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Dolce Vita

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

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  • 60
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 10
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  • 8
    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
Beautiful food yum!

My husband and I were visiting Reading for the festival on the Friday. We decided on the train from London to have lunch before going to the festival. Found this Italian via Google and booked. We sat outside in the glorious sunshine, the waiting staff couldn't have been more friendly nor more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Natalie S
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were visiting Reading for the festival on the Friday. We decided on the train from London to have lunch before going to the festival. Found this Italian via Google and booked. We sat outside in the glorious sunshine, the waiting staff couldn't have been more friendly nor more attentive. We asked for the antipasti starter but... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We had an awesome meal here last Friday! We highly recommend. They easily accommodated my allergies and we're quick and efficient. My husband loved the meatballs with pasta and was planning his next visit. I had sea bass and they adjusted the recipes beautifully. We will be back as soon as possible.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great Italian food and friendly service. It's a bit of a hidden gem, definitely worth finding. The pizza was particularly amazing!

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Always love going to Dolce Vita as it never dissapoints. Food is always fresh and tasty. Service is freindly. Nice place for lunch or dinner. Not cheap but good value I feel. Pasta is always very nice.

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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Went with my girlfriend hoping for a nice evening out, and was not disappointed! Amazing food, fast and friendly service and good wine!

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Thatcham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I went in "dolce" vita yesterday and I was on my own.. Decided to have just a quick pizza and a drink.. I already knew that the restaurant is runned by Greeks but I couldn't imagine would be so poor, food and service either.. I know a lot of italian restaurants runned by strangers but never seen such a pathetic... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Excellent food and service, friendly, helpful, but not obtrusive. Big choice of traditional Italian pizzas and pasta dishes but we went for their more imaginative main courses (monkfish parcels and pork loin) which were delicious and filling (although perhaps not traditional "Italian home kitchen" dishes.) Decor a little plain but comfortable. Prices on the high side but worth it for... More 

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norfolk
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I may as well have the word 'money' stamped onto my forehead because I constantly end up spending simply incredible amounts of it practically daily, and barely even notice it leave my account. My charming partner is extremely high up in local authorities and we are fortunate enough to have a higher annual income than most people earn in a... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We ate here last Friday evening. It was a varied menu with something for everyone, all four of us were happy with our choices and the recommended wine was good. There was a good atmosphere, the restaurant was full and obviously popular. Service was quick and friendly.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Visited on a Thursday lunchtime, restaurant was not busy. Good menu, plenty of choice and lots of seafood/fish dishes too. Lunchtime special also available. Chose the seafood risotto - very good dish, large portion, stuffed full of prawns, octopus, calamari and razor clams, with clams mussels served in the shell, and two huge scallops. Delicious. Other diners in our party... 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
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?