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
The service was outstanding. It was by f ...
The service was outstanding. It was by far the best service that I have ever experienced in a restaurant. The ambiance was comforting, the food was great and the overall experience was above expectations. I'm definitely looking forward to returning.
Arrived for Sunday brunch. The Mimosas w ...
Arrived for Sunday brunch. The Mimosas were excellent as was the meal. The ambience sets it off with a very cool vibe and customers that were dressed to the nines. We were casual dressed and felt very comfortable.
This was the first time at La Dolce Vita ...
This was the first time at La Dolce Vita and found the food to be excellent. It is not in the best neighborhood and nearly incognito as one of the letters "L" was stolen from the LDV on the building but fortunately for the good mapping we found it. The server was excellent and well informed and the pasta sampler was great. I will definitely come back again and again.
Delicious Lake Erie Perch with capers an ...
Delicious Lake Erie Perch with capers and white wine sauce would have been even more delicious with a lighter vegetable such as zuchini, and less heavy potatoes. Calamari appetizer was out of this world. Could be a light meal. Next time!!
The food is extremely good. There are ot ...
The food is extremely good. There are others doing creative magic and this is not what La Dolce Vita does. They take standards and make them better than anyone else in the city. The service here for a busy new years eve was excellent. Anthony was our waiter. Even the valet service guy (Mo?) was incredible.
Went for New Year's Eve. We were seated ...
Went for New Year's Eve. We were seated and given a special menu for that evening. We overheard the table next to us asking questions about entirely different food. We asked server and she said that yes, there was another menu and it was up to the hostess if tables were given both menus. We were not happy! Server wasn't happy to be put in that situation either.
Ambiance was good, however the server wa ...
Ambiance was good, however the server was not great. He never smiled, might have been new, never gave us the specials, and when asked how the chef's choice lamb chops were prepared he said: grilled, we wanted to know what came with it. Food was good, but for the price not a lot came with it. We also got dessert, they didn't have espresso or cappuccino, just coffee (this is an Italian restaurant, right?) and the desserts were cold but tasted good. Won't be going back, there are better Italian restaurants in SE Michigan.
Everything was exceptional. Great food, ...
Everything was exceptional. Great food, great service, great atmosphere, great drinks. The chicken picata was the best I ever had. And the southern comfort Manhatten I ordered was also the best tasting I ever had. First time I went and looking forward to going again.
This was my first time at LaDolceVita bu ...
This was my first time at LaDolceVita but my daughter's third time. We went on Christmas Eve. The stuffed mushrooms are killer as well as all of our entrees! Love the piano player playing and singing Christmas songs. It was a great experience and we will be back!
We were again very pleased with food, se ...
We were again very pleased with food, service and ambiance. Unfortunately we had a big party of 30 next to us who were extremely noisy at times which made it difficult to talk at our table. The house recognized it and served us free dessert for the inconvenience!!! Thank you! Very much appreciated!
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LA DOLCE VITA AND EACH ...
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LA DOLCE VITA AND EACH VISIT IS AN EXPERIENCE FOR ME, HOWEVER, IT DISTURBS ME THAT WHEN ASKED WHAT IS YOUR PREFERENCE AND IT IS TOTALLY IGNORED. ON THE LAST TWO (2) VISITS I MADE RESERVATIONS AND REQUESTED TO BE SEATED IN A PARTICULAR AREA, AND EACH TIME I WAS NOT COMPENSATED IN THAT REGARD, ALTHOUGH THE PREVIOUS VISIT MIX UP I WAS PROMISED THAT MY NEXT VISIT WOULD BE COMPENSATED IN THAT AREA AND SEATED PER REQUEST .... IT DIDNT HAPPEN, IN FACT I GOT THE SAME LAME EXCUSE THAT SOMEONE ELSE WANTED IT AND BECAUSE THEY FIGURED THAT WOULD NOT BE LONG THEY OBLIGED THEM. GUESS WHAT ..... THERE WERE STILL THERE WHEN WE LEFT 2 1/2 HRS. LATER. DONT COUNT OF BEING SEATED WHERE YOU REQUEST, BE PREPARED TO GET IN WHERE YOU FIT IN..... ALL OTHER WAS GREAT AND MY WAITRESS WAS "SUPERB", I LOVED HER, SHE IS SIMPLY THE BEST!!!
We went here on our fourth anniversary b ...
We went here on our fourth anniversary because our first date was here. The food is good and the drinks are good. The only problem I had was that nothing stood out to make us want to return and the service staff was wearing pajamas which was kind of off. It was borderline creepy in a nice restaurant.
Our group of 4 was unanimous in highest ...
Our group of 4 was unanimous in highest praise for the food, service, and ambience. The restaurant is a hidden jewel, mostly out of view from Woodward Ave., across from Palmer Park. The valet parking ($5) in back is reassuring to those who might feel uncomfortable parking on the street. I am surprised that this place has not gotten more attention as one of our metro area's best restaurants.
First time there- tried awhile ago and c ...
First time there- tried awhile ago and could not find it! GPS found it this time, thank goodness. Quick dinner as we were heading to another party but it was fantastic and we will be back! LDV salad was delicious and the lobster ravioli was fabulous. Lovely atmosphere and friendly, excellent service!
Really a lovely evening. Service was exc ...
Really a lovely evening. Service was excellent and the food was delicious. We enjoyed the specials offered for 'restaurant week' - which were creative and beautifully plated. Just a great experience overall. Merci...
As posted on their website, ldv is "Detr ...
As posted on their website, ldv is "Detroit's Best Kept Secret".
We have so far never been disappointed even after our third visit. Our friends joining last Tuesday agreed that it was a great experience and probably the best Italian cuisine they ate in a long time.
Attentive, knowledgeable service never intrusive, great atmosphere and ambiance, and the food is very authentic Italian: the Lasagne Bechamel is a dream and plentiful - can be easily shared, the Caeser Salad is prepared table-side fresh from scratch, and the other appetizers are also delicious ...
Toty Viola on the guitar plays jazzy tunes I believe only on Tuesday evenings.
We were celebrating a 97th Birthday and ...
We were celebrating a 97th Birthday and the employees were very accommodating and went out of their way to make our evening a success. All of our expectations were met. Our waitress Jackie could not have been nicer. Some members of our party had dietary constraints and she was very knowledgeable of the menu choices and made her recommendations, which we found extremely helpful. We all had different entrees and they were enjoyed by all. Thank you for making our evening so special...we will be back soon.
The night started out with outstanding s ...
The night started out with outstanding service. They started out by making sure we were comfortable with the items on the menu.
I opted for the Cesar Salad for two which was 'prepared' tableside. It was the best Cesar Salad I have ever had in my life by far.
I finished the evening off with the recommended Lamb Chops and Scampi. Both were very delicious.
I will be a regular from now on.
The only thing I didn't like was the parking. I never do valet and parking on the streets nearby is downright scary.
What a wonderful experience! We came fo ...
What a wonderful experience! We came for the Sunday Pajama Brunch (2nd Sunday of the month) and had a total blast! They even gave us a complimentary bottle of champagne for wearing the best PJs! Our server was amazing. I can't remember her name, but she was just absolutely fabulous! She kept our glasses filled and our table happy. The food came out amazingly quick and was delicious! Thank you LDV for giving us a wonderful Sunday Brunch!
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