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La Dolce Vita

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12112 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1924
+1 216-721-8155
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Houston, Texas
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small place in the heart of Little Italy. I popped in late afternoon and sat at the bar. The bartender was very friendly and knowledgeable. I had a lovely glass of Reisling and he graciously let me photograph the bottle so I could look for some back home. At his recommendation, I ordered the chicken parmigiana. It... More 

Thank kirkfamily1
Naples, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We dined outside, late lunch - early dinner. La Dolce Vita is in the center of the Italian section of Cleveland. Many choices, food was wonderful. My grandchildren had spaghetti, my wife had chicken parmesan, and I had abruzze pasta. My daughter and I had some chianti, it was excellent. My other daughter and her friends in Cleveland love La... More 

Thank rterminello
Parma, Ohio
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130 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch and the food as always is amazing. The owner always makes a point to say hello, the staff are awesome and the food is incredible. Always make a point to stop here when one the hill

Thank Criz66
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Not many patrons the night of our visit. Wondering if it was due to it being Ash Wednesday. Regardless, service was good and good was good. I had a daily special of Veal Saltimbocca with Gorgonzola risotto. I was thinking maybe a small cutlet with some prosciutto wrapped around it. Nope....nice large bone in chop with a generous portion of... More 

Thank SjHughes
Portland Oregon
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175 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We at at this place with a large group. The service was great. The owner actually sat with us and gave us a history lesson about the neighborhood and Rockefeller.

Thank WestsideChuck
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Everyone has their favorite eatery in Cleveland's Little Italy. And everyone has reasons why theirs is better, of course ;) In that same spirit of friendly competition, I would say La Dolce Vita is hands-down the best Italian food in all of Little Italy. We've been going there for 20 years, and though small things have changed, two things have... More 

Thank Anne-Marie P
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Took nearly an hour and a half to get our entrees. It was a Saturday night and they were busy, but I wouldn't say "slammed." The owner more than made up for the inconvenience with profuse apologies and lots of gratis items - pasta samples (which I had seen in reviews before), salad (when I asked him to check on... More 

Thank Stacie W
Leitchfield, Kentucky
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I eat at La Dolche Vita every time I am in Cleveland for business. The Caprese Salad is always amazing. With FRESH tomatoes and Mozzarella. The Pollo Pomodoro was a very good choice, I haven't had a bad meal there in the 6 years that I have been coming to the restaurant. The owner seems to love to present a... More 

1 Thank bubba_in_ky
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with the family at La Dolce Vita. My wife ordered gnocchi and I ordered the farfale pasta with pesto. Neither dish was particularly warm, and I simply did not like the flavor or consistency of the pesto. It was too runny and I could barely taste any basil. I would be surprised if they actually used pine nuts.... More 

Thank superuufy
Cleveland, Ohio
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

we used to come here all the time...but we had bad service the last time we were there and so we stopped going. we recently went again and our service was just okay and the food was just okay as well. its just not what it used to be especially for the price. years ago it was much better but... More 

Thank Julie K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12112 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1924
  • Public Transportation: RTA bus stop in front of restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-721-8155

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