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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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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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
3 helpful votes 3 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This place has the best pizza I have ever tasted! Though, I have visited Naples and Italy many times and had the ''original'' pizza, I am still very confused and surprised about the quality of the restaurant in Tartu. The best thing about La Dolce Vita - it takes only 10 minutes and you can take away you food and... More

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Tartu, Estonia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It has been a really popular restaurant for some time already. The food is good and waitresses really friendly. Only the interior needs some refrshment.

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Tartu, Estonia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Dolce Vita is still one of Tartu's best restaurants. Either traditional Pizza and Pasta or meat and fish as well as their starters have outstanding quality. The service is fast and friendly and speeks asside from Estonian English, sometimes Russian, German or Finnish. The only inconvenience is that because it is often crowed, it is quite loud and the... More

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Riga, Latvia
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I stopped in here for lunch one day. The service was very good. The pizza was perfect and the prices were very good. The same pizza would have cost a few euros more in Italy. Definitely would go here again.

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