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“Italian? In Placencia? Yes, go! ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita
Placencia Village | Stann Creek District, Placencia, Belize
501 523-3115
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Ranked #15 of 56 Restaurants in Placencia
Price range: $12 - $18
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: facebookla dolcevita placencia
Seattle, WA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Italian? In Placencia? Yes, go! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This place was great. We ate here on a Wednesday night, meeting some friends for an early dinner. The pasta? It's homemade. Deliciously prepared. The chef is very Italian and his food is a labor of love. He was willing to cater the food to you if you have dietary restrictions which was a huge plus for me. My husband and I both had the pasta la dolce vita which was incredible. I wish we had more time in Placencia so we could eat there again!

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Good Italian for reasonable price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Food was good, service excellent, good value in nice upstairs dining room. Located in town of Placencia.

Visited January 2014
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Durango, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Awful”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This is one of the worst restaurants in town. The food was okay. The service was terrible. The place was so loud that it gave you a headache. Decor is a joke with a few postcards tacked to wall and overpriced as well. I have eaten at tons of restaurants and this one needs to learn what you do beside ask the customer what food they want 30 seconds after sitting down. No hello. No question about drink or appetizer or how we were. Not even a glass of water, which we had to regularly ask for if a server was around Not enough staff to provide what they think is service. Just a ready to order question. We met a man whose wife liked the food but wouldn't come to the rest so he got carry out. Too bad. So many other fabulous local places. The sweet life does not exist at this place.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
“The Best Gelato Ever!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This is hands down the best ice cream I have ever eaten. Even better than in Rome!
Try mixing a few flavours together for a really decadent taste experience.
We tried not to go there every day but it was impossible. Do not miss this place.

Visited December 2013
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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3 restaurant reviews
“Best Italian I've had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Went here with my girlfriend hoping for a unique, romantic, delicious dinner date, and we were both highly satisfied! Situated in a small second story area (right next to the village pharmacy) the restaurant makes you feel instantly cozy upon arrival. The complementary bread and oil dip was wonderful, the house wine did not disappoint, and my Gorgonzola gnocchi was out-of-this-world! My girlfriend ordered a seafood linguini which was also very good. Come to this restaurant hungry and leave happy.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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