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La Dolce Vita

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$$ - $$$
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17546 Woodward Ave, 4 Blocks North of McNichols, Detroit, MI 48203-2256 (Cedarhurst)
+1 313-865-0331
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Italian themed restaurant continues to rock! Tucked away on the east side of Woodward just north of 6 mile road in a former funeral home remains the ultimate in Italian dining. My family was there on a Sunday evening, and the place was bustling serving families, couples and everything in between. They always have creative specials and over the... More 

Thank schaefcand
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85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started outside. We enjoyed a sip of wine before we were quickly moved inside due to a few drops of rain. The front dining room is pleasantly decorated. The tables are very close together though. I had the lasagna which was delicious. The pasta was thin, the meat was not spicy, the sauce was tasty. My husband had the... More 

Thank SenoraNovi
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

This wonderful little oasis is completely obscure. There is no sign at all until you see the valet parking sign on the side street. From the rear, the courtyard is heavenly, and looks like something out of a Tuscan or Napa postcard. Eating out there in nice weather is a wonderful experience, however the inside is also amazing. This storefront... More 

Thank dieseltug
Royal Oak Michigan
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This was our first visit and was for our anniversary. Very slow night for them. In fact, one of the friendly waiters who was waiting tables outside told us he couldn't believe how slow it was compared to other nights, but was probably due to the first day of school and everyone being busy. The ambience is very nice. We... More 

Thank Teach
Detroit, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We introduced our 25 year old foodie son last night. We stared with the caprezi and calamari. The table side Caesar is killer, excellent to watch and great flavor. Dinner was pasta and prime rib. Excellent wine, and a great desert. We will be back. Often.

Thank StevenARoach
Highland Park, Michigan
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

If you want to feel exquisite and have a phenomenal dining experience, visit La Dolce Vita! From the patio experience to inside dining, you have to make it a priority!

Thank allaccessservices
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is perhaps the best Italian in town. Great food and the best tableside Caesar ever. The outdoor atrium and the guitar is absolutely fantastic.

Thank Ronald R
Detroit, Michigan
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

I haven't been here in a few years, I forgot just how good it is. Located in a shady neighborhood of Detroit but well worth the trip. Finding it can be a challenge since there is very limited signage. The food and service as always was exceptional. I had the veal marsala and it was the best I have had.... More 

Thank mctadgh2
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370 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

In Detroit visiting my son and he recommended La Dolce Vita. We had reservations for 5 pm on Saturday evening and it worked out very well. We were the first to be seated and service was outstanding. We had a variety of appetizers which were good as well as several pasta dishes. The spaghetti and meatballs, the penne pasta and... More 

Thank PITTparent
Detroit, Michigan
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

La Dolce Vita is a hidden gem in Detroit. Fantastic Italian food served with great service and warmth. Lovely dinners and brunch!

Thank Lisa S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17546 Woodward Ave, 4 Blocks North of McNichols, Detroit, MI 48203-2256
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-865-0331
Since 1995, La Dolce Vita has been a favorite of theatre-goers, music lovers, and lovers of romance. We offer an intimate, romantic atmosphere. Serving Lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 2:30pm, Dinner is served starting at 5pm Tuesday through Sunday, and Brunch is served Sunday only, from 11am to 3pm. Reservations are appreciated and recommended. We can accommodate larger parties as well. We live entertainment on most nights.

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