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La Dolce Vita

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17546 Woodward Ave, 4 Blocks North of McNichols, Detroit, MI 48203-2256 (Cedarhurst)
+1 313-865-0331
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Southfield, Michigan
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First about the location. Literally hidden! Driving by, you would not know it's there. Initials LDV are on a gate to the courtyard. Parking is behind the building (no parking on street), $5 valet parking. Will go back in the summer for the outdoor patio. Inside is a quaint dining area and a nice bar. Reservations recommended for dinner. They... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat at the bar for dinner and enjoyed a couple of pasta dishes. The server was very polite and efficient and the food was delicious. I have been here for brunch and dinner several times and I enjoy the creativity of the dishes and the live entertainment.

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Thank sabrinatravel
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Long time South-Eastern Michigan residents, but first time ldV diners: Fabulous! Delightful classic Italian restaurant decor and ambiance. Perfectly attentive waitperson (Reannon) who created a perfect Caesar salad. We shared Delicious lobster/crab stuffed portabello mushrooms (couldn't even see the mushroom caps there was so much filling and cheesy sauce. I had a pasta trio special that included delectable Cavatelli In... More 

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Michigan
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This Italian themed restaurant continues to rock! Tucked away on the east side of Woodward just north of 6 mile road in a former funeral home remains the ultimate in Italian dining. My family was there on a Sunday evening, and the place was bustling serving families, couples and everything in between. They always have creative specials and over the... More 

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Novi
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85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We started outside. We enjoyed a sip of wine before we were quickly moved inside due to a few drops of rain. The front dining room is pleasantly decorated. The tables are very close together though. I had the lasagna which was delicious. The pasta was thin, the meat was not spicy, the sauce was tasty. My husband had the... More 

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Michigan
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This wonderful little oasis is completely obscure. There is no sign at all until you see the valet parking sign on the side street. From the rear, the courtyard is heavenly, and looks like something out of a Tuscan or Napa postcard. Eating out there in nice weather is a wonderful experience, however the inside is also amazing. This storefront... More 

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Royal Oak Michigan
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This was our first visit and was for our anniversary. Very slow night for them. In fact, one of the friendly waiters who was waiting tables outside told us he couldn't believe how slow it was compared to other nights, but was probably due to the first day of school and everyone being busy. The ambience is very nice. We... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We introduced our 25 year old foodie son last night. We stared with the caprezi and calamari. The table side Caesar is killer, excellent to watch and great flavor. Dinner was pasta and prime rib. Excellent wine, and a great desert. We will be back. Often.

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Highland Park, Michigan
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

If you want to feel exquisite and have a phenomenal dining experience, visit La Dolce Vita! From the patio experience to inside dining, you have to make it a priority!

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is perhaps the best Italian in town. Great food and the best tableside Caesar ever. The outdoor atrium and the guitar is absolutely fantastic.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17546 Woodward Ave, 4 Blocks North of McNichols, Detroit, MI 48203-2256
    (Cedarhurst)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-865-0331
Description
Since 1995, La Dolce Vita has been a favorite of theatre-goers, music lovers, and lovers of romance. We offer an intimate, romantic atmosphere. Serving Lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 2:30pm, Dinner is served starting at 5pm Tuesday through Sunday, and Brunch is served Sunday only, from 11am to 3pm. Reservations are appreciated and recommended. We can accommodate larger parties as well. We live entertainment on most nights.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?