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La Dolce Vita of Belmar, Belmar, NJ

La Dolce Vita of Belmar

4.6
4.6
1882 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
La Dolce Vita is family owned and operated by two generations. Both ZIO (uncle) Giuseppe Salpietro and Nipote (nephew) Nicola Fuccilli invite you to experience their passion for Italian cuisine and culture.

The story of La Dolce Vita began five decades ago in a small town in the hills of Sicily. It is from here that co-owner Giuseppe Salpietro brings authentic cuisine, traditions and customs, which come from centuries of good living. La Dolce Vita believes in bringing this passion for Dolce Vita, translates to mean the sweet life, into every dish that leaves our kitchen. It is our goal to make every customer feel like part of our very own family. We at La Dolce Vita believe in family and invite you and your family in to our Restaurant to experience a variety of fantastic tastes to please every palate.


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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (732) 749-3177
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    La Dolce Vita provides old-world Italian Cuisine for your next party, barbeque or picnic in the park. We take catering to a new level of quality and completeness. We look forward with great anticipation to providing our superior catering service. <br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    Want something special? We can accommodate your special needs, letting you choose from a wide variety of items on our catering menu. We offer three pre-fixe menu for private events please see details on our website at https://ladolcevitanj.com/ladolcevita/non-private-special-event-menu/
  • Neighborhood
    Belmar
  • Cross street
    4th Ave.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Entertainment
    Full Service Bar year round.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wine

What 1,882 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,882 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone in our party was very happy with food and service.

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  2. AnthonyR

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was outstanding and the service from the staff was on point. I will recommend to friends.

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  3. KateC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Thanks for a lovely dinner

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  4. LeslieM

    New Jersey

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    To be honest, it was Mother’s Day and busy and we have gone before and it was good…. This time It was just not good. From the shrimp to clams casino, brought out cold and they removed from the bill, to the main course. The quality was just not to par. Will be a long time till we return. Plus it was a lot of money for what we had.

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  5. elisaD

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waited by the bar, then seated in front room with ocean views. Busy, but organized crew cleaning tables, ushering in next guests, orders taken, not a long wait for food. Food was Great !!!!

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  6. EricB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My brother and I took our parents out for Sunday dinner to celebrate Mother’s a week early. Great place, food was delicious and positions plentiful. Tables are a bit small so hard to fit everything on the table. Service was fine. A bit pricey but I suppose the oceanfront location warrants it.

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  7. StaceyD

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was terrific and the servicer was very accommodating. We will definitely return.

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  8. Skyesoa

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and drinks. Great lunch time spot

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful lunch midweek. Our server was very pleasant. Can’t wait for summer to be able to enjoy dinner outside

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I specifically chose this restaurant because it said it was pet friendly for outdoor seating. I even mentioned it on my reservation that can we have outdoor seating because we have a dog. When I got there I was told there was no outdoor seating and we cannot be accommodated. When I asked why there’s a couple outside being served then there’s was some discussion. And we were seated outside. My gripe was if there was no outside seating why didn’t someone call me earlier and tell me. I would’ve made other arrangements. I had family from out of town and they were going to leave because we couldn’t be helped. We enjoyed a lovely meal together and the service was good. Just wished we didn’t have to be put in that awkward situation and put others in that situation.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's a perfect setting for date night. We will be revisiting La Dolce Vita again.

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  12. Cristina

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a delicious meal and great service ! expansive menu and specials offers varied choices. The staff is polite and efficient We sat in rear dining area and will choose the every time we dine here. Still enjoyed the ocean view sitting here. noise level in the front atriums makes it difficult to have a conversation. This may change during warmer months if windows are open.

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  13. Intheneighborhood

    New York City

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very very large portions. Food was excellent!! Nice to be able to see the ocean. All in a fun experience!

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  14. StephenB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The reason it’s busy is because it’s really good from the food to the service to the ambiance.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all around - so accommodating for our party of 10 ! A great spot always!!!

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  16. DonnaG

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining here. Loved the location so close to the ocean. The restaurant’s tool of Open Table made it easy to secure a reservation and offers indoor and outdoor dining options. The menu offered such a variety of delicious choices from appetizers, soups, salads, pasta dishes and description of entree dishes were outstanding. One must try one of La Vita Dolche’s signature cocktails and famous meatball appetizer! The eggplant rollitini with ravioli and the pork chop entree were absolutely delicious. Waiter staff was pleasant and attentive and overall service was excellent. I cannot wait to return again to try out more meal at La Dolce Vita 🙂

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  17. Mickey

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Veal Chop Parm is fantastic and plenty leftover for another dinner. Make sure they bring the delicious bread BEFORE the dinner.

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  18. Jerseyshorefamily

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had great eggplant ricotta app and pecan crusted chillean seabass. Tremendous!!

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  19. Suzi

    Atlantic City

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was in town for an author event and we dined here twice. The service was great as was the food. We had the seafood salad, capellini w clam sauce (both red and white were delicious!) the meatball appetizer, clams oregonata, and branzino. All really delicious. One of the best Aperol spritzes I have ever had. Prices are reasonable.

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  20. Glorya

    New York City

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the Prince Edward Island mussels which were tender and delicious. They were very fresh and tasty. The bread was wonderful to dip in the sauce. I also enjoyed the ravioli with meat balls, the marinara was excellent and the pasta and meatballs tender and delicious. I finished it off with a chocolate martini for dessert, so much better than cake.

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  21. NancyF

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    I had the Zappa de Pesce and it was excellent! My husband had the veal parm on the bone and he really enjoyed it. It’s on the noisy side, but a great meal.

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  22. successfulrevenge

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hi, I decided to bring my son who was visiting - it was his last night before going back to Georgia. He is picky with restaurants because where he lives, they have phenomenal chiices. Trust me he absolutely loved his meal. In fact, he text me yesterday that when he comes back to visit, he must come back to this restaurant early in his visit! I have another friend that's a very picky eater and he loves La Dolce Vita - that's saying something trust me!! La Dolce Vita is an excellent restaurant. The food is fantastic consistently and absolutely always over the years I've come here.

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  23. EileenM

    New York City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were there for the food for sure. Very special. Service was dependable and on point. I recommend not going during a busy holiday as you won’t get the same experience. Definitely add to your week night rotation. We had a great meal for sure.

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  24. KathrynG

    Atlantic City

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. It was super busy so a hard day for them all around accommodating the volume of people nonstop. Sangria special wasn’t great. Homemade pasta was overcooked but shrimp, Osso Bucco and stuffed artichokes were very good. Beautiful location as well

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  25. BillX

    New York City

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Dated restaurant with overpriced menu and marginal food

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  26. KyraH

    New Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food, drinks and service were excellent. Unfortunately we were next to a very loud table that made it hard to hear each other. The food and drink were very speedy.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant ever. Friendly staff and amazing food <3

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  28. KimkD

    New Jersey

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Expensive, price doesn't match what you get. Wasn't great Wasn't horrible. Don't think we would go back

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  29. AaronO

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. Also has a beautiful view of the beach and ocean.

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  30. DateNight

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and our server Daniel was very attentive and gave great advice on the menu. He also provided a special birthday desert. Great place to celebrate an occasion.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and food was delicious. Great view of the ocean and great ambience, even during the off season.

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  32. MaryannC

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was very beautiful across from the ocean. The service was great and the food delicious. Would definitely go back

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  33. Cristina

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always exceptional service and delicious food La Dolce Vita never disappoints. Looking forward to our next dining experience there

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  34. PatriciaV

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always enjoy the food, the service, and the view. We will be back.

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  35. NurseMama

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food & service are top notch. Ambiance is great for date night or group date.

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  36. ChrisW

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We basically were asked to pay up fast so the staff could leave. We had an 8:00 reservation and food doesn’t come immediately but they were ready to kick us out by 9:30. Food was delicious. Just didn’t understand the rush as no one was waiting for our table at that point. Would recommend to a friend but not to go on holidays. We went for valentines. It was disappointing.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Veal Saltimbocca I’ve ever had! Wait staff extremely friendly and professional. Best Seaside dining in New Jersey

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  38. Mochse

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure! We have eaten here for 4 Valentines dinner and each time we are delighted.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good!! Wife loves the cocktails, I love the food!

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  40. Nick

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Was told they would be serving normal lunch menu on Valentine day. They were not. Valentine day lunch menu was almost exclusively seafood. Prices were high in my opinion. Really felt this restaurant was looking to take advantage of their customers. Might get away with this during season but not with regulars during the winter. Went to another local, Italian restaurant, had a great meal & didn't at all feel taken advantage of by their very fair prices

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FAQs

La Dolce Vita of Belmar is rated 4.6 stars by 1882 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for La Dolce Vita of Belmar

400 Ocean Ave., Belmar, NJ 07719

Additional information

  • Cross street
    4th Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Belmar
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Full Service Bar year round.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wine
  • Phone number
    (732) 749-3177
  • Catering
    La Dolce Vita provides old-world Italian Cuisine for your next party, barbeque or picnic in the park. We take catering to a new level of quality and completeness. We look forward with great anticipation to providing our superior catering service. <br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    Want something special? We can accommodate your special needs, letting you choose from a wide variety of items on our catering menu. We offer three pre-fixe menu for private events please see details on our website at https://ladolcevitanj.com/ladolcevita/non-private-special-event-menu/
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