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Annual Iowa Source Readers’ Choice Restaurant Contest

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Enter to win prizes and have your personal “restaurant story” published in the March issue of The Iowa Source.

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Posted by on February 11, 2012 in Events


Wine Tasting Dinner

Party it up Dodici style and join us for this Six Course Meal with Italian Wine Pairing

Thursday February 2nd at 7pm

Shrimp and Salmon Cake – Wild Alaskan Salmon and Black Tiger Shrimp with panko bread crumbs oven-baked and served with pepper aioli. Paired with Adami Prosecco

Frangelico Salad – Organic field greens tossed in orange-Frangelico vinaigrette with fresh oranges and toasted hazelnuts. Paired with Inama Vin Soave

Pasta Tricolore – Cauliflower and garbanzo beans sauteed with garlic-infused olive oil over pasta tricolore. Paired with Scaia Corvina

Veal Involtino – Veal filets rolled with Italian sausage and provolone cheese. Served with polenta topped with mushroom ragu and caramelized brussel sprouts. Paired with Badia a Coltibuono ORGANIC Chianti Riserva

Formaggio –  Local cheese complimented by house-made Aronia berry jam. Paired with Montepulciano D’Abruzzo

Dessert – Culinary delight to be revealed. Paired with Scaia Garganega-Chardonnay

Call 319 653 4012 for Reservations or e-mail

$60 per guest

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Posted by on January 30, 2012 in Events


OPEN for Thanksgiving

We will be open Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 24th 11am-3pm

Make your Reservations by calling 319 653 4012

Thanksgiving Menu


Parmesan Artichoke Dip with Crostini 8.12
Puff pastry encrusted brie cheese, oven-baked and served with cranberry-orange relish 8.12

Soups & Salads

Tuscan Tomato Soup                     Swiss Onion Ale                 Day Soup

Dodici Salad – Organic mixed greens tossed in a honey-lime vinaigrette and topped with feta cheese crumbles, dried cranberries and walnuts 7.12

House Salad – Organic mixed field greens with carrots and cucumbers 5.12

Dressings: Ranch, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Gorgonzola, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Honey Mustard, Thousand Island, Jalapeno Vinaigrette
– Mushroom stuffed ravioli with a creamy mushroom parmesan sauce 16.12
Squash Pasta – Penne or tagliatelle pasta with butternut squash puree and sauteed sausage 16.12
Sugo di Carne – Select ground beef, pork and sausage in a house-made tomato sauce 16.12                      Seafood Cannelloni – stuffed with shrimp, scallops and cod in a lobster béchamel 18.12


~Served with dressing, whipped potatoes and green beans cooked with tomatoes and shallots~
Classic Thanksgiving
– Turkey breast with dressing, cranberry-orange relish, butternut squash puree, whipped potatoes with gravy and green beans cooked with tomatoes and shallots 19.12
Duck – Half roasted duckling with orange-rosemary glaze 26.12
Eggs Benedict – Toasted English muffin with two poached eggs, sliced turkey, grilled tomatoes and topped with Hollandaise 14.12
Vegetarian Platter – Sautéed organic baby spinach with olive oil and pine nuts, grilled zucchini with olive oil and fresh basil, butternut squash puree, pomodoro and pepper gratin baked with herb bread crumbs, dressing, fried eggplant nuggets, and your choice of either three mushroom stuffed ravioli or puff pastry encased brie cheese with cranberry-orange relish. 19.12
Pork Chop – Grilled bone-in pork chop with cranberry-orange relish 19.12
Chicken Cacciatore – Organic pan-seared chicken breast with sautéed mushrooms, kalamata olives, yellow, red and green peppers in a hearty tomato sauce 19.12
Eggplant Parmesan Casserole – layers of baked eggplant slices with mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce. Served with whipped potatoes and green beans cooked with tomatoes and shallots 16.12
Meatloaf – Lemon and parmesan enhanced meatloaf with sautéed mushrooms 16.12
Herbed Chicken – Baked organic chicken breast encrusted with dijon, herbs and parmesan 18.12

Apple Pecan Cake
with butter cream sauce 6.12
Pumpkin Crème Brûlée 6.12

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Posted by on November 23, 2011 in Events



This Weekend in Washington

In honor of Veterans Day there will be a special free showing of the award winning documentary, “New York Says Thank You”, this Sunday, November 13th at the Washington Free Library in Washington.  Doors open at 1:30 and the showing will begin at 2:00 p.m.  This is a powerful documentary about how people commemorate 9/11 through service to those affected by the 9/11 disaster.  There will be a special appearance by Mrs. Iowa, Elaine Reinholz, Desert Storm veteran and Joe Reinholz, Iraq vet and 9/11 First Responder.

All of this is jointly sponsored by the Washington Chamber of Commerce, Washington County Veterans Affairs, and the United Way of Johnson County.

Cafe Dodici is offering a FREE dessert to all Veterans (chocolate almond torte or Italian pannacotta) during our Sunday Brunch Novemeber 13th 11am-2pm. Call for reservations 319 653 4012 or just stop in!

Washington Concert Association Presents:
Mike Jewell & Josh Evanovich – Two of Washington’s Greatest!
Sunday, November 13, 2011 – 2:30 p.m.
United Presbyterian Church

Well known as local favorites, featuring piano, organ and vocal selections.
$20 per adult, Students Free
Season Tickets available at concert $35

Gift Shopping Extravaganza at Dodici’s Shop Tuesday November 15th 4pm-8pm

Come enjoy a fun filled evening and take care of your Holiday Shopping.

We’ll also be offering a complimentary Wine & Beer Tasting with refreshments.

Vendors that will be desplaying their products that evening will be…

Cindy Kraft, “Mary Kay” cosmetics:

Doreen, “Terra” jewelry:

Mary Martin, “Gift Solutions”

Barbara Rasco, “Private Quarters”:


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Posted by on November 12, 2011 in Events


Specials at Dodici’s Shop this week

Lunch Special for Free Library Concert

Watch world class pianist Spencer Myer perform at the Washington Public Library this Friday, October 21 and bring your lunch from Dodici’s Shop! Buy a sandwich and get a cookie or a panna cotta for only $1. The free concert starts at 12:15 p.m.; our special lasts from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Open Mic

The fun continues on Friday with Open Mic at Dodici’s Shop! Come show off your talent or support local musicians while enjoying your favorite  beverage. Get a parmesan artichoke dip for only $5 with your purchase and catch the show! See you Friday!!

To sign up email, call 319.653.4712, or just stop in!


Check out our sale items and get your stocking stuffers today! Elixir Tonics starting at $1.50, down-feather booties for only $10, and more! Browse these items while enjoying a $3 peach smoothie.

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Posted by on October 19, 2011 in Events


Joey O! Golf Entertainer Extraordinaire, Motivational & Inspirational Speaker

Sat. Aug. 27th at the Washington Golf & Country Club.
10am Brunch followed at 11am by Joey O, Golf’s most impressive display of solid ball striking and amazing shots the world has ever seen! With a professional comedic delivery, and unique motivational approach.

Ticket prices:
Adult Brunch + Show $25
Students Brunch + Show $15
Adult Show only $10
Student Show only $5

Tickets available @ Dodici’s Coffee Shop, Washington YMCA, Freeman Foods in Wellman, Wellman Parkside Y and Washington State Bank.

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Posted by on August 12, 2011 in Events


Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra Fund Raiser Luncheon

Join the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra at Cafe Dodici for a fabulous luncheon inspired by famous composers. Special menu with recipes dedicated to Gioacchino Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi and Franz Liszt.
11:45am – 1:00pm on saturday August 13th.

$25 per person. Reserve today!

Make your reservations by calling 319 653 4012 or e-mail

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Posted by on August 12, 2011 in Events