La Dolce Vita

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 18, 2019

Ends: February 19, 2118

Availability: Mon 5:00PM-8:30PM

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Join us for some Old Hollywood romance at La Dolce Vita! Featuring a three course prix fixe menu of our classic Northern Italian dishes!

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What 637 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Staff couldn’t be nicer. Ambiance great. Food was a bit mediocre for the price.

KK
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate and warm. Service was excellent and food was brilliant.

K
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit in all the years we traveled to LA. Service was excellent and meal was fantastic.

C
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Disappointing. In my view, La Dolce Vita is not even in the top 20 Italian restaurants in the Los Angeles area. The food was mediocre. It was plated well and the correct temperature. But the flavors were missing.

Service became indifferent after our party of four did not order alcohol. The valet parking attendant gave a higher level of service than the wait staff.

S
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined at this restaurant scores of times over the years. It is excellent .

CF
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved it. We didn't know the history but La Dolce Vita stands on its own merits.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great Service. Love the vibe of an old school Italian American restaurant.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Meatballs might have been a little overcooked.

RP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love dining at Dolce — the staff is wonderful, the food is exquisite, and the atmosphere can’t be beat!

M
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great ambience but the price is too much. Tried the Christmas menu but was not happy with the chicken

g
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

La Doce Vida is a restaurant you go to for nostalgia and the cozy ambiance. Christmas Eve is NOT the time. Quite noisy with large parties, which we should have anticipated. The personnel is all wonderful and welcoming and very appreciative of customers' patronage. Would return at a more peaceful time, as this is how we remember the restaurant. The food, for a prix fixe menu, was good but not outstanding and quite limited as far as choice was concerned: four starters, four entrees and two desserts. Excellent value, however, for this type of offering.

JS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding, the atmosphere was perfect, and the food was so tasty. Took my wife for a birthday dinner on Christmas Eve. Their special menu for the night was just right, we were even greeted with champagne to toast to the holiday. It was cool to eat at an iconic restaurant and not feel like it was touristy at all!

MS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting this super local restaurant, and we loved it!!! Perfect Italian food that satisfied our whole family. We had the calamari, chopped salad, mozzarella marinara, spaghetti and meatballs, veal, and NY steak. Everything was delicious! And the service was just as great. We will definitely be back often.

k
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Food and service hard to beat. A great traditional icon of Los Angeles

BL
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding romantic meal!

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made the reservation through OpenTable & noted it was for a birthday. At the end of dinner the waiters came out with a tiramisu & sang happy birthday.
It was so nice. My boyfriend was so surprised, it was wonderful.

CA
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Smelled like an old restaurant with lots of carpet cleaner.
Food was extremely salty. Waiter was very nice.

AF
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an excellent Italian restaurant. Always consistent

Service is outstanding and staff is very helpful. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great meal

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great ambiance, Beverly Hills old school charm. Good chopped salad, eggplant Parmesan and steak with fingerling potatoes. A + service

J
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! We had the most memorable nights with our little girls. We were only in Beverly Hills for one night before heading home to Miami in the morning. The service was outstanding and the food was spectacular. We have so many fantastic Italian restaurants in South Florida, but I would definitely rate La Dolce Vita as one of our favorites and definitely a go to in LA. Server was the best!!

JD
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food here is simply spectacular! And the atmosphere, service and history are world class!

OT
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Our food was outstanding! I had a Caesar salad and chicken parmigiana, both were incredible! The parmigiana was perfectly prepared, might be the best parm in Los Angeles. A+

m
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best place in LA. Pure and simple. DON’T tell a friend, though...this gem is nice and UN-crowded!

V
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delivered food and service above our expectations
Amazing
Outstanding
World class
Michelin would rate them 3 stars

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice. The waiter was very friendly. Food was fresh and delicious

OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Pretty bad service. Even at the 4 person bar it was horrible...no bread serving, no place settings until after our food arrived, wasn't offered a refill when I finished my cocktail (from the bartender, no less!)

D
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service
Wonderful music
Delicious food
Favorite atmosphere 💖

PF
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service is excellent and the location is easy to get to. I enjoyed the food that I ate. The only comment about the food would be that the penne pesto didn't have pine nuts (just the way they make it), which is strange for a pesto sauce. I didn't love how dark the restaurant is, as most of the patrons have to use their cellphones as flashlights to even read the menu. Overall, a good restaurant... but just a tad bit overpriced. You're paying for the history of the restaurant and the location more than you're paying for the food.

b
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five women met the night before a golf tournament, three LA locals and two from the desert. The locals were so glad to have been invited as they had not been to the restaurant in several years and were thrilled with the reintroduction. Our reservation attendees increased over the days prior to the dinner and the staff was most friendly in making the changes. We requested a special salad and again the staff did an outstanding job in accommodating our request. Five different entrees, all superb in taste and presented beautifully. Tables were beautifully prepared upon arrival.

N
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful cozy fun delicious! All my favorite criteria’s for a winner!!!

MC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Old style No. Italian testaurant with white table cloths and red vinyl booths, The food was good, but more expensive than I woul have thought,and the menu selections are limited compared to similar restaurants in their price point.

AA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Everything was great except the service was slow. We felt like the waiter forgot about us in several occasions. We were planning on ordering coffee and desert but by that time, we just want to get out of there.

SA
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Servers were amazing and extremely knowledgeable about the establishment.

DD
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yum yum. We ordered three items and they were all outstanding. Would 100 percent recommend

OT
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food in all of Los Angeles! My wife and I had a delicious and romantic meal! The Sinatra Steak is incredible!

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, the whole staff makes you feel welcome!

BT
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our 1st time here for a romantic Italian dinner. The waiter staff was great a lil dark but it was romantic. And the food was great. WE will be back again.

MO
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night! Delicious dinner.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Old school classic place. Great to hear ol blue eyes crooning while dining.