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La Dolce Vita

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17546 Woodward Ave, 4 Blocks North of McNichols, Detroit, MI 48203-2256 (Cedarhurst)
+1 313-865-0331
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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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White Lake, Michigan
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

The restaurant is right on Woodward but difficult to see - I would suggest a more prominent signage. The service was very good - the waiter knew the menu and was very attentive throughout the evening. Valet was also very polite and energetic Calamari was good - nothing special. My wife ordered Lasagna. It was flavorful but the bottom was... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Really awful area of Detroit and not worth it.The food is ok at best. Appetizer was ok, piece of meat on toasted bread, gorgonzola sauce on side. Salad, wilted and pathetic. Entree's of Perch, awful and bony, Scampi, not good. Each w a side of Pasta Aiolio, no flavor, pathetic as well. Spumoni in chocolate shell was all right, although... More 

Thank JustGrammie
Nessuno10, Guest Relations Manager at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and we take your criticism seriously. I would like to say we never disappoint any guest, but that would be hyperbole. If we should come up short we will do our best to remedy the problem; but we need you to say something at the moment, not later while sitting at home writing a negative... More 

Detroit, Michigan
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Our server did nothing to help us that evening. We asked what were the house specials and he said well come for the Italian but then also if you haven't tried something you could try that as well. Hello what are you known for so that I'll want to come back. My portobello mushrooms was just slices of Portobellos with... More 

Thank lcjn12
Nessuno10, Guest Relations Manager at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out of your very busy schedule to comment on our restaurant. We appreciate the comments and will pass them on to the kitchen. Certainly if you are not pleased with a selection you may send it back; as long as you didn't eat much. We will try to please you, at least one more time!... More 

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90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent atmosphere.... What could be better than that??!!?? We went for dinner before the theater and, even though they were very full and busy we were able to have a relaxed dinner and still be out in a timely manner. We can't wait to go back again!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Went here after theatre for early dinner. Very good food, relaxing atmosphere, excellent service. Quiet, classy ambiance. Would have given 5 stars but the bathrooms were dirty.

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

We booked a table for seven at 6:45 almost a month in advance with "Antonio" (he runs the restaurant). We informed Antonio that we were celebrating two birthdays and had people coming in from out of town and he assured us that since it was on a Wednesday evening he would be able to reserve a table for us in... More 

Thank SandyWestBloomfield
Nessuno10, Guest Relations Manager at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with the restaurant regarding your recent experience. We do take reservations and it is our intention to honor the reservation. We did honor your reservation with a suitable table; however you were not satisfied with the location. It is not our policy to guarantee certain tables or areas of the... More 

Southfield, Michigan
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

First about the location. Literally hidden! Driving by, you would not know it's there. Initials LDV are on a gate to the courtyard. Parking is behind the building (no parking on street), $5 valet parking. Will go back in the summer for the outdoor patio. Inside is a quaint dining area and a nice bar. Reservations recommended for dinner. They... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

We sat at the bar for dinner and enjoyed a couple of pasta dishes. The server was very polite and efficient and the food was delicious. I have been here for brunch and dinner several times and I enjoy the creativity of the dishes and the live entertainment.

Thank sabrinatravel
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Long time South-Eastern Michigan residents, but first time ldV diners: Fabulous! Delightful classic Italian restaurant decor and ambiance. Perfectly attentive waitperson (Reannon) who created a perfect Caesar salad. We shared Delicious lobster/crab stuffed portabello mushrooms (couldn't even see the mushroom caps there was so much filling and cheesy sauce. I had a pasta trio special that included delectable Cavatelli In... More 

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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

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 

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions
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?