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Av. Coba 87 | SM 3, Cancun 77500, Mexico (Av. Nader)
998 8843393
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1:00 pm - 11:15 pm
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Since 1983 La Dolce Vita Centro has been consistently rated as one of the...
Since 1983 La Dolce Vita Centro has been consistently rated as one of the top restaurants in Cancun, serving fresh seafood and homemade pasta, owned and operated by Tim Savio and Juan J. Casal. Dolce Vita means "Sweet Life" in Italian and that is how an evening here will make you feel. Our loyal clientele highly recommend the award winning signature dish Boquinete Dolce Vita, a local snapper topped with shrimp and mushrooms, enclosed in puff pastry, and served with lobster sauce. The service is refined and friendly, and dinner specials change daily to match the season. Ourdiverse wine list from around the world complements the dinner. La Dolce Vita is an ideal setting for groups, business functions, parties, weddings, rehearsal dinners and other special events. Our events coordinator can arrange a special menu for your party.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the best Italian restaurants in Cancun Downtown.

We went there for a lunch with friends and were surprised how we haven't seen this place before. I am living in Cancun for 2 years now and have never been there before. Menu is perfectly elaborated, food quality and price are excellent. Don't skip the desert - you will regret it! Especially... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
MarieKireeva
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Cancun, Mexico
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Cancun, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We went there for a lunch with friends and were surprised how we haven't seen this place before. I am living in Cancun for 2 years now and have never been there before. Menu is perfectly elaborated, food quality and price are excellent. Don't skip the desert - you will regret it! Especially Chocolate Mouse!

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We've celebrated our last 20 anniversaries at La Dolce Vita. Although they've relocated to the Centro Downtown area. The ambiance, food, hospitality, service and prices remain the best in Cancun. I would recommend making reservations in advance if you are a party of four or more. If you are traveling from the "hotel zone" it is worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The original and still standing La Dolce Vita remains wonderful! It's great service, food quality and price cannot be beat. Will always be a favorite.

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My girlfriend and I were not disappointed with La Dolce Vita. The customer service was fantastic, with the owner more than happy to chat about different wines, salsas and personal recommendations.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Took a party of 6 here for dinner and each of us ordered something different from the menu. Every meal was served with beautiful presentation and was absolutely delicious. First time visit for us all but wow, what a treat. The owner, Juan was there that eve and made us feel extremely special. An absolute must visit if you are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

For the people who are traveling to Cancun they should go and have a relaxing and enjoyable dinner, lunch or just something to eat at La Dolce Vita. From the start, the Chef's delight made us feel comfortable to ease into our selection. One of the best pizza and sauce that I have tasted: Need to try Pizza Margarita. Then... More 

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Overland Park,KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Ambience is romantic, lots of attention to detail and excellent personal service with special little extras from the owner. Seafood risotto and seafood pasta were just what we were craving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The service was impeccable, the food amazing. Good wine list (with good knowledge of it by our waiter) and to finish off, a shot on the house and a cab ordered for us and the price fixed to less than we paid to get there. One of the two best meals we had this week - too close to call... More 

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Riverton, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Nice combination of food, service, and atmosphere! We also have a gluten free member of our party and they made a special effort to see that she was taken care of. Apps we ordered they brought out special gluten free apps. Expensive for Cancun but compared to nice restaurants in bigger cities I would consider it a bargain. With drinks,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely the very best restaurant in Cancun... the entire staff was wonderful... the food was awesome! The quaint, cozy atmosphere and delicious food will make you want to go back for more and more! We had the best time enjoying every thing about La Dolce Vita! From the Atmosphere, Staff, Appetizers, Wine... to the Main Course, down to the After... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Coba 87 | SM 3, Cancun 77500, Mexico
    (Av. Nader)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
  • Phone Number: 998 8843393

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups

Description

Since 1983 La Dolce Vita Centro has been consistently rated as one of the top restaurants in Cancun, serving fresh seafood and homemade pasta, owned and operated by Tim Savio and Juan J. Casal. Dolce Vita means "Sweet Life" in Italian and that is how an evening here will make you feel. Our loyal clientele highly recommend the award winning signature dish Boquinete Dolce Vita, a local snapper topped with shrimp and mushrooms, enclosed in puff pastry, and served with lobster sauce. The service is refined and friendly, and dinner specials change daily to match the season. Ourdiverse wine list from around the world complements the dinner. La Dolce Vita is an ideal setting for groups, business functions, parties, weddings, rehearsal dinners and other special events. Our events coordinator can arrange a special menu for your party.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 11:15 pm

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