THE BAKER. Riccardo "Pete" Alaimo was born in Messina, Sicily and grew up in Palermo where he started training in the art of baking at the age 13 at his uncle Tottucio's shop. In 1990, Pete decided to move to the states with his wife, Patrizia, and his two kids, Alessia and Francesco, to further his baking career. His first job was at Ferraro Bakery in New York City where he concentrated his skills on cake designing. His talents took him through several bakeries in New York and New Jersey including Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken. At Carlo's bakery, Pete was able to focus on more Sicilian traditions, which he is well known for. His specialties include Sicilian Cassata, Sette Veli Cake, Italian Rum Cake, Pastareale and 7-tier wedding Cakes.
Pete has many hobbies other than owning and baking at La Dolce Vita. In his spare time, He will always be found in his home office either rearranging his gun collection or packing his shells to get ready for hunting season.
Our marble top coffee bar services Espresso, Hot or Iced Cappuccino, Café Latte, Hot or Iced Coffee and Hot Tea.
Enjoy a beverage with a slice of cake in our calming and soothing seating while browsing the internet with our FREE WIFI or catching up with a friend.