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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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Come ring in the New Year with La Dolce Vita! Featuring a 4 course menu for $95/person, including a toast of prosecco!

La Dolce Vita Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for a Date (11)
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Good for Anniversaries (11)
Cozy (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Authentic (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Business Meals (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

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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food5
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service5
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·Dined on November 8, 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 8, 2017

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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 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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food5
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·Dined on November 3, 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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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 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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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 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 8, 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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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 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 20, 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 17, 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 3, 2017

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

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food3
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 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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food5
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·Dined on September 2, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Seriously, this was the best Italian food I have ever had in my entire life! The Caesar salad is unmatched! The chicken parmigiana was light and delicious! The angel hair pasta was great too!
Will be returning soon! Especially for the Caesar salad again, and to try the Filet mignon

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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Exceptional service and most of the courses were prepared perfectly. Will be going back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Totally fun throwback. Great food, quiet for conversation. A fun date place that's cool in its un-hipness!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food, the service, the history and the ambiance made this a very beautiful evening.We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit. We will definitely return.It truly is one of the old style Italian restaurants with no windows...a major treat!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We were so happy to return to this lovely restaurant for our 26th wedding anniversary. We chose an early seating when the restaurant was very quiet, and before the valet parking starts at 7 p.m. (There is easy parking in the same block for Beverly Hills Parking, enter on Wilshire Blvd., after passing restaurant on little Santa Monica, turn right and then enter parking and come out right next to restaurant.) The early seating is very romantic and the staff is just great. Again, I can't say enough about the best chopped salad in the area. The pasta is great, and served hot and the veal and veal chops are excellent. Menu is not huge, but a great choices for everyone for great old style Italian cooking. At 7 p.m., the place starts to fill up with the old timer customers and that's what shows what a gem this place is now and has been for so so many years. Urge everyone to give it a try.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 18, 2017

The food was really good! The staff was also very friendly! But people were talking very loudly and because of the walls there was no sound-isolation, so it got loud sometimes... I would go there again though!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We really enjoyed the meal. The wait staff were very friendly and attentive. We never felt rushed. It's a wonderful small Italian restaurant that is dated in a good way. If you are a Sinatra fan the photos on the wall get changed periodically from the owners private collection. Jose spent lots of time with us talking about the history of the restaurant. It was a great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 10, 2017

A private experience in the heart of Beverly Hills! The staff, down to the valet, is on point as is the food and drinks. No distractions just great service, food, and company. The Photos around the room are fantastic and it's a little bit of Rat Pack and NYC in the bustle of B.Hills.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 6, 2017

My daughter is a Frank Sinatra fan! I made reservations for the Sinatra table. Everything was perfect. The food was excellent. The tiramisu was delicious. It was a perfect evening. The host and hostess were just wonderful! Thanks so much!!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Can't say enough about the outstanding service we received at La Dolce Vita. From the minute we were seated until the last bite of dessert we experienced what seems to be a rare find these days, excellent food, service, and ambiance. No buyers regret for this perfect evening!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Food and service was amazing. First time there. Valet parking was my only concern. Pulling in front with traffic right behind me caused frustration for other drivers as right turn lane is right after restaurant. Other than that, it was a perfect experience

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 16, 2017

An institution serving delightful, authentic southern Italian food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The review would have been better but the Chicken Milanese was a disappointment. There should have been fresh, chopped tomatoes and arugala on top. What we got was what looked and tasted like stewed tomatoes and no arugala.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Our new favorite local!! The staff are so professional and lovely
A gem and an historical landmark in our neighborhood

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Best Italian food in the city. Great service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 2, 2017

My wife and I were seated in the Frank Sinatra booth - and that alone made her evening! The service was impeccable and the food outrageously delicious. It was a real treat to dine at such an iconic restaurant with such a colorful history.

Tags: Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Casual, Organic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Authentic, Great Beer
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 31, 2017

We had a great time celebrating. La Dolche was a fantastic experience. Quintessential old-school Los Angeles.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Incredible. Best place I have ever been to by far. Amazing food, service, music, ambiance, everything. I wrote a much longer review earlier but for some reason it got deleted. Long story short, if I had to travel across the globe to eat here again I would. I wish I could live here.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Date night. Lovely evening, Allen the bartender is terrific, come in early & enjoy happy hour (5p-7p). His drinks are fantastic, I had the best Sazarac I have ever had, and my love had a Manhattan. We sat at table 11; (Sir Paul McCartney’s booth) loved the location and the ambiance. The staff is attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. We look forward to going back in June. Linger after dinner at the bar and enjoy another handcrafted cocktail, their Limoncello is very refreshing. Use the valet it is worth it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 22, 2017

There is a reason La Dolce Vita has lasted the test of time. Excellent restaurant and what fine dining should be. Food was great, well paced, informed and perfect staff. Keep up the good work.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The room is too dark but ambiance is good.
Food is average.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Great atmosphere, quiet for conversation. Service was very attentive and prompt. Food is very tasty good selection of Italian fare. Calamari was very fresh and tender, perfectly prepared. Some idiot brought their pet dog (not a service animal) who was out of control. Not the restaurants fault. Otherwise perfect anniversary evening.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 24, 2017

It's a wonderful classic Italian spot.
The booths are comfortable, the food is great and the service is friendly and professional.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Went for a special dinner with friends. Impeccable service. Fabulous food, prepared perfectly. Would go again. It's a special place, but worth going just to treat yourself. Classical Hollywood ambiance but on the lo-fi, which is exactly what makes it so special.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Great place to eat. Food is outstanding! Highly recommend!

Tags: Cozy
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