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La Dolce Vita - Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

La Dolce Vita - Cleveland

4.8
4.8
1673 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 23 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 1,673 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Neighborhood gem

  • Cleveland

    Best Value

  • Cleveland

    Neighborhood gem

  • Cleveland

    Italian

1,673 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time we visit, we enjoy not only the outstanding food, but the excellent service and the eclectic ambience of the restaurant. Terry Tarantino walking around greeting guests and giving samples of some of the wonderful recipes makes the experience there one of the very best in Cleveland and not just in Little Italy.

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  2. KevinC

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience at La Dolce Vita last evening. The food, the service, the atmosphere were all fantastic and the prices are very reasonable. We will return soon

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  3. CarleenB

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can’t say enough about how wonderful this restaurant is. The food is as good as anything you will find in Cleveland or even in Italy! The owner, Terry, offers such a warm and inviting atmosphere as he goes table to table with little samplings of his food. Whenever we take friends there, they always say they want to come back!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Dolce Vita is one of my favorite places! Food is consistently excellent and the service is great.

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  5. daveh

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A big double thumbs up for La Dolce Vita!!!! Chef Pedro and his staff not only can cook but they are very welcoming and knowledgeable Shout out to our server, Connor Outstanding experience Definite return trip from Pittsburgh Dave & MaryJean

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  6. DeanV

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic! My out of town guests were very impressed .

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For a busy opera night and serving a six course meal I was beyond impressed with quality of food, temperature of food, taste and uniqueness of food and the delightful folks who served us! This restaurant and staff well exceeded my expectations and a special thanks to the genuine courtesy expressed by Laura. What bc a welcome feeling we had and we were thanked and appreciated by the owner, amazing experience!!

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  8. Buds

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a fantastic place to eat and celebrate 2 of you children's graduation for JCU. Everything was perfect.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We hosted a luncheon for my daughter's graduation at La Dolce Vita. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was wonderful. The servers and owner were very attentive to our large party. They even brought extra appetizers. The polenta was excellent. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible service, food was amazing. The team made us feel special while we were celebrating a graduation. Special extra touches were much appreciated.

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La Dolce Vita - Cleveland is rated 4.8 stars by 1673 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 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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