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1237 Prospect St Ste P, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 454-2524
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Ranked #80 of 1,261 Restaurants in La Jolla
Price range: $20 - $35
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

At La Dolce Vita, you will not only have reasonably priced food, you will get entertained. On Friday nights, you will listen to Opera! I might even sing. It's down and alley with a wonderful feeling of old Italy. Be careful, it gets crowed on Friday's.

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Kansas City
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

My friend and I had a nice dinner here. After looking up and down Prospect for a restaurant that served a Caprese salad, it came down to La Dolce Vita ($9) and Eddie V's ($18). We chose LDV w/fairly good reviews and an A rating in the window. The ambiance was pleasant, the food was tasty and the price was... More 

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South Portland, Maine
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205 reviews 205 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were heading out to do an electric bike tour and La Dolce Vita was in the same courtyard so with a leap of faith we decided to try it out. We sat outside in a lovely courtyard and enjoyed some very good Margherita pizza and Penne alla Norma. The bread and oil served to the table were outstanding. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I just came back from Italy and was amazed how the food is prepared just like what i had in southern Italy where my family roots are. Being a dual citizen of theUS and Italy,I believe this restaurant could have been located in my home town of Malito- Great Job preparing some of my favorite dishes!!

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Burlington, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We were a group of 7 and everyone loved their meals, the spaghetti vongole was delicious, another person has seafood pasta, penne a la vodka. Very good service.

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went around 2 PM mid week. We were only table (one was just finishing). Ordered shrimp appetizer and small ceasar (very good) the owners wine from his vineyard (very nice!) and my companion had veal parmigana (nice) BUT when he wanted to substitute a small ceasar for the accompanied pasta and veggies he was told he would have to buy... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We discovered this restaurant while looking for a lunch spot and liked it enough to return for dinner a couple of days later. Both meals were great. They serve a starter of crispy fresh bread with a sun dried tomato dip that is wonderful. Portions are generous and well prepared. For dinner I had the special of the day, lamb... More 

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San Diego, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were having a friend's dinner in La Jolla and the air smelled so foul, we walked a bit inland and came across the charming restaurant. The ambience and service added to the 'very good', their choices of menu items was large. We each had something different. My husband loved the tuna. My chicken breast was pan fried and covered... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Good food and large servings. Service is very good, the food is just above average. Nothing notable. The house wine was good but still average.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Not much else to say. Food was okay. Not great, but now awful. Server was wierd. We came upon the restaurant by chance while walking in La Jolla. Probably wouldn't come back to this place.

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Additional Information about La Dolce Vita

Address: 1237 Prospect St Ste P, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: (858) 454-2524
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: Italian

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