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221 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2309 (North End)
(617) 720-0422
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Ranked #236 of 2,852 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: North End
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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falmouth, maine
Top Contributor
300 reviews 300 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Visiting North end of Boston with my husband and son. The freedom trail, Quincy market, Paul Revere's house and finishing up in Little Italy. We were looking for a relaxed Italian experience and we weren't disappointed. Some wine and an appetizer plate consisting of caprese salad , calamari and eggplant rolotini. Excellent! Left there on an Italian high!

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Additional Information about Dolce Vita

Address: 221 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2309
Phone Number: (617) 720-0422
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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