We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

La Dolce Italia

$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Ave Charles Darwin y Islas Plazas, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 43: English reviews
Secaucus, New Jersey
Level Contributor
177 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2012

Of the 3 places we ate outside of our hotel (Red Mangrove) this was the best. Although they have a table with a bunch of bottles of wine in the entry, they only actually have 1 red and 1 white. Regardless, the Chilean Cab was excellent and inexpensive. Food was quite good and the service was excellent.

Helpful?
Thank hanleydouglas
Massachusetts
Level Contributor
64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2012

Don't be fooled by the decor! I ordered a soup... and they served one of those powdered instant soups! how do I know it was an instant soup? it still had undissolved clumps! awful and expensive.

Helpful?
Thank batitravel
Lebanon, New Jersey
Level Contributor
124 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2012

Stopped by here for some pizza. Expensive and poor quality pizza, there are way better options in Puerto Ayora.

Helpful?
Thank foliumnondefluet
Level Contributor
51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2012 via mobile

Overpriced and pretentious. Decor is very pretty but water bottles arrived open, the pesto pasta was bitter and inedible and the pizza only so-so. For the prices you are much better off dining at Isla Grill or Il Giardino, both are fresh and absolutely delicious

Helpful?
Thank Aasenjo
Mid-Peninsula of the San Francisco Bay Area
Level Contributor
48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2012

I ate here while a week in Puerto Ayoro. It was early evening and I was literally the ONLY customer in the place. I got my menu quickly enough after seating and placed my order for a margarita and my food (salmon carpaccio appetizer, soup and their Pizza Pirata ( mixed seafood toppings) and waited. And waited. And waited. For... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Sherpadad54
Novato, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2012

The bread was stale and the fish was old. Definitely not worth the price.

Helpful?
2 Thank William B
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2012

I hate writing bad reviews but this place was by far the worst italian I've ever been to (anywhere in the world). Food was badly cooked, seriously over priced (go to the kiosks). Service was friendly but was seriously disappointed at the end of the meal.

Helpful?
2 Thank John W
Toms River, New Jersey
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2012

Pizza was good went on a Thursday from 6pm til 7pm it is two for the price of one good food great service

Helpful?
Thank Narfsurf
Bismarck, North Dakota
Level Contributor
86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2012

We enjoyed the food and found the cost to be a little more than normal but not outrageous.

Helpful?
Thank Jordan N
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2011

La Dolce Italia awesome! La Dolce Italia has great italian food, fantastic service,..... La Dolce Italia is one of the best on the island,, if you are looking for billiard table, La Dolce Italia is not that but check out the tinto resto bar! both are awesome!! thanks La Dolce Italia

Helpful?
Thank salem_is_the_best_

Travellers who viewed La Dolce Italia also viewed

Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
 
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
 

Been to La Dolce Italia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave Charles Darwin y Islas Plazas, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
Description
2 for 1 pizza on thursdays!

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Dolce Italia staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?