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La Dolce Vita Caffe & Bistro

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1472 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-2838
716-446-5690
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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Much better than some reviews would indicate

My wife and I were intrigued by the wide variation in reviews of reviews of this restaurant at this site and others. We were going to view a film on a very cold evening. As I suspected, we were not in any way disappointed with our dinner. The restaurant is small and we were fortunate to find a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2011
JamesSmeader
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Amherst, New York
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East Amherst
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

I live in the suburbs and like to have dinner when we come into Buffalo for art and theater events. My husband and I had very tasty, well prepared dinners. I enjoy vegetables and had a pasta dish that included sundried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, lots of artichokes, and pasta all topped with goat cheese. It was the best pasta... More 

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Four of us went to an early dinner at La Dolce Vita on a Friday evening. After good experiences in the past few years here, I was quite disappointed on recent visits. Firstly doors and windows opened wide made the air-conditioning ineffective. The restaurant was hot and stuffy. Secondly, something smelled bad, like someone was sick or there was some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

My husband and I love this restaurant. We go once a month. We always have a good meal. We always have great service. Its a place where you slow down to talk and enjoy your meal. Its not a place to wolf down your food because you want to make it to a movie. The owner has always been gracious... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Had a very enjoyable time, we were greeted and seated by the owner Ross. Service was quick and attentive and portions are huge. We both got pasta and you could tell it was all made from scratch. My wife got Fettuccine Della Nonna which had lots of prosciutto and goat cheese, we both thought it was excellent. I got the... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2011

I dined at La Dolce Vita tonight with 2 friends, we had a 50% off of a $100 dinner bill, which we used. Our portion to pay was $58, and we left $69. The service was bad, we had to ask 3 times for our check and explained that we were trying to make it to a movie, the beverages... More 

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Amherst, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

My wife and I were intrigued by the wide variation in reviews of reviews of this restaurant at this site and others. We were going to view a film on a very cold evening. As I suspected, we were not in any way disappointed with our dinner. The restaurant is small and we were fortunate to find a table for... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2010

We went here after a wonderful day and had the WORST customer service from the owner himself. Do not ever send anything back at this place as they will not let you order a replacement and will argue with you about it and embarass you in front of the whole place. I cannot even rate the food above as I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2010

If you want Italian on Hertel go to Lombardo's or La Marina. The food here is mediocre at best and the wait staff is inexperienced and clueless. The owner was busy flirting with a bunch of women and never paid attention to the constant chaos in the dining room. Too many options to waste time with this place.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2010

My husband and I sampled La Dolce Vita with 2 friends during Restaurant Week. The food was mediocre, they had run out of several items on the menu, and half of my meal came out cold and had to be sent back (only to come back out 1 minute later, obviously microwaved). To taste the side-dishes were bland and my... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2009

If you are looking to still feel like you are outside then this is the place. last week had dinner at La Dolce Vita Caffe' & Bistro and it was so cold that my dinner was like I took it out of my frig. I guess if you can eat within 2 min. you would enjoy it but if the... More 

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Address: 1472 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-2838
Phone Number: 716-446-5690
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
Cuisine: Italian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1472 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-2838
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 716-446-5690

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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