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La Dolce Vita

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400 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719-2079 (4th Ave.)
(732) 749-3177
11:30 am - 10:00 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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New York
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've been to La Dolce Vita a couple of times before. It's just OK. The Calamari on the appetizer menu was awful. My veal was just ok. If La Dolce Vita was three blocks in and not across the street from the ocean, it would be closed.

Thank planner4
new jersey
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a treat to eat here!!!! The view is of the beach if you are outside or in the covered seating area. The food is excellent. Love all the salads and fish dishes!!!! Food looks beautiful when it comes out and portions are quite sizable. I wouldn't take very you d kids here( even though others do). Generally a bit... More 

Thank outtahereNJ
Yonkers, New York
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93 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place can be deceiving from the outside with the main dining area being inside. It is quite elegant. Excellent service and a varied menu all made for a very nice dining experience. For such a large restaurant they get the food out quickly but the quality doesn't suffer.

Thank Thomas M
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant when in the Belmar area. We will come for the day on Saturdays to be on the beach and always call to make reservations for dinner when we arrive, as the weekends are busy for them. We have come to know Giuseppe, Elvira, and quite a few of the staff with our frequent visits and... More 

Thank Michelle A
Litchfield, Connecticut
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I came here for dinner in the off-season. WE love great Italian food. This place was mediocre at best. I'm a gnocchi fan. Not done well at all. Pasta was heavy & flavorless. Sauce was a miss. Salad was bland. Would not return.

Thank tangohampton
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to La Dolce Vita many times. The food is amazing, reminds me of my Italian grandmother's food. There is a wide selection of entrees, fish, chicken, steak, seafood, pasta, Italian desserts. The service is impeccable. The staff is friendly and accommodating. This is probably one of the best restaurants in Belmar. It's a little more pricey, but... More 

Thank Felicia P
New York City, New York
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143 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner on Saturday night 3 couples no reservations and we were able to get a table outside . Everyone was pleased with there meals. Service could have been more attentive but it was a busy Saturday night on the shore. Only complaint would be lighting was almost not existence outside so it was difficult to see your food

Thank honeypup
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here one night. Chicken parmesan was very tasty and a big portion. Prices weren't bad either. Waiter was kind and attentive. Good wine and drink selection too! Come here if you want a solid, semi-expensive meal.

Thank Alex R
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in town on business for 3 days and had the pleasure of dining here with other executives from my company. I had a house salad, and the Sapore Di Mare seafood entree which was served over Linguine. Everything was absolutely delicious! The service was awesome as well, there was nothing that we could have wanted for. We had... More 

Thank CCochran7675
Neptune, NJ
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My uncle and I arrived at 5:30pm on a warm summer friday evening and dinner was perfect. Parking wasn't a problem, and we got a great table on their "patio" (overlooking the beach but not right on the sidewalk.) Service was friendly and efficient. The drinks were very good - I ordered their strawberry bellini and he had their Jersey... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view
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 07719-2079
    (4th Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Belmar
  • Phone Number: (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?