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McCaffrey's Dolce Vita

2149 Twin Springs Rd, Decorah, IA 52101-7811
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Ranked #10 of 35 Restaurants in Decorah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We happened upon the restaurant by a rack card at the visitors center in Decorah. We were drawn to the wood fired pizza. We had a few challenges finding the initial turn from 52 as the GPS was confused by the under pass. It was worth the search! The restaurant was beautiful! The Christmas decorations were all hung with care.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Try and visit the restaurant during the day, so you can views of the woods and hills. It would also help to find the place in the daylight, a tough bit a wayfinding is required. Splendid food and experienced staff make the trek worthwhile though. My only suggestion is a better selection of wine. The house whites were not drinkable.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Where do I start? Well the setting is great...food was average...bathrooms didn't work and they told me to "go" outside. Really not much more to say.

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Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We were on vacation and decided to try out McCaffrey's. The restaurant is in a scenic wooded location .. just follow the winding road off highway 52. I did not notice any strong scent in the restaurant or the restroom that other reviews have mentioned. I thought the women's room was very nice. They provided 2 types of soft soap... More 

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We were referred here by our hotels front desk. The place was a little hard to find but well worth it. Nice woodland setting near a trout stream. The wood fired pizza is excellent, and the homemade dressings on the salad alone made the trip worthwhile

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Loved the atmosphere and outdoor seating. Went with the pizza which had alot of perfect combintion ingredients and was hot, which is key. Matt was very pleasant to deal with throughout the night. The bathrooms were very strong with a scent that was alittle overwhelming.

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Lanesboro, Minnesota
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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My wife and I stopped in for apps and a quick drink. We were no disappointed. The staff was on task and the entire restaurant is run very professionally and CLEAN!!! The egg rolls and the dipping sauce they served were really outstanding. We would have had more if we were not full. We will be back.

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Caledonia, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Pizza was very good, beautiful area, The big minus for me was that there was an extremely strong air freshener inside the front door and in the bathroom.. Hence the 1 part of my rating.

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103 reviews 103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Had a great salad with shrimp--- huge in Iowa style and very fresh. Companions had the ribs--- huge serving with lots of sides, but delicious too! The deck is nice but the tables are super uncomfortable.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My wife and I were on vacation and stopped in for dinner one night. Quiet remote place off the beaten path, nice atmosphere. We ordered 2 half size pizzas and they were outstanding. The oven fired stove made the crust crispy. Was a nice place to stop for dinner, I would recommend the pizza!

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Additional Information about McCaffrey's Dolce Vita

Address: 2149 Twin Springs Rd, Decorah, IA 52101-7811
Phone Number: 563-382-4723
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Decorah
Cuisine: International

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