La Dolce Vita

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651 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 18 February 2019

Ends: 19 February 2118

Availability: Mon 17:00-20:30

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Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 7:30PM - 8:45PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 7:30PM - 9:45PM

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4.7
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4.7
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C
Los Angeles
256 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Pre theater choice. Old style Italian still a good choice

B
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The Caprese salad was outstanding! Good Veal Parm, too.

MS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We needed to increase our party from 2 to 3 over the Valentines Day/Presidents Day weekend and calling a day ahead of time we were accommodated. We were taken to our table directly. My martini was very good and hot rolls were promptly delivered. The Caesar Salad was shared by all and was excellent. Our veal dishes and chicken dishes were good. Both the Tiramisu and Chocolate Cake desserts were delicious. The service was attentive despite the large Holiday crowd. We knew the price would be expensive up front. We would definitely return for another Special Occasion.

BW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely family meal and the service was excellent

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

Valentines dinner was nice once a year trip to La Dolce Vita our server started out very attentive but after his other tables started to show up he basically forgotten about us we had to wait to get our dessert and for our check that was a set menu with the gratuity added to the total so it was a great night with good food and a somber ending. I will defiantly go back to La Dolce Vita because I love the history and the ambiance of the restaurant

S
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for Valentine's Day dinner, and were very pleased with everything. The service is perfect and friendly.
We had Branzino cooked superbly. The dessert assortment was a perfect end to our meal. I highly recommend La Dolce Vita.

SH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

It will be great if we have more choices and know the price before ordering.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely incredible food, people and atmosphere

A
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

If you want to eat like Sinatra and hang with the pack, this is a great place! Unapologetically old school, this is the kind of place you'd see in Vegas, but it is actually old and authentic. The room has comfy booths set in a low amber light for great ambiance, waitstaff is dressed neatly in jackets & ties and the food is perfectly prepared old school tasty Italian that we all crave. I love this place!

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The Calamari is amazing, very dark and romantic setting, amazing Italian food, highly recommend for a date night!

JA
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a hit. This restaurant is such a classic throwback to the Rat Pack era and it holds its charm extremely well. From the dark, red leather boothed interior, to the choices of music, outstanding service and delicious food...this is a must!

OT
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience, we would eat there every time we visit LA if we could.

OT
London
56 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent in every way. The food, service are excellent. Love the chopped salad. Carpaccio is also excellent as a starter. Have had many of their pastas and meat dishes. Can recommend them all. Never had a bad meal here. I especially love the ambience here. It has the look and feel of an old fashioned Italian restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Staff couldn’t be nicer. Ambiance great. Food was a bit mediocre for the price.

KK
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Intimate and warm. Service was excellent and food was brilliant.

K
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit in all the years we traveled to LA. Service was excellent and meal was fantastic.

OT
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A+ the best! The cast from Saturday Night Live, Colin Jost, Michael Che and several others were seated two tables over from us. Great night with delicious food. Love the ambiance.

C
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Disappointing. In my view, La Dolce Vita is not even in the top 20 Italian restaurants in the Los Angeles area. The food was mediocre. It was plated well and the correct temperature. But the flavors were missing.

Service became indifferent after our party of four did not order alcohol. The valet parking attendant gave a higher level of service than the wait staff.

S
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have dined at this restaurant scores of times over the years. It is excellent .

CF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Loved it. We didn't know the history but La Dolce Vita stands on its own merits.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great Service. Love the vibe of an old school Italian American restaurant.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Meatballs might have been a little overcooked.

RP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love dining at Dolce — the staff is wonderful, the food is exquisite, and the atmosphere can’t be beat!

M
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Great ambience but the price is too much. Tried the Christmas menu but was not happy with the chicken

g
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

La Doce Vida is a restaurant you go to for nostalgia and the cozy ambiance. Christmas Eve is NOT the time. Quite noisy with large parties, which we should have anticipated. The personnel is all wonderful and welcoming and very appreciative of customers' patronage. Would return at a more peaceful time, as this is how we remember the restaurant. The food, for a prix fixe menu, was good but not outstanding and quite limited as far as choice was concerned: four starters, four entrees and two desserts. Excellent value, however, for this type of offering.

JS
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was outstanding, the atmosphere was perfect, and the food was so tasty. Took my wife for a birthday dinner on Christmas Eve. Their special menu for the night was just right, we were even greeted with champagne to toast to the holiday. It was cool to eat at an iconic restaurant and not feel like it was touristy at all!

MS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time visiting this super local restaurant, and we loved it!!! Perfect Italian food that satisfied our whole family. We had the calamari, chopped salad, mozzarella marinara, spaghetti and meatballs, veal, and NY steak. Everything was delicious! And the service was just as great. We will definitely be back often.

k
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints. Food and service hard to beat. A great traditional icon of Los Angeles

BL
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding romantic meal!

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I made the reservation through OpenTable & noted it was for a birthday. At the end of dinner the waiters came out with a tiramisu & sang happy birthday.
It was so nice. My boyfriend was so surprised, it was wonderful.

CA
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience1

Smelled like an old restaurant with lots of carpet cleaner.
Food was extremely salty. Waiter was very nice.

AF
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just an excellent Italian restaurant. Always consistent

Service is outstanding and staff is very helpful. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great meal

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, great ambiance, Beverly Hills old school charm. Good chopped salad, eggplant Parmesan and steak with fingerling potatoes. A + service

J
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service! We had the most memorable nights with our little girls. We were only in Beverly Hills for one night before heading home to Miami in the morning. The service was outstanding and the food was spectacular. We have so many fantastic Italian restaurants in South Florida, but I would definitely rate La Dolce Vita as one of our favorites and definitely a go to in LA. Server was the best!!

JD
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food here is simply spectacular! And the atmosphere, service and history are world class!

OT
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place. Our food was outstanding! I had a Caesar salad and chicken parmigiana, both were incredible! The parmigiana was perfectly prepared, might be the best parm in Los Angeles. A+

m
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Best place in LA. Pure and simple. DON’T tell a friend, though...this gem is nice and UN-crowded!

V
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delivered food and service above our expectations
Amazing
Outstanding
World class
Michelin would rate them 3 stars

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was very nice. The waiter was very friendly. Food was fresh and delicious