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Dolce Vita

221 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2309
+1 617-720-0422
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
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“shrimp” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
221 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2309
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to stop here while wondering around the North End. At first, we did not get really great service. Then it was as if everyone was taking care of us including the manager. We split the scallop scampi, house salads, and...More

Thank Annalee T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set the scene... First trip to Boston.. My beautiful wife and daughters (16 and 14) my Sister and Brother in law. Out tours the day before all touched on the amazing food in Boston's Little Italy. Over 100 choices. It was 4 in the day,...More

Thank Shawn N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was horrible!! Would not recommend!! Many other Italian restaurants in the north end with better food!

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The group of us (8 guys this year) have gone to Dolce Vita in Boston's Italian North End, occasionally, over the last 20+ years, probably 4 or 5 times in all. We used to think it was great - this year not so much. Franco,...More

Thank Marc K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My mother and I ate here for our first dinner in Boston. The food was incredible. We had the fettuccine alfredo and the chicken parmesan. The alfredo was the best we've ever had anywhere. Very noisy atmosphere, but very friendly. We would definitely go again.

Thank Dizneylvr1971_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, great ambiance. On pricey side -- diner for 3 was $180 w/tip. Larger seating and was easy enough to get a table on a very busy Sunday pm. Don't get in a hurry as this more of a European dining experience -- they...More

Thank PJM102
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My second time here and you truly feel like part of the family. You are greeted openly and warmly, waited on promptly, and told if you don't like the food, you don't pay. The shrimp are gigantic, the t-bone was the best steak I believe...More

Thank cr02655
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What others may find 'typical and authentical Italian', we experienced as extremely loud accordeon music + singing. Other people enjoyed the 'show' and were clapping. It was hard to have a conversation. I have to say that grandpa (80+ I guess) playing the accordeon precisely...More

Thank AnneMets
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We have been coming to this restaurant for over ten years. Always our first and last night dinner when visiting New England Area. Franco is so hands on. Welcomes you at the door with a kiss on the hand. The food is excellent. My husband...More

Thank MariettaGatorGirl
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Wow! Just WOW! We arranged a dinner here for a large party during a conference. The owner is EXCEPTIONAL and worked hand in hand with menu, wines, and stayed engaged the entire event. He actually entertained while food was being delivere and consumed. AND THE...More

Thank JeffLowney
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like
being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and
Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants,
bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part
in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or
Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma
sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s
home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2309
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-720-0422
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