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Dolce Vita

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Kings Walk, Reading RG1 2HL, England
1189510530
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had our post wedding meal here on 30th June, polite & friendly staff, lovely food, will definitely use this restaurant again.

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Thank Leesylou63
United Kingdom
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190 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The venue has changed hands and it showed. The menu now has far more chips on it than ever before, it used to have more rice/cous cous/potatoes to go with the mains. The meals are on the expensive side, especially the starters, and this wasn't reflected in the quality. The service was good but the seats are really uncomfortable. Won;t... More 

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Thank vampireweekend
Berkshire UK
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299 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of us dined here again recently one Saturday evening after a prolonged break and the first thing we noticed was that it had been refurbished and had new chairs. The new chairs have hard wooden seats and no lower back support so after a relatively short time your bottom hurts and your lower back aches, neither of which... More 

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Thank Alwaysonholiday53
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20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is somewhat hidden and rather too easy to overlook inside an indoor shopping space. The restaurant's interior is simple. Get past location, however, and you'll find genuine food that you'll want to return to again and again.

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Thank Dave W
Reading, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It now looks as though this restaurant is the last man standing in what has now become a redundant shopping mall. The reason that they have survived is because the food is good & they accommodated our part of 20 well. Only minor gripe is that it was very warm inside but they were more than happy to open doors... More 

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Thank SpencerHorne
Zurich, Switzerland
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86 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My personal expectations where a little higher then what was offered. In my eyes the food was average.

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Thank Peter H
Reading, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the food here. This seems like a secret restaurant as it is away from most of the main ones but was quite busy and is a great hidden gem. Excellent food and great service, I would highly recommend and will be back soon.

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Thank Juaneff
Reading, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

The ambiance is very lacking . We visited on a Saturday evening and it was half full . The food ( we had a good selection as there were six of us ) was good , but served a bit sloppily . Our main server ( a tall long haired man) was scruffy and made it clear he expected a... More 

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Thank Annie T
Reading, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We booked this restaurant as we had friends over at the weekend. They had been to the fat duck the night previously as a anniversary celebration, so we thought we would read the trip advisor reviews and find somewhere highly rated in Reading...and boy we found the right place. The service, food and atmosphere was all perfect and we were... More 

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Thank ian m
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Fantastic food, friendly staff. Nothing is ever too much for these guys. Great value. I like the black pasta they serve there. Pork belly is nice too

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$39 - $49
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kings Walk, Reading RG1 2HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: 1189510530

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