Dolce Vita

4.6
38 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Classic Italian in an upscale, comfortable environment.
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ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is excellent. Service is very good. Not noisy at all. My wife and I were more than pleased with our dining experience at Dolce Vita.

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RC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a wonderful restaurant in the Mill Basin section of Brooklyn.
Food and service were fantastic.

Only 1 pet peeve... when pouring water into a water glass, please don't let the pitcher touch the glass!!!!!

Otherwise, perfect !!!!!!!

Will be returning soon.

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KE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every plate is authentically delicious and full of flavor without being salty. Service is impeccable. Consistently amazing. It was my fourth time there and I’ve never been disappointed.

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j
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Nice little Italian Restaurant. Offers good value on dinners from Monday - Thursday. A decent selection of entrees for the weekday deals. Wine list was good. Had several top rated wines WITHOUT the rip my face off prices. Service, well a little slow. Overall very happy !! Will be going back when I am in Brooklyn.

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MM
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dolce Vita has a cozy feel to it. The wait staff is attentive, but not intrusive. The food is delicious. Try it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came here on a Friday evening ...made reservations through OpenTable for 5pm and listed Birthday as the occasion celebrated. The restaurant opened at 4pm and we were the first customers to have dinner. The service was remarkable and the food was super delicious!!! When I ordered desert the water asked me if it’s special since he saw my OpenTable reservation..I said yes and they put the candle on our desert....when our check arrived, the waiter informed us the desert was on the house. That’s what I call amazing service!!! I

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S
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food, nice neighborhood place with friendly owner.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My guest enjoyed the evening immensely and would visit again. Food and service was excellent.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My party of five for Easter dinner enjoyed this special restaurant. The service was amazing. We felt welcomed and attended to. Each of our meals was delicious (we ordered pasta, fish, chicken and steak). We will definitely be back!

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was no surprise of the pleasant experience we have encountered. Thank you!

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ME
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been to this restaurant about six times and each time has been a very pleasant dining experience. The food has been delicious each time, the service is top notch, the atmosphere is very pleasant and relaxing and the owner is very personable and friendly.

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KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is delicious but when they have a party it takes way longer to get your food

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OT
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was delicious. Service was great. Seafood pasta was excellent. Swordfish was also good. Perfect cosmo. Great neighborhood restaurant with delicious food. I would recommend this restaurant

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DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal with my lady friend and her two teenage daughters. Great food! Great atmosphere! Even the music they were playing was just wonderful!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Very small portions at high prices. Food was ok, I would not go back

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My family and I truly enjoyed our time there. The staff was very accommodating and the food was delicious.

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TS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great local gem. Food ,service, and decor are all great. I love the relaxed atmosphere especially for friends and family. The owners are great people. They care about all the customers. I'll be back again with more of my friends.

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EN
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were skeptical without a recommendation from anyone to go but we gave it a shot and we were very happy! The food was excellent. The arugula salad and fresh burrata was great as was the grilled pork chop which the waiter recommended a different way than on the menu. Very moist and delicious. The waiters were friendly and fun.

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TS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our neighborhood dining spot. Great food service and the owners are very friendly too!
I had the pasta special with sirloin meatballs in a pink sauce. Delicious. My husband had a chicken special. Also very good. Great place also to meet up with friends for a drink.

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ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was very very good. Service was outstanding. Everyone was so nice. The portions were large. Will be going back soon.

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TS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great local spot. Go there for girl’s night out.
Great for family or date night. Back room for parties. They have dinner pre-fix menus Monday-Friday. Great deal choose off the menu.
Nice car to sit and have a drink or bar snacks. The owners are super friendly. Live going there.

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WP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food is always delicious but the portions are a bit smaller than expected. Prices are medium to a bit on the high side given the portions. Everything else is fantastic and we will continue to frequent this establishment

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WP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A wonderful dining experience overall… The owners are lovely people who went out of their way to make us feel welcome and converse with us… Food was outstanding and the waiter service was prompt and attentive. We will be going back again.

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TS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love the relaxed feel of the restaurant. A great neighborhood place for dining with friends and family. Has a nice bar. The owner is great and the staff is just as great too. We live meeting friends there. We try to go as often as possible. Great midweek pre fixed menu.

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M
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We live in NJ and our cousins in Long Island. We found Dolce Vita as a recommendation from a friend who called it one of her favorite Brooklyn Restaurants. On her suggestion we made reservations. It was wonderful. We were immediately greeted when we walked in. We were the first of our party of six to arrive and those to wait at the bar. The new bartender was getting careful supervision from a true professional and my special Cosmo was made wonderfully. Our four other cousins arrived and they had a drink at the bar and then at our table. Appetizers were very good. We shared a lot of them and they were divided by the wait staff to make things easier for us. We had a mozzarella and tomato tower, some pasta with white clam sauce and a meatball appetizer. For mains we enjoyed Salmon, veal francese, veal marsala, a salad with shrimp and a steak. Dessert was berries with whipped cream, a molten chocolate cake with ice cream, a pistachio tarfuffo and an Italian cheesecake. All were wonderful.
I highly recommend Dolce Vita to anyone who wants to enjoy excellent service and wonderful food!

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

The food was too saucy and it was sort of disappointing

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TS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for a birthday. Had the Tomahawk steak enough for 3 it was delicious!!

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New England
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Franco, the owner makes you feel like family. And the food is incredible!!!

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BM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My boyfriend took me there for my birthday. It was 'lobster night'. I have been telling everyone it was the best meal i have ever had. The baked clams were delicious. The lobster was beyond delicious. I ordered my favorite dessert, creme brulee. it was wonderful. It was the perfect meal for my special night. There was one thing that i will complain about. There was a loudmouth at the bar going on and on about the virtues of Trump. Even if i agreed that Trump had virtues, which i don't, his loud mouth almost ruined the experience. However, thankfully he quieted down by the time our food came. The food has always been wonderful there. You won't be disappointed if you try it!

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OT
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had a delicious dinner at Dolce Vita. Service was great, our waiter was very attentive. I really enjoyed my seafood linguine. Calamari and rice balls were also good. Nice neighborhood restaurant. I will recommend it.

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f
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service are great.... Manhattan level of service in a Brooklyn restaurant and Great Italian food. Everyone at the table was happy with the food and service. I traveled to Brooklyn from Rockaway Queens after reading an Ad in the Rockaway Times. It was a short 10 minute drive. I had the seafood linguine, it was excellent.

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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Extremely attentive service by wait staff and owner

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EG
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Splendid, just splendid. Splendid, just splendid. Splendid, just splendid. Splendid, just splendid.

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m
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

we've been very happy the last couple of dinners we've had a Dolce Vita. nice cocktails. meatball appetizer with fresh ricotta is delicious. dinners also very good (signature dishes on menu as well as specials). but, we've yet to have a good dessert. will keep trying!

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MF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

The chef must have had the night off

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P
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious. The service and the ambiance was excellent.

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JF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great Italian food. Good ambiance. Fairly easy to get a table.

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b
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stuffed mushrooms were delish and i would recommend roasted fennel and orange salad

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