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La Dolce Vita

17546 Woodward Ave, 4 Blocks North of McNichols, Detroit, MI 48203-2256
+1 313-865-0331
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (26 reviews)
“lasagna” (17 reviews)
“spumoni” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
17546 Woodward Ave, 4 Blocks North of McNichols, Detroit, MI 48203-2256
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to LDV. I think I must have driven past this restaurant hundreds of times on Woodward and have never noticed it there before. It was fantastic! Food was really delicious and our waiter, Frank, was great. Agree with the other...More

Thank Matt G
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went here to celebrate our fourth wedding anniversary. We enjoyed the bruschetta of the day, Caesar salad made at the table, pasta, and wine selections. It had a very upscale atmosphere, despite being in an area I wouldn’t consider to be...More

Thank rcw923
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This was the first time there. Was quite with a small time feel. The atmosphere was great and the music was outstanding. I was with a group stop their to eat then on to the show.

Thank Dianne C
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

A great restaurant for a great romantic dinner. This is a very nice restaurant with great food. Very nice atmosphere and great service. The food is very delicious and very tasty. The menu is rich with a great variety and selection of items. The food...More

Thank Joshua B
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I first visited LDV 20 years ago. Having not been back since but recalling having a nice meal, we recently chose to go back for a family celebration. Unfortunately, this turned out to be a poor choice. Given the other positive reviews both here and...More

Thank neovox
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately this establishment has seen its Day. The service was passable but not top notch. The food was mediocre at best. The prices were extravagant compared to what you were served. Everything we had was bland. Except for the "bruschetta of the day" which was...More

Thank debalahtec
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Nice meal for all of us. My scalping veal was ok. I probably didn't know what to expect. Wife enjoyed lamb chps. The frozen lemon cello was a great finish.

Thank DinDetroit
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Although the signage on Woodward is modest (or inadequate!), making it difficult to locate, this restaurant is definitely worth visiting. Beautiful decor enhances the delicious entrees: highly recommend the minestrone, the gnocchi (We asked for pesto rather than the red sauce.), grilled salmon, and the...More

Thank Patty M
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Based on reviews, we had high expectations for brunch. First, our nav system could not find it as the building is unmarked on the outside. Once you go in through the back alley, you enter the restaurant off the parking lot to a tucked away...More

1  Thank Kerchief
Reviewed 24 September 2017

My wife and I took our son and his girlfriend to a get to meet the parents dinner. Knew of the reputation and reviews for this restaurant. We all were surprised, a little hard to find, but a fantastic European dining experience. The food, wine...More

Thank Professor121
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Rita S
28 April 2017|
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Response from Nessuno10 | Property representative |
As of Sept. 4, 2016, the cost is $12.
Irene B
18 February 2016|
Response from KennyMSQ56 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the menu is on thier web site. 11 to 3 Sunday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17546 Woodward Ave, 4 Blocks North of McNichols, Detroit, MI 48203-2256
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-865-0331
Since 1995, La Dolce Vita has been a favorite of theatre-goers, music lovers, and lovers of romance. We offer an intimate, romantic atmosphere. Serving Lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 2:30pm, Dinner is served starting at 5pm Tuesday through Sunday, and Brunch is served Sunday only, from 11am to 3pm. Reservations are appreciated and recommended. We can accommodate larger parties as well. We live entertainment on most nights.
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