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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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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 22
    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
Overall, very good, but with some flaws

I visited La Dolce Vita while on a business trip to Athens. My colleague and I decided to share some dishes in order to experience more of the menu than we could have on our own. We started with the Piatto di Formaggi, which came with three marmalades (red pepper, green pepper, and onion) and 6... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Rineni
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Villa Rica, Georgia
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Villa Rica, Georgia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I visited La Dolce Vita while on a business trip to Athens. My colleague and I decided to share some dishes in order to experience more of the menu than we could have on our own. We started with the Piatto di Formaggi, which came with three marmalades (red pepper, green pepper, and onion) and 6 cheeses. My personal favorite... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 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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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?