6801 Cahaba Valley Rd., Suite 106 (Hwy. 119), Hoover (across from Meadowbrook Post Office in Inverness/Greystone area)
Organic black angus beef, veal, seafood and classic Tuscan Italian dishes; extensive wine selection and weekly dessert specials. A few that sound mouth-watering include Oysters Bellini (baked oysters stuffed with shallot and smoked pancetta served with bechamel sauce and spinach), puff pastry-encrusted crab; Lasagna Involini (lasagna tower with tomato sauce topped with buffalo mozzarella and stuffed with Italian sausage and cheese). Chef Benard Tamburello owns the well-regarded Bernie's On Main in Columbiana. In 2004 he and his wife, Sophia, purchased La Dolce Vita in Hoover. Sophia's parents were born and raised in Benevento Italy. Chef Benard is a second generation Italian and has a background in Sicilian food.