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La Dolce Vita of Belmar
La Dolce Vita of Belmar

La Dolce Vita of Belmar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.belmarrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (732) 749-3177
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Wine
  • Catering: La Dolce Vita provides old-world Italian Cuisine for your next party, barbeque or picnic in the park. We take catering to a new level of quality and completeness. We look forward with great anticipation to providing our superior catering service. We deliver throughout Monmouth County. Want something special? We can accommodate your special needs, letting you choose from a wide variety of items on our catering menu. Please visit our menu through the page below: http://www.belmarrestaurant.com/nj-catering-menu.php

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from La Dolce Vita of Belmar
La Dolce Vita is family owned and operated by two generations. Both ZIO (uncle) Giuseppe Salpietro and Nipote (nephew) Nicola Fuccilli invite you to experience their passion for Italian cuisine and culture. The story of La Dolce Vita began five decades ago in a small town in the hills of Sicily. It is from here that co-owner Giuseppe Salpietro brings authentic cuisine, traditions and customs, which come from centuries of good living. La Dolce Vita believes in bringing this passion for Dolce Vita, translates to mean the sweet life, into every dish that leaves our kitchen. It is our goal to make every customer feel like part of our very own family. We at La Dolce Vita believe in family and invite you and your family in to our Restaurant to experience a variety of fantastic tastes to please every palate. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Best linguine with clam sauce my husband and I have ever had. Delicious and reasonably priced Nero D'Avola, plus a seafood salad and Salad Contadina that were out of this world. Finally, deliciious strawberries with zabaglione. A perfect meal, beautifully served, with a great view."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Maybe a Saturday night in July is not the time to go. I had heard good things but can't say I agree. The food was OK ~ visually none of the plates even looked good and the taste was about the same. The noise level inside was too loud to enjoy anything."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Everything was excellent...food was delicious and the service was great! Will definitely be returning :)"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Food was good. Waiter was attentive and gave the price of the specials which is what every restaurant should do but, most don't. Unfortunately it was a very dreary night with the threat of rain, the view was lost. I enjoyed the special I ordered. The only disappointment was the dessert special. I would go back."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This was ny 3rd time to this restaurant but the 1st time for dinner. Food was ok, lunch food is much better...burgers, salads, sandwiches. I had a chicken dish and it was like rubber, my husband had chicken parm and it was really good but typical... not amazing. Deserts were ok, nothing special. It was a busy Friday night so the waiter wasn't very attentive, but he was really nice. The outdoor dining on Ocean avenue is why this restaurant is so busy. The owner just opened another restaurant next door so maybe that is getting more attention."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food. We felt the waiter was good but business like, not very warm"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • " We had eight 815 reservation sat It was Saturday night fourth of July weekend July 5 dat down 845 did not get an appetizer till 945 dinner was served at almost 11 o'clock staff is not experienced not professional he sits too many tables too many people he has no control of Hostess has no control of staff and actually has no control of himself poor managed food was good we sat outside other than that LOL it was good"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Celebrated our 45th with good food, good liquor (grey goose!) great weather and a nice group of fellow diners followed by a walk on the Belmar boardwalk."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The pistachio encrusted sea bass was delicious and the carrot cake was the best ever!! Great find, I will definitely try again next visit."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We went this past Saturday night and the food and service was great. I'm pretty picky and couldn't find anything that was top notch. Our waiter was fantastic and the food was very good."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great place. Food is awesome and the view is great. Nice outdoor dinning."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had an amazing lunch here, right off the beach in Belmar. At lunch the patio was full, and they were most accommodating in seating us inside despite our beach attire. The food was fresh, the Prosecco was refreshing, and the service was great. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We come here often and the food is always good. Fresh seafood and great chicken parmigiana. Sitting across the street from the ocean in beautiful Belmar, what could be better!!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Oceanside dining with a very friendly and helpful staff. Food was good but not outstanding given the price was hoping for just a little better. That said the ocean view and over all experience I will come again."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Brought out-of-town guests here for a relaxing business dinner. They haven't stopped talking about the food, the most friendly waiter and the ocean view! Yum!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Made reservations one week in advance and it was very busy. (Mother's Day) When we approached the hostess, you was questioning our reservation. Could not find it. Quite embarrasing. They did seat us."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The restaurant atmosphere was alive on a wonderful Mothers Day. Boardwalk view in Belmar, and great spot for people watching. The Lobster crab cake entrée was exceptional, and desserts were delicious. Party of six was served promptly. I will return."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "All the away around an excellent dining experience n the Chilean Sea Bass should not be missed!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Scallops sandy and steak a little tough . I credit the problem to a very busy day. Mothers Day."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Unfortunately, our meals were not very good. My husband ordered chicken prmigiana and the chicken was not pounded thin and the pasta was overlooked. I ordered a pasta dish and the pasta was under cooked. The wait staff were very nice, but the ambiance left something to be desired. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. It is a shame because they have a lovely location across from the beach and the views are lovely."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We had a last minute change for Easter and decided to head to the shore for an early dinner. The reviews and description on Open Tsble seemed positive, and more importantly, it had openings for dinner. The antipasto was very good, aged cheese and meats. I ordered the Chateaubriand, medium rare, and it came out rare, and cold. The side dishes, too. The other dishes came out ok, but for the price, I wasn't seeing it. The service was good and everyone was pleasant. I just think the food, while good, didn't justify the price. It's expensive. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Great Menu, but even greater Specials. All were more than happy with selection and quality of Entrees and Apps. No room for desert, but we had it anyway."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I had a great birthday dinner with my friend. The ambiance was perfect, the food was very good and the service even better. I highly recommend this location to friends and family who are looking for something special."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Saturday evening we had a dining experience that we're still thinking about today ! We shared the Insalata Contadina::Baby field greens, sliced apples, walnuts, imported goat cheese, finished with truffle-walnut vinaigrette. I have a garlic allergy so for my entre they kindly prepared this dish for me without the garlic.. Sapore di Mare.- DELICIOUS! My friend enjoyed the Orecchiette alla Barese:.My cousins shared the Zuppa di Pesce and Viel Piccata. The only way to describe the meal for the four of us was ""heaven". Portions were generous and we actually were too full for dessert. Can't wait for our next adventure. Thank you Nick for another fabulous culinary experience !"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I had a very good entrée of fish and risotto...my DIL had the evening special of shrimp and ravioli...very good!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We love dining there. The staff is friendly and service is great. Joe, the owner treats you like family, and most of all the food is the best. I love eggplant and would highly recommend the rollintini."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great oceanfront dining in Belmar, NJ.. From the view, to the great food and service of its staff. The owners are always there, friendly and accommodating. Always a pleasure to go there with friends or just us two!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Always delightful even on a wintry day. Good food and great service and don't forget BYOB til Spring."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Best stuffed artichoke I have ever had, outstanding appetizer. Alcohol license is just seasonal which is annoying. Entres we tried were stuffed salmon which was good and stuffed lobster tails which were ok. Overall a good place, but expensive and not worth the money, each dish about $10 more than comparable places."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a Valentines party of 11. We sat at about seven p.m. At this time of year it is bring your own. We brought plenty. They never rushed us out we ate at a calm pace. Enjoyed the conversation. Service of the different courses was unrushed.. Food was outstanding. Wiater Bobby was excelent.and fun. We will go back again. We left about 10:45."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Took my wife here for Valentines dinner. During the winter this is a bring your own, during the spring and summer the bar is open. Was seated in the outside area, which is great for summer. It's like a big sun room, not so good for winter. They had heaters running so it wasn't bad, it actually worked well. The food was outstanding, from the appetizer to the entree. The food made the night, Excellent dinning."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Good food. Warm patio. Friendly service. They need to make it clear on their website that they do not have wine in the winter"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We did not get table we requested. Owner took us to table then when his friends arrived he moved us to a table in the "tent". Very cold,to sit out there and he was rude about it. Sorry to say we will not be going back. Service was fair."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My husband and I have been to La Dolce Vita several times and have always enjoyed it. In the winter, it is a BYOB and in the summer they have a liquor license. The food is always delicious and the staff very friendly. It does get a little noisy at times!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We try to avoid the most popular Belmar eateries in the height of the tourist season, but they're still deserving gems in the winter time. That's how we found La Dolce Vita this past week. The liquor license is season, meaning it's a BYOB until March or April, and that makes it a more economical choice, too. Food was terrific. Only small caveat is -- don't get the tiramisu desert in the off season because it's a packaged thing, not made like in Little italy."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "La Dolce Vita translates as “The Sweet Life” and this ocean front gem delivered, from the crunchy semolina bread to a superb Strawberries Zabaglione dessert. My wife had Capesante Crostate, pan seared jumbo scallops with sweet corn coulis served over butternut squash mashed potatoes & finished with crisp crumbled pancetta. I had the Saint Peter’s Fish, a crabmeat encrusted filet of Tilapia served over a bed of julienne vegetables, finished with a carrot cream puree. Both were excellent; portions were generous. Service was attentive and the restaurant was half full on a cold Tuesday night in January. With a seasonal liquor license, it’s a BYO in the winter until March 1. The wine list includes several reasonably priced selections."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "My husband and I recently tried La Dolce Vita after hearing several wonderful reviews. The food was exceptional. The service was excellent. But, although the manager (owner?) assured us that the outside dining area had ample heat, we both had to keep our coats on throughout the meal. There were 2 large space heaters: one on each side of the restaurant, neither one appeared to be able to heat an area beyond a few feet. Additionally, whenever someone would enter or exit the restaurant through the front enclosure, we would get a blast of artic air, and we weren't even sitting at the table closest to the door."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "A great way to spend New year's Eve: having good Italian food across the street from the ocean in Belmar, NJ. The restaurant managed to include many of its signature dishes on its special New Year's Eve menu and everything was impeccably prepared, presented, and delicious."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Great service, great food, great ambiance - Very inviting atmosphere"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "It is now BYOB and when we received the confirmation it stated full wine and bar menu......... clearly its not..... food was not impressive"
    Dined on 12/7/2013