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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (37 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Kerchief
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think it's pretty telling that several of the employees speak with an Italian accent, Also, this is an area of Detroit that most people wouldn't even consider going to and yet it was full when we dined there on a beautiful Saturday evening in...More

Thank momcop
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The veal Oscar tonight was well below average. My previous two visits had been great. Also, the speed of service was not great, but they were very busy.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We go here on special occasions. This year we went for our anniversary. This restaurant and service never disappoints. I asked for an outside table. they tell you up front that you can request it but they can't guarantee it. Of course they always do...More

Thank Mary Anne C
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Went here for anniversary dinner. They knew that when reservation was made, so was hoping for table outside or near windows facing outside. Instead we were offered a table in busy bar area. It was ok, but I recommend specifically ask for patio when making...More

Thank Kristen P
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We made reservations for the patio on a beautiful Michigan evening...tiki torches, ivy-covered brick walls, many umbrella tables, attentive waiters/busboys, great food...a recipe for a lovely evening alone as a couple or a group of friends. They've changed up their menu a bit - very...More

Thank 50BethP
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Great evening. Good food. Great ambiance. Enjoyed eating on the patio. Would definitely eat there again.

Thank jas48302
Reviewed 2 August 2017

I've lived in Michigan for 47 years. By far, our favorite restaurant choice in Metro Detroit. Excellent food, terrific service, great ambiance, and homemade desserts. Always try the table side Caesar and the spumoni. It pains my heart to read a negative review about LDV...More

Thank Mike P
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Rita S
28 April 2017|
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4 September 2016|
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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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