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400 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719
(732) 749-3177
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Ranked #4 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
Union City
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We have been coming to La Dolce Vita for months and we have found the food to be extraordinarily delicious. The variety and different preparations are fantastic, all while being deliciously consistent. Everything from the salads, to the appetizers, the entrées, the scrumptious desserts and the specialty coffees are fresh and tantalizingly presented. The atmosphere is comfortably friendly and beautifully... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The place is facing the beach. Great location! Food is okay. Not bad but not great. Only thing we didn't like was lobster. It was terrible unfortunalely. It was not fresh at all, and may have been boiled twice...

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Well it's restaurant week at the Jersey Shore and our families first stop is La Dolce Vita in Belmar. Seven of us had meals off the special menu and for the most part we all enjoyed what we ordered. The food was very good. It all looked great on the plate and tasted good. Restaurant week is tricky, in some... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has always proven first rate. The food is delicious and the staff is great. Try the arugula salad and the pork chops! They have a seasonal liquor license so call ahead to check if you should BYOB. They also can arrange delivery of wine and beer. It's a local favorite! My husband and I have celebrated many a... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

If you are looking for a great atmosphere, ocean views and excellent Italian food, this is the place for you. Entrees and appetizers are plentiful and delicious. It is a little noisy and crowded on Sat. night, but well worth it. Buon appetito!

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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
3 reviews 3 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Additional Information about La Dolce Vita

Address: 400 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719
Phone Number: (732) 749-3177
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Belmar
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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