La Dolce Casa is Italian for “Home Sweet Home” and Tamaqua’s own La Dolce Casa(DiMaggio’s) most definitely lives up to its name. In business since 1987, the restaurant offers genuine Italian cuisine that you won’t find anywhere else. From the moment you step in the door, you are immediately greeted with open arms and a smile. The atmosphere is inviting, and welcoming, as if the owner himself, Mr. Alfie Picone, is inviting you into his own home. From the intricate paintings, to the decoratively painted windows every Christmas, (which includes a massive tree displayed on the sidewalk on West Broad Street), to the live music, to the warm and inviting atmosphere, it is clear that when you are at La Dolce Casa, you are most definitely family. Alonna has been coming to La Dolce Casa since she was a toddler, and it has always been, and will continue to be a favorite of hers, which is why she was able to catch up with Alfie for a couple short questions, to help her get more of an insight as to the beginnings of her favorite spot to go to when she’s in town. Here’s what Alfie had to say!
Alfie: If you don’t work hard, you won’t succeed, so always work hard!