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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
12:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Wed - Sun 18:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our third visit, but our first experience of the recently introduced "surprise menu" and we were certainly not disappointed. the quality of dishes were (as always) exceptionally high and the combinations of flavour and textures produced by Gennaro and Patricia are both interesting and exciting. All the staff are attentive, friendly and welcoming and this makes for a... More 

1 Thank DRS2966
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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295 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our lunch was absolutely delicious. The welcome was warm, the service impeccably attentive without being fussy, and the food wonderful. We shall make the trip back to Shrewsbury for an evening meal at La Dolce Vita. This a superb, independent, family-run restaurant which clearly has a regular and loyal clientèle. Try it!

3 Thank mrandmrs111
Preston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food, had the six course tasting menu, absolutely fabulous. Very attentive staff but without being intrusive even the chef came to talk to the diners.

1 Thank 2992yvonne
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77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to go to a restaurant that was not a chain. Did we make the right decision? Absolutely. This is a family run restaurant with the son the chef and the parents are front of house. We went on Sunday night and the atmosphere was great. We had different starters with my wife having of prawn cocktail and I... More 

1 Thank NeilWirral
Newport, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic meal absolutely faultless, imaginative, and unexpected. I would rate this as one of the best meals I have eaten!

1 Thank GordonTwigg
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner. Was disappointed with menu very pricey too. Wasn't offered breadsticks or nibbles prior to food. Water was not offered with wine either. food bland was expecting fresh Parmesan to be grated not here just a sprinkle of dry stuff. Shrewsbury has many Italian restaurants I suggest trying somewhere else.

4 Thank Jaydle15
ladolcevitashrew, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear Jaydle15 I am completely baffled by this review, why would two grown adult women eat a meal in a restaurant (licking their plates!), say everything was lovely and go home to write such really hurtful comments is beyond me. I asked you if everything was alright with your meal, and you said it was lovely, so why write what... More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been before La Dolce Vita before and was impressed the first time. This time it was just as good. Great food, quiet ambiance. A real pleasure and a must if you are in the area

5 Thank samstreeton
Derby, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't get it. I have read reviews of this restaurant and I have to disagree with some. Ambience is good. Starters were good. Mains.... Well....., my steak was tasty but a very small portion. It was like half a round of fillet. My wife's pasta dish (Tagliatelle) was just ok. It lacked in taste and to be honest was... More 

4 Thank l5s1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time i have been here to eat. The food is 10 star! Everthing is perfect. The owners treat you like your there family, such lovely people. If you love 5 star italian food and amazing service you have to try!😊

6 Thank Laura Anne C
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small restaurant that delivers a quality service in many ways. The atmosphere is relaxed, welcoming and the number of tables and therefore flow of guests is limited so service is personal and attentive. We were offered the tasting menu which turned out to be a clever choice, with a large range of different tastes, textures and ingredients... More 

4 Thank DaveyWaveyWrexham

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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$37
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?