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La Dolce Vita

#6,538 of 18,005 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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4-5 London Rd, London SE1 6JZ, England
(020)-7928-7138
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Really nice Italian food!

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
L_beckNewyork2010
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Lübeck
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59 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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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Lübeck
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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
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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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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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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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