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La Dolce Vita Ristorante

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San Carlos & 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-3667
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Denver, Colorado
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160 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I saw this place the first night we were in town, but we had already gotten sandwich's for dinner, it was hidden on a side street across from the Post Office. Looked at the menu and made this our choice for the second night, The warm bread was a surprise and delicious. I had the Salmon on rice and really... More 

Thank bikeontheroof
Carmel, California
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Great food, try the classic spaghetti and you can never go wrong with the Alfredo. Addictive bread Nice outdoor seating, wonderful for a glass of Prosecco.

Thank Exerciseexpert
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We only popped in for a lunchtime drink and even though we said we were not eating we were made to feel very welcomed. Great terrace for alfresco dining / drinks and waiter was very friendly and efficient. If we had been staying in Carmel longer we would have been happy to return and sample the food.

Thank Holi-Ray
Newry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Was staying in Carmel for one night on a road trip up the east coast of California with my sister and niece. We stumbled across this restaurant by chance after looking at menus in a few more centralised but expensive places. We hesitated about going in as there was only 1 other couple inside but we were so glad we... More 

Thank BroC12
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had a Groupon so decided to try it out. The service was excellent (Gabby) and the food was great. I have a lot of food allergies (Gluten Free, Daily Free, No Garlic, Onion, Beans...the list goes on and on). They were happy to make a special meal that was terrific.

Thank Di C
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We experienced quick and attentive reception and service at la Dolce Vita. Drinks and appetisers arrived quickly and tasted good. Main courses were served in due time after the appetisers and were well appreciated by the family members. Prices were OK compared to many of the expensive menus we had seen in Carmel so far. We enjoyed the meal and... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

We have been coming to La Dolce Vita for more years than I can count. We went when it was in its old location, which was quite charming, and were shocked when we went to find it & it was gone. We were thrilled to find it in its new location & it's as good as ever! Miguel always greets... More 

Thank LeeAnn1313
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155 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Excellent entrees are so delicious! We enjoyed a wonderful thin crust pizza and delightful Carbonara. Intimate pretty dining room is small and quaint. Service is okay. Location is across from the Post Office now, on 5th Avenue between Dolores and San Carlos. Most maps refer to their old 7th Avenue location.

Thank Kim H
Stoughton, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

We arrived for a late dinner and didn't know if we should try this place as there was only one table of people there and seemed quiet (which does not always seem to be a good sign). However, we were tired and hungry and just wanted to eat and then sleep. The server, Luis, was excellent!!! He was super friendly... More 

Thank GrandmaHolly_10
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

This cozy restaurant, as well as being right next door to our hotel, had an interesting menu. Who could resist a place that had Bolognese, braised lamb shank and osso buco all on the same menu? Live music by Million Dollar Ticket set the ambiance. the food was great and service the same. We were the first in the door... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Carlos & 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-3667

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