see you soon
our first time here and it wont be our last. The service was very very good and the food was outstanding. everything we had was servered hat fresh and more than you could eat. we lucked out and had a server named Chuck. He was very helpful, explaned everything and made it a very enjoyable dinner.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to eat and relax!
Went for lunch with friends and the service and food were excellent. I had the shrimp with escarole and beans...YUM!
We lingered over coffee and desert which was the best peaches and cream pie I ever had! We loved it and will go back soon!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The dining room is just too
The dining room is just too loud. The food was good and the menu is large enough that everyone can find something they like,
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Other than being a little
Other than being a little loud - the food was excellent -
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had the clams appetizer The broth was so
Delicious we were dipping the bread in it . The bread
Was the kind my Dad gets from Hoboken. My sea bass
Was a tad overcooked but still very good Will definitely go back
And order linguine with white clam sauce
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was there on a weeknight and the service was exceptional. Food was very good and the drinks were very good and filled to the rim. They definitely do not skimp on liquor at this restaurant. We shared a seafood salad, which was fresh and very tasty. Our main course was very good. I had the shrimp scampi with risotto and was very filling but delicious. My husband had the spaghetti with clam sauce was was also fresh and very tasty. Would recommend this restaurant to all my friends down the shore. Looking forward to returning very soon.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food wss excellent. Service was attentive. Restaurant was crowded but the service was still good. We didn't. Have to wait any or than usual for our dinner. Would definitely go back. Already recommended it to a friend. Great location.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding service from pleasant waiters and bus boys
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dolce Vita is one of our favorites! We are always remembered and greeted that way! The service is excellent, the wines very good, the food hot and very deliciously made. It is bustling in summer and they do a great job!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian by the Sea!
The food was very fresh...very good, even great! I had the salmon with blueberry sauce on top of polenta and really enjoyed it.
My husband had the seafood risotto and loved it! The restaurant gives big portions & the food comes out hot! I would definitely return. P.S. Check out the Salt Water Inn if you are looking for a place to stay in Belmar, NJ. Marty and Joyce make fabulous breakfasts!
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
great lunch experience
Had a great time. Four ladies with lots to talk about, and NEVER did we feel rushed, even though I'm sure we lingered longer than we should have! We didn't hold a table up, just sat and enjoyed our lunch while there were still empty tables. I've been there before, but always sat in the outside area. It's quite a bit noisier inside. We will definitely be back. The service was outstanding.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food by the ocean
Ordered from the menu although the specials were really temping. Scallops were prepared perfectly and the veal parm which was used as a benchmark was really good. We'll be back
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
1st Time was a charm
We were visiting friends and decided to try the restaurant based on Jim Cramer's recommendation. It was a Monday and there was a decent size crowd and plenty of energy. Service was prompt and with a smile. Even a small mix-up with drinks was promptly rectified. The scallops were great and the ladies enjoyed the shrimp. Glad we went and we will return.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood Gem
Pleasantly surprised LaDolceVita is better than ever .....if you haven't been recently give it another try...won't be disappointed.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful venue with a great
Beautiful venue with a great location and wonderful amenities! Loved the option of dining indoors, on the covered open patio, or outdoors! Outstanding, professional, kind, thoughtful, and efficient service! Wonderful food and beverages, presented beautifully and all delicious! Great, relaxing atmosphere - and very warm and welcoming! We truly enjoyed our dining experience and hope to return, very soon!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant had a wonderfully
The restaurant had a wonderfully warm feeling about it. The food was good, but I think having dinner in the solarium area during sunset is heavenly - to have the beach across the street and the sky completely exposed above. My family's overall experience felt special.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellant food, too noisy
Excellent food: however, too noisy to have a conversation with someone sitting just across the table. Needs acoustical tiles for a better dining experience.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ocean view, great food...who
Ocean view, great food...who could ask for anything more?!!!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as always!
We went for a family lunch for my father's birthday, and everyone was impressed. The service was great, the food was great AND reasonably priced, and the breeze off the ocean added to a perfect afternoon. Every one of us had something different, and each entree and appetizer was prepared beautifully. We will be back!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful time. Food and service was great. The only thing is that they didn't mention anything about my son's birthday and that was requested on the reservation.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
All good except the clams casino
My wife and I went for our anniversary and enjoyed the experience. Our meals of fish and chicken were both nicely presented and tasted great. The salad with the walnut and goat cheese was unique and tasted great as well. We had tiramisu for dessert which was one of the better tiramisus I've had in a while. The only problem we had was that the clams in our clams casino were tough, indicating they were overcooked.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an 8 oclock reservation on Saturday night. Arrived at 8 and told 15 minutes. 20 minutes later asked when our table would be ready and hostess said 15 more minutes. We ended up having to talk to owner who then sat us immediately. Service and food were very good.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Knowing how Monmouth County is one mediocre Italian restaurant after another, I wasn't expecting much. But I was more than pleasantly surprised at the quality of ingredients and authenticity of recipes that La Dolce Vita offers. Their glass-enclosed dining area allow you to enjoy a wonderful, climate controlled connection with the ocean - all year long. Visit once and you're sure to return again.
8/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
I don't know if all the wait staff is as attentive as our was, but we had a gem!!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
What started out a bit precarious
What started out a bit precarious wound up awesome! 6 college roommates reuniting is probably a challenge for anyone....first we thought it was a BYOB...it's not. Lol. that was embarrassing. Once we got our waiter to relax a bit, the night and meal were amazing. Highly recommend the Caprese Salad....some of the best buffalo mozzarella I've ever had. The swordfish special with capers and olives was to die for. Ludos to the chefs at La Dole Vita...they got it right!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining at the Jersey Shore
Had the pleasure of sitting outside near the sidewalk. Across the street from the Belmar boardwalk. Just a perfect summer night. Fabulous food. Great drinks. A waiter that was just the perfect mix of friendly and attentive.
We were with another couple, one of whom had broken an ankle and was getting around on a little scooter. Management had no problem finding a great table for us that was not only scenic but also easy access.
Just a perfect night!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect end to a great beach day!
We had a lovely table on the patio, overlooking the ocean. Our waiter was wonderful, gave us great service and was very knowledgable about the menu and able to offer suggestions. I had the cod oreganta special, it was delicious, the other 2 diners ordered off the menu the scampi and mixed seafood dishes, and all wiped their plates clean with the delicious bread. The portions were plentiful and regrettably we had no room for dessert. This is our second time dining here and look forward to going back!
8/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had the seafood Risotto and it was delich!!!! Amazing flavor and taste. The service is always great
and of course the drinks never disappoint you. Cant wait to go back.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bar a bit loud
We were seated inside by the bar and it was very loud. We would sit outside next time.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was average! The wine list is great. I just wish the food was better. Best whiskey they had was twelve year old Macallan.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
very good food
First time eating at the restaurant and it was very good overall. Sat in outer room which was not crowded but tables seemed to be too close together as wait staff bumped into my
Seat every time they passed without once saying excuse me. Food was very good and I would return.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Evening Out
Had a wonderful time. Enjoyed everything about the evening. Our server was attentive and personable. Food was excellent. Our third time with many more return trips in the future.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect lunch at the beach!
Lunch here is always fantastic: breeze from the ocean, great food for a great price, and the staff is friendly and accomodating. The salads are tasty and filling, with a generous serving of whichever protein you choose, and the sandwiches are fresh and tasty classics. The wine list with about 30 wines under $30 is a great bargain too! Whenever we are in town on the weekend we love to come here to get out of the sun and enjoy a great meal!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excelent but our waiter was even better he was fairley new but was very experenced in the profeson
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Birthday Celebration!
This was my first time visiting this restaurant despite living a mere five minutes away. I was looking for someplace to go for my birthday dinner celebration and I came across La Dolce Vita in a google search. I was far from disappointed. The food was absolutely fantastic, so delicious! The drinks were delightful and our waiter was amazing. He was incredibly charming and friendly and made the experience even more wonderful. Plus, the fact that we sat in the patio area and could look out onto the beach was wonderful.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
First visit even though we live in the area for 5 years. Only deterrent to us not going earlier is the parking and crowds during the summer season. Now that Fall is here parking in the area is much better. Our party of 4 were impressed with the service and quality of the food. Scallops, Ravioli and Sea Bass all were done well and tasty. Carpaccio appetizer highly recommended. Decent wine list a reasonable prices. Martini served "up" (shaken not stirred) was generous in size.
Note that they have a "Summer" liquor license. Will become a BYOB after mid November. Great view of the ocean but at night you can't see much.
9/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Gem by the Sea
The food was excellent. Since we went at the end of September the outdoor seating enclosure was up so the noise level was understandably a little high. The view of the beach was great. Our waiter helped make our choices and we loved the meatball appetizer!! Wonderful and we can't wait to go back with friends.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Lunch at Dolce Vita
Excellent , fresh salads with a great view...............................Same as always...............
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great dinner, enjoyed the food,except for the bread...it seemed old,we asked for another, and that was the same. The night got chilly and we were outside,but NO problem. The staff quickly closed the windows and roof and it was perfect, dining on the waterfront. The wine list was good. The staff was very good. My only issue was the noise level....very noisy,but since the food was so great I could over look the noise and enjoy my dinner. Thanks to the staff and cook.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious. Service outstanding. A bit pricey, but it was my wife's birthday so... who cares. A nice evening.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the Best in NJ shore
A wonderful place with a great ambiance and most of all the food is fantastic, with wonderful service, as well. I recommend it highly.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the food, noise - not so much
Great food but extremely noisy. Tables are close to each other and nothing to buffer the noise. The food though makes it worthwhile. Love the shrimp scampi over risotto so much I have trouble trying something else. A plus that they now have a liquor license. Serve is ok, nothing special. All in all a good dinner.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food small portions
The food is delicious, pricey and small portions but overall not bad.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went for restaurant week and food was excellent. Without the deal I don't think I would eat there again. It was very pricy but after November 15th its BYOB so a $100 bill will turn into $70 not as bad.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fine...special request needs work
Dinner was wonderful; always pleased with the appetizer & entree selection as well as selection of wine / cocktails during that time frame when they have their liquor license.
Also love when I can bring my own. We're local as well and it 's so nice to have this in the neighborhood.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We decided to try La Dolce Vita after looking at their food week menu. Their dishes sounded very good , and they were. All were better than I expected. If you like traditional italian dishes, you will enjoy La Dolce Vita, Their wine selection is also well stocked, but only seasonal, so check their website.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Restaurant Week Experience
I've been to La Dolce Vita numerous times and this experience was the same as always. Delicious food, courteous staff, great wine selection, and large portions. I highly advise making a reservation on most nights as they fill up quickly, especially in the summer time.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Continues to be very good.
Was glad to see that this restaurant is operating like hurricane Sandy never happened. Food and service was excellent. We went on a Saturday night and when we called ahead were told that there is BYOB on weekends which was great with us. The restaurant being across the street from the beach is always fun. We have been here a half dozen times and have never been disappointed. Certainly intend to go back.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food! Good fun!
Discovered this place through Restaurant Week. Had Prix Fixe menu which was delicious. All 4 of us agreed. Mussels appetizer was the most unique I've seen and very tasty. Pork chops and spare ribs were scrumptious. Place was packed with energy on Saturday night but the service was great too! BYOB option really kept the price of dinner reasonable and we'll definitely be back!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
would definitely go back
food was tasty and very light. two different menu offerings for Restaurant Week, in addition to their regular menu. We were a party of 11 and everyone enjoyed their selections. Service was extremely friendly. Cannot comment on Wine list or Bar, as it was BYOB after 11/15.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM