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 thing that stood out the most was th ...
The thing that stood out the most was thinking I knew exactly where the location was. Well I was kind of right, after driving past a couple of times we finally figured out the entrance. I guess this added to the intrigue of our first time dinning here. I must say I as well as my date was totally pleased with the entire dining experience. The decour, service, and food was splendid. What was even more pleasing was the fact that my date was totally enthused with the total experience and stated the she wants to go back again. I don't ever recall her saying that before...
The ambiance and service are wonderful. Our food was great - strongly recommend the caesar salad prepared at the table
Great experience again.
Great experience again.
We ended up sitting at the bar because our Bartender (blonde lady) was very friendly and attentive. Dinner turned into just appetizers and was amazing. I would recommend everything we ordered including the escargot, calamari, smoked salmon and the table-side caesar. The entertainment was great. Wonderful restaurant!
absolutely loved it there...the food sel ...
absolutely loved it there...the food selection was amazing..but most of all the service..would absolutely go again ...
Great Date Spot
The service was amazing; Antonio made great recommendations. The shrimp scampi is delicious and the chef was willing to make veal parm- which isn't on the menu. We topped dinner and wine off with the best coffee I've ever had.
Great service and food! Really enjoyed s ...
Great service and food! Really enjoyed sitting on the patio. I had no idea such a great restaurant was hidden away. Will definitely be back!
We've enjoyed our experience each time w ...
We've enjoyed our experience each time we've dined at La Dolce Vita. Top notch wait staff, delicious food and fantastic ambiance!
Hostess was extremely rude and refused t ...
Hostess was extremely rude and refused to sit us at a 4 top table when other 4 tops were available. They then claimed they were to busy as we watched the surrounding tables behind us remain open!!! Finally a manager sat us at the open table.. Very disappointed considering how often we go there.
This is my very favorite resturant for eating outside in the summer. The gaden is very lovely.
Feels like you're dining in Italy - and ...
Feels like you're dining in Italy - and don't let the location scare you. Valet parking in back, you forget where you're at - can't see Woodward from inside restaurant. Generous sized appetizer portions, great prices, and OH THE FLAVORS !!!! A must visit restaurant - you won't be disappointed.
Friendly staff, great service
Friendly staff, great service
Every meal (group of 6) was delicious. S ...
Every meal (group of 6) was delicious. Service superb!
We had a 745 reservation we weren't seated until 830 we were seated near a large table of Oprah wannabes they were very loud and annoying the food was good the service was good but the odor of the restaurant smells like bleach so very non-appetizing I believe Erie Street in Windsor Ontario is a much better place to go for Italian food
Excellent Food, Excellent venue, Romantic.
This is a 5 star place to impress that special person in your life.
Great food, not-so-great mimosas
The seafood quiche was excellent--and with the potatoes, we could have easily split it. The restaurant has a signature coffee with cinnamon which we did not care for but if you like a bit of cinnamon in your coffee you'll enjoy it. The mimosas, however, left almost everything to be desired. The orange juice was watery made-from-concentrate. For $6, they could serve mimosas made with really good orange juice and still make a nice profit.
A fantastic atmosphere with great servic ...
A fantastic atmosphere with great service and good food.
The food was good. The service was great ...
The food was good. The service was great. The entertainment .was really good.
Like the ambience and decor as well as w ...
Like the ambience and decor as well as wonderful food.
The food was ok. The service was very go ...
The food was ok. The service was very good
Love this place! Besides authentic Itali ...
Love this place! Besides authentic Italian Cuissean, the quaint Tuscan style of the building sets the mood for a great dining experience! Excellent service and knowledge staff! One of my favorites :)
Brunch is so good and great fun. Always outstanding food and service!
I love this restaurant but don't order perch.
My perch was served sandwiched between a sauce and mashed potatoes so it was soggy and didn't taste like perch at all.
great dinner at la dolce vita
we went to la dolce vita for my friends birthday. we had a great time. the food was great and the service was great too!
We were celebrating our wedding anniversary it was the best experience ever . Going back to celebrate my birthday this month with the rest of the family .For sure they will love the food like we did. Also will bring some friends so they can also experienced what my husband and I did .
Good italian food
Nice place to meet up near ferndale/detroit. if you can hit them up during restaurant week it's a great bargain. I hear their brunch is phenomenal. if you go during nice weather try to snag a spot outside. A little pricey but service and food are good.
Old School Elegance
Travel back in time to when Palmer Park was the place to live and you will find a neighborhood gem! Fabulous branch menu, solid dinner menu, beautiful surroundings and attentive service. The ONLY issue is finding the restaraunt. On east side of Woodward across from Palmer Park, but entrance is through alley off side street. Valet parking so it is safe. Treat yourself to an old school night out.
One meal came cold and had to sent back. Another meal, the vegetables were lukewarm. Do not think waiter was attentive as he could have been.
Our experience at dinner was outstanding.
For first timers, be warned that it is hard to identify the restaurant off Woodward. Look for a grilled outdoor seating area as you get near. Access to valet parking is through an alley north of the restaurant.
Favorite Detroit Restaurant
When doing to downtown, this is our favorite restaurant on the way.
Worth the drive
We have a La Dolce Vita in Shelby Township, about 3 miles away. Yet we drive almost 20 miles to visit the Woodward location because the ambience and the waiters make dining there so enjoyable.
Sunday morning brunch
The food is great and I love the bottomless Mimosas and live music. The atmosphere is loud and a bit chaotic -- so it isn't the right place for you if you are looking for a quiet, intimate brunch. Also -- be prepared to wait a bit for your table even with reservations.
Great food, noise level excessive
The music/noise level is conversation-prohibitive. We love the food, the service and the setting. However, when the music is playing it is difficult to have a normal dinner conversation.
Lunch With A Friend
Lunch was absolutely delightful! I would most certainly dine there again. It would have been more fun to have been in the midst of others in the restaurant. We were the only two people there after another two or three people left before we were served.
This was the first time my friend had be ...
This was the first time my friend had been to LDV. She ordered the salmon hash. Although she liked it, she would have preferred her eggs fried instead of poached. I really enjoyed my eggs sardou! Impeccable as always.
La Dolce Vita - Rocks Detroit!!
I love this restaurant. I love the food, the ambience, energy and great service. I have not had a bad experience, the most fun for brunch I have ever had. I would highly recommend this restaurant...come, this is the place to be seen. Small but mighty!!!! Bring your friends and family and enjoy the great jazz and meal to boot!
Service was good. Food, tasteless. Appetizers, calamari good, stuffed mushrooms, good. Artichokes, tasteless.
Great food in a warm and cozy atmosphere. Consistently good and professional service. Definately my go to place before and after downtown cultural events.
This was an awesome place to go for Brun ...
This was an awesome place to go for Brunch. Live music and the service as well as food was top notch. I truly enjoyed the area and the atmosphere. It was on point and I encourage anyone to have a reservation if they plan to attend because the wait times are long and the live band makes for a great interactive experience.
A Detroit Gem!
La Solve Vita, offers great service and food for the sophisticated foodie. If you are looking to dine in less than2 hours, this is the place. La Solve Vita , expects servers to flip their tables every hour and a half. This is my only downfall with this restaurant. After our time was up, the server was quick to let us know, that we had to leave. Bummer, for everyone at our table.
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