La Dolce Vita - Cleveland
Pasta with a medley of fresh, seasonal vegetables. Yes, all vegan!
The Eggplant Parm
An original family recipe, topped with ricotta
Cacio e Pepe
Bowtie pasta tossed with pecorino romano cheese and fresh-cracked black pepper
Awesome service and food. I visit often when I come for work.
Stressful evening coming from clinic. We chose restaurant been there many many times over the years.
Just wish I didn’t have to flag my waiter down for everything
Food was excellent as usual. Not very crowded so no reason for no attention
Will return but just an fyi. You have done better
As usual, our experience at La Dolce Vita was awesome. Delicious food and friendly service.
The service was wonderful. They were fast and helpful. The food was amazing. The best veal parmigiana I have ever had. It wasnt basic. I was over the top good. I have never eaten so slow trying to savor every last bit. I can not wait to back again and will recommend it to everyone I know.
Truly traditional authentic Italian food and unique, quint, cozy atmosphere. A hidden gem in Cleveland to say the least!
Best restaurant experience I’ve had in Cleveland. The food was incredible and the service was superb. As soon as we sat down, the owner came over with a bowl of pasta ready to give us a scoop to try before even looking at the menu. The portions were huge, and I was so glad to be able to take home my leftovers to have the meal all over again. Really looking forward to going back.
We were surprised by the extreme hospitality! We were offered a free scoop of pasta freshly tossed by a staff member free of charge, and also got a complimentary dessert cup of fruit and whipped ricotta. Truly felt at home and in Italy!
This place is the best! The owner greets everyone and brings a taste of freshly made pasta to each table, really making you feel at home. Servers are lovely, the atmosphere is lively, and the food is great.
Great ambiance. And wonderful traditional Italian food. You can’t beat having owner Terry coming to every table with his cacia de Pepe !!
Food was good. Owner came out with a sample of pasta that was delicious. I enjoyed the fruit they served at the end.
Always wonderful and delicious!! Super friendly staff.
Great service, atmosphere, and wine. Had a fantastic time!
Delightful dinner with friends. Service impeccable and food delicious as always. A mini escape from everyday routine
It’s the perfect restaurant before an event at a Severance Hall, only minutes away. The atmosphere is casual, but I always feel comfortable when I dress up. We love the eclectic atmosphere, and the service is always friendly and attentive. Valet parking on the weekends is also a plus!
Great food. Staff was very helpful. Enjoyed the atmosphere
Delicious food, fun ambiance and the owner walking around spooning out pasta samples. Loved it.
The atmosphere was very authentic Italian and the owner out serving his special pasta dish.
One of our favorite spots in Little Italy. The owner Terry is great! Great food and service every time. You will not be disappointed!
Everything was great, especially the food. The owner came by twice with free pasta samples. They were fabulous!
I highly recommend this restaurant for a date night. Nice quiet atmosphere. Good and service was fantastic!
Their service and professionalism was absolutely refreshing!!
A dinner at La Dolce Vita is like going to grandma's house. It is comfortable and friendly with food everyone will like.
Food was ok but not as good as in prior years -- a bit overpriced for what was served. Also, the noise level was exceptionally high due to loud (too loud) Christmas music. No social distancing, the place was at (or beyond) capacity, and given our experience, we would not do it again, especially during a pandemic when caseloads are sky rocketing. This was a birthday dinner celebration for my son, and we probably would have had a better experience elsewhere.
Food was excellent! Service was friendly and prompt.
Delicious as expected. Serving was phenomenal.
This was our first time here and we had a great experience! The food was fabulous and authentic! The wine was great! And the ambiance was fun! We will be back
Nice restaurant but very noisy. Food very good. Appreciated the valet parking.
Very friendly attentive service. The owner was roaming around with a big bowl of macaroni so we’d have something to nibble on while waiting for appetizers. The marinara sauce is delicious- huge chunks of tomatoes in there! The tiramisu also lovely. Extensive wine list; we enjoyed the Barbera. We would definitely return.The main room is noisy but conversation was easy in the side room.
I'm sure dining in other areas of the restaurant would be an entirely different experience but we were seated in what appeared to be a storage room hastily adapted to dining by adding folding tables and chairs. With a little work it may be ok but we were in the midst of old furniture, an unused wine fridge, an overwhelming amount of plants, string lights hanging overhead that flickered annoyingly, and some odd art pieces. Food was pretty good and that's why we went but if you get a reservation make sure it's in the first two dining areas.
The food is amazing. I wanted all of the specials they sounded so good. The staff is super attentive without being intrusive. Will go back again and again.
Old school Italian done right. Family friendly, with a cozy vibe. Definitely order a handmade pasta.
Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. The owner came around and introduced himself and gave samplings of his home made pasta and then a mixed green medley! Wonderful tastings and felt like a family feast.
At the end of the meal they gave us complimentary fruit with a dollop of cannoli filling in the center. Will definitely be back for a repeat. A true Italian experience with great food and an owner and staff that make you feel like part of the family.
Excellent service, family environment, nice drinks (lemon cello). Staff went out of their way. Will definitely be back.
Everything was amazing. The small bar up front was cozy and busy and kept the energy going. The separate dining rooms were unique and quiet. The service was FANTASTIC. All the food was wonderful, good wine, and the chef brought out various pastas to try. It was a perfect night.
The food is always amazing the atmosphere is fantastic
Took friends there for dinner for the first time. The food was well prepared, and the service was excellent. My friends were well satisfied.
Great night out - nice touch to have owner provide special appetizer and then complimentary dessert !
We were pleased with the food, excellent service. Parking is a huge problem in the area. The restaurants should all get together and develop parking lots.
great experience and great food! they even have options for those who are vegan… we have a great dinner!
Amazing. Terry is the utmost host!
La Dolce Vita - Cleveland is rated 4.7 stars by 1054 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.