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La Dolce Vita - Cleveland

4.5
643 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(216) 721-8155
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Terry Tarantino
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Private party facilities
Family parties have with up to 100 people capacity offering Chef's Sampler at $36/person or Chef's Feast at $50/person dining.
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Private party contact
Jamaa Ajabli: (216) 721-8155
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Valet parking available on Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Street Parking also available.
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Public transit
RTA bus stop in front of restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 643 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service and wonderful food . Seafood Cioppino was delicious .

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

Over rated, over priced for what you get. Waiters were very rushed and running around. Food was decent nothing to go back for. Tiramisu was very good. Thought it was odd they didn’t have a drink or beer menu. Overall all not terrible but definitely not great.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Buen detalle q el dueño salga a ver si los comensales estan bien!

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
2.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

He service is absolute trash, especially if they think you won’t tip. They left us in a corner and we saw the waiter twice.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Warm, friendly find in Cleveland's Little Italy. The décor is a mix of Bohemian and kitsch. We were greeted by the owner who served us an amuse-bouche of simple farfalle cacio e pepe, which was delicious. Generous portions, authentic Italian dishes and personal service. The bill when it arrived was a bit pricier than we'd anticipated, given the casual décor, but overall worth it for a special meal.

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Scallops were amazing .

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DavidHuntMateo (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I went to La Dolce Vita for Valentines day and it was lovely. The food was delicious. Everything was decorated with red and white for Valentines day, but the normal blue and green lights were still turned on, so it made for an odd lighting mix. The services was a bit slow, but this may have been due to the Valentine's day crowd. They have daily food specials and a good sized wine list. I will likely return to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Opera Night never disappoints! All three singers were amazing!
Our five course meal was fantastic, with LaDolce Vita's take on Chicken Marsala being one of the best that I've ever had! Highly recommended!

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CmikeC99 (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We were visiting Cleveland for the first time and decided on La Dolce Vita based upon reviews. We generally try to find a good authentic italian restaurant in each city we visit. We really enjoyed the ambiance and neighborhood feel of this restaurant in the Little Italy district of Cleveland. The service was good and the ambiance felt authentic. The owner was very kind and spoke to us many times. He seemed to sincerely care that we had a good meal and a good time. The pasta was very good and cooked perfectly. The pizza was unique and a hit with our son. We took the recommendation for the house Marinara sauce and we were not disappointed. We will definitely return to this wonderful establishment on our next visit to Cleveland.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Server was very attentive and helpful. Owner stopped by several times. Dinner specials were excellent.

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marthay (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

food was excellent but server was curt and abrupt. he seemed to be irritated by us for no reason.

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Osobucco special was incredible delicious . Thanks

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Wanted to eat in Little Italy, but didn't know where to go. Took a chance on this place and we were very pleased. It was a quaint atmosphere and the service and food were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was delicious! The only thing was the vodka sauce tasted a little funky so I switched to marinara.

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful food and ambiance and people. Beautiful evening.

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