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La Dolce Vita

#6,303 of 17,733 Restaurants in London
#6,756 of 18,658 Places to Eat in London
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4-5 London Rd, London SE1 6JZ, England
(020)-7928-7138
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great rustic Italian restaurant

Went there with a couple of friends for a quiet evening, was greeted straight away by the friendly owner. Food was great and the portions were plentiful. I had the lasagne and one of my party had the calzone which he thoroughly enjoyed. The house red (as others have mentioned) is fantastic, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Rahul S
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English first
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The worst restaurant in the hole London the food was so cold and not fresh and i have worst service with the restaurant ,never eat here again.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We have been here so many times and it is still the best italian restaurant in the area. It's the cheapest one and the food is delightful. Antonio, the host, is a really kind and welcoming person. If you want to try real italian food, you got to go there.

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Pattingham, United Kingdom
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I wanted to eat out rather than in my hotel so jumped on the first bus that came along. I spotted the restaurant and jumped off the bus. Well I am glad I did. The outside decor is unassuming but inside is clean and bright. The staff are Italian. There is a specials board. I had antipasto misto which was... More 

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We lucked into this little Italian restaurant while recently visiting London and staying at the H10 Hotel on Waterloo Rd. If you're ever in the area, go visit Tony and be treated to a truly delicious home-cooked Italian dinner that will leave you very satisfied. We liked it so much we ate there twice and the food was terrific both... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a great visit at La Dolce Vita! We tried all the specials. Stuffed sweet red peppers, chicken and mushrooms in a white wine sauce, calzone, and ravioli in a truffle sauce. All delicious however the peppers were the true winner, if they have the peppers as a special get them because they are to die for! We also... More 

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Lincolnshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My hubby and I were staying at the H10 around the corner and needed a quick lunch - we dismissed this restaurant as too much for lunch and popped into the place next door for a toasted panini. - same staff, same kitchen! We asked for a glass of wine to go with and were directed back to the restaurant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Went there with a couple of friends for a quiet evening, was greeted straight away by the friendly owner. Food was great and the portions were plentiful. I had the lasagne and one of my party had the calzone which he thoroughly enjoyed. The house red (as others have mentioned) is fantastic, and very reasonably priced. A wine list would... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

We didn't order the food straight as one of my family members were running a bit late so we wanted to wait for them. The waiter then started making rude comments towards us such as "are you just going to fill your stomachs on the complementary bread" even though we hadn't asked once for him to refill the bread basket.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I highly recommend this place - a proper Italian restaurant. My mother and I popped into this restaurant for lunch at random as we were visiting Tibet Foundation down the road. After deciding the menu looked good, we walked in and were greeted by a friendly chef who seated us at a table of our choosing. After discussing our strict... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I work nearby in Waterloo and passed this restaurant on the bus home. I decided to have dinner there last Saturday with my girlfriend and was amazingly pleased with my findings. There was a great atmosphere in the restaurant and they seemed to be very busy! I enjoyed a starter of asparagus and pancetta whilst my girlfriend tried the stuffed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-5 London Rd, London SE1 6JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: (020)-7928-7138

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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