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La Dolce Vita

323 East Broad Street (2nd Floor), Athens, GA
706-353-3911
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Ranked #5 of 331 restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Lovely restaurant nestled on the second floor overlooking a busy but quiet Intersection with comfortable jazz music as a backdrop. Food was fresh and full of flavor. The handmade pasta was/is exactly what you would want when eating Italian food. The chef did an amazing job with the lasagnette agli asparagi. It has amazing depth of flavor and something we... More

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Birmingham
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Service was timely and expert - apps were delightful - the carpaccio was so good we ordered a 2nd plate - nice atmosphere, good wine. We had several classic dishes - tortellini, gnocchi and fettuccine with meatballs - all were happy with their selections. This is a great find in downtown Athens - reasonably priced, portions ample. Would make a... More

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Athens, GA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Bread was unremarkable, but olive oil had a kick! Beef carpaccio was wonderful--perhaps a bit too much arugula, but that was easily remedied. Bruschetta was--okay, rather dry, topped simply with pieces of out-of-season tomatoes. We each had the pork loin. Servings were generous, asparagus was nice--just a hint of crispness. Moscato and cannoli for dessert--lovely! Service was attentive without overwhelming.... More

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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Great evening with a friend in Athens. The restaurant is right on the main street in Athens, and upstairs overlooking the street and campus. We went on the weekend so it was busy but got a reservation (good idea) and were greeted well and given a table near near the window. We started with a couple glasses of Italian wines... More

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Athens, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I love La Dolce Vita, the prices are good, the food is very good, and most week nights my wife and I can sit down with no wait. will go again.

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Athens, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Friend and myself went to my most favorite italian restaurant in Athens . Got reservation at the last minute, and were greeted warmly on arrival. The staff was very helpful in suggesting our order, including wine. We selected two seafood dishes, one a monkfish and the other a mussel and shrimp dish. We were looking for a lighter meal and... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

I always enjoy eating here. It's a bit pricey (then again, I'm frugal), but I always enjoy my meal. I usually get their Strozapretti (sp?). It's a spicy pasta dish that melts in my mouth--I love it. I've eaten at the east side, west side, and downtown locations....downtown is my favorite, but all are good.

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houston
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17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at 7PM on a busy Saturday night without a reservation. Luckily there were 2 seats at the bar. Bartender Shaun took good care of us. We had a view of the kitchen which made it difficult to choose what delectable menu items to order. Everything looked incredible. My husband and I shared an appetizer, salad, entree, dessert and... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The menu is full of traditional Italian classics, and twists on it, which trully reflect the northern Italian descent of the owner/chef. The kitchen staff knows its trade and presents the dishes beautifully. Waiter Sean has a passion for honest food and transfers it on to you. The wine list is nice with wines (by the glass) at reasonable prices... More

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Athens, Georgia
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20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Most authentic Italian food I've had since Italy. The fresh bread was to die for. Appetizer, entree and desert were all wonderful.

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