La Dolce Vita of Belmar

4.6
1240 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipArthurK
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for happy hour and sat in the bar. Our server was excellent, even while tending a very busy bar. The little appetizers available at happy hour were uniformly tasty and only $5 each. We had a great time!

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vipMikeF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good and great service

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NuNu
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for a very special occasion. Perfect considering the current restrictions!

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Batikougnawong
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice. Food and service was excellent. Music was a tad too loud.

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BonnieF
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and it was a wonderful choice. We enjoyed the food and the service and the view.

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vipMurrayfins
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome and the vibe was great. our waiter Ben was tremendous. He was quick and made the dinner even more enjoyable. Another great meal at LDV!

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vipGerardS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was very good. The menu has a large selection.

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LisaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have had several holiday dinners here and the food and service is always excellent!

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vipJohnD
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

First although there is a view of the ocean, the space was extremely dated.
My drink came and the fruit in the drink had dirt on it. When the food came it was mediocre at best. My scampi had no flavor and the stuffed salmon did not have lump crab meat only some crabmeat mixed with breadcrumbs.
Not a happy experience for the price.

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YeahIsaidIt
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to relax and dine with friends. Food was delicious. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipoceangirl14
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Service was on point-especially our server, Mateo!

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Barb1
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to La Dolce for the past 8 years. Great prices on their price fix dinners and the food and service are wonderful. Definitely worth going to plus you can't beat the view of the ocean.

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CaraMia
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great selection on the menu
tastefully prepared
impeccable service
aimed to please

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vipFoodie22
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Rude hostess and service us just terrible. Too bad as view is nice and food isn’t bad.

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johnr
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! Had an issue a few years back but must of been an off night. Food and service was great

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome the food our waiter everything 5 stars

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vipDeniseS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good! Not a BYOB, be prepared to pay a lot for a bottle of wine. A wine we always buy in liquor store for $13 was being charged $46. Other than that, all was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating my birthday was made very special and food was superb!

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foodandfun
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great food great service and will love to come back :)

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JeanJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very authentic and delicious Italian food and our server was very accommodating. Will definitely return.

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ConstanceK
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is very good. The service is always excellent

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vipWendy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My date ordered the branzino which he said was the best he ever had. I ordered some kind of stuffed chicken but it was way overdone and hard to cut. Drinks and desert was good but the noise level was absolutely horrible. I think some people were having way too many drinks or something to be that loud. But I have to say our waiter was great!

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MikeF
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. Would definitely make another reservation.

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Happy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Paul, our waiter, was very attentive. Great service. I wished I had ordered a different entree......chicken parm...nothing special. I especially enjoyed the finer points of the meal...service....relaxing atmosphere....the table setting...the bread service.....a variety of choices on the menu....cocktails were very good. My dining friend was more adventuresome in his choice of an entree and had a great meal. I will do so next time. We will be back ....probably we will skip dessert. The chef’s special was undersized and overpriced. All in all, you have a lovely restaurant, and we enjoyed the time spent there. Thank you.

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vipSheryl
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great atmosphere, service, and food! It’s a go to place for every day dinners or special occasions

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NancyM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything no matter what you choose is delicious. I must say though after not being there for a full year things have slipped a bit. Not in the food, but in the atmosphere. Loud Caribbean music, and loud talking, were not the atmosphere previously. Their typical fine dining was quiet with some nice background music.
Luckily, our needs were understood by one gentleman and we were seated in a quiet area elsewhere. So be very careful if what you want is a fine dining experience where you can hear each other speak.
We are assuming once things are back to normal, the more Loud and lively bar room area Will be separate from those who want a true dining experience.
But FYI as a client since they first opened up, we genuinely feel their food and drink is unsurpassed.

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant on every level.
Atmosphere, service, flavor, presentation and price.
Simply wonderful!
Thank you! We can’t wait to go back

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RosaM
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was delicious!

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anthonyc
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

FOOD WAS EXCELLENT.......DRINKS GOOD......NEEDED SWEATER.......SERVICE EXCELLENT......LITTLE PRICEY BUT DIDNT CARE BECAUSE WE ENJOYED THE FOOD

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was excellent

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vipMatieC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Our waitress appeared annoyed at all times. Felt rushed. Food was average at best. A few years ago this restaurant was outstanding. So sad.

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dshinn
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It took us almost an hour to get here but was worth the drive on a sunny day. We had a lovely view by the window. Nice and bright for lunch. Both of us had salads - Caesar with grilled chicken and La Dolce Vita with grilled shrimp. Both were very good. Only complaint was I found the lemon vinaigrette a bit too tart for my liking. Service was competent and attentive. We will visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. Excellent food. Pleasant surroundings. Going earlier than the typical dinner crunch time usually enhances the experience at any restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, as always. Great staff and very fast. Out in an hour. Amazing food and drinks.

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DebbieP
Jackson Hole
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was professional and gracious. The cuisine was delicious. Thank you fir being open for lunch. Not many restaurants offer daytime dining.

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Glorya
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious lunch of garlic shrimp with spinach and cannelloni beans and a half priced Godiva chocolate martini while enjoying the ocean view. The bread is quite good too. My friend said her salmon was perfectly cooked.

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DawnS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service are exceptional. This is the best Italian food for miles!

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vipDebi
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The waitress was not attentive (checking her phone instead of the tables); service needs improvement!

TC
TinaC
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fare ambiance and service

FAQs

La Dolce Vita of Belmar is rated 4.6 stars by 1240 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.