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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
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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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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United States
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was delightful. Everything and I mean everything was wonderful. The servers are very attentive and knowledgeable. We had a private area to celebrate a surprise anniversary for some friends. The staff was very accommodating and the chef made time to visit the table.

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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No better place to have a romantic dinner with ivy and white twinkling lights but here. Umbrellas and music and great food makes it a great destination for a Friday or anyday. Call as I believe they have specials during the week and there's also bottomless mimosas brunch on Sunday's. The bar is small but fun.

Thank Anita B
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! In a word, that describes it. Hidden on Woodward, not exactly in plain sight... until you find it the first time, then just like us, you will find it again and again! It starts with Valet parking which leads you to a beautiful courtyard. Ask for an outside table when you make your reservation. It has a gorgeous fountain... More 

Thank Timm H
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I have absolutely nothing negative to say! Our service is terrific, the food was wonderful, and the atmosphere was delightful. Next trip: brunch outside. We will definitely return for dinner as well.

Thank twidgetbeth
Detroit, MI
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Even though this gem is right on Woodward, we really liked being out on the patio. We enjoyed a relaxing dinner. For some reason, the calamari were dry and reminiscent of cardboard, so you might want to avoid that. The stuffed shrimp were delicious, succulent, and very worth the price. The fish course (lake perch) was moist and flavorful and... More 

Thank Motowners
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The ambiance is terrific, the food unbelievable! We had a wonderful lunch there. The service was exceptional and they have complimentary valet service. The only real problem . . . it is hard to find! From Woodward it just states LDV and we passed it twice before realizing we had! Would absolutely recommend!

Thank Katie P
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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327 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

REALLY enjoyed our meal here. Excellent quality Italian dishes. The waitstaff and service was exceptional. Everyone was friendly and made you feel wanted. . Extensive wine and mixed drinks. Music was playing softly Friday nights. And you could have a decent conversation since the noise level was not through the roof. I will dine here again.

Thank jocelynd102
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

A bit of a "hole in the wall", but worth a visit! We went for Brunch and the food was amazing. Came highly reccomended by some locals, and made for a perfect meal!

Thank Erika A
Bloomfield HIlls, Mich USA
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170 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Our first experience was being startled that this unobtrusive place (the signage is barely seen from the street) was so lovely inside. It was a wonderful place for couples or business dinners, not too noisy. Plus the added bonus of a guitarist playing Earl Klugh like mellow music. The service was outstanding for our party of 5. Always there, but... More 

Thank MissShoe
Troy, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Saturday we had dinner at LDV. Everything was perfect. Our server, the food and wine. It was a special evening with friends and I highly recommend you try this hidden gem.

Thank Julie W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
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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Clinton Township, Michigan
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?