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“Good, convenient Italian in Corolla” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita
798-C Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping VIllage, Corolla, NC 27927-9501
+1 252-453-0069
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Ranked #12 of 69 Restaurants in Corolla
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Description: Come get a taste of the sweet life ... In Corolla. Classic Italian techniques & handed-down Italian family recipes including hand-tossed pizza, pasta, homemade sauces, bread and desserts. We are all about family, friends, good food, and friendly local service. Hope to see you soon! During the high season from Memorial Day to Labor Day, we offer 30 minute call ahead seating. Before Memorial Day & after Labor Day we will be happy to take your reservation!
Manassas, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good, convenient Italian in Corolla”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Our party of five arrived right before 9 and were seated outside, which turned out to be so much fun! Unlike many, we had exceptional service and wanted for nothing. The food was great, portions massive and there was a nice selection of wine and beer. The only caution I will add is the prices, as many others noted. For example, the special of lobster ravioli was $25,99 - very steep for that dish. Our suggestion, if you plan to go - and the food is worth the trip - plan to splurge a little!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Excellent meal yet again.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This is the 2nd time our party of 7 have visited this restaurant. 2 yrs in a row.
On both occasions the food was excellent. And we have 3 picky kids in our group.
They do not take reservations but they do do call ahead seating which is very useful. The restaurant is in the Timbuck 2 shopping plaza so you can do shopping while waiting for your table. The restaurant calls you with a 5 min warning that your table is ready.
We will defiantly visit La Dolce Vita on our next trip back to OBX

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“best italian cuisine in corolla”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

food here is excellent! have eaten here about a dozen times and while the service has varied, the food has always been consistent. everything has always looked and tasted freshly homemade. the portions are very large, so i generally either split dishes or plan on taking home leftovers to have for lunch the following day (as with most italian food, it reheats quite well). my favorite dish is the shrimp diablo, but i also really like the mussels sicily app, the chicken parmesan, and the lasagna.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, PA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Food was surprisingly good We had a large group The service was very good. Portions were very large. They were one of a few places willing accommodate our group.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Homemade”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The food was delicious and tasted homemade (which was verified by the waitress). There are 2 reasons of why we didn't give this place an excellent. First is, if you have everything homemade, you should've had a tiramisu homemade, not a tiramisu cake. Big difference and pretty disappointing! Second is, no matter how good the food is, the portions were small for the prices that matched. Well over priced for the servings! The only other thing that I saw is the waiter/ess area is right up front so you can see them on their phones or standing around doing nothing. Might want to find them a new area.

Visited July 2013
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