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All 28 Te Anau Restaurants

Cafe La Dolce Vita

90 Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
64-3-249 8895
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Ranked #8 of 28 Restaurants in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Zurich, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

A big restaurant with high prices and average food. I had the melon with prosciutto as a starter (the last one available) and seafood spaghetti as a main course, with the pasta not being 'al dente' as it would have been in Italy. The service was okay, but the Italian boss, who was nervously running about the place and putting... More 

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New England
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Staff was friendly but clearly under trained. The manager made quite a show of ordering them around but did very little to actually assist them. Our overpriced pasta was salty and starchy as if the same water had been used repeatedly. We found far better places to eat in Te Anau.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I had the Sea food risotto, excellent dish, service was excellent too, surroundings very nice ( we sat outside on a very mild evening), the restaurant was busy with almost all patrons seated outside ! Other mains were Auckland High end price but a very pleasant dining experience

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Singapore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The restaurant was spacious and staff were attentive. The Italian boss was very involved in the business ,which is great. Food quality is superb, we especially like the mushroom risotto. The gents' toilet is rather interesting, according to my husband. Plus point is this restaurant opens early for dinner which suits us on that particular day.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The service was good and friendly but the food did not meet our expectations. This was actually one of the most expensive meals we had but it was the most disappointing. The steak was ok but not worth the $40 and the venison was chewy and bland. Even the pizza was just ok. I would not go back unfortunately. Maybe... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

lovely evening and with tables in the sun we could not resist. The mains were vey good. We had the cheese platter to finish, very good but a little cold. Not cheap but good quality.

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Friends and my wife and I had an early birthday celebration at Roberto's place. Everyone tried new delights and thoroughly enjoyed the fine dining and Roberto's uninhibited sense of humour. There was sharing meals and desserts and so we experienced a wide range of Itallian cuisine.We will return again.We couldn't leave without Roberto's complimentary lemoncello

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Went out for dinner here with my parents who are Te Anau locals. Roberto, as always was welcoming and his light hearted humor set the tone for a great evening. My mother and I bot had the fsh special which was absolutly gorgeous! Cooked perfectly and had a lovely light, fresh sauce with it. Our desserts were also incredible, great... More 

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Augusta, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Roberto is a great front man, very welcoming. Food was great too. Excellent service. Would be lovely on a warm night to sit outside.

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Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Great meal for the whole family. Took great care of our special needs for all the kids. Wine and coffee were top notch as well.

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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

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