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Dolce Vita

221 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2309 (North End)
(617) 720-0422
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Ranked #182 of 2,818 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: North End
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212 reviews from our community

68% Recommend
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  • Danish first
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English first
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I am Italian and love truly authentic Italian food. We were going to miss St Anothy's feast, a yearly tradition so we decided to head to the North End for our fix. We have 2 kids (7 and 1.5 years); so we wanted something that would accomodate all of us. We wanted a window seat as that would provide entertainment... More

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Naples, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Back when we resided in Massachusetts, Dolce Vita was one of our favorite restaurants. Last week my wife and I were in Boston and dined again at Dolce Vita. We're not surprised to the consistency of the hospitality, the service and the food quality . Dolce Vita is home away from home. Special occasion or casual occasion, Frank(owner/host/cook/entertainer) will make... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My girlfriend and I went to Dolce Vita on a recommendation and we had a great time. The food was served hot and tasted amazing while the table service was very welcoming and eager to give help/suggestions when choosing food/drink as well as prompt. The owner and family even got up to sing to the patrons, which was good fun!... More

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New Hampshire, USA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My husband and I stopped in for a light lunch on a weekday and were able to sit street side in the window bay - fun people watching! Our waiter was very attentive. We loved the appetizer sampler - each of the four items was delicious in its own way. We also tried two different soups and found them to... More

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Niagara falls
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Wandered in late Sunday night during the aggripina festival- greeted by the owner and friendly staff. Osso bucco was unbelievable.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

One of the first Italian restaurants you hit when entering the North End. It was a nice night so they had the front windows open for great street watching. Eat with a large group and all the entrees were excellent. Especially recommend the ravioli and risotto. Good choice of Italian wines. Waiter was great -- made excellent recommendations. Just don't... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Went solo to North end and randomly chose this place as it looked good and was open to the street and was wheelchair accessible. Very nice owner and wait staff who made sure I was in a great spot. Food pretty good - had the chicken w/ olives and artichoke. Bread bland and disappointing.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We finally made it over to the Hanover St district known as Little Italy in Boston's water front area. There was a festival going on - the Feast of St. Agrippina di Mineo and the street was lined with vendors of great food, some games for the kids, and a procession with a likeness of the virgin patron saint. We... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We just had our first trip to Boston and while in Little Italy we stopped at Dolce Vita for dinner, and glad we did! We were promptly seated by Franco the owner, even though we expected a long wait as it was a Friday evening at 6:30pm, but he made sure we got seated. We ordered and had our food... More

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Ottawa, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

from the moment you step into the restaurant you feel as though you are in Italy. food is amazing, service ig good and atmosphere is great.

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