La Dolce Vita - Cleveland
calamari, mussels and shrimp sauteed in a fresh basil and garlic tomato sauce, served over fresh linguini
Gnocchi Dolce Vita
select your favorite sauce
breast of chicken lightly breaded, topped with fresh mozzarella cheese, and baked in our homemade marinara
Delicious from beginning to end!
I absolutely love this restaurant. The food is awesome, the staff is super nice, and the atmosphere is unbeatable. My favorite restaurant in Cleveland's Little Italy.
A great example of Cincinnati's Little Italy. We were greeted by a smiling, chipper Dominique and the great service began. She was attentive but not intrusive and was happy to answer questions, even about ingredients in one of the pasta offerings.
Our meals were superb beginning with the fresh artichokes and moving on to the pasta and gnocchi. Unfortunately, no room for dessert. Next time, perhaps
What a wonderful place! The food, the atmosphere, the staff…this place is the whole package! Can’t wait to go back.
Ate outside on their back patio.
La Dolce Vita is always AMAZING! Great food, great service, great atmosphere!
As always, great service and great food!
Incredible homemade food.
La Dolce Vita is now my favorite restaurant in Cleveland’s Little Italy. The restaurant has a spacious, yet homey feeling. The decor is eclectic with an Italian vibe. The food was fabulous with pastas and risottos forming the foundations of most menu items. The service was excellent with perks of oven hot breads and pasta appetizers. I look forward to my next meal there!
I don’t care for the loud music that’s played outside that battles with the music at Mia Bella. Waaay to much noise for a small neighborhood. Noise pollution for many of the neighbors I would imagine.
Great food! Great service! Always an enjoyable dinner!
Food was amazing, service outstanding. Can’t wait to go back
My favorite restaurant in Little Italy! The owner is always so lovely and attentive!
Great customer service! Tasty food!
Excellent food, excellent service.
We were given free desert to celebrate a birthday.
Tiramisu and a large fruit tray. Very nice!
Great dining experience.
There is nothing better than La Dolce Vita. It’s the best restaurant in Little Italy. I had company in from DC. They loved it and everything was as perfect. I had the halibut and I could have licked my plate if no one was around. They loved their pasta dishes. You feel like you’re being spoiled at La Dolce Vita. By far my favorite restaurant in Cleveland!
I absolutely love this restaurant. The staff are always super kind and friendly, and the owner has to be one of the most sweet people ever. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Had a nice meal outside and enjoyed the atmosphere very much. Food was very good and the service was great.
It was astonishingly bad. None of us could eat any of our food which included two different types of flatbreads and chicken marsala. The pizza was below the quality of my kids public school cafeteria pizza. My daughter said the cheese tasted like plastic. My husband’s chicken marsala tasted like freeze dried/year old chicken, stringy in a weird inedible sauce. We saw two other tables refuse to eat their food. Didn’t have a waitress approach our table for almost 30 minutes. Then we saw the waitresses trying to figure out who had which tables. Very chaotic atmosphere. I don’t know what the heck is going on but this wasn’t even close to representing Italian food. You can do much much better! And you should for your community!!
We were in town for a family get together, so of course we have to stop at Terry’s, because it’s family! There is nothing like his cooking! ❤️🤍💚
As always the service was wonderful. Food was great
Outstanding. Wedding soup was some of the best I've ever had. Wife and I sat outside at a small table for some excellent people watching, and an overall great evening. Highly recommend. Food could have come out a little bit faster, but when you're dealing with authentic fresh made everything, that's understanable. Can't go wrong with La Dolce Vita.
Food was great but took 50 min to receive it
Fantastic meal, great back patio, quiet enough for good conversation while still capturing the energy of Little Italy (Mayfied and Murray Hill)
Great food!! Restaurant has been there forever and there’s a reason why!
Matt was awesome, the meatball is the best on the block, I know as I have tried them all in this area. The owner came around and gave us samples of a new dish. We learned about the history of the restaurant and how the movie Cherry was filmed there. Its was a great experience, and of course the food is fantastic.
When we arrived they did not have our open table reservation, same thing for another guy in line
Great food in a vibrant neighborhood atmosphere. Matt was a very attentive server which made foe a very pleasant evening.
Great as always with terry
Amazing service!!! Food was great. Atmosphere everything
Be aware that the dining room does not have AC.
We were very disappointed. It was a crazy day and I have lots of compassion for waitstaff, having been one myself, but this was just not good. We reserved an outdoor table but when we arrived they asked us if we wanted in or outdoor. We said out but were told that there were bigger parties and others waiting and people who had made reservations (maybe not through Open Table?) who were ahead of us. We didn't want to stand around and wait so we ate inside. Our order came out wrong twice - we didn't bother to send it back the second time. I couldn't find anyone to get me a "twirling" spoon with my linguine. The tomatoes in the tomato salad were relatively tasteless. Our party enjoyed each other's company but the restaurant did not add to our enjoyment. There is no reason to ever go back.
Reservation for 7:30pm to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. Check in desk was very chaotic as there was one hostess responsible for checking in customers, taking customers to tables, and cleaning off tables. We couldn't check in until 7:50pm as the hostess was frequently away from the check in stand performing her other duties. We were then given a 25-30 min wait time due to the number of earlier arriving customers still waiting for their table. Somewhat understandable as it was a beautiful night, but also clear the restaurant overbooked reservations. It was also clear that larger groups with later reservation times were sat before us.
It was after 9pm before we were seated. Our server Natalie did an excellent job in setting food time expectations and her overall service. We ended up receiving our food at 10:15. The food was fantastic. However, we will not be returning to this restaurant in the future due to the frustratingly lengthy delays in being sat at a table and getting our meals (nearly 3 hours after our reservation times).
We have been disappointed with the service of this restaurant twice in the past month. Both times they have over promised and under served. They did comp part of our meal this time and we’re very apologetic, but I would be hesitant to choose this restaurant again on a weekend. It was clear the staff was trying their absolute best, but there were too many tables to serve well. This particular visit I took friends from out of town and left pretty embarrassed by how poor the experience was.
First time dining here and it was a great experience! The food was absolutely outstanding as well as the service. We sat inside, and even though it was quite noisy, it didn’t take away from enjoyment of the evening. Will definitely be back!
The owner is very gracious. The vibe is a lot of fun. Love sitting outside.
My team went here for a post regatta meal. The waiter was so cool and the manager gave us free food. Absolutely loved it. We had a pretty stressful day and this was such a fun way to end. You had to ask a couple times to get something, but hey more time to talk with the ppl you love. Food and the bread was to die for. Get the pesto pasta
The food and service was excellent. Made last minute reservations for Mother’s Day with mom and grandma. Eggplant Parm, Cacio e Pepe and special halibut seafood risotto were delicious. Loved the lemon tiramisu for dessert. Our favorite part was our incredible waiter. Welcoming staff and authentic Italian food. We will definitely return.
Great service, they were even dealing with a power outage but the staff handled it very well. Food was great as always!!!
Power went out in center dining room and kitchen as soon as we sat down. Waitress immediately informed us and we decided to order drinks and wait. She brought warm rolls and butter and our drinks. She updated us and thanked us for our patience. The owner came out and served patrons a fettuccini dish out of a large bowl and came around with salad... all while they worked to restore power. When the power came on they immediately took orders. Not a single table got up and left because they did everything possible to keep everyone advised and accommodated with food and drinks while we all waited. Excellent example of customer service at its best!
La Dolce Vita - Cleveland is rated 4.5 stars by 1012 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.