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640 Westwood Ave., River Vale, NJ
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The food is excellent, good prices, wait staff very professional and friendly. Somewhat small but cozy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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River Vale, New Jersey
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River Vale, New Jersey
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The advertised special was not very special as there was a better deal listed on the window which included coffee and dessert. We were initially charged more and told the price had changed but they eventually conceded and honored the price listed. Furthermore, compared to other local restaurants the portion was smaller and the dessert was very tiny. I was... More 

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River Vale, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food is excellent, good prices, wait staff very professional and friendly. Somewhat small but cozy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My family and it ate here this past Saturday. All the tables were full so we had to wait about 10 minutes but it was with it! The food was excellent! We started with the hot antipasto and stuffed artichoke. Out of this world!!!!! For our entrees we had the Veal Chop, Seabass and lobster ravioli specials. Each entree is... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Located in a strip mall in River Vale, New Jersey, its hard to spot and one would not expect the quality and authenticity of the fare offered by looking at the storefront. From the outside you might not expect much, but when you walk through those doors you are in Italy. The restaurant is clean, the waiters are attentive and... More 

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Old Tappan, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Full Disclosure - I am the performing musician at Dolce Vita on Friday Evenings since last October. About 2 years ago, I visited Dolce Vita for the first time. My cousins were in from out of state for my son's wedding and we decided to have a dinner out before they returned home. We picked up some bottles of wine... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This was my first time eating here and the food was great, so tasty and I will definitely go back. If you love Italian food, you must eat here. The restaurant is clean and the staff is so nice. I just learned that they have specials to go and can't wait to try them. The prices are very reasonable and... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This great restaurant sits in a strip mall in River Vale, so most wouldn't expect such a great place to be there. When you first enter, you are greeted by warm welcomes. You will also be surprised at the fine layout atmosphere that exists within. The staff that helped us were all great, and very accommodating. When they found out... More 

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Hillsdale, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

We wanted to try a few dishes before we finalized our event at this location. Everything was very good and we had three different dishes and two appetizers. All from the menu for catering. Looking forward to the event.

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Old Forge N.Y.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I real down home Italian restaurant serving excellent Italian dishes. The ordeurs were out of this world and quantity was great and did not hurt the quality.

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NYC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

We have been eating here twice a week since they opened in the fall and think the prices, food and service are good. The staff is friendly and accommodating.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 640 Westwood Ave., River Vale, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  River Vale

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
3:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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