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36 Narborough Road, Leicester LE3 0BQ, England
0116 254 0006
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, good atmosphere, proper Italian

This is what I would call a 'proper Italian', it's honest, home-cooked, tasty food, that has the ability to wow! I have been through my fair share of Italians in my time, the tiramisu here was truly something special. Was a wonderful evening out with friends and would be back in a heart beat. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Ross N
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is what I would call a 'proper Italian', it's honest, home-cooked, tasty food, that has the ability to wow! I have been through my fair share of Italians in my time, the tiramisu here was truly something special. Was a wonderful evening out with friends and would be back in a heart beat. The wine list is comprehensive and... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great homely Italian restaurant with excellent food and great staff one of my all time favourites where we have spent many an enjoyable late night

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Earl Shilton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A small and friendly Italian restaurant, good service and excellent food at a reasonable price. Been before and will certainly go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This has got to be one of my favourite italian restaurants, the food and service is consistently good. A lovely place to eat :)

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UK
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Food and drink where excellent apart from the veal which was slightly over cooked. The staff where very accommodating and offered us anything else we wanted. There was a large party in and had to wait a little while but we didn't mind. This was the best value Italian in leicester Boyle of wine from £10 and mains from £6.... More 

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Leicester
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It pains me to write this review because I've visited La Dolce Vita numerous times over the years and have always come away happy. Visited for a friend's birthday on Saturday night and the service was massively disappointing. First off it seemed to take forever to get everyone a drink. Myself and my girlfriend arrived a bit early and two... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The food was very bland, spaghetti carbonora was mediocre at best, I have cooked better myself and have little to no training in food. The other meal, pollo pepperanara was an absolute discrace, it was literally a chicken breast covered in a tin of chopped tomatos with a few peppers thrown in, honestly zero flavor whatsoever. The service was bad,... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food and wine, the service was impeccable, a lovely clean presentable restaurant and staff to match, prices not to expensive, will definitely visit again.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

First of all, this is an Italian restaurant where you don't have pizza on the menu. So keep that in mind if you're planning to go there. The waitress was a very sweet and nice girl, but that was not enough to satisfy us. She was Polish, who obviously did not understand English perfectly. We asked for coke without ice... More 

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Ratby
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

6 of us went for a meal last night (Sunday 1st March) booked for 7:30 .......Why on earth should we be the only ones in the restaurant?. We all had different starters and only 2 of us had the same main course, all very nice well presented and hot with various side orders of veg, There was a good variety... More 

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Additional Information about La Dolce Vita

Address: 36 Narborough Road, Leicester LE3 0BQ, England
Phone Number: 0116 254 0006
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36 Narborough Road, Leicester LE3 0BQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: 0116 254 0006

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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