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
Homemade Italian Sausage, Mushrooms, Asparagus, Parmesan
Lady Fingers Soaked in Espresso Layered with Sweet Mascarpone. Topped with Chocolate Shavings
Lobster Cream Sauce, Asparagus
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.
The chef and owner were very welcoming. Our first time at La Dolce Vita & my son's 3rd. What a wonderful menu full of flavors. Food was phenomenal. Wine choices were great with different vineyards and price points. The owner was so welcoming and continued to check on the patrons to ensure they had a beautiful experience. The outside cove area was romantic and the voice from other tables moderate. What a lovely dining/date experience. Looking forward to another visit when we are in the area!
Ludo was on top of it. He was our server and we went with his recommendations on food and wine--couldn't have been better. The ambience was very soothing and despite it being a cold night, the wind is blocked by the buildings. There are so many things on the menu I would recommend going with what the server suggests--it's the first time I've been to a restaurant and not read every line on a menu. Everything we saw seemed like it would be great. If you're looking for a quaint and authenticate Italian place, this is where to go
This place is amazing! Great food and awesome staff. My favorite Italian ristorante.
It started out great, our wine and apps came to the table quickly. Our entrees took much longer and seemed to have been warmed up in a microwave. The steak was over cooked and the tortellini was not the best. But overall, it was acceptable.
Amazing food and service as usual. Thank you for all the effort to make my evening special
Excellent service. Super happy. We will definitely be back.
We love this restaurant. The food and the ambiance is fantastic. Restaurant owner Alfio and his team make you feel welcome and valued from the moment you walk in! Other restaurants could take a lesson from them.
Outdoor dining in the courtyard along with the energy among its customers and staff make it a enjoyable evening.
I would highly recommend La Dolve Vita!
We went for a Diner and everything was delusions, they have an amazing service ...
Best service, food was excellent and the ambience was perfect.
Very good food and value. Server forgot to tell us there were specials, so we missed out on those options. He also forgot to put in our appetizer order. But I'm not going to boycott the place due to some minor errors. It's a cozy, quaint restaurant, and we will come back for another tasty, reasonably-priced meal.
Alfio is the man! The food was incredible!
I can’t say enough good things about this place. The food was the best Italian food I have had in Southern Ca and the service was excellent. One of my new favorite spots.
It was awesome. Service was great, menu had a ton of good choices. I don’t know what kinda bread they give you but it was damn good. Plus the sauce was incredible. Not too expensive, offers outdoor dining, and tastes great. Will go again!
I was visiting, and came to LDV again because it was so good and the service was outstanding.
Absolutely wonderful! All of the dishes were delicious, the waiter paired the perfect wines and the service was outstanding!
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 4.8 stars by 234 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.