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La Dolce Vita

35 Hills Lane, Shrewsbury, England
01743 249126
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Ranked #2 of 259 restaurants in Shrewsbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

After reading such amazing reviews, we decided to try La Dolce Vita for my mum's birthday last week. Unfortunately the food did not live up to our expectations. I ordered the tagliatelle ragu, which sounded amazing but was quite possibly one of the blandest Italian meals I've ever had. My parents also said they're food didn't have much taste. The... More

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Shrewsbury
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I'd walked past this place several times and some how was quite doubtful of the place. However, forget about the look of the place, the taste of the food is the ultimate test. Superb! This blows ask et al out of the water. As for the gelato, I'd say it was better than I had in Italy!

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Darlington, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

As a new visitor to Shrewsbury, I was grateful that Tripadvisor reviews guided me here. Luigi and Patricia were amazing hosts and the food offered was some of the best I've ever eaten. We had olives and bread as a light starter. We both had lamb, prepared with peas, broad beans, artichokes and goat's cheese and served with roast potatoes... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A fantastic restaurant.Amazing food and the customer service that was provided for us by Luigi and Patricia is the best.We had a great night and will be returning very soon.Big thumbs up thank you.

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Five of us had dinner last week at this restaurant and immediately booked a table for the following evening - we only had two nights in Shrewsbury but we didn't want to look any further for the second evening, we were just planning which dishes to choose! This is not your usual local Italian restaurant, the cooking is extremely sophisticated... More

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1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had one of the most wonderful evenings here recently. As a coeliac sufferer, it is not always easy to find Italian restaurants that can cater for my needs. However, this restaurant absolutely pulled out all of the stops to accommodate me! We let them know in advance that we were coming and they even made me my own bread... More

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The title really sums it up. We are regular visitors to Shrewsbury and have never visited this restaurant before. What have we been missing!!! The food is sublime. Fresh, delightfully presented and such amazing flavours. Every course was first class and we can't single out any dish as they were all gorgeous. We are salivating even now just thinking about... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We visited this restaurant for our belated wedding anniversary and made the decision via trip advisor reviews. We booked late and so could only get a table either early 6.45 pm or after 9 pm so opted for the earlier time. If I had anything to gripe about it was just the fact that we were the only diners for... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I have never bothered to review anywhere more than once. For La Dolce Vita I must make an exception. If your idea of Italian food is derived from the chain restaurants or you believe that good food can only be found in flashy, trendy bistros, where more thought has been put into the decor than what you eat.... well, don't... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My friends took me to La Dolce Vita, even though I’m now a massive fan of Italian food, but both the flavours and the presentation are exceptional. The restaurant is quite small and the décor is a little bland, service is good, and atmosphere is ok, but any shortcomings are easily made up by the food, it’s a 5 star... More

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