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La Dolce Vita

12112 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1924
+1 216-721-8155
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible13%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12112 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1924
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere: From the outside, there is a vintage charm - until you realize most of the restaurant is in disrepair, and EVERYTHING could use a good scrub. I'm talking holes in the ceiling, sticky tabletops, and old decor/dinnerware. Servers: A little heavy on the attitude...More

Thank Dolly F
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This is a small place in the heart of Little Italy. I popped in late afternoon and sat at the bar. The bartender was very friendly and knowledgeable. I had a lovely glass of Reisling and he graciously let me photograph the bottle so I...More

Thank kirkfamily1
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We dined outside, late lunch - early dinner. La Dolce Vita is in the center of the Italian section of Cleveland. Many choices, food was wonderful. My grandchildren had spaghetti, my wife had chicken parmesan, and I had abruzze pasta. My daughter and I had...More

Thank rterminello
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch and the food as always is amazing. The owner always makes a point to say hello, the staff are awesome and the food is incredible. Always make a point to stop here when one the hill

Thank Criz66
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Not many patrons the night of our visit. Wondering if it was due to it being Ash Wednesday. Regardless, service was good and good was good. I had a daily special of Veal Saltimbocca with Gorgonzola risotto. I was thinking maybe a small cutlet with...More

Thank SjHughes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We at at this place with a large group. The service was great. The owner actually sat with us and gave us a history lesson about the neighborhood and Rockefeller.

Thank WestsideChuck
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Everyone has their favorite eatery in Cleveland's Little Italy. And everyone has reasons why theirs is better, of course ;) In that same spirit of friendly competition, I would say La Dolce Vita is hands-down the best Italian food in all of Little Italy. We've...More

Thank Anne-Marie P
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Took nearly an hour and a half to get our entrees. It was a Saturday night and they were busy, but I wouldn't say "slammed." The owner more than made up for the inconvenience with profuse apologies and lots of gratis items - pasta samples...More

Thank Stacie W
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I eat at La Dolche Vita every time I am in Cleveland for business. The Caprese Salad is always amazing. With FRESH tomatoes and Mozzarella. The Pollo Pomodoro was a very good choice, I haven't had a bad meal there in the 6 years that...More

1  Thank bubba_in_ky
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Had dinner with the family at La Dolce Vita. My wife ordered gnocchi and I ordered the farfale pasta with pesto. Neither dish was particularly warm, and I simply did not like the flavor or consistency of the pesto. It was too runny and I...More

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26 December 2016|
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Response from Julie K | Reviewed this property |
its a nice restaurant so i dont know about athletic clothes for the kids. jeans for adults should be okay but not with a tshirt or anything like that. especially on a fri or sat night. i mean, i dont know if they would ask... More
Alex S
25 December 2015|
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Response from Mayorskip | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know. Call the restaurant and ask. I imagine they do because they make it fresh.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12112 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1924
  • Public Transportation: RTA bus stop in front of restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-721-8155
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