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La Dolce Vita

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53 St. Michael Street, Dumfries DG1 2QB, Scotland
+44 1387 255689
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited this restaurant in 2013, are the time I rated it 4*, after a recent visit would have to downgrade to 3*. Food used to come from a wood fire oven which seems to have been removed, I had the same meal fillet steak with Diane sauce, and neither the Steak or Diane sauce was as good. Service was... More 

1 Thank Sandals_7
LaDolceVita_Laura, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Hello, I'm sorry to hear that you haven't enjoyed your most recent meal with us, we haven't changed our recipes so I'm unsure of what has happened on this occasion. I also wanted to clarify that we do in fact still have our log oven (a vital piece of equipment for our menu) and we do use it to cook... More 

Dumfries, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this for my daughters 40th birthday, but we had never been before. We were highly delighted with everything. They allowed me to go in early with decorations and the cake. It was a lovely intimate cosy atmosphere. The waitress was lovely and attentive. The food was excellent, and the prices were reasonable with the option of ordering from... More 

Thank jess1959
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As strangers to the town, we booked a table at La Dolce Vita, Dumfries with no great expectations. As it turned out, all four of us enjoyed a first class meal of starters and mains - the helpings were reasonably sized and delicious. Thoroughly recommended!

Thank Tony G
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I went with a group of 7 and everyone of us received delicious meals and my pizza was crisp just like they make it in Italy. Would insist you go visit if nearby.

Thank Reveiwer0506
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Lovely meal, quick and friendly service, would go again! Thanks! all dishes VERY TASTY and good value

Thank sleemingLeeds
Lockerbie, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Myself and my wife love Italian food and love eating out in general. In our opinion La Dolce Vita is the best Italian restaurant in Dumfries. We've never had a bad meal here. Everything freshly prepared and reasonably priced. Happy hour and midweek madness menus are brilliant. Staff friendly and cater for your needs. La Dolce Vita is a hidden... More 

1 Thank iainmcv82
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I had booked a table for four , it was to celebrate my wedding anniversary with my husband and another couple who were also celebrating their wedding anniversary. I asked friends plus did fair bit of research online before finally deciding on this restaurant. Well, none of us go out much thus we were all really looking forward to enjoying... More 

2 Thank naughtynana36e
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely evening, 9 adults and 4 kids, the menu choices were super with no problems for anyone with specific requests. Super service and service for 13 was impressive as nobody seemed to wait. We will definitely be back

Thank margo m
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Had a really nice meal in La Dolci Vita, very reasonably priced, well presented, cooked beautifully and served with a smile. Will definitely return .

Thank Neil C
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived without a reservation and we managed to get a table. My fiancé and I were ending a lovely day as it was our last weekend before getting married so pleased we chose La Dolce Vita. Food was excellent and a good choice on menu. Staff were very pleasant and helpful, we didn't feel rushed with good time between courses.... More 

Thank Lesley M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 St. Michael Street, Dumfries DG1 2QB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Dumfries
  • Phone Number: +44 1387 255689

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