Coffee at the new Dolcetto Café and Market will be served in a ceramic cup, not a paper one, arriving on a tray with a little chocolate on the side for nibbling, a water glass, and a silver container of cream and sugars.

Such little details should encourage guests to slow down and enjoy the moment. And in the land of fast-casual food, drive-thru coffee shops and online delivery, perhaps a new Italian-style café can help bring a refreshing pause to dining habits often governed by convenience and busy schedules.

Dolcetto’s owners, Laura Mills and Edie Givens, were both working in high-tech when they connected over a love for Italy—and its relaxed dining culture.

They conducted research over a period of four years, studying 20-30 cafes in Italy, as well as stateside specialty markets/cafes such as DeLaurenti in Seattle and Eataly in New York.

The cafe, decorated in warm shades of terra cotta, gold and white, includes further nods to Italy with Carrera marble tables, an Art Deco Murano glass chandelier and a mural of a woman on a Vespa scooter. “When you walk in the café, we want you to feel like you’ve been transported to a café in Italy,” Givens says.

Sandwiches are made with fresh baguettes, lightly layered with meat and drizzled with olive oil. Paninis include choices such as tres fromaggio with brie, fontina and gorgonzola. Breakfast offerings include pastries, frittata or panini with eggs and Fra Mani ham.

Dolcetto’s market will stock imported olive oils, vinegars, dry pasta and Italian wines from family-owned vineyards.

Dolcetto Café and Market. 1399 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose. Open at the beginning of December.