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La Dolce Vita

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400 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719 (4th Ave.)
(732) 749-3177
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: La Dolce Vita is family owned and operated by two generations both ZIO...
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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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Solid food. Great location

Sit outside and enjoy the view. Not going to leave saying at the beat food ever, but definitely good food. Shouldn't be disappointed here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Belmar, New Jersey
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Belmar, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Sit outside and enjoy the view. Not going to leave saying at the beat food ever, but definitely good food. Shouldn't be disappointed here.

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The location of this restaurant is a plus since you enjoy ocean views while dining. I will not be returning for the following reasons: too loud and extremely noisy, crowded entry way, chicken piccata was very bland, not tender, fettucine too al dente and dessert selection limited.

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New Jersey Shore
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111 reviews 111 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Jersey Shore has long needed more ocean/shore side fine dining. Most other areas find that beach and ocean views are great places to eat but it is hard to find a lot of good restaurants along the water here. La Dolce Vita could get by just on its view and location but the food, drinks and service here are... More 

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New Jersey
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96 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Restaurant week was again offered by the restaurants in the area. Discounted meals. Since we do not reside nearby we only attend this establishment during this week. This is our second consecutive visit. We arrived on a Saturday for a reservation time of 6:30 P.M. Upon arrival at 5:45 we intended to have cocktails at the bar prior to seating.... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

One of my favorite foodie films is "Big Night", and it is a film full of delicious Italian everything. La Dolce Vita IS that film to me. From the minute you walk in, and see white-clothed tables with burgundy napkins, smartly dressed waiters, and hear some Sinatra playing, you know it will be amazing. Sitting out on the patio area... More 

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Estell Manor, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had a great meal and very good service. My Lemon Drop Martini was absolutely delicious! Almost all of the pasta dishes were made with homemade pasta - a favorite of mine.

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Long Valley, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Stuffed Artichoke, Burrata Mozzarella, Potato Gnocchi are extraordinary here. The owner and staff are magnificent and make you feel like family. The shoreline view takes a second seat to the food as both are equally excellent. Bravo!

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New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food at La Dolce Vita is very good and is reasonably priced. The staff is very courteous and professional. I recommend it when staying down at the shore.

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Belmar, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

La Dolce Vita sits right across from the Belmar Beach. No not only do you get delicious food but a terrific view. In the summer there is outside seating which is delightful. They feature Italian and seafood, which is always fresh. There is a bar in the summer but in the winter months its BYOB. My husband and I usually... More 

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Bound Brook, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Enjoyed a Sunday afternoon Birthday party here. The menu choices were excellent. We enjoyed the chicken francaise and penne in vodka sauce very much. The staff was very nice and even though it was a cold January day The view was beautiful !

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 400 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719
    (4th Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Belmar
  • Phone Number: (732) 749-3177

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?