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La Dolce Vita Ristorante

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San Carlos & 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
831-624-3667
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A quiet small place to have a romantic dinner.

We ate here while walking around Carmel. The place has outdoor seating as well as classy indoor seating. We ate on the patio with nice quiet Italian music playing. The service was excellent and the food well prepared. It was a slow night which made our service even better. A great little place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Edward Y
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Lompoc,Ca
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Lompoc,Ca
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124 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We ate here while walking around Carmel. The place has outdoor seating as well as classy indoor seating. We ate on the patio with nice quiet Italian music playing. The service was excellent and the food well prepared. It was a slow night which made our service even better. A great little place to have a meal.

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Geneva, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We never thought this would be possible. Allthough the menue looked quite ok, and the terasse looked quite friendly, once we actually sat down inside, it all started to go wrong. The low ceiling and the bad lighting would be ok if the food would not take over 60 minutes to arrive - and then even in the wrong order!... More 

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Dublin, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Quick summary of this restuarant. No one to greet you "awkward". Waiter very unfriendly. I was brought a dish I did not order and was told that's all they had. I told the waiter I did not want pasta so he recommended the lamb with polenta. My dish came with lamb over spagettii. I was shocked. The menu does not... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We purchased a $42 groupon coupon for an appetizer, 2 entrees and 2 glasses of wine. Our concern was that when we arrived at the restaurant for an early dinner, it was closed, even though it advertised being open from 11AM-9PM and we had made an early dinner reservation. Minutes before our reservation, our waiter, Louise arrived and let us... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I wanted to give this restaurant a much better review, but I just cannot do it. We walked in and there was only 1 customer on a Friday night around 6pm. Our reception was friendly enough but the restaurant felt cold. We $5.00 wine was enticing, drinkable but not very good. I ordered the ravioli dish but it was so-so.... More 

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Carmel, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Across from the Carmel Post Office on 5th Ave, is a Local Secret: the Classic Italian Resturant, La Dolce Vita. Owner/chef Miguel Menendez finishes each dish with fresh sauces & special seasonings. His Tortellini & Cannoli are personal favorites; my husband loves the Sea Food Cioppino & we both enjoy the wine selections. Always easy to get into, this is... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Very good happy hour options, fantastic upstairs balcony setting, even comfortable for the pretentious local rich people. If its a nice day, there is no better spot for happy hour.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I liked the old location. It was a bit small but it had a better atmosphere. The new location is very nice just not the same. My meal was very good, my companions' meals were marginal.

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Houston, Texas
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68 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We had dinner here mainly because it was close to our hotel and by showing our hotel key card we got a discount. It felt like we were going in the back door, but we were assured we were fine. It was a very small dining room, there may be more room upstairs but we didn't go up there. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had dinner here for 2/14 mainly because we didn't have other plans and they were available and quick to accommodate us. They made a custom pizza to take to the hotel for our boys while we could have a grown up dinner. The prefixed menu for 2 was $147 and included appetizer, salad, main course, glass of champagne, a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Carlos & 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 831-624-3667

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?