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La Dolce Vita

17546 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48203-2256
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Ranked #20 of 953 restaurants in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Cedarhurst
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90% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

La Dolce Vita is one of my favorite places to eat in Detroit. The food is excellent and the staff is usually so accommodating. We had 8:00 pm reservations on a Saturday night, and although the restaurant was packed, we were seated within 15 minutes. Unfortunately, on this particular Saturday, our experience was not the usual excellence I have come... More

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111 reviews 111 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

LOCATION: Palmer Park District, Detroit. I met a friend of mine here for lunch while on vacation in Detroit. You could easily miss this restaurant, because the name isn't on the building. Just the letters "LDV" for La Dolce Vita. There's valet parking in the back of the building, but there's no set amount. ATMOSPHERE: There's a charming patio with... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This fine Italian Restaurant is a hidden gem in Detroit. Quietly nestled across from Palmer Park, it is difficult to find, but worth the search! Valet parking is available. In June they open the outdoor patio, with strings of twinkling lights at night and beautiful greenery during the day. The ambiance is quiet and intimate. The chef is authentically Italian... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Very romantic atmosphere. .great for a first date. ..I'm planning another visit this July.. I give it 5★★★★★..you won't be disappointed. .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Great food and such a fun atmosphere for big groups of family and friends Pricey but we'll worth the bottomless mimosas and bloody marys.

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Southfield, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We went during detroit Restuarant Week, on a Thursday, We had a 6:00 reservation and unfortunately the couple that joined us was delayed. The resturant was accomodating in pushing back our reservation. My wife and I had a drink at the Bar while we waited. The Bar area was an energetic atmosphere. Not to be confused with noisy. When the... More

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38 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

It was Easter Sunday 2014- we had a reservation for 11:15am. We promptly arrived and waited for our table for 4. We were seated in a quaint corner across from a family who had obviously had an appetizer or two and shortly thereafter their brunch came.... The server (who was in such a rush didn't even bother to tell us... More

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South Lyon, Michigan
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

If you like having a relaxing, pleasant meal, do not go to La Dolce Vita. They are more concerned about turning tables than they are with providing a good dining experience. As soon as we were finished with our dinner (a party of four spending over $300) the hostess asked us to leave because others were waiting for our table.... More

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Southfield, Michigan
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250 reviews 250 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

All four of our party enjoyed terrific, early evening, mid-week meal here. It was not crowded however, the ceilings are high and stone masonry is all around. The place is cavernous and gets noisy easily. Our waiter, Antonin served a fresh, flavorful calamari appetizer. The four piece bruschetta appetizer was soggy, however. Olive oil was served with bread. The oil... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

What a lovely place to have a delicious meal! The car parkers were friendly, the wait staff courteous and knowledgeable, (and good looking!) the food was delicious. I had the lamb chop special of the evening with amazing smashed potatoes. My friend had chicken piccata which she ate without offering me a bite! I've heard that the outdoor dining area... More

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