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La Dolce Vita downtown

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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Contactless payment
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About
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
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, European, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, 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, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

La Dolce Vita has been my favorite restaurant in the world for at least 40 years. The service is impeccable and they always provide an appetizer as I arrive which is quail patae with toasted bread, really delicious. For many years I have always had...the mouth watering Lasagna, but this trip I chose the Osso Bucco which was to die for! Omg the absolute best ever, served with rice, and a gravy boat on the side. This restaurant is the best I’ve ever been to worldwide and such nice, friendly owners and service staff! Absolutely amazing! Thank you for always being there and so consistent! I also brought my driver a meal on Salmon which he said was incredible!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed my visit to LA Dolce Vida. The Pasta Primavera, was fresh and very tasty. Service was excellent, but could do without the several attempts to upsell. I thought the prices were a bit on the high side, but given the difficulty I had...in finding an upscale restaurant in downtown Cancun, I was happy to pay a little more for quality food.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had one of the best meals ever at this restaurant. It was very clean and the staff was amazing. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Cancun.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dining at La Dolce Vita is an annual must for our family. Each of us has a favorite dish we look forward to eating but we always find something new to tempt us. Although it is one of the best Italian restaurants in Cancun there...are many other menu options and they are very accommodating if you have a special request. In spite of the stringent health protocols in place this year our dining experience was as excellent as ever. From the warm greeting by the owner, the excellent service provided and the freshly prepared food, we were reminded why this place is a favorite.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We never miss dining at La Dolce Vita during our annual Cancun vacation. The food is always phenomenal and the service is excellent. The menu offers many choices and each course was offered gluten-free for one of our group. Over the years we have brought...many different people with us and no one has ever been disappointed.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is the best Italian we've found anywhere. Service is perfect and we particularly enjoy the little after-dinner drink that's offered "on the house". their Chicken parmigiano is the best anywhere!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A safe haven for celiacs that crave delicious Italian cuisine! Thoughtful server, attentive owner, and amazing food! We went for lunch on our last day in Cancun. It’s super easy to find- just into downtown north of the Hotel Zone. You can take any of...the zone buses and it’ll drop you about 10 feet from the restaurant’s front door. You walk in and feel transported to a private garden. The food is decidedly Italian, but with little Mexican twists that remind you that you’re in Cancun. Yummy appetizer of crusty bread with pate (and they brought homemade GF bread with pesto for our daughter with celiac). All sauces are gluten free and their GF pasta is actually really good- taste and texture just like the real thing. They knew it was my birthday and brought me a delicious chocolate dessert as well as GF candied orange peels too. Such a special meal!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent option for Italian food lovers. The service was really good and not expensive. I would definitely return to the place. The owner is always looking to make a good experience out of your visit. It is not a touristic site so it’s really...calm. Don’t let the simplicity of the decoration take you out of a really good option to enjoy.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 14, 2021 via mobile

Food is delicious the atmosphere is amazing and I always feel at home. Visit every year each week of my vacation. Juan is an outstanding host, love him and his staff, dining here is a must!!!!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 12, 2021 via mobile

Our family has been coming to La Dolce Vita for 30 years. Every single experience has been great. The staff go above and beyond to meet our needs. The owner himself greets the customers and thanks them for coming to his restaurant. He truly values...each and every one of us. The best part is - the staff remembers us each time we come back, even if it has been years!! We will never stop coming here!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Grappler26
May 26, 2018|
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Response from jjcasal | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in La Dolce Vita, like many other cities in the world one has to take precautions nevertheless we are located ina safe neighborhood. I am looking forward to seeing you soon. Un saludo Juan J... More
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January 27, 2018|
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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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Yes they have valet parking
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Dolce Vita downtown

  • Yes, La Dolce Vita downtown offers takeout services.

  • Yes, La Dolce Vita downtown offers delivery services.

  • Yes, La Dolce Vita downtown is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • La Dolce Vita downtown is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5