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La Dolce Vita Centro

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Av. Coba 87 | SM 3 downtown, Cancun 77500, Mexico (Av. Nader)
529988843393
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1:00 pm - 11:15 pm
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
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 small groups, business functions, parties, rehearsal dinners and other special events. Dress code: Casual, no cut off shirtsleeves for gentlemen. Private parking and free valet parking service.
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We have visited this restaurant since 1989. Food is great, staff is friendly and attentive. We enjoy the complimentary appetizers and the after dinner drink. I will be visiting again in January.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We have visited this restaurant since 1989. Food is great, staff is friendly and attentive. We enjoy the complimentary appetizers and the after dinner drink. I will be visiting again in January.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I'm American and my husband is Mexican and we were visiting Mexico and while in Cancun, we decided to try some Italian food. We were recommended by some friends that we should try La Dolce Vita. What a quaint and romantic restaurant! The owner comes by your table and makes sure you are very happy. I ordered the fresh stone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful dinner at La Dolce Vita. First, the service was very good with several complimentary appetizers which was a nice welcoming touch. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her salmon with dill sauce and I my pasta special of beef tenderloin tips in a red wine sauce over pasta. The best surprise is how reasonably priced La Dolce Vita... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We received a suggetion from our Hotel Marriott Casa Magna. We didn't want to travel 25 min by cab for dinner however it was well worth it! We were greeted at the door by several friendly people inviting us inside and I was pleasantly surprised by the nicely decorated dining room. After being seated the outstanding service began with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This restaurant was a little out of the way for us and seemed a bit out of place in Cancun. That being said, it was very welcoming, the food was good, and the service was great. They gave lots of great complimentary additions like bruschetta and a dessert drink.

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Mahopac, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

La Dolce Vita always exceeds our expectations! Juan is the perfect host - we always feel like we are being welcomed home. The food delicious and always fresh. Our waiter went out of his way to provide great service.

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Corona, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The food, service and hospitality from the owner was amazing. I recommend the Lobster Bisque. Another great entree was the Stuffed Puffed Pastry. We received complimentary after dinner drinks for the 5 of us from the owner. We had a wonderful dinner and are looking forward to returning next year!

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Bella Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We took our Italian friends there. We all were enamored by the graciousness and kindness of Juan. He was so giving I felt I wished everyone in business of any kind could witness this kindness and warmth. The food kept coming out- also small additions to what we ordered came out as well as a small dessert in addition to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We just returned from Cancun. We were staying at an all-inclusive, but decided to venture off property. La Dolce Vita was recommended to us by a family friend. It was a short cab ride from our hotel. The atmosphere was great. The lighting was dim, but not too dim. The noise level was fine. The decor was very quaint. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The La Dolce Vita is an Oasis of calm in the crazy world of Downtown Cancun. The staff are polite and knowledgable with a certain grace.The food was good and well presented . The overall experience was a pleasant evening in a relaxed ambience which was extremely enjoyable. I am sure we will return. Mick & family

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Coba 87 | SM 3 downtown, Cancun 77500, Mexico
    (Av. Nader)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
  • Phone Number: 529988843393

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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 small groups, business functions, parties, rehearsal dinners and other special events. Dress code: Casual, no cut off shirtsleeves for gentlemen. Private parking and free valet parking service.
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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