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La Dolce Vita

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1237 Prospect St Ste P, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3614
(858) 454-2524
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We found this by walking around and asking if a few locals. Loved it, the food was fabulous, fresh and the wait staff was happy to help in any way they could. Loved every bite and would not hesitate to return when in the city.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used to occasionally (4yrs+) visit La Dolce Vita when in the mood for good Italian food. As vegetarians, we would find many options here. The food is good and service is excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Excellent wine, service and food! Visiting the area on business with co worker, but had a free night and came across la dolce vita.

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Thank M A
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The courtyard is very unique and rivals Carmel by the Sea. Cute shops line the romantic patio. Exquisite décor and revised menu. Serenading Maestro Luigi and owner Enzo will make you feel like returning family every time. Parking in the rear.

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Thank Winrow1
Fresno CA
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant in La Jolla. Family said their dish was good. Unfortunately my eggplant dish wasn't that good. Also, the restaurant automatically adds tips to the bill.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We have been to La Dolce Vita a few times and love it here. The food is very good. The singers on Friday night are very good. Make sure Luigi is there on Fridays. He is funny and a great singer. Tina is also very good. I might even sing a classic

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Thank Msmonacomusic
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this wonderful place in the quaint area right off Prospect St. called International Shops Courtyard. Excellent atmosphere, service and food. The food is authentic Sicilian/Italian fare done right. The bread, hand-made in-house, and the red sauce served with it, is superb. The polenta fries are out of this world great. Owner/chef Enzo is also a wine maker,... More 

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Thank Dr M
La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We returned for dinner on a Friday night April 29, 2016 as the singers are entertaining. Didn’t review but also went Friday, 2-5-16. A couple of patrons also sang, one who sang Country and the other Show tunes. There is a new and very nice menu. We each had an appetizer, Scampi sole mio and Burrata with sliced tomatoe. Rhonda... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

We sat on the patio. The food was awesome. We all had pasta of some sort. The server was relaxed and friendly and attentive. He was especially nice to my son. Recommend!

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Sat outside in the patio courtyard on Valentine's day with some friends. Nice quiet easy going ambiance. Good pricing for the neighborhood. The waiter was very courteous and thoughtful. The food was average.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1237 Prospect St Ste P, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3614
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: (858) 454-2524

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