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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, 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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  • 292
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent family restaurant

We have eaten several times at this restaurant. It is a small family run restaurant. The menu is not large but each item is always very well cooked and comprises high quality ingredients. The food has an authentic Italian flavour. Service is very good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
ptraves50
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We have eaten several times at this restaurant. It is a small family run restaurant. The menu is not large but each item is always very well cooked and comprises high quality ingredients. The food has an authentic Italian flavour. Service is very good.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Came here on a Friday night and every table was eventually filled throughout the night so advise you booking. We booked the day before. Its a small restaurant and the Waiter works hard to keep you happy. We ordered the Italian meats to share to start which we both enjoyed. For main i had the sea bass and my partner... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Had a very enjoyable meal with my wife at this small family run restaurant on Friday evening 17th July. The welcome, service and food were excellent and the menu inviting. Luigi, Patricia and family are committed to creating and presenting wonderful food. La Dolce Vita is a two hour round trip from our home, well worth the journey. This will... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A small but very modest family run business. As a vegetarian and Gluten free diet, this restaurant had much to offer and did not seem put out by my requests. Food was AMAZING and so was the atmosphere.... will be definitely be returning!!

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St Martin
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

La Dolce Vita serves delicious food..the shrimp cocktail was inspirational! The service is gracious and perfect. The restaurant is very small around 8 tables and there is no view, the food compensates for both. A little lacking in ambiance, the fake vines hanging from the ceiling seem rather dated and the bathroom door directly off the dining room is a... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is the best little Italian restaurant for miles around, a great find on a Saturday night (July 11). I went with my wife and daughter, who lives in Italy and raved over this place, which is run by Genaro and his charming wife. My wife and daughter had 62-degree duck eggs on asparagus to start, followed by pink lamb... More 

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Mold, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Lunchtime on a Saturday with friends. Very nice - great service and good food. Very friendly. The house wine is good too.

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is our favourite restaurant in Shrewsbury, always friendly and excellent food. We are regular customers and love the real Italian feel of the food and restaurant compared to the big chains that seem so popular. Very cosy and relaxed and always well presented - the house wine is alway very nice and does change brand from time to time,... More 

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We took friends here for lunch and everyone went away happy! It's a lovely family-run Italian with an appealing menu and cooking which lives up to the promise. We'd love to go back in the evening.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Saturday night meal for my wife and I on a weekend away in Shrewsbury. We booked a table at La Dolce Vita on the strength of Trip Advisor ratings and were absolutely delighted that it was even better than we hoped. The experience is a combination of both the food and the hospitality extended. We each had a starter, then... More 

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Additional Information about La Dolce Vita

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: Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Doing business

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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