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La Dolce Vita Ristorante

San Carlos & 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
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Ranked #103 of 152 restaurants in Carmel
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Jan 16, 2014
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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37 reviews from our community

67% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
fort worth
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I can't review the food because we left without ordering. I should have know there was a problem when I called for a reservation and they answered "Hello?" We walked into a completely empty restaurant. I think we woke them up. No liquor license. They have some kind of beer of wine based fake Vodka & Tequila. The wine list... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

The pizza was very good, prices are reasonable for the area. A very good dining experience. The calamari appetizer was great.

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San Francisco, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

First, this restaurant has moved to a new location - on 5th Avenue, across from the Carmel post office. I had been to the former location several times and always found the food to be delicious and the service excellent. In this regard, nothing has changed. We recently visited the new location with out-of-town friends, who happen to love Italian... More

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Omaha, NE
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We spent one night in Carmel-by-the-Sea, a beautiful area that we plan to return to. My husband wanted pizza and, while going thru a stack of menus at our B&B, came across La Dolce Vita which featured “gourmet pizza”. After stumbling around in the dark, and getting redirected after a stop at a gallery, we finally found the restaurant. Our... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We love dinning here, when in Carmel. My favorite part of their menu are the appetizers... incredible! Skip dessert and save room for them!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Found this restaurant across from the post office. At lunchtime, we were surprised there wasn't a crowd. Andrea Bocelli was calling me in! great music. First came lightly toasted bread with sundried tomato dip. Delicious. Then house salad, which was carefully made. A chicken, Gorgonzola and mozzarella pizza was perfectly cooked. I had Bolla Chianti, perfect match. Very nice service.

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Livermore, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

This looks like a nice little restaurant. It was right around the corner from my hotel. The staff was nice. I had a spinach salad and bruschetta. The salad consisted of a pile of spinach, gorgonzola, and dressing. The bruschetta was a pile of tomatos on bread. I expected a little more spice and flavor. I'm not sure why I... More

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Worcester UK
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

The service was excellent, I had lamb shank which was delicious & hubby's pizza was good but a little overcooked. The bread and special dip was delicious! Worth a visit for a well priced meal in friendly surroundings

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

This was a bit of a find we came across this place whilst looking for a Chinese Restaurant and it was really good. The waiter was very good and the food excellent. The portions were just about right and they looked after our kids even though they did not have a children's menu.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

My man had the trout and loved every bite of it! The chicken pesto sandwich was also good but his meal looked better.

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