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About La Dolce Vita - Downtown

Since 1983 La Dolce Vita has been consistently rated as one of the top restaurants in Cancun, serving fresh sea food & home-made pasta, owned and operated by owners George Savio (founder), his son Tim and Juan J. Casal. Service is refined and friendly, dinner specials change daily to match the season. Our diverse wine list from around the world complements your dinner. Dress code : Casual, no cut off shirtsleeves for gentlemen.

Av. Cobá 87
Centro
77500 Cancún
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Av. Nader

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
MXN310 to MXN500

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01 998 884 3393

Website:
http://www.ladolcevitacancun.com/

Parking Details:
Private parking lot and free Valet Parking service

Public Transit:
Located right on the bus route, in downtown Cancun. It is just a few blocks away from the entrance to the hotel zone and is very easy to find.

Executive Chef:
Amilcar Vázquez

Additional:
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine

La Dolce Vita - Downtown Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.7

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (37)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Authentic (28)
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Good for a Date (26)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Romantic (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Worth the Drive (21)
Cozy (20)
Casual (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Comfort Food (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Business Meals (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Outstanding Value (9)
Fun (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tapas (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined 3 days ago

Love it here. They are worth the drive from the hotel zone.

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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Still a great restaurant after all these years. The seafood soup is fabulous, so many good choices you can’t go wrong

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

This is the best restaurant in Cancun. Allow 2 wonderful hours.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Todo delicioso la comida en su pinto, súper limpio, la atención inigualable y el servicio de primera súper recomendable :)

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic
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food5
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service5
value3

vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 6, 2017

A must do in Cancun.

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 (Cancún)·Dined on November 3, 2017

La dolce vita centro is excellent. Outstanding. Great food and great fun!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fun, Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 31, 2017

One of our favorites. Always good food and service. We try to dine here at least once a week when in country.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

One of the finest restaurants in Cancun. Food, ambulance and location are perfect.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Cancún)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This is always a hit with us. We dine here quite frequently. The food is always superb and Ramon takes very good care of us. The atmosphere is quiet and relaxed.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Wonderful meal highly recommend. We have dined here many times while in Cancun. Never have been disappointed!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic
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food5
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 (México)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The owner is watching everything. The service excellentp and the food prime!!!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent food. Wonderful service. Long established great Italian restaurant!!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

We returned here after eating a delicious meal here, when we were last in Cancun. We were not disappointed.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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food5
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 (Cancún)·Dined on July 13, 2017

La atencion fue increíble! El lugar muy bonito,, limpio y la comida buena :) vuelvo encantado.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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food5
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 (Cancún)·Dined on July 5, 2017

One of our absolute favorite restaurants in Cancun!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Once again a wonderful meal. Thanks for helping us celebrate our 52nd anniversary with champagne.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Cancún)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Sin duda alguna uno de los mejores restaurantes de comida Italiana que he comido en Cancún, no solo por el sabor tan magnifico sino además por el servicio extraordinario que nos brindaron. El ambiente, las luces, la comida y el servicio es maravilloso. Lugar idóneo si quieres festejar un aniversario como nosotros lo hicimos. Un detalle magnífico el de regalarnos un postre con el "feliz aniversario"
Quedé maravillado

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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food5
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 24, 2017

We would definitely go back. We both enjoyed our dinner. The food and service were both outstanding. I had the veal Marsala and my husband had the shrimp scampi.
#supportthelocals

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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Great food and wonderful service as always. We've been going back for years and we're never disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups
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food5
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Food was outstanding. Service and hospitality hit the perfect notes. Loved home made pastas,veal, shrimp scampi. Bananas flambé superb. Extra touches and care very much make the meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Brazil)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Recomended! We had a very pleasant meal, good service and ambiance!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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food5
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We're so happy to find that they have OpenTable in Mexico. Booked this hotel when still in the US and made this our first dinner of our trip. Have been many times to Cancun but never ventured downtown; glad we did! Took a cab but will take a bus next time since it takes you straight there from the hotel zone. The four of us were very happy with everything. There is plenty of choice and they had great specials. The highlight for us was how they made the Crepe Suzette. Our waiter made it right at our table with very much passion and love; something you just do not see in the States. And after desert they came with a cart full of after-dinner drinks and offered them at no charge. These 2 things made me give the restaurant 5 stars (the food was very good but not quite 5 star quality).

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food4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 10, 2017

We eat at La Dolci Vita about once every two weeks and always enjoy the food and attentive service. We think it is one of the best restaurants in the Cancun area. It is very easy to get to the restaurant if you are in the hotel zone. Simply catch any R-1 or R-2 bus heading into town and get off at the first stop past Bonampak. La Dolce Vita will be right there.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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food4
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 1, 2017

We were in Cancun 20 years ago and found La Dolce Vita, and were exited to visit again and were not disappointed! Great service and good food. Staff were attentive and helpful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Overall amazing service, atmosphere, and food! Can't say enough about it-overall 5 stars in quality! The prices were extremely reasonable as well.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Read reviews that suggested this restaurant and we're so glad we tried it out. We are here two nights ago and loved every minute of it. Nice wine list with decent offerings and prices. Dinner was delicious (Lasagna and chicken parmesan). Shared a salad (the house special), yum! Creme brulee for dessert topped it off. Overall it was a night to remember and I heartily recommend this fine dining establishment.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Excellent food and service! Went twice while in Cancun! Our best meals!👍

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 28, 2017

We have visited while on vacation to Cancun. The meal was wonderful. We had pasta dishes and the Red snapper special which all were very good. The service was very attentive. Worth the trip into Cancun from hotel zone. We will return on our next visit to Cancun.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Cancún)·Dined on March 26, 2017

We were there for a birthday dinner. Although the servers were friendly, we had to finally ask for menus. This may have just been a misunderstanding, so probably not an issue normally.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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food3
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Another superb restaurant in Cancun. I am amazed at the high quality restaurants that are in this city. I think this may be the finest of the Italian restaurants which is saying a lot because there are some other really good Italian restaurants such as Cinacola and Limoncella. But this one was heads above both of these. The food was delicious, tasty and fresh and the wait staff were attentive. They even walked us across the street to catch the bus back to our hotel. If you are looking for great Italian food then look no further. This is #1.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on March 23, 2017

La Dolce Vita Downtown is a long time favorite of ours and did not disappoint. Six of us had smiles on our face as we finished.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Key West)·Dined on March 22, 2017

My friend and I went in for dinner. The service was superb. We were given several appetizers and small dishes as well as a drink on the house. The food was delicious. Our salad was fresh and tasty. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 22, 2017

We have been visiting the Dolce Vita restaurant for about 30 years, maybe 150 times and it has always been a great experience.
To everyone visiting Cancun we do recommend that you treat yourselves to a great lunch or dinner.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 16, 2017

A rare find in a city with hardly any high ambition kitchen

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 14, 2017

Once again enjoyed our dinner at La Dolce Vita downtown Cancun. Very good service. Two of us had the Salmon, which was delicious, one had the Boquinete Dolce Vita which was Caribbean snapper stuffed with shrimp baked in a puff pastry and one had the Fettuccine Alfredo and two had the fresh fish fillet. Everyone enjoyed their selections. We have been coming to Cancun for 30 years and we always make sure to visit La Dolce Vita.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic
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 (Cancún)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Everything was perfect. The service was great and so was the food. The owner came to our table to greet us and tell us the specials, and it was awesome to see the owner of a restaurant care so much and take part in FOH operations. We were greeted with a free piece of bruschetta each, and were surprised at the end of our meal with a free after dinner drink. Absolutely loved it- would definitely return!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Authentic, Outstanding Value, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Have eaten here twice and both times excellent. Service and food is amazing -- one of our favorites in Cancun. Owner is presnt and makes it a point to make sure dinner is perfect. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

We had a great meal! The food selection is good. The wine list is very good. The staff make you feel welcome. This was our second time at this restaurant and we will definitely be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 1, 2017

The service was excellent. We enjoyed our dinner and desserts. I would definitely come back. The after dinner drinks were a nice addition.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly
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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Beautiful! Delicious! Lovely service! Nicely priced.

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