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La Dolce Vita

#6,933 of 17,349 Restaurants in London
#7,450 of 18,273 Places to Eat in London
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4-5 London Rd, London SE1 6JZ, England
(020)-7928-7138
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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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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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Trento
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We took my nephew here yesterday for a birthday lunch- what a mistake! He had wanted steak, but it was "off". Instead he ordered a Carbonara, which turned out to be disappointingly bland. My husband had fish which was fine, but the accompanying potatoes looked and tasted as if they'd been left over from the week before. As for my... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I went to this italian restaurant with some friends. we were looking for a good italian restaurant where we could eat proper italian food and this was the perfect place. the food was amazing and Antonio and Mimmo were so nice with us and i felt like home (beacause i'm from Italy). we definitely come back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

We had a nice evening here! Good, authentic Italian food, really nice service and good prices. Everything you wish for! We would come back.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This restaurant is a little out of the way being 10 minutes walk from Waterloo station but an absolute find! A group of 6 of us went on Saturday night and had fantastic food, even better service and the house wine is spot on. The price is cheap for what you get and cooked to your taste. I will absolutely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is an amazing place, if you can go to it every night, the last time I had Italian food THAT delicious was when I was in Italy, just amazing

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This restaurant looks very basic from the outside but we had read other good reviews so took a chance as it was very close to Waterloo and we were delighted we did. This Italian restaurant serves wonderful real food, cooked when ordered. Excellent food, wine and the owner is great. The portions are large so go with a good appetite... More 

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

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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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