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La Dolce Vita

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180 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7P9, Canada
+1 613-233-6239
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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252 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been coming to this restaurant for 30 years when it was under a different name but still carries many of the same menu items. The Five Cheese pizza is my favourite, no tomato sauce but plenty of hazelnut pesto to give it such a rich and delicious base for the tomato slices and the cheese. Check out the website... More 

Thank grivola
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here for gluten free pizza and were surprised to find they had gluten free pasta, also! I had the gf lasagna, which was probably the best I have ever had, and my husband had gf pizza, also delicious! Great service, very sweet, friendly waitress. The chef even came out to check on us...Another place on our list... More 

1 Thank Jeanne W
Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, good atmosphere. Staff is very friendly. Ingredients are fresh and the menu a lot of variety.

1 Thank WoodyInOttawa
Ottawa, Canada
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I went to this restaurant with family. We all love Italian food and were not disappointed. We all tried some thing different to eat. I was pleasantly surprised to see how affordable the meals were.

1 Thank Diane G
Temiskaming Shores, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This was a restaurant that felt like you were at home. The atmosphere was romantic. Their food was excellent. I would surely go there if I go to Ottawa again.

1 Thank Rita M
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We selected this restaurant for its gluten-free offerings as 3 of the 5 of us at dinner have wheat sensitivities. Mistake! On the positive side, our waitress was very pleasant and did a good job serving. Thats the only positive thing i can say. The decor is dumpy. It was cold in the restaurant- many other patrons kept their coats... More 

Thank Toron2Guy
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

One of the hardest things about being celiac/gluten free is missing out on such Italian delicacies as manicotti. Well, no need to miss out anymore, as Ottawa's La Dolce Vita on Preston Street not only has an extensive Gluten Free menu, it features an absolutely delicious Manicotti, as well as a hearty meat lasagna. Those were the main dishes we... More 

Thank partnermec
Wasaga Beach, Canada
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We visit this restaurant every year when we are in Ottawa. Service and food are excellent. We need Gluten Free and they do great Gluten Free pizza, pasta and other dishes, in addition to great regular food.

Thank Ivan F
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

A friend of mine went for a wonderful Sunday evening dinner, amazing weather for September 18th, 2016. We sat on the cute outdoor patio. Don't let the crumbling outdoor stairs scare you. The food was good and at a good price, it's the service & owner/management that is what you need to worry about. My friend was enjoying a lovely... More 

Thank Lanomic
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were lucky enough to have discovered this delightful Italian restaurant in Little Italy. We enjoyed our first night there so much that we returned a few nights later. Our first meal was an entree of fried calamari with a large all dressed gluten free pizza. There was an abundance of toppings and we had difficulty finishing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7P9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-233-6239

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?