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La Dolce Vita

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Italian, Pasta
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Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
501 523-3115
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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  • 148
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pasta that rivals the best we've eaten in Rome

Chef Simone prepared our favorite Italian comfort food in the middle of Central America and it brought me back to my favorite pasta in Rome. We started with prosciutto and melon that was sweet and melted in your mouth. Then we settled in to demolish large servings of spaghetti carbonara and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Ed R
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Helotes, Texas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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212 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Miami, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately, dinner wasn't so sweet for us when we came here. The service staff was very nice and it was nice to have the chef pass by the table. But the food wasn't up to par. Perhaps because we came on a Sunday night and were the last table to be seated. I had a gnocchi Gorgonzola with chicken Parmesan... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was our most disappointing meal in placencia . The food is just average - granted it was a Sunday but it seemed like the chef and staff couldn't wait to leave. They made it a point to say everything was cooked to order but when the pasta came I could tell it wasn't fresh at all. Clearly everything was... More 

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Helotes, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Chef Simone prepared our favorite Italian comfort food in the middle of Central America and it brought me back to my favorite pasta in Rome. We started with prosciutto and melon that was sweet and melted in your mouth. Then we settled in to demolish large servings of spaghetti carbonara and seafood pasta that truly rivaled the best dishes we... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We were quite hesitant about going to an Italian restaurant while in Belize, but we were so happy we did. The owner is from Italy and I believe he brings back all the fixings from Italy. It was delicious!

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Columbia, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The atmosphere was great for a romantic evening. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. I had the breaded pork with mozzarella and wrapped in capicola. It was one of the best things I've ever eaten in my life. The food prices were all very affordable and cost 1/3 of what you would pay in a similar US... More 

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Placencia, Belize
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We were served delicious, freshly prepared Italian food in an Italian-like atmosphere. The chef/owner mingled with the quests and showed sincere concern that they enjoyed their meal. The service was meticulous.

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Cozumel, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I had penne pasta with pesto. It was excellent My aunt had a seafood pasta dish and it was very good as well. The owner was there and came to the table and chatted while checking how we were enjoying the food. Great service. Resturant was busy

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The pasta as well as the fish dishes were nice Italian fare. It was appealing that the items were prepared fresh. We almost did not get fish dishes because there was confusion about what the local catch had made available. There was an extensive wine list.

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Beaverlodge, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Wow was really impressed with the food here. Great menu selection and wonderful service. Nice air conditioned restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I made a reservation for 8pm around 4pm that day - good thing I did, because the place was packed. The place was short staffed that night (somebody called in sick, etc), but the service was still decent - the waiter worked his tail off to accomplish that. My wife and I started off with the antipasto misto - Italian... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
  • Phone Number: 501 523-3115

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 18
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

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Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?