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La Dolce Vita - Authentic Italian Cuisine

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Certificate of Excellence2018 - 2019 Winner

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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
$25 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Italian, Mediterranean
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Seating, 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, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed February 22, 2020 via mobile

Fantastico! Had a fantastic dinner last night. Enjoyed the authentic cuisine and the wonderful service. Great conversation with the owner Tina. Very highly recommend the restaurant to anyone who loves Italian food.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

We saw the 5 star reviews and decided to try la dolce vita. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is in a small cozy space in a strip mall on Stickney Point Rd. We were heartily greeted and seated promptly. A live singer added Italian...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 13, 2020

Tina and Mauro create fabulous unique Italian dishes. The atmosphere, service and menu cant be compared to any other Sarasota restaurant. Great food, wine, ambiance and personal touch from Tina and Mauro. A must dining spot.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 12, 2020

Perfetto!! Wow! Not often that you find a 10 our of 10. This is a hidden gem in an uninspired strip mall. Inside is a warm and inviting surprise. Special was delicious pappardelle with shrimp and porcini mushrooms - rich flavor that highlighted the ingredients....More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 1, 2020

La Dolce Vita has an extensive and creative menu; highly varied Italian cuisine with a nod (expected) to seafood. The service was cheerful and informative, with real input from several members of the staff. Everyone in our party (three) was very pleased with the quality...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 27, 2020

Our group of ten came in on Saturday night and had the time of our lives! All of the food, from appetizers to dessert was amazing! I highly recommend the calamari with anchovies and the burrata. The squid ink lobster ravioli was perfect as was...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 1, 2020

Food is real good. A bit pricey but things you won’t see in other Italian Restaurants in Sarasota. The restaurant is actually a store front but don’t let that sway you. The food is real good.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 27, 2019 via mobile

First restaurant we go to when we arrive in Sarasota in January . Looking forward to seeing you Tina and enjoying your husband's food! See you Saturday January 4! Denyse from Ottawa

Date of visit: December 2019
tinaminio, Owner at La Dolce Vita - Authentic Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2019

Thank you so much! I can’t wait to see you back ! Happy New year!!!

Reviewed December 25, 2019 via mobile

Wow! Had my first of many very amazing experiences there last night with the holiday fixed menu, Christmas Eve. The quality, presentation any flavor are absolutely top of the line. Without question, the finest dining experience I’ve ever had in a Sarasota. The owner is...More

Date of visit: December 2019
tinaminio, Owner at La Dolce Vita - Authentic Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2019

Thank you so much!! Your words worth’s all our work! Happy new year my friend!!

Reviewed October 27, 2019

If you like Italian food, you're going to love La Dolce Vita. We've been wanting to try it ever since it opened. Concetta, our server, was a delight and very helpful. All the evening's specials were tempting, especially the seafood choices which is what we...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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