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Cafe La Dolce Vita

Italian, Pasta
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90 Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
64-3-249 8895
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5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty pizza

We were there on a very quiet winter's night, not many diners but still a nice atmosphere, good pizzas, nice selection of local craft beers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
cras2katie
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We were there on a very quiet winter's night, not many diners but still a nice atmosphere, good pizzas, nice selection of local craft beers.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A nice italian, it was quiet enough and service was slow, not bad at all, but just a little slow. The waiter was young and pleasant though. The food was nice, nothing spectacular, except for the dessert which was the highlight.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Arrived here on a trip a couple of weeks ago almost by chance and happy I did not miss this restaurant. Tried their pizza on the first night and was absolutely taken aback: like the one "mamma" made in Italy. On the second visit I tried a great homemade pasta dish (carbonara) and again found it to be exceptional like... More 

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I have eatten here severall times, and have always found the food to be fantastic, the staff have always be prompt and polite ready to help. The pasta is great and dessert to die for.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We went walking about the city, and found this Italian restaurant and decided to try it out. We were very happy we did! The owner served us, he is from Italy and has an amazing menu to choose from. The decor is very simple, there is outside dining then inside a large room with tables throughout. But the food is... More 

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Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I'll get right to the point. The lasagna was some of the best I've had. Another person in our party shared my opinion on the lasagna dish. The other two enjoyed their meal as well. My only criticism would be that it is a formal setting, even a bit sterile. That is just my opinion. We were in NZ for... More 

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Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was a bit surprised to find that I was the only client in the restaurant. However, I wanted to eat Italian food so I stayed. The restaurant is soulless - playing mediocre Italian music did not help the ambience, and it was so cold. The menu is interesting and I chose the chicken dish with "seasonal vegetables". Disappointing to... More 

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

I would like to congratulate Roberto and his staff on an excellent meal - once again. As a local I always take my out of town guests to La Dolce as I can always count on him to serve a delicious, averaged priced meal. I recently took an chef who was very impressed. Actually I don't need an excuse to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Very good service from Roberto who does a great job to make you feel welcome to his restaurant. The food was very tasty. Plenty of room at the tables. Well priced meals

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Great Italian food and the house carafe of italian wine was fantastic. Even better was the rhubarb tart.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 90 Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: 64-3-249 8895

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?