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La Dolce Vita

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10 Kompanii, Tartu 51007, Estonia
+3727407545
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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: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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
  • 130
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best restaurant in Tartu by far

ILa Dolce Vita is authentic and has excellent quality - both in food and service. Had seafood pizza and salad. Great fresh ingredients, tasted delicious. Best Italian food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kristiina S
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Busselton, Australia
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Busselton, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

ILa Dolce Vita is authentic and has excellent quality - both in food and service. Had seafood pizza and salad. Great fresh ingredients, tasted delicious. Best Italian food.

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Thank Kristiina S
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a big group of people and the restaurant was ready for us. The placet is decorated in an authentic Italian way. The appetizers were wonderful - the variety of sausages and salami was perfect and the cheeses were delicious. Pizzas were tasty and the pasta was hand made. The only thing I didn't like was the frozen shrimps... More 

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Thank Vicky L
Milan, Italy
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best italian restaurant you can find in Tartu, and probably in all Estonia! I remember I took some ravioli filled with ricotta cheese and spinach, with walnuts sauce, made me feel like home during my studying exchange in Tartu, definetly recommended! (I'm Italian!)

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Thank Yulka_kt
Espoo, Finland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food. Completely full often in the evenings. Waitresses are really doing their best, but sometimes it's just not enough. You might have to wait you meal for a while. But it is worth it!

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Thank Risto K
Davao City, Philippines
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible food , Slow Service been this place and to try there pizza not great . Never recommend to my friends very disappointed with this restaurant sorry it's not worth it

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Thank Rejnielle D
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic food, friendly service and reasonable prices. Definitely one of the best pizzas I ever had! Thumbs up!

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Thank Margus K
St. Petersburg, Russia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Came to Tartu by bus, left a bag in a hotel, and went out for food wandering around. Ended up in Dolce Vita, and was very happy. Good hearty Italian food, good wine served by the glass, nice service. Perfect evening. Highly recommended.

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Thank Daniel A
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Tasty food and prices for main dish mostly are less than 10 euro ,serves many kinds of pizza and pasta 👍 waitresses and waiters are kind 😉

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Thank 政澤 李
Riga
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This probably is the most popular restaurant in Tartu amongst locals. They have very good pizza and pasta. We have been there many times and the service always is excellent. The restaurant has also offers for kids (kids pizza and pasta), but no play corner.

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Thank Nuclearbaby
Barcelona, Spain
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

The pizzas and pasta are so good, the only bad thing is the price. All pizzas are for 9€ more or less. However, there is the daily dish for a very reasonable price, then i could say is perfect.

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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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