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La Dolce Vita

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400 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719 (4th Ave.)
+1 732-749-3177
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Levittown Pa
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed eating here. Staff was very friendly. Became pretty crowded after 5:30. Kid friendly. Good selections on menu

Thank nbj64
Asbury Park, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was plentiful and delicious. We arrived about 8 o'clock and the restaurant was half filled which permitted our party to enjoy a lively con ersation. The service was attentive. It was a very pleasant ending to a hectic Thursday.

Thank mmmulvihill1011
Hamilton, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was good, the food was average Italian. Dining room is very loud, cannot hear person next to you without raising your voice. The tables were so close together the wait staff had trouble getting around them. Might try them again in the summer and sit outside.

Thank tommc71
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic views, upbeat atmosphere , live music , a lot of fun . Wide range of Italian food, from pizza to raw bar to more sophisticated cuisine ...casual dress great time

Thank Johnngina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I went to Belmar for the weekend and stayed in a bed and breakfast. We wanted to go out for a nice dinner and trusted trip advisor reviews. We saw that this restaurant was highly rated and decided to give it a try. We ordered two meals and were disappointed to see that our filet was not... More 

Thank Kristinkara
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to La Dolce Vita last night for their early dinner specials, which appear to be a winter time event. For $19.95 you get a salad, an appetizer, an entree, dessert,and coffee plus a glass of house wine. The portions, including the glass of wine,were generous, and the tastes were excellent. We also ordered cocktails, which were reasonably priced.... More 

Thank allan y
Colts Neck, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a craving for some good Italian cooking the other night and this place did not disappoint. Good service, great food. Can't wait to go back

1 Thank Lori G
Spring Lake, New Jersey
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Friday night dinner surrounded by kids. Couldn't get waiters attention. Restaurant has totally gone downhill. Very disappointing.

Thank Moira H
Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

Been here with several different people on special occasions. Food is great and the service is good. I love the atmosphere. They do send coupons if you get on their mailing list. It is right across from the beach and you can sit outside or inside. Very classy!

1 Thank bjmcinerney2016
Spring Lake, New Jersey
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

We visited LaDolce Vita on a Saturday night, during restaurant week. Not only was it overcrowded and noisy, the food was very disappointing. Yes, it was a $22 chicken entree doused in vodka sauce with a scoop of mashed potatoes. No presentation here and tasteless. This restaurant recently obtained a year round liquor license. Evidently they are hoping to recoup... More 

Thank Jerseyshoreartist

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719
    (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 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 and invite you and your family in to our Restaurant to experience a variety of fantastic taste to please every palate.

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