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Reviewed July 5, 2022 via mobile

Meals and service were excellent. Prices are reasonable. Ample menu choices. AC underperformed on a very hot and humid day. Acoustics need work. Hard to carry on a conversation with background noise.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed January 3, 2022 via mobile

Decided to try this place for the first time since the restaurant we usually go to for take out was closed. We ordered 2 chicken entrees to go. The dinners came with a salad and pasta. I asked if the pasta could be aglio olio...and was told sure no problem. I ordered an extra side pasta also which was not a full size portion. When I got home I noticed I was charged $11.75 for the extra. When I called and asked why I was told there was an additional charge for aglio olio which was not disclosed when I ordered and that it was that much money because they make there own sauce. I would assume an Italian restaurant would use garlic and olive oil regularly. The food was nothing special either. This will be the first and last time visiting this establishment.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 9, 2021 via mobile

We have been dining here since they opened under the original owners and it has NEVER let us down!!! The bread and oil never fail. The house salad served family style has absolutely addictive strong balsamic dressing perfectly seasoned that stays with you! We tried...the sausage and peppers; rigotini with peas and crumbled sausage in tomato cream sauce; spqghetti and meat sauce, etc. The rigotini is pictured. All were excellent and perfectly portioned. Ambiance is genuine and warm old-school. It is a place that warms the heart and fills the belly. Service is attentive and personal. Don't miss it! And keep going back like we have!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed July 9, 2021

When my grandchildren eat the meat balls, this is where we come back to. Italians are very particular, &. Critical of Italian restaurants. We compare dishes to the ones we serve to our family. Best calamari, melts in your mouth, in the suburbs. Kid friendly....Weekends, make a reservation.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed June 23, 2021 via mobile

Absolutely incredible quick and friendly service! We had one waitress for 12 people. I also had to change our reservation, and management was very accommodating with all of our requests. The food as always was delicious. Thank you for making this a special night.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 20, 2021 via mobile

Have been here many times for the past five years and loved it, and today was the worst service ever ! The waitress told us they were understaffed and kept apologizing. We waited over 2 hours for our food and no management came over ever,...even when some of the entrees were cold We would normally give 5 stars to this restaurant, what a disappointment and frustration that no one on the staff seemed to careMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed February 12, 2021

Bartender had an attitude with an empty bar. Food was just ok. Draft beer was warm. It was better before the pandemic even though they didn't close the second time. They put the customers health in jeapory. Will not go back.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed March 3, 2020 via mobile

We enjoyed all...service...drinks..food and ambience. A bit pricey but would return. There were 15 in our party, everyone had an excellent time.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

We had reservations at 6:45 but didn’t get a table until 7:45. That’s probably why the bar does so well. Too much a garlic on the food. Fish special (grouper) was good.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 28, 2020 via mobile

Great food and service at a reasonable price. Quiet, romantic, everything you want in a small Italian restaurant.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

Celebrating our 51st Anniversary we chose La Dolce Vita the menu is delectable , they always have specials , we enjoyed the Lake perch so very good , I can’t say enough about the restaurant service , employees and the food was excellent . We...enjoyed the dinner salad which is brought to you in a large bowl , the appetizer a stuffed pepper was absolutely delicious . I’ve had many Italian dishes here too. . Too many to mention all but I can say they are simply delicious ,More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed November 4, 2019 via mobile

Food was amazing ,great service!We have returned many times!They have a historical bar&the 2nd floors rents for parties!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 21, 2019

Cute little place. Great customer service. I went because they offered a separate gluten free menu. I had the gluten free cheese ravioli with meat sauce. It didn't come with a lot of sauce, so I ordered extra sauce. It was very good. I hadn't...had ravioli in years since going gluten free! I recommend the food and the service. I went on a Saturday night for dinner around 7:30pm. It was incredibly loud and the tables were so jam-packed into the building that the servers barely had room to walk between the tables. We could easily hear the conversation of the person next to us, so much so that it almost made our own conversation difficult to pay attention to. It'd be nice if they could space things out better - but I am sure they are just trying to have as much business as possible as nearly every table was full and it was very busy. Overall, I recommend La Dolce Vita of Lemont - I would just recommend not going on a Friday/Saturday night because it will be extremely loud and busy.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 7, 2019

Attended an banquet located on their second floor. Included a full bar and family style dinner. Chicken, Sausage & Peppers, pasta plus Garlic bread that was delicious!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

Service is exceptional. Love the family style garden salad and bread. Every meal delicious. Sausage and peppers either entree or appetizer-I highly recommend. Lightly fried calamari, melts in your mouth.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Yes, La Dolce Vita of Lemont offers takeout services.

La Dolce Vita of Lemont is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4