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“Wonderful Italian” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe La Dolce Vita

Cafe La Dolce Vita
90 Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
64-3-249 8895
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Ranked #8 of 28 Restaurants in Te Anau
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
west midlands
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127 reviews 127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Wonderful Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

On a still warm summer's evening this is the place to be as there is a large outdoor eating area. The place was bustling & I can see why. Waiters were happy & friendly in the Italian way.

I had Gurnard (something I love & not often available) with an avocado/tomato salsa on a warm potato & spinach salad (36$); my husband tried the Lasagna (25$). we shared a mixed salad (7$). No complaints about either of these dishes.

Both puds (14$) were amazing: Lemocello gellato for me & Amaretto with pesco (crushed amaretti biscotti, peach coulis & mascapone) for him. 2 beers were our drinks of choice. All diners also got a free small shot of lemocello too.

Total bill $114. Worth every cent. Great atmosphere.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cataula, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Unforgettable meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Homemade pasta with basil cream sauce and roasted vegetables, and a local Sauvignon Blanc....need I say more?! The food and atmosphere of this lovely cafe exceeded our expectations!

Visited May 2014
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Lumsden, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Yum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We loved it. A night out with friends. Fantastic yum food. Brilliant pasta and shots of lemon chello.

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Lovely Italian food in Te-Anau”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

After a long day in Doubtful sound, Cafe Dolce Vita was an ideal place to unwind with wine and some lip smacking Italian food. The owner/person who served us was willing to engage and give his recommendations on choice of wine.

Food wise the soul, garlic bread, pasta .....all were great, although with a little adaptation. Not that we took exception, the food was indeed delicious. Kids finished the meal with dessert ( Tiramisu ) which was very good.

Kids went back satiated after a long and tiring day with a good meal to end the day, thanks Dolce Vita

Visited April 2014
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Best pasta around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Well what to say! I enjoyed every moment of our dining experience here! The food was excellent but what topped it off was the owner Roberto he was our server for the night and he had us in stitches he was a great character with a very good sense of humor!

Would recommend to everyone

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