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221 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2309 (North End)
(617) 720-0422
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Ranked #253 of 2,835 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
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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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
New York City, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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
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
1 review
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Very warm welcome at the door but went down hill quickly. Mediocre service. Lasagne & carbonara ordered- Luke warm & cold plates. Ordered x2 sides of fries & was charged $15.90 for the fries!!!! We questioned this charge for the fries & the price was dropped to $6.00!! Don't be fooled by the "welcome to my family home"! On the... More 

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Okatie, South Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We were a party of 12, so we ordered family style, which worked out well. Started out with fried calamari, capresse salad, and cold antipasta plates. Then for a different pasta we had buccatini carbonara, which is difficult to do for a large group, but they did it well. Finished up with veal, chicken dishes and mushroom risotto. The risotto... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Dolce Vita was recommended to us by the owners of the condo we rented. It was our first night in Boston (last week). We had reservations, but that didn't seem to really matter. They were really busy and sat us as soon as they could. The menu is southern Italian and very extensive. We started off with the Bresaola della... More 

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Webster, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I have been here several times on business. It's a great place to take colleagues if your entertaining rather than conducting business. There's always a friendly warm welcome when we arrive. There's a great menu, yet they encourage you to tell them what you're interested in having. If it's not on the menu, they'll create it for you. There's usually... More 

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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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