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Dolce Vita Coffee Shop & Restaurant

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Italian, Pizza, Cafe, European, Asian, Sri Lankan
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27, Poruthota Road, Ettukala., Negombo Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
+94 31 2 274968
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I went to dolce vita for breakfast! There was a great selection of coffee and breakfasts options! We had the continental breakfast for 750 rupees! It included a cappuccino, fruit juice, croissant, fruit and toast and jam! The bread for the toast tasted as if it was home made and the rest was lovely! Would defo recommend... More 

Thank Kirsty W
De Meern, Utrecht, Netherlands
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We came for two drinks and we took a Bruchetta as food. We almost thought they had forgotten us but after a long time they came with the drinks. The Bruchetta took even a bit longer but when it has arrived it was very tasteful and a big portion, we can really recommend to order it :)

Thank Rene K
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was average and the time to serve, even if we asked for a quick service due to our airpor transfer, was more than one our from the order take. Just don't go

Thank Sergio Á
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice meal, Italian owner so bruschetta and pizza was amazing. I had the fish and that was also very good. Live music whilst we were eating which was fantastic.

1 Thank holderemma
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We reached there for lunch. was quite crowded... hence some delay in service but acceptable The shop is in a small gully about 30 meters from the main road... write on the beach. There was some space for car parking in the otherwise this crowded locality. Food was very good. Rice-curry was tasty and mild for international standard. Coolers/Drinks and... More 

Thank Sanjeet K
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Taste was superb. Highly recommendable for pasta and sea food. Even the fried rice was good. Coffee was energising.

Thank chkapre
London, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little place on the beach wuth good coffee and food. Popular so get here early or late. We had the best fish rolls of the whole trip.

Thank aquabell
Edmonton, Canada
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, this place has a nice beach location---nice breeze,private,sheltered,no mosquitoes,often live music. And it has a menu with real italian ingredients that are often difficult+expensive to get in Sri Lanka. Yet Dolce Vitas prices are reasonable,the service is good and the food is great. i often stay at a rented villa in Negombo, where i cook in my own kitchen... More 

Thank LordAndrewClinterty
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It had a generous and tasty continental breakfast. The brown multi seed toast was a welcome break from white bread. Friendly staff, good value for money.

Thank Grainne F
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We had heard good things about the place so went for dinner on a Saturday evening. Unfortunately it seemed that a kiddies program was on - noisy kids running around and then they decided to project Zootopia at full blast to keep the kids occupied. This is a small space so there was no getting away. Food was mediocre but... More 

Thank ManoriW

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, European, Asian, Sri Lankan
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27, Poruthota Road, Ettukala., Negombo Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Negombo
  • Phone Number: +94 31 2 274968
The coffee shop is located in the heart of the tourist area of Ettukala Negombo, in the premises of the well known Seasands Guest House.
The Coffee Shop is an air-conditioned and smoke-free facility for guaranteeing a pleasant stay for the customers with a clean and hygienic food display.
The outside veranda faces the ocean and the beautiful beach of Negombo and it is geared to offer musical shows and various entertainments on Friday night.
The coffee shop offers authentic Italian Espresso and Cappuccino using the latest coffee machine technology, accompanied with freshly baked pastry, sweet products, ice creams, cakes and the famous Italian dessert “Tiramisu”.
DOLCE VITA is an ideal spot to spend leisure time with friends and relatives in a very quiet and peaceful environment.
The coffee shop is an Italian-Srilankan joint venture and its mission is to introduce to local and foreign customers in Negombo the <coffee shop concept>, which is very popular in the western countries but still not developed in Negombo. The <Coffee Shop concept> is a sensual experience of Coffee and Tea flavours, snacks and pastry, ice creams and cakes to be shared in a friendly atmosphere while chatting with friends and relatives in a clean and pleasant environment surrounded by music. In addition to these core activities, the management has arranged a food menu which includes spaghetti, pizza, sea foods and sri lankan food.

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