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Cafe La Dolce Vita

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90 Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
+64 3-249 8895
17:30 - 20:00
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Helsinki, Finland
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A familry ownded restaurant which you feel in the atmosphere. Pizzas from wooden owen ate good. Ice ceam home made and delicious.

Thank WiFr
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had an amazing Italian dining experience tonight at La Dolce Vita, downtown Te Anau. Anne and I were greeted with respect, served with perfection and professionism, and generally enjoyed a well prepared New York or Miami Italian style meal. My hat is off to the Lombardi family; they have a great cook, good attitude and presence of mind to... More 

Thank Jeff M
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried the pizzas from their wood oven which were good. Friendly servers and overall a good pace for an affordable dinner.

Thank RAmreisen
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went went for dinner with 3 people, had a pizza, a pasta and a venison dish and tiramisu and lemon cheese cake for deserts. Everything was absolutely delicious and home made. We had a fantastic dinner, yes the atmosphere of the restaurant itself is not great but it makes up with the quality of food and great service. We... More 

Thank Annett H
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was buzzing, yet we were seated and served quickly. Service was great, staff very competent, cleanliness good and the food was to die for. We had a pizza and two pasta mains. All three were top quality, flavours and preparation. Highly recommended.

Thank pgreybe
24140 Douville
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We will not be returning. We did not appreciate being told that as they were closing we needed to pay and leave!

Thank lesanglaisenDordogne
Melbourne, Australia
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71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner is crowded at Te Anau, and we were very happy to get a table at Cafe La Dolce Vita. I ordered the venison ragu with freshly made fettucine and my husband ordered the lasagne. We also had a starter of the garlic pizza, and dessert to share. The serves of food were a great size, the prices reasonable, and... More 

Thank Bluebec
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this restaurant many times and it's always great food, service and an entertaining night. The staff are very polite and attentive and the owner is really great and a real character. I had the salmon pasta which was yummy and the pizzas are excellent too. The place is huge and there was plenty of space for... More 

Thank greenbean3
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490 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We actually weren't expecting too much because this restaurant totally looked like a tourist only place with plenty of room to accommodate a couple of coach tours simultaneously but we were quite pleasantly surprised. Fortunately for us, there were no coach tours in and we were early enough for supper to score an outdoor table and take advantage of the... More 

Thank Jewelsworld
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47 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Centrally located in Te Anau, this huge restaurant has delicious and authentic Italian food. The food was delicious. Having traveled to Italy we enjoy authentic Italian food when ever we encounter it. Our waiter came from Italy just over a year ago and spoke fluent English. We were especially impressed with the energetic waitress who quickly served multiple tables. The... More 

Thank Gordon M

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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
Italian, Pizza, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: +64 3-249 8895

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