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La Dolce Vita

Souq Waquif | Inside the Waqif Art Center, Doha, Qatar
+974 44367991
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Ranked #12 of 388 restaurants in Doha
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Doha, Qatar
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The best of this Italian restaurant is its location. In an alley inside the Souq, in a quiet and cozy square, far from the noisy main street. I thought it was a romantic place for dinner and you can forgot for a moment where you are. Even though the waitress was very nice with us, the Italian owners were to... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

That's definitely one of the most amazing restaurants you need to visit while you are at Doha. It brings all the real Italian ambiance, atmosphere even the surrounding; you feel like you are around a real small Italian piazza. Its easy to find if you do not know the place, its right behind the art museum in front of le... More

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Doha, Qatar
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This was an amazing expirience one of the best retaurants I have ever been to the food was fantastic and the atmosphere of a real Itallian place not like the tipical restaurant in Doha (in the good way) I can't wait to take my freind hope to come tonight!

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Couldn't believe how tasty & wonderfully "Italian" were the dishes we ordered at La Dolce Vita restaurant in Doha.. It exactly tastes as if you are in Rome or Florence. I had the chance to chat a bit with the place owner, a very friendly, patient & welcoming lady, who explained to me that even the ravioli pasta was home-made... More

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Miami
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Cute and quaint, family oriented, good food, nice for a date, be sure you get directions or you might not find it, near the arts place in the souq.

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Doha, Qatar
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

We visited yesterday evening and we're delighted with the really lovely lady who accommodated our requests and explained everything we wanted from the menu, and suggested further options too. We had three children with us aged 3, 4 and 6, and the staff were brilliant and so child friendly and we all felt very welcome. The food was super delicious,... More

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

Dear Mrs. HChaudhry, Thank you for spending your time to write a review about our restaurant ,we are happy that we satisfied your requests you are most welcome for a second visit will be waiting for you . Best regards Alain More

Athens, Greece
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Having seen the restaurant by chance a few days earlier, we went looking for it as it is off the main street at Souq Waqif. And we were glad to look for it again, as the food and the atmosphere is excellent, the staff is really polite, helpful and more than happy to explain to us all items on the... More

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

Mr. Michalisk, Thank you for your comment you are right we are maybe expensive for the souq but all restaurant in the souq are Arabic they do not import from abroad as we do from Italy (parmesan,mozzarella,bresaola etc..) although we are open since 2009 our prices haven't been increased even though, everything increased more than 50% .We are not trying... More

Doha
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We found this charming restaurant hidden in the Souq. We went for dinner with our kids, two of whom do not eat pasta! There are no pizzas on the menu here but when we told the owner ( whose name I cannot remember, sorry!) of our problem she immediately offered to cook chicken and chips especially for them. They were... More

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

Dear jdcgl, Thank you for your kind review , we were very pleased to serve you and we hope to see you back soon Alain More

Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
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112 reviews 112 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Tucked away behind the Souk Waqif arts centre with it's own small piazza, La Dolce Vita is worth searching out and is just off the main restaurant street. Food, service and atmosphere were excellent and I would only mark it down for the amount of smoking at outside tables including that of the Italian hostess. We enjoyed a seafood special... More

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

Dear Dean, It was a pleasure to read your comment . we will be happy to serve you again and hope to see you soon. Again we thank you Alain More

n marmaras
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I went with my wife to visit the local souk Ouakif and by chance we found a very charming restaurant in a quiet place which is rare into the souk. When we sat down immediately we felt the cozy ambiance, and we ordered as you can imagine the pasta with lobster it was fantastic the service friendly the owner a... More

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

Dear Harry, Thank you for your comment will be waiting for you Alain More

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