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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Description: Come get a taste of the sweet life ... In Corolla. Classic Italian...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 52
    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
Most recent review
Great food, great people

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
sandra B
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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177 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Bar, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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!
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?