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Dolce Vita

king's walk, Reading rg1, England
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Ranked #41 of 457 restaurants in Reading
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $39 - $49
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Westbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Excellent friendly Italian atmosphere, Right on the button greeting and service service. Well cooked, well presented, and tasty Italian food from an almost too long menu to choose from, (But larger than life proper Italian food, order the garlic breads and olives to tide you over whist you decide!) The food was swift to follow after we had chosen what... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you love pasta this is definitely a place to visit! It is packed on weekends with a lovely lively atmosphere. The staff are really friendly and the food is always great. You also never leave hungry as the portions are skimped on.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great food, authentic Italian experience with very friendly welcoming workers! Comfortable seating and very reasonably priced! A must when in reading!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We regularly visit the Dolce Vita and have never had a bad meal. The menu is varied and although we do visit other restaurants in Reading, we always come back To dolce Vita

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Reading
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Very friendly! Excellent food Excellent service Great night! The waitress really spoiled my young male companion!!!

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I was really surprised by how lovely the food was here. I had an antipasti style starter and chicken main. Both were freshly done and delicious. Unfortunately we didn't get as far as puddings as my companions both complained they were full. And we were! The fresh mint tea was very refreshing though. I'd definitely go back and think that... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I wonder whether the few who wrote negative reviews on this site are actually reviewing the same place as the rest of us. Were they expecting top end Michelin star in the town centre or not looking for somewhere that serves superb food in a friendly environment?? And stones in the olives????? God forbid!!! To suggest that the pizzas are... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Recent changes to the menu make Dolce Vita even better than before. Excellent service and warm, friendly ambience combine with the great food to make this our regular go-to restaurant in Reading

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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Terrible place. As a Italian who loves too cook and has massive food tradition and knowledge I was absolutely shocked with their standards and quality. Every single thing was horrible. Especially pastas and pizzaz ( we were 8 people so we could share and taste each other food). I'm sure pizzas were frozen and bought from supermarket. I know I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Went for a birthday dinner with some friends and as ever had a great night there. The food is consistently good, the wine list good value and the service exemplary. This restaurant has been a staple of Reading for many years and it's consistently busy. It's not the best in Reading, but it's certainly one I go back to a... More

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