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La Dolce Vita

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10 Kompanii, Tartu 51007, Estonia
+3727407545
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Today
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: La Dolce Vita is an Italian restaurant which opened its doors in 2003. Its...
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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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Overpriced

It is quite simple taverna style place and one would expect the price range according to this, but prices were close to Tallinn top restaurant prices. Basic interior, mediocre food and service but prices as in top restaurant. Some years ago the food was good, but my last visit was far from... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
TomasTT
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Tallinn, Estonia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Tallinn, Estonia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It is quite simple taverna style place and one would expect the price range according to this, but prices were close to Tallinn top restaurant prices. Basic interior, mediocre food and service but prices as in top restaurant. Some years ago the food was good, but my last visit was far from perfect. I'm not sure if I'll go back... More 

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Harghita Bai, Romania
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

we tought food is much better! the red vine was really good, but the pasta? too much sos and made with conserved fish:(

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UK
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Apparently, the classic pizza is simply not good enough so it has to be "improved" with a cream sauce. Gross! If you order your pizza without the cream sauce, you'll get a great pizza! The menu is massive. Too much choice is usually a bad thing, in my opinion.

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Liepaja, Latvia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It's always surprising to find native Italian chefs wander so far from the land of their ethnicity AND do so well with their skill. Very good and authentic Italian meal.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Basically if you like Italian food then this is a must be place to visit. They know how to make you fall in love with Italian cuisine, it is very had to make a selection from menu. Feel confident to take you kids with you, they love them.

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Tartu, Estonia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Really the best Italian pizzeria/pasta place in Tartu, maybe in whole Estonia. Owned and runed by Italians themselves, great interior, great food and great waitresses!

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Tartu, Estonia
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Restaurant us created, owned and managed by italians since year 2000. Very stabil and good italian food with very large range of choice for every taste. Only risotto level can be improved.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Lasagne was just terrible. Sauce was okei but pasta tasted more like dough of pasta (floury and doughy)

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Antwerp, Belgium
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Enjoyed a starter, main course and a dessert. My only remark could be that the main course did follow the starter a bit too swift. That was also the case for someone else in the company. Very friendly staff. Nice place if you're with a company of a couple of people, wouldn't go here for a romantic evening out ;)

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I've been here several times through last couple of years and very much like this place. Food is always great, pizza, gelato, pasta, meat. It was always a hit, never miss. Atmosphere is Italian authentic, which is great. Service is excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Kompanii, Tartu 51007, Estonia
  • Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Tartu County  >  Tartu
  • Phone Number: +3727407545

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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