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Dolce Vita Coffee Shop & Restaurant

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Italian, Cafe, European, Asian, Pizza, 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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I tried curry. Taste is different from typical Sri Lankan curry but it tastes really good. Good view and service as well.

Thank Zamri G
Cedar City, Utah
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun place for lunch. Recommended as his favorite by a kind immigration officer at the airport, we took his advice and were very pleased. Setting is nice at the beach, (gate between restaurant and sand), casual, a bit of Italian sort of feel. Being Sri Lanka, I thought I should try the local recipe, and had the... More 

Thank C H
Negombo, Sri Lanka
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My previous review was a mistake. It is supposed to be Dolce Vita, Negombo. I have been here many times but this time they had a new item on their menu. MANCHURIAN PRAWNS. Absolutely out of this world. The only negative was that I could have had a second portion. So good. An absolute ace.

Thank drvischjager
Newcastle, Australia
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77 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great little cafe down a side lane towards the beach. It offered a good range of food mainly Italian which was delicious. You can sit in the garden with views of the beach with beach vendors not allowed to enter. Very relaxing

Thank Likeatiger
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Dolce Vita is an excellent place to relax, enjoy your favourite Italian food + other meals and access the beach. Very tasty food, friendly customer service and value for money. Freshly made food and drinks. I recommend this place to anyone.

Thank NavoTrip
Negombo, Sri Lanka
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I was invited by my family for a surprise dinner. We enjoyed Italian food. Prices are a bit high. Butn we got our moneys worth.,

Thank Feli F
Sofia, Bulgaria
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Last week Dolce Vita celebrated its 10 years anniversary with small party . And , for the last 10 years , the coffee shop proved this is the best place in the vicinity one can have real Italian espresso , pasta , lasagna , spaghetti , pizza - sometimes accompanied by real Italian grappa ! Always fresh and good quality... More 

Thank Andriyan A
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

They do a lot of things really good at this restaurant. A clean and clear menu. Friendly staff. Clean toilet and we were lucky, some live music which gives some extra atmosphere during dinnertime. The bruschetta as a starter was perfect, the spaghetti tuna was tasteful and good. The tagliatelle with spicy seafood was not spicy and too oily. After... More 

Thank Gatheringfan
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120 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Dinner at the beach with live music. Italian food was very tasty, lots of cakes to choose from for dessert. We paid 4600 for one bruschetta, two pastas, two desserts, two cans of Tiger beer, one white wine, one cappuccino and one tea.

Thank Hippohanna

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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, Cafe, European, Asian, Pizza, 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
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
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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