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Dolce Vita

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Kings Walk, Reading RG1 2HL, England
+44 118 951 0530
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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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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Garren E
Reading, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

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Thank Jennimonty
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Thank Wendy K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I returned to celebrated my birthday here. The staff were very attentive and so helpful adding or swapping stuff on our dishes. We could not fault the food it was delicious and nice portion sizes. It's a very reasonable price and they don't automatically add a service charge. My only bug bare that there was far too many glasses on... More 

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Thank Steph G
Reading, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We regularly visit this wonderful restaurant and, every time we have great food, fabulous atmosphere and excellent service. Whether it is just my wife and I or the innner/wider family dining 12/20 the experience is always memorable.

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Thank PaulBmusicman
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant a life time ago, and happened across it again this month. It was a Saturday lunchtime and the place was deserted but, watching my wife eat the Scotch fillet made me very jealous! Service was polite, attentive, and the food was excellent. I admit there were only a handful of people in whilst I... More 

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Thank Shaun F
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great find for us while we were staying in Reading for the night. It's not just your standard pizza and pasta place. They have a great selection of meat, fish and poultry dishes. I would highly recommend the baked field mushroom with spinach and goats cheese as a starter. Great ambience and good service.

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Thank keetzy50
Blackpool
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Monday eve with the wife and student daughter. Very attentive staff took us to a window table with nice views over the Oracle. Starters were limited to garlic bread which was presented in a way not seen before, it was really good. We all had different mains myself the seafood risotto, the daughter her normal carbonara and the wife... More 

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Thank keithyb
Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Low level lighting, people seem to speak at a reasonable volume, not like half of the other restaurants in Reading which are full of shouty diners! When this restaurant is not too busy - Mon-Thurs - then it is amazing. If it's busy, it can be a touch slap dash, but the food is lovely. Really simple and done very... More 

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Thank BlueWonderful
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have not been here for a couple of years but we found that the food was just as good as the last time we visited. It was a busy Friday night, the service was good and very friendly, the food was excellent, especially the mushroom and goats cheese starters. We would definitely visit again and highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$39 - $49
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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: +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?