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La Dolce Vita - Detroit, Detroit, MI

La Dolce Vita - Detroit

4.6
4.6
1336 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

High ceilings and romantic twinkling lights create a chic atmosphere, perfect for a drink and appetizer at the bar or a full dining experience.

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Booked 16 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (313) 865-0331

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Cross street

    Cedarhurst

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking for lunch Tuesday-Friday. $5 Valet parking for dinner Tuesday-Sunday $2 Valet parking for Sunday brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,336 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. J

    Judy48

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    La Dolce Vita never disappoints! The escargot is a wonderful appetizer and our entrees were perfect. We always look forward to our dinners there.

  2. c

    c0llegeparent

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We love this place. The service was spotty but our waitress seemed to be super busy with too many tables. Food is fabulous- ambiance great. I think it was just a super busy day .

  3. NS

    NumberSeven

    Detroit

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our new go-to-place for great food and excellent service. Antonio and crew can't be beat. The food was exceptional!! Great wine list. We can't wait to go back.

  4. K

    Kathryn

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Restaurant claims they did not have our reservation even though I received a confirmation from Open Table. They did seat us, though.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I were having a spontaneous night out and this place was the perfect choice. The valets are cool and professional, host is great, wait staff is awesome, the lasagna is the greatest.

  6. CG

    CathyG

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Dolce Vita is a family standby for special occasions. This visit did not disappoint! Great waitstaff.

  7. KM

    KMac

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I am gluten free & my pasta dinner was amazing!! We all enjoyed our food & jad a fabulous time.

  8. A

    Aneveningwithfriends

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Be sure to pick a nice evening and eat outside. Otherwise eat inside and order the lasagna.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Food was great! Our waitress was not. She never offered us menus, rushed us when it came to ordering & forgot our ceaser salad but charged it on our tab.

  10. C

    Crittereats

    Miami

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The lamb pasta was outstanding!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Subpar unfortunately as it was our 34th anniversary. The old fashioned was not an old fashioned — no orange, full of sugar and bright red cherries — a waste of woodford reserve. For $13 u can afford the right ingredients. Steaks were fatty and chewy - couldn’t even cut half. Wasn’t horrible but u expect more for $45 entree and $200 tab for 2.

  12. DA

    DABNOSE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service were excellent. Great patio too this place is awesome for a special dinner

  13. DG

    DorotaG

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love this place, everything is just perfect for me

  14. AM

    AmyM

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything thing was perfect form the moment we walked in the door… The service The food & Drinks were all amazing 😍 Looking forward to going back for brunch❗️

  15. AJ

    AngelaJ

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent location,food, and service. I came with 2 friends on their 1st visit. Both truly enjoyed the experience and plan to return

  16. M

    Mary

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Disappointed in the weather experience. The food was only fair, the bacon was not at all crispy as requested. The coffee cream was dolled out by the thimbleful. The waiter was perfunctory at best and $22 for a serving of tasteless lasagna without salad, soup or even a slice of bread was pushing the limit.

  17. NS

    NumberSeven

    Detroit

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An incredible restaurant!! The food was outstanding and the service was as good as it gets. We had Antonio as our server. He is one of the best servers in history. Knew his menu, provided excellent suggestions, and above all he was funny as heck. I can't wait to go back and I'm sure going to ask for Antonio again!

  18. FF

    FeliciaF

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was such an amazing! The food is always good!

  19. LT

    LorettaT

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brunch in the patio was fantastic. Service was super fast and the food was delicious, as usual.

  20. MC

    MotorCity23JEFF

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Although we haven't eaten at LVD in sometime...now we know it was waaaaay toooo looooong! Personally I was hoping that it was still as good as ever. And......IT WAS! Rina (sp?) our server could not have been nicer or more efficient, and it was also a very pleasant evening for the al fresco dining in the outdoor garden area. Our meals were great. Our server was fantastic. The entire meal/evening was top shelf. ZERO complaints...only praise! Great food and service with fair prices and a very decent drink/pour. Thanks!

  21. KM

    KarenM

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    the food and the service were excellent. we are never disappointed

  22. DC

    DebbieC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My family and I had a lovely dinner at LDV. From the food, to the service, to the place itself, everything was just wonderful. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone! I think that the outdoor seating is an extra bonus!

  23. LW

    LaiW

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service, food, and ambience were near perfect. We loved the courtyard.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience3

    The maître d’ was very rude from the beginning. When we first arrived, he was very short with us. He sat us at a table in a room where the lights were off and the table wasn’t set. I went and got place settings and a lit candle from another table. He never came over to the table to see how everything was except to tell us we were supposed to pay a cake cutting charge and didn’t. We didn’t know nor did we do the bill. We would have gladly paid if we were billed. Other than that, food and service was great. Our waitress was fabulous and very attentive.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2017

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    My Yelp review once had La Dolce Vita at 5-stars but, upon my last visit, I'm dropping it down to 1 based on how absurdly bad the service has become. This was my second time having this particular waiter, who is an older gentleman, and while I was willing to mark the first experience as an off-day this appears to be a pattern. Firstly, the building was basically crowded to capacity which does not make for an enjoyable experience so they could do with adjusting the limit as having constant chatter around you really ruins the atmosphere. Yet the main problem arose when placing our orders. Drinks were wrong and had to be sent back and 2 out of the 5 of us ordered crepes which arrived WAY ahead of everyone else's food. Our waiter said this had to do with the food being prepared in different stations and he acknowledged that they should have not come that early yet brought them anyway. Those who ordered crepes attempted to wait for everyone else's food to arrive but the dishes started to get cold. It was at least another 20-30 minutes before the rest of the food arrived. Then, when asking for the bills, we had to manually split everything up ourselves as we were told they could not be separated which I have had them do before without incident. Furthermore, items we were told we wouldn't be charged for had to be subtracted from our bill. This experience, which was meant to celebrate my brithday, was a mess and left me feeling embarrassed that I'd given it such high praise to those guests who were here for the first time. I'm seriously conflicted as to if or when I'll return, which is a serious let down as this has always been one of my absolute favorites.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2017

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    Just not what it used to be....times are a changing

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    37 reviews

    1.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2017

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    The service was horrible. Several orders were made wrong and our waiter kept insisting that we placed our orders wrong. It was suppose to be a treat for my girlfriend and I parents but it turned out to be a horrible experience. The eggs were not cooked as ordered which was scrambled instead they were brought out horribly running which is what we wanted to avoid.

  28. G

    Gail

    Detroit

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always enjoy our dining experience at La Dolce Vita. This was no exception. We went for Father's Day Brunch and it was the first time we had been there for brunch. It was outstanding!

  29. KB

    KBASSDETROIT

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my husband here for Fathers Day and as always, it was amazing. Brunch is always great. The food was awesome, our server Jason was amazing and the ambiance was great. The live jazz on the patio topped it off. Couldn't ask for anything better.

  30. SS

    SalmaS

    Detroit

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    I enjoyed La Dolce Vita. While they were out of my first preference for a vegetarian meal, they were happy to suggest another. The ambiance was romantic. I would go back!

  31. U

    Unhappy

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2017

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    Salmon served with mess hall style mashed potatoes. No love in the food. Could have gotten same at Applebees. Three years ago, we enjoyed our meal. Extremely disappointed this time. It was our anniversary and requested a quiet table. The hostess said we could sit next to the piano player because they were busy and needed the other tables. Mind you that we reserved with open table and requested the quiet table. Rude hostess. We will not return!!!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Comfortably surroundings, great place for a couple of hours to enjoy good food.

  33. E

    Esoto

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is phenomenal. It is A+. We have dined in France, Miami and Chicago. The food and service is fabulous.

  34. PD

    PalmDesertnomad

    Detroit

    311 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    311 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Aside from the quality of the food, which is outstanding, the joy of eating on their patio adds dimensions to the enjoyment of the meal. Their perch remains, justifiably, a signature dish.

  35. MS

    McarthurS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an excellent experience as usual. The food was outstanding along with service. Linda our waitress was great!

  36. ND

    NancyD

    Houston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great Sunday brunch. The mimosas were on point and $12 for bottomless. There was live jazz music and a nice mix of people. We sat in the courtyard and it was very lovely.

  37. NY

    NewYearsDining

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    This is a great spot. Very service-oriented. A great option for Sunday brunch!

  38. K

    Kimberly

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2017

    overall1food3service1ambience4

    From the moment we arrived to the parking lot, to dealing with the host at the front door, and eventually ending with our server and the busboy; everyone at this restaurant was incredibly rude. I booked the reservation one hour before they're closing time. The valet hesitated parking our cars and the host informed us that he may not be able to find us a table because they were so close to closing. I asked him why would they continue excepting reservations from OpenTable if they were not able to accommodate their guests so close to closing. He sat us outside in the courtyard, it was very nice, and before the waiter could say hello he said our kitchen is about to close do you guys know what you want? My friend interjected and said, "hello how are you". He didn't realize that he was, like everyone else, being extremely rude to us. I asked him if it was best if we ate somewhere else and if service was going to continue to be like this. He apologized for his rudeness and proceeded to get us some waters from the busboy. About 10 minutes into waiting for our food the busboy walked up and asked if we were done with our bread and if he can start clearing our table. We said no and that we hadn't even receive our food yet! At that point the waiter brought our food a few minutes later and we proceeded to eat and leave. I feel that this restaurant should stop their reservations two hours before they close, because their staff cannot provide friendly and adequate service to customers coming in at later times. Not to mention, there was a Caucasian couple that walked in after us that not only received their food before us but they received stellar service. They were waited on promptly, they received a friendly waiter, and they even stayed later than we did.I wonder if their experience was like ours?

  39. SS

    SixSalt

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The patio is a wonderful setting in which to enjoy a warm summer evening with friends. Food is always reliably good

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    I met friends there; they felt the $5 for parking on top of the cost of the food was excessive. They agreed La Dolce Vita was an excellent choice except for the parking fee and the run down area in which it's located.

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La Dolce Vita - Detroit is rated 4.6 stars by 1336 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 16 times today
Google Map for La Dolce Vita - Detroit

17546 Woodward Detroit, MI 48203

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cedarhurst

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking for lunch Tuesday-Friday. $5 Valet parking for dinner Tuesday-Sunday $2 Valet parking for Sunday brunch.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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