La Dolce Vita Ristorante

4.7
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105 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
La Dolce Vita is located in a European courtyard setting at International Shops off Prospect St. Loyal to its name La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life), is a place to sit back and relax in our cozy and romantic indoor dining room or our charming outdoor patio to enjoy a hearty meal along with a bottle of wine while listening to Italian tunes. We serve genuine Italian cuisine in a fine dining setting at affordable prices.

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ChristopherC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of the best quality/value ratios in LaJolla.

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vipSDfoodlover
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After 2 visits to this restaurant, it has quickly become one of my favorites in San Diego. Every visit brings me back to Italy, from the amazing food and the staff who truly have a love for serving the guests and are knowledgeable about the authentic Italian menu. Even the fresh made bread that they start you off with and homemade spread is amazing. Always a lovely experience. If you drive past the restaurant on the left, there is a parking garage after the first left turn. This self parking garage charges $7 vs. the $15 across the street or higher for valet at George's.

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TheWGuest
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a little treasure we found! We felt like we’d stepped into a little side alley restaurant in Venice. Quaint and nice. The waiter knew it was my son’s bday, and he brought a delicious tiramisu as a surprise! Apps, salad, and entrees were fantastic. We’d definitely head back on our next visit the area!

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vipJanKop
Kansas City
174 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful courtyard setting. Excellent food and service.

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vipMichael
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a hidden gem in the Village of La Jolla. Tucked away off of bustling Prospect, you are transported to Italy as you walk through the door... from the initial greeting by the host, to the atmosphere and attentive service and, of course, the amazing food! Buon appetito!

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Gdub
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Dolce Vita is a hidden La Jolla gem right across the street from Georges at the Cove. It's quiet ambiance, perfect dining music, and several "original" Italian waiters, create a setting as close to Italy that you will find in La Jolla.

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MichelleW
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were family table of 10 in for a wedding. The food, service was delicious. It was quite loud in the quaint house!

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MarkH
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are local but had never eaten here. We were shocked by the incredible food, great service, and surprising value for La Jolla. I suggest you tell friends and family to go here rather than the really pricey places across the street.

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RoseE
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service.

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vipllpierce
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is great. Waiters are Italian and provided amazing service. Delicious food and wine. I will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great and the bread they serve before the main entree was DELISH!

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vipBigtrain1965
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my girl went for Valentine’s Day and the food was amazing. Great atmosphere and the waiter spoke Italian which was cool.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I’ve dined here. This time we ate inside because it was chilly. The ambience is nice, the food is very good, and the service is the right blend of interest while not making one feel rushed. Last time I enjoyed their linguine with clams. This visit I enjoyed tasty veal with mushrooms. My companion really liked the short ribs. The bruschetta is good too. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal and service. Is always fun to meet the owners who are working hard to live out their passion with their own business.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for tbe amazing food and service. I had the chance to meet the chef what amazing experience. Will definitely be returning

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BobS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

we are locals and have many options in the village. La Dolce staff is friendly, charming and helpful. Like many restaurants some dishes are outstanding, others just ok. A couple of visits and you will certainly find your favorites. portions are very large and reasonably priced.

It has developed a following and seems to be very busy even mid week. A great find.

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RadovanZ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipLynniego
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had an excellent dinner and fantastic service with Rafael as our server. He was very informative and attentive and gave excellent meal suggestions. We will be coming back here again very soon to enjoy the delicious homemade pasta meals😊

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service at La Dolce Vita , my family and I had the most amazing evening . Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service at La Dolce Vita ,I love coming here .

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GlennL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The family and I went to La Dolce Vita while in town. We really enjoyed our experience from the service to the food. My wife had the lobster ravioli that she enjoyed and I had the seafood risotto that was delicious. I have to recommend both specials.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food great service. I had the pappardelle short rib must try , I loved the ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food great service. We really enjoyed the romantic ambiance , I’ll definitely recommend it to all my family and friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and amazing service , the man who runs the restaurant is a pro. Third time we come at This restaurant never disappoints

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy coming at La Dolce Vita , they treat me like family, the food is outstanding and the price for the area is just unbeatable. Love the food . I’ll be back

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just a really lovely atmosphere. Great live music and great food.

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collinsp
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect night. An intimate and fun atmosphere. Service is special: friendly, knowledgeable, and gracious. Exceptional food and wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

No complaints except the ambiance left something to be desired.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing evening filled with amazing food and wine , the music on Friday was just amazing. We enjoy the singer Luigi who’s been singing since . The food is spectacular

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vipTucsonMarc
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

There was a singer who could not sing. Really poor and made the dining experience intolerable. The food was a bit overcooked but ok. The noise and music was too much.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5<