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Dolce Vita

#232 of 2,854 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
North End
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221 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2309
(617) 720-0422
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 115
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 28
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Italian food at its best

Feed Me im morire di fame; translation "feed me I'm starving" this is absolutely the place to go to in Boston if you like Italian. Ask for Franco, he's the owner and have him order for you, I promise your stomach will thank you.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Robert S
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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241 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Feed Me im morire di fame; translation "feed me I'm starving" this is absolutely the place to go to in Boston if you like Italian. Ask for Franco, he's the owner and have him order for you, I promise your stomach will thank you.

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falmouth, maine
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302 reviews 302 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We wanted a big deal place for 3 January birthday's including my son's 21st. I'm from NJ, so I grew up with Italian restaurants, and Italians, and Italian delis....so I think I know basic good italian. I've been to Italy twice. So i think I'm relatively discriminating. We looked on Trip Advisor and selected Prezza but it seemed a little... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Food is fantastic as you expect any italian restaurant in the great North End but the ambiance here is absolutely amazing. The owner is a down to earth guy very friendly and helpful and very italian. Looking forward to come back and dine in again.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Franco, the owner, is so welcoming, the staff is very attentive, and Antonio, the accordion player, is just fantastic! If you want something that's not on the menu, just ask and they'll try to make it for you. The lobster ravioli is absolute favorite!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This little spot is located just at the top of Hanover St. Convenient to Quincy Market shopping. Lively greeting at the door by the owner and seated at a cute little corner table. Ambience is great and service was excellent! The food was good , but I guess I was thinking the chicken parm (20$)would be better than what I... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My favorite italian restaurant in Boston. The owner is such an humble guy and they create an environment like you eat with family with all other tables and live entertainment is great! the food is the best italian food you can find in Boston and not overpriced at all!

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

From being greeted by the owner when arriving, to the wonderful food and service, this was a great experience. There was an accordion player during dinner which really enhanced the experience. The bread was fresh and delicious and the Tortellini alla Boscaiola was amazing. Wish I would have had room for dessert!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Price, meal, services was all really ok. Not the best Italian chief in the world but worth it in general quality prices ratio.

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Just ate in tha s...t hole...! Found out that they reuse leftovers from others tables ...! In USA...?! Where is USDA ?!...who gived licence to this grease balls...?! Nedds to be shut down !

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Cininnati
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It is not often the owner of a place is welcoming you into their restaurant, and, that is just what Franco did! I have never felt so at home and welcomed when I sat down for our dinner. The menu offers a variety of Antipasti, Soups, Salads, Pasta, Chicken, Beef and Fish dishes that it made it so hard to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 221 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2309
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: (617) 720-0422

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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