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La Dolce Vita

Souq Waquif | Inside the Waqif Art Center, Doha, Qatar
+974 4436 7991
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Ranked #29 of 420 restaurants in Doha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Doha, Umm Salal ali, Qatar
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I came here with my two kids and my husband to have an ice cream in the afternoon. Well when we arrived the staff was not very welcoming, as they did not want us to choose table they insisted in placing us right at the back corner stuck next to the wall. Even though there was only 3 customers at... More

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

Hello Jessica C , I was very reluctant to answer as your comment didn't reflect our restaurant at all , but the policy is even though it was negative TRIPADVISOR encourage us to find out what went wrong. We did our investigation with our staff to see why you were seated at the back near the wall It seems that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

The food is amazing! One of the 'must' eat restaurant in Doha! The service is great and fast as well. The owners are helpful and very friendly. Thumbs up! :)

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

Dear Msyvonneali, What a satisfaction few words and very intense liked a lot " Thumbs up" very original Thank you so much Best regards Alain More

Ad Dawhah, Qatar
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

There is a myth in Doha that only the hotel restaurants are good. This isn’t true. You can find Dolce Vita in the middle of the traditional Souks, but once you go inside you find yourself in a little village in Italy. The owners are so kind, they make your mind travel to Italy. The food is amazing! It looks... More

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

Dear Ana Isabel F, I start with " GRAZIE " thank you we are happy to hear that it is your favourite place we will keep it this way our aim is our customer to feel home . Thank you again Best regards Alain More

Doha, Qatar
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It is a great restaurant; the best one in Souq Waqif. Delicious food and the service is amazing; at some point it seems you are in Italy for a while and the atmosphere is very comfortable inside the restaurant. The terrace is very nice even if now, due to the high temperatures, is better to be inside.

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

Hello Paco P Thank you for your comment let's wait for the good season and we will open our outside patio, I am sure you will enjoy it even more , Best regards Alain More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The restaurant have a good location in one of the tiny alleys of Souq Wakif. The service was very good and very welcome. The order came after 20 min and surprise, the order was just rewarmed and not so fresh as I expected.

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

Hello Gabitul, We were astonished to hear that food was rewarmed as you said it took 20 minutes in fact we cook our food when ordered nothing is precooked this has been our policy since we opened that's why you have to wait when you order so food is cooked on the spot , anyhow, we are not looking for... More

Santa Rosa, Philippines
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A much welcomed respite in an alley at Souq Waqif on a hot summer night. Once you enter, it felt like a place where grandma would cook and serve meals, really quaint. There were a few customers when we came in so that was a good thing for me; I tend to shy away from crowded restaurants. Their waitresses were... More

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

Hello TennVee, You said it all but we will keep in mind to correct some few remarks ,understood that maybe you do not eat salt kindly , next time, advise us beforehand as to cater for it. Thank you again for your comments best regards Alain More

Cairo Governorate, Egypt
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

it was such an amazing exp, i break my fast there, there was an elegant lady i think the owner was so much helpful, i tried the potato pumpkin soup for the first time it was amazing an tasty,, and the mushroom scallop was realy great, they put huge amount of food in plate, i will sure pay another visit... More

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

Dear Sarah Radwan, Thank you for recommending our restaurant , it was much appreciated hoping for your next visit Best regards Alain More

Doha, Qatar
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

the place is nice and impressively hidden .... The food is quite nice but prefer to have some wine together with the food but they're not serving any alcohol ... Anyway I found the place unique , food is ok. Service is a little bit slow yet they delivered all my request .. Definitely coming back here for a dinner... More

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

Hello Sweetdestroyer, Unfortunately, the law in the souq doesn't permit any alcohol . But we try to give our customer good quality of food and a good service as to have him back again . We are going to investigate and follow the matter of service as to improve on your next visit , we will be waiting for your... More

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I love this restaurant in Souq Waqif. They really cook the original Italian cuisine, with much choice. I adore their seafood salad with suids and shrimps. I take it every time I go there. The owners are very nice and like to chat with the customers. The place is clean and the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming.

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

Hello Giallobattocchio, Thank you for your comment ,we are waiting for your next visit . best regards Alain More

Doha, Qatar
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Being in the Souq the ambience is great, and sitting outside is always a nice experience, but I think the food lets them down a little, nothing that outstanding. Shame you can't have a glass of vino with your meal, but that's life....

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

Hello gmn23, Your comment has been noted we thank you Best regards Alain More

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