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Roberto's Dolce Vita

12907 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
(609) 492-1001
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Ranked #28 of 34 restaurants in Ship Bottom
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Jun 7, 2014
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12 reviews from our community

58% Recommend
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English first
Denville, New Jersey, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Pre-season visit. Saturday at 5:45 - restaurant was empty. Went with two friends and were told it was completely booked. They had one table "available" but were waiting for a party to call back to confirm. Hostess then called that party who still had not made a decision and said they'd call back. Hostess then said we had to wait... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We returned to Roberto's this evening after a 1 or 2 year break. (We had had one or two less than stellar experiences and we felt that the quality had declined previously.) The quality is back, but it comes with a high price tag. Three of us shared a clam appetizer. We each had an entrée - two scallop specials... More

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Harvey Cedars, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We had a great meal the other day at Roberto’s Dolce Vita on LBI. Just about everything was perfect. Four of us were out to celebrate the end of the rental season and the beginning of the locals’ (our) season. Each couple split an appetizer. Our friends had the single crab cake, (a special that night) which was accompanied by... More

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Although I've read some of the recent reviews of the restaurant, we took a chance and stopped by on a Friday night without reservations. Although they were pretty much booked, they arranged a few things around and were able to seat us. Our waitress, Lisa, was attentive and helpful. The three of us were really pleased by what we ordered.... More

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Saddle River, New Jersey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Been here many times. The menu is the usual, kind of boring. Went a few weeks ago and we won't be back again. Lost our business. The waitress we had was unbelievably sloooooow! She was pleasant but awful. The appetizer portion was one third what is used to be and it was not cheap. We were just really turned off... More

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Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The appetizers were fantastic: mussels in garlic sauce and calamar. the pasta was good (marinara sauce OK). I had the veal caprese with tomatoe and mozzarella in a brown sauce. The veal had a funny taste to it and I wound up getting sick that night. No one else got sick and enjoyed their meal. I do have a sensitive... More

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Montreal, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Nice little restaurant that needs to get known better. Excellent service and very nice decor. Quiet, charming yet not pretentious. I had the veal parmesan and it was excellent.

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New York
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94 reviews 94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

For the price and a "byo" it was expensive and the food just WASN'T that good! Average at best. Service was better than excellent. For this restaurant being on a beach "vacation" town, it definitely needs to "amp" it up to get patrons to come back. Clearly marked as a fine dining restaurant there are definitely better food options on... More

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Middletown NJ USA
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

I have eaten here many times but usually in on season. Maybe that has something to do with how disappointing it was on our last visit Oct 1,2011. The Chowder Fest was going on as well but the restaurant was NO where's near what it used to be. I had veal marsala. The veal was cooked nicely but the sauce... More

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews 90 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011

One of the best on the island for fine dining. Seems like it gets better every year. Anybody can grill/saute/bake a portion of fish/veal/chicken etc., but it's the sauce that makes the dish special. This chef does a great job. Attentive servers add to your enjoyment of the food. Large portions; we each took some home. Ample on-street parking. Plus... More

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