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La Dolce Vita

1237 Prospect St Ste P, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3614
+1 858-454-2524
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1237 Prospect St Ste P, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3614
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely little spot tucked back in the craziness of prospect street! The location is right in the middle of it all, but you wouldn't necessarily know it. There is indoor seating, but, if the weather is nice, I suggest sitting outside in the...More

Thank aboyer8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old world charm providing a romantic experience away from the tourist in the heart of La Jolla. Classic Italian dishes with singing on Friday.

Thank Winrow1
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I have eaten at this restaurant numerous times when visiting La Jolla. I have never been disappointed. The food and the service are superb. You can eat inside or outside. The inside has a beautiful mural (Trevi Fountain, I think) has faces hidden in it....More

Thank Rashelle S
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I've been to a lot of Italian restaurants in the US, in many countries, and even in Italy, and this visit is the worst visit yet. Thought we had found a hidden gem, an authentic Italian cuisine (as they call them selves), in the US.....More

Thank Stig1913
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This is a hidden gem. Food was great and service was outstanding. Our server was also helping with a large wedding party but this did not impact his service with us. This restaurant is a must if you want great Italian food.

Thank Truman H
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We stayed in La Jolla for 4 days and on the last night randomly found this place tucked away in a little shop alley. We went early for dinner (around 5pm) and were seated immediately inside next to the open windows where we could feel...More

Thank Kathryn L
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Have eaten here several times and have never gotten a bad meal. Love the singing in the evening. Our go to place when visitors come in from out of town.

Thank David W
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We had stopped at La Dolce Vita for lunch, while in La Jolla with our 8 & 12 year old boys. The restaurant is tucked between some buildings with some little shops. We chose to eat outside and it was perfect. The server was so...More

Thank slina77
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We had a very pleasant evening listening to Luigi (and local shop owner Linda) singing and enjoying some fine food. The Bruschetta was fresh and the chicken parmigiana very tasty. Decently priced wine, too. This place is a good find opposite some of the more...More

Thank iduggan
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Sunday eating here was very calm. and we ate on their outside patio area where they have nice little bistro table and chairs. the restaurant is down a corridor so you don't get all the street noise.very lovely intimate setting.

Thank Rreazon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1237 Prospect St Ste P, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3614
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-2524
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