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La Dolce Vita

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35a Hills Lane, Shrewsbury SY1 1QU, England
+44 1743 249126
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Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Description: We are a genuine run family restaurant, we are proud to prepare Modern...
We are a genuine run family restaurant, we are proud to prepare Modern Italian cuisine, we also offer exclusive fine dining gourmet evenings during the year, where Italian cuisine is taken to a much higher level, bookings essential.
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  • 273
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Took my other half out for her birthday here on 21st May. Heard and read great things. We were greeted by Luigi the owner who was warm and friendly he treated us very well. We had a started and a pasta, which where both Devine. The care and effort the kitchen out into and the flavours make this the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Chester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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329 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Took my other half out for her birthday here on 21st May. Heard and read great things. We were greeted by Luigi the owner who was warm and friendly he treated us very well. We had a started and a pasta, which where both Devine. The care and effort the kitchen out into and the flavours make this the best... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Saw this restaurant and thought would give it a go, don't know Shrewsbury for eating out all that well. Would make a special visit to go back just for the food at this restaurant. Tasty pasta dish, with bread and salad at a good price, decent house wine, and a good sized, rich desert, what more can you ask for... More 

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Ringoes, New Jersey
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105 reviews 105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had a lovely dinner here last night. We arrived in Shrewsbury later in the day and were searching Trip Advisor for something that was NOT pub food and that was open past 9 PM. La Dolce Vita was a pleasant surprise. Freshly made, well prepared dishes served efficiency and always with a smile. My carpaccio was... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Dolce Vita is run by a husband and wife and we found the food was really delicious and like something we hadn't tasted before in Italian restaurants. We were made very welcome and when we received our chosen food we were told exactly what the ingredients were and which was a really good idea. AS I said the food... More 

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Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We ordered our food in advance there were nine of us. The food,the staff the overall care was brilliant.we had a great time.thank you to all the staff.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We had dinner here recently and the presentation and taste of each dish was as good has it gets. The very small restaurant is run by the family Dad front of house ,Mom both in and out of the kitchen and Son the chef who is very accomplished . I will soon be returning in fact if it were not... More 

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Shrewsbury
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Met a friend for a catch up & decided to go Italian. This is a little gem of a place, small & intimate with a personal touch. The food was gorgeous, try the canneloni, its delicious, the best I've tasted, as is the tiramisu, yummy. Would definitely recommend.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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252 reviews 252 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Fantastic Italian family restaurant. Friendly Italian welcome, service was great. I started with Seared Scallops with Cauliflower Curry and Apple. This was an inspired dish, I am fond of scallops and have them regularly. I have never had a better scallop dish. My main was Spaghetti with fresh King Prawns, Clams and Mussels, cooked in white wine, cognac and cheery... More 

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birmingham england
Top Contributor
303 reviews 303 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This small, friendly family restaurant offers you the opportunity to travel to Italy without the hassle. The food is Italian through and through, no concessions made to being in England. I started with an amazingly melting plate of capaccio with truffle oil and rocket. I then had a sensational pasta with langoustine jus and small clams. We shared the beautiful... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Having visited La Dolce Vita before, this was my first time attending a specials evening.. Well what can I say! A warm and friendly greeting as always, and a superb ambiance in the restaurant - and the evening only improved from there! Each course had it's own unique twist, mixing A La Carte cuisine with the scrumptious Italian food for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35a Hills Lane, Shrewsbury SY1 1QU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Shrewsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1743 249126

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 46
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions

Description

We are a genuine run family restaurant, we are proud to prepare Modern Italian cuisine, we also offer exclusive fine dining gourmet evenings during the year, where Italian cuisine is taken to a much higher level, bookings essential.

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