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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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
Best Italian found in Mexico

Everything exceeded our expectations. How good could an Italian restaurant in Mexico be -- Exceptional. We were warmly greeted at the door. The food was extremely flavorful and perfect portion sizes. The service was very good -- they were attentive but not hovering or making us feel rushed. It was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Farmington, Utah
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Farmington, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Everything exceeded our expectations. How good could an Italian restaurant in Mexico be -- Exceptional. We were warmly greeted at the door. The food was extremely flavorful and perfect portion sizes. The service was very good -- they were attentive but not hovering or making us feel rushed. It was very evident that they considered each and every patron a... More 

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Merrimack, nh
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We went for desert and we're not disappointed. Great stuff, big selection and service was great. The atmosphere was also fantastic. Everyone should visit if craving Italian food in cancun.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is such a nice restaurant. Roman was our waiter & he couldn't have been any nicer. He's been with the restaurant for as long as we've been going there. Over 25 years! Lovely evening finished by bananas foster. I drool on my keyboard as I remember this ...

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Millis, Massachusetts
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35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Unbelievable Italian dinner, started with the appetizers, quail pate seafood soup. Dinner was excellent with grilled grouper with garlic and cilantro sauce. The dessert was perfect .I cannot wait to go back again next time in cancun A new favorite!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The restaurant sits on the curve of a busy street in Cancun. Don't let that deter you. It's quaint atmosphere begins the experience. We were seen to our table and immediately had a waiter begin to take care of us. The menu is broad enough that even our semi-picky 12 year old found something she gobbled up. They give you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

25 years and counting. Although we stay at an all-inclusive resort for three weeks we always go to LDV at least once. The food, service, and experience are phenomenal. Tell Juan that

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Seaside Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We have been dining at the marvelous restaurant since the late 1980s. Each year when we are staying at our time share, we make a point to dine at la Dolce Vita at least twice. One week we went 4 times !! (My husband absolutely loves their Veal Parmigiana!)The food is absolutely delicious and the service is impeccable. The owners... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I read the reviews and was so disappointed. Food and service lacking. Staff did nothing to rectify unsavory dish.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I recently visited Cancun Mexico. For dinner I tried to go to the top ranked restaurant in Cancun. They were booked for the night and I did not have reservations. They gave me a business card for La Dolce Vita which was a few blocks away. It was Italian food which caused me some concern since I am gluten intolerant.... More 

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LaGrange, Georgia
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We were very distraught when La Dolce Vita left the hotel zone after many years. We always went our first night in Cancun. Last week we went to the original downtown restaurant & it was exceptional. Great food & service. My favorite is always the veal scalopine.

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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, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?