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La Dolce Vita

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12112 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1924
+1 216-721-8155
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Portland Oregon
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168 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We at at this place with a large group. The service was great. The owner actually sat with us and gave us a history lesson about the neighborhood and Rockefeller.

Thank WestsideChuck
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone has their favorite eatery in Cleveland's Little Italy. And everyone has reasons why theirs is better, of course ;) In that same spirit of friendly competition, I would say La Dolce Vita is hands-down the best Italian food in all of Little Italy. We've been going there for 20 years, and though small things have changed, two things have... More 

Thank Anne-Marie P
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took nearly an hour and a half to get our entrees. It was a Saturday night and they were busy, but I wouldn't say "slammed." The owner more than made up for the inconvenience with profuse apologies and lots of gratis items - pasta samples (which I had seen in reviews before), salad (when I asked him to check on... More 

Thank Stacie W
Leitchfield, Kentucky
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I eat at La Dolche Vita every time I am in Cleveland for business. The Caprese Salad is always amazing. With FRESH tomatoes and Mozzarella. The Pollo Pomodoro was a very good choice, I haven't had a bad meal there in the 6 years that I have been coming to the restaurant. The owner seems to love to present a... More 

1 Thank bubba_in_ky
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with the family at La Dolce Vita. My wife ordered gnocchi and I ordered the farfale pasta with pesto. Neither dish was particularly warm, and I simply did not like the flavor or consistency of the pesto. It was too runny and I could barely taste any basil. I would be surprised if they actually used pine nuts.... More 

Thank superuufy
Cleveland, Ohio
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

we used to come here all the time...but we had bad service the last time we were there and so we stopped going. we recently went again and our service was just okay and the food was just okay as well. its just not what it used to be especially for the price. years ago it was much better but... More 

Thank Julie K
Rocky River, Ohio
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Enjoyed another wonderful meal at Dolce Vita. We were seated at what they called "the best seat in the house", in the window, so we could enjoy the street scene in Little Italy. While enjoying our wine, the owner stopped at our table and served us a complimentary serving of pasta alfredo. How nice! And while we waited for our... More 

1 Thank cwitt331
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Very cool Italian restaurant. People are extremely nice.we got some deserts togo which was very tasty and perfect. Decor is very nice and homely.

1 Thank STravelsHappy
Hudson, Ohio
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Had great service and food before a Cleveland Orchestra concert. With 5:30 reservations on a Friday night, we got in, got a great table, and enjoyed an unhurried meal, leaving in time to catch the lecture beforehand. Shared "Tutte Due" which is under appetizers but is a fantastic salad with anti pasta for 2. For dinner I chose the "Veal... More 

Thank sgnorman
Cleveland, Ohio
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120 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Had the chance to try out La Dolce Vita and was happy with the choice. Started off with the calamari and it was phenomenal. Had chicken parm for dinner and loved it. The portions were large and service was great. One of the best meals I had in Little Italy

Thank JAF1604

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12112 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1924
  • Public Transportation: RTA bus stop in front of restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-721-8155

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