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“A real taste of La Dolce Vita!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita
Ranked #660 of 1,139 Restaurants in Leicester
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“A real taste of La Dolce Vita!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

We have dined there many times over many years. We have been there as a couple, as a family with young children, for teenagers' birthdays, for work celebrations, for large family and friends dining. The atmosphere is great, the attention to clients excellent, friendly without being intrusive: you are never hurried nor kept waiting. A varied menu at really good prices with daily specials and, of course, excellent food! Book early. Thank you La Dolce Vita! (Could you please bring back the Seafood spaghetti?)

Visited July 2012
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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Valentine s night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

We went for a valentines meal and for my birthday over a year ago and both times the meals were excellent, service always good and will always recommend this small but excellent restaurant to anyone.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Cosy, independently-run and quality food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

Had a delicious meal here last night with my sister and two teenage daughters - we love the place, and its low-key surroundings and personal interactions. It is so nice not to eat in yet another chain-restaurant. What might explain the lower ratings from other reviewers is that this is not an exclusive, high class place - ie if you are after luxury, hotel-style surroundings and wine cellar, don't come here. The daily specials are worth investigating - but even the regular items are first-class in quality, and very reasonably priced. They offer 'small' portions of the main pasta dishes for £5, which are ample in size if you've had a starter. La Dolce Vita is charming and feels like your very own local Italian trattoria.

  • Visited September 2012
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“OVER RATED”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

It was so empty when we arrived on a Thursday night. The place looked old and as if it wasn't being well maintained.
The menu was average with nothing special on it.
When we ordered our bottle of wine which was expensive, they gave us a House red - I sent it back and then the manager came to tell me they didn't stock many wines.
When the food came, and it came a little too quick for my liking it tasted bland.
The staff were friendly but seriously over rated. BEAWARE.

Visited August 2012
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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345 reviews
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“perfect party venue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

Ive been a few times to la dolce vita, usually for company social evenings, with 20-30 guests. The food has always been perfectly cooked, piping hot and served on time. The atmoshere is fab, cosy and friendly - and perfect for having fun.

  • Visited October 2011
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