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Av. Coba 87 | SM 3 downtown, Cancun 77500, Mexico (Av. Nader)
1:00 pm - 11:15 pm
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:15 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So glad we checked this little gem out off such a busy street. Warm and inviting. Superb service and exceptional food. Tried several dishes and all we amazing.

Thank Gemzachic
Southampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don’t be put off by the look of this place or its location. The food here is excellent and the attention to detail superb. Our waiter couldn’t have more attentive & helpful. Unlike other places we visited, they leave the tipping up to you, why, because they deserve a good tip - look this place up, you won’t regret it!

Thank Firemansimon
Friendswood, Texas
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A touch of old Mexico! Our annual trip is not complete without a stop to see Juan and eat delicious stone crabs! The complimentary after dinner rolling cart finish off a great meal! Fabulous attentive staff!

Thank BrendaDoty
Georgetown, Texas
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you looking for good Italian food with great service, go downtown to La Dolce Vita. Dining here is like stepping back in time when great service and great food reigned over an evening of fine dining as opposed to just going out to get something to eat. Shortly after being seated, we were presented with a small bruschetta, complementary.... More 

Thank rkiker
Friendswood, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This our favorite restaurant in Cancun. We have been coming back every year for the last 15 years. Located off the beaten path in downtown Cancun. The restaurant is quiet, food is excellent and service is five star. We always order the stone crab appetizer. The crab is fresh caught that day, best stone crab in Cancun. The owner Juan... More 

Thank Robert D
Niskayuna, New York
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time here this trip to Cancun. We were greeted with such graciousness as we entered. The chairs are so comfy its almost like sitting in someone's comfy dining room. We both ordered drinks. My wine came in a chilled glass. We ordered quail pate and make no mistake it was the best pate we have ever had. Next we... More 

Thank Kim L
Bucharest, Romania
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is very nice and cozy, the food is in principal italian. But first of all the personal is very friendly. The second visit they recognized us and they knew what we like, the give us the same table. From the house we had starters and at the end drinks.

Thank Camelia V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

La Dolce Vita has the best Italian food in Cancun! Highly rated to visit. The staff at the restaurant treats everyone with high attention. Lots of dishes are prepared table side. Excellent food.

Thank Lauren Z
Corozal Town, Belize
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55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very clean, intimate dining experience. The filet was cooked to perfection, and the wine list and quality was complete. The Creme Brûlée was caramelized a little to heavy, but was still delicious.

Thank Robert C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A memorable night to remember why we love our home away from home for dinner. Always greater with hugs and kisses .The veal dish is to die for! Bon appetit 🍷

Thank Pam M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 11:15 pm
1:00 pm - 11:15 pm
1:00 pm - 11:15 pm
1:00 pm - 11:15 pm
1:00 pm - 11:15 pm
1:00 pm - 11:15 pm
1:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Coba 87 | SM 3 downtown, Cancun 77500, Mexico
    (Av. Nader)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
  • Phone Number: 529988843393
Since 1983 La Dolce Vita Centro has been consistently rated as one of the top restaurants in Cancun, serving fresh seafood and homemade pasta, owned and operated by Tim Savio and Juan J. Casal. Dolce Vita means "Sweet Life" in Italian and that is how an evening here will make you feel. Our loyal clientele highly recommend the award winning signature dish Boquinete Dolce Vita, a local snapper topped with shrimp and mushrooms, enclosed in puff pastry, and served with lobster sauce. The service is refined and friendly, and dinner specials change daily to match the season. Ourdiverse wine list from around the world complements the dinner. La Dolce Vita is an ideal setting for small groups, business functions, parties, rehearsal dinners and other special events. Dress code: Casual, no cut off shirtsleeves for gentlemen. Private parking and free valet parking service.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?