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La Dolce Vita

323 East Broad Street (2nd Floor), Athens, GA
706-353-3911
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Ranked #7 of 334 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Perth, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I visited this restaurant with my son, who is a student at UGA. We are trying all the restaurants in the downtown area from time to time. This restaurant is upstairs, quiet and intimate with a nice decor, white tablecloths. The service was very attentive. We had arugula salad and octopus for appetizers. The octopus serving was huge, but it... More

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Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Our first trip ever to Athens and we are so glad we went here for dinner. The bruschetta appetizer was one of the best we have ever had. We both enjoyed our pasta dishes and had more than enough to take home. The cannoli for dessert was fabulous; just wish you got more than one. The atmosphere is very nice... More

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centralNJ
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We enjoyed a delicious Italian meal in athens, Ga much to our surprise. Our table shared a variety of interesting appetizers including octopus and tuna. Entrees included pasta with mushrooms that we all enjoyed as it was way too much for one to eat. The risotto was also nicely served with roasted garlic and shrimp. It's small and crowed on... More

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Genoa, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is as Italian as you can get. I am native, born and raised there. It is just good. They have a great atmosphere and (note) attention to quality of key ingredients. Most pastas are made in house. Most dishes are prepared fresh every day, this is no shack with frozen lasagna that gets thrown in a microwave. The overall... More

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Atlanta, GA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was in Athens for a conference recently and made reservations for La Dolce Vita based on Trip Advisor reviews. It was very nice to find a quiet restaurant in such a busy college town! The service was excellent and dinner was very good. While the entrees were not haute cuisine, the pasta was fresh and homemade and the offerings... More

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New York City, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Unfortunately there are few restaurants in this town as the 65-plus "pubs" cater to the beer-guzzling college students for whom anything out of the microwave oven counts as 'restaurant' food. NOT AT THIS RESTAURANT! Unfortunately located up a flight of stairs without elevator apparently available the climb is worth it. The menu is diverse (veal with tuna, veal picatta, excellent... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Additional Information about La Dolce Vita

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

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