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“Where everybody knows your name” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Vita Dolce

La Vita Dolce
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: La Vita Dolce is Open 7 Days a Week. Dolce offers great food and generous portions with a Modern Ambiance. Dolce also serves New York Style Pizza, Filet Mignons with Lobster Raviolis, and delicious Italian dishes: everything from Spaghetti & Meatballs to Risotto to Butternut Squash Raviolis, and many more. Also, throughout the week Dolce enjoys live music and Happy Hour Daily from 3-6pm in the bar *except Sundays. Dolce offers numerous Italian Wines, Italian Drinks, Italian Beers, Fine Wines, and Draft & Bottle Beers. Daily Drink & Food Specials! Open for Lunch Daily at 11am. Also catering is available. Call Dolce 928.680.5885
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Where everybody knows your name”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

La Vita Dolce is one of those restaurants that always delivers what it offers. I've eaten here many times in the last two years and several things give it a winning formula. First is the food. I was in a group of four who ordered a lot of variety. I ate the Crab Stuffed Mushrooms which were firm, juicy, and delicious. That was followed with one of the best Wedge Salads ever. The lettuce was very crisp heart of iceberg with great dressing but I wish the bacon bits had been crisp and crunchy. The Veal Picata with Capellini never disappoints. We had an unremarkable house Cabernet but none of us were big drinkers so it didn't matter.
Second was the service. Monique was our server and she absolutely understands the right amount of attention to give a table. Not hovering and not ignoring. Our appetizers came out first and were hot. Then salads and she held the entrees until she saw we were ready for them. Still fresh and hot. I don't know how you top that.
Third and last is the atmosphere. Just like the tv show Cheers, there is an atmosphere that is immediately recognizable and gets better with repeat visits. We were there for 3 1/2 hours with only bar patrons left and the conversation flowed with our friends. It was very comfortable.
This restaurant is a treasure in Lake Havasu City.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Terry W
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Cadillac, Michigan
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199 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

We tried this restaurant yesterday and found it wonderful. I had chicken marsala and my husband had the rack of lamb special. The food was excellent as was the service. The atmosphere was good too. I would recommend this restaurant highly.

  • Visited February 2014
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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“love the pizza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

We go here frequently, usually get the pizza. It is delicious. We like the bread basket with the herb butter, the salads are always fresh. Good service and great food make this a winner in Lake Havasu.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dalhart, Texas
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good Food. Best Italian Ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014 via mobile

Great specials
Great atmosphere
Always meet friendly people in bar
Love this place
Can't ask for better

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank butler847
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Spearfish, South Dakota
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Yummy Italian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

Every year one of the first places I go when I hit Lake Havasu, is La Vita Dolce. I have never had anything here that wasn't delicious. Tonight I had shrimp scampi served with angel hair pasta, asperagus and carrots. Yum! The sauce was especially delicious, and their ceasar salad is excellent. Their house cab is from the J.Lohr winery which is one of my favs! And if you are craving pizza, this is the place for you. We snowbird babes go here quite often. We each have our favorites and are never disappointed. Truely, it is la vita dolce.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Coco V
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