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La Dolce Vita - Authentic Italian Cuisine

2704 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-6022
+1 941-210-3631
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good9%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2704 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-6022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can’t wait to get back in January to Sarasota and to enjoy your wonderful cuisine! Nothing like it in Ottawa! Ciao! Denyse

Thank Alan G
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Everything is fresh and delicious. The pastas are home made, as are the sauces and the bread. Even the dip is a delicious blend of oil and garlic. Of special delight is the corvina in a rich red sauce with capers, vegetables and potatoes. Service...More

Thank Albert C
Reviewed August 11, 2018

My wife and I had the pleasure of eating here for the first time and what a wonderful experience. The service was prompt and courteous. The owner came out to greet us and welcomed us like we were at a family gathering. The pasta is...More

Thank amc370
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

What a lovely restaurant. After reading good reviews we decided to try and were so pleased we did! We both had veal and the preparation was excellent. Nice wine list. We will be adding this restaurant to our regular “ go to” list.

Thank Mary1055407
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Tina, the owner, and her husband, the chef provide an experience you won’t forget. The food is fresh and delightful. The restaurant is unassuming from the front. Once you enter La Dolce Vitae you are greeted by Tina who is a complete delight. The family...More

Thank ntinacole
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We visited LDV with another couple and enjoyed a wonderful meal. Tina is a wonderful hostess (and great baker). We were heartily welcomed and well attended too. We all ended up ordering from the Savor Sarasota special menu. Each of us got different entrees ranging...More

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Tina M, Owner at La Dolce Vita - Authentic Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2018

Wow!!! THANK YOU MUCH MY DEAR FRIEND!! Your words make my day. It always easy when you have a clients like you That's the reason I love to do my job ❤ Thank you again Hope to see you again and sgsim

Reviewed July 9, 2018

Make a reservation, the restaurant is small but quaint. Tina is the owner, she puts her heart into every dish. Tina will introduce herself and check on you during the meal, she is so nice. Pasta made fresh daily. I had lasagna, it was so...More

Thank dimoro192014
Reviewed June 24, 2018

I wanted to try this place for some time and went during the "Savor Sarasota" with some friends. We lucked into a Wednesday night when they have a great local singer who, if you let her, engages the guests with sing-alongs and great conversation. Everything...More

Thank BillS2011
Reviewed June 19, 2018

The restaurant is in a strip mall but has a nice ambiance inside---cozy, cloth tablecloths and well maintained. Owner Tina is gracious and service was good throughout. The favolosa salad with apples was a generous portion and was very fresh and tasty. Probably my favorite...More

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Tina M, Owner at La Dolce Vita - Authentic Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

Hi, I just read your rewiew and problably you are the only one who didn't enjoi our fresh homemade bread, out ftesh homemade pasta, pur homemade GELATO. Our prices are not average from some others Italian Restaurant. This is not a chain this is truly...More

Reviewed June 8, 2018

We had heard wonderful things about this restaurant,but had not had the chance to dine there. Now that the snowbirds have gone back home and this was Savor Sarasota promotional we decided to give it a try. One word describing food DELICIOUS, staff excellent from...More

Thank NewYorkCityGirl2014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2704 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-6022
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-210-3631
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We welcome our guests to an authentic Italian restaurant: here we offer traditional cuisine, with a modern take on northern and southern Italian recipes. Mauro and Tina are the owner of the restaurant. They are married since 1983 and they always live in Milan. Mauro is from Napoli and Tina is from Milano (but she came from sicilian parents). Mauro cooks since he was 16, he worked in a lot of important restaurant throughout Italy (Sardinia, Napoli, Milano). He learnt a lot and he's here to transmiss all what he learnt during his life. You'll really appreciate all the dishes that he makes, from the appetizers to the entrees. Tina is specialized in desserts and she is very good at it! She learnt from the grandmother and the mother, a tradition that it has been trasmissed since 1800's. Anything else? Oh, just one: you gotta come and try!
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