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La Dolce Vita

17546 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48203-2256
313-865-0331
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Ranked #31 of 973 Restaurants in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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English first
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Because we were going to a 7PM lecture at the Detroit Institute of Arts, my husband thought it would be nice to try dinner at La Dolce Vita, also on Woodward Avenue. We'd passed it many times and knew it was a popular summer patio dining spot. We had reservations for 5PM on a Thursday when it opens for dinner.... More 

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Macomb, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This was my boyfriend and I's first time here, and we were very impressed! The bottomless mimosa's are great, I never had an empty glass! I had the quiche of the day, served with roasted potatoes...absolutely perfect. My boyfriend had the french toast. 3 HUGE pieces, it was heavenly. The food was wonderful, and very filling. Service was great, prompt,... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Nice hidden gem in the city of Detroit. The service and staff were great. The bottomless mimosa didnt hurt either.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Beautiful patio, and very cozy restaurant. The food is amazing and the portions are just right! I loved how they made the ceaser dressing right in front of my table!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Have only visited on Sunday for brunch and it is nothing short of excellent. The atmosphere is awesome and the bottom less mimosas are a great touch.

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Birmingham, Michigan
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

La Dolce Vita is one of those places we seldom think about, but love every visit. It is a small restaurant with limited inside seating. Fortunately, it was a beautiful evening and we sat on their lovely patio. All 4 of our party started with the table side Caesar salad. It was prepared perfectly. We all had different entrees. Pasta... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

So nice to return to this hidden gem for dinner! La Dolce Vita's claim to having "the best lasagna you've ever eaten" may be a little over the top, but not by much. It is absolutely delicious, as are most things on the menu. The restaurant itself takes you back to Italy in look and feel, and an evening there... More 

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Detroit, Michigan, US
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My husband and I dined here for the first time on Friday. We had a 5:30 reservation which wasn't really necessary because it was almost completely empty. They sat us in a weird spot so we asked if we could move and we moved to a table by the window, which was much nicer. Our waiter was great, drinks were... More 

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My husband and I visited this establishment for a private party. The patio was to have been set up for the event, but that was not the case when the birthday girl arrived, which set the tone for the entire afternoon. We were forced to hold the festivities indoors due to the influx of bees swarming the patio. Once situated... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

We go there for the brunch fairly often...great food, great atmosphere and tucked away, you have to know right where it is to find it. I highly recommend it.

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Additional Information about La Dolce Vita

Address: 17546 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48203-2256
Phone Number: 313-865-0331
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?