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Dolce Vita

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king's walk, Reading rg1, England
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Disappointed

I have been in Reading for 3.5 years and finally got round to visiting. The menu is confused and overpriced with a mix of dishes that you wouldn't usually associate with an Italian e.g. jerk chicken wings. The food was about Ok but not good enough for me to return.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
wigs83
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Reading
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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162 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Reading
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I have been in Reading for 3.5 years and finally got round to visiting. The menu is confused and overpriced with a mix of dishes that you wouldn't usually associate with an Italian e.g. jerk chicken wings. The food was about Ok but not good enough for me to return.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Popped in for a quick solo dinner early on a Tuesday evening, The location's not the best - accessed through a sort of eating mall and situated upstairs with a view over the back door of Debenhams (not as bad as it sounds...). However, the staff were very pleasant - service was attentive without being overly fussy - and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Terrible place. As Italian with great cooking traditions within my family I always have high expectations while going to eat out. At the end, everyone who pays money shipload except t to be fed well. Unfortunately In La Dolce Vita is is just a delusion... First of all shouldn't be called an Mediterranean restaurant. It is a strange mix of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I visited for dinner with friends and I was surprised with how great this restaurant is! The staff was friendly and attentive and helped us choose wine and food. We had the antipasto to start with and my mains were greek salad with hallumi and mini greek burgers, both delicious! I had the triple layer Belgian chocolate for dessert and... More 

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Reading
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

Although this is billed as an Italian restaurant it is actually more Greek. However I love Greek food and this was certainly some of the best I've had. My husband said his monkfish was the best he'd ever tasted and my pan fried calves liver was fantastic. The service was friendly and efficient and we will certainly go there again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Run down restaurant, I had the reasoto as a main course, dry, tasteless and over priced! On my return home I got a snack pot as I was so hungry Think twice before eating here

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Reading UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Lovely atmosphere , super food . Great service. Staff always willing to help and advise . Great for groups.couples or families.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My sister and I went at short notice and was lucky to get a table.... book in advance! Great atmosphere mostly due to Dolce Vita being a family run business so the staff were very friendly. The food was fantastic and at great value!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Fantastic food. Great value and the service was great. The girls were very polite and good fun. Will return again soon.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

7 of us went for a small gathering with my friend's family. We enjoyed the food and family friendly atmosphere. One of the girls was given a wrong meal but the waiter was quick to apologise after realising the issue and provided the replacement fairly promptly. Overall a nice little eatery in the centre of the town.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: king's walk, Reading rg1, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 49
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?