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La Dolce Vita

#25 of 512 Restaurants in Doha
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Souq Waquif | Inside the Waqif Art Center, Doha, Qatar
+974 4436 7991
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent choice in Souq Waqaf

I had an excellent lunch here most recently and it does live up to its reputation fully. I would definitely return. The location is nice on a small courtyard inside the Souq. You might have to look around a bit to find it. The menu is good with a lot of typical dishes you would expect to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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  • Late Night
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137 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had an excellent lunch here most recently and it does live up to its reputation fully. I would definitely return. The location is nice on a small courtyard inside the Souq. You might have to look around a bit to find it. The menu is good with a lot of typical dishes you would expect to find in an... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I never complained from any restaurant for being overpriced, because usually, even if it is, I enjoy the meal, or I find it special, or even the location the restaurant is compensating. so I don't mind if the pill came little big. but that day, I payed 90 QR for a lasagna which was just a very normal lasagna taste... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

I always recommend La Dolce Vita to newcomers and friends. The ambiance is great regardless of if you sit indoors or outdoors. This place is sort of tucked away from the bustle of the souk. You forget you are in Doha (in a good way). The staff and owners are very attentive and well-versed in the dishes. The owners always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Was part of the pre-openning team in 6yrs ago, worked briefly then left for greener pastures. This is a true picture of family owned restaurant. It is hard to get homesick while working there, they remembered all staffs birthdays and bought us gifts as well. Am happy to read the above reviews.. makes me feel bad that I left. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Service was good and also the food..the ambiance is so nice but you need to be patience because of the traffic going there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My work brings me to Doha on a weekly basis. As much as I like trying different restaurants there's one place I always come back to every time I'm in Doha, that's La Dolce Vita Ristorante in Souq Waquif. The food is exquisite! Everything is freshly made. The pasta, the meats, the fish, and the deserts are all delicious. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The food was amazing And explaination from the onwer was sooo detail and vivid Whatever she mentioned, i wanted to eat and try. Very friendly and nice to enjoy weather these days in Doha Good to have dinner after look around souq wakif. They gave a rose to every single costomer yesterday on St Valentine's day. Very sweet gesture.. ;)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Friendly staff, good food, the ambiance is nice.. A nice escape from all the middle eastern food in souq waqif..

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Alain M, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear Redha R Thanks for your kind review , we hope to see you again Best regards Alain More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

One of my favorite restaurants in Doha. From the friendly service to the delicious food made with fresh seasonal ingredients cooked to order. Look out for the special board for something different. You must also try the gelato it is by far the best in Qatar!

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Alain M, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear Amber C So far so good " il meglio deve arrivare encora " Translation the best still has to arrive . This what I explain to my guests that all ingredients are seasonal as we do not serve any frozen or precooked food .A lot understand that it is worthwhile waiting from 15 to 20 minutes for there pasta... More 

Doha, Qatar
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

First time here. Great service and wonderful food. Large portions. My husband said the risotto he had was delicious. The lasagna is homemade and very good. Best food I have had in Doha. The service is excellent!

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Alain M, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear Sharonne, Thank you for the nice review and we hope to see you soon. Best regards Alain More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Souq Waquif | Inside the Waqif Art Center, Doha, Qatar
  • Location: Middle East  >  Qatar  >  Doha
  • Phone Number: +974 4436 7991

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

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