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La Dolce Vita Ristorante

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San Carlos & 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-3667
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Verneuil-en-Bourbonnais, France
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2015

La Doice Vita Ristorante is located right across street in front of the U.S. Post Office in Carmel-by-the-Sea making it easy to find and enjoy a whiff of Italian cuisine. One would think this is an ideal location to meet and eat and it would be were it not it for being hexed by a disappointing chronicle of failed Chinese... More 

1 Thank John Wm S
Stockton, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

We had a fabulous dinner at LA Dolce Vita and the maitre-d gave us his utmost attention. Lovely place - it's a couple of blocks off of Ocean Street but worth the short walk.

1 Thank Annie95206
Hayward, California
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164 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2014

It is too bad that this restaurant is not on Ocean ave, because it deserves to be noticed big time. We lucked on to it because it was raining, and the closest restaurant to our hotel. We had the Chiopino and lamb shank, and both were plentiful and top notch. The lamb had a delicious sauce, but an even MORE... More 

1 Thank Ann H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

We ran into this little Italian restaurant when we were walking around looking for a place to eat and I'm glad we did. I had a salad and the dressing was absolutely delectable. One of us had the Bolognese pasta and I had a four cheese pizza, both of which were done to perfection. The pizza was handmade, the crust... More 

1 Thank bbauer388
Salinas, California, USA
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2014

We were enticed to try this restaurant through a groupon coupon and were delighted with what we experienced. The service was excellent... attentive but not obtrusive. The menu had something wonderful for every taste. The food was beautifully prepared and presented. On reflection, I suppose I give it a 4 instead of a 5 only because it's in a homely... More 

1 Thank Jerry B
Warren, Michigan
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2014

We were living the good life while on our Honeymoon in Carmel, and one night we decided to try this quaint little restaurant in town. We ended up being the only people there that early evening, and we were able to have a quiet, romantic dinner for two in a little Italian restaurant. The lighting was romantic, the view outside... More 

2 Thank 18John1971
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great little restaurant with excellent Italian food. Lovely pizza and pasta dishes. Great feel to the place.

Thank kimbasNewcastle
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214 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2014

After passing by many busy restaurants too crowded for a quick bite, I settled here. The place was empty for a Friday night, should have been a clue. The pasta was very dry, hardly any sauce coating, bread was bland. There is a lot of room for improvement to be made here. I hope the owner sees this as constructive... More 

Thank DiAnnesInLove
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2014

We have been coming to Carmel for 15 years during Pebble Beach Concours Week and never visited this restaurant even though it is right around the corner from our B&B. The owner and staff were so wonderful and appreciative. When most restaurants in Carmel (especially during Concourse week) are booked or terribly long waits, it was a pleasure ti be... More 

1 Thank DMax2009
Colusa, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 18, 2014

Fabulous affordable meal! Had the salmon, on the menu, done to perfection. Would definitely go back again.

1 Thank B D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Carlos & 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-3667

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?