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“OK but not Cheap”
Review of La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita
Ranked #211 of 1,368 Restaurants in Canberra
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“OK but not Cheap”
Reviewed 1 October 2013

After touring Canberra on a cold wet day, we felt like some warming Italian food. La Dolce Vita was included in the list of nearby restaurants in the hotel's guide. Very average food, expensive for the quality.
There has to be better value in Italian food in Canberra.
The service was friendly and efficient

  • Visited September 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
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265 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Delicious Italian Cuisine”
Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

What a great find! This restaurant was close to our hotel and the food proved to be delicious. The homemade ricotta and spinach ravioli was tasty and perfectly cooked. Several in our group ordered the spaghetti with scampi and were not disappointed. Great service added to a great evening.

Visited September 2013
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Thank 29plymouth
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Samford, QLD
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Delicious and inexpensive”
Reviewed 9 July 2013

La Dolce Vita has a warm and fun atmosphere. The scampi was sublime, as was the pizza and the sticky date pudding to follow while the service very friendly and efficient. Good value for money too.

Visited July 2013
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Thank pandapower
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Canberra, Australia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Cleanliness from the fifties”
Reviewed 17 June 2013

A foul environment and one sure to put you off your food. They should give out dry cleaning vouchers on the way out. This place is disgusting with large tins of tomato paste used to hold open the toilet doors. The food is good however there are better places around for the money or a little bit extra. Do not wash before hand.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank James W
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not what it used to be.”
Reviewed 7 June 2013 via mobile

The service was sporadic. Quite good to get us seated but then long intervals between plate clearing and seeing if we needed coffee and dessert. The pasta, for those that had it were very pleased but for those of us who had steak, we thought it was very average. Skimpy on veg, not the most tender of steak and overall tasteless. We used to come to La Dolce Vita a lot over the years but felt it was tired and in real need of a re-think. Meal cost over $268 which we don't mind but for average food??? Sadly I think this will be our last visit unless I hear or much improved reports.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Janette S
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