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25 Old Frankfort Way., Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 806-9989
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Ranked #30 of 69 Restaurants in Frankfort
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Pizza
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

My spouse and I have visited La Dolce Vita many times and have always been more than pleased with our meal and service. The Pasta Prima Vera and the Linguini Con Vongole are superb. The wine selection is very good and there are several good wines also available by the glass. The waitstaff and host are always very friendly and... More 

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Orland Park, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

To start the restaurant is cozy and busy. The menu had many choices but no gluten free pasta. The prices were too high considering the largest portions on the plate was the pasta. Refills on soda are full price (which they don't tell you) and they won't make substitutions even though they don't have gluten free pasta so we had... More 

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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Food used to be good. Don't know anymore. Left before food on 2 trips this summer. Drink orders wrong, and took forever. This time just listened to the host mistreat the couple in front of us, so just turned and left. Wont be back.

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Frankfort, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Finally tried this cozy Italian eatery near downtown and had a good meal in a tasteful atmosphere. The calamari alone will bring me back. Plenty of choices for pasta, fish, chicken, etc and specials written on a large chalkboard. Decent desserts. Try the Italian margarita!

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Frankfort, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I have to say that this used to be our favorite restaurant. Unfortunately the extremely rude male manager ruined it for us. I'm sure he's related to the owners somehow because there is no other reason he would still have a job with his attitude. He has always been questionable in terms of friendliness, but after speaking with him on... More 

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Frankfort, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Have not been there in awhile, but everytime we have been there the meal was excellent. The wait time is ok,but I still dislike that places overbook. Last time we were there we met with 6 other friends,we waited about 20 minutes for table,but once we were seated we never felt rushed to leave. We all enjoyed ourselves.

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Frankfort, IL
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We love this friendly, authentic Italian restaurant close to downtown Frankfort. The food is excellent, with good variety and reasonable prices. Pasta dishes are creative, as are shrimp dishes. Nice bar within the restaurant also.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Been eating here for 10 years and swear I won't go back as long as the rude front house manager remains employed. As a restaurant manager for many years and an investor in others, service like the rude and foul mouthed manager will prohibit loyal patrons from continuing their service. If you want good food and treated like crap by... More 

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Orland Park, Illinois
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

recently went to dine here as i have been a regular for years. upon entering we were told there would be a 45 minute wait so we ordered drinks at the bar area. one drink was flat. i asked the bartender to check it . she gave me a dirty look , went off and reluctantly poured a replacement and... More 

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New Lenox, Illinois
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111 reviews 111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

La Dolce Vita is a busy, cozy place with nice decor and ambiance. Our wait was not long, about 10 minutes. We were pleased with our nice quiet table in the corner until four very loud women were seated at the next, making conversation difficult. Our waitress was very nice. We ordered two bottles of tasty white wine, about $26/bottle.... More 

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Additional Information about La Dolce Vita

Address: 25 Old Frankfort Way., Frankfort, IL 60423
Phone Number: (815) 806-9989
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Frankfort
Open Hours:
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Pizza

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