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La Dolce Vita

#5,295 of 18,317 Restaurants in London
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4-5 London Rd, London SE1 6JZ, England
(020)-7928-7138
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Late Night

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  • 25
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    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
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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
Most recent review
A great Italian, an unexpected find.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Carolyn A
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Weymouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We've been here twice and both times the food has been cooked to perfection, they serve real Italian food here. Good wine too! The staff are also very friendly - definitely worth a visit if you're in the area! It is on the pricer side, but they are often on table pouncer which offers a 50% discount.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I asked for a chicken with mushrooms and cream and was delicious, taste like italian or spanish food, I really missed those flavors. Thanks for all guys I felt for a moment out of london.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The lunch menu at this place is egregiously overpriced...£3.90 for a side of 'vegetables' which are actually just frozen peas and carrots. Entrees nearing £15! On top of this the service was dismal, the heating wasn't on (we had to leave our coats on throughout lunch), and the coffee was murky. Two lunch entrees with water and coffees came to... More 

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Stony Stratford
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

4 of us chose to eat here since we like Italian food and usually find them offering a special lunch menu- pizza and pasta is what we enjoy over lunch. There is only the standard menu and starters are pushing £10. Wow! That was for the meat stuffed peppers which were tasty but just too pricey for this type of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We had dinner here twice on a recent trip to London for our honeymoon. These were the best two meals we ate in London. This gem was just a 10 minute walk from Waterloo Station. The food was some of the best Italian I have had. Portions were huge, ingredients were fresh and the staff was friendly and inviting. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We have always been treated very well by Tony and Mimo, we have been having special occasion meals here for 20 years+

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This restaurant is easily overlooked but we certainly recommend it. We have eaten here several times and always enjoy it. Ordered bread, olives (not on the menu) and 2 pizzas. The homemade bread is delicious (and cheap). The two pizzas, both were very good, large and very tasty. I agree with others that a wine list would be good but... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I've eaten here 3 times here now and have never been disappointed. This place is a little out of the way of any train station but it is definitely worth the walk! The food is delicious and they accept taste card so can be fantastic value for money! The owner is so friendly and always makes us feel very welcome

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Wow - get yourself a stir in sauce, my food stank and they dont tell you how much your drinks untill you go to play for bll. they make up the price. Don't do it. RUN, RUN as fast as you can!!!!

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?