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La Dolce Vita - CLOSED

Cow's Lane | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 707 9786
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“charcuterie” (2 reviews)
“scallops” (2 reviews)
“tapas” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Cow's Lane | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 118 reviews

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

A group of us went for a quick bite to eat. They were very accommodating as we made a last minute booking. The dishes from their a la carte menu packed intense flavours. One special of scallops, black trumpets, crispy chicken skin & pumpkin purée...More

Thank DublinWelcomesAll
Reviewed 3 June 2017

If you're looking to relax for a bit, La Dolce Vita (Piglet) is a great little tapas restaurant tucked away on Cow's lane near Queen of Tarts. The prawns I chose were delicious. And, my family was thrilled with the charcuterie they shared. Our oldest...More

Thank GlogowskiGirl
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This place has changed names a wee while ago - so just an FYI that it is the same location but is now called Piglet. Anyway Lovely food and great service, menu was carefully thought out and well executed. I particularly liked the tapas starter...More

1  Thank helenreilly_1980
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Our group of 5 had spent the day walking around Dublin and was looking for a place for dinner. 1st this is not a place to eat dinner. Their menu says "A wine bar with some food" They have a very limited menu, but a...More

Thank Sun_Lizard_2005
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

A quick visit on Crows Lane in Dublin city centre near to Christchurch Cathedral, has left me with a desire to return. Think of old Rome and the beautiful local cafes. Fine wine, served with knowledge and appreciation is a hallmark of this restaurant. I...More

Thank Gerry P
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This recent addition to the Dublin gastronomic scene combines inventive, authentic cooking, delivering a heartfelt generosity and passion on the plate. The selection of tapas was perfectly balanced and copious. One of the stars was the smoked eel on a bed of white bean and...More

Thank Edward A
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Called in for a quick lunch with a colleague. We planned to eat at the excellent Queen of Tarts next door but no tables available so decided to try Dolce Vita. I asked for the salad options and the mozzarella and kale salad was recommended...More

Thank fmkk
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I'm no expert in cheese but the cheeseboard I had at La Dolce Vita was full of flavors. Dropped by to get a bite before a play at Smock Alley.

1  Thank Grace C
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Called at this wine bar for a quick drink on our way back to our hotel.It was very late but we were made very welcome and enjoyed a couple of glasses of wine with a few olives.The wine list was interesting as with all alcohol...More

1  Thank Lornabell30
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I was extremely disappointed... I ordered tagliatelle with prawns and it was terrible. Hard to describe how they could get it so wrong... No sauce, tasteless rubber prawns in their shells with the limp courgettes...

Thank Eleryan
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 12 - USD 52
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cow's Lane | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 707 9786
  • E-mail
We call ourselves La Dolce Vita. We are an Italian wine bar. We house big variety of selected Italian cheese, salami, grilled vegetables, authentic Italian sauces, crostini biscuits, melted chocolate to match with the largest selection of our good value Italian wines.
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