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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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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 43
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  • 12
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  • 17
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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 and Authentic

Stopped in and grabbed a take away order of Carbonara and Soup of the Day which was a Mussel Broth- delicious The serving sizes were huge, and the food was delicious! The next day we went out onto Milford Sound, and although it was a lovely experience, it was hammering it down with rain... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
LeashaAnn
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Gold coast
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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127 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Sitting on the terrace we enjoyed a good pizza but the lasagna wasn't that nice (and was cold too). Staff is friendly.

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Thank Peter H
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very rude and slow service. I can't believe in an Italian restaurant you have to walk up to a cashier and pay instead of being given a check at your table. And if they are busy, you will have to wait forever until there's actually someone working at the cashier. Ridiculous. The food was just ok.

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Thank Lu Di W
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115 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were disappointed with this restaurant. It was very busy. The staff were rushed and impersonal. The service was slow and the food was OK. So it would be an OK place to go to if everywhere else is full

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Thank Jackie B
Invercargill, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant was a great find in TeAnau for my husband and I and three sons. As the weather was lovely we were able to sit outside. We were warmly welcomed by Roberto the manager and we were shown to a table outside even though the restaurant was busy. The service was very good and the pizza we had was... More 

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Thank Inver5
Gold coast
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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped in and grabbed a take away order of Carbonara and Soup of the Day which was a Mussel Broth- delicious The serving sizes were huge, and the food was delicious! The next day we went out onto Milford Sound, and although it was a lovely experience, it was hammering it down with rain, freezing cold, and subsequently we got... More 

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Thank LeashaAnn
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner here and sat outside on a lovely sunny evening. Overall, amazing. The host was friendly and our waiter was excellent, very well trained, attentive, knew the menu well and was very helpful. We had the seafood antipasto which was fine, but was well exceeded by the mains and dessert. We shared the venison ragu and white mushroom... More 

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Thank chris_and_chase
Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What can I say: again one of the best Italian meals I've had abroad. Service is great as usual, the owners are amazing and very friendly. Their pizza is a must-try! Will be back on the next trip to Milford Sound.

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Thank Franco_Caon
Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wow wow wow we had to go twice it was soooo good fresh tasty awesome service was ececeptional even tho soo busy so many choices and even tho we went twice and ate different each time it was still so tasty and fresh wish we had this at home well done team we rate you and the food soo muchyour... More 

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Thank benntay
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling with 2 other couples, 1 of whom was Italian we picked La Dolce Vita for dinner. It was a warm evening and seating was on front outdoor terrace was very pleasant and comfortable. We ordered a number of different dishes all to share including pizzas, pastas and risotto. Everything was incredibly tasty and there was no dish we could... More 

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Thank Garry M
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled across this delightful restaurant. It is off the main thoroughfare. Well worth spending an evening eating here and if it is a nice evening there is plenty of outside tables.

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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?