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Dolce Vita

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Kings Walk, Reading RG1 2HL, England
+44 118 951 0530
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Toulouse, France
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dolce Vita is difficult to find down the Kings Road Mall but despite that attracts many who presumably know about it by word of mouth. We received a warm welcome for a Sunday lunch. The room is pleasant and looks out over the Kennet canal restaurant area. The house tempranillo was excellent. Both main courses were superb. My wife had... More 

Thank Alanais31420
Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go to Dolce Vita every few months and find it consistently great. I love that the menu is so big and varied, gives me an excuse to go back! Last time I went I have the scallops which were amazing followed by the T-Bone steak which was cooked to perfection. The staff are so lovely and very attentive. I... More 

Thank Charlottechh
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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278 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here last night for our works Christmas Doo. What a great night. Food was superb and the service great. 8 out of 10 people had fillet steak all cooked differently. They got them spot on. Really impressed with the whole evening.

Thank mick b
Southampton, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for work/team lunch. Staff lovely - that was the highlight. The low lights...plates cold, starter (prawns and avocado) very sweet - tasted like peanut butter. Main: Skate with seafood risotto. Fish very moist which was nice. Risotto ...I've struggled to find the right words.....brown (dirty colour), tasteless, rice over cooked, no flavour, gritty. People raved about this place before... More 

Thank wpfs
Caversham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is tucked away but actually in the heart of the Oracle - and its really very good. I've eaten here a number of times over the years and the food and service have always been top notch. It also has a really good atmosphere and the fact that it is normally full whenever I go means it gets... More 

Thank KatyPUk
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Melt in the mouth starter of coconut coated squid and prawn followed by succulent stuffed chicken breast. Comfortable ambediance with very good unintrusive service in nice modern surroundings. Thank you!

Thank Wendy Susan M
Reading, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

A party of 10 of us went to Dolce Vita to celebrate my friend's birthday. The food was great as was the wine and other drinks. The staff were really attentive and looked after us really well. The time flew by and we all had a super time. Thank you very much.

Thank NigPA
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Popped into Dolce Vita on a Friday afternoon for lunch. It's very attractively placed and furnished for my money, on the first floor in a light room with oak furniture and good views. I had been warned it's a little cramped, and given the closeness of tables I could see how that might be a problem during busy periods, happily... More 

Thank Garren E
Reading, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Popped in here for a late lunch (4pm) with friends on Saturday. Was such a lovely haven from town madness and there was no 'need it back by...' from the waiter, just lovely relaxed service! I had the slow roasted duck leg which is a perfect winter warmer served with mash, while my friends had pizzas. The picpoul white was... More 

Thank Jennimonty
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Popped in on Black Friday late afternoon and found an oasis of calm from the hectic streets. Obviously it was quiet due to the time but the waiters were attentive and friendly. The menu had a wide range of offerings, lots of fish, meat and pasta. Portions were generous and the food was fresh and flavoursome. Really enjoyed the visit... More 

Thank Wendy K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$39 - $49
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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: +44 118 951 0530

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