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La Dolce Vita

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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, Reservations
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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
Truly great Italian food. No pizza!

After having dinner for over a week in Belize we felt like Italian for a change. Unfortunately they do not serve pizza but we had pasta and fish instead and it was amazingly good. All flavoured perfectly to taste. Inside only but with ac very comfortable. No WiFi. Prices as indicated $$. Well done... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Sander M
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The Netherlands
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  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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The Netherlands
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

After having dinner for over a week in Belize we felt like Italian for a change. Unfortunately they do not serve pizza but we had pasta and fish instead and it was amazingly good. All flavoured perfectly to taste. Inside only but with ac very comfortable. No WiFi. Prices as indicated $$. Well done chef!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I went here with my wife, and we really enjoyed ourselves. All the dishes that we ordered were excellent, and the atmosphere was very pleasant.

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Ramah, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We went to this excellent Italian Restaurant with John and Lisa, the owners of "Lost Reef Resort&Hideaway" where we were staying at. They had told us that it was a treat for Italians (like them and ourselves) to be able to taste Chef Simone's entries. And they were not kidding... Simone and his wife personally prepare the specialties, with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Food is great and Simone the owner is an incredible person! No matter how busy he will find time to visit personally. Always nice to have the owner and chef come to see how your experience was. Not to be missed!

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

The environment, the food and service was over the top! Came highly recommended and now we know why! It was fabulous! We've been here 4 times & never ate here... We try to get our seafood fill while here. Thought we can get Italian anywhere in the U.S. ... But this is fantastic! You must put this on your list... More 

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Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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 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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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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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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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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Additional Information about La Dolce Vita

Address: Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
Phone Number: 501 523-3115
Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
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
Average Prices: USD 12 to 18
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

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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 to 18
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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