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McCaffrey's Dolce Vita

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2149 Twin Springs Rd, Decorah, IA 52101-7811
563-382-4723
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious food, beautiful setting, terrific service!

The beautiful setting is just an added bonus for those who visit. The pizza is my favorite in Iowa. SUPER thin crust, wood fired and topped with (my favorite)Gyros toppings. So delicious. We have been here several times, and have never had bad service or bad food, no matter how busy they are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The beautiful setting is just an added bonus for those who visit. The pizza is my favorite in Iowa. SUPER thin crust, wood fired and topped with (my favorite)Gyros toppings. So delicious. We have been here several times, and have never had bad service or bad food, no matter how busy they are. Everyone is always friendly and helpful, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was a delightful find in small town IA! We were looking for the best pizza in Decorah and we found it! Everything is made from scratch. Caesar salad was great! We had a design yourself pizza. Thin crust was superb and homemade tomato sauce was so good! Great wine selection and the atmosphere was beautiful! We wish we could... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Stopped here due to good reviews. Food was so-so, certainly not something I would need to return for. The service was VERY slow. There two of us and we ordered a pizza- wait was one hour from when we ordered until we got the pizza. It was not packed, not sure why so long.

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Stoughton, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We visited on a Saturday evening 5/30/15 for their summertime outdoor entertainment. We had a couple different pizzas and some appetizers then watched the music.Their pizzas are the thinner crust variety. Check their website for menu. Had a wonderful time and were very glad we didn't miss visiting Dolce Vita.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Dolc'e Vita means sweet life in Italian. This is a great restaurant located near a park. It is quite cozy, quite romantic with twinkling lights around the interior. My husband had the "special " of the evening, bacon wrapped filet, which was excellent and I had the "French Dip" served on their own homemade rolls and it was delicious. Great... More 

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Decorah, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Pretty good food out at McCaffrey's!! We split a salad. Try the Dolce Vita. Large enough to split between two possibly three people! Had one of the two toppings pizzas. Pretty Good,too!! Service was friendly and pretty fast as busy as they were.

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Greenwood, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A drive thru local parks, across bridges and rivers, small quaint roads led us to McCaffrey's Dolce` Vita. Once we arrived we were in awe of the beautiful wood/glass structure, that opens large patio doors in warm weather to live music. It is a 5 member family run business that are all about presenting great food and accommodating the customers.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Some great pizza in an out of the way spot. I had the spicy peanut Thai chicken pizza. Was delicious. Will order again when in decorah.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had a Valentine's lunch and the place was decorated so beautiful! Thin crust pizza was excellent, Thai chicken- which is a flavor not offered often. My only complaint is that I would never have known that this place existed, it's hard to find. I am from Waterloo and somebody recommended that I eat here.. Very nice locale, cabin in... More 

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Monroe, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Fabulous little place with great food! Jim McCaffrey and his lovely wife, Brenda, built the restaurant around a wood-fired pizza oven they brought in from Europe, and he makes the best pizza I've experienced in the tri-state area. Cracker-thin handmade crust, fresh toppings…Jim knows how to do it. Great apps, soups and salads, too. Nice little wine list - not... More 

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

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Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, International

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