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“good italian food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita
Proby's Quay | Cork City Centre, Cork, Ireland
0214840944
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Ranked #192 of 451 Restaurants in Cork
Cuisines: Italian, Coffee Shop, Pizza & Pasta, Bistro
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Real Italian food at La Dolce VitaAuthor: Louise CashellCork recently welcomed a brand new Italian restaurant, La Dolce Vita, located on Proby's Quay. Although the business is only in its starting stages, La Dolce Vita, is quickly gathering a reputation for its 'real Italian food'.Some of this noteworthy food includes the pizzas, which are cooked on a brick oven, the only one of its kind in Cork. At La Dolce Vita, only the best and freshest ingredients are used and all pasta is made on site at the restaurant.The restaurant can cater for large bookings and would be an ideal venue for office Christmas parties.The romantic and friendly atmosphere only adds to the rustic, Italian vibe of La Dolce Vita who offer a variety of excellent Sicilian wines to accompany the wonderful dishes that are prepared by Sicilian chef Paolo Perrone.
Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“good italian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Having been advised by Derek & Carol {the abbey tavern} to eat here we were pleased that it lived up to there hype.very pleasent setting & decor.The food was of a quite high standard served hot & ample portions,the staff are friendly & helpfull.if you take the earley bird {before 7:30} it is cheaper.Having eaten there twice would not hesitate to reccomend

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Skibbereen, Ireland
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

Had a lunch here. It was ok, nothing special but not that bad either. I might try it again and see how it is. The lunch and early bird seems good value for money

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cork
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“dont see how this place got so many good reviews”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Food was very poor, very little of it was fresh a lot of it came from the freezer. Everything was unbelievably salty. Service was functional but not once was our table checked on apart from taking the order and delivering the food. We did meet friends there as we were leaving who are regulars for pizza. We did not have pizza so maybe there was our mistake. but out of 6 dishes ordered. 1(chocolate Flan) was good 2 (Tiramasu and Rissoto) were mediocre and the rest were poor. How it has so many favorable reviews on this site is beyond me as it didn't strike me as "bad night" mistakes. Cheap ingredients cooked with out any great care is where the main problems are. They charge well above the quality of the food.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Helston, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“expensive but good !!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

An enjoyable meal with a nice ambience, but the prices were a bit excessive. Good host and service.

Visited July 2012
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best pizza in town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Love the place, pizza is definitely the best in Cork, the closest you can have to a proper Italian pizza. Will def be back.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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