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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 342 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
Athens, Georgia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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3 reviews 3 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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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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