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La Dolce Vita

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Italian, Bar, Pizza & Pasta
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798-C Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping VIllage, Corolla, NC 27927-9501
+1 252-453-0069
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Come get a taste of the sweet life ... In Corolla. Classic Italian dishes...
Come get a taste of the sweet life ... In Corolla. Classic Italian dishes using family recipes including hand-tossed pizza, homemade sauces, bread and desserts. We are all about family, friends, good food and friendly service. Hope to see you soon! Ciao! During the high season from Memorial Day to Labor Day, we offer 30 minute call ahead seating. Before Memorial Day & after Labor Day we will be happy to take your reservation!
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  • 99
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
gluten free and yummy!

We weren't sure about going to an Italian restaurant in the Outer Banks, but it was very good. There are many options on the menu for sea fare and land rovers. There is even gluten free pasta.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
D M
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Albany, New York
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Albany, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We weren't sure about going to an Italian restaurant in the Outer Banks, but it was very good. There are many options on the menu for sea fare and land rovers. There is even gluten free pasta.

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Leesburg VA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Hands down, one of the best Italian meals, ever. The chef is really from Italy - it was so good we had to ask who the heck was doing the cooking. Ordered the lasagna, baked ziti, and chicken parm and they were one of the best takes on these standards we have ever had - fresh basil, chunky tomato sauce,... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

La Dolce Vita in Corolla NC is fabulous. The food is always fresh and prepared when ordered. Great authentic Italian dishes served by a wonderful group of folks. We love Simone, Erica, the guy with dark hair (sorry couldn't remember name), and others. Sad they close some in off season, but look forward to their opening again in Spring 2015.... More 

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Corolla, North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Best shrimp fra Diavlo I've had in obx. Gnocchi too tough, but the rest of our sandwiches and pasta was great.

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

For our last day of our mini-vacation to the Outer Banks my wife and I decided we'd eat lunch a bit later than usual and eat more than our usual lunch and have dinner in our timeshare. When I asked Google to tell me what restaurants were nearby, La Dolce Vita was on the short list that popped up. We... More 

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Lehigh Valley, PA
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131 reviews 131 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

There are some good restaurants in the northern OBX beaches but very, very few truly GREAT ones. This is one of them. The service is friendly, professional and fast. The vibe is upscale beach casual. And the food is insanely good and VERY creative.Prices are quite reasonable, vacation town or not. It's no surprise that this intimate little treasure is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

So my wife and I went to La Dolce Vita for dinner last night, unfortunately they were done for the evening, early. Brian recommended two other places since we couldn't eat there, and we tried to go to the one and it was a longer wait than we wanted to endure, so we ended up some place different. Tonight was... More 

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

If you get the chance, do visit La Dolce Vita in Corolla, NC. We ate there twice. The quality of the food and service was excellent.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Love the atmosphere, attentive and pleasant wait staff, great pumpkin with crab soup as a starter coupled with a really good slightly grilled Romaine salad. The warm freshly baked bread was a very tasty touch. I had a fantastic lobster Ravioli topped with large lump crab meat, while the wife had the veal saltimbocca over well flavored spaghetti, though she... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Went here early on a Friday evening in late September. We were seated promptly, without a reservation, and the waitress took our drink orders quickly. I was amazed at the large glass my excellent Mojito came in! One of the specials that day was a grilled romaine salad, topped with bacon and roma tomatoes, with a shallot dressing. Most amazing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 798-C Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping VIllage, Corolla, NC 27927-9501
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Corolla
  • Phone Number: +1 252-453-0069

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 27
  • Cuisine: Italian, Bar, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

Come get a taste of the sweet life ... In Corolla. Classic Italian dishes using family recipes including hand-tossed pizza, homemade sauces, bread and desserts. We are all about family, friends, good food and friendly service. Hope to see you soon! Ciao! During the high season from Memorial Day to Labor Day, we offer 30 minute call ahead seating. Before Memorial Day & after Labor Day we will be happy to take your reservation!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?