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
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
We arrived last night a bit early (10 minutes) for our 6pm reservation and were informed that it would be a while before we were seated. Our group went to the bar and had a drink and after 30 minutes we inquired on the status of our table. We were told it might be a bit longer. Ultimately we were seated in the back room that lacked sufficient heat. I asked to have the heat turned on. Dinner took longer that normal. However the food was outstanding. Too bad they ran out of bread! Yes they really did.
I have been going to La Dolce Vita for many years. Unfortunately this will be my last visit. Good luck if you make a reservation.
Four of us went for brunch on a Sunday. We started off with the bottomless mimosas! 3 at the table order the special quiche of the day which they all love. I ordered the salmon hash which I expected to be hash with some salmon. Totally the opposite! If you are a salmon lover this is a dish for you. It was literally all salmon with some hash. Delicious coffee and wonderful desserts!
If you make a reservation or just pop in and try to get a table be sure to ask for Jacqueline! She was absolutely wonderful. She also goes by Jackie.
We've already made our next reservation and have requested Jacqueline for her outstanding service.
The location was an unexpected surprise. Very nice ambience. Artichoke appetizer was delicious, although it was advertised to include spinach, and we had to ask for the spinach because it was not on the plate. Food tasty and presented nicely. Wine prices are reasonable. Interesting desserts. Valet was exceptionally courteous.
I went there with four people for the Detroit restaurant week event. All three of our appetizers including the artichoke, and Caesars salad were tremendous. All three of us enjoyed our main courses which included three types of pasta, A pasta with meatballs and mushrooms, and an Ahi -Tuna. The deserts included ice cream and an incredible apple pie. The service was on point and the piano playing very nice to listen to. We would most certainly go back again.
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