Oh, The Ivy. Insane gimlets. Unobstructed views of the back of Nick Nolte’s head. And waiters who don’t blink when asked if brown bread crusts and sundae drippings can be taken to go.
Now there’s Dolce Isola, The Ivy’s new bakery and retail space, where you can nab the icon’s tasty extras — and new offerings, too.
Mornings mean fresh baguettes, sourdough, country loaves, and the famous scones. Savory pizzettas and rolls make for a quick lunch; sandwiches (Caprese, meatball, prosciutto with ricotta, Italian-style tuna) are made to order.
Grab a jar of jam, fudge, or butterscotch to go with the house-churned gelatos (praline, chocolate brownie) and sorbettos (mango, lemon) on your way out.
Guess whoever said you can’t take it with you was very, very wrong.
Dolce Isola, 2869 South Robertson Boulevard, between Cattaraugus Avenue and Hargis Street, Culver City (310-776-7070).