Cafe Dodici News & Events
Latest news about the cafe, events and more
03/02/13 - Cafe Dodici featured in The Iowan Magazine

08/01/12 - Our Thank You video to the SBA

05/05/10 - Cafe Dodici on Iowa Public Television's "Simple Pleasures"

06/11/10 - Cafe Dodici on KCRG-TV9's A-List - Winner Best Italian Restaurant

08/13/11 - 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

08/27/11 - 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.

12/03/10 - Luncheon and Book signing

Join us at Cafe Dodici for a luncheon, book signing and poetry reading from “THIS ENDURING GIFT A Flowering of Fairfield Poetry - 76 Poets Who Found Common Ground in One Small Prairie Town”

Lunch is $10: Pasta & Fagioli (a traditional hearty vegetarian Italian pasta & white cannellini beans soup), a luscious Dodici dessert and choice of beverage.

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

The authors Freddy Niagara Fonseca, Raven Garland, and Patricia Wood, will read selections from this anthology. THIS ENDURING GIFT is a perfect gift for Christmas or a birthday.

***You will be offered a 10% discount*** To view a free downloadable chapter and place your order, go to You’ll make somebody happy.

12/06/10 - Wine Tasting and Michele's Birthday

Join us for our Holiday Wine Tasting at Cafe Dodici Monday Dec 6th at 6:30pm. Its also my son, Michele's BIRTHDAY! Come wish Michele a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and taste 6 wines and two beers, along with tasty appetizers. All for just $15.

Happy Holidays!

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

12/10/10 - Guest Chef Richard Campagna - Cuban Cuisine

Join guest chef Richard Campagna to have a chance at indulging in traditional Cuban culinary specialties, as well as cocktails and luscious desserts.

Happy Holidays!

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

12/11/10 - Luncheon - "Beyond Ideology - My Life & Times In Cuba"

Have lunch with Richard Campagna, serving Cuban sandwiches, Mojitos and Flan accompanied by traditional Cuban music and professional interpretative dancers.

Richard will be talking about his experiences in Cuba and his book, which he will be giving free signed copies of to all customers at the luncheon. Customers will also recieve an additional complimentary book on "Education" and a novelty gift.

Happy Holidays!

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

12/24/10 - Christmas Eve Lunch at Cafe Dodici - 11:00-2:00

Relax with Cafe Dodici on December 24th for lunch, and take the opportunity to do some last minute shopping in the stores of downtown Washington.

Happy Holidays! And remember, we will be CLOSED on DECEMBER 25th.

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

12/26/10 - Open for Brunch - 11:00-2:00

Come and relax with us at Cafe Dodici on December 26th for brunch and let us take care of you during the Holidays.

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

12/31/10 - Cafe Dodici's 6TH ANNIVERSARY!

Don't miss this magical evening as we celebrate 6 years of Cafe Dodici!
Special menu items to bring in the New Year.

Happy New Year! And remember, we will be CLOSED on JANUARY 1ST.

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

05/26/10 - "Wooden Spoons and Apron Strings" Cupcake Classes

Today, my son Michele and I, went to Ankeny Iowa to participate in a “Baby Cakes” Workshop where we made scrumptious cup cakes and delicious frostings! Wooden Spoons and Apron Strings is a clever named cooking school run by Deb Cazavilan. We learned to make several wonderful cupcake recipies (the way we like at Cafe Dodici, all fresh natural ingredients from scratch!) and many basics to get started experimenting on our own. Of course we had the pleasure of sampling various delicacies!

Deb was charming, patient and fun. She also gives classes for pizza making and more gluttonous techinques...Take some time off and take a day trip to delight your senses!
Here are a few pictures from the event.

We hope to have succulent cupcakes at Dodici's Shop soon! we will keep you informed.

Visit Deb's website for more information:

e-mail Deb at:

05/19/10 - "Dalla Terra" Wine DInner with Founder Brian Larky

Aperitif - Social Hour will be at 5:30pm, dinner begins at 6:30
Seize the opportunity to meet Brian Larky Founder of Dalla Terra Winery Direct while discovering new wines and enjoying great food!

A seven course meal paired with nine wines:
$75* per guest

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

03/22/10 - Youtube Videos about Cafe Dodici
Check out these promotional videos about Cafe Dodici on Youtube!

Follow this link to see video1.
Follow this link to see video2.

03/15/10 - Iowa Public Televisions' "Simple Pleasures" - Cafe Dodici
IPTV aired a program called "Simple Pleasures" with a special about Cafe Dodici, Interviewing Lorraine, Alessandro and Tsalika and showing all the particular aspects of our dining experience in this show hosted by Dan Kaercher. Iowa's Simple Pleasures is a new series produced by Iowa Public Television that highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see, and taste, right here at home.

Follow this link to see the online sneak peek of the show.

02/20/10 - The Iowa Source - Best Restaurants in Iowa 2010
Every year The Iowa Source Magazine allows us all to vote for our favorite restaurants in Iowa. There are various categories, which slightly change every year. Cafe Dodici has won more awards in this contest than any restaurant ever! This year we won in the following categories:
- Best Sunday Brunch
- Best Special-Occasion Dining
And we were finalists in every other category.

Follow this link to see the reviews!

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