter, crushed pistachio, squash and their blossoms, cured egg yolk

Ravioli $20

chestnut ravioli, fennel sausage sugo, chestnut butter, sage, parmigiano reggiano

Spaghetti Carbonara $21.00

classic carbonara sauce, guanciale, peas, spring onions, pecorino pepato, black pepper

Strozzapreti $22.00

braised lamb, cherry tomato conserva, burrata, lemon, crispy spinach

Eggplant Lasagna $20.00

marinated eggplant, fresh pasta, ricotta, mozzarella, parmigiano reggiano, pomodoro

PIATTI

Scottish Salmon $29.00

cedar plank roasted, chino farms seasonal vegetables, lemon, sea salt, vincotto

Jidori Half Chicken $27.00

roasted fennel, sweet peppers, tomato, basil, olives, grilled lemon,chicken jus

Sea Bass $30

scallion cashew pesto, swiss chard, and fingerling potato

Prime Boneless Beef Short Rib $37.00

slow braised and glazed, pastrami spice, horseradish crème fraiche, carrot, beet root, mustard seed

8oz Filet Mignon $47

smoked and smashed new potatoes, spring peas, braised wild mushrooms, barolo demi glace

Fresh Catch Of The Day $32

*chef’s whim

Salumi and Formaggi

4 items $19

6 items $28

selection of artisan salami and cheese, crostini, house made butter, pickled vegetables, grainy mustard, seasonal fruit compote

PIATTI PER DUE

Dry Aged Bone-In Ribeye – 18 oz to 40 oz*

certified angus beef ® all natural 28 day aged ribeye, creamy polenta, and your choice of one contorni al forno
$3.50 per oz

*Ask your server for the available cuts of the night

Contorni al Forno $12

Garlic Fingerling Potato
herbs

Wild Mushroom
farm egg, herbs

Brussels Sprouts
pancetta, hazelnut aioli, asiago, aged sherry vinegar

Asparagus
extra virgin olive oil, sea salt vinegar

Desserts

Mango Tart $10

A San Diego Classic, Fresh Local Mango, Rum Cream Cheese Filling, Home Made Tart Shell

~limited availability~

Butterscotch Budino $9

Whipped Crème Fraiche, Sea Salt Toffee Sauce, Earl Gray Biscuit

Banana S’More $10

Cookie Crust, Chocolate Ganache, Banana, Toasted Marshmallow

Italian Baked Meringue $10

Whipped Mascarpone, Passionfruit Curd, Fresh Fruit, Honey Powder

Chocolate Torte $9

Premium Dark Chocolate , Sea Salt

Sticky Toffee Fig Cake $9

12 year Aged Balsamic, Whipped Cream, Berries

DRINKS

We have the best bartenders to help you find that perfect drink! Offering seasonal cocktails and unique craft cocktails that will keep you coming back for more. Our friendly staff will happily give you some great suggestions that cater to your needs and wants. 

Specialty Cocktail Menu – spring season ($12)

THE 1-LEAN

BLOOD ORANGE MULE

THE CHEF’S SPECIAL

NOT YOUR AVERAGE ESPRESSO

TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD

YOUR SPICY MARGI

ULTIMATE SANGRIA

TONY’S FINALE

COFFEE

Get a little pep in your step with our gourmet coffee options. From our french press to our many espresso drinks or ask our knowledagable bartenders to make you one of our amazing espresso martinis. We’ll get you going!

Espresso                                           $3

Double Espresso                             $6

Espresso Coretto                            $ 7

(espresso & grappa)

Cappuccno                                      $5

Americano                                        $4

Coffee                                                $4

Hot Tea                                             $4

Affogato al Caffe                             $7
Vanilla Bean Gelato with a shot of Barefoot Coffee Co. Espresso

RESERVATIONS

We Look Forward To Seeing You. If You Have Any Questions Call Us At 858-847-2740.

HAPPY HOUR

Everyday from 3pm to 6pm

LIVE MUSIC

Saturday from 7:30-9pm

OUTDOOR SEATING AVAILABLE

Enjoy indoor and outdoor seating. Our patio is dog friendly too!

DOLCE ON-THE-GO & FORMAGGERIA

Find rare cheeses from around the world and get Italian imported ingredients to take home to make a meal yourself!