Pasta & Sauce
Insalata Dolce Vita
Mixed green salad with cucumber, carrot, red onion, cherry tomato, and our house balsamic dressing
Our Chef's favorite white pizza with mozzarella, garlic, fresh tomatoes, olive oil, and basil
DON'T BOTHER MAKING A RESERVATION, AS THEY LET "REGULARS" JUST WALK IN AND TAKE A TABLE WITHOUT CHECKING IN AT THE DESK. AND AS FAR AS REGULARS GO, WE HAVE GONE TO THIS RESTAURANT AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH FOR THE PAST 7-10 MONTHS. "OUR" TABLE HAS BEEN GIVEN TO SOMEONE ELSE, OR TAKEN BY SOMEONE ELSE, 3 DIFFERENT TIMES NOW. WE LIKED THIS RESTAURANT, WE FREQUENTED IT, BUT WE WILL NOT GO AGAIN. IT IS A GOOD 30 MINUTES EACH WAY FOR US, AND TO BE TOLD ON ARRIVAL THAT SOMEONE ELSE TOOK ARE TABLE WHEN WE WERE ON TIME FOR OUR RESERVATION ABSOLUTELY INFURIATES ME. I DO NOT RECOMMEND GOING TO THIS RESTAURANT.
Had a wonderful dinner with family celebrating a very important birthday. It was a very quiet evening in the restaurant but the staff was very accommodating and the service was great. We started with three appetizers of which the bruschetta was our favorite although all were good. For entree's the Risotto Gamberi and the Chicken Saltimbocca were the favorites but there were no disappointments. Overall a great place for a nice Italian meal.
Spectacular butternut squash ravioli and great service.
Definitely a great little spot with good food. It was a Saturday night so it was pretty busy - service felt a little neglected, however, still good! Lots of options on the menu for those that love Italian food. I will definitely be back to try some of the other food options and maybe spend some time on the wine bar side.
Service was a bit slow. I found 2 hairs in my entree. Manager took it off the bill and gave me a new one to take home
We loved our experience with Dolce Vita. We went with our two young kids and were given great kindness from our servers. With pizza and traditional Italian entrees, there were options for both kids and adults.
Great food and excellent service! Our waiter, Said, couldn’t have been more delightful and accommodating. Thank you!
As always service is outstanding.
Fantastic dinner and service from Oscar last night! We have wanted to love this neighborhood place but our first time a couple years ago was not that great and we decided to give it another try. The housemade pastas were wonderful, the marguerita pizza was expert - crisp light crust with a little dip at the end - delicious! Grateful for the valet parking in freezing temps - and the staff were all delightful. Can't wait to go back!
Fun, authentic Italian. Loved the ambience, service and the REAL Italian food. Went for a birthday party and plan to come again and again.
Always the best. Love it here. Especially good..banana bread pudding!!!
Food was pretty good. My husband and son mentioned the chicken was a bit bland. Service was fine. Didn't feel very inviting. when I made the reservation, I specified it was a birthday. No acknowledgement what so ever. Server seemed more friendly with other table nearby.
The food and atmosphere we great as was the service! Always our “go to” spot when celebrating something.
Dolce Vita has a very nice fixed price menu for New Year's Eve, but they were very accommodating to special dietary needs and preferences nonetheless. The entire staff was committed to ensuring that we enjoyed our dining experience and that everything was just right. The wine bar had dancing and the bar provided generous complimentary champagne at midnight. Overall, an excellent experience.
After visiting Dolce Vita 2x in the last few months it is officially one of our date night favorites. New Year's was wonderful. There was a special menu that was delicious. The oysters were perfectly cooked and my branzino was so tasty. One of the best parts was the staff. Our server Malaysia was on top of everything and so lovely.
Celebration of friend’s bday & New Years
New Years Eve dinner with 2 friends at one of our favorite restaurants Dolce Vita! We have always had spectacular meals every visit, but the NYE menu was far less than spectacular. I believe DV should stick to offering THEIR menu because it is so great!
Fabulous restaurant, wonderful good, great staff.
We love this restaurant!
It was cold inside so had to wear jackets. Our server was attentive even though many arrived at about the same time we did. We were happy with her. The food was outstanding as usual, even though we hadn't been there for two years. It was nice that the small plates were also available at dinner.
Wonderful food as usual. We have never been disappointed. Highly recommend splitting a few appetizers before your main course. The desserts are delicious and very reasonably priced.
Pro tip: on Wednesdays, all wines at $100 or less per bottle are half price.
Our server was excellent. Very attentive. Everyone enjoyed their food. We had a great experience.Thank you Lucy.
Really good food, huge portions, good price, wonderful service.
DO NOT EAT AT THIS RESTAURANT. I HAVE MADE RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER SEVERAL TIMES, ONLY TO ARRIVE AND BE TOLD THAT ARE TABLE HAD BEEN TAKEN BY “REGULARS”. FIX YOUR SYSTEM, AND UNTIL THEN, STAY AWAY
Wonderful as always...wine Wednesdays are the best!
Food was excellent! Restaurant clean and attractive. Parking was an adventure.
As usual, the food was excellent and the staff was attentive. I had the chicken saltimbocca on spaghetti and it was delicious.
Great neighborhood restaurant. We use to eat here once a week religiously but moved away. Glad to see that it has kept the quality. Great pasta, fish, reasonable wine list. All in very relaxing as well.
Try it, you will be back.
Oscar was amazing and made our work holiday party great! Food was phenomenal as well.
We had large group. The service was prompt and excellent. The food was delicious. Our waiter and hostess were super attentive!! Could not have asked for more.
We love this spot!
Came in and was told that a server would be with me shortly…I had to flag a server down to order and the server rarely checked on us throughout the whole meal. Food was nothing special ordered the baked Brie as an app and it wasn’t really baked..got the spinach fetuccine and didn’t taste any spinach or goat cheese or pine nuts that was on the menu I think they served us something different
As always great food and wait staff. A little noisy though!
Awesome pasta dishes. Even better service. Despite an incredibly busy night, Steve was very attentive to the needs of our party of 10. Much appreciated. We will be back.
Food was absolutely delicious. Really liked it. Will be going back soon.
Always good, filling and consistent!
The staff went out of their way to be accommodating with seating arrangements and the host and hostess worked hard to make us happy. Our waiter, Steven, was there when we needed him and help selecting a wine by the host was great.
The noise level is a little high but not a big deal. Valet parking was not good. One of the valet parking attendants was wonderful the other (think he was in charge) was awful. We will definitely go back but will find parking elsewhere
We have been coming to this restaurant for more than20 years. We had not been since before COVID u til last night. The food was ok, but not as flavorful as we recall in the past.
Service was fine, though seemed like it was a little disorganized in general at the restaurant.
Fabulous as always! A gem of a restaurant. Food is A-mazing every time.
You can order delivery directly from Dolce Vita using the Order Online button. Dolce Vita also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 385-1530 ext. 0.
Dolce Vita is rated 4.6 stars by 889 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.