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La Dolce Vita

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400 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719-2079 (4th Ave.)
+1 732-749-3177
10:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a cold rainy day in March, we had a terrific salad in the glassed in front room, overlooking the ocean, with the fireplace roaring. Delicious salad with pears, walnuts and balsamic, and service was great. Looking forward to dinner next month. Will update this then.

Thank Pat K
Oxford, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has the best happy hour food and drink specials. One could skip dinner and just keep grazing at the bar because the food I'd just that good. But, the restaurant is not to be missed either. Spectacular food, really good deals, wonderful staff. We can't go to Bellmar without stopping here.

Thank josephfanning42
Spring Lake, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is better than average to very good. The wine list includes good wines that are reasonably priced compared to many restaurants too. The service is very good & the location by the sea make it fun dining. However, it gets busy at 6:00PM, especially in the warmer months.

Thank jjensen224
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favorite restaurant in the area was closed. So, for my birthday dinner, my husband and I decided on La Dolce Vita. Great choice! We had the fried calamari, as an appetizer. It was cooked to perfection and tasted wonderful. For dinner, my husband had the Chicken Rollatini. I had the special, Grilled Scallops sprinted with pistachios over a bed... More 

Thank Linda M
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I visited my daughter & met my three grandchildren for the first time. We were a little apprehensive about taking the kids into this upmarket venue but were pleasantly surprised by the welcome & assistance (high Chairs) we got. Our table had a sun roof , so we were toasty warm on a 3degree C day ( coming from 36C... More 

Thank Rory S
Manasquan, New Jersey
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Went with family- 9 adults and 2 children for dinner. Though I had been there two or three times and always left satisfied, this time I was very satisfied because food was great ( was other times as well) and to keep all of our glasses full, requests fulfilled and served with a smile....well, great dining experience! I will be... More 

Thank GraceG654
Morristown, New Jersey
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We had a wonderful lunch here looking out at the Atlantic Ocean. The Jersey Shore is so beautiful all year round, but for us, the springtime is wonderful. Beautiful sunshine and not too many people. Our meal was excellent - fried calamari in a great tomato basil sauce for appetizer. Their Belmar Salmon Salad was a treat with a combination... More 

Thank Mac2013_13
Belmar, New Jersey
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Dolce Vita is one of the best restaurants in Belmar. It's also one of the more elegant places at the shore. Service is good, although a bit snooty for the Jersey Shore. The menu offers an array of seafood, steaks and pasta, including interesting specials. No longer a BYOB place, Dolce Vita offers an interesting wine list. My only complaint... More 

Thank Dave S
Levittown Pa
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed eating here. Staff was very friendly. Became pretty crowded after 5:30. Kid friendly. Good selections on menu

Thank nbj64
Asbury Park, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The food was plentiful and delicious. We arrived about 8 o'clock and the restaurant was half filled which permitted our party to enjoy a lively con ersation. The service was attentive. It was a very pleasant ending to a hectic Thursday.

Thank mmmulvihill1011

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?