La Dolce Vita

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656 Reviews
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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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4.7
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RobertA
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think I had the last meal before the corona-virus shut down La Dolce Vita. I was celebrating my birthday, so it was a special day. The restaurant only had one other booth occupied. So the noise level was almost too quiet and the service almost too attentive. I almost cancelled my reservation because of corona-virus concerns. So the fact that I came in contact with few people actually eliminated stress and made me glad I had not cancelled. The food was everything I expected. I am looking forward to returning with friends and family once the health emergency ends.

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vipwino2
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a wonderful dinner, and wonderful experience. Very old school, but delicious and fun none the less. Would recommend it if you want an intimate, quiet dinner, and good food.

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viprnakada2
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jose and his assistants were extremely friendly and all provided great service.

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vipGREAT
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always love La Dolce Vita, especially on a week night. The drinks are always amazing and the food this time was particularly good and flavorful Also, these guys are top notch when it comes to service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food! I keep coming back here for so many dishes I love, but last night I tried the pesto pasta for the first time and thought it was absolutely delicious! I usually get the chicken parmigiana or the Sinatra Steak both are amazing. And love the Caesar salad, I almost always start with that. I love the romantic and relaxing atmosphere. The service was great and fast as always!

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vipChester
Los Angeles
257 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pre theater choice. Old style Italian still a good choice

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Bilbo
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Caprese salad was outstanding! Good Veal Parm, too.

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vipMarcS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We needed to increase our party from 2 to 3 over the Valentines Day/Presidents Day weekend and calling a day ahead of time we were accommodated. We were taken to our table directly. My martini was very good and hot rolls were promptly delivered. The Caesar Salad was shared by all and was excellent. Our veal dishes and chicken dishes were good. Both the Tiramisu and Chocolate Cake desserts were delicious. The service was attentive despite the large Holiday crowd. We knew the price would be expensive up front. We would definitely return for another Special Occasion.

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vipBettyW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely family meal and the service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Valentines dinner was nice once a year trip to La Dolce Vita our server started out very attentive but after his other tables started to show up he basically forgotten about us we had to wait to get our dessert and for our check that was a set menu with the gratuity added to the total so it was a great night with good food and a somber ending. I will defiantly go back to La Dolce Vita because I love the history and the ambiance of the restaurant

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Sandy
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentine's Day dinner, and were very pleased with everything. The service is perfect and friendly.
We had Branzino cooked superbly. The dessert assortment was a perfect end to our meal. I highly recommend La Dolce Vita.

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SungHanL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It will be great if we have more choices and know the price before ordering.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible food, people and atmosphere

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vipAndrew
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If you want to eat like Sinatra and hang with the pack, this is a great place! Unapologetically old school, this is the kind of place you'd see in Vegas, but it is actually old and authentic. The room has comfy booths set in a low amber light for great ambiance, waitstaff is dressed neatly in jackets & ties and the food is perfectly prepared old school tasty Italian that we all crave. I love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Calamari is amazing, very dark and romantic setting, amazing Italian food, highly recommend for a date night!

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vipJeffA
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a hit. This restaurant is such a classic throwback to the Rat Pack era and it holds its charm extremely well. From the dark, red leather boothed interior, to the choices of music, outstanding service and delicious food...this is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, we would eat there every time we visit LA if we could.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
56 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way. The food, service are excellent. Love the chopped salad. Carpaccio is also excellent as a starter. Have had many of their pastas and meat dishes. Can recommend them all. Never had a bad meal here. I especially love the ambience here. It has the look and feel of an old fashioned Italian restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

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vipKKiedinger
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipKasha
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+ the best! The cast from Saturday Night Live, Colin Jost, Michael Che and several others were seated two tables over from us. Great night with delicious food. Love the ambiance.

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vipChris100
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.

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vipStephen
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 .

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ChristopherF
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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Meatballs might have been a little overcooked.

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vipRobertP
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!

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vipMostafa
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

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ginger123
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.

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JaredSartin
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!

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vipMaggieS
Los Angeles
2 reviews