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La Dolce Vita

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$$ - $$$
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1237 Prospect St Ste P, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3614
+1 858-454-2524
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Claremont, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had great food, enjoying live music. Nice people and friendly service. I give it five stars.

Thank Nassef T
Hemmingford, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Staying in Carlsbad- decided to take a quick trip to la jolla - saw the sign for this restaurant located down a cute alley. Stopped for a quick lunch - my husband and I both had the special - lobster ravioli in a cream sauce- fabulous - as well as the homemade bread served with olive oil and sun dried... More 

Thank sheilawhalen
Montreal, Canada
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144 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Great setting and location. Friendly staff but pizza is just ok. A bit undercooked crust. But ambiance outside in the court is fantastic!

Thank WombatBen
Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Cozy location, Great food and friendly staff. Go on the weekends for some wonderful entertainment. Sit indoors or out. Interesting shops just steps away.

Thank Mary G
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The people of San Diego already blessed with a wonderful city have I think superb Italian food too at La Dolce Vita. It is not that easy to find but worth doing so. Unassuming and the waiter kept his distance but wow the dishes were superb. And the owner/cook also makes his own wine. Highly recommended.

Thank John M
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Stopped by for a late dinner after a holiday cocktail party. We were welcomed with warmth and given a choice of where to sit. Ambience was lovely - twinkling lights, indoors/outdoors, and the food and service was excellent. We never felt rushed or pressured in any way; just great service. Will definitely return.

Thank gsquared18
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Really enjoyed the indoor/outdoor setting, quick/humourous server, tasty meal and reasonable prices. The live singer was a bonus!

Thank Margot C
La Jolla, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have been to this restaurant many times for dinner to enjoy the music. Many customers are repeat entertainers and the music and fun make up for the is average food. I would stick to pastas, which are reasonably priced. When you factor in the free entertainment, it is a very pleasant way to spend a mild summer night- sit... More 

Thank weinpal2015
Brisbane, Australia
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162 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I don't think so. I don't like my dishes, especially when not suited to the food, to be doused in tomato sauce. For what this restaurant pretends to be we did not enjoy the food and felt that this restaurant was overpriced for what it offered.

Thank 31Extensivetraveller
Ft. Worth, TX
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Happened upon this quaint little Italian cafe one afternoon. I was in a group of 5 girl friends. Delicious food, fantastic atmosphere. It really was a dejavu experience of being in the South of France. Highly recommend. I had a vegetable pasta with tomato sauce and broccoli, squash and mushrooms. Delicious!

Thank texjclark

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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
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1237 Prospect St Ste P, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3614
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-2524

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