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“Excellent food, owners on hand & involved” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita
3331 N.E. 33rd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
954-565-5707
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Ranked #2 of 1,062 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $38
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Welcome to La Dolce Vita. Located in the center of Fort Lauderdale's historic shopping and arts district, La Dolce Vita serves up Fort Lauderdale's finest Italian fare with exciting dishes and unique ambiance. At La Dolce Vita, every dish is created using only the freshest, finest ingredients. We never use frozen ingredients, our home made pasta make us unique in every dish we prepare at La Dolce Vita. We serve only the finest meats and seafood, freshest vegetables, and breads that are baked fresh daily. Our delicious menu and attention to detail create a truly enjoyable dining experience.
lake mary, fl
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Excellent food, owners on hand & involved”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Italian's own and operate this restaurant and they know what they are doing. The carbonara was REAL, everything was really lovely. Great simple menu but fresh ingredients. Excellent service, we were certainly well cared for indeed.

  • Visited April 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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Had heard such great things”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We tired it, and sadly both of us felt ill and "burpy" that evening. The food tasted fine, not great, but fine.

Visited April 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“a little bit of Boston's North End in Fort Lauderdale”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Fantastic on all fronts. Service was excellent and the place was packed. Beer & wine only for alcohol.

We split the buffalo ricotta appetizer with prosciutto slices & arugala. Different with the ricotta but very tasty. My wife had the gnocchi's and I had the Chitarrina “La Dolce Vita (Homemade square spaghetti w/ sauteed mussels, Mediterranean clams & shrimp in pinot grigio wine & fresh tomato sauce). For desert she had the chocolate lava cake and I had tiramisu. One of the top two I've had, creamy and full of flavor.

Make sure you add this place to your list of restaurants. A short drive from the Marriott beach place tower where we stayed. We went on a Monday and by 6:30 the place was jammed.

  • Visited April 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Like going to Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We arrived on a Saturday night without a reservation assuming that there would be no chance of getting a table. The restaurant generously fit us in, and we ended up being very glad that they did. It seemed like most of the other patrons were regulars, as they were greeted by name, even with hugs from the waitstaff. We felt like we were lucky enough to be eating in a neighborhood restaurant in Italy. My teenage daughter had the mushroom ravioli, which she claimed was the best food that she had ever eaten (in only 17 years, but we have taken her to some nice restaurants!). The fish special was wonderful, and signature dish (La Dolce Vita, a seafood and pasta dish), was all that was advertised. We all wish that we lived nearby, as we would be regulars, too.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Perfect evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Every time I dine here I can't wait to come back. Last night we sat outside it was a perfect evening and a wonderful end to a great week-end! The food was good, we had the Buffalo Mozzarella...there were 4 of us and it made a nice start to our dinner...2 of us had specials...fish and pork both very nice and of course we had to have the Lasagne always fantastic. My only complaint was the tomatoes were not great..
The service was fantastic and everyone makes you feel welcome.. Can't wait for our next visit..

Visited April 2014
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