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Dolce Vita

king's walk, Reading rg1, England
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Ranked #37 of 466 Restaurants in Reading
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $39 - $49
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Peterborough
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I have eaten here 3 times recently whilst I was staying in Reading for work. The decor is plesent, you can sit out on the balcony if you wish (weather permitting) and the staff are excellent (they even laughed at my jokes). What I liked about the Dolce Vita (apart from the cheesecake) is the variety on the menu, there... More

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Excellent food and service, I had tried to come here before, only to be told that the kitchen was closed, such a disappointment (but our own fault). We did return and were warmly welcomed and given free olives to say sorry! Had the Veal stuffed with mountain ham which was superb. Also had the garlic and thyme focaccia to start,... More

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Where shall I start we had booked a table luckily,as my husband is in a wheelchair we normally get shoved in a corner by the loos. Not here good table central to everything great ambience staff attentive but not hovering,food was amazing we all had a taste of each others try the avocado and crab starter or the just runny... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

What a great place to eat if you can find it! Excellent food which was quick coming out and staff were so friendly especially a Greek lady who made the evening. Well priced and excellent food would certainly go back when in reading again

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Westbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Excellent friendly Italian atmosphere, Right on the button greeting and service service. Well cooked, well presented, and tasty Italian food from an almost too long menu to choose from, (But larger than life proper Italian food, order the garlic breads and olives to tide you over whist you decide!) The food was swift to follow after we had chosen what... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you love pasta this is definitely a place to visit! It is packed on weekends with a lovely lively atmosphere. The staff are really friendly and the food is always great. You also never leave hungry as the portions are skimped on.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great food, authentic Italian experience with very friendly welcoming workers! Comfortable seating and very reasonably priced! A must when in reading!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We regularly visit the Dolce Vita and have never had a bad meal. The menu is varied and although we do visit other restaurants in Reading, we always come back To dolce Vita

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Reading
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Very friendly! Excellent food Excellent service Great night! The waitress really spoiled my young male companion!!!

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I was really surprised by how lovely the food was here. I had an antipasti style starter and chicken main. Both were freshly done and delicious. Unfortunately we didn't get as far as puddings as my companions both complained they were full. And we were! The fresh mint tea was very refreshing though. I'd definitely go back and think that... More

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