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La Dolce Vita - Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

La Dolce Vita - Cleveland

4.7
4.7
1629 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to La Dolce Vita Bistro - “The Sweet Life,” a restaurant and bistro created to recapture the bell-époque charm of “The Italian Drug,” opened here by Dr. Anthony Caruso in 1914. In the tradition of the great European bistros, La Dolce Vita is devoted to providing a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for everything from eight course dinners to coffee and Calvino. We strive to prepare the perfect meal, or the perfect cappuccino, and let you enjoy it at your leisure. Our pasta is cooked fresh to order, our sauces and dressing are painstakingly prepared using only the finest ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, the freshest vegetables, imported whole tomatoes, fresh basil and Italian parsley... and your table is reserved for the evening.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (216) 721-8155
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Terry Tarantino
  • Private party contact
    Jamaa Ajabli: (216) 721-8155
  • Neighborhood
    Little Italy
  • Parking details
    Valet parking available on Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Street Parking also available.
  • Public transit
    RTA bus stop in front of restaurant.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,629 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

1,629 Reviews
  1. Nesp

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceeded expectations for food and atmosphere, tomato salad, veal parm and short rib special were excellent

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    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Unbelievable food. Service was ehhh. Not sure if they were too busy or what.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were in town for the 4/8/24 eclipse. When we arrived the restaurant was very crowded. People with reservations were asked to sit outside. We were not dressed for being outside so I asked for an inside table. The hostess told us it would be about 10 minutes so we sat at the bar and she pointed us to our table and told us someone would come set it up shortly. He did and served us water. They all seemed very busy so we waited for quite a while until we saw the table beside us who was seated after us was being served an appetizer pasta. Once we asked the hostess for a server one came shortly. During our wait the owner brought us a complementary pasta which was tasty. We ordered all our drinks and food when the server arrived. Our food took a while to arrive and our $20 appetizer, served with all our food, was barely warm. Food was just ok. Not a repeatable experience. I was so disappointed because I was responsible for making the reservation to La Dolce Vita and we all really looked forward to the experience. I’m sure this was a tough night for the staff so it may not represent the true essence of the restaurant.

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  4. dionnorthcoast

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent overall experience in Little Italy. Table was ready for our reservation. Received a pasta course pre-dinner. Nice choice of wines and drinks. Appetizers were very, very good. All the dinners were delicious. So all you could ask for in food and wine. Prices were on thie high side but not unreasonable given the quality. Only problem was no parking and no valet. We had a great Sunday Italian meal.

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  5. kennyT

    Nashville

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place. So “old school” and authentic. Great server and the food was fabulous.

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  6. DianeD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mr. Tarantino went all out for the "Eclipse week-end'. The food was especially good, his strolling service of a pasta starter is always charming. Service was cheerful, efficient and timely albeit the bar a bit slower which is understandable.

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  7. PaulP

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place with great food. Very vibrant. Seating is close but the food is so good. Enjoy!

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  8. VladimirL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great all around - good, service, etc! Would definitely come back and recommend to others.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience! So unique and genuinely satisfying. Food great! Atmosphere stellar never a bad time at La Dolce Vita. Such an amazing Little Italy Cake staple.

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  10. lovefood

    New York City

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place in Little Italy. Nice casual atmosphere. Service was great…Conner super friendly ! Food was fantastic. We had gnocchi with bolognese (made from veal and steak), gnocchi with pesto and linguini with lobster. Every fish was cooked perfect. Shout out to the bartender for making the best spicy mules ever

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La Dolce Vita - Cleveland is rated 4.7 stars by 1629 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for La Dolce Vita - Cleveland

12112 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Little Italy
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet parking available on Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Street Parking also available.
  • Public transit
    RTA bus stop in front of restaurant.
  • Executive chef
    Terry Tarantino
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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