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About La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita opened its' doors in Beverly Hills in 1966. The biggest celebrities in the world lived only moments away, and La Dolce Vita literally became their second home for decades to come. Regulars included the Sinatras, the Reagans, the Pecks, the Douglases, and the Bloomingdales. It hosted every sitting US President since the Kennedy administration, and was known as a haven for titans of industry and finance. Deals were made with a handshake, and everyone was certain to arrive on Thursdays for Osso Bucco. Now, La Dolce Vita moves to the future, following a seven month 'facelift,' during which the restaurant was restored to its' original pristine condition, reprieving the original menu, recipes, and decor. La Dolce Vita arrives once again as a popular dining and entertainment destination, now home to young Hollywood and those seeking the traditional cuisine of Italy.

9785 Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday 5:00 - 10:00 PM
Friday - Saturday 5:00 - 11:00 PM

Cross Street:
Wilshire

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 278-1845

Website:
http://www.ladolcevitabeverlyhills.com/

Parking Details:
Valet is available Monday-Friday beginning at 7:00 PM & Saturday/Sunday beginning at 5:00 PM

Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, La Dolce Vita can accommodate all of your special event needs.

Private Party Contact:
Melissa Strickland: (844) 699-4994

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

La Dolce Vita Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.9

value

4.6

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Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Comfort Food (11)
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Authentic (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Fun (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
People Watching (3)
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·Dined 4 days ago

La Dolace Vita

Is one of my favorite places to dine on special occasions like Valentines dinner date I’m looking forward to having dinner more often at La Dolace Vita this year great food great service !

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We enjoy this place, not only for the food but the the cozy ambiance and friendly service.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great service from the moment we walked in. Great food, environment, and people. Never disappoints.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Every time I eat here I always leave thinking this is the best food in Los Angeles. Tonight I had the Caesar salad and it was perfect. The Chicken Parmesan was perfect. Service great. A+. I love this place

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 1, 2018

$18 is a little bit high for corkage there.....when we've paid less on past dinners

Tags: Quick Bite, People Watching, Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Always a pleasure to dine at La Dolce Vita and its quality and excellent service never fails to impress. Food is great, especially if you enjoy the Italian classics. Great selection of wines and a wonderful ambiance, full of Hollywood history.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We will be back! Even ran into a friend here. Great taste and great prices. Classy old school

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Molto bene!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent "old school" feel restaurant with fabulous food and excellent service.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My husband and I will definitely be back. The atmosphere was amazing and the staff were incredible, and the food was very authentic tasting. We felt like we were back in italy!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

If you want to feel special and enjoy an old school dining experience this is the place. Fabulous service!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 8, 2018

This place is fantastic. From the ambience to the wine list and then the food, it was very tasty.

The waiters were outstanding and didn’t hover. I’m very impressed. Definitely would go back if I’m in CA again.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

One of the few remaining Beverly Hills classic Italian restaurants from Hollywood's Golden Era! Sinatra funded it's opening, and it still has his classic style in food, drinks, and atmosphere. The service was fabulous, the red leather booths and decor set the right ambiance, and the food was out of this world. We had carpaccio, baked clams, Osso Buco, spaghetti bolognese, caramel pudding and tiramisu...each one made to perfection! The drinks were also expertly crafted. Everything was impeccable! I'll be back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We are in Cancun every year at Christmas/New Years! We always have at least one dinner at La Dilce Vita - it's one of our favorite restaurants in the area! Wonderful food and great service! We are never disappointed!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing Italian food in an old world charming environment. Highly recommended

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food5
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 (México)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great little spot, it's like time froze. Warm and friendly service with a relaxed ambiance.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It's just amazing, this place has been on my bucket list for years. The food is out of this world, full of flavor and tender. Now I know why Sinatra love this place. The bartender, servers, hostess & the valet treated us like family.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Authentic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great service, great people

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very good. The food was excellent and the service was very good as well it is s place with history, yet it was extremely well maintained. We will be back

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The best food and service in Los Angeles. Get the Caesar Salad and the Sinatra Steak. Both are amazing. I love this place!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and service.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We started with martinis and had salad and spaghetti with meat balls. The meat balls were the best I've ever had.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Whether you're having dinner with family, friends or business associates , this is the best restaurant around ! The food is heavenly, the service impeccable and the ambiance utterly fabulous.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This place is a gem. The setting is like old LA was before all the foodies attacked. No wooden tables and chairs, no yakking and excess noise, no parties of young mini-skirted girls loudly celebrating something or other. --- just good adult dining. Oh, and by the way, the food is excellent and so is the service. -- and you don't have to be a celebrity, although you may see some there with the ghosts of Frank Sinatra. etc.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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food4
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I had not been back for about 15 years and had forgotten how wonderful it was.

Fantastique - maravillosa - the BEST !

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A great old fashioned Italian restaurant right in our neighborhood - Quiet, comfortable
red leather booths - professional staff - we love it

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

food was not great. Chicken parmesan was terrible - little cheese, no sauce. Halibut was lovely as was the shrimp fra daviola. Overall I was embarrassed to have taken guests here for dinner due to the food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

As good as ever. Been going for almost 40 years. Oh my!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

If you're looking for a perfectly prepared meal with a perfectly attentive wait staff, look no further.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The staff was incredible and catered to my dad's love of Sinatra. Excellent restaurant experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Very good food and service. Would recommend highly. Staff was friendly

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

La Dolce Vita is our favorite restaurant. My wife and I got engaged there 30 years ago and we have been coming every year, multiple times per year, ever since. We have the staff, we love the food and we love being pampered. A fantastic place to begin your own memories!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We make a point to visit La Dolce Vita whenever we're in Los Angeles, and we always have a wonderful evening. Once again, the cocktails, appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts were all exceptional. Our waiter, Jose', made us feel at home and served each course at just the right moment. La Dolce Vita is a treasure!

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Our first time and was pleasantly suprised!! Great service, fantastic menu and delicious food!
It was my wifes Birthday and they even printed her own menu with her name on it, nice touch...

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Everything was just perfect. It was our first time but felt like it was there just for us that night! Our wonderful waiter gave us a brief history of restaurant and stories about the old times. I've never written about the lady's room , however this must be noted- it is a room, just for one person at a time, with soft lights, beautiful chair at private vanity table, and golden scented candles throughout. Very backstage glamorous! Can't wait to return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Service was attentive. Bread WAY too hot... like burn the skin off your fingers kind of hot. Lol. But I was most disappointed in the portions. I had Chicken Piccata with Broccolini $28, and it was basically 1 chicken breast butterflied, with the Piccata sauce and a few spears of Broccolini. I literally did a double take. At least give us some bread. They did, 1 small roll at a time. Definitely not worth the price we paid. We left hungry. Definitely disappointed in that visit. 2 cocktails & 2 entrees= $120 including Tip. Really wanted to like it here. 😞

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Elegant fine dining, authentic Italian cuisine, excellent service, and not at all overpriced for the food and experience, especially in a neighborhood like Beverly Hills. I made the reservation late, not even sure I could get a table. I was fortunate that there are plenty of fine dining restaurants in LA, and surprised this one was not more packed. I made the reservation on open table nothing that we were celebrating my mom's birthday. The restaurant called me the day of to get her name so they could do something special for her and they did! They made her a personalized menu that said Happy Birthday Helen at the top, plus they sang to her by name, and brought us birthday tiramisu and dessert wine to go with it! We had the shrimp scampi appetizer and omg, I could've made a meal out of it. The shrimp were huge, the sauce was excellent, everything about it made me so happy. Mom had a small caesar salad which was good, but not what they're known for so probably pretty comparable to most other caesar's. We both got the veal picatta for dinner which was very tender and delicious. I will say that my mom makes a better one, not to knock theirs, but she does. The couple next to us ordered one of the night's specials, a veal chop that was not the milanese chop on the menu and when we saw them come out we wanted a do over!! There was also a swordfish special that sounded amazing. I don't think we could've gone wrong with anything on the menu really. We expected the veal picatta to be a little lighter in our tummies than the increible sounding specials though so that was what turned us. All the food was delightful, the staff and service was incredible, and the extra things they did to help us our of towners celebrate a birthday right were just the icing on the cake! Fully recommend this place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Would not recommend the waiter was a bit brash and the order was brought to the table incorrectly.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Went for my anniversary and they were awesome. They called the day before and checked with me. Food was great, service great and well done.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Delicious food. Great restaurant. Good location. Nice waiters. Amazing service. Would go back next time in Beverly Hills.

Tags: Organic, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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