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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
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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
West Bloomfield, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Southfield, Michigan
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15 reviews
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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 

Thank Alicia S
Troy, Michigan
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21 reviews
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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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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 

1 Thank DreeHudson
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83 reviews
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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 

1 Thank schaefcand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

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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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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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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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

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