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La Dolce Vita

35 Hills Lane, Shrewsbury, England
01743 249126
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Ranked #3 of 262 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
England
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We popped in during the recent food festival in the town. It was a set lunch just to give a flavour of the restaurant. The offerings were very good. Home cooked, authentic italian food. Its a family run business and the owner and his staff were excellent. They were smiling and happy to see us. The decor is a bit... More

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was our 2nd visit, excellent like the 1st, different menu, we had the house white which is very cold and dry, excellent value. All the courses were superb, our friends were very impressed. If you like homemade Italian food you won't get any better.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Went on Saturday evening with friends.We had booked for 8 pm & decided we would like to eat earlier, on phoning the restaurant they politely said this wasn't possible. After eating there I can understand why & was glad they had declined my request. There are only around 30 covers, the menu has a good selection including vegetarian,each dish has... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We have eaten in a lot of Italian restaurants but none in England have come close to authenticity Friendly and accommodating owners Family run, from front of house to washing up! We ate between two adults and a child two starters three pasta and one meat main followed by three deserts two bottles of wine and sides for £150 Wow... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I recently had the pleasure of visiting La Dolce Vita in Shrewsbury. This small, family-run restaurant aims to offer a real taste of Italy...and it succeeds! The welcome is warm and friendly and there is a relaxed and authentic vibe which is lovely. The Head Chef, Gennaro Addigio, is an award winning chef and a member of the Welsh Culinary... More

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North West UK
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The staff were extremely helpful in giving advice to my wife who is gluten intolerant. It is clear that the chef is passionate about the food she serves. I would personally say that the menu is a little limited although I appreciate the advantages of a limited choice. The starters and main courses were excellent although the monk fish, in... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband and I visited La Dolce Vita to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We're so glad we chose there as we had such a lovely evening. For starter we had crostini (the mushroom one was particularly delicious) and carpaccio which was lovely. Mains were seafood linguine and a yummy tagliatelle al ragu. Unfortunately we were too full for dessert -... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

You won't find La Dolce Vita advertised, so you must beat a path to its door! Once inside you'll have a have a wonderful experience. We walked in without a reservation and were treated like old friends. They have a short menu so that they can concentrate on making fabulous food from fresh ingredients. This is not a pizza restaurant... More

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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