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Dolomiti Pizzeria acceptable, not Omaha’s newest highlight

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Fiona Bryant

Housed in the Ashton Building of the growing, trendy Millwork Commons, Dolomiti Pizzeria and Enoteca seamlessly fits in. The restaurant’s brand is modern and earthy, hosting mostly adult customers. Finding the restaurant in the confusing Commons is as difficult as finding any other business, especially with Dolomiti’s lack of signage on the outside. 

High schoolers can find some value in one of Omaha’s newest restaurants close to Central. In theory, the slightly high prices, shareable pizzas, and romantic lighting could make Dolomiti a superb pit stop before a school dance. Coneflower Creamery is also right next door for convenient dessert (I ate there as well). Yet, in execution, Dolomiti makes for a forgettable dining experience. 

Small friend groups who are looking for a quick, fancier bite before a formal event will adore Dolomiti. However, as someone who walks through life in search of food that makes my eyes roll back in my head, the underwhelming food and inconvenient seating make the higher prices harder to understand. 

Per the waitress’ recommendation, I ordered the Patata, a potato pizza with mozzarella and pancetta (salty pork), plus a basic Margherita. Both were noticeably salty, and the Margherita was a bit burnt, but both came out of the oven in less than 10 minutes. The restaurant played “Serial Heartbreaker” by FLETCHER, which was an excellent music choice in general and in representing my reoccurring disappointment with each slice. 

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Don’t be afraid to ask your waiter if you don’t know what the ingredients are (many have Italian names). The pieces are small and thin, per most Italian-style pizza, so I was able to eat seven adequate pieces. Dolomiti is adept at causing a good food baby (bloating), though. 

I expected incredible pizza based on the photos, but I won’t be giving it a second thought after writing this review. For $32 worth of pizza, I expected a bit better. Omaha already has quite a few local pizza businesses, so I would rather explore one of those than revisit Dolomiti. 

Even dining with another person did not make the experience worth repeating. We were seated at a table for two in a line of other tables for two. Seating rarely registers in my opinion of a restaurant, but these tables were placed extremely close in an open-floor-plan restaurant. Halfway through dinner, another couple was seated at the table less than a foot away from mine. The seating arrangement is not ideal for privacy on a date. The waiters would have to ask someone to move for a second so they could take a table’s order. Paired with the loud volume of the rest of the restaurant and unproportionally large tables, Dolomiti sucks as a date location. 

Even for large groups, such as high schoolers before a dance, seating may prove difficult. Of course, I did not request accommodations for a large group during my visit, but tables are limited and already set up in four-person arrangements. Those smaller groups, however, would thrive at Dolomiti (so long as they don’t mind not hearing their companions very well). 

Overall, I would recommend skipping Dolomiti if you’re a food lover. But for the small, already late group on the way to a dance, Dolomiti will be fast and filling. 

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Fiona Bryant, Opinion Editor
Hi, my name's Fiona Bryant (she/her) and I'm a junior! I was voted most likely to be a Crazy Cat Lady. For hobbies, I love reading romance novels, running cross country, and cuddling my cats. A fun fact about me is that I read about 100 books a year!
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