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king's walk, Reading rg1, England
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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
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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Best Italian in town

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
kateknowsu
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Reading, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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155 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Reading, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
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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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

As restaurants go this is nice - had good starters (calamari and antipasti) but the mains, although nice were a bit confused between Italian and Greek. Good service although the restaurant was very very quiet (it was a Monday) only one other table in. I enjoyed the food but it wasn't special and I wouldn't necessarily remember it, so this... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Love this friendly and so full of atmosphere, little restaurant, love eating there with friends or family, New Year's Eve or Birthday celebration. No matter what the occasion is, love being there. We've been going there for almost 15 years and will always do when we can. Thank you all in Dolce Vita, particularly Paris, Vena and Costus xxx

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Ok ok so it was Halloween when we went so there were a few oddly dressed people but the restaurant was very noisy. Without asking we were moved to another seat by the owner as she realised we were on a dinner for 2. This is not a romantic restaurant as it is very bright with florescent lights. Its lovely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Went there with a few friends abd was exoecting italian food. Nothinh like that: strange menu and the chef was greek without any knowledge of italian cuisine. On top of that the service was bad and the place overpriced.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

After a serious day of Chrimbo shopping, we had the pleasure of dining at this great restaurant. Staff were attentive and friendly from the moment we stepped through the door. I had the set Christmas menu (option 2) starting with crispy squid with coconut prawns, whilst the family shared garlic bread and olives. As all plates were spotless after finishing,... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I came here recently with my boyfriend for dinner and had a lovely meal. I had the calamari to start and fillet steak for main and both were beautifully cooked and tender. The menu isn't cheap but the quality is very good. The service was excellent - very attentive and even recommended bars to visit after the meal. The restaurant... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Went here on Saturday night just gone for a last minute meal, luckily enough, they were able to seat my girlfriend and I. I will warn you, the tables are very close to each other, so if you're looking for secluded and private, this won't be the place for you. However, with everyone else being involved in their own tables... More 

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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?