LA DOLCE VITA

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48 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Life is good when you eat our authentic Italian cuisine! Enjoy our pasta, pizza, subs, soups, or salads on-site or in the comfort of your own home thanks to our delivery service.

We also offer catering services for small or large groups so make your next event a "Dolce Vita" celebration.
What 48 People Are Saying
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3.8
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner as usual

MB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very pleased with the experience at La Dolce Vita -- food was excellent. Will definitely recommend to others.

A
Philadelphia
81 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

Our experience at La Dolce Vita was mixed. The servers were very capable and super friendly. The food was good, although the veal was not as tender as we like it. I requested a side of vegetables instead of pasta but was sorry when a plate of mushrooms and overcooked spinach appeared - my fault for not asking first what the vegetables would be. The restaurant is very clean and bright but it is in a former firehouse and the acoustics are terrible. Despite the place not being particularly crowded, we were swamped with noise from a nearby table. The folks weren't being exceptionally loud, it's just that the sound carries and echos off the ceiling. That said, the quality of my chicken was excellent and I would go there again and perhaps sit outside.

LD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious Italian specialties. Generous portions. BYOB

FR
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

We like the food there but we went as a family to celebrate a birthday and it was very hot and I think they could have used more wait help. Our food was good but my son's alfredo wasn't up to par. It took a long time for all of our meals to be served so my daughter in law received her meal long after the first meal was served. They could do something to help with the noise it is very loud in there and hard to talk at the table .

h
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! Food was excellent, portions huge! Our server was awesome! She did a wonderful job and we loved her great personality! Celebrated my son’s birthday. Was a great night and I already told many people how much we enjoyed it! We will definitely return soon!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was awesome!

SC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were great. Only concern is placement of the rest rooms in the center of dining area proximate to my table.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service! Hidden gem in Easton!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time customers.

Very friendly , nice place...service very good...food..really good even gulten free pasta...the sauce is just great!
Will be back!

C
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been there before for a family party. This time just the two of us. Service was quick, very attentive. Good food, large portions and as full as we were we had to save room for dessert. I recommend it .

m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic, homemade food! Large portions! Would definitely return here!

JC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was very good food. It’s nice that it’s BYOB. The waitress was great. She was attentive and knew about the menu. I had the Occo Boco. It was served with barley in a heavy graveyard/ sauce but without a vegetable. It was delicious but I think a vegetable sauté would improve the presentation and I like a vegetable with dinner!

c
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven't found a better Italian restaurant within 50 miles of the Lehigh Valley. There are some restaurants that are very very good but La Dolce Vita takes it one step better. It was as though my mother and grandmother (both deceased) were there in the kitchen cooking - superb food quality and
quantity. We will continue to support this very fine establishment.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is an exceptional place. The food is great and you definitely cannot find a better service. Thank you Jesse!!!
You are THE BEST.

I
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The braciole and osso bucco was fabulous! Least I forget the delicious polenta...
Thank you for yet another scrumptious dinner!

LS
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our second time to La Dolce Vita. Each time the service was friendly and the food delicious. The garlic knots are amazing!!!! It was a great place to eat on a Friday night. Although is was busy, the noise level remained low enough to carry on a conversation. We will be back.

AM
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Antipasto salad was delicious. Chicken with portobello mushrooms in marsala sauce was great and a huge portion.

I
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always outstanding food and service!

EE
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal. Authentic Italian meal

FM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great quality meals! 1st time at LA DOLCE VITA and can't wait to go back!

D
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Too noisy. Couldn’t hear each other. My husband received his meal 10-15 minutes before the test of us. Salad was served while we were still eating appetizers

H
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been here a couple of times, and like it for its extensive Italian fare. We also like to dine at BYOB. We can bring a wine of our own choosing, without the substantial mark up you get at a restaurant with its own bar.

Food was excellent with large portions. Too large to come close to finishing. We always have leftovers here. Both of our entrees were great and came out nice and hot, just as we like.

The only complaint was that we felt rushed. We were served our salad promptly, and it was very good. But both my wife and I were barely half way done with the salads, when our entrees were brought. There was not even enough room to have everything on the table. When we dine, we like to take our time. One course at a time. We like to take time to talk, and enjoy our bottle of wine. I don't like being served our entrees so quickly, rather finish my first course, have a little time, then bring the entree. When we dine out, it is not unusual to take two to two and a half hours from the time we arrive until the check is paid. We dine in New York City a lot, and that is the pace we are used to.

Still a nice restaurant, with good food, and our server was excellent. Just wished she had checked our table to see how far along we were with our first course.

Still love the place and will return.

JS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

La Dolce Vita delivers quality food and is located in a quiet neighborhood. The Garlic bread served with the meal was delicious and the main courses were flavorful.

S
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Came here for Mother's Day. It is a BYOB. Food and service was good.

JA
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so delicious . Sal the owner is a fun friendly guy. Service was very good,didn't have to wait long for food to come. Seemed like everyone in the place was happy and hungry. Would definitely go again and highly recommend it for everyone. Best Italian food in the lehigh valley.

4
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my third time to dine at LA Dolce Vita. This time we took some friends with us . The food was excellent as usual and Sal was very pleasant. He even gave us a glass of his homemade wine. I just wish the lighting was turned down a bit and that the noise level could be turned down some. We will be back and so will !y friends.

H
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Very good veal dishes. Too loud for conversation, more help is needed for table service.

M
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finally got to go there well worth the wait food is amazing a lot of it staff are kind and thoughtful what a great place

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very friendly and excellent food. As expected busy for New year's Eve. I would go back and recommend. Casual environment.

RD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighborhood gem. Cooked to order. Fabulous delicious food. Inexpensive and s byob!!! Service was on top. A favorite!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Friendly staff, great food, quick service, large portions, byob.

d
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good Italian food. Bread is awesome, you can get garlic or no garlic.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Waitress was awesome. Place was dead, no real need for a reservation. Food was excellent for the most part. Speghetti sauce and meatballs were on the bland side.

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Soso would not return

HU
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Stay away from this wanta-be restaurant. Meal was overly spiced and salty. Italian Wedding soup had a high sodium content.

OT
Poconos
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The outside was offputting and we were going to cancel and go somewhere else but decided to go in. I'm sure glad we did. The inside was really nice and quaint. Server was very friendly. Food was amazing. Will defintely go back again.

BF
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was amazing. This is my second time there and both times the food was prepared with love. You can just tell seeing it that the staff and chef love what they do.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for dinner with friends. Restaurant came well recommended. The food was outstanding. Each of us loved our meal. Some of the best meatballs I've ever had.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Service was a little slow but not worth complaining over and they have a very laid back casual feel, it's a little loud even with only 4-5 tables of people due to the large open space and hard flooring which doesn't absorb sound. The food was fantastic though, staff was very friendly and it was a great value, huge portions! Would definitely go back!! Oh and the free limoncello at the end was a nice treat and very tasty!