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McCaffrey's Dolce Vita

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Pizza, International
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2149 Twin Springs Rd, Decorah, IA 52101-7811
563-382-4723
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great thin crust pizza

Good old fashioned thin crust pizza, Also a wide variety of other items on the menu- but all we tried was the pizza. Great service , fast, clean and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Lanesboro, Minnesota
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Lanesboro, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Good old fashioned thin crust pizza, Also a wide variety of other items on the menu- but all we tried was the pizza. Great service , fast, clean and friendly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Visiting Decorah on a Sunday in the summer was a bit of a mistake, as most of the businesses and restaurants were closed. But McCaffrey's came highly recommended by a clerk in one of the shops that was open, so we decided to give it a try. I think, had we made a few different choices, we might have had... More 

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Clarinda, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Six of us had the terrific pizza at Dolce Vita Sunday. We were told it was award winning. It was outstanding. The very thin crust and toppings were exceptional. The owner, Jim, came to our table to visit. I asked him about the crust. He said he used a 210 year old sourdough starter in it then told us about... More 

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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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35 reviews
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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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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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