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La Dolce Vita of Belmar

4.4
601 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Waterfront
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  • Special Occasion
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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm;

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

Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(732) 749-3177
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
4th Ave.
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Entertainment
Full Service Bar year round.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wine
What 601 People Are Saying
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4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Wonderful experience great food well run restaurant will be back again

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Outstanding service, food and ambience!!

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

I have eaten at this restaurant several times and my usual rating would be a 5 star. This time we visited during Restaurant Week unknown to us. The place was packed and I believe the quality of the food suffered because of that. I ordered Clams Casino and received Clams Oreganata. I ordered my steak medium rare and received it medium almost well done. I was disappointed but the flavor was still good. The waiter did offer me a free dessert to compensate for the errors. I'll be back because I know this was out of character for this restaurant.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food! We had the appetizers family style and they were outstanding. The service was exceptional. The location is perfect. Nothing beats overlooking the ocean as you dine.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was the Delicious. Generous portions. Great service. Wonderful time.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Good food, nice view of ocean. Very enjoyable evening

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Went with family on a cold Saturday night. Was seated in the front room and got blasted with cold air every time someone came in or left the restaurant. Be forewarned if it's cold and that's where you're seated. Our waiter was excellent and attentive even on a busy Saturday night. As for the food, it ranged from the very good (the Pasta Sapore di Mare with fish and the fish salad) to the pretty good (caprese salad) to the pretty bad (the clams orreganata tasted like sea water according to my wife ). The Zuppa di pesce had a good flavor but some of the large pieces of fish were bland and rubbery. It was disappointing that some of the dishes were really off the mark since some of the dishes were very good. I guess you need to know which items to order but not sure we'll go back to find out.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Solid Italian restaurant with good options

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Hostess desk too confined and not much room for guests to stand waiting for tables without feeling like we were in the way. Patio dining room a little loud for my liking and don't care much when servers loudly dump dishes in a bin when clearing tables. But food was good so will try again on a less busy night.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great food, great specials on both food & wine, great service! Love sitting out on the enclosed, heated patio

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Consistently good food in a relaxed atmosphere. We will be back again!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Excellent food and wine. Anastasia provided FABULOUS service!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We decided on La Dolce Vita for out Easter dinner this year. We have been there before and love their food. Our Easter dinner was delicious, but it was so crowded with extra tables, that people could not get past. It was a little chaotic. However, our server was a very nice and efficient man, and the food was fabulous, so overall we enjoyed our dinner. Maybe next year they should consider having a few less tables.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Came for Easter dinner with my family and left very happy with an exceptional meal.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Lunch by the waterfront. Special menu, exceptional waiter, beautiful view. All items separate, so it can be pricy, but considering the day it was reasonable. We had 2 guests not arrive, but the restaurant easily accommodated us. GREAT VIEW, wonderful food. The stuffed artichoke and the bread were notable.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always a delicious experience. Service is excellent. This time it was not as crowded because of holidays so we were able to enjoy cocktails first at the pretty bar.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The food and service were great!!!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We had a truly fantastic evening. Food, service & atmosphere were outstanding! Best pork chop I've ever had!!! Loved our waiter Daniel. Can't wait to go back again!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Outstanding food and service, as usual. Restaurant is popular all year round

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food and the service was very good despite a packed house. We visit every time we're in the area and have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

As usually the food was outstanding ! The service was good and the waiter was very pleasant and helpful !

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

This restaurant is one of my favs. But this time the food was just ok. Hot food on cold plates, never a good idea. Perhaps just an off night?

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Our go to favorite!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Have to tell you the pistachio sea bass is one of the best In Monmouth County!

The Crab cakes are huge and full of flavor with a sweet sauce !

Excellent service always!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Met friends for dinner. Reservation was on time. Great atmosphere courteous server and delicious food .

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Never disappoints !

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great service and good food. Only problem was large table with family were screaming and made a romantic date difficult as we couldn't hear over this large obnoxious family.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Love this place, the owners, the servers, the View and food.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great time I would go again, nice and romantic if you want nice food

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Nice place for lunch w the view of the ocean. We were there twice recently and enjoyable. It would have been nice if they did something special for Valentine's Day, such as a special menu. Nothing to note the day.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Lovely evening great food and service

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Dinner was good. Person at the greeting desk was very rude and totally ignored us.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent food and service!

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

As always, La Dolce Vita was a pleaser. The staff, service and food are exceptional! Highly recommend the Veal Scaloppine Saltimbocca!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great location, delicious food, and outstanding service.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a lovely 39th anniversary tonight! Italy was very close. Wonderful food, surroundings and amazing waiter! We love celebrating important moments with Dolce Vita. We are blessed indeed.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

This is a regular spot for us and we will go back, but our Saturday night meal was uneven. Some flaws in the food prep and the service a bit rushed even though it was not crowded. The place looks great. Hope it goes back up to its previous high standards.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Our server Anastasia was excellent and very attentive to our needs. Outstanding service.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

I have always wanted to try. I made a 7:30 reservation and sat to eat at 8:20. Way to many people!!!! To crowded and way over booked!!!! I didn’t like my meal at all!!!! My husband got 3 little little pieces of veal, imbarrasing!!!!!we will never go back!!!!

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