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“Pricey, but worth it”
Review of La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita
Ranked #18 of 74 Restaurants in Placencia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $18
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Facebookla Dolcevita Placencia
Reviewed July 22, 2012

If you want a nice air conditioned Italian meal, this is the place to go. We were told there was nowhere to seat us when we walked in but the owner, I think, quickly came over to sort out a place to put us where a reservation wasn't coming in for another hour and a half. The pasta was awesome, and it was nice sitting in some A/C for a change.

Thank Nick S
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

We've been twice now. There are 5 of us and we tend to be a picky lot. I can honestly say I would put the food here up against anything I've had at home. Portion side is good. Very fresh tasting. Their Orange Gnocchi is very good. My daughter has gotten the Chicken and Broccoli each time. The broccoli was nice and green. Not wilted at all.

One thing to note about most restaurants down here. The extras (read bread) is not as free flowing compared to what we are used to in the states. Our family of 5 got 4 total entries and then juice and soft drinks. We spent, with tip $86 US.

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Thank ctoddy
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

Another Italian hotspot in Placencia (try Tutti Frutti Gelato for Dessert). The pasta and seafood was fresh and beautifully prepared. I was in Palcencia June 14 - 21 which is a slow time of year for the restaurants. I felt that La Dolce Vita was not getting their fair share of customers (we were the only party there and when we walked by the next night, we did not see anyone in the windows). The location is on the main street but kind of obscure second floor location above Wallen's Market. I think if he created a better sense of arrival (even while walking up the stairs, we were not certain we were going to the right place). If you are looking for something other than Belizean food and want some good Italian food - go to La Dolce Vita - you will not be disappointed.

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Thank arthiker
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

Best Italian food anywhere, including Italy! Comfortable surroundings, attentive family oriented staff, and amazing food. Chef Simone procures the finest ingredients, many from Italy, and creates some of the most imaginative and delicious dishes we've ever tasted. His passion for his art is evident not only in the delectable dishes, all we tasted were superb, but also his presentation. Truly a memorable experience not to be missed.

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Thank tom d
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

Who would have thought that we would find some of the best Italian food we've ever had in a little village in Central America. After hearing about it from the owner of the house we rented we spent a few afternoons searching and finally found it on our last night. The food was super fresh and delicious, the restaurant clean and modern and the owner greeted us at the door and came to check on us a few times throughout our meal. The only improvement I can think of would be to turn up the AC. We were there during the slow season so they kept the AC off until dinner time. Overall though a great find

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Thank BethR03062
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