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La Dolce Vita

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323 E Broad St, 2nd Floor, Athens, GA 30601-2818
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Valdosta, Georgia
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203 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here thinking it would be a great place to get good Italian food. Boy were we wrong!!! First off the waitress was completely out of it. I'm not sure if she was on something but she seemed to be all over the place. And it can't be because of all the customers....we were the only ones there! Then... More 

Thank djdrake12
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

We were in town visiting the UGA campus and found this gem. Our experience was all around outstanding from service to food. The food was awesome, as good as any NJ or NY Italian we've ever had. Will definitely be back. Blake (Chef) and Kerry (Bar Keep) were very helpful as well with a situation we had regarding our credit... More 

Thank anjmea
Valencia, Spain
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant with excellent food in downtown Athens. The tagliatelle ai funghi are amazing, and the meatballs are worth a try too. They also have good bread. The fact that they were keeping extra chairs and office supplies in the restrooms is my only negative comment.

Thank Jaume L
Albany, Georgia
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful weekend here in Athens. My wife had the pork tenderloin and I had the sausage pasta. Delicious! We had two bottles of wine and lots of fun. Justine was the perfect server and we will definitely do that again. Large portions

1 Thank Brian C
South Carolina
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193 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

The meat and cheese platters are quite good with a large variety. The dinner special was good. The restaurant is family friendly, but there is not child menu.

Thank rimaSC
Alpharetta, Georgia
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I visited La Dolce Vita last night with my wife after dropping off our daughter at UGA. Options tend to be scarce in Athens on Sunday evenings so we picked La Dolce Vita based on some good reviews and the fact they were open on Sunday. I was a little put off at first by a very large, very loud... More 

1 Thank DCT-NJ-GA
Statesboro, Georgia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful cheese selection, great service and atmosphere. Romantic decor. Hats off to the chef. We will definitely come again!

1 Thank Eli P
Savannah, Georgia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

La Dolche Vita is located upstairs in a corner building downtown, with large windows allowing views of University of Georgia's historic north campus across the street. Dining appears to be all in one modest sized room with well-spaced tables covered in white linens. Our waiter was professional and reserved, yet fairly attentive. He didn't rush our decision making process, since... More 

1 Thank C225
Mableton, Georgia, United States
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222 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

We had been told this was a great place for authentic Italian. It was not at all. Our food sat on the counter forever and arrived lukewarm at best. One entree, a linguini with seafood had no taste at all. The salads we actually good. Our server was slow and not very good at all. Will never return.

1 Thank 518ATLCouple
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Was definitely the worst meal we ate during our entire stay. The server was obviously new and. Struggled to keep up with our orders. The lasagne was lukewarm at best and was tasteless. Overpriced disappointing food.

Thank Ian R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 323 E Broad St, 2nd Floor, Athens, GA 30601-2818
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: 706-353-3911

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?