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La Dolce Vita Restaurant - CLOSED

23 Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
+64 21 251 7809
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (106 reviews)
“gelato” (27 reviews)
“venison” (32 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
New Zealand, Italian, Mediterranean, Latin, Spanish, Chilean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
23 Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 485 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by fellow tourists and we were glad we went too. The decor isn't up to much but the food and menu choices deliver to a much higher standard. Service also was personal, welcoming and very obliging. A fusion of Italian and...More

Thank Helot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing restaurant. It is possibly the best squid ink seafood pasta I have eaten. Cinnamon apple tart was fantastic

2  Thank atrelturner6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here and would thoroughly recommend again. Our young waitress was new but tried extremely hard and made our visit very enjoyable. I had the squid ink pasta with seafood (yum) and my husband had the creamy spaghetti with chicken which he also loved....More

1  Thank Bonstar78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped into here for dinner one Friday night. The restaurant bills itself as South American / Italian which is a strange mix. Staff were friendly. It's not a large restaurant and the menu is similarly sized. In the end we went for a pizza...More

Thank gfsc5
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We picked up a Pizza for Dinner and it was beautiful. We certainly will be going back there. The topping was tasty and the base real good.

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Cafe La Dolce Vita is an authentic Italian experience in the most unlikely of little towns from the huge hearty portions of pasta the sparkling water and the delicious woodfired classic pizza and the waiters speaking Italian.While we were in te anau we went two...More

Thank MontyNZ
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This restaurant was one we found on TripAdvisor and we were so glad we found it. The owner and staff were great and the atmosphere took me right back to Italy. He was so friendly and welcoming and it made it a lot of fun...More

Thank Aussie_Traveller183
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The food here was pretty good. We both got pasta dishes, plus my husband ordered garlic bread and I ordered a salad. They brought out his garlic bread before the meal, but my salad did not arrive until after the pasta. Now I suppose this...More

Thank MikenSue726
Reviewed 20 May 2017

La Dolce Vita is a large Italian restaurant serving pastas, pizzas and meat and fish dishes. It is in the main street of Te Anau but seemed to lack atmosphere. The waiters were efficient. The meat and four cheese pizzas we ordered came really quickly...More

1  Thank Sheilambutcher
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Our group dined at Cafe La Dolce Vita for dinner the night that we stayed in Te Anau before heading to the Doubtful Sound. Having visited Italy for a couple months their food was very authentic which surprised me being in one of the most...More

Thank Danielle H
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: +64 21 251 7809
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