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La Dolce Vita

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17546 Woodward Ave, 4 Blocks North of McNichols, Detroit, MI 48203-2256 (Cedarhurst)
+1 313-865-0331
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Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations
Description: Since 1995, La Dolce Vita has been a favorite of theatre-goers, music...
Since 1995, La Dolce Vita has been a favorite of theatre-goers, music lovers, and lovers of romance. We offer an intimate, romantic atmosphere. Serving Lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 2:30pm, Dinner is served starting at 5pm Tuesday through Sunday, and Brunch is served Sunday only, from 11am to 3pm. Reservations are appreciated and recommended. We can accommodate larger parties as well. We live entertainment on most nights.
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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent dinner and great ambience

I came here on a Thursday night with girlfriends after visiting the DIA. It was a fabulous evening. The photos on the restaurant's website and here on TA do not do this place justice. The inside and the outside patio are very charming and inviting. You wouldn't expect the inside to be so nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Michiganl_Fan_
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Farmington Hills MI
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Farmington Hills MI
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I came here on a Thursday night with girlfriends after visiting the DIA. It was a fabulous evening. The photos on the restaurant's website and here on TA do not do this place justice. The inside and the outside patio are very charming and inviting. You wouldn't expect the inside to be so nice based on the neighborhood and the... More 

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

In the middle of the suburban blight behind a wrought iron gate is the hidden courtyard of La Dolce Vita - a delightful Italian restaurant. The courtyard is a brick paved area shaded by a tall ivy covered wall, trees and umbrellas. Tables and chairs fill the area as well as a full bar. The door to the dining room... More 

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detroit
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is a favorite place of all 3 couples. A hidden gem on our way to a concert in Palmer Woods. Where able to make reservation on patio but told come early... Would not hold the outside sitting. Thought that was strange; if we had reservation why not hold the out side seating we requested ...on arrival we were able... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Hosted a Baby Shower/Sprinkle there for their Sunday Brunch with 13 Ladies. The Brunch Menu that I selected had eight choices for them to pick from. The one most selected was the Omelet of the day which was made with sirloin tips, filet mignon, peppers and onions, and it was excellent. Almost everyone went home with leftovers. Their French Toast... More 

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Allen Park, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Well this was our first visit to La Dolce Vita and honestly when we approached the restaurant at 6 Mile and Woodward I thought there had to be a serious Map Issue. The Surrounding area buildings have seen their better days for sure - However if you look carefully along Woodward behind the over grown trees and weeds you will... More 

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Southfield
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

La Dolce Vita is truly a Detroit Gem hidden in the quiet Palmer Park area of the city. I had the wonderful experience of having brunch at this lovely establishment. The perfect place for any type of celebration. Great food in a festive atmosphere! We started with a round of French 75 and everyone had something different for brunch. You... More 

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Came here for restaurant week this year with good friends. The menu sounded good and I really wanted to like this place, but there were multiple issues I had... -Food was just okay -Prices were steep off the restaurant week menu -No ambiance at all, really strange decor -Wait staff was kind of awkward, multiple waiters for one table but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My Wife and I took advantage of Detroit's Restaurant Week and visited this gem for the 1st time. One of their special dinners was out due to its success, but they substituted another lamb dish that I would have chosen anyway. The service was as excellent as the food. We will return to this restaurant and maybe even on a... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Three of us stopped in for brunch on a warm spring morning. We had a choice to eat inside or outside on the courtyard patio, and we opted for outside. It was a great choice, and what a wonderful place for people watching! An eclectic mix of age, gender, race, ethnicity, with many coming from church in their finery and... More 

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Four of us ate here during Detroit Restaurant week. Only one of us ordered the DRW menu. Everything was very good: pasta, entre salad, lamb shank. The service was excellent and the atmosphere lovely. We ate on the outside patio and enjoyed the night. I'd recommend it, though it is in a bad neighborhood, the parking was valet and just... More 

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Additional Information about La Dolce Vita

Address: 17546 Woodward Ave, 4 Blocks North of McNichols, Detroit, MI 48203-2256
Phone Number: +1 313-865-0331
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 13 - 32
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17546 Woodward Ave, 4 Blocks North of McNichols, Detroit, MI 48203-2256
    (Cedarhurst)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-865-0331

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 32
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Since 1995, La Dolce Vita has been a favorite of theatre-goers, music lovers, and lovers of romance. We offer an intimate, romantic atmosphere. Serving Lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 2:30pm, Dinner is served starting at 5pm Tuesday through Sunday, and Brunch is served Sunday only, from 11am to 3pm. Reservations are appreciated and recommended. We can accommodate larger parties as well. We live entertainment on most nights.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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