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“The best patio in town and a perfect spot for a romantic dinner. Also just went for brunch and swooned over the stuffed...” 5 of 5 stars
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La Dolce Vita
17546 Woodward Ave, 4 Blocks North of McNichols, Detroit, MI 48203-2256
+1 313-865-0331
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Ranked #48 of 985 Restaurants in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $32
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Cedarhurst
Description: Since 1995, La Dolce Vita has been a favorite of theatre-goers, music lovers, and lovers of romance. We offer an intimate, romantic atmosphere. Serving Lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 2:30pm, Dinner is served starting at 5pm Tuesday through Sunday, and Brunch is served Sunday only, from 11am to 3pm. Reservations are appreciated and recommended. We can accommodate larger parties as well. We live entertainment on most nights.
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“The best patio in town and a perfect spot for a romantic dinner. Also just went for brunch and swooned over the stuffed...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2008

The best patio in town and a perfect spot for a romantic dinner. Also just went for brunch and swooned over the stuffed French Toast. Can't wait to go back for the bottomless mimosas with my friends.

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“bartenders are great. owners a hoot! and food is yum!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2008

bartenders are great. owners a hoot! and food is yum!!!

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Waterford, mi
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Excellent Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2007

I had a very nice time at La Dolce Vita last weekend. While the restaurant is situated in an extremely rough area, the restaurant itself seems an oasis from all that (Once you hit the parking lot you will feel a whole lot better, it appears very safe). The outside patio has a high wall around it, but instead of being imposing and offputting, it has ivy growing up it and really is very nice. The food was was very affordable (13.95 for my pasta entree), and the staff and servers were very accomodating, especially considering we didnt have a reservation on a Saturday night. I would 100% go back. The crowd was eclectic so almost anyone should fit right in...also the jazz trio they had playing was pleasant without being overpowering as so many restaurant bands tend to be...

Overall great experience, hopefully they keep it up for my future visits :)

-Aug

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“The best place to hang in Detroit on Tuesday nights”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2006

This is the place to hang out in Detroit on Tuesday nights in the summer. Grab a table on the lovely outdoor patio or mingle with those in the know on the floor as you enjoy the unique blend of Europian pop, motown & house music spun by DJ Powdr Blue. The charming and attentive staff serves good mediterranean fare that can be enjoyed with a nice selection of wines from a list better than most, and great martinis too. You will not regret discovering La Dolce Vita.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Best Kept Secret”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2006

This restaurant is definitely easy to pass up on your drive down Woodward. And actually, if I wasn't sure how cool the restaurant is, I might not actually venture into the parking lot. But once you are there and seated either on the outdoor patio or inside, all doubts vanish. Superb food and service.

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