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La Dolce Vita

1237 Prospect St Ste P, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3614
+1 858-454-2524
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (14 reviews)
“bread” (17 reviews)
“penne al” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1237 Prospect St Ste P, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3614
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1 - 10 of 121 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a dinner place while walking the streets and found this place which has unusual location in the middle of a courtyard with businesses around. We liked everything but the special supposed to be filet medium rare with mushroom sauce. They honored...More

Thank BeachFamilySND
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner on Friday with friends and really enjoyed it. The dining and singing around the piano was very fun. We decided to come back the next Friday for more great food and singing BUT it was terrible. The service was ridiculously slow and...More

Thank CecieS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is located a few minutes walk from the La Jolla cove. Had a very nice business dinner - the service, food, and atmosphere were great. There's an underground parking across the street.

Thank avipiti
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a sweet little Italian restaurant hidden away. Loved the outdoor seating and the people there were fabulous. The food was good and the menu offered options I haven’t seen elsewhere.

Thank ChristineWilson
Reviewed 21 February 2018

I went to the restaurant with my husband for lunch. The food was tasteless, not impressive. In a city with very good options I did´n recomend it!

Thank AneSampaio
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We went to this restaurant with a group of 18 of us. We had two tables that weren't close to each other, but it was fine. The restaurant is outside and has a really nice atmosphere. We ordered from a fixed menu - I had...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

The food is simply amazing!! We were seated right away by a nice fellow (did not get his name) and he brought water right away which was appreciated. Our server Isabel was very attentive and personable. We enjoyed the bread and red sauce... so good!...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Hearty portions of beautifully presented and authentically prepared/flavored Italian cuisine - this was the kind of upscale but affordable restaurant that felt like a grandma was cooking and having a great time in the kitchen. A tasty break tucked into a shopping alley, with attentive...More

Thank Ray Q
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

What a lovely little spot tucked back in the craziness of prospect street! The location is right in the middle of it all, but you wouldn't necessarily know it. There is indoor seating, but, if the weather is nice, I suggest sitting outside in the...More

Thank aboyer8
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Old world charm providing a romantic experience away from the tourist in the heart of La Jolla. Classic Italian dishes with singing on Friday.

Thank Winrow1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Monday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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