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La Dolce Vita

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The Square | Southampton, Hampshire, Hamble SO31 4LS, England
+44 23 8045 4567
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hamble, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Hamble on a boat or just to come see our lovely Village there is no where better to eat than La Dolce Vita known to us locals as The Dodgy! Chris the host always has a welcome smile and his staff are great. There's food for every choice and they will cater to individual needs if you... More 

Thank ladynicks
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I organised a social/fundraising evening for 38 people yesterday. I arranged a four course meal (with 3 choices) and I'm delighted at how well the evening went! Really lovely food with excellent presentation for all 38! Super friendly service and the feedback so far has been very good. Considering the restaurant was full, the way the tables were served was... More 

Thank Norman-B
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Started with a very warm welcome and lovely friendly service. The food is delicious and recommended Will be returning on a regular basis

Thank minchkin1
Hamble, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

Another great evening in this restaurant ! Fantastic fillet steak. A lovely meal with my son calamari & king prawns to start followed by fillet steak Diane, washed down with an excellent bottle of Amarone. Perfection !

Thank Oysterquay
Southampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

So, La Dolce Vita is a small ish Italian restaurant outside of Southampton located in Hamble-le-rice. Its food is straightforward and fairly tasty - service is good - and all reasonably priced. What's to dislike? Nothing I can think of... Would I go back - well, I've been a number of times and will be returning again soon. Enjoy.

Thank 101byIain
West Sussex
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127 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

We visited this restaurant with some friends. The menu is varied and well priced. We only had one slight criticism...the portions are way too big! The Calamari starter is more than enough for 2 and we are all big eaters! The Risotto main course again was about double the portion you would get elsewhere. This is very generous of course... More 

Thank CrocksWestSussex
Hamble, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

A great resturant with delightful food very well served. Calamari and fillet steak Diane washed down with a bottle of Amoroni is a must !

Thank Oysterquay
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

After visiting la dolce vita with my family, I felt I just had to leave a review. La dolce vita are absolutely second to none. The food was incredibly tasty, fantastic large portions, and served with that extra special care. It was quite evident that the chef took much pride in the appearance and presentation of his dish. Not only... More 

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Saint Mary in the Marsh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

I have visited this restaurant when it has been packed and when it has been quiet but it makes no difference in the quality of food served. If you want a full stomach, then you will be filled to content, but expect nothing special. Nothing much to talk about and it will not give you the Dolce Vita feeling. Good... More 

Thank Roman S
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

La Dolce Vita lives on. We first went there over 20 years ago, and were pleased to see it still exists when we revisited Hamble recently. It is still popular, and the food is OK, if a little expensive. It has a lot of competition from all of the local public houses, so we hope it will continue to vary... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square | Southampton, Hampshire, Hamble SO31 4LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Hamble
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8045 4567
We are a small, friendly Italian restaurant, within the heart of the Hamble. We are within close proximity to Hamble Marina. We offer freshly cooked Fish, Meat, Pizza and Pasta meals, also our weekly specials menu.

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