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La Dolce Vita - Birmingham
La Dolce Vita - Birmingham

La Dolce Vita - Birmingham Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://ladolcevitabirmingham.com
  • Email: dfoster205@gmail.com
  • Phone: (205) 985-2022
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: We welcome special events and offer the full restaurant if needed for your private events. Semi-private events are also offered. Let us know your needs and we'll take care of the rest.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hoover
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public Parking, handicap accessible.
A word from La Dolce Vita - Birmingham
La Dolce Vita is a premier Italian Restaurant in Birmingham offering authentic Italian cuisine and a quaint atmosphere. We are nestled in the shops in the Plaza at Riverchase, just two lights south of the Galleria.

Voted "Best Italian" in Hoover we offer an award-winning wine list and our Meatball Pizza was voted Best Entree.

Enjoy the sweet like at La Dolce Vita where every occasion is a special one!

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Second time we've been to this place. Last time was great. This time they seemed to run out of several things we ordered. It was a let down."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food is so fatty and hard to find any organic food and the price is so high for the food they have."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Enjoyed the quiet Italian ambience very suited for the occasion. Waiter was very knowledgable and friendly/"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Our server was outstanding. The food was great. Desserts are to die for -- the white chocolate bread pudding and the lemoncello (sp.?) cake are both outstanding."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We used to love going to La Dolce Vita but our last two visits have been very disappointing. In our most recent experience, I should have known I was in trouble when we saw that we were the only guests in the restaurant. By the end of our meal, only two other tables had been seated. Our food was tasteless and poorly presented. My daughter's shrimp and linguini only had 3 small shrimps in it. My pork chop was overdone and tough and had no spices on it. On the plus side, since we were the only guests for a.while, the servers were very attentive. However, our waiter clearly did not know how to react when we complained about our food. Sadly, we have now marked this restaurant off our neighborhood favorites list.."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Four of us arrived for dinner on Valentines and our table for our 7:15 reservation was ready almost immediately. The hostess presented roses to the ladies which was a nice touch considering the special day. Our waiter shared his thoughts on the menu items and was able to answer questions from our group. Two of the group ordered the ‘Pasta Bolognese’ and two ordered the ‘Chicken Marsala’. The Bolognese was the better of the two dishes as the Marsala didn’t have quite enough sauce and the chicken seemed a touch overcooked. Overall the meal was good and the ambience was nice for the four of us to talk and enjoy the food. We will visit again in the future."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Discover the hidden gem of Italian cuisine in Hoover. LaDolce Vita is a great place to takervyour significant other on a quiet date. The food, staff, and price points are unpretentious. My dining experience was wonderful, my salad was fresh and the spaghetti and meatballs wer great. A great little slice of Italy in Hoover."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were seated at a table for two that had been awkwardly wedged between two other tables that would seat four in the bar area. Our waitress was actually the bartender. She was very pleasant but service was poor. The food was sub par at best. We received a house salad that was swimming in so much dressing that it was inedible. I had ordered the Fettuccine Alfredo with chicken. The sauce had zero flavor and the chicken had the consistency of rubber. The other food ordered was the Chicken Parmesan. This dish was nothing special. It was so coated in sauce there was no hope in tasting anything else. Our reservations were at 6:30 and they had run out of bread?! Very disappointed in how this restaurant has gone down hill. Can't recommend"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "This was a disappointment as the food was very good but the service was horrible. They sat us down and it took 10 minutes for someone to come back for our drink order. We ordered drinks and nothing came and after 15 minutes we had to remind them about the drinks. Ordered two appetizers and one came in 20 minutes and the other one came in 40. They were out of bread and when we asked if the main course would take us as long as the appetizers the response was rude. All our waitress was worried about was how the slow food service was going to effect her tips. When we received our bill they had charged us for a bottle of wine instead of a glass."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Brought a client in town. Took them to LDV. it was a week night, so not so busy. Atmosphere was great. Place small. friendly, accommodating. The pasta was ok, but the steak, delicious . Check it out. Nice place to go with spouse, client...small and intimate."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "This restaurant used to be better. Music a little too loud. Food good, but not great. Price is reasonably. Atmosphere was lacking. My friend had Eggplant Parmesan. Said it was OK; it was drowned in too much tomato sauce. He wanted to taste the eggplant. I had the Salmon Picatta which I thought was very good. The two other dishes at the table were the lobster mac and cheese and the chicken marsala."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "We had the best time. Our server was amazing and very friendly. The best dining experience my wife and I have had in a while."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Food is great. I have been coming to the restaurant for several years. Lately, management is awful. A lot of the employees were slow and not knowledgable about the menu. I called to inquire about a change to my reservation I was treated rudely and without accommodation. We made the choice to come to La Dolce Vita on New Year's Eve. There were many other places we could have gone but didn't. I was not impressed. I was told there was no way to add two more chairs to our table to accommodate out of town guests and when we got there, there were at least 4 empty tables around ours which remained empty the duration of our time there. Thus the restaurant needlessly missed out on additional tips and drink/entree money. We won't be back."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Both the food and the service were excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to those who like great Italian food!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "We have dined at La Dolce Vita for many years and this time on this past Saturday night was horrible. Starting with the service, the bread was so gummy and bland, the drinks we ordered were the only thing that was good, but there is NO NEED TO TELL A CUSTOMER that we will have to put your martini in a different glass so you won't get "ripped" off with the lower alcohol content. That does not happen at any other restaurant anywhere!!! Why is that necessary?? The food was bland, veal tough, and the server was confused with our check, we specifically said one check and he brought 2 and then again explained about the martini. I will never go back and I will let my friends know how disappointed we were!!!"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Went several times a few years back, food and service were great and recommended the restaurant to everyone. Went back on October 2013, and the experience was not as great as we remembered. Would not recommend."
    Dined on 10/12/2013