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About La Dolce Vita of Belmar

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.

400 Ocean Ave.
Belmar, NJ 07719
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm;

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,

Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
4th Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(732) 749-3177

Website:
http://www.belmarrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Full Service Bar year round.

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. We deliver throughout Monmouth County.

Want something special? We can accommodate your special needs, letting you choose from a wide variety of items on our catering menu. Please visit our menu through the page below:

http://www.belmarrestaurant.com/nj-catering-menu.php

Additional:
Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wine

La Dolce Vita of Belmar Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (24)
Waterfront (24)
Special Occasion (22)
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Good for Birthdays (18)
Romantic (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for a Date (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Casual (11)
Authentic (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Cozy (9)
Fun (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Bar Seating (6)
People Watching (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Live Sports (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 7 days ago

Linguini and clams (white sauce) had little taste. More oil or butter was problem. Could not pick up with spoon and fork. Had better elsewhere

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Atmosphere and location are amazing. That's where the positive part of this review ends. We did go on New Years Eve.. so I fully understand the restaurant life and that it's a high order to have a successful dinner on such a high volume day. It was a limited menu which is to be expected and we were a party of 6.. from the filet mignon to the scallops, mashed potatoes, seafood ravioli and everything else we ordered nothing was great.. or even good. Extremely disappointed as we had all always wanted to try this restaurant but it was an epic fail. One of the members of our group couldn't even eat half of her meal because it was that bad. Besides the food being awful.. our service was worse. Our server was an older Italian man with a strong accent. I was excited for his authentic accent but he was just a mean old cranky man. I know he probably didn't feel like working on NYE but I felt like we got the brunt of his anger. Telling us to enjoy the bread because we aren't getting anymore since they ran out. Refusing to allow me to have any sort of steak sauce with a major attitude for even asking. Ignored drink requests that never ended up being fullfilled and just overall nasty behavior including complaining when one of my friends had some crumbs on the table agter clearing our plates and he asks if she's ever been allowed out to eat before. Very disappointing last meal of 2017 but thankfully we know and will not waste our money going there in the future.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic
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food1
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always good food and great staff

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food, as usual, was excellent but extremely overpriced for New Year’s Eve. We were very uncomfortable and crammed for our party of 10. Would return during the year but never again on the holiday. The staff was great under the circumstances.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Live this place! One of our favorites. But go early, it can get het cramped and a little loud. The food and service are fantastic!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Basic food.. the staff is friendly and helpful...nice view of ocean. Quite area in winter months

Tags: Comfort Food
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food3
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service4
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Here for Mothers Day and Christmas Eve for dinner. Very busy both times. Mother Day experience much better.

Christmas Eve:
Seated long time before drink orders were taken. One drink order of 7 was made incorrectly twice.
2 Fried buff mozzarella apps cold inside.
Dinners were all good and hot.
Overall, since such busy day, stations should have had two servers per as there were many large parties and wait staff stretched too thin. We will go back though because the food is very good. Cold apps unusual.

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Good food, but WAY too cramped. We went for Christmas Eve dinner, so we had a family group with a member who uses a walker. It didn't fit between the tables,and when he got up, he had to disturb all the other diners around us. The people at the next table also had a handicapped person with them, and they had the same issue. A family a few tables over had two screaming little girls. The tables are so densely packed together that it sounded as if they were crying at our table. Maybe it isn't like that on regular days, but there are lots of other places to eat where I don't have to feel like the lady at the next table is sitting on my lap.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Server service was very disappointing. We had issues with our food quality and taste and could not get the server to inform him. Service was almost none existing. Waited long periods between courses with no service.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a fabulous meal. I had the seafood risotto. My wife had the home made fettuccine shrimp dish, both excellent. Galina, our server was outstanding and very friendly. Our bottle of wine was very good Argentina Malbec. Our only complaint was the noise level. It was very hard to hear but didn't put too big of a crimp on our evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Romantic
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

It was good

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food4
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great place . Even nicer without the summer crowds .

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food5
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everyone is very friendly and the food is very good. Very nice menu and great drink menu is great as well. Pretty decor and not too loud. A tad pricey but not eating there every day so it's ok. Highly recommend it here!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Whenever we're in the area, we go to La Dolce Vita! The food, the staff, the atmosphere are all great. I usually go for the veal saltimbocca but this time I got the linquine vongole....excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was amazing and service was superb! Leno our waiter was so funny and nice

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

A true neighborhood gem. Ocean view across the street. Authentic Italian food at its best. Can’t say enough good

Tags: Fun, Live Sports, Quick Bite, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Authentic, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I love this restaurant. The food is great and it is not super expensive. Nice atmosphere and view.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food, great service, ocean view........dipping oil... phenomenal!!!
A must go!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This is just a wonderful restaurant. The food is alway first rate and the waite staff is highly professional. During the summer months outdoor dining is a must.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The restaurant is excellent. Our reservations were honored exactly on time. Service was good and our waiter was very attentive. We has a caesar salad which was big enough for two.We also had the shrimp scampi over risotto which was very good with 6 large shrimp. The veal parm was such a large portion I took half of it home. I asked them to subsitute on my pasta oil.garlic and anchovies instead of marinara sauce which was no problem with only a slight upcharge. We didn't have desert but we did did have expresso and cappachino which finished off a delicious meal. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always good here. Never had a bad meal. It is one of our favorite places to dine.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I always enjoy eating here. We purposely ate in the atrium because my 3 yr old grandson was with us and it is noisy out there. Perfect with little ones, but that’s where my noisy comment is from. Our server, Anastasia , was excellent as usual.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great waiter and delicious food. Salads were large enough for two. Seafood and pasta dishes excellent. We’ll be back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fun, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food as very good but server needed to polish up his manners- was very rude

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My wife and I were not pleased having to wait over30 minutes for a table with a reservation. The food was good as usual, but the noise level was terrible. Trying to talk to one another we had to repeat our comments because people were so loud. Would return during the week not on Saturday night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food, as always and the servers are awesome!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Everything was delicious especially the stuffed artichoke special appetizer. Never disappointed at La DolceVita.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a party of eight and we made a reservation. We were seated promptly. The waiter was very friendly and got all the orders correct. The food was definitely the star of the evening. Everyone of us really enjoyed our meals. Everything was fresh, the combination of flavors were amazing and the portion sizes were perfect.We all agreed we will definitely be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is an amazing place, my new favor place..Love it.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was average...eggplant parm was decent.
My colleague said the salmon was phenomenal.
I am told dinner is much better so I will give it another try.
Beautiful view of the ocean!
However, the flies need to be addressed.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was typical and not overwhelming the worst part of the experience was it was so incredibly loud that you could not hear people at your own table

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The place was in a great location to see the ocean. Great food and service

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food and location, don't pass up the risotto it's outstanding. Noise level is high not a good place to finish your novel!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Came highly recommend and we were not disappointed. We will definitely recommend it to our friends and we will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

This is a pretty good restaurant and has always been one of my local favorites. This time was not as good and hopefully I just caught them on a bad night. They stuck us in the corner in the front patio room and we felt like an afterthought. There were a ton of fruit flies (fruit fly traps in every corner). When we arrived that room was just being set up to be used, so we were one of the first tables in there. 1 hour later, the room was filled, and everyone else had their dinners. We had our salad already and had been waiting. Our meals then came cold. They obviously forgot about us in the corner. My steak was excellent and so was my daughters scallops. My Wife's Crab Cake meal was just too cold to judge. She did not want to send it back, I wish I would have. Anyway.... I will give this place another try. I think it was a bad night. I debated not to write this review, but decided I should let them know.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Loved everything about this place! Great service, extraordinary food, great location, worth the drive!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Service was right on for a Saturday night. Appetizers and entrees arrived on-time. Restaurant was crowded, but that did not impact service at all. Food for prepared perfectly and portions were generous. Only issue was noise in the indoor awning covered area that made it difficult to converse with friends at dinner.

Tags: Seasonal, Waterfront, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The restaurant was located on Ocean Avenue which is beachfront and that was plenty of sidewalk tables. The menu was extensive The food was delicious The restaurant was very very crowded which is a good sign Overall we really loved it The bread basket in dipping oil’s were out of this world

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

service and food was very good. Waiter was fun and very helpful. would highly recommend.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent service. Food always good here. Unfortunately my mashed potatoes wee very cold on an otherwise great dish. No,big deal. Wine list is varied and affordable. We had an 8:30 reservation on Open Table and were seated by 8:31. There were a ton of people waiting. We were very impressed! And we got our preferred seating area to boot.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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