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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (22)
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Good for Anniversaries (14)
Romantic (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Good for a Date (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Worth the Drive (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Authentic (8)
Casual (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Cozy (6)
Fun (6)
People Watching (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Business Meals (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Live Sports (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Never disappoints !

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Casual, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 3 days ago

Lovely evening great food and service

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent food and service!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great location, delicious food, and outstanding service.

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing!!!! Will definitely be back!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

A terrific meal at phenomenal value. 3 of us each had the 3 -course $19.95 prix fixe dinner & everyone's meal was delicious. My cod livornese with risotto & vegetables was excellent - fish cooked to perfection. Minestrone first course & cake for dessert rounded out a lovely meal. Sat by the fireplace with ocean view. Service professional & friendly. We cant wait to go back...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Love this restaurant.
Food is amazing and the service is the best

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

This is a spot local to us that we have been meaning to try. Went for my birthday this past Sunday and were not disappointed. Late lunch and place filled up during the afternoon. Seems folks know this is a great option for a Sunday lunch. Unassuming from the outside but clean and bright atmosphere inside (in patio area enclosed for winter - cozier in the main dining area). Great location across from the beach. Nice menu of Italian, seafood and other options. We had fried calamari, Caesar salad, Fiesta salad, ravioli with meatballs with fresh san marzano tomato sauce, Penne vodka and the skirt steak sandwich (X's 2). Food was great. Desert just as good (bomba, choc mouse cake & tiramisu). Well priced. Dinner menu is more expansive and this is also a seafood oriented place. Service was very attentive. This would be 5 stars if not for the sound. Music was not loud (I enjoyed the tunes) but we were under a speaker and seated in what is the patio in the summer. Noise bounces. Hard to hear each other but while a little bit of a detraction from the experience, it did not spoil it by any means. Great experience .Definitely recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Extremely busy tonight. Sat at 8pm for a 7:30 reservation.

Good excellent as usual.

Worth the wait.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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 December 31, 2017

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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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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food5
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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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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 24, 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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food4
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 (San Francisco)·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 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 7, 2017

Great place . Even nicer without the summer crowds .

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 (New York Area)·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 29, 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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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 25, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 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 18, 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 11, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 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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 (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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