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La Dolce Vita Restaurant

$$ - $$$, Italian, Latin
23 Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
+64 21 251 7809
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average4%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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“pepperoni” (2 reviews)
“seafood pasta” (2 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (2 reviews)
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New Zealand, Italian, Latin, Chilean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
23 Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice restaurant, Lamb and Venison dishes were excellent, great atmosphere. Staff very helpful, re-uniting my wife with her handbag which we had left behind!

1  Thank CCB987
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful spot. Great employees and quiet, I probably had the best pasta puttanesca of My life. Pizza was good though not the best Nothing is like Chicago style pizza though A lovely spot!

1  Thank bull59
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been in New Zealand for almost a month, we have gotten used to the country's higher prices, but we were still surprised by those at La Dolce Vita. Saw the sign out-front for Crayfish. It was not until we were seated that we learned...More

1  Thank wijram
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wayyyyyyy to overpriced for the quality of food. 4 people dinned, pizza was terrible, gnocchi no good, even the steak was bad and at $40 a steak and $29 for a margarita pizza we expected the food to be amazing! Wouldn’t waste your time or...More

1  Thank rachaelet1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped in just by chance to this very busy restaurant and were lucky to be able to get a table. The staff were wonderful and our order taken very quickly and drinks immediately. This was the best meal we have had since the start of...More

1  Thank Moneypenny725
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just arrived in Te Anau and it was cold and rainy. We left our hotel, the Distinction, and right across the street was La Dolce Vita. It doesn't look like much, as a matter of fact we thought it was a lunch time pizza...More

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here a few weeks ago after a friend recommended it and we were not let down. Don't get me wrong I love New Zealand and Australian wines but this place has a wine list that won't disappoint with Argentinian Malbec to Italian and...More

1  Thank Peter G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came for dinner with 3 couples total. We ordered wine and the waitress didn’t know to open the bottle and let the host taste before pouring. She also poured overly ample amounts in 5 glasses requiring us to order another bottle to allow the 6th...More

2  Thank Marla C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to dine here on the recommendation of our inn keeper and were not disappointed. They serve primarily Italian inspired food in an inviting and airy setting just off the Main Street in Te Anau. While the menu isn't huge, it was not a...More

1  Thank JimRiesterer
Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely stop in Lake Te Anau during our 3 week tour of South Island. La Dolce Vita was recommended to us by a host at our accommodation. We were greatly impressed with the food that we got. I ordered the rack of...More

3  Thank Ben S
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April 22, 2017|
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Response from Bonstar78 |
BYO means bring your own wine. And no, it’s not a BYO restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: +64 21 251 7809
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