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La Dolce Vita

400 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719-2079
+1 732-749-3177
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
400 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719-2079
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoy dinner hear several times a Year and lunch often in the summer. Food is awesome and service prompt and delightful

Thank Kathie N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for dinner with our baby early evening and were very impressed with the early bird special until 6. A set menu for 19.99. The food was good. We really enjoyed the servers...they clearly see serving as a profession and treat it like such....More

Thank FeedKrissy
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Hadn't been here for 4 years. Glad we went back. Food was very good. Had the long hots and sausage for app, and linguine with clams for main course. Both delicious. Generous portions. Service was great. Only downside was the noise level, It was Sat...More

Thank toma26945
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Arrived on the early side of dinner and thought we would sit at bar for a drink and appetizer. TV was on for Olympics. Plenty of seats at 4:45 pm. Glasses of wine and well drinks are $5.00 Along with discount beers. $5.00 appetizer also...More

Thank gymlady30
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

I really like this restaurant but was there last Saturday night and let me tell you we were packed in like cattle. Very uncomfortable. Not nice on the part of the person taking reservations. Never again.

Thank Joe625
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Great go to restaurant for family gatherings anytime of year. Food and drink is great along with great service. Staff is always willing to please you in any way.

1  Thank roylevy
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

My cod sandwich was fresh but I didn’t expect five smaller pieces fried instead of one larger piece. Also the bun was advertised as a kaiser roll which it was not. Service was great. The salad that my friend got was perfect.

Thank sle79
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Now celebrating a seven-day happy hour from 2 PM to 6 PM in the fall of 2017, La Dolce Vita offers much more than standard "filler" offerings. The mini osso bucco with risotto is an excellent choice, and you can't go wrong with the filet...More

Thank 825Keith_Barbara
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a drink after dinner. Great server . Sat at table out front. Will def come back to try rack of lamb. Thank you

Thank TMBeurope2013
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We go to this restaurant several times a year. Usually, we go in the spring, fall, & winter since it get very crowded in the summer. It has good Italian food (truly Italian) & fish dishes that are reasonably priced. They have a bar &...More

Thank Roy J
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29 March 2016|
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Response from Billy R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know about gluten free there.
17 January 2016|
Response from Jeana Y |
They now have a full time liquor licence, but they still let you bring your own.
Karen S
16 July 2015|
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Response from PATRICIA R | Reviewed this property |
No dress code something casual nice is perfect.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719-2079
    (4th Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Belmar
  • Phone Number: +1 732-749-3177
La Dolce Vita is family owned and operated by two generations both ZIO (uncle) Giuseppe Salpietro and Nipote (nephew) Nicola Fuccilli Invite you to experience their passion for Italian cuisine and culture. The story of La Dolce Vita began five decades ago in a small town in the hills of Sicily. It is from here that co-owner Giuseppe Salpietro brings authentic cuisine, traditions and customs, which come from centuries of good living. La Dolce Vita believes in bringing this passion for Dolce Vita, translates to mean the sweet life, into every dish that leaves our kitchen. It is our goal to make every customer feel like part of our very own family. We at La Dolce Vita believe in family and invite you and your family in to our Restaurant to experience a variety of fantastic taste to please every palate.
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