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La Dolce Vita

Calle Perez de Bedoya 13, Rota, Spain
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Ranked #2 of 95 Restaurants in Rota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: The owners are the Italian/Swedish couple Luca and Therese.Luca was born in Florence /Firenze and Therese has lived in Italy for 20 years.They opened Dolce Vita in Rota in July 2011.
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with friends at the end of summer and it was the best meal I had on holidays by a mile. The restaurant is tucked away from the buzz but easy enough to find, quiet and with a great view of the marina. The food was amazing, all tasted freshly made and the service was extremely friendly.... More

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El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The food was prepared with heart (loved the salads) and the atmosphere was awesome. Cute outdoor tables overlooking port. The owners are super kind. Very hard to find with GPS but worth it.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Walk up from the marina about 200 m and there it is, unmistakable Italian decor, cosy with outside tables, the food was fantastic, esp home made lasagne and puddings to please everyone. Staff will communicate in all languages and are very attentive and friendly.

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Barcelona, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was the best restaurant that we ate at in the week we were in Rota! Everything is fresh and homemade and the service is great! The location is right by the water and the atmosphere is wonderful! We ate outside at one of the tables. The owner is from Italy and is the cook. My husband and I would... More

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Top Contributor
224 reviews 224 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This restaurant is an authentic italian, small, bistroish establishment. It is cozy and now for summer offers outdoor dining. It is conveniently located across the street from the big Marina, so you cannot miss it only that you will need to climb some stairs to arrive at it as it is perched on a corner on a teeny plaza. It... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Their Sacchettini dish is among my personal top 5 meals I've had so far in Europe. I'm a regular customer. Some fat people have reviewed that the portion sizes here are too skimpy. Well, if you're a human, the potions sizes are ideal.They're catered towards humans, not pigs

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Greenville, South Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I've been hearing a lot about this restaurant since I got to Rota, but I wasn't sure where to find it. Tonight I saw it while walking near the marina, so I stopped in, and OH MY WORD, I am so glad I did! I asked the waiter for his suggestions on what to order -- I had the sacchettini... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic Italian dining in Rota. Fresh ingredients fine wine and loads of character. We went to celebrate my birthday, and the server brought a parade of capers and ricotta salads, pumpkin ravioli, and truffle pasta served with a spicy tomato sauce.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

This restaurant is pretty, and our server was outstanding; but food was absurdly overpriced for the portion size and quality. I ordered half ration of ravioli with spinach and ricotta and was delivered 3 large tortellini and it was still a few minutes shy from cooked al dente, so it was undercooked! I had the nastiest lasagna ever, pasta was... More

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Rota, Spain
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Went with friends, probably serves some of the best tasting, authentic Italian outside of Italy. We've eaten here 4 times, and always a great meal. Owner and staff are exceptionally friendly. The only downside, we always leave hungry. Portions are just a bit on the small side. Last time, I had one of the ravioli dishes, with a starter and... More

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