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La Dolce Vita

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4-5 London Road, London SE1 6JZ, England
+44 20 7928 7138
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 11 we had excellent service and a very good three course meal for £30 per person. Food was good quality.

Thank Caroline B
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

We were in a group of 12 people and none of us really enjoyed our meals. I had a ragu which honestly had only 3 or 4 small meat cubes, not to mention the pasta that was massively overcooked. My friend's ravioli tasted as one of those frozen ones and the pizzas were pretty much just ok. The only dish... More 

Thank Julia A
Woking, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

My family went here using a Gourmet card. The service was very pleasant but some of our meals were poor. My brother and I had a 'special' which was supposedly fresh mussels and pasta. The mussels had clearly been microwaved and were mostly dry, shrivelled and bitter. Shame cos we were looking forward to it. My nephews pizza was good... More 

Thank Alison_Daykin
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

We stumbled across the restaurant - don't let the outside put you off! We gave it a go and were the only people in the restaurant as they'd only just opened in the evening. Really friendly staff - recommended alternative dishes when we couldn't decide and we got the whole history of the house wine too, which was a nice... More 

Thank El_Stone_1
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Don't let the lit up exterior deter you, this restaurant serves lovely and fresh food. Took my parents here and living near by I'm surprised I've never spotted it, will definitely be back. We ordered a mixture of starters salad, stuffed mushroom (tastiest tomato and herb sauce that I have ever had!) stuffed peppers, antipasti. Lots of breads and olive... More 

Thank rachel_louise_9
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a cosy environment with great customer service, affordable meals and a great time then look no further. We had such a laugh with our waiter who made us feel as if we were in Italy. The food was amazing and at large portions and have I mentioned, extremely affordable? We were so happy we found... More 

Thank Maridrizzle
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

This place is a great little place - don't let the exterior put you off! Had dinner with a couple of friends, we had pasta and pizza and all was lively but the pizza in particular was seriously impressive! I'd recommend!

Thank anonymouseater186
Doncaster, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Great food and service! Was quiet when we arrived but made to feel very welcome. Offer a taste card deal too

Thank SamIbbotson
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

I went with a friend in a lunch break and had an amazing pizza. Well priced and beautiful flavours even gave me the leftovers to take away as I was completely stuffed! Excellent service, I'm sure we will be back

Thank Bryony85
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Hate here on a quiet Monday evening. I had seafood tagliatelle which was fantastic! The service was extremely friendly and their range of specials that particular night was great. It's a quaint, homely restaurant which isn't flash by any sense of the word. I'd probably visit here again!

Thank Richie G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-5 London Road, London SE1 6JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7928 7138

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?