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.
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