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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here with my partner on Friday night the restaurant busy but service was still quick and polite. I had the seafood antipasto for starters all fresh fish cooked perfectly (fresh fish is rare in Dumfries) fillet steak main which was also very well cooked and presented.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This was our first visit to this restaurant, we were very impressed by the set price menus. The food was excellent, mussels, and mushroom for starters followed by cod wrapped in pancetta. Service was good and staff were very pleasant.

Thank maureenh305
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant numerous times in the past and have always been very impressed. Not so much this time. For our starters we ordered prawns, scallops and antipasti. The antipasti that came was a seafood one instead of the one that we had ordered from the menu. We both really enjoy seafood and decided to stick with it... More 

1 Thank Louise B
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Wow! What a superb meal we had on Saturday night. The food and service was excellent as always. Looking forward to returning for more! Thank you Dolce Vita.

Thank Lacross
Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Visited here lastnight for a christmas evening out with friends. The food and service was first class and to be offered three different menu's at this time of year was just excellent! The Midweek Madness Menu was excellent value for money. Will certainly visit again and would highly recommend. There was 15 of us and everyone enjoyed their evening,

Thank louise B
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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 9 November 2016

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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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
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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

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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?