LA DOLCE VITA

4.3
54 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Life is good when you eat our authentic Italian cuisine! Enjoy our pasta, pizza, subs, soups, or salads on-site or in the comfort of your own home thanks to our delivery service.

We also offer catering services for small or large groups so make your next event a "Dolce Vita" celebration.
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4.3based on all time ratings
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4.5
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3.8
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Our13thvalentinesday
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I brought my red hat sisters for our monthly meeting..

Everyone says food very good.
But ..hostess comes off rude.
And she was our waitress also...
My red hat sister was going to bring group back asked for dozen cards...got three.
She tried to explain what she needed them for and got takeout menus...
Later she says." I'm not having our meeting here... I needed cards for everyone "
I really wanted to make this our monthly meeting place...
Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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vipAmyS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We were a party of 16. They were very accommodating and great for large groups. The chicken dishes and pastas were good. The calamari was very chewy and the bruschetta was missing something. I thought for the price point and the amount of people including Kids they did a good job. It was also BYOB which was great for us parents.

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ThiV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Despite we've made a reservation through Opentable, when my party got to the restaurant they weren't prepared to host us. The lady who greeted me at entrance was very rude, same for the other waitresses. Most of my party ordered simple past menu items which were regular/ok. I ordered the Cod Puttanesca which was horrible. The fish was dry, overcooked... impossible to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding!!! Our first experience and look forward to many more.

Mille Grazie to Sal and his staff for a great meal!!!

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HelenL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is plentiful and consistant

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vipStephenC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner as usual

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MarianneB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleased with the experience at La Dolce Vita -- food was excellent. Will definitely recommend to others.

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vipAnne
Philadelphia
89 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Our experience at La Dolce Vita was mixed. The servers were very capable and super friendly. The food was good, although the veal was not as tender as we like it. I requested a side of vegetables instead of pasta but was sorry when a plate of mushrooms and overcooked spinach appeared - my fault for not asking first what the vegetables would be. The restaurant is very clean and bright but it is in a former firehouse and the acoustics are terrible. Despite the place not being particularly crowded, we were swamped with noise from a nearby table. The folks weren't being exceptionally loud, it's just that the sound carries and echos off the ceiling. That said, the quality of my chicken was excellent and I would go there again and perhaps sit outside.

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LauraD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious Italian specialties. Generous portions. BYOB

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FayeR
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience2

We like the food there but we went as a family to celebrate a birthday and it was very hot and I think they could have used more wait help. Our food was good but my son's alfredo wasn't up to par. It took a long time for all of our meals to be served so my daughter in law received her meal long after the first meal was served. They could do something to help with the noise it is very loud in there and hard to talk at the table .

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WeloveNYC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Food was excellent, portions huge! Our server was awesome! She did a wonderful job and we loved her great personality! Celebrated my son’s birthday. Was a great night and I already told many people how much we enjoyed it! We will definitely return soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was awesome!

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vipStephenC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were great. Only concern is placement of the rest rooms in the center of dining area proximate to my table.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! Hidden gem in Easton!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time customers.

Very friendly , nice place...service very good...food..really good even gulten free pasta...the sauce is just great!
Will be back!

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Cindylou
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been there before for a family party. This time just the two of us. Service was quick, very attentive. Good food, large portions and as full as we were we had to save room for dessert. I recommend it .

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mcone
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic, homemade food! Large portions! Would definitely return here!

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JoanC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was very good food. It’s nice that it’s BYOB. The waitress was great. She was attentive and knew about the menu. I had the Occo Boco. It was served with barley in a heavy graveyard/ sauce but without a vegetable. It was delicious but I think a vegetable sauté would improve the presentation and I like a vegetable with dinner!

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carlc
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't found a better Italian restaurant within 50 miles of the Lehigh Valley. There are some restaurants that are very very good but La Dolce Vita takes it one step better. It was as though my mother and grandmother (both deceased) were there in the kitchen cooking - superb food quality and
quantity. We will continue to support this very fine establishment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is an exceptional place. The food is great and you definitely cannot find a better service. Thank you Jesse!!!
You are THE BEST.

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vipInteresting
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The braciole and osso bucco was fabulous! Least I forget the delicious polenta...
Thank you for yet another scrumptious dinner!

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our second time to La Dolce Vita. Each time the service was friendly and the food delicious. The garlic knots are amazing!!!! It was a great place to eat on a Friday night. Although is was busy, the noise level remained low enough to carry on a conversation. We will be back.

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vipAnnMarieP
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Antipasto salad was delicious. Chicken with portobello mushrooms in marsala sauce was great and a huge portion.

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vipInteresting
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always outstanding food and service!

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vipEEspo
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Authentic Italian meal

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vipFloridaMike
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great quality meals! 1st time at LA DOLCE VITA and can't wait to go back!

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Diner1234
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Too noisy. Couldn’t hear each other. My husband received his meal 10-15 minutes before the test of us. Salad was served while we were still eating appetizers

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vipHunk
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have been here a couple of times, and like it for its extensive Italian fare. We also like to dine at BYOB. We can bring a wine of our own choosing, without the substantial mark up you get at a restaurant with its own bar.

Food was excellent with large portions. Too large to come close to finishing. We always have leftovers here. Both of our entrees were great and came out nice and hot, just as we like.

The only complaint was that we felt rushed. We were served our salad promptly, and it was very good. But both my wife and I were barely half way done with the salads, when our entrees were brought. There was not even enough room to have everything on the table. When we dine, we like to take our time. One course at a time. We like to take time to talk, and enjoy our bottle of wine. I don't like being served our entrees so quickly, rather finish my first course, have a little time, then bring the entree. When we dine out, it is not unusual to take two to two and a half hours from the time we arrive until the check is paid. We dine in New York City a lot, and that is the pace we are used to.

Still a nice restaurant, with good food, and our server was excellent. Just wished she had checked our table to see how far along we were with our first course.

Still love the place and will return.

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JtwoS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

La Dolce Vita delivers quality food and is located in a quiet neighborhood. The Garlic bread served with the meal was delicious and the main courses were flavorful.

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vipSal23
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Came here for Mother's Day. It is a BYOB. Food and service was good.

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious . Sal the owner is a fun friendly guy. Service was very good,didn't have to wait long for food to come. Seemed like everyone in the place was happy and hungry. Would definitely go again and highly recommend it for everyone. Best Italian food in the lehigh valley.

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4girlsinthecity
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my third time to dine at LA Dolce Vita. This time we took some friends with us . The food was excellent as usual and Sal was very pleasant. He even gave us a glass of his homemade wine. I just wish the lighting was turned down a bit and that the noise level could be turned down some. We will be back and so will !y friends.

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Happydiner
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Very good veal dishes. Too loud for conversation, more help is needed for table service.

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Medic986
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally got to go there well worth the wait food is amazing a lot of it staff are kind and thoughtful what a great place

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very friendly and excellent food. As expected busy for New year's Eve. I would go back and recommend. Casual environment.

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RatatouilleDoll
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem. Cooked to order. Fabulous delicious food. Inexpensive and s byob!!! Service was on top. A favorite!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Friendly staff, great food, quick service, large portions, byob.

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vipdanal
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good Italian food. Bread is awesome, you can get garlic or no garlic.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Waitress was awesome. Place was dead, no real need for a reservation. Food was excellent for the most part. Speghetti sauce and meatballs were on the bland side.

FAQs

LA DOLCE VITA offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 250-9860.

LA DOLCE VITA is rated 4.3 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.