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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

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Good for a Date (19)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Casual (16)
Romantic (15)
Authentic (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Fun (12)
People Watching (12)
Cozy (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Seasonal (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Business Meals (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Spicy (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

It was good

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

Great place . Even nicer without the summer crowds .

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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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 (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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

First I must say almost walked out had a reservation for 7pm. Got there place was packed. That's ok it happens. But hostess kept insisting that I had 730 reservation. Which from the email we both had was 7pm
If she would have let it go there wouldn't have been an issue at all. Went to find a spot at the bar. Finally got that. Was getting ready to leave. When the two bartenders changed the whole night around with their great. Attitudes They apologized. For the conditions. They got crushed unexpectedly
We ended up staying and eating at the bar because of their professionalism. And great attitudes. Wouldn't even think of coming back but now I will give this place another chance , meal and drinks were good
Praise to Alex and. Don.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Have been going to La Dolce for a while. On this particular night, I think they overbooked. Our waiter was great, as is typical of this place, but definitely stretched thin. They jammed a few extra tables into the main dining room, which was not good for anyone. As usual, the food was great and came out in a timely fashion. We will continue to go here. It is a favorite.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Non attentive server, forgot to ring out appetizer, cancelled it as I already was eating my main course, still pushed it on me. Main course: Chilean sea bass - very bland , underseasoned, horribly plated, overpriced!!!
Would only go back fir drinks as it is right by the ocean

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

This restaurant is one of the best Italian finds in New Jersey. Fantastic food and nice ambiance. The staff are seasoned and most of all friendly and with a smile.
We love it.

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Fun, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Ocean front dining, the food & service was outstanding. Will definitly go again !!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Beautiful view on the beach in Belmar. Well prepared italian seafood focused menu. Saturday after Labor Day and the place was still humming along and packed. Loud, energetic atmosphere which is nice on a Saturday night. Service was on point.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Always delicious!

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was a little salty extremely busy waiter was busy with other tables Food did not reflect price. Will probably not go back. Asbury much nicer restaurants

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food was excellent but the experience was ruined by extremely poor acoustics and noise level, very tight seating and inattentive service. Perhaps they were short-staffed but no excuse for the noise.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our server, Danny, was very friendly, attentive and quick to respond to our questions and requests. He is definitely an asset to La Dolce Vita.
Unfortunately the weather that night was heavy rain, very dreary & chilly. We were rained on as we ate our dinner in the glass enclosed outdoor room. Hopefully the defects can be repaired properly so no more leaks drip and dampen future diners !

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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