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La Dolce Vita

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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
'Delicious Food'

Finally got a table - definitely worth the wait, food was delicious and good value for money! A quaint layout, quiet small inside and if you don't mind talking over the other diners its a favourite because of the food. Maybe not enough wait staff but a definite repeat visit as food is divine. Book... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
rita_chandar
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love going to eat here, nice staff and very good service. I usually have the steak and it is always cooked perfectly.

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Thank 249004
Leicester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

I used to rate this as one of the top places to eat in Leicester, excellent authentic food and good service. I came back for my birthday after telling my friends how great it was. I felt like a bit of a fool afterwards as it was certainly nowhere near close to what I had previously experienced. Our table was... More 

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2 Thank Jessicat2007
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Used to love this place but after last nite have definitely paid my last visit . Hour wait for starters for our party of 8 . Arrived at 8pm and main served at 945pm . When complained the owner instead of apologising seemed to belittle our complaint .Even one of waiting staff joined in . This is the second time... More 

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1 Thank Dean H
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I have been to this restaurant many times. Always had lovely food but sadly I won't be going again as tonight we visited with a group of friends and we waited over an hour for our starter. We requested some garlic bread and olives and got a small bowl of dried bread. We didn't eat our mains until nearly 10pm... More 

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Thank Joanne G
Leicester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Finally got a table - definitely worth the wait, food was delicious and good value for money! A quaint layout, quiet small inside and if you don't mind talking over the other diners its a favourite because of the food. Maybe not enough wait staff but a definite repeat visit as food is divine. Book in advance or check in... More 

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Thank rita_chandar
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely evening and a lovely meal here. The food was quite basic but that could be down to our food choice. The chicken and bacon in peppercorn sauce I had was lovely though. Overall a nice evening

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Thank Sarah G
Leicester
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100 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

This must've been our 20th visit. Again excellent food & lovely friendly service. The tiramisu never fails to impress.

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Thank Michelle081
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Unsatisfactory meal. 1 veg portion provided for 3 people. Advised we would receive more but nothing further arrived. Despite this we went to pay for the meal to then be told that our card had been declined, twice! This was by no fault of our own but because the restaurant was busy? Advised the management of our disappointment and the... More 

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1 Thank Lisa G
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

It's like joining a perfect Italian family for a wonderful traditional perfectly cooked family meal. Really couldn't ask for more. Will definitely be eating here again . A wonderful little slice of Italy on out doorstep

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Thank Shabby C
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We came here to celebrate our Engagement. Food is fantastic quality and hearty sizes! Service is great, and menu is reasonably priced. There aren't many seats and can be busy if you haven't booked but we both thoroughly enjoyed our meals.

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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: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?