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La Dolce Vita

#20 of 500 Restaurants in Doha
Certificate of Excellence
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Souq Waquif | Inside the Waqif Near Art Center, Doha 21350, Qatar
+974 4436 7991
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1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Fri - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 114
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  • 56
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 5
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  • 3
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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
Satisfy your appetite for Italian cuisine

The food here was undoubtedly very delicious. The only dislike was about the dark-colored waitress. She was weirdly rude. She made our visit a little less happy about the restaurant. The sitting space here is a bit congested. The price is at the high end, but the food quality is very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Humayun K
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The food here was undoubtedly very delicious. The only dislike was about the dark-colored waitress. She was weirdly rude. She made our visit a little less happy about the restaurant. The sitting space here is a bit congested. The price is at the high end, but the food quality is very good.

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Doha, Qatar
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Authentic: Yes. This is the main character of this restaurant that gives you the comfort as soon you step in. The staff look very educated in term of welcoming and advising you about the food: they simply care as if they own the place which you rarely find in town. It gives you the feeling of being in a European... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Hands down the most authentic Italian restaurant in Qatar. The taste of every single dish on the menu is unique. From the tiger shrimp special linguine to the 4 cheese gnocchi. The owners is so attentive and she is so adorable. I believe that the restaurants key success factor is the fact that they always get fresh ingredients which makes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A very wonderful Italian staff that serves authentic Italian cuisine. Everything tastes and looks freshly made and if you love authentic Italian food, you'll be very impressed. Additionally, the atmosphere and decour is very pleasant and the restaurant is located in a more private part of the market (behind the Souq's Art Center). The entrees were anywhere from 60 to... More 

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

Dear Mr. Phil C We were overwhelemed by your comment , yes unfortunately no wine but at least good food We thank you and hope to see you soon best regards Alain More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I am relatively new in Doha and was introduced to La Dolce Vita last night by some friends of mine. It certainly did not disappoint. The service was great the food amazing and I loved the friendly atmosphere and the homely decor in the restaurant. I also thought it was good value for money. I look forward to coming back... More 

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

Dear Mr. David Thank you for your comment and we too are looking forward to see you back in your restaurant Best regards Alain More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My husband and I love this restaurant. The food is amazing. We adore the Italian lady owner who not only looks amazing but gives fantastic advice on her specials. Waitresses are lovely too. Since discovering this restaurant we take all our guests here and they all love it too. My daughter is here from 17th may and planning on taking... More 

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

Dear Mrs Sharon H Thank you for your nice comment about Ladolcevita restaurant and specially not only commenting on the food and hospitality but about " how good the value was " We are waiting for you and your daughter to serve you at our best Thank you and best regards Alain More 

Gatineau, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

La Dolce Vita is one of my very best restaurants in Qatar: Authenticity, great location, very good food and fair and honest prices, good service and dedicated and nice owners. Nothing flashy, showy or glitzy: if you look for golden bidets, priceless crystal chandeliers and overpriced food you have many options in Doha. But if you want to experience pure... More 

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

Dear Mr. Antoine R You said it all can't add anything , thank you for your comment and will be waiting for your next visit . Best regards Alain More 

Doha, Qatar
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Nice atmosphere in the best location on town. Been there knowing that it's considered as one of the best italian restaurants in town. For me it was good food but way too expensive comparing what it had to offer.

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

Dear Mr, civil2006 Frankly , I do not know what to answer as we repeatedly tried to explain that we never increased our price since we opened and I will tell you a secret , we are not allowed to increase our prices or to change our menu without the authorization of the souq management. Bare in mind that all... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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94 reviews 94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We have been at the Dolce Vita for a quick dinner as we were flying the same night and was really good. We eat gnocchi and burrata :), and of course gelato. The atmosphere is amazing, feels like any small restaurant somewhere in Italy, very nice people and lovely owners. Highly recommended. Shame there is not alcohol allowed yet....

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

Dear Mr. Cesar Alonso Alcohol is allowed only in 5 stars hotel , the souq is considered a popular place for all residents, Therefore, out of respect to the population gathering there, alcohol is forbidden. Hence, we do like your comment and would like to thank you hoping to see you again Best regards Alain More 

Doha
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Attentive service and delicious sphagetti topped with crayfish. You can sit outside when it is cool and enjoy the atmosphere of Souq Waqif.

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

Dear Mr. PottB 1 I agree with you crayfish is very delicious and I do prefer it to lobsters . We thank you for your nice comment and hope to host you soon Best regards Alain More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Souq Waquif | Inside the Waqif Near Art Center, Doha 21350, Qatar
  • Location: Middle East  >  Qatar  >  Doha
  • Phone Number: +974 4436 7991

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Friday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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