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Dolce Vita Coffee Shop & Restaurant

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Italian, Southwestern, Pizza, Asian, Sri Lankan
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27, Poruthota Road, Ettukala., Negombo Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
+94 31 2 274968
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Description: The coffee shop is located in the heart of the tourist area of Ettukala...
The coffee shop is located in the heart of the tourist area of Ettukala Negombo, in the premises of the well known Seasands Guest House.
The Coffee Shop is an air-conditioned and smoke-free facility for guaranteeing a pleasant stay for the customers with a clean and hygienic food display.
The outside veranda faces the ocean and the beautiful beach of Negombo and it is geared to offer musical shows and various entertainments on Friday night.
The coffee shop offers authentic Italian Espresso and Cappuccino using the latest coffee machine technology, accompanied with freshly baked pastry, sweet products, ice creams, cakes and the famous Italian dessert “Tiramisu”.
DOLCE VITA is an ideal spot to spend leisure time with friends and relatives in a very quiet and peaceful environment.
The coffee shop is an Italian-Srilankan joint venture and its mission is to introduce to local and foreign customers in Negombo the <coffee shop concept>, which is very popular in the western countries but still not developed in Negombo. The <Coffee Shop concept> is a sensual experience of Coffee and Tea flavours, snacks and pastry, ice creams and cakes to be shared in a friendly atmosphere while chatting with friends and relatives in a clean and pleasant environment surrounded by music. In addition to these core activities, the management has arranged a food menu which includes spaghetti, pizza, sea foods and sri lankan food.
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    Very good
  • 37
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
My favorite spot in Negombo

I visited this lovely little cafe often while staying in Negombo because I loved the atmosphere of the outside dining area overlooking the beach. They make great iced coffee, which can be hard to find in Asia for us Melbournians. The staff were friendly and efficient and it was a very nice spot to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Edigirl
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Autentic little Italian place. Romantic and really good food. Good service. Wiev over the beach..............

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Thank Søren N
Cheshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first meal here was very good but the second wasn't . Starter was excellent but main courses were disappointing. We'll play safe and order pizza next time.

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Thank Norjay
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this lovely little cafe often while staying in Negombo because I loved the atmosphere of the outside dining area overlooking the beach. They make great iced coffee, which can be hard to find in Asia for us Melbournians. The staff were friendly and efficient and it was a very nice spot to sit and enjoy a sunset.

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Thank Edigirl
Rugeley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Next to the beach with better coffee than some places in Sri Lanka!! A nice place to sit out of the sun and people watch

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Thank peterh125
Styrsö
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had our last dinner in Sri Lanka here. It was great to get away from the bustling beach road. The food was very tasy and large portions.

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Thank maria_hansson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to go at the end of your trip if you're looking for some Italian cuisine. Desserts were delicious and all the portions were great. We would highly recommend the bruschetta.

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Thank mjngallo
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's obviously hit and miss. We were a MISS. Staff very slow. My husbands pasta was awful. My pancake nicer. Not a great atmosphere. We've found much nicer places in Negombo. I much prefer independents to chains but better service and coffee in the Coffee Bean up the road. Shame.

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Thank Gillian B
Goirle, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were so much looking forward to a real Italian pizza. NOT EVEN CLOSE. Both our pizza's were literally the most disgusting pizza's we've ever tasted in our life. The dough tasted like a shoe sole. Ultimately, the owner did not care a bit and just laughed it away. Please do yourself a favor and avoid this restaurant. Unless you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here for breakfast and it was raining that day, so it was really good for some hot fresh crêpes with chocolate syrup. I recommend this place for a really satisfying and happy breakfast. 😊

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Thank DangerX 5
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We had a very tasty breakfast. The only missing thing was the fresh fruit juice. So wo orderd an additional one, this should be included (as it is in all other restaurants...). Nice place:-)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27, Poruthota Road, Ettukala., Negombo Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Negombo
  • Phone Number: +94 31 2 274968

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Southwestern, Pizza, Asian, Sri Lankan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

Description

The coffee shop is located in the heart of the tourist area of Ettukala Negombo, in the premises of the well known Seasands Guest House.
The Coffee Shop is an air-conditioned and smoke-free facility for guaranteeing a pleasant stay for the customers with a clean and hygienic food display.
The outside veranda faces the ocean and the beautiful beach of Negombo and it is geared to offer musical shows and various entertainments on Friday night.
The coffee shop offers authentic Italian Espresso and Cappuccino using the latest coffee machine technology, accompanied with freshly baked pastry, sweet products, ice creams, cakes and the famous Italian dessert “Tiramisu”.
DOLCE VITA is an ideal spot to spend leisure time with friends and relatives in a very quiet and peaceful environment.
The coffee shop is an Italian-Srilankan joint venture and its mission is to introduce to local and foreign customers in Negombo the <coffee shop concept>, which is very popular in the western countries but still not developed in Negombo. The <Coffee Shop concept> is a sensual experience of Coffee and Tea flavours, snacks and pastry, ice creams and cakes to be shared in a friendly atmosphere while chatting with friends and relatives in a clean and pleasant environment surrounded by music. In addition to these core activities, the management has arranged a food menu which includes spaghetti, pizza, sea foods and sri lankan food.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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