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La Dolce Vita Courthouse Bakery

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9 N Duke St, Lancaster, PA 17602-2808
+1 717-239-5101
07:00 - 17:00
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hands down THE BEST black and white cookies I have ever tasted - and I have tasted a lot! There coffee beverages are also very good! Oh and the pastry that has almonds on them are really good too - suffice to say their pastries are delicious!!

Thank billharker1
Fairfax, Virginia
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely bakery and cafe. Great for snacks. And the Easter sweets were fascinating and gorgeous. Quite popular.

Thank Miz_Italy
Dover, Pennsylvania
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182 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This place is a amazing dream for cakes, cookies and pastries...Everything is made to perfection!!! It is just the most perfect spot in Lancaster to grab a tea and something sweet.

Thank bosox_brit66
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is one of our regular Saturday stops, short walk from Lancaster Central Market and really anywhere in the city. If you need any cookies or small deserts for any occasion, this is the place to go. If you are visiting Lancaster, don’t miss La Dolce Vita. Elegant deserts for any occasion.

Thank Morris R
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a fantastic bakery! We always make a stop here after a visit to the library. The pastries and cakes are super and the service is great! Fun to sit outside at the outdoor tables in nice weather.

Thank Diane M
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

La Dolce Vita is superb in that everything looks like a work of art and is also absolutely, incredibly, delicious!. You dream about places like this. They create/make: sweets of all kinds, cakes, breads, cold and hot sandwiches, they have hot drinks as well as much more with a focus on scrumptious Italian specialties. This family owned business is a... More 

Thank Nancy A
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I found this wonderful place by simply walking around the corner from the Marriott - what a wonderful place. The bakery is beautiful, clean, fast and friendly. There are regular customers that sit outside and drink coffee every morning! Breakfast sandwiches are amazing. Cannoli's are spectacular! A must if you are in town or live in Lancaster and have never... More 

Thank Time4chge
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This bakery clearly reminds you of the bakeries in Europe. The coffee equals the quality of any I ever tasted. A large selection of amazing pastries is on display. Seating is limited to about 10 people. The atmosphere is right out of cafes in Italy or France. I can't wait for my next visit to this gem.

Thank Terry H
Millersville, Pennsylvania, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I stop at La Dolce Vita once a month or so to get Italian bakery cookies. They're obscenely good and I should stay far away from them - but the butter, chocolate, jam and magic deliciousness they bake into every cookie is just too much for me to resist. They offer a great variety of cookies and pastries, and their... More 

Thank AmyInLancaster
Toowoomba Qld
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Walking the streets today we stumbled across this gem where the coffee was great and the variety of locally baked cakes and biscuits was amazing. Lovely staff too!! So if you need a coffee, tea or chocolate fix and have a sweet tooth this is the place to go.

Thank AnnkToowoombaQld

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10
Italian, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 N Duke St, Lancaster, PA 17602-2808
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-239-5101

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