La Dolce Vita of Belmar

4.6
1393 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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RussellA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great as usual

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StephenK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic. The florentine ravioli with the chicken rollentini was delicious. Best crème brulet ever.

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philR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The atmosphere was great too. I would highly recommend La Dolce Vita.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience on New Years Eve. We started with salads that were delicious and fresh. For our entrees we had Filet Mignon that was made to perfection and Angry Lobster and Shrimp over homemade pasta that was delicious! Fabulous cocktails. The service was amazing on a busy night, we were checked on quite often , bringing fresh bread and oils. Beautifully decorated for the holidays Oceanside is a bonus!

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JohnP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Very polite and accommodating. Crowded for NYE but they did a great job

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vipBelmarLocals
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner for the last day of the year! A bit busier than expected but still was fantastic!

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vipJoeV
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Cocktails were outstanding. And, we've had great meals in the past, but not this time.

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vipJimT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess staff excellent , greeted immediately as well as held door for my wheelchair bound 90 year old Mom . The server Drew was excellent. Food amazing. . Highly recommend

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FrankL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely place. Delicious, high quality food. Not OMG tasty but really fine. Would go there frequently if we lived nearby.

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Genie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Six different lunch menu items. All delicious. All enjoyed

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vipBarbara
Atlantic City
36 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We had a small girlfriends dinner before Christmas. It was decorated beautifully for the holiday & we were given a nice welcome from the hostess. We ordered sangria for the table and it was delicious. The fresh bread was so good.
2 of us had salads as appetizers and one had pasta e fagiole, all were very good.
My 2 friends ordered chicken dinners that they loved. I ordered the shrimp francaise. The shrimp was delicious, but the pasta tasted very starchy. It was kinda wierd.
I don't remember our waiters name, but he couldn't have been more attentive. I would definitely go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was disappointing

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vipElaynaB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The meal and service were very good, however it was way too loud. It was very difficult to have a conversation without raising our voices.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as alway. Love eating there

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Great service. Decorated so nicely for the holidays.

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Lulu
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite. As a gf celiac. So accommodating. Personalizing my diet allowances and still maintaining excellent quality…wait staff is personable. Celebrated three bday dinners there recently. Friends never there before..loved it

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here with friends. The food was delicious. Excellent service. Nice Christmas decorations. Quiet enough to hold a conversation. Everything was just right.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal great service we enjoyed our evening celebrating a birthday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Best meal we have had in a while. The meatball appetizer was one of the best meatballs I’ve ever had. Excellent!

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vipTeachmsa
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is winter at the Jersey shore, so the restaurant was fairly busy but on the quiet side. The food and service, as always, were great. It was a business/friendship meeting, and we were able to complete both easily without being rushed. La Dolce Vita is my go-to restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great food wonderful service

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John was an amazing. Very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very attentive. The food was very good and fresh.

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JayD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Have dined here numerous times. A little disappointed this time. Calamari was too large as were the baked clams. My fish tasted good but was lukewarm.

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DonnaO
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect! Service was impeccable; portion size was large and taste was delicious.

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places! Great food, and service!

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Donnab
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous as usual. My only issue was that I wanted to purchase the $100, gift card and get the $50 bonus, however when I approached the table a sign was posted that $100 gift card came with a $20 bonus. So I passed.

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HeatherR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I went to this place with a good friend whom really needed a evening out. I thought from everything I heard this would be a great spot. We had been sitting at a 4 top table by the window, which was very nice out server too was sweet. We had our order in our drinks and bread on the table. We decided to go out front, I spoke to the bus boy next to the water table and the older blonde waitress...pointing at our table and explaining we will be right back. Mind you our full drinks, bread set up and phone were all on the table, we spoke to two employees...we were right out front for no more than 2 minutes and they gave our table to 4 girls. I went back in as they sat them to ask what are you doing??? My server came out confused holding my burata appetizer. The hostess told me to wait at the bar, I don't drink... She refused to move the girls and never even apologized.

I have a small business, I would never treat a client the way I was treated by the hostess. I also, worked in restaurants most of my college years. I would have apologized to the girls sitting down, ushered them to the bar and bought them a round. Done, problem solved! At the very least, I would have apologized.

It was a horrible experience and sadly, I've only heard great things about the food...but, unable to experience because the hostess gave my table away and had no problem solving skills.

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vipNJPearls
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A local favorite. Nice variety on the menu. Serving staff is very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our waiter was personable and attentive to our requests.

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vipMichaelE
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Jersey Shore Restaurant Week!
Food, service and value were great!
I had the spicy rigatoni, it was very good!

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deegirl
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the atmosphere it was very cozy and it was beautiful being on the beach. The food was amazing our server was great we will definitely be back there!

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vipPalettePerfect
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great view from patio. Intimate. Good food.

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vipFoodie07712
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This just may be my new favorite local Italian restaurant. Outstanding menu and the cocktails are on point. Chicken Parm was delicious.

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vipVanceR
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job by staff. Found me a lobster tail

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Cathy
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was great. Although we were seated very close by to an extremely loud group of eleven. Made it next to impossible to speak to my husband across the table.

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FrankP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I found the spinach that was served with the bronzino had too much garlic.

I had to remind the server that our drinks had not yet arrived.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The ingredients didn’t taste fresh. What a huge difference from summer visits there. My pasta tasted like chlorinated water. The antipasto we ordered tasted old and dull.

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vipBelmarLocals
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greta birthday dinner celebration for my husband and me. The food was above par,as expected... Drinks were flowing... The night ended with a spectacular dessert highlighting his birthday, which he thoroughly enjoyed...

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La Dolce Vita of Belmar is rated 4.6 stars by 1393 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.