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La Dolce Vita

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323 East Broad Street (2nd Floor), Athens, GA
706-353-3911
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Italian experience in Athens

I think a lot of people don't know about this place, because it is upstairs on the second level of the building, and very near a more well-known Italian restaurant on Broad St. The food is delicious. We started with a charcuterie combination as well as some cheeses. It was enough to have made a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
zkirbs
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Atlanta, GA
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Atlanta, GA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I think a lot of people don't know about this place, because it is upstairs on the second level of the building, and very near a more well-known Italian restaurant on Broad St. The food is delicious. We started with a charcuterie combination as well as some cheeses. It was enough to have made a meal, and was complemented with... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is by far the best Italian restaurant in Athens and one of the best overall in the city. Stefano is a great guy and gets every detail right. The food is authentic and very consistent. Wine list is right on the money with great red and white from Italy. The specials are creative and well thought out and never... More 

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Martinez, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We originally set out to eat at a neighboring restaurant, but got stuck on a wait list and skipped. Aggravated, we set out to find somewhere new. Ended up walking in La Dolce Vita and what a great surprise! Up the staircase from the sidewalk is a quaint, cozy place that seats about 60 people total. Although we didnt have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Whenever I have to opportunity to eat downtown Athens I always enjoy La Dolce Vita. The best wine selection, friendly and knowledgeable staff, talented chef. I leave more than satisfied.

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Athens, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Four of us were out for dinner before a concert and chose La Dolce Vita because we'd all eaten there before and had great separate experiences. Personally, I've had fish, poultry and pork dishes at this restaurant and each has been excellent. Good, single page, menu with many good choices. Good daily specials. Excellent wine list featuring good wines that... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service! The food is delicious and one can tell the freshness of the ingredients. A relatively small town but with big city, high quality and satisfying line of menu. We will come back again. I advise advanced reservation. And of course, dessert....yum O!

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alpharetta, Georgia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great upstairs venue over Broad on Athens--nice older tuscany style atmosphere. So I ordered the Diver scallops with tortellini, and received a few overcooked teenise bay scallops with some rather divine mounds of ravioli not tortellini. I advised the waiter that I'd grown up on Long island, lived by the Great South bay (and was once married to a shell... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Had dinner last night and it was very good. We had Beef Carpaccio, braised short ribs, and duck ragu. We also had tiramisu for desert. Short Ribs were awesome!!! The wine was also very good and a good list to satisfy most palate. The only complaint is no liquor license.

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Dublin, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Excellent food and service. Go on a night in the middle of the week if you want a nice quiet atmosphere. Food is made to order. Absolutely delicious! We visited on October 29, 2014.

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Perth, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

This place has promise but unfortunately the food was not as expected. The veal Marsala did not have much flavour and having it served on top of mashed potato mixed with long beans was not appealing. The service was good and wine cold. My wife enjoyed her pork dish but all in all not the standard expected

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 323 East Broad Street (2nd Floor), Athens, GA
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: 706-353-3911

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?