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La Dolce Vita

35 Hills Lane, Shrewsbury, England
01743 249126
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Ranked #3 of 258 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
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
44 helpful votes 44 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
86 helpful votes 86 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I've found it, I've found it!! For me, the best italian restaurant in the UK! The quality of ingrediants and overall presentation of the food was beautiful - michelin star quality! I love how this restaurant is run by an athentic italian family, just as any italian restaurant should be. This is exactly why I'd much rather spend my money... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

While visiting Shrewsbury for the food festival the friends I was staying with we're very excited to have secured us a booking at this restaurant, as although they had never visited it themselves before they had heard glowing reviews and wanted to try it. I have to say I couldn't fault the food it was excellent, good presentation, wonderful flavours,... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

On our first ever stay in Shrewsbury we choose La Dolce Vita based on the reviews on Tripadvisor. It was one of the best italian meals we had. Delicious home cooked food and good portion sizes.

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