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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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10:30 am - 11:00 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, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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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  • 25
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
outdoor feel without being outside

We were seated quickly and our drinks came promptly. My salmon salad was excellent and my husband's meatballs and ravioli was good. We sat in the covered outdoor area and it was nice looking across at the beach, although it was surprisingly noisy even though not crowded.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
PAMIVAPA
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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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Belmar, New Jersey
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always have a good meal and great service at La Dolce Vita. We went for a New Year's Eve dinner. Lobster Bisque, Bone in Short Rib and Lobster Pappardelle were all great. They have a seasonal liquor license so during the winter months ( approx. Nov - Mar) it is BYOB. They were very crowed, but we sat right down... More 

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Neptune, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the pork chop it was dry and not the same. Always had a great pork chop my wife had the chicken and it was tough. Very disappointing

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Thank Tim G
Belmar, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

The great Beach restaurant consistently delivers under the watchful eye of Giuseppe! He knows how to serve his customers with style, quality and a great bar! I always get the fish...and it's always perfect!

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Thank Janet S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

My husband and I came in for dinner on a Friday night a few weeks ago. The ambiance is nice, a little dark, and cozy. The service was excellent and the food was AMAZING!! The portions were large too, we both wound up taking half home! Great Dinner option when in town.

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Thank Kelly_W1206
Belmar, New Jersey
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90 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Dined with 3 other couples. Everyone had a different entree and everyone enjoyed their meal. Our server was knowledgable and attentive.

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Thank Billy R
Avon by the Sea, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Could not say this more simply. The service and the food was wonderful. we look forward to many more dinners there.

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Thank Barbara P
Chatham,NJ
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

I know how to cook Italian food. I also know when something has been stored in the refrigerator and then reheated but has picked up the stale taste of many days in frig. Last night my Wife and I ate at the bar of La Dolce Vita.. place was 10% full.. but no excuse for LEFTOVERS! My Eggplant parmigan was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

The Best food, atmosphere, service. Located steps to the Ocean. Full bar and great wine list. Great for romantic dinner or to meet with friends.

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Thank Nick F
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We were seated quickly and our drinks came promptly. My salmon salad was excellent and my husband's meatballs and ravioli was good. We sat in the covered outdoor area and it was nice looking across at the beach, although it was surprisingly noisy even though not crowded.

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Thank PAMIVAPA
Sparta, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Stayed at Stillwater Inn, their recommendation, it was great! Had seafood the night before so we went for the veal parm, absolutely delicious.

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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?