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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 29 restaurants in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Balclutha, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

A good meal on a cold evening in June when almost everything else was closed - tourist season over in Te Anau. My wife and I started off with soup - spicy tomato, home made - delivered in quick time hot but without bread. We had to pay to have a piece of buttered garlic bread with the soup -... More

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal here. It seemed to be a popular spot with locals too. I would definitely go back here again if we find ourselves in Te Anau again :)

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west midlands
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114 reviews 114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

On a still warm summer's evening this is the place to be as there is a large outdoor eating area. The place was bustling & I can see why. Waiters were happy & friendly in the Italian way. I had Gurnard (something I love & not often available) with an avocado/tomato salsa on a warm potato & spinach salad (36$);... More

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Cataula, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Homemade pasta with basil cream sauce and roasted vegetables, and a local Sauvignon Blanc....need I say more?! The food and atmosphere of this lovely cafe exceeded our expectations!

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Lumsden, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We loved it. A night out with friends. Fantastic yum food. Brilliant pasta and shots of lemon chello.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Well what to say! I enjoyed every moment of our dining experience here! The food was excellent but what topped it off was the owner Roberto he was our server for the night and he had us in stitches he was a great character with a very good sense of humor! Would recommend to everyone

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Biggar, United Kingdom
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411 reviews 411 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
389 helpful votes 389 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This place was recommended by our motel owners and to be honest when we arrived we had some reservations about the restaurant. It’s a large unit and almost resembles a former car showroom making it difficult to imagine how it could have any ambiance. That said, even when we were having a look at the menu outside, the enthusiastic owner... More

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Mumbai
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I've had great Italian and NZ food on my trip, but this was just atrocious. The service was fine, but the food was just so disappointing. We had the venison and the lamb - and they messed up the venison, the lamb was so-so.

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Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

A very popular place with fast and friendly service. Wine by the carafe doesn't eat a big hole in the budget and the pasta with seafood is very acceptable. Good value!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

A "typical" Italian menu with some local twists - I had local crayfish with pasta - delicious. Excellent food and good service. Plenty of seating, inside and out. We enjoyed this dining experience.

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