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
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!!
The restaurant is one of Detroit's finest hidden gems. Great Italian food and wine selection. Thought the service could have been a little more attentive, but a busy Saturday eve on a nice day. Live pianist in the background, too. :)
Great 1st Anniversary dinner spot.
My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at La Dolce Vita last Saturday evening. Every thing from our cocktails, appetizers, table side made Caesar Salad to our entrees was absolutely delicious. Our server was full of historic tidbits about the area, and a wealth of knowledge in every aspect of the menu and evening specials. Our dining experience could not have been better. We will definitely go back.
Our waiter was outstanding. This was a business/meeting lunch and our waiter was extremely conscientious and attentive.
2 of us had the chicken caesar salad which wasn't very good. The plate was too small and it was bland.
However, one of our guests had the perch which was very good
A great neighborhood gem. Hidden away on a main thoroughfare (an oxymoron?), La Dolce Vita is one of the better places in Detroit. Besides the great food and wonderful atmosphere, there's a certain "feel" to the place that exceeds almost every other Detroit restaurant. It's definitely a "diamond in the rough."
Always delicious. I didn't give it 5 stars because we were put in the back room with two large parties (and one baby). The back room is not nearly as romantic and lovely as the front. Also, the waiter, Antonio, was very over the top. Too many interruptions to move our flatware, dishes, and glasses around. Obvious overuse of Italian was just silly. However, everything we ordered was prepared perfectly and delicious.
This was my first experience at LDV. My expectations were possibly too high but I think those expectations were based on other reviews. They do a decent job at most things. Service, ambiance, food, drink/wine selection BUT I feel they need to up their game in light of all the fantastic restaurants in the area that are popping up. I will give them another try when the weather is nicer because from what I could tell on a cold February evening is that they have an incredible patio dining space!
Dining at LDV is always a great experience. The food is wonderful and the service is great. The location is a drive-by so you have to know it's there and that it is truly worth the trip! The variety of folks who also dine there is fun and very eclectic. We love it
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