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La Dolce Vita

12112 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1924
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Ranked #498 of 1,668 restaurants in Cleveland
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: RTA bus stop in front of restaurant.
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60% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Trophy Club, Texas, USA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Apparently they do not understand the word service and need to look it up, assuming they can spell. From the hostess, to the waitress, to the manager, they do not understand what it means to provide timely attention to the customer's needs. For example, it took the hostess ten minutes to seat the one party ahead of us (I even... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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203 reviews 203 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I came by here this last weekend. It is a good atmosphere, it smells good from the initial glance, but the food provided for what you pay for is in a relatively meager portion and the pesto sauce I got on the Pasta was not the best I'd tried. I'm happy I ate here but I will likely try the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Server are really nice. Food are delicious especial Veal Chop, music is very romantic. Wide variety of wine you can find it at La Dolce Vita, I like Protocolo wine, it is really tasty

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

My veal parmigiana was awesome my wife had the pesto the best that I've had. The wine was delicious (Zenato Rippaso) Thank You Jose Your The You are the Best!!

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Detroit, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Parking in Little Italy can be an issue but valet service is offered for all the restaurants. We met some friends for an enjoyable meal with delicious Italian food. The waiter was attentive but gave us plenty of time to visit and to make our selections. The owner greeted us and told us his favorites when we asked. He even... More

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Beachwood, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Another flawless meal at La Dolce. Very good, authentic, Italian style cooking. This locally owned spot is not fancy, it is family friendly, and you will comfortable here for a business dinner as well as a birthday celebration. I had the veal parm which was served with the bone. Very tender, with an excellent marinara and perfectly cooked pasta. Other... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The decor, the service, the food...all left much to be desired. There are much better options in Little Italy.

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Newport Beach, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I was really pleased that the waiter and chef were willing to go so far out of the way for me. They presented bread that was not buttered, and the chef made up tiny cavatelli pasta with no butter, just olive oil, tomatoes, garlic, basil, and olives. I was incredibly happy when this came out and the pasta was al... More

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Frisco, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

This is a good Italian restaurant, but not a great Italian restaurant. In Cleveland's Little Italy, there are many great Italian restaurants a few doors in either direction. La Dolce Vita's food isn't quite up to the standard of many of its neighbors, and it didn't help that our server reeked of tobacco. Pricing implies it's a great restaurant.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

If you like American, Italian food this is a nice place to try. I have had more amazing Italian elsewhere but it is a good choice if you are looking for the basic staples.

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