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La Dolce Vita

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29 avenue de Moka, 35400, Saint-Malo, France
+33 2 99 56 09 60
Mon - Tue 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Tue 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sat 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our dinner at La Dolce Vita was wonderful :) From the moment we entered we were treated with hospitality and good humor. Our french is very lacking, but everyone there went out of their way to help us read our menu and find what we wanted. It is a small and intimate restaurant, not at all "touristy".... OUr entire experience... More 

Thank Joan F
Somerset, New Jersey
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After 2 weeks of eating mostly French food we decided to try some Italian in the village of St. Malo. Although a little out of the way, this small Italian restaurant didn't disappoint. We had the Caprese for an appetizer and the pappardella with mushroom and the amatriciana for dinner. All very well prepared and very delicious. Our only fault... More 

Thank Mark-n-Holly-Ferraro
Austin, Texas
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

What a find! As other reviews have stated, this place is very vegetarian- and vegan-friendly. Don't go expecting pizza, but do expecting authentic Italian bruschetta and delicious pastas -- all homemade and fresh. Owners are from Milan. Charming atmosphere, exceptionally friendly host who is vegetarian himself. I had the truffle tortellini special and it was extraordinary! Lots of salad options... More 

Thank michelleann13
Lampeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

It was great to find this place. We are a family of very mixed dietary requirements. It was so good to find somewhere where we were all happy. The food was delicious, the service was friendly and patient without being overstated. Carlo dealt effortlessly with our many differing requests. All eight of us were really delighted. Fantastic homemade Italian food.... More 

Thank Mandi L
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Had a lovely meal at La Dolce Vita. It is a bit of a trek from the walled city (10-15 minutes along the sea front), but well worth the walk. Food was delicious and lots of choice for vegetarians, the owner/waiter was very friendly and helpful with translating the menu. We really enjoyed our meal. I noticed a little lonely... More 

Thank BerkshireBonnie
London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

When arriving in France at Saint-Malo on the ferry, take the trouble to do 2 things, before heading away from the port: 1. Visit inside the city walls, to see how charmingly the city has been restored following its destruction by Allied bombers in WWII 2. Drive out of the centre for 5 minutes to sample some fabulous fresh pasta... More 

10 Thank AStarDrivingSchool
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We are a couple of vegetarians, one doesn't eat dairy, and so a little challenging for a restaurant Not for this one though, we managed to convey our difficult preferences in our dreadful French, and had one of the best meals ever! The lovely couple that own the restaurant took so much trouble to sort us out, lots of laughs... More 

3 Thank Steph B
Rome, Italy
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Sono stata in questo ristorante due sere consecutive con il mio ragazzo francese, i proprietari del locale sono molto socievoli e cordiali, abbiamo mangiato molto bene, se siete in cerca di un VERO ristorante italiano, questo senz'altro è il posto giusto. Tutto ottimo davvero, consiglio la lasagna era veramente speciale // i ve been in this restaurant two times with... More 

1 Thank aleb91
Bath, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This place was a real find. Travelling with my vegetarian girlfriend in France can make for some tricky dinner time decisions. We found this place recommended as vegetarian friendly though and we decided to give it a try. It was perfect. Run by a husband and wife couple the restaurant has a very homely air. We were very well looked... More 

2 Thank Alex S
Houston, Texas
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We were staying in the Mercure St. Malo Front de Mer about a half mile from this restaurant and my wife developed a craving for Italian food. I don't remember how we found it. Might have been a recommendation from the hotel desk. We were not disappointed. As others have pointed out, this is a mom and pop place. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $33
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 avenue de Moka, 35400, Saint-Malo, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Ille-et-Vilaine  >  Saint-Malo
  • Phone Number: +33 2 99 56 09 60
Restaurant tipique,cuisine dans la pure tradition italienne,ambiance conviviale et chaleureuse. Les specialitees de la maison...,charcuterie,pates fraiches,tortelli aux cepes,lasagne maison,raviolini au jambon cru a gouter avec une selection de vins.Glace maison.Situe a 100 metres de la plage du Sillon.

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