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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: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Description: We are a genuine family run restaurant, we are proud to prepare Modern...
We are a genuine family run 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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    Very good
  • 11
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  • 8
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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
Hidden gem - quite honestly the best food we've had in this country

We've been going to Dolce Vita for a while but Genaro is now excelling himself - he is a perfectionist and it shows. You won't be disappointed - just try it out. Service charming and a great Italian feel to the place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
paulinezest
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We've been going to Dolce Vita for a while but Genaro is now excelling himself - he is a perfectionist and it shows. You won't be disappointed - just try it out. Service charming and a great Italian feel to the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Very very nice. Italian food done simply and well, with a touch of creativity and skill you may not expect...wonderful meal enjoyed by all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

If you're looking for a great Italian in Shrewsbury you won't find much better than this one. The food was excellent - 5 of us all had different meals and we were all very impressed with our dishes. The seafood pasta dish was full of seafood and was extremely tasty. Meals were well priced for the quality. Sadly we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

As we entered, it was almost as if the proprietor had welcomed us in to his own home for dinner. This traditional, genuine Italian restaurant prides itself on serving proper Italian style food which we found to be very tasty and well-presented. The house wine was very nice and went well with our meal. The restaurant was reasonably small but... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Went last night after not being for 7 years... The best Italian food I've had outside of Italy. Could've done with the owner not being quite so hung up on the fact that we had a bad meal the last time we were in and kept on about it, even asking what we had!? It doesn't matter, the food is... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

As a devout fan of Italian cuisine I'm not sure why it took me so long to visit La Dolce Vita. On a balmy June mid-week evening I, together with a very good friend, made my first visit and it was a delight from the moment we walked through the door. Luigi and his wife Patricia were charming and attentive... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We visitied the restaurant on the last evening of a trip to Shrewsbury. The exterior of the place did not look very promising but once inside we found the food to be of excellent quality. The restaurant is run by a very friendly husband and wife team who obviously care about the quality and presentation of food. We had three... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I've reviewed La Dolce Vita before so won't repeat myself - this restaurant is consistently good and somewhere we choose for special celebrations. This time I'd like, though, to mention some of the little details that make La Dolce Vita stand out. Pristine and clean, tables are set with lovely glasses, glass lanterns and linens. Beside the wine chiller sits... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Fantastic food!! Looked amazing and tasted even better! Perfect portion sizes and some of the best desserts ever had. Very worth the visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

La Dolce Vita always please us with their lovely food. I regularly visit this place with my work colleagues. The pasta is always cooked and made the way I like it. The staff are always very kind and service is brilliant. Definitely recommend this place to anyone who likes Italian food.

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Address: 35a Hills Lane, Shrewsbury SY1 1QU, England
Phone Number: +44 1743 249126
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Shrewsbury
Average Prices: USD 16 - 47
Cuisine: Italian

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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 16 - 47
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

We are a genuine family run 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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