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La Dolce Vita

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12112 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1924
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service was slow; the food was just okay and felt like they just tossed a few things together at the last minute. Weak drinks, slow service, subpar food, it’s just not worth the money. There are a lot of other options in that area so I would try one of those next time.

Thank Michigan_Family3
Eastern Mass.
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Business trip to Cleveland found me and five friends in "Little Italy" looking for a place to eat. We took a chance and walked into La Dolce Vita. We were greeted by friendly staff and seated immediately. The waitstaff was very attentive and charming. The owner, Terry, also waited on us to insure we had everything we wanted. I had... More 

Thank rhl01
Troy, Ohio
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Sunday evening, sitting outside with recorded opera music. Friendly service, scrumptious desserts (Spumoni in chocolate shell and cannolis). Terry came and sat at our table to chat! Nice, homey atmosphere, good time!

Thank jul11552
Beverly Hills, California
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54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great spot for a late night drink or desert after a concert at CIM or Severance Hall. Dinners are festive and lively especially when accompanied by music. Festive atmosphere with very attentive staff.

Thank Lisa D
Twinsburg, Ohio
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

I rarely, (check my reviews), give a review like this but man I have to tell this... My in laws were in town and we thought, to go here and show the area ... We waited to be seated and got terrible service outside. When the food came it came in pieces so that some were eating while others waited.... More 

Thank Traveljava57
Rocky River, Ohio
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

6 of us ate there on 7/16. Patio in the back was perfect due to the sun setting out front. Excellent service. Flatbread was cheesy but bland. Eggplant was crispy hard and ok. Others enjoyed the food but we moved on for dessert and coffee.

Thank mpharveyco
Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Stepping in the door, a bistro style dining area, a few high tops for lingering or lounging welcomes into the quaint atmosphere. The bar is filled with character and with decor reminiscent of Picasso's inspiration of wordly masks. A bit further, seating is available in a more traditional dining room which entertains guests with the restaurants namesake film being projected... More 

Thank judyblue_11
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Where to begin? Avoid in June-July-Aug.-Sept. or take your own A/C. Marinara??? Really!!! Tomato soup maybe. PRICE vs. FLAVORS and TOTAL EXPERIENCE -2! An Italian restaurant without at least a dinner salad? For a disappointing $36 Fatty and Gristle filled Veal Parm with 12 maybe 13 Penne Noodles, a small salad might have helped! OH - And THAT SAUCE -... More 

1 Thank Nancy S
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We three had a fine dining experience. The restaurant was about half full (8PM) so our server could give us his proper attention. Our calamari and pasta dishes were well-prepared and adequately sized. Priced as expected for Little Italy. The owner (Tony) was charming and visited each table with his pasta samples. Good bread. We skipped dessert because Presti's is... More 

Thank Chester329
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Four of us went to celebrate our birthdays and were very disappointed. After seated it was atleast 15 minutes before anyone acknowledged us with water. Another 15 minutes before the waiter took our drink order and service went downhill after that. Two of us ordered Veal Marsala. First we were served one side salad and was told it was for... More 

1 Thank Harriette F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12112 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1924
  • Public Transportation: RTA bus stop in front of restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: 216-721-8155

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