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La Dolce Vita of Belmar, Belmar, NJ

La Dolce Vita of Belmar

4.5
4.5
1862 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

7:00 PM


Booked 36 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 1,862 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,862 Reviews
  1. NancyF

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    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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  2. successfulrevenge

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Cristina

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 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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  14. PatriciaV

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. MarianneB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I had a lovely dinner experience. We go quite often. I don’t remember our server’s name, but the young man was wonderful and I hope we see him again on our next visit.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Was stuck in back room eve. Though I had a reservation. Food and service was good.

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  23. DaveH

    New York City

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food Great service Wonderful location across from the beach 👍👍👍

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  24. babs139

    New York City

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was efficient, attentive, and pleasant. The lunch special price is very good, however, we ordered from the regular menu. Had a window table looking out at the boardwalk and ocean. \ It was an enjoyable afternoon

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  25. Mark

    Oklahoma City

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is always very good. Service can be slow at times and when busy the restaurant is noisy. But it is worth the visit.

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  26. KathyK

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My recent dinner was excellent, as was the service. The person I was having dinner with finished their plate. I took so much home, because the portions were large, I had another dinner . Excellent.

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  27. mell

    New Jersey

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great - service was perfect. Will definitely come again.

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  28. joehock27

    New York City

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Night out with friends was terrific thanks largely to the staff at La Dolce. Got a great table, terrific waiter who kept the cocktails flowing and food was excellent.

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  29. allans

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service Very loud. Could not hear at our table Also had bad cheese odor in dining room

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  30. ThomasD

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We are frequent diners at La Dolce Vita, and have never had a bad experience! This time - we were placed in the front glassed in area with several large groups that were clearly having a great time celebrating - they were literally shouting at each other from one end of the table to another - it sounded like an elementary school cafeteria where shouting promotes even more shouting until my dining partner and I couldn’t hear or talk to each other. We sadly gave up trying. Suggestion to management - strive to avoid seating a couple with large groups - we saw there were plenty of other seating options - we just didn’t realize it until it was too late to move. Michael is a great waiter - we’ll request him every time going forward!

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  31. PeterR

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Value wise they give you a good deal for lunch during the week day

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  32. AlessandroM

    New York City

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Still a good place to eat after so many years but I find that the food is not as good. They compensate for lower quality with huge portions. I would prefer smaller plates made with more care.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was very accommodating and friendly , Would definitely return. Lovely atmosphere

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    32 reviews

    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent we had a 7:30 reservation seated by 7 45 on a very busy Saturday night. Disappointed in my meal veal saltumbucco the veal was covered in Hugh glob of mozzarella could not find the veal to taste it Hugh pile of mashed potatoes felt like I was at the diner

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food were excellent. The serive was very attentive and the food came in a timely manner.

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  36. AmyS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful dinner, food and service was great!

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  37. PeterR

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We entered and told them we had a reservation on Open Table and were ignored. We were told they had a party and seating was going to be difficult. We were seated and put in a remoted area for lunch. Food was good as was service.

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  38. Susan

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    When we ordered a bottle of wine, the Werbel didn’t even ask us if we wanted to taste it and proceeded to pour almost a full glass. Food was OK but the last time I was there I had the pork chop and it was a nice inch and a half this was barely I have an inch.

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  39. boband3chicks

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious cocktail, mussels with white wine appetizer and pistachio sea bass entree both worth special mention. Will definitely recommend and return.

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  40. Coach44

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love coming here . Food is always very good and the portions are very generous. Service is always great especially this night we had Conner who was very personable and attentive to what we needed!!

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FAQs

La Dolce Vita of Belmar is rated 4.5 stars by 1862 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 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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