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La Dolce Vita

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400 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719 (4th Ave.)
+1 732-749-3177
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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 3 weeks ago

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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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great happy hour with awesome small plate apps. Atmosphere is relaxing and staff friendly and accommodating. We'll be back!!!

Thank Robert B
Point Pleasant, New Jersey, United States
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Great Atmosphere by the Fireplace...We had Zuppa DaPesce, Shrimp Scampi & Spaghetti & Clams...ALL DELICIOUS!!!! The Server was on the money & Helpful... For Desert we had Carrot Cake & Tartufo.. Both Excellent...

Thank Louis A
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

I had such a great time my family and I had a party there the wait staff was spectacular and of course the food was amazing. They're fried calamari and bruschetta was extremely good. I had the veal and now it's one of my favorite. In the summertime they have the windows wide open on beautiful days and you can... More 

Thank carbone1336
Sugar Land
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Had the shrimp special with artichokes and ravioli...the shrimp tasted like they were on there way out and the sauce was bland. Who would think a shore restaurant would serve bad fish...it's not suppose to taste fishy. My friend had the Sea Bass and couldn't eat it. Our waiter never asked how our meals were or why we didn't eat... More 

Thank Nanc W
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Remembering our visit 4 years ago we came back-- twice. Their fried calamari is good enough for someone who doesn't like calamari. They have imaginative dishes like sushi (yes, it was Italian). They have Italian-style manners and portions too. Still highly recommended.

Thank Bonnie C
Belmar, New Jersey
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a well placed restaurant in Belmar NJ with ocean views across from the beach. It serves your classic Italian fair with wine of your choice, coffee and desert. Never had a plate I didn't like. Enjoy.

Thank WillA122
Delaplane, Virginia
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Great salads,generous portions of excellent food, a wide and varied menu. Outdoor seating as well as a covered patio and indoor with AC. Service was friendly and efficient.

2 Thank cosmo2012015
New Canaan, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We eat here every time we come to the Jersey shore- sometimes multiple times on the same trip because the food is just so good. Fresh, juicy tasty swordfish and bass, wonderful salads, and delicious soups- all prepared perfectly. Excellent service and fair prices. Fabulous location across from the beach-what more could you ask for?

Thank NewCanaanFoodie
Howell, New Jersey
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

My last visit there was right after Hurricane Sandy. We went there to support the owners once the roads were open. Fast forward to tonight - the restaurant has become light and airy. A great neighborhood bar where you can sit and eat as well as just have a few drinks and watch the gam. The food is really good... More 

Thank Beth M

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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, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Romantic, Large groups
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?