Munch Madness: La Dolce Vita vs. PC's Pancake Cafe

Show your hometown pride by casting your vote for Lemont restaurants during Munch Madness.

We've got one last group of second-round Munch Madness matchups. Restaurants with an international flair make a strong showing in each of the competing towns.

But who will move on to the Sweet 16? That, readers, is up to you.

Voting in round two is open until 5 p.m. Wednesday. Show your loyalty by commenting for your pick on this story, on Facebook or via Twitter by tagging it with your Patch town's handle.

To learn more about the tournament and get the full rules .

Second Round (Darien) 


 El Burrito Loco offers many choices of Mexican food, from specialty combination meals such as carne asada con camaron and shrimp fajitas to well known favorites including enchiladas, quesadillas and tacos.

This family-operated Thai restaurant has been a popular eating place in the Darien area since 2001.

Second Round (Downers Grove)


 Cedar Hill offers a large menu of Mediterranean dishes. Beef, lamb and chicken kabobs are offered as dinners or as a sandwich wrap with hummus.

 Owner Tiffany Amprachna, a native of Bangkok, uses family recipes for the restaurant's authentic dishes, which include the popular Crab Rangoon, Pad Thai, spicy basil chicken and Thai tea.

Second Round (Lemont) 


 One of three locations, the Lemont La Dolce Vita is a beautiful, inviting place to eat. The interior is very nicely decorated, and the staff is just as warm and welcoming as the decor.

This restaurant's cozy, family-friendly atmosphere starts at the front door. The staff is very friendly and helpful, ensuring that every guest feels welcome and ready to chow down on what the hostess calls "great food."

Second Round (Woodridge) 


 Most menu items are made from scratch. The family pizza recipe dates back 50 years, but the wings and sauces are also hugely popular. 

 Specialties include enchiladas with chicken, pork or steak, chicken or steak fajitas and combination plates if you can't pick just one item.

Mike Colaizzi April 03, 2012 at 02:52 PM
An Italian dinner place, against a breakfast, lunch place?? Both are wonderful eating establishments. It's only 10:00 am so I'm in the mood for breakfast, Paul , Marie and their staff are great as well as serving up some great food.. Nod to PC's this morning!!
Amanda Luevano (Editor) April 03, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Because we could only submit 16 restaurants for Munch Madness and we're now down to 8, we're going to run into some weird pairings. It's possible the final four (finalists from each participating town) could be a mix of pancakes, pizza, tacos and sushi. Seems odd, I know. But we have to get down to one restaurant! Thanks for voting!
Sperini April 03, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Pc's Pancake cafe for sure!!!! never had a better breakfast!
BWood April 03, 2012 at 05:02 PM
La Dolce Vita
JD April 03, 2012 at 05:02 PM
La Dolce
Lisa Laning April 03, 2012 at 05:14 PM
La Dolce Vita
Lisa Wright April 03, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Oh, I luv me some PC's Cafe!
Barbara Wolf Koklys April 03, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Pcs pancake cafe is the best
John Koklys April 03, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Pcs pancake cafe has the best food and servers
Glenn Pasiewicz April 03, 2012 at 09:12 PM
They are both great places, but PC's Pancake Cafe is fantastic!
Joseph Domino April 03, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Maria Cambria April 03, 2012 at 09:13 PM
PC's Pancake Cafe no doubt!!!!!!
Kristin April 03, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Pancake Cafe has good food and awesome servers!!! Vikki Rocks!
Linas Gylys April 03, 2012 at 11:51 PM
PC it is!!!
Stephanie Bruno April 04, 2012 at 12:23 AM
PC's Pancake Cafe!
Dan Lipowski April 04, 2012 at 01:07 AM
I'm in for Pancake Cafe.
Shelley Taylor April 04, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Pancake Cafe for sure!
Ilana April 04, 2012 at 03:02 AM
I vote for PC'S cafe, best food and service hands down!!!!!!!!!!


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