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“Nice food & atmosphere; service influenced by clientele?”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of La dolce vita

La dolce vita
Ranked #110 of 243 Restaurants in Kortrijk
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, European
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Ghent, Belgium
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618 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 387 helpful votes
“Nice food & atmosphere; service influenced by clientele?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2011

I respectfully do not agree with the previous review, from someone who probably has grown up with Mora 'food' from-the-wall ;-) Just kidding ... Let's be serious.
We keep going to la Dolce Vita on a regular basis, always with a family of 5 to 7 persons. In our view, price/quality ratio is still acceptable. Food served is delicious. The open kitchen, its cleanliness and the way the chef prepares his dishes are always reassuring in this respect. The atmosphere on busy days is cozy, noisy and warm. After ordering, you should know in advance that you will have to wait a bit for your food, as the chef is using fresh ingredients and always trying to make the best out of everything.

On the downside: service remains problematic. I would have given a 'Very Good' rating if .... First, how can you afford NOT to read the reviews on Tripadvisor and/or not to react when you run a business like this ?? After one year of clear signals from the clients, nothing has changed. We still get no sign of recognition, nor smile after having come back for the n-th time. My only explanation is that these people are mentally fossilized on the level of customer-orientation due to the behavior of a specific Kortrijk clientele whose arrogance is proportional to their ignorance, and whose income is mostly unknown by the Ministry of Finance. Not kidding ...

  • Visited December 2011
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Amsterdam
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Not special”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2011

This seemed more like à student hang out for a quick pizza with chips On the table, plastic menu and cheap cutlery. Bad personnel, 3 girls in a row asking the same thing. Don't go.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“average italian”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2011

nice decor all very modern and moody. Food is what you expect, ok pizza, normal choices of pasta. The specials are good though and worth a chance on.
Service isnt speedy at all and took 30mins for our 2 pizzas to arrive.

Visited November 2011
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Thank RabbitJurassic
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Bruges, Belgium
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good price/food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2011

Exellent food for a good price. Fast service. The service could be better.
Great atmosphere. Pizza a little expensive but the meat and fish dishes and the salades are very good!
Very good red housewine.

  • Visited March 2011
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Thank Nathalie N
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food, but not customerfriendly whatsoever”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2011

As some of the other people here, I have the same mixed feelings. The food really is excellent. But they have to learn to treat their customers as customers, not as cash cows who have to eat as fast as possible and get out, to make place for the second (or third) shift of the evening.

  • Visited September 2010
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Thank StephanWeemaes
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