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La Dolce Vita

#20 of 521 Restaurants in Doha
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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Souq Waquif | Inside the Waqif Art Center, Doha, Qatar
+974 4436 7991
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 4
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  • 3
    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
Fun atmosphere in the evening with friends

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
PottB1
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Doha
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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180 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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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Doha
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Home made Italian taste, hosted by a family of international people. Take the advice on what to eat, let yourself be carried into a sea of flavors. Not to miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A warm welcome from the family owners or the staff, with an extravagant portion of premium Italian food are sure to make you feel you've gone to Italy without really travelling. Highly recommended. Muhannad Kocache

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

After checking on TripAdvisor, I went for lunch with my colleague to this beautiful restaurant. Although not very difficult to find, you have to ask the way from other restaurants towards this fine dinning authentic Italian restaurant. Big portions so order accordingly and sweet staff will make your dinning even better. Amazing food, Loved the minestrone soup to Gnocchi. .must... More 

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338 reviews 338 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 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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Alain M, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Stonewithnomoss, Your comment was taken very seriously due to the fact that the ciabatta was not good ,we discussed it with the chef and he will arrange it accordingly. As far as the espresso we are sad to hear that it didn't meet your expectations but we are happy to hear that our prices compared to other places... More 

Doha, Qatar
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Alain M, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Karim, We respect your point of view ,we can't discuss prices as it has been laid down 5 years ago and never been increased .It might be expensive for some clients. We are sorry for this inconvenience. Allow me to thank you for your comment but till today our high rated comments are that our portions are way... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Alain M, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear ZMMPC For sure we will never rush anyone enjoying his meal ,every bite should be tasted and enjoyed. It was our pleasure to take care of you and we thank you for your nice comment hoping to see you soon Best regards Alain More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Alain M, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear Wyclif, It was nice to hear from you we hope your doing well back home and don't forget if we are doing well it is thanks to you and the others that helped us . Best regards Alain More 

Doha, Qatar
2 reviews
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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Alain M, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear Risha Yes you are right the restaurant gets quite busy ,we try all our best to get everything on time if we delayed on you kindly accept our apologies. We thank you for your comment and hope to see you soon Best regards Alain More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Alain M, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear Abraham, It was a real pleasure to see you back again in Doha and specially at Ladolcevita .We thank you for your comment and will be waiting for your next visit. 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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