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La Dolce Vita

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35A Hills Lane, Shrewsbury SY1 1QU, England
+44 1743 249126
18:30 - 22:00
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Wed - Sun 18:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Telford, United Kingdom
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388 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our favourite local Italian. Always a warm welcome, good service & most of all delicious food. We have tried many things from the menu & also intend to go back & try the tasting menu when we can lose the kids for an evening.

2 Thank Andy P
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were in Shrewsbury filming (a crew of four) and were recommended to go to this place and it was absolutely superb. When one dines in Italy, the food is fresh, deep, great flavour and exciting - and this place serves Italian food like the great places in Italy itself. Really, really good.

2 Thank DavidHV3640CD
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a table to celebrate a family birthday. We had read the reviews and were not disappointed. Beautiful food. Attentive but not over zealous service and considering the quality of the meal, service and decor etc not overly expensive. Have dined in many restaurants world wide and spent more money for an inferior experience. Will definitely return. Grazie Mille... More 

4 Thank Richard L
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the outside, La Dolce Vita would seem to offer very little potential for heedless pleasure and luxury. Step inside and the plain interior would seem to confirm that you will find very little in the way of the good life here. The menu, however, is good. The service, personal, polite and attentive and the food is stunningly good. If... More 

3 Thank Simon M
Much Wenlock, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

New Year's Eve delight. This is our second trip to this restaurant and the food just excites the pallet and mind. The imagination, skill and care over each dish (8 in total ) delighted and excited. A must visit for true lovers of food with umptuous flavours and origional take on food. A true winner!

4 Thank Shropshire2016
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined with friends in early December having seen LDV was no.1 in Shrewsbury on Tripadvisor. The reviewers were spot-on. The best a la carte meal we've eaten in a long time. There's no mistaking quality and LDV has it in spades. Many thanks for a wonderful evening

6 Thank Nigel B
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had some rare time off from the children and I booked us a table here and I am very glad I did we had a wonderful lunch, the food was excellent and the service friendly and prompt. The puddings were so excellent! Even if you don't usually go for a pudding they are well worth it.... More 

5 Thank Rebecca C
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting Shrewsbury and decided to see if they could squeeze us in for lunch. We arrived early so we were lucky, the place was full by the time we left. We were very impressed, everything was fantastic. The service (by all staff) was not only served with a smile but sincerity, they really cared. ALL the food (3... More 

2 Thank Rattle-pap-Annie
Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Not what I would call your typical Italian restaurant but that is good. The food is varied from simple pasta dishes to wonderful lobster tail and a great prawn cocktail with a difference as a starter. I wish I liked puddings because they look fantastic. I have been 6 or 7 times now and the welcome has always been warm... More 

4 Thank weebles2016
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

After going there for a first date December last year, me and my date are now engaged! We returned this weekend and the staff were really friendly, the food was excellent and the restaurant was as romantic as it was a year earlier. All in all a perfect evening and I'd highly recommend it :)

5 Thank Adrian H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$36
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35A Hills Lane, Shrewsbury SY1 1QU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Shrewsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1743 249126
We are a genuine family run restaurant, we are proud to prepare Modern Italian cuisine, we also offer exclusive fine dining gourmet evenings during the year, where Italian cuisine is taken to a much higher level, bookings essential.

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