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La Dolce Vita

36 Narborough Road, Leicester LE3 0BQ, England
0116 254 0006
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Ranked #137 of 819 restaurants in Leicester
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This was probably our 6th visit to Dolce Vita in three years, returning, as we have always enjoyed the food and intimacy of the venue. On booking the previous day my partner had asked for an 8.15 booking as he was travelling back from London. He was asked if we could make it 8pm instead so he said we would... More

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Lancashire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Not the fanciest restaurant I have ever been to but food was great, service very friendly and excellent value for money! Atmosphere of a little bistro.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

One of the best meals my partner and I have had out in a long time. The waitress was wonderful, the food was beautiful and the atmosphere was warm and friendly. I would without a doubt recommend, and we'll definitely be coming back. Having worked in catering I'm hard to impress, and I can fault nothing.

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England
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

There were 8 of us who had gone out for a family meal for my grandfathers birthday, with high hopes of this restaurant after coming many times years ago, but since, is clearly under new management. We arrived at the restaurant and sat down, some of our family smoke so 2 were outside smoking and 6 of us were at... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Amazing food for kids and adults. The pizza was the best pizza I have ever had. The pasta was also very good though. The service was very good and the price was reasonable for the food and considering London is very expensive.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

After reading reviews on Trip Advisor and having the restaurant personally recommended by my Brother and his wife, me and my partner decided to try it out. I don't usually go for Italian food, but this has turned me. We didn't book, but managed to get a table. It looked quite busy, so best to book perhaps! The food was... More

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We visited this Italian restaurant for a family meal although it was a midweek visit it was not that busy .Six of us sat down to a very enjoyable meal with various choices , we all had starters only three had deserts .It is a family run restaurant with pleasant music that was not to loud ,its a small place... More

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9 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We chose La dolce vita for a catch up with friends having read so many good reviews. We made the right choice! Superb freshly cooked food, the pork special was just fab and friendly attentive service all evening. The restaurant itself has a simple homely feel but the food and welcome alone make it worth the visit!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

A friend booked a table for 7.15 pm at La Dolce Vita for a party of six to celebrate my birthday despite some of the poor reviews. Unfortunately, we ended up leaving the restaurant without even ordering our meal! When we arrived the proprietor said he had made 'a mistake' with the booking as a couple were having a meal... More

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ladolcevita_12, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

In response to your review, particularly with regard to my "lack of charm", I must make readers aware of your groups lack of patience. A rare mistake was made with your booking and it was explained clearly if you had listened. The couple who were eating at your table would be asked to move on completion of their main course.... More

Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Went to his restaraunt after being recommended by a family member who has been numerous times. The restaraunt is situated on Narborough Road in Leicester which is a busy road. I used to travel past this restaraunt twice a day onto my way to work and never noticed it. The restaraunt is quite small however it gives it a homely... More

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