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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
Located near Twin Springs Park, Decorah, Iowa

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

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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70 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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O Fallon
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12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day. Anticipating a large crowd for dinner, we went for lunch with a friend. Friendly staff. Jim, the owner, greeted us as we arrived. Good service. Quick. Had the shrimp pizza to try something new. It wasn't our favorite, but good to try something different. Friend had caprice sandwich and said it was very good.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Pizza did not disappoint. Drove there at night, while very easy to find, is "in the woods" in a beautiful setting. Most people would never expect to find Iowa's best pizza across a single lane bridge and a stretch of gravel road. Parking was a challenge- lot was a bit too small for the crowd that showed up this Saturday... More 

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Iowa
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Best atmosphere for a restaurant in NE Iowa with outdoors decor, wood fired pizza, Saturday night outdoor concerts in the summer, with high quality menu. Weekends usually pretty busy, with no reservations accepted, but weeknights not busy at all.The local owners just don't vary their menu near enough is my only complaint, as we would eat here much more often... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

"Pizza in the Woods", as my Mum calls it is a charming alpine cabin style restaurant tucked near the limestone bluffs of Decorah. The pastas and fish tacos are fantastic, but the wood-fired sour dough pizzas are a family favorite. This family owned restaurant absolutely treats their guests as such. We also love the outdoor family friendly summer concerts.

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Restaurant Details

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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