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“Great prices! Great service!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita
Ranked #407 of 2,710 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: We invite you to dine with us at La Dolce Vita where you will find traditional Italian cuisine served in an intimate, warm setting. We are delighted to carry on the traditional items you've come to love over the years and look forward to tempting you with some fresh new flavors, brought to you by Chef Nelio, with his flare for Mediterranean cuisine. As well, we are proud to offer options to those with special dietary needs and offer a full gluten free menu.
Ottawa, Canada
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great prices! Great service!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

This was my second time at La Dolce Vita on Preston and I have to say I am more impressed than the last time. What a little gem in Little Italy. Great prices too. For a mere $16, you an enjoy a huge meat calzone....Great, tasty food. Bruschetta is to die for! We also enjoyed the great service by staff. We love the little terrace. We will definitly be back!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Ottawachica
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Extensive Gluten Free Menu - Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

This little gem was better than advertised. Their Gluten Free menu was great and they offered the opportunity for any regular menu item, pizza or pasta, to be made Gluten Free. For the first time at a restaurant, our three-year-old Celiac daughter was able to sample something off of each of our plates. Great experience for her. Our server Deya was over the top helpful, kind and understanding. We will definitely go back here any time we eat out.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank buitroy
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Ottawa
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

I went with my boyfriend for dinner - we absolutely loved it! The exterior of the restaurant is very cute and quaint, which I instantly loved. We were there in the winter, but there was a little patio set up that I'm sure would be a fantastic atmosphere during the summer months.
The service was great - very friendly, didn't rush us, but was also very accomodating. The food was delicious!
They also have gluten-free options for anyone who needs those types of options. Will definitely return this summer to have some wine and food on the patio :)

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Mallory D
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Ottawa, Canada
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149 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Pizzas are great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

I was there last week... their gourmet pizzas are great...you must try them.

Visited January 2012
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3 Thank mancho
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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Never Again”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2012

We arrived slightly early for the dinner hour at 5:30 to woman from kitchen smoking in the restaurant! We started with calamari...was deep fried and overcooked making for a rubbery mouthful. Main was a tasteless salmon linguine that was way overpriced for it's composition and quality of ingredients. After having to listen to the woman in the open kitchen berate the serving staff and argue with the other cook we decided to cut our losses and skip desert.

The service was decent but that is all the credit that can be given here. One of the worst dining experiences I can remember! Will never go back!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank EpicureanDelights
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