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Cafe La Dolce Vita

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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: 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
Good food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Park City, Utah
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant 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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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
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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Comfort, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We were wanting a good pizza and also decided to get take out to relax in our motel with some good craft beer and wine we had bought. Heard this place was run by an Itailan and had a wood fired oven so we went for it. No disappointment! The pie was amazing with fresh rosemary, potato and prosciutto. Great... More 

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We dropped in here with our group of six. They didn't seem too busy and we were rushed to a table straight away. However, that is were we waited for half an hour before we were served, the waitress started to put out plates etc but didn't come back after only putting out three places. Waited when too long for... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe La Dolce Vita

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

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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?