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Dolce Vita

221 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2309 (North End)
(617) 720-0422
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Ranked #173 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: North End
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English first
Natick, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Went their with my kids while on vacation in Boston. It was a Monday night and I was so surprised that so many restaurants on Hanover Street were packed. Dolce Vita wasn't, we walked in, there was a vacant table at the open air window but I think we didn't fit the "look" to sit in the window. We were... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Went to Hanover st on our doormats recommendation. Street was full of life and fun as they were still celebrating st Antony's. We found the food good fresh food, the waiting staff were attentive and responded quickly to anything that was asked for. The atmosphere was of a typical family restaurant, and looked to be a great place to bring... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A couple of locals suggested this spot - we loved it! Felt like a family gathering at the holidays. Our food was plentiful and delicious.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 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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