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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 57
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 10
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  • 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
Good food in a decent location

This restaurant has a small place outside, which is not very beautiful but better than the cellar in the summer. Service was fast, friendly and attentive. Nothing bad here. I ordered a pizza and some pasta, with the pasta coming first. After some waiting, the waitress asked me if the pizza... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Alanisette
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Basel, Switzerland
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Basel, Switzerland
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a small place outside, which is not very beautiful but better than the cellar in the summer. Service was fast, friendly and attentive. Nothing bad here. I ordered a pizza and some pasta, with the pasta coming first. After some waiting, the waitress asked me if the pizza could come first, as the pasta would need some... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Booked ahead by phone for early supper. The service was welcoming and efficient. The menu was incredibly broad and very good despite the risks of such a range. Would definitely go back.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Very good service, extensive menu in a traditional Italian. The prices were relatively low food very tasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I came here with a group of my friends when we were making our way around the Baltic countries. The Italian in our group enjoyed his Berlino pizza very much, while another happily munched on her Delicata pizza. Thin crust and great ingredients. My girlfriend and I shared a very tasty pumpkin soup and a piece of steak in forest... More 

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Estonia
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Best pizzas, pasta, carpaccio in Tartu - worth to come! Maybe just the waitresses could be more cheerful, it seems some of them never smile. Luckily some do :)! And always make a reservation to be sure you`ll have the table.

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Finland
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

La Dolce Vita was just around the corner so we wanted to check were the good ratings right. Restaurant was half full though it was middle of the week. We got our table fast and were able to order in couple of minutes. We both took pizzas on the list and it took only 5 min to get them on... More 

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Lohja, Southern Finland, Finland
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We did not have a reservation, and it was full, but waitresses told us to wait for a moment and soon we got a table. We ordered pescatore soup and bruchetta for starters. Pescatore soup had a very nice flavour and lots of good quality frutti di mare, 5 stars. Bruchetta was ok. Service was very efficient and friendly. They... More 

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Tartu, Estonia
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Very good italian food for a very reasonable prices. The starters, pizzas and raviolis are all excellent. My cantine in Tartu :)

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is the only place in Tartu which is running with full throttle force since its opening. Staff knows English very well. The prices are a bit higher, though at the end you will be delighted to fulfill your higher expectation received either from a friend or from a good review.

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Tartu, Estonia
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Ever since this place opened up, it's been my favorite Italian eatery in town - even though the prices are a bit on the higher end, the food is well worth it - you won't get better pizza anywhere else in Tartu, it's even cooked in a proper oven. When price is an issue, they offer daily specials, both pizza... More 

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Additional Information about La Dolce Vita

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

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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

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?