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La Dolce Vita

400 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719
(732) 749-3177
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Ranked #5 of 88 restaurants in Belmar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 4th Ave.
Description: La Dolce Vita is family owned and operated by two generations both ZIO (uncle) Giuseppe Salpietro and Nipote (nephew) Nicola Fuccilli Invite you to experience their passion for Italian cuisine and culture. The story of La Dolce Vita began five decades ago in a small town in the hills of Sicily. It is from here that co-owner Giuseppe Salpietro brings authentic cuisine, traditions and customs, which come from centuries of good living. La Dolce Vita believes in bringing this passion for Dolce Vita, translates to mean the sweet life, into every dish that leaves our kitchen. It is our goal to make every customer feel like part of our very own family. We at La Dolce Vita believe in family and invite you and your family in to our Restaurant to experience a variety of fantastic taste to please every palate.
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92 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Ate here Saturday night with my family. Was very crowded and noisy. My daughter-in-law had made reservations for 5 adults and 2 children only to find out our outside table had been given to someone else and we had to eat inside., The service was ok but the food was mediocre. We ordered chicken parm at $20 each with a... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We shared the tilapia and fettucine for lunch one summer day,,,tiapia was good but the fettucine was a home run...perfectly al dente with a light cream suace...greate service and can't beat eating outside across from the ocean...yes the breeze was incredible

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We ate here last night and had a good meal! We got some appetizers and salads, and it was all delicious - as were the drinks.

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Neptune NJ
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The perfect spot for a romantic dinner overlooking the ocean in Belmar with the one you love. We deliberately went on a weekday evening in July so there are no long lines or huge crowds or endless lines of cars. it was a perfect night with a slight wind from the South. The hostess suggested we eat at a small... More

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Bordentown, New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stopped here after a beach day since they had outside tables and advertised happy hour prices of $3 for sliders. Well, little did we know, that the $3 price was for One slider! The service was super slow. Imagine our shock when 3 of us were waiting 45 minutes for food and 3 little tiny sandwiches came out. We... More

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Jackson, New Jersey
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A group of four of us ate at La Dolce Vita tonight. Two of the group enjoyed the restaurant very much and it is one of their favorites. For my wife and I, it was the first time we had eaten there. The four of us shared an appetizer "Antipasto Misto Dolce Vita" at $14.95. It was well prepared with... More

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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123 reviews 123 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The only things keeping this from being 5 stars are the noise and the somewhat inattentive service. Due to the high winds, we ate inside where it is sooooo noisy. I had to work extra hard to hear what the rest of my party was saying. I was partially hoarse the next day from talking loud enough for the others... More

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Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Food was really Italian, buratta, gnocchi, veal.... right down to the bread! Very friendly service, great outdoor space!

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Trevose, PA
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My husband and I headed down to the beach for a day trip. After sitting on the beach for two hours, the sun went in and the cool breeze started to make us shiver. We decided to find someplace nice for a late lunch and then head home. We usually pack a lunch, so we were not sure where to... More

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Edison, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We like to go here with friends at least once a summer . Food is average . Nice to sit in atrium ocean front . Relaxing .

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