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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
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 97
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  • 70
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 9
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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
Most recent review
Very good Italian restaurant. Food very authentic

Like a few other restaurants in Te Anau, this one clearly caters for coach parties passing through to Milford Sound - it is a very large space, and atmosphere suffers slightly as a result. Regardless, our experience there was excellent - very helpful service and excellent food. We were lucky... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Howard M
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Like a few other restaurants in Te Anau, this one clearly caters for coach parties passing through to Milford Sound - it is a very large space, and atmosphere suffers slightly as a result. Regardless, our experience there was excellent - very helpful service and excellent food. We were lucky enough that they had crayfish tails available as a main... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Located just off the lakefront. Frontage was appealing with plenty of outside seating. Staff were good but the menu could have been any Italian restaurant anywhere in the world and contained nothing particular to Te Anau nor the area.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Really authentic Italian food. Fresh and full of flavour. Manager very entertaining... By far the best food in Te Anau. Has a traditional pizza oven

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Halesworth, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This has to be worth the five stars as we felt it was so good on our first night, we went again the following night. I could have happily work my way through the menu dish by dish. My wife is a coeliac and has to eat a gluten free diet but this wasn't a problem here with the staff... More 

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Toronto
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256 reviews 256 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Very friendly service - warmly greeted when you enter. Unfortunately the food didn't impress. Caesar salad had too many croutons vs. lettuce and too little dressing. Crayfish (lobster) pasta had a very bland tomato sauce and almost no seafood. Pasta with mixed seafood, also bland. Large sparsely decorated space - has the feel of a legion hall. The affogato dessert... More 

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braidwood
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Best pizza we have had in years. Fresh tasty cheesy. Good wine, wonderful service,comfortable aspect. . Thanks

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Very friendly staff and well priced. Pizza and salad were delicious. One of the better places we ate at on a three week holiday around South Island. Nice to eat somewhere where the staff took time for a genuine smile and gave very fast and efficient service.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This restaurant was very pleasant in atmosphere and the owner is there to greet customers in a typically flamboyant Italian way. The menu is pretty much what you would expect and the service was good and the staff very polite. So to the food - I had a seafood platter to start and it was what I expected - not... More 

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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

They have a very comprehensive menu of pasta, risotto, and many other dishes - I had lamb and he had venison and both were beautifully cooked and very tasty. Service was great.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The Owner greets people as they enter and has a nice sense of humor. The lasagne was delicious and the Carbonarra also quite good. We didn't realize they charge for the bread so I asked for it and then saw it was $7 for 5 pieces of white bread & butter. They gave us a complimentary Limoncello with our dessert.... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?