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La dolce vita

216 rue de Thizy | 69400, 69400, Villefranche-sur-Saone, France
+33 4 74 65 00 43
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
29 Mar 2017
“Wonderful Place”
17 Jun 2016
“Must try! Fantastic small family run Italian restaurant”
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, European
$$ - $$$
216 rue de Thizy | 69400, 69400, Villefranche-sur-Saone, France
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Great food. Wonderful service. Great place for authentic Italian meals. Western travellers to France should look this place up.

1  Thank 290timothyb
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Unbelievable authentic Italian food in Villefranche-sur-Saone. Visited for my birthday with friends and wasn't disappointed. The food was very tasty and well presented. The host was excellent and made us feel welcome... she even arranged for her husband (the chef) to give us a lift...More

Thank Paulo R
Pasquale F, Propriétaire at La dolce vita, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2016

thank you friends!! Have a good stay here in France and train your italian language! A kiss to mr Deejay, Mr Irish stew and Zucchero! Arrivederci. Stéphanie and Pasquale

Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

This looks an assuming cafe in a quiet street, but we had a very warm welcome from a great host, and some really excellent food. All homemade, fresh and delicious. The menu changes every 3 months, but if you visit soon, try the cappuccino of...More

1  Thank J0_RW
Reviewed 25 February 2015

We were a group of 17 (8 adults and 9 children) stopping off in Villefranche for a night en route to skiing in the alps. Having done this 2 years ago and had a bad dining experience elsewhere we were in search of something more...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

On an overnight in Villefranche and happened upon this unassuming restaurant whilst walking our giant schnauzer - we were all made very welcome and had an amazing meal, steak was superb!! Really would recommend, our hostess was absolutely lovely and good was amazing.

2  Thank AnnamayNard
Reviewed 1 March 2014

This is a small restaurant, the look of the place is quite simple both outside and inside. The lady welcomes you with some italian words and make you feel confortable straight away. There are only 4 menus (starting around 25€ up to 40€) and not...More

3  Thank Patawaf
Reviewed 7 June 2013

I have lived in VSS for a while now and have walked past the restaurant often. I never saw anyone in it, so discarded it. Based on the reviews I had lunch there the other day and was impressed. Fresh, home made Gnocchi in tomatoesauce...More

6  Thank Thore4869
Reviewed 2 March 2013

We had such a warm welcome and the food was truly delicious and all home made. You won't get typical fast food pizza or bolognase type dishes but you will enjoy traditional italian dishes with good quality ingredients. We felt that the owners really cared...More

4  Thank Celia B
Reviewed 17 January 2013

We have had a lovely lunch. There is a choice of the daily menu or a la carte, or a combination of both. We were fortunate to have tomato soup on the daily menu and is was the best tomato soup ever. The service was...More

3  Thank A319
Reviewed 30 December 2012

This is a wonderful restaurant with a great welcome and truly lovely food. The rest of my family are vegetarian and when this was mentioned they got some really nice food as a starter. The reviews on here are correct and this is simply one...More

4  Thank Blasterchris
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 rue de Thizy | 69400, 69400, Villefranche-sur-Saone, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Villefranche-sur-Saone
  • Phone Number: +33 4 74 65 00 43
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