My Yelp review once had La Dolce Vita at 5-stars but, upon my last visit, I'm dropping it down to 1 based on how absurdly bad the service has become.
This was my second time having this particular waiter, who is an older gentleman, and while I was willing to mark the first experience as an off-day this appears to be a pattern.
Firstly, the building was basically crowded to capacity which does not make for an enjoyable experience so they could do with adjusting the limit as having constant chatter around you really ruins the atmosphere.
Yet the main problem arose when placing our orders. Drinks were wrong and had to be sent back and 2 out of the 5 of us ordered crepes which arrived WAY ahead of everyone else's food.
Our waiter said this had to do with the food being prepared in different stations and he acknowledged that they should have not come that early yet brought them anyway. Those who ordered crepes attempted to wait for everyone else's food to arrive but the dishes started to get cold. It was at least another 20-30 minutes before the rest of the food arrived.
Then, when asking for the bills, we had to manually split everything up ourselves as we were told they could not be separated which I have had them do before without incident. Furthermore, items we were told we wouldn't be charged for had to be subtracted from our bill.
This experience, which was meant to celebrate my brithday, was a mess and left me feeling embarrassed that I'd given it such high praise to those guests who were here for the first time.
I'm seriously conflicted as to if or when I'll return, which is a serious let down as this has always been one of my absolute favorites.
The service was horrible. Several orders were made wrong and our waiter kept insisting that we placed our orders wrong. It was suppose to be a treat for my girlfriend and I parents but it turned out to be a horrible experience. The eggs were not cooked as ordered which was scrambled instead they were brought out horribly running which is what we wanted to avoid.
Just not what it used to be....times are a changing
We always enjoy our dining experience at La Dolce Vita. This was no exception. We went for Father's Day Brunch and it was the first time we had been there for brunch. It was outstanding!
I took my husband here for Fathers Day and as always, it was amazing. Brunch is always great. The food was awesome, our server Jason was amazing and the ambiance was great. The live jazz on the patio topped it off. Couldn't ask for anything better.
I enjoyed La Dolce Vita. While they were out of my first preference for a vegetarian meal, they were happy to suggest another. The ambiance was romantic. I would go back!
Salmon served with mess hall style mashed potatoes. No love in the food. Could have gotten same at Applebees. Three years ago, we enjoyed our meal. Extremely disappointed this time. It was our anniversary and requested a quiet table. The hostess said we could sit next to the piano player because they were busy and needed the other tables. Mind you that we reserved with open table and requested the quiet table. Rude hostess. We will not return!!!
Comfortably surroundings, great place for a couple of hours to enjoy good food.
This place is phenomenal. It is A+.
We have dined in France, Miami and Chicago. The food and service is fabulous.
Aside from the quality of the food, which is outstanding, the joy of eating on their patio adds dimensions to the enjoyment of the meal. Their perch remains, justifiably, a signature dish.