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La Dolce Vita

798-C Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping VIllage, Corolla, NC 27927-9501
+1 252-453-0069
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Ranked #13 of 68 Restaurants in Corolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Description: Come get a taste of the sweet life ... In Corolla. Classic Italian techniques & handed-down Italian family recipes including hand-tossed pizza, pasta, homemade sauces, bread and desserts. We are all about family, friends, good food, and friendly local service. Hope to see you soon! 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

When my husband and I couldn't get into the seafood restaurant nearby we found this charming restaurant and were so glad we did! Started with an Italian Onion Soup that still has my mouth watering. We were served a lovely bread with a pesto olive oil dip that we greatly enjoyed. I had a pasta special with kale and shrimp... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Food was good, overpriced for what you got; drinks were delish; the wait to be seated was a bit too long, desserts were yummy; waitress was curt and seemed annoyed at the patrons in general.

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Concord, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We love coming to this friendly Italian restaurant in Corolla, NC. We have been eating at this restaurant for the past 4 years. We usually eat 3 to 4 dinners here. Excellent food, great service and always great desserts. You will not go wrong eating here during your Outer Banks vacation.

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Rochester, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We tried La Dolce Vita for the very first time on the last day of our one week vacation in OBX. This restaurant offers some good Italian food, mostly pasta and specialty pizzas. Everyone in our party was satisfied with the food. All of us ordered pasta. I think it is a little over-priced for pasta. I must say the... More

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New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A great place that accommodated a large group (6 adults, 7 children) late on a Saturday evening with no reservations. Pleasant staff, nice menu selection, and *huge* portions of food brought to the table quickly and piping hot. The portions were easily large enough, to take home for a full lunch the next day! The only "complaint" would be that... More

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Toronto, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Great service - they do not accept reservations but you can call ahead 30 minutes or so for reserved seating. I highly recommend call ahead as the wait times were 60 minutes when we arrived. They called us back when our table and we were promptly seated. The waitress was very pleasant, attentive and food served promptly. The prices are... More

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Mohnton, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Went here for a date night while vacationing in Corolla. The homemade bread was delicious. I got the Chicken Parmesan and although it was fresh, it was bland. The only resounding spice in the entire dish was garlic, garlic, garlic. I'm a huge garlic fan, but wow it was so overpowering. My boyfriend got spaghetti and meatballs and the meatballs... More

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Rockville Centre, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

My husband called this resturant in the afternoon of the day we intended to go to make reservations. He was told to call a half hour in advance if coming. He at 7:00 pm to make a reservation and spoke with a man named Brian. First we were out on hold for about 15 minutes. Then he finally made the... More

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Bear DE
13 reviews 13 reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We visited this restaurant while vacationing in Corolla. The restaurant is small and there was a thirty minute wait. We ordered drinks from the bar and almost to the thirty minute wait Brian seated us. Our party totaled seven with three children. Our waitress was pleasant and very efficient and the food was excellent especially the veal and fresh seafood.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Service was fantastic. Restaurant was very accommodating to our party of 10. They even took a reservation at 5:30 for 6:00 diner. The food was average Italian and pricy. I got chicken gnocchi which was priced at $23.00. Overall a good place to eat.

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