La Dolce Vita Ristorante
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Lady Fingers Soaked in Espresso Layered with Sweet Mascarpone. Topped with Chocolate Shavings
Homemade Italian Sausage, Mushrooms, Asparagus, Parmesan
Lobster Cream Sauce, Asparagus
Owner is great
Fantastic service and the food is INCREDIBLE!
Delicious food. Great festive outdoor atmosphere. They had nice gluten free options as well. The sweet life! Yes, that’s what it felt like. Yum.
I have been going here for 20+ years, and it never disappoints! The last visit was also exceptional, both service, ambiance and the food! Not to mention the prices are very reasonable, way to go!
This please, make me feel like Home, Excellent Service and Delicious Food as Always...
We liked this restaurant so much we went twice in 4 days! Food is amazing.
Just excellent. Food delicious and overall great experience.
Wonderful food and service
Great spot overall! The staff were awesome and caring, food came out quickly, and tasted great for the most part. Wish they had more options for non-alcoholic drinks instead of just Coke, diet Coke, and Sprite. Ambience is really nice, if you're sitting outside in the courtyard it feels like you're actually in Italy. Loved the ambience, staff, and value for money. I'll be back! 🙂
Very cute place tucked away in the International shops alley on prospect st in La Jolla. Food was average; nothing special or extraordinary. Service was a bit confusing - they brought our our main course before the salad and only realized the mistake once I reminded them. Lively scene for la jollans
Incredibly friendly host (I think the owner) and staff! The food was wonderful! Blue cheese salad was very unique and a perfect combination of flavors. I had the penne alla vodka, which was one of the best versions I’ve ever had. The other best had the Caesar salad and lasagna....both great,
Try this place; you’ll love it!
Great service, tasty food.
Very loud, rushed dining experience. food was good but decor was shabby. Loud and not ideal for great La Jolla location.
Very good food and service. Atmosphere was very pleasant and the food was delicious. My table share the burrata and carpaccio and both were excellent. The burrata was served with arugula and prosciutto. I had the risotto with mushrooms, asparagus and Italian sausage which was very nice.
Everything was really delicious. We tried 3 different salads, all nice sized portions and freshly prepared. It was my first time trying the lasagna and wow- amazing and the portion was HUGE! My friends got the spaghetti and meatballs but substituted the spaghetti with the fresh house made pasta. They really enjoyed that as well. And of course, the cannoli and tiramisu were delicious. Can’t wait to go back!
Amazing wine selection and specials!
Best Italian in San Diego, hands down. Incredible flavors, amazing staff, great atmosphere. Indoors, outdoors, whatever you like, great seating in a cozy environment. Great wine selection, phenomenal dipping sauce, and great appetizers.
This place is amazing. The ambiance, the waiters were super friendly and welcoming. And the food was really good!
The food was amazing. Very authentic. The staff was friendly
Absolutely wonderful! Food was fantastic and loved sitting outside. They were a little busy, but still very attentive and gave us free dessert for our wait. Would recommend 100%
Always excellent food!
Cute little place. Food is good, not great. Biggest complaint is the music. It's a weird Euro-Techno-Pop and it's horrible. I can image how this outdoor atmosphere with twinkling lights would be so much better if the music was soft jazz, or Sinatra, or even bossanova. But this annoying techno music really killed the vibe and was entirely inappropriate.
They also charged me for a more expensive wine than I ordered.
Probably won't return. Too many other places nearby with better food and a better vibe.
The food was over the top good! The patio is lovely. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Overall fantastic experience. I can't wait to go back.
Excellent food. I highly recommend this restaurant.
We love this place! We come every time someone is in town visiting to show them what a small, family owned italian restaurant is really like. The service is very quick and the food is to die for. I have tried 6 of their entrees now and each one has been delicious. I would recommend this place to anyone.
Amazing food, great staff and I loved the atmosphere!
On our vacation my husband and I were looking for a nice place to have a meal together. La Dolce Vita did not disappoint! Great food and service in a casual atmosphere.
Love this place! Authentic Italian food, people, service and ambiance! They even moved a table inside for me simply because it was cold. I’ve been going here for years and they never disappoint!
The service was slow, but the food was delicious!!
Love this place! Amazing food & great prices. I come here every chance I get!
We had the most AMAZING family dinner here. It was absolutely perfect - the food, the ambiance the service. Love that the owners were so hands on. Highly recommend for any occasion :)
Excellent authentic Italian food paired with attentive service.
Lovely evening, terrific, quiet music, and good food.
The food was so good and service was on point it was a beautiful place to dine at nigth love it so much thank you
Great food in a wonderful part of La Jolla!
Was outstanding food and service
Fantastic experience all around. Best Italian food in San Diego.
Absolutely delish! Would go back over and and over.
I didn’t think you could find real Italian food in California- this place was legit! The entire staff was friendly, gracious and attentive. Portions were huge and food excellent. Short ribs with saffron risotto and veal dish were amazing and we had leftovers to enjoy the next day. Bread came out hot with a nice olive oil tomato dip. Ok wine selection. Cant beat the cute courtyard that got you off the busy streets and into a relaxed atmosphere. Perfect evening and hidden gem in la jolla!
worst customer service ever.
La Dolce Vita Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. La Dolce Vita Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 454-2524.
La Dolce Vita Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 250 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.