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La Dolce Vita

400 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719-2079
+1 732-749-3177
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
400 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719-2079
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Outstanding Ocean front restaurant / bar . Upscale but reasonably priced. Tom the bartender is a great guy !

Thank raym553
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To start the location is great, beautiful water view if you get the right table. Recommend you make a reservation and request a water view table. Our server was spectacular, the restaurant was packed and he was extremely attentive to us. He made great recommendations...More

Thank 926jeffu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely rude staff.. and the food was bland at best. I never write a review but this place was so bad it was memorable.

Thank embracebliss
Reviewed October 8, 2018

La Dolce Vita Restaurant (“Across from the Boardwalk at The Jersey Shore”) 400 Ocean Avenue Belmar NJ 0719 When we are in this beach/board-walk part of Belmar during the off-season, we simply love to alternate between dining outside and dining inside in this awesome eatery....More

Reviewed October 8, 2018

We took our son and his fiancé to celebrate their engagement. The atmosphere is great and the food is delicious. The portions are huge so we each got a salad and shared an entree.

Thank preas1986
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

excellent. table on sidewalk just like in Italy than you. great wine list . Prompt service we only had drinks and appy. but left a good tip.

Thank TMBeurope2013
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Received a birthday coupon so my wife and I decided to go. Wow, was it great. I have been here before but they have kicked it up a notch. Had the Halibut special. Perfect! Fresh and delicious. Service was outstanding.

Thank blackjeepguy
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

This perfect little Italian eatery is conveniently located across the street from the beach/ocean. We love their generous happy hour after a day at the beach but have also dined there in celebration of a special occasion. The food is delicious and the service is...More

Thank lovetoread4
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Another great dinner at this restaurant! My husband and I had the special calamari appetizer, halibut and filet mignon dinners. No complaints at all. John M, our waiter was quite attentive. This was Labor Day weekend and the New Jersey Shore was very busy. If...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The service was excellent!! The food was exquisite!! The place was clean and modern. This place is a little pricey but worth it!

Thank ibdagreatest1
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Questions & Answers
March 29, 2016|
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Response from Billy R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know about gluten free there.
January 17, 2016|
Response from JeanaY3 |
They now have a full time liquor licence, but they still let you bring your own.
Karen S
July 16, 2015|
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Response from PATRICIA R | Reviewed this property |
No dress code something casual nice is perfect.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719-2079
    (4th Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Belmar
  • Phone Number: +1 732-749-3177
La Dolce Vita is family owned and operated by two generations. Both ZIO (uncle) Giuseppe Salpietro and Nipote (nephew) Nicola Fuccilli invite you to experience their passion for Italian cuisine and culture. The story of La Dolce Vita began five decades ago in a small town in the hills of Sicily. It is from here that co-owner Giuseppe Salpietro brings to Belmar authentic cuisine, traditions and customs, which come from centuries of good living. La Dolce Vita believes in bringing this passion for Dolce Vita, translates to mean the sweet life, into every dish that leaves our kitchen. It is our goal to make every customer feel like part of our very own family. We at La Dolce Vita believe in family. We invite you and your family to our Jersey Shore Belmar restaurant to experience a variety of fantastic tastes to please every palate.
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