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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), 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
Beautiful place..that is all it is... Fo ...
Beautiful place..that is all it is... Food is not just bad..it is terrible... they can not even make a good breakfast.. bus people spilled coffee and water and never even looked at us... waiter wanted to tell us how to eat..my husband said no hashbrowns please..and he said..yes I will bring them someone will eat them..imagine that..my husband did not want them on his plate and that is his choice to make..most places will offer him some sliced tomatoes or something instead..I am at a loss as to why they can serve this bad of food and stay popular..
I want to add a good note here..hostess and bartender were very nice
My fettucine was clumpy instead of cream ...
My fettucine was clumpy instead of creamy. I would of preferred the shrimp tails would have been taken off. Also thought my Manhattan was overpriced and it's presentation was nothing special. Our waiter and valet person were very professional and accommodating.
Celebrating a 50th Anniversary...everyth ...
Celebrating a 50th Anniversary...everything was perfect!!! Service by Frank was impeccable...Francesco the chef..came out and spoke with us! Couldn't be any more complimentary to everyone and everything. The Anniversary couple that were my guests..their first visit..were SO impressed.
Disappointing and not worth the drive fr ...
Disappointing and not worth the drive from the suburbs. Veal scallopini was dry and tasteless but the sauce with artichokes, mushrooms and capers was flavorful. Husband's lasagne was very good. Minestrone very good but not memorable. Only gluten free penne pasta available which doesn't suit many of the seafood entrees on the menu. Need a GF spaghetti or better yet linguini noodle.
Luciano's in Clinton Twp and La Zingara on Erie St in Windsor much better for authentic Italian food. Original Andiamo's in Warren better. Dated, musty smelling decor needs freshening up. Outdoor patio was full of bees now in August but would be pretty with the lights strung in the trees at night.
Once again our dinner was delicious, the ...
Once again our dinner was delicious, the service was the usual fantastic, the atmosphere was just right to celebrate our anniversary. La Dolce Vita is our favorite special occasion restaurant in Detroit. We will be back!
This restaurant, chef and staff are most ...
This restaurant, chef and staff are most inviting. The menu is generous. Presentation is comparable to any 5 star restaurant. We have had occasion to join in on wine tastings of the past and the food continues to remain incredible. Thanks for making my husband's 75th birthday celebration so special.
We ate our dinner on their lovely patio ...
We ate our dinner on their lovely patio - which is the main reason we come here. The service was very attentive and accommodating. We each had a different veal dish and both, Marsala and piccata, were prepared perfectly. The Marsala was not the heavy, gooey, sauce you often get. This was light and very tasty. Lots of food, though. We both ended up taking some home. If you support the local classical radio station, WRCJ, you will get a punch card giving you a BOGO free dinner.
Waiter got our soups but not our appetiz ...
Waiter got our soups but not our appetizer. Brought my wife the wrong dish( had eggplant in it, not chicken). Asked him if there was chicken in it, he said there was (there wasn't). Finally explained to him after reviewing the menu again it wasn't what she ordered. Wife didn't want to wait for another dish to be made. Gave us 1 free dessert for the trouble. We literally only ordered 5 things (only water to drink) and he got 2 of them wrong. Terrible service. If you sit by the road outside its loud, lots of cars. No salt on the food. Bread is cold. Went to Olive Garden 3 days later it was 10x better than this place.
This was probably one on my LEAST enjoya ...
This was probably one on my LEAST enjoyable visits. My friend is a full figure woman with a 3yr that has arms and hands that moved at warp speed. At first they set us at a table seated for 4, then they told us we cldnt stay there because they needed to keep the larger seating for larger groups. They moved us to a quaint 2 seat table, this was embarrassing , uncomfortable, inconsiderate and disappointing. Everything on our table was on the ledge. The baby grabbed the utensils (knife and fork) no injuries but very unnessary.
We had a delightful dinner. The food is ...
We had a delightful dinner. The food is very good - solid traditional Italian. Nice sized portions. Good service. We dined on the patio and it was threatening rain. They were very concerned and asked if we wanted to go inside or have an umbrella. We got the umbrella. My sister tells me they have a very good brunch. It's a good, traditional restaurant that cares about their food.
Pretty much forced to use valet parking ...
Pretty much forced to use valet parking due to parking lot set-up and neighborhood. Staff friendly. Outdoor area like little secret garden-pleasant except music too loud. Food good for most part, perhaps a tad too salty for my taste, but companion is picky eater and felt it was good. Authentic menu choices. Reasonable prices.
Have heard about their brunch for a long ...
Have heard about their brunch for a long time. this isn't one of those large buffets but they had a list of about 15-20 standard entrees but done with a twist; Shrimp eggs benedict, (they make their hollandaise), something with salmon, french toast stuffed with marscapone,etc. There were 3 specials too, quiche, pasta and omelette. i tried the seafood omelette. it was a bit expensive but was a generous size and had lots of seafood. The service was excellent & very attentive. They are time sensitive and there is a "table limit " and the hostess very tactfully let us know that we needed to give up the table. And on a busy Sunday i can appreciate that.
I've dined at La Dolce Vita since a neig ...
I've dined at La Dolce Vita since a neighborhood event. Ea time since, has been better. My husband & I for date night; my mother & I; and then my daughter & I ...ea time was memorable. I'm a lifetimer of La Dolce Vita!!
This was my 2nd visit. Brought family v ...
This was my 2nd visit. Brought family visiting from Vegas. Ambiance and service was great. Wish I could say the same for our food. Eggplant appetizer overcooked too tough. Main course Perch was served luke warm to cool for 2 of us, afraid to send back for re-heat.. 3rd meal, Salmon not cooked thoroughly through and through also served not warm. Sorbet desserts phenomenal !
The staff was very polite and efficient. ...
The staff was very polite and efficient. The food was delicious and the presentation was picturesque. My guests and I had chicken pasta, lamb chops, and lobster ravioli. Antonio was very attentive and provided wonderful recommendations for dinner. LDV is a beautiful gem and one of Detroit's best kept secrets!
I recommended LDV for a friends get toge ...
I recommended LDV for a friends get together. No one had been before. Was astonished, at its location and completely blown away when they entered the court yard. LDV did not disappoint.
Food was excellent, entertainment on point not to mention outstanding service.
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