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La Dolce Vita downtown

Av. Coba 87 | SM 3 downtown, Cancun 77500, Mexico
+52 998 884 3393
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster sauce” (19 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Av. Coba 87 | SM 3 downtown, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visit this restaurant every year our annual Cancun vacation. They never disappoint us. Everything is beautifully presented so that you eat with your eyes first. I have food allergies and they never cease to amaze me with the dishes they modify. Salmon carpaccio was...More

Thank Cookiemaven
Reviewed 6 days ago

We travel to Cancun each year and always have dinner at this restaurant. Everything on the menu is delicious: homemade pasta, seafood dishes, beef, pork, you name it, it's delicious. Service is excellent. The owner is usually on site and greets each table. Your dinner...More

Thank notenoughvacation
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is not just a restaurant for tourists as about half of the diners are locals. This says a lot. We've been returning to La Dolce Vita since it seems the beginning of time. Located at the entrance of downtown, two traffic circles past the...More

Thank paulwoolf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We where looking for some gluten free options and found this wonderful place. The staff is great and offered a very good service. Gluten free pizza and pasta available.

Thank Christian K
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're tired of Mexican food or want a change, this restaurant is almost like being in Italy. I ate a good margarita (although a bit dry) and had a cup of Chilean red wine. Price as expected is higher than local food, but is...More

Thank EladB
Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't looking for an Italian restaurant on our last night in Cancun, but happened upon it as we were driving back from downtown to the hotel zone. It's tucked away in a commercial area, and could be easily missed because it blends into the...More

Thank JMKGriswold
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t expect to eat such a great Italian food in Cancún. Very friendly staff, good service. There is an option with three types of pasta that was wonderful! About a 15-25 min drive from La Isla shopping mall, depending on the traffic from Zona...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has been a favorite place of mine for 9 years! It is always friendly, delicious and very reasonably priced for the quality of food you get. A favorite is the fish in pastry. I had the Oso Buck and it was enough for two...More

Thank GreatLife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely and quaint restaurant hidden away from the main tourist area of Cancun. The service is extraordinary, the food is delicious, and the little extras offered to its guests make the entire dinner experience one to remember. I enjoyed my time so much I...More

Thank nakiesa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Dolce Vita has a extensive menu with daily specials. Small restaurant but quaint. We loved it so much, we ate there three times. The pIzza is excellent, the stuffed seafood in a pastry shell was excellent, veal scallopini, steaks were delicious and the pastas...More

Thank Margaret G
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Kreig H
January 27, 2018|
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Response from jjcasal | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest on La Dolce Vita, we are 45 minutes away from the Moon Palace Resort, our average check is $25-32 US per person. I am looking forward to seeing you soon
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Robert C
January 15, 2018|
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Response from DanC129 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have valet parking
September 2, 2017|
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Response from jjcasal | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest on La Dolce Vita, we don´t have children´s menu but we have small pasta portions and pizzas and we will be happy to divide by two any main course. Un saludo Juan J. Casal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 11:00 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: +52 998 884 3393
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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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