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La Dolce Vita

10 Kompanii, Tartu 51007, Estonia
+3727407545
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Ranked #1 of 75 Restaurants in Tartu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: La Dolce Vita is an Italian restaurant which opened its doors in 2003. Its Italian owners serve up traditional dishes from their country. Its pizzas are made in a wood-fired oven which is unique in Tartu, and there is a wide range of pasta dishes to choose from. Some pasta is imported from Italy, while the rest is made on site. The menu also features traditional meat dishes. The quality of La Dolce Vita's menu is reflected in its simple, authentic components: Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, tomatoes and olive oil. In the summer months you can enjoy the warmer weather on the restaurant's terrace. The restaurant itself is close to a beautiful park, which is the perfect place to enjoy the gelato (Italian ice cream) that the restaurant offers.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: La Dolce Vita is an Italian restaurant which opened its doors in 2003. Its Italian owners serve up traditional dishes from their country. Its pizzas are made in a wood-fired oven which is unique in Tartu, and there is a wide range of pasta dishes to choose from. Some pasta is imported from Italy, while the rest is made on site. The menu also features traditional meat dishes. The quality of La Dolce Vita's menu is reflected in its simple, authentic components: Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, tomatoes and olive oil. In the summer months you can enjoy the warmer weather on the restaurant's terrace. The restaurant itself is close to a beautiful park, which is the perfect place to enjoy the gelato (Italian ice cream) that the restaurant offers.
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Riga
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We chose the place as it was the top tripadvised for Tartu and were dissapointed for 100%. We had bruschetta for starters, pastas, lasagna and closed pizza for lunch, and the pizza was the only reasonable food. Bruschetta were not even close to being warm, lasagna was a huge mess and no taste. Pastas were large, but that's an only... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Pizza was more than ok. Salmon pasta was dry and tasteless, much worse I would make at home. Service was friendly and fast.... What can I say. We ate but with a disappointment in our mind.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I go there very often and can guarantee that everything is worth a try. During lunch or dinner hours, it is recomended to make a reservation since it is very popular with the local people.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

One of the best restaurants in Tartu. I can strongly recommend this place. They have a nice outside courtyard dining place in the summertime. The only negative is that the restaurant gets really hot in the summertime. A better AC is needed

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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159 reviews 159 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went with the REVIEWS on this one and were not disappointed. First night in Tartu and we stop in for dinner, our 35th wedding anniversary actually! I ordered the spinach ravioli and The Sweetheart had some sort of pasta with ham and a cream sauce. Both were fantastic. The bread was good, the service was excellent, even though her... More

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Tartu, Estonia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you want a really good pasta or pizza, then you must go there! The food is really-really delicious!

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Tartu, Estonia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Service is kind and quick. You can trust waiters advises about food and drink. Atmosphere is simple, cosy, child-friendly. Pizzas choice is huge. From personal experience I advise to try "Ravioli caprino e pere", "Filetto ai funghi porcini con patate al forno" and "Pollo al limone" - You can't miss the great taste enjoyment.

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Forlì, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I am Italian and I was taken to this restaurant for "testing" if the food was good or not. I have to say I was very satisfied with the food itself. I took a plate of pasta and some bruschette as a starter and they were really good. Did not try the pizza, but from the look of it seems... More

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Strathaven, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is certainly as good a pizza I have eaten anywhere in the world, and one of my favourite restaurants. Go here on a regular basis, to the extent friends are fed up with me suggesting it. Excellent service, nice cosy atmosphere winter or summer. Nice to spend an evening in the outside courtyard when weather is good. Well priced... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This restaurant surpassed all expectations. Food is delicious and the service very friendly and swift. Sure to visit again.

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