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Cafe La Dolce Vita

90 Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
+64 3-249 8895
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (99 reviews)
“gelato” (27 reviews)
“crawfish” (8 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
All hours
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
90 Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

La Dolce Vita is a large Italian restaurant serving pastas, pizzas and meat and fish dishes. It is in the main street of Te Anau but seemed to lack atmosphere. The waiters were efficient. The meat and four cheese pizzas we ordered came really quickly...More

Thank Sheilambutcher
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group dined at Cafe La Dolce Vita for dinner the night that we stayed in Te Anau before heading to the Doubtful Sound. Having visited Italy for a couple months their food was very authentic which surprised me being in one of the most...More

Thank dnh5023
Reviewed 1 week ago

Understaffed, bog standard Pasta dishes, basic restaurant with no finesse. Owner may be Italian, but his dishes are certainly the worst we've ever eaten, in any restaurant in New Zealand.

Thank johnboyharrison57
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Taste like cheap topping on expensive pizza, probably a tourist trap, dont understand how local do go there

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for dinner with a couple pf friends and we all had a pizza. One pizza was supposed to be with extra mushrooms. However when it arrived there were not mushrooms. When we gave the pizza back they just put some mushrooms on...More

Thank aussi33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for a takeaway pizza on way back to hotel after a glow worm tour. Friendly greeting by the owner, watched the pizza chef assemble our pizza and cook in the wood fired oven, tasted great with just the right amount of toppings, pizza...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We both had a pizza over there. It was so good!! And freshely made, you could tell :) And prices were very correct. If you want to eat Italian, then that's the place to be in Te Anau!

Thank MathieuPriem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best Italian restaurant I have been to! Great food! Great service! The owner is amazing and so warm and friendly! Will be back again!

Thank Samantha B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly welcome, order taken promptly. Lots of variety on the menu from pizzas, pasta and rissotto dishes, and other dishes. Both of us had a pasta dish, fresh made pasta that was delicious. Both meals very tasty and arrived quickly. Reasonably priced menu.

Thank GingerRose63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this restaurant. The owner was the biggest legend!! Beyond amazing customer service and really yummy traditional pizzas 👌🏿

Thank Bethany C
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Hi, are you BYO. Cheers, Phil
22 April 2017|
Response from Kayhel2011 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Not clear what BYO means? If its a tag name, then no!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: +64 3-249 8895
  • E-mail