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“Very poor. Won't be returning even with 50 percent off voucher”
Review of La Dolce Vita - CLOSED

La Dolce Vita
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very poor. Won't be returning even with 50 percent off voucher”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Without doubt the most disappointing meal I have had this year. Restaurant very cold had to keep coat on all the time. The service was ok but the meal was truly dreadful. The smoked haddock fish cake starter priced at £5.95 arrived and looked very strange indeed. It's a favourite of mine and when done well is absolutely delicious. This version however turned out to be a fish and chip shop 'orange' fish cake with tomato ketchup and pieces of raw diced onion strewn on top with a pile of gritty limp salad leaves. the fish cake was truly vile and totally inedible. I called over the manager and he seemed embarrassed that they had been 'found out' and offered a replacement he later said there had been a mistake from the suppliers and the chef had not noticed!! The dish was returned uneaten and on to the main course Cajun chicken. This was a little better but really not good for the £9.95 price tag. Over cooked, rubbery and greasy served with what I thought were frozen microwaved vegetables. The wine was very nice though and reasonably priced the only good point of the night along with the service which was prompt. A strange choice of western style music aswell. Needless to say even with the 50 percent voucher I was given for my next visit. I won't be going back.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Andrew B
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English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
178 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Nothing authentic about the food”
Reviewed 7 November 2013

Our first and last visit. Really disappointed. There are far better Italians in Northampton. It's a shame because the staff were really welcoming.
Nothing authentic about the food, not the fresh light italian food you would expect, only caused indigestion.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Olenka1980
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uk
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great food!”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

It was a 40th birthday celebration, the staff were extremely helpful, the food and service was excellent, what was really nice was that we were on a groupon and it didn't deter the standards.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank tina2460
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Northampton England
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lovely food, good service.”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

We went on a quiet night with family, the food was good and very hot and tasty. The service was good and they even serve cocktails although not much choice. We all enjoyed our meal and would definitely go back.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank CocoGA
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Food!!”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Myself and 5 friends went for dinner at La Dolce Vita and had a great time. The restaurant is a little hidden gem! The food was great, the service was excellent and the prices were very good too. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank KellieG83
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