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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
  • "It is what it is...A beach town with limited dinning options. The food was fine and atmosphere good. I wouldn't go back for seconds since I haven't try the others down the stretches of beach."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We came in from CT. Had dinner Monday night with my sister and her husband . From the drinks to the entrees , it was a wonderful experience of food, drink and oceanfront ambience . Can't wait to come back."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "La Dolce Vita is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always very good to excellent and the service is great. All this while enjoying the fresh salt air and being across the street from the ocean. I highly recommend a visit."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • " Restaurant was fine. It's on the beach and a very nice place."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Food was delicious! Staff was extremely helpful. Only problem was it got really, really loud on the porch. We were practically screaming at each other by the end of the night. I'd still go back though!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "calamari was a little rubbery, caprese salad was very scant on the tomatoes and they were also not ripe, the buffalo mozzarella tasted no different than the regular mozzarella- no creamy center, the scallops were good. extremely loud inside dining- unable to hear each other over ambient noise."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We were greeted right away. There's a nice wine selection, so we enjoyed that. We dined on the patio. The summer breeze was perfect that night and the view of the ocean and the passersby gave a lively vibe to our al fresco experience. My husband raved about his classic veal park dish and I was delighted to have organic Scottish salmon with cherry stone clams. The food was delicious. The service was great. Make reservations or you may not get in!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Came here for the first time for my birthday. Made reservations for the patio but when I arrived there was no patio seating available for 2. Was then placed at a table near a busy door the waiters were going in and out of and the table was next to a bunch of guys who ever other word out of their mouth was F%*k. Moved tables. Waiter was nice, but that's the only good thing I have to say. Ordered chicken parm with homemade rigatoni, came out burned with penne from a box (apparently they don't even make homemade rigatoni). Also shrimp cocktail was not fresh, very fishy. Waiter took my meal off the bill. Will definitely never be back."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "This is considered an upscale restaurant at the shore in Belmar. The food was so pedestrian and unimaginative it is difficult any place like this could survive. I ordered garlic shrimp which was boring and boiled along with escarole that was cooked to death and loaded with sand. My customer ordered some sort of balsamic chicken which also appeared to be boiled and drenched in a pseudo sauce.... Very disappointing. The waiter was the best part of the meal, handsome and helpful!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Hi hopes dashed. The res taurant is well located across from beach, We weree seated in a nice outdoor covered patio. Service was fine. The food was disappointing. The caesar salad was bland, no piquant punch of a well made ceasar . I had shrimp scampi over mushroom risotto. The shrimp were tasty, though bathed in a fairly tasteless broth. The risotto tasted like plain rice and lacked the creaminess of proper preparation. My husband's whole wheat primavera had no distinctive taste and could not have had more than a trace of pesto. His "homemade" pasta tasted no better than the average dried pasta one gets in a box. All in all a big disappointment. Nothing outstanding. We will not be back."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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