We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

La Dolce Vita

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
323 East Broad Street, 2nd Floor, Athens, GA
706-353-3911
Website
Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
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
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

98 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 96: English reviews
Statesboro, Georgia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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!

Helpful?
1 Thank Eli P
Savannah, Georgia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Helpful?
Thank C225
Mableton, Georgia, United States
Level Contributor
175 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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.

Helpful?
Thank 518ATLCouple
Wigan
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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.

Helpful?
Thank Ian R
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

In trips to Athens, GA, we have eaten a number of times at La Dolce Vita...it was one of our favorites. Great location and fantastic food. Unfortunately, this trip was a disappointment. It was a busy weekend, but have seen far worse during football season. We booked a table and got seated immediately when we arrived. From there it was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jeff M
Altanta, GA
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

My wife and I had the opportunity to have an wonderful dinner at La Dolce Vita here in Athens, GA last evening. Although it was a very busy Saturday night our reservation was honored and we were seated immediately upon arrival. Our server was very attentive and helpful. She was just the right amount of help with our wine and... More 

Helpful?
Thank andyrr57
Gainesville, Georgia
Level Contributor
171 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

We went here because we had a gift certificate but it really wasn't worth the trip. At best, the food was average. We had two of their specialties that were recommended on their website: the spaghetti with meatballs and the risotto. The risotto had items omitted that were listed on the menu as part of the dish; the spaghetti was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Joy-traveler
Kennesaw, Georgia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 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 

Helpful?
Thank Joni A
Athens, GA
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

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 

Helpful?
1 Thank UGA_guy_Athens_GA
Athens, GA
Level Contributor
28 reviews
12 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 

Helpful?
Thank honestandtrue

Been to La Dolce Vita? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 323 East Broad Street, 2nd Floor, Athens, GA
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: 706-353-3911

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Dolce Vita staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?