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La Dolce Vita

400 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719
(732) 749-3177
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Ranked #5 of 89 Restaurants in Belmar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Rockaway, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Was there on a weekend night in mid-October, the noise level was unbearable due to two parties going on around us on their enclosed porch. Our server was particularly nice and the timing of the food service was perfect. But the restaurant has no business putting the tables as close as they are, I couldn't move once I was seated,... More

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San Diego, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A wonderful location with ocean views and upscale feel. Service was superb. The food was very very good. Some of the meats were more rare than we expected. Nevertheless, great food and great menu with lots of seafood and other options. One of the best in the area. Fortunately, much less crowded off-season when we went, though still busy.

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belmar (by the sea), NJ
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Dined at La Dolce Vita with family the other night with a beautiful Full Moon over the Ocean...what a view....my cousins come from the Cherry Hill area to dine at this restaurant! The appetizers are outstanding, the entrees delicious and there is no English word to describe the excellent desserts. Nick, one of the friendly owners, suggested that I try... More

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Blackwood, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

stopped in the afternoon for lunch -- took a break from a bike ride, so we ate outside. Food was decent. I had a vegetable wheat pasta meal -- not too big an entrée but it hit the spot. My boyfriend ordered a sandwich and French fries and it looked tasty (he enjoyed it) and the French fries were hot... More

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Linden, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a enjoyable spot on the Jersey Shore, with one major exception; it is very small and they try to fit way too many tables in; so inturn, it is very tight and can be uncomfortable. The food is good, not great. The portions are generous and the wine list is extensive. I thought the seafood was very good,... More

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Brick, New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

the place tried to seat us out on the street for our $34.95 steaks we were going to have. the woman at the desk was pompous and unfriendly, like she was doing me a favor as I waited until 7:30 for my 7:00 reservation. the food was good but the prices are way too high. the Mexican wait staff was... More

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Met up with a few friends for a lunch last week. We were all coming from different directions and someone mentioned this restaurant had a reputation for great food. We were not disappointed. Ordered the mini crab cake slider special for apps, had a nice glass or two of Pinot Grigio and two salads and a pasta dish. The crab... More

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W Granby
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Celebrated my husband's birthday with a few of our family and friends. Had a great night, Delicious food and great service. Andre & Daniel were very attentive and owner Guiseppe was ever present making sure all ran smoothly. I would highly recommend.

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Belmar, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I have eaten at La Dolce Vita several times over the past 5 years. Service has always been very good as well as the food. This year they have improved beyond that and it has become my favorite restaurant in Belmar. I live in Belmar now and pass by La Dolce Vita quite a bit. The place is always busy... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We came here for my mother's 60th birthday. I made a reservation online and we were seated immediately outside. I had two pomegranate mojitos (I'm not usually a fan of mojitos because the mint is typically too much for me) but they were delicious and refreshing. Every one of us enjoyed every single thing we ordered. We started off with... More

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