About La Dolce Vita - Detroit
High ceilings and romantic twinkling lights create a chic atmosphere, perfect for a drink and appetizer at the bar or a full dining experience.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet parking for lunch Tuesday-Friday. $5 Valet parking for dinner Tuesday-Sunday $2 Valet parking for Sunday brunch.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
If you need to book a reservation for a larger party please contact the restaurant directly. We do require a major credit card to hold tables for parties of ten guests or more. Thank you.
La Dolce Vita - Detroit Ratings and Reviews
What a charming restaurant. Had not bee ...
What a charming restaurant. Had not been here in a while, and just loved the atmosphere. Caesar Salad, made table-side, was best in recent memory. Pasta was done al dente and perfectly. My wife had Chicken Picata, and it was loaded with flavor. Served it with a sweet potato mash that was equally delicious. Friends had lasagna, that he enjoyed, and his wife had a veal dish that she loved as well. Excellent experience.
I was taking my daughter out to lunch an ...
I was taking my daughter out to lunch and she wanted to try escargot so we went to La Dolce Vita because they have the very best escargot in a puff pastry crust and a lemon butter sauce....terrific! She absolutely loved them and wants to go back. We both had a drink and those were also well made. We both had the daily special and it was a full serving of salmon, 2 pieces of tilapia, shrimp and scallops all served with killer potatoes....just a divine meal.
Our server was attentive and professional throughout the meal making the experience even better.
Anyone who wants a good dining experience should make La Dolce Vita their next destination. They will not be sorry.
This visit on a Tuesday night was for my ...
This visit on a Tuesday night was for my wife's birthday. We started off with a bad taste however when we pulled into unmarked parking lot adjacent to restaurant and parked our car only to be greeted by valet who informed us this was a valet lot and would be $5, unless we wanted to move our car to street parking. In my opinion, Lot needs to be clearly marked if they want to charge valet prices - especially on a very slow night. Outside patio was not opened even though it was unseasonably warm and the website said they had a special on patio on Tuesday Nights with no season specified . We have only been to the restaurant outside patio before and this would be our first dinner inside. We were seated right away as restaurant was not busy and first thing we noticed was that although the live music was nice, it was too loud and too fast tempted for small crowd there. We were competing with music to have conversation. Our waiter was attentive as was the bus boy, however they were TOO attentive! Our salads were served right after we got our bread, then meals came within minutes after that. Two of our three plates were cleared before my wife was even finished with both salads and main courses, leaving her to eat alone. A big pet peeve of my wife's. We basically felt like we downed this special meal and were done in an hour flat which made my wife unhappy. We don't usually eat out during the week and when we do, it is never this nice. The food was very good. But the fast paced rush rush service ruined the specialness of the occasion for us.
Unfortunately, it is not as good as it u ...
Unfortunately, it is not as good as it used to be. Our waitress was not very polished.
She did let us know that the gnocchi is not as fluffy as it used to be, because it's now store bought, not homemade like it used to be. That's a bad sign.
For the second time in a row we found the dining room way over-air-conditioned, way too cold. I see other reviewers mentioned the same thing.
Some stuff was still pretty good, but between the service and the food we don't think we'll bother coming back again.
The evening was to celebrate Sweetest Da ...
The evening was to celebrate Sweetest Day. My table was a party of six.
My experience that night was not like previous dining experiences. Specifically, the bread basket we had to ask for it; my husband and I preferred the Mix Grill (a non menu entree but on Special 3 previous times; most recently 10/12/16) that we didn't get and NOT told it wasn't available upon ordering, and finally, when my husband's meal was served, they dropped it with a small portion hitting my purse.
The above experience is NOT usual. In fact, it was the first time and I'm confident that it won't happen again.
The experience has not and will not deter my husband and I in the slightest from enjoying another meal at La Dolce Vita. The atmosphere, the service, the music, and the food will keep us going back again and again.
P.S.: it's around the corner from our home & it's a hidden gem in Detroit.
Beautiful atmosphere and spectacular ser ...
Beautiful atmosphere and spectacular service! I would like to offer three suggestions.
Use fresh squeezed orange juice for the mimosas. They would be 1200% better!
Have at least one vegan breakfast option. Not everyone eats eggs for breakfast.
Offer cappuccinos as a coffee option.
I wasn't too pleased that I had to infor ...
I wasn't too pleased that I had to inform the hostess once all of my party had arrived while sitting at the bar to ensure the availability of our table. If I had told her that the last guest had arrived, we would have remained at the bar unseated.
This is definitely a Detroit "Gem." (Wa ...
This is definitely a Detroit "Gem." (Warm temperatures that allow for dining in the courtyard make it even better.) The service is always outstanding, and the food is excellent. On this visit, we sampled the "Voodoo Shrimp" appetizer, which was absolutely delicious. The bleu cheese cole slaw on the side made the dish. I had the Veal Piccata (white wine and butter sauce), and my companion had the Filet and Scampi, which is one of the better dishes on the menu. Both selections were exceptional. Our server was attentive and made the entire experience that much better. LDV is, without a doubt, one of the more enjoyable places in the city.
Food was excellent and service was fast ...
Food was excellent and service was fast but our waitress was arguing with whom I believe was a manger about another customer and called her an elicit word, I hope you would have more repeat for your patrons then to do that out loud on the dinner floor
We were there for Sunday brunch on a day ...
We were there for Sunday brunch on a day when the weather was perfect for sitting outside. Noise level inside would have been very high. Table spacing also much more pleasant outside also. Highly recommend the brunch menu.
La Dolce Vita is a Detroit jewel. The a ...
La Dolce Vita is a Detroit jewel. The ambiance, the great tasting food and the customized dinning experience was to die for. The Pajama brunch was an excellent touch. I would recommend it to everyone that I meet. I love, love, loved it!!!!! I can't wait to go back.
We sat outdoors, which the ambiance was ...
We sat outdoors, which the ambiance was outstanding but the bees were bothersome. If it were only a few, it wouldn't have been too bad but there were so many!! They landed in our drinks!! Every table was using their napkins as swatting weapons!! Not sure I would recommend outdoor seating until the establishment gets the bees under control.
Great Italian restaurant. Summer dining ...
Great Italian restaurant. Summer dining is special on their patio. They usually have light entertainment on the weekends outside. Reasonably priced. Veal is excellent! Wine list is a little high but has some good stuff on it.
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