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La Dolce Vita - Detroit

4.5
4.5
1389 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

High ceilings and romantic twinkling lights create a chic atmosphere, perfect for a drink and appetizer at the bar or a full dining experience.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Phone number

    (313) 865-0331

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Cross street

    Cedarhurst

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking for lunch Tuesday-Friday. $5 Valet parking for dinner Tuesday-Sunday $2 Valet parking for Sunday brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

Starters

  • Fresh Seasonal Fruit$6.95

    • Bagel with Smoked Salmon$9.95

      Toasted bagel served with fresh smoked salmon, sliced onion, tomato, Capers, lemon, and cream cheese

      Main Courses

      • LDV Platter*$11.95

        Your choice of two eggs, served with roasted potatoes, Sausage links and bacon

        • Shrimp Benedict*$11.95

          Toasted English muffin, sautéed spinach & poached eggs topped with shrimp and Hollandaise sauce

          • Eggs Sardou*$10.95

            Toasted English muffins topped with poached Eggs, artichoke hearts and smoked salmon. Served with Hollandaise sauce and roasted potatoes

            • Classic Eggs Benedict*$9.95

              Toasted English muffin with Black Forest ham & poached eggs. Served with Hollandaise sauce & roasted potatoes

              • Steak & Eggs*$17.95

                5oz. filet served with 2 eggs any style & Roasted potatoes

                • French Toast$9.95

                  Three extra thick slices of our homemade bread, Stuffed with mascarpone cheese and served with Maple syrup

                  • LDV Salmon Hash$13.95

                    Fresh Atlantic salmon sautéed with Home-style potatoes, onions & peppers and Topped with poached eggs

                    • Fettuccine Florentine$10.95

                      Fettuccine with spinach & portabella mushroom slices in a light pesto cream sauce

                      • Pasta of the Day

                        • Omelet* of the Day

                          Served with roasted potatoes

                          • Quiche of the Day

                            • Seasonal Fruit Crepes$7.95

                              with side of fresh fruit & topped with Homemade whipped cream

                              Sides

                              • Black Forest Ham$3.25

                                • Seasoned Potatoes$2.25

                                  • Crispy Bacon*$3.25

                                    For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                    What 1,389 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                    4.5
                                    4.5 based on all time ratings
                                    • 4.5Food
                                    • 4.5Service
                                    • 4.5Ambience
                                    • 4.4Value

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                                    1. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Detroit

                                      1 review

                                      vip
                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on June 25, 2017

                                      overall1food2service1ambience2

                                      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.

                                    2. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Detroit

                                      3 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on June 18, 2017

                                      overall4food3service3ambience5

                                      Just not what it used to be....times are a changing

                                    3. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Detroit

                                      36 reviews

                                      1.0

                                      36 reviews

                                      Dined on June 18, 2017

                                      overall1food3service1ambience3

                                      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.

                                    4. G

                                      Gail

                                      Detroit

                                      24 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      24 reviews

                                      Dined on June 18, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      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!

                                    5. KB

                                      KBASSDETROIT

                                      Detroit

                                      8 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on June 18, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      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.

                                    6. SS

                                      SalmaS

                                      Detroit

                                      25 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      25 reviews

                                      Dined on June 17, 2017

                                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                                      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!

                                    7. U

                                      Unhappy

                                      Detroit

                                      3 reviews

                                      2.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on June 16, 2017

                                      overall2food1service2ambience2

                                      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!!!

                                    8. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Detroit

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on June 16, 2017

                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                                      Comfortably surroundings, great place for a couple of hours to enjoy good food.

                                    9. E

                                      Esoto

                                      Detroit

                                      5 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on June 16, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      This place is phenomenal. It is A+. We have dined in France, Miami and Chicago. The food and service is fabulous.

                                    10. PD

                                      PalmDesertnomad

                                      Detroit

                                      300 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      300 reviews

                                      Dined on June 14, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      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.

                                    11. MS

                                      McarthurS

                                      Detroit

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on June 11, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We had an excellent experience as usual. The food was outstanding along with service. Linda our waitress was great!

                                    12. ND

                                      NancyD

                                      Houston

                                      8 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on June 11, 2017

                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                      Great Sunday brunch. The mimosas were on point and $12 for bottomless. There was live jazz music and a nice mix of people. We sat in the courtyard and it was very lovely.

                                    13. NY

                                      NewYearsDining

                                      Detroit

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on June 11, 2017

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      This is a great spot. Very service-oriented. A great option for Sunday brunch!

                                    14. K

                                      Kimberly

                                      Detroit

                                      3 reviews

                                      vip
                                      1.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on June 10, 2017

                                      overall1food3service1ambience4

                                      From the moment we arrived to the parking lot, to dealing with the host at the front door, and eventually ending with our server and the busboy; everyone at this restaurant was incredibly rude. I booked the reservation one hour before they're closing time. The valet hesitated parking our cars and the host informed us that he may not be able to find us a table because they were so close to closing. I asked him why would they continue excepting reservations from OpenTable if they were not able to accommodate their guests so close to closing. He sat us outside in the courtyard, it was very nice, and before the waiter could say hello he said our kitchen is about to close do you guys know what you want? My friend interjected and said, "hello how are you". He didn't realize that he was, like everyone else, being extremely rude to us. I asked him if it was best if we ate somewhere else and if service was going to continue to be like this. He apologized for his rudeness and proceeded to get us some waters from the busboy. About 10 minutes into waiting for our food the busboy walked up and asked if we were done with our bread and if he can start clearing our table. We said no and that we hadn't even receive our food yet! At that point the waiter brought our food a few minutes later and we proceeded to eat and leave. I feel that this restaurant should stop their reservations two hours before they close, because their staff cannot provide friendly and adequate service to customers coming in at later times. Not to mention, there was a Caucasian couple that walked in after us that not only received their food before us but they received stellar service. They were waited on promptly, they received a friendly waiter, and they even stayed later than we did.I wonder if their experience was like ours?

                                    15. SS

                                      SixSalt

                                      Detroit

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on June 8, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The patio is a wonderful setting in which to enjoy a warm summer evening with friends. Food is always reliably good

                                    16. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Detroit

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on June 6, 2017

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      I met friends there; they felt the $5 for parking on top of the cost of the food was excessive. They agreed La Dolce Vita was an excellent choice except for the parking fee and the run down area in which it's located.

                                    17. DN

                                      DerekN

                                      Detroit

                                      19 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      19 reviews

                                      Dined on June 4, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent everytime. Never disappoints when we eat here.

                                    18. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Detroit

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on June 4, 2017

                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                      This was our first time dining here and my girlfriends and I thoroughly enjoyed Sunday Brunch! The atmosphere is very welcoming and the live music, although a tad loud inside, added a nice touch to the ambiance of our dining experience. I will definitely visit again for the dinner service. Tom, our waiter, was great and attentive. We had the bottomless mimosas and I cannot drink OJ when I told him that initially he was hesitant to get the cranberry mimosa. I appreciate that he was not argumentative but instead verified it and was informed it too would be included in the service. He was great!

                                    19. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Detroit

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on June 4, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Unique food options, presentation, diverse crowd, professional and superior service.

                                    20. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Detroit

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on June 2, 2017

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      Came late to celebrate a high school graduation. Reservation was for 10pm, and even though we were closing down the place we were made comfortable and we were not rushed. Food was very tasty. Ambience outside was fun, and our waiter, Antonio was awesome!

                                    21. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Detroit

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on June 1, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      always delicious and best of all hidden treat- stepping into italy without the air fare and travel time...

                                    22. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Detroit

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on May 31, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Had soup, salad and entree. All delicious.

                                    23. CA

                                      CarolA

                                      Detroit

                                      7 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on May 30, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We come to this restaurant to celebrate special events. Our dinner this time was a birthday dinner and we once again had a great experience. The food was delicious. The wait staff is always helpful and professional. The decor is so special (love all the old photos!). We will keep coming back!

                                    24. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Detroit

                                      2 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on May 30, 2017

                                      overall4food2service5ambience5

                                      The food was not up to par on this visit. The filet was tough, over-cooked and had no flavor.

                                    25. RR

                                      RevR

                                      Washington DC

                                      5 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on May 27, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      John, our server was absolutely excellent. The food was exquisite, best escargot and lasagna I've ever tasted.

                                    26. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Detroit

                                      1 review

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on May 26, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Waiters were great. Environment was Greg

                                    27. KB

                                      KBASSDETROIT

                                      Detroit

                                      8 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on May 26, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      As always the food was very good. We had a new waiter Jason, he was excellent. The patio was beautiful. We opted to eat inside. Just an overall great place to dine.

                                    28. G

                                      Gtimt

                                      Philadelphia

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on May 24, 2017

                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                      This is one of my favorite restaurants. The Escargot was unique and delicious. The Asparagus soup was too thick, but very flavorful. The Veal was exceptional. The ambiance was nice, and my friend and I were able to have a nice conversation, because the noise level was very reasonable, even with a full restaurant. Our server, Jasmeen (hope the spelling is correct) was absolutely outstanding.

                                    29. AL

                                      ALF6306

                                      Detroit

                                      34 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      34 reviews

                                      Dined on May 21, 2017

                                      overall4food3service3ambience4

                                      LDV is always a nice place for Sunday Brunch. It rarely disappoints in food and service quality.

                                    30. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Detroit

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on May 21, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Celebrating work successes!! Mimosas and French Toast were sublime!! We will return!!

                                    31. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Detroit

                                      5 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on May 20, 2017

                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                      Everything was very nice. Food and service were good. But I was hoping for more of a hip atmosphere

                                    32. S

                                      Susan

                                      Detroit

                                      21 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      21 reviews

                                      Dined on May 20, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Always a great meal at La Dolce Vita. Wonderful place for brunch or dinner.

                                    33. M

                                      Michael

                                      Detroit

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on May 19, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Fantastic , staff was great. Food came out good. Price was right

                                    34. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Detroit

                                      7 reviews

                                      2.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on May 19, 2017

                                      overall2food2service2ambience1

                                      It was our 15 year wedding anniversary which was mentioned on the open table restervation. We were seated against a wall at a two person table crowded in with four other tables. There were more romanic tables available but they remained empty throughout our dining experience. No one acknowledged our anniversary until the server did when he dropped off the bill. When I mentioned the note made in my reservation regarding our anniversary the hostess said "yes we saw that". So then I was quite dissapointed that while they knew it was obvious that making our special day memorable in the best way they instead blew it off and tainted it with their lack of interest. Our server was short, attentative but not at all friendly. I was never offered the chance to order a second drink. We should have stayed home, I won't be back willingly and would never trust them to honor a special occassion again. Oh did I forget to mention that I had my 40th birthday brunch there last year and they were rude then too, there is no third chance. Clearly they feel empowered by their current status but failure to take interest in every reservation will reflect on their status before too long.

                                    35. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Detroit

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on May 18, 2017

                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                      This was my first time dining there. I was pleasantly surprised. It is really hidden and that could be by design considering the area but better signage would help as myself and my party drove past it a couple of times without realizing. That patio is amazing. I wished we could have dined out there but it was an extremely windy day. Perhaps next time as I will be back.

                                    36. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Detroit

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on May 18, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Moms birthday

                                    37. MM

                                      MrsMicheleE

                                      Detroit

                                      15 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      15 reviews

                                      Dined on May 14, 2017

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      The food was good but the appetizers were overpriced. We'll be back but not for a special occasion.

                                    38. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Detroit

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on May 14, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      La dolce vita is always my go to brunch spot. Love the bottomless mimosas and bloody Mary's. Food is always great at a fair price. I love Ann! One of my favorite waitress

                                    39. N

                                      Noah

                                      Detroit

                                      2 reviews

                                      2.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on May 14, 2017

                                      overall2food2service5ambience3

                                      Mediocre experience all around.

                                    40. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Detroit

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on May 12, 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Our meal was AWESOME!!! And our waiter Michael was outstanding. We will be back!

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                                    La Dolce Vita - Detroit is rated 4.5 stars by 1389 OpenTable diners

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                                    • Cross street

                                      Cedarhurst

                                    • Neighborhood

                                      Detroit

                                    • Hours of operation

                                      Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

                                    • Cuisines

                                      Italian

                                    • Dining style

                                      Casual Dining

                                    • Dress code

                                      Business Casual

                                    • Parking details

                                      Complimentary valet parking for lunch Tuesday-Friday. $5 Valet parking for dinner Tuesday-Sunday $2 Valet parking for Sunday brunch.

                                    • Payment options

                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                    • Additional

                                      Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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