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La Dolce Vita

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323 East Broad Street (2nd Floor), Athens, GA
706-353-3911
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very Good Italian

Our waitress was very good and knowledgeable about the food and the wine. She recommended one and the gentleman who chose the wine went a different direction. It wasn't that good, so we went with her suggestion and it was excellent. Had the Roasted Beef Shoulder. It was very good. As I got into it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Brad A
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We are here for wine weekend at the Classic Center and came here becauae it is our got to place for great food and wine...yes, it was a friday night but no excuse for being out of certain foods and poor service. We walked upstairs and went to the bar am6d a red head came up to us and ask... More 

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Thank Joni A
Athens, GA
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has been a great place over the years. Our last experience was a big disappointment. First red flag, they were out of several items on the menu. It was a special night out Saturday. My brother in law ordered, a seafood and shellfish stew. There was more broth that seafood. Tiny flakes of fish, a shrimp, a mussell and... More 

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1 Thank UGA_guy_Athens_GA
Athens, GA
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We enjoyed our visit though not a perfect one.The bread served with our salads was just ok. The spinach salad was just like the one served in the restaurant next door that was just shuttered. My specially requested pasta primavera included a delicious marinara sauce and my husband couldn't stop raving about his specially requested pasta and mushrooms with garlic-... More 

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Thank honestandtrue
Atlanta, Georgia
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116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Our waitress was very good and knowledgeable about the food and the wine. She recommended one and the gentleman who chose the wine went a different direction. It wasn't that good, so we went with her suggestion and it was excellent. Had the Roasted Beef Shoulder. It was very good. As I got into it it did become a little... More 

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Thank Brad A
Athens, Georgia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I cannot rave enough about this place. The atmosphere and décor, the service, the wine selection, and the food are stellar. The restaurant is perfect for a date night, business dinner, or casual dining. For an appetizer we ordered Cozze alla Marinara, which consisted of mussels cooked and served in a spicy tomato based broth with bread. The portion was... More 

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Thank emh285
georgia
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We have been to La Dolce Vita several times and have always enjoyed it. This visit was no exception. We split an appetizer and dessert and each had our own entrée. It was delicious as always. The wine was good as well. The only reason I didn't rate this as 5 stars was the service. The restaurant was not very... More 

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Thank southernbelle68
Heber City, Utah
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We have been here a few times before and enjoyed our dinner, but not as much as we have in the past. The menu has changed since our last visit so we were disappointed that some of our favorites were no longer available. The menu offers a lot of appetizer and pasta entree choices and is heavy on the seafood... More 

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Thank Susan H
Atlanta, Georgia
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I took my wife, and 2 older children to La Dolce Vita for my daughters birthday. It was an expensive night, but well worth it. We started off with the Schiaccata Rustica, which is a flat bread with sausage, porcini mushrooms, sweet and sour red onions and ricotta. It was outstanding. My wife had the special for the night, Salmon... More 

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1 Thank mcchuck2014
Athens, Georgia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I are here for our anniversary, we had a great time staff was friendly even the chef came out to check on us. Food was on point great place 100% satisfaction

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1 Thank Cesar G
Cumming, Georgia, United States
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

When we are in Athens, this is our "go to" restaurant for a fancy night out. The atmosphere is fun, the wait staff is knowledgeable, and the food is wonderful! I don't read Italian, so reading the wine list to find one that I like would be impossible, but the wait staff understands the wine and if I tell them... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 323 East Broad Street (2nd Floor), Athens, GA
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: 706-353-3911

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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