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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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Great service and plenty to chose from on the menu

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Annarose34
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Perfect combination, great food, great service and a reasonable price tag. Ten of us dined at short notice and were treated like stars. I had the lamb shank with truffle mash - absolutely fantastic. I'll be back soon

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Food very average, had better at home ! Came away feeling let down and ripped off.......it goes without saying , we won't be going there again.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Really delicious food, personable staff who are great to chat to, its good to find an independent Italian restaurant that do a decent a la carte menu and regular specials, rather than the usual pizza/pasta. If you're somewhat snobbish about authenticity then maybe not for you but really tasty and inexpensive.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is consistently my favourite restaurant in Reading, whether for family occasions or business. Choice is superb so everyone is catered for, quality is consistently reliable, and the service is friendly and very professional. The staff seem genuinely pleased whether you order the set menu or a la carte.

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Tucked away and always seems a bit disjointed, but that is because the greedy land owners of the Kings Walk are trying to fill the whole arcade full of restaurants for some hair brained reason. And have lost some great clients in the process and retained a 'Burger King' opposite a Jaeger - how random is that. Now forget all... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

As a Italian i feel i have to write a review about this restaurant. The food is edible but not authentic. The pasta is over cooked and drowning in sauce. Not Italian. When i pointed this out to the waiter i was insulted. It's actually run by Greeks trying to make Italian food.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?