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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
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 25
    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
Good food and service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Cheese37
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UK
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
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 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 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
1 review
2 helpful votes 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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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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leicester
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19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Little optimistic when my husband said he had booked us a table as had a bad experience on last visit. So glad we went. Restaurant atmosphere brilliant, drinks wonderful, service wonderful, food out of this world. Absolutely lovely evening. Cant wait to go back!!

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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Usually a great gem of a restaurant,but last night on valentine night was the last time I will be going,it was very cold andevery time the door was opened it stayed open bringing in icy winds,we ordered 4 meals two rare steaks which were well done and we had to ask 3 yes 3 times for the 3 bowl of... More 

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

Im sorry you didnt enjoy your last visit to us particularly as you had enjoyed previous visits. Despite you moving tables to sit next to the heater im sorry you still felt cold. The meal was sent out with the usual side orders of salad, fries and roast potatoes. You decided to order extra side orders of fries and these... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This is the last time we will visit this restaurant. It's a shame as we have previously been many times. We recommended this to our friends who we went with. We booked for 8.30 and arrived at 8.20 the door was LOCKED. When we knocked a.few times the waitress opened it. The place was busy as usual and we went... More 

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

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your last experience at La Dolce Vita. To clarify, the door must have been locked accidentally by a customer and we apologise for that inconvenience. As you were early, we did not have your table available at that time as the previous customers were just paying... More 

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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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?