La Dolce Vita

4.7
579 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Romance
  • Cosy
  • Authentic
La Dolce Vita opened its' doors in Beverly Hills in 1966. The biggest celebrities in the world lived only moments away, and La Dolce Vita literally became their second home for decades to come. Regulars included the Sinatras, the Reagans, the Pecks, the Douglases, and the Bloomingdales. It hosted every sitting US President since the Kennedy administration, and was known as a haven for titans of industry and finance. Deals were made with a handshake, and everyone was certain to arrive on Thursdays for Osso Bucco. Now, La Dolce Vita moves to the future, following a seven month 'facelift,' during which the restaurant was restored to its' original pristine condition, reprieving the original menu, recipes, and decor. La Dolce Vita arrives once again as a popular dining and entertainment destination, now home to young Hollywood and those seeking the traditional cuisine of Italy.

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Half Priced Cocktails on Sundays!!

Join us on Sundays at La Dolce Vita, when we are offering half priced cocktails all night with a $30/person minimum food purchase! Great way to end the weekend!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 28 April 2019

Ends: 29 April 2118

Availability: Sun 17:00-22:00

50% off the whole wine bottle list on Mondays!

Join us for dinner on Monday evenings, when the whole bottle list is 50% off!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 18 February 2019

Ends: 19 February 2118

Availability: Mon 17:00-20:30

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Treat your dad to a rat pack style Father's Day at La Dolce Vita! Featuring our regular menu of Italian classics, and a complimentary Jack Daniel's for all the dads!

Sunday, 16 June, 2019

What 579 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience

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G
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A great hang out in Beverly Hills.

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AS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place! Would recommend to anyone! Nice atmosphere too!

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JE
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really love this place. Great food and service.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

The eggplant parmigiana was disappointing but I can't expect authentic Italian food in Beverly Hills.

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Los Angeles
296 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Expensive but very good. The salmon was delicious but a little salty.

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Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love everything about this restaurant. Especially the noise level is sweet and low.

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St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

The service was good, but the spaghetti and meatballs (a house specialty/homemade) were not. I had to use a knife to cut through the tough meatballs and I didn’t want to even eat the other two. I don’t mind spending money on good food, but $29 for a small bowl w/ bad meatballs was robbery.

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R
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this place! Old school Italian vibe. They have a new chef and have added some items to the menu. The eggplant and beef carpaccio were spectacular...even the sautéed spinach was extra special.

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JA
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food and ambiance was great as always...the service was rather slow.

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding Gem in Beverly Hills. Great food. Old school vibe.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a wonderful place. Old school ambiance at its best.

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TE
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Such an anomaly on Saturday night with the wait time. We waited 40 minutes before our dinner order was taken, then it took 1:20 hours before our dinner came out. Never have had this experience before, but the food, the server staff and especially the drinks were amazing, as always.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Old school charm in this small Italian bistro. The small size and dark ambiance transports you to a different place where good chatter is being bantered about over wine and food. Had salmon special over risotto which was exquisite. Tiramasu for dessert is a must.

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G
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beeen going to La Dolce Vita since the early 80's. I miss Jimmy and his wife Ava. My pal Rubin retired, however there are still friendly faces.
Or meal was delicious on March 20, 2019. I will always return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are regulars, and we get excellent service each time. They never disappoint!

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b
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the service and ambience but both of is found the food to be overpriced for the amount and quality. Sorry, but disappointed..was really looking forward to going there and enjoying a top notch food experience.

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RI
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It really was an awesome place we sat in the Frank Sinatra booth you have great wine great food osso bucco and the Sinatra steak was the favorite as well as the veal marsala

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GS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great wonderful place ... the restaurant has not changed ..it’s a masterpiece

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious!

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated Valentine’s Day at this gem! Absolutely love this restaurant- great ambiance, history, service, and delicious food!

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the few restaurants left in Los Angeles with the former glamour of the city still in full view. The bar is a fabulous homage to yesteryear when Sinatra and company were regulars. LA is a city that is not respectful enough to its history and la dolche vita has maintained and captured what made the town’s reputation great originally. I better not say too many more wonderful things about the place, rather keep it As one of bev hills best kept secrets!

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TH
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Saw a tv special about La Dolce Vita and thought that’s a cool restaurant. Then while we were in LA for a doctor appointment we decided to check it out. It was even better than we expected. The atmosphere was wonderful, the service was stellar and the food was delicious.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

It was exactly what we wanted. A quiet, classic Italian restaurant with a full bar and great service. Drinks prices were on the high side, but food and service were en pointe.
Thank you for accommodating our group.

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Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s consistently great food at this restaurant. I love the Caesar salad and think it’s the best one in town! Chicken parmigiana- great! Sinatra Steak- great! Penne Pasta great! And I love the relaxing atmosphere! Super Comfortable!

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DR
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Old Hollywood ambiance, good service, food was good but not outstanding. good martini

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RE
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Server forgot to bring my cocktail, chicken parmigiana was over cooked/burnt and the Sinatra steak was undercooked. Wasn’t a great evening.

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JT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service, Ambience and Food were fabulous! Will return next time I am in LA.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

What an absolute disappointment of a dining experience! Save your time and money. Frank Sinatra would be shaking in his grave if he witnessed the travesty of a Valentine’s Day dinner in which my girlfriend and I shared last night at La Dolce Vita.
If you enjoy paying $90 a person for a pre cooked plate of spaghetti and meatballs and over cooked dry chicken Milanese, then this place is for you! How this restaurant centrally located in Beverly Hills can still pay their bills is absolutely shocking to me.
The staff clearly half assed everything they could have last night at dinner. And to add insult to injury, they felt the need to include 25% gratuity onto my bill! This was an outrageous gesture considering there were only two people at my table. Not a party of eight or a party of nine, which is standard when it comes to automatic gratuity added to a bill. After demanding that the 25% tip they took for themselves be taken off my bill, I was treated with petulance and a nasty attitude from the manager and bartender.
I frequent and enjoy exploring new restaurants in LA on a regular basis and cannot remember leaving a dining establishment with such a bad taste in my mouth.
Best of luck to you La Dolce Vita, you’re certainly going to need it!

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JD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was like being in the godfather movie, what a setting and the service was superb

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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter, Jose, is wonderful. We come every year for our anniversary. Food, atmosphere and service, fantastic.

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S
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. The service and food are amazing.

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JE
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner and the service that we received from the entire staff. Our waiter Benji was great, and the food was amazing. Valet parking begins at 7pm so if you arrive for dinner prior to that, be sure to look for parking lots prior to your arrival. It can be a bit tricky. Overall though, great experience and we will be back. Thank you.

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RP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite Italian restaurant in L.A.! I love the atmosphere (very cozy and intimate), and the staff is just wonderful -- as is the food. Every dining experience at Dolce has been wonderful!

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S
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is fabulous and service superb! I love this restaurant for any occasion or simply a festive meal.
La Doce Vita is my favorite restaurant.

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NM
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best restaurants we've ever been to! The food was excellent. The staff was charming. Everything was perfect.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious, great service,ambiance,nice and quiet. Great music.

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RR
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the finest restaurants in the world, in my opinion. It is a must do whenever I am in Beverly Hills. Don't tell everyone because it is a secret gem.

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second visit here and it is outstanding in every way! A Beverly Hills favorite!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Jose was the best!

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