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Dolce Vita

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king's walk, Reading rg1, England
01189510530
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere and food

This Italian Restaurant appears to be managed by a mixture of Italian and Greek people who are extremely friendly and the atmosphere is really good. In summer there is a balcony which gives added value. There is a range of food from pizza through to specials. Their liver, bacon and onions if superb... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Greg W
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This is the best Italian restaurant in Reading. The food is brilliant, presented really nicely, cooked really well using fresh and tasty ingredients. The service is good, even when they are really busy, staff are attentive and welcoming. The balcony is a great place to sit out on a warm summer's evening

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This Italian Restaurant appears to be managed by a mixture of Italian and Greek people who are extremely friendly and the atmosphere is really good. In summer there is a balcony which gives added value. There is a range of food from pizza through to specials. Their liver, bacon and onions if superb and their various fish risottos are very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Hidden at the upstairs back of the Kings walk arcade is this little gem of a town centre Italian/Mediterranean place. A lovely big light room with a balcony overlooking the Kennet and the back of Kings Walk (it's much better than that sounds) with very friendly and welcoming staff. It's a big menu place with daily specials and fixed price... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The food it´s good, the staff it´s ok, but it is really expensive. There were 11 of us, one starter, one main, one glass of wine each and puddings to share... 42pounts each !! We even try to get a free shot and we got one for the birthday girl ;( too bad after we had paid almost 450.

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Travelmerchant
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Dolce Vita does great clay oven baked pizzas, imaginative pasta dishes and home made desserts. My personal favourites are the seafood and fish dishes, such as the bouillabaisse (not strictly Italian I know). The Specials menu never disappoints. The service is always friendly but can be slow depending on how busy it is. For Friday and Saturday nights, make sure... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Nothing to write home about! Save your money and get an Italian Meal deal from the supermarket instead of eating here.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This has been local to me for nearly a decade & I know many swear by it as one of the best restaurants in the area, but this was my first visit and I didn't quite get it. The menu is huge, which always worries me, not because I'm indecisive, well I am, but I wonder if they can cook... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I have lived in Reading for years and never eaten here before....It is definitely one of my favorite places to eat now! We shared a starter of breads, olives and dips. There was plenty to go round, the dips were fresh. if you were looking for a light lunch, this certainly fills the gap! I chose a salad for my... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Well every time we dine hear we are never let down by the smiles, service and quality of food and neither have our guests. These guys will do whatever it takes to please you. Of course if you go in with a sour face and bad mood most likely you would get the same back just as in any restaurant,... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We came here on a family occasion a few weeks ago now, my partner, his mothers and I. Though we were immediately seen and seated, the whole ordeal seemed quite a hassle for our annoyingly emphatic waiter and as though he'd have much preferred us not to be prolonging his home time with our presence. We had a mix of... More 

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Additional Information about Dolce Vita

Address: king's walk, Reading rg1, England
Phone Number: 01189510530
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
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
Average Prices: USD 39 - 49
Cuisine: Italian

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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
  • Phone Number: 01189510530

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?