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.
Detroit, MI 48203
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
It was our 15 year wedding anniversary which was mentioned on the open table restervation. We were seated against a wall at a two person table crowded in with four other tables. There were more romanic tables available but they remained empty throughout our dining experience. No one acknowledged our anniversary until the server did when he dropped off the bill. When I mentioned the note made in my reservation regarding our anniversary the hostess said "yes we saw that". So then I was quite dissapointed that while they knew it was obvious that making our special day memorable in the best way they instead blew it off and tainted it with their lack of interest. Our server was short, attentative but not at all friendly. I was never offered the chance to order a second drink. We should have stayed home, I won't be back willingly and would never trust them to honor a special occassion again. Oh did I forget to mention that I had my 40th birthday brunch there last year and they were rude then too, there is no third chance. Clearly they feel empowered by their current status but failure to take interest in every reservation will reflect on their status before too long.
This was my first time dining there. I was pleasantly surprised. It is really hidden and that could be by design considering the area but better signage would help as myself and my party drove past it a couple of times without realizing. That patio is amazing. I wished we could have dined out there but it was an extremely windy day. Perhaps next time as I will be back.
All 3 of us received cold plates of food that should have been served hot. We sent them back only to receive 3 more plates of cold food. What a disappointment!! Our server never came back to make sure we received hot food. I have dined here before and always had a great experience. This experience left a bad taste in our mouths. Unfortunately, we won't be back for a long time.
We went out for Sunday brunch to celebrate a birthday. I was asked when making the reservation if there was a special occasion and I mentioned why we were making the reservation. I wrongly assumed they would make note of that and maybe do something for the celebrant. That one was on me. I should have said something when we arrived but I did not. And they did nothing.
Our table was half in the middle of the doorway between the bar side and the dining side. In spite of the fact that there were many open tables, we were stuck there because other empty tables were reserved. We ate and left before the live music started. If we would have waited, I could have helped the drummer, his setup was close enough to me that I could have helped him play. Needless to say, I am glad I got out early.
The food was good, but not spectacular (which is what we were expecting based on recommendations from others). The wait staff was good, but we did feel like were were rushed out. The bus boy hovered nearby and when you had the last piece of food on your fork, he was reaching for the plate before the fork even hit your mouth. To me that is sure sign the restaurant wants you out of there ASAP. We would have had dessert, but it looked like they wanted us out of there quickly so we passed.
Also, the only parking is valet parking. There are no other options.
Based on our experience, I am not sure we would ever go back.
Love the atmosphere, the food, the excellent service, the drinks, everything. Waiter asked if we were celebrating a special occasion, to which we responded "our anniversary." Then dessert came out with "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate. Such a nice touch. This restaurant has become our tradition. And our favorite.
We've been here about 6 times and always enjoy the food/ambience. Particularly enjoyed watching our server make Caesar Salad by the table- which was also delicious. Just one of our party was disappointed that the lasagna had no meat-but he didn't carefully read the description. My chicken/eggplant dish was wonderful.
I absolutely love this place and the staff is "AWESOME", and the other diners are extremely friendly as well. I dine at this establishment at least once a month, sometimes weekly. I love the food, its great!!! Also, The valet staff is Awesome and always pleasant. Great place to dine, I highly recommend it to others.
I had a reservation for two for 1:30 the hostess tells me it will be a 10-15 minute wait ....why take reservations & then tell guests to wait behooves me to to top matters off the person I was meeting was very late due to a family emergency the hostess refused to seat me before my "entire party" arrived. I made this reservation I was timely & should have been seated right away. After waiting 20 minutes the owner or manager stepped in and instructed the hostess to let me sit down !! It was infuriating I had a reservation & should have been seated when I arrived despite my companions delay
we were seated immediately, which was very nice. The overall experience was fair as a result of our server often disappeared for long periods of time. He that not occurred it would have been a great experience. Food was well prepared. Nice atmosphere, piano was nice touch. We will return in hopes of better service.
I love eating here. We were sat in the first table & the sir was blowing hard on us. After we all ordered coffee the waiter had the blower turned down for a short while. When the waiter was telling the special my friend by the glass ( there were 6 of us ) said " I can't hear you". The waiter replied there were too many people for him to speak louder. That set the night off poorly with some... all in all it was a great night , waiter was anita rude. I do t get it but that's the fact!!
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