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
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.
La Dolce Vita is a wonderful place to ha ...
La Dolce Vita is a wonderful place to have dinner in the summer. The outside seating is in a courtyard and very little street noise comes through. Be aware that ldv is kind of hidden just off Woodward, but well worth finding!
If you like lasagna, you will love it here. Tableside service for a ceasar salad is great, too.
The atmosphere is friendly yet just eleg ...
The atmosphere is friendly yet just elegant enough to make it a "special occasion" place. The service was very good and the food was innovative and delicious. Overall it was a very good experience at a fair price.
The restaurant was great and the service ...
The restaurant was great and the service was very good. The only bad thing about the evening was the valet who was very aggressive. We paid for the valet using a CC inside the restaurant and of course included a tip. The valet was very upset that we didn't have the receipt to show him that we left a tip and asked multiple times. Very strange and considering the quality of the restaurant totally uncalled for.
LDV was a treat located in a less than a ...
LDV was a treat located in a less than amiable neighborhood. The building is difficult to find if you are not familiar with it and you must pull around to park (valet if you wish to find your car intact when you leave). The outdoor seating is very nice, but a little noisy given it's proximity to a main road and no baffling wall. The food and service are excellent. I highly recommend this literally hidden gem, but be safe arriving and departing.
La Dolce Vita is on our regular rotation ...
La Dolce Vita is on our regular rotation of favorite restaurants in the Detroit area. This visit we were part of a group of six, and each person order a different entree, i.e., Lasagna Bechamel, Ravioli D’ Aragosta Allo Zafferano, Sinfonia Di Mare, Scalloppine di Vitello al Barolo, and mine was the Cartoccio con Darna di Salmone. All plates were licked clean. Wonderful bread, wine list and scrumptious desserts. The atmosphere and waiter were terrific. Only reason I do not give a five star rating is that the salads were pathetic. Suggest to avoid and stick with soups and other appetizers.
Loved the fresh made lobster cakes! Gre ...
Loved the fresh made lobster cakes! Great Order off Menu....Free flowing Mimosas during brunch ~ Great Atmosphere
with Amazing two person band - very much like Carlos Santana Style! A must for brunch!
I'll be going back again soon! Request the Patio!
LDV is totally hidden as others have sai ...
LDV is totally hidden as others have said, but with navigation systems, super wasy to find the valet.
We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation but were seated immediately. We had a nice table near the bar. Not the best view for our engagement celebration, but the service, food and overall ambiance more than made up for it.
Our dinner arrived very quickly and were hot and delicious. I had lasagna and it was very good. My fiancée had a pasta trio and said he really enjoyed it.
Topped off with tiramasu which was delicious as well.
The outdoor patio looks very nice, which I would love to try for brunch.
Overall it was definitely a gem and we will certainly be back.
This restaurant was nice enough. I no l ...
This restaurant was nice enough. I no longer live in Detroit so my review may be skewed for someone who would have rather spent the time at a better restaurant, however, I dined here for Sunday brunch with my parents who are big fans. I found the food rather basic and nothing to really rave about which is probably why, as a non-local, I would have rather eaten at a better restaurant. It may be the perfect spot for Detroiters who aren't worried about maximizing dining experiences because they aren't local. The bottomless mimosas were fabulous, and well...bottomless. I ordered eggs benedict which isn't too difficult but I've had way better. The english muffin was pathetic to say the least, the eggs were not cooked well so it lost the creaminess that can make or break the dish. The home fries, or whatever they call them, were laughable. Most weren't fully cooked and they weren't seasoned well but I have yet to find a restaurant where home fries are done well, that should just be done away with all together in any restaurant in my opinion. Either way, the food was good enough for it to not be a terrible experience but Detroit has a fabulous food scene, so I would have rather gone somewhere else.
It is very nice, but we requested to sit ...
It is very nice, but we requested to sit outside and we showed up on time and still couldn't sit outside. There were tables available, but they said they try to reserve it for people with four or more people. I had three people with me. If you have the tables open let folks sit there. They have a outdoor bar, but that wasn't available either. The music wasn't even playing when we asked to sit outside and we only stayed for about 40 minutes and that was due to us waiting for the food to arrive. I get that some people like to sit outside all day and that's straight up rude, but we weren't trying to do that. But with that said the food was good.
While I don't think that the place "live ...
While I don't think that the place "lives up to the hype", I did think that it was a decent night out. The escargot was good, but I almost broke a tooth on (what looked like) two rocks inside of the dish. The plating of the food was mediocre (for the price/hype), and our server seemed a little overwhelmed (asked for a drink refresh, never got it). Overall, it was nice. I just don't think it's one of the top 10 spots in Detroit to dine.
This was our second time dining here and ...
This was our second time dining here and it was just as splendid as the first. I wondered if this time around would be just as memorable and it was even more so. I say that because La Dolce Vita delivered the same top notch service, quality delicious food, and even the entertainment in the form of a gentleman who is a very talented pianist and singer was superb. At most establishment's I've often had an outstanding meal and upon returning found a lack of consistency in the food and at times the service. Not here, thank you for delivering a top notch dining experience once again.
SHHH- Don't Tell
La Dolce Vita, Detroit, lovely romantic gem that is located no where near the hustle of the usual hot spots. This off the beaten path establishment offers all the décor and classic Italian cuisine of the European restaurants quaintly took along cobbled road sides; right in our own backyard. Its well kept secret existence is its key to their longevity and word of mouth its best advertisement..but "Shhh don't tell you heard this from us." Enjoy!!
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