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Cafe La Dolce Vita

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90 Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
+64 3-249 8895
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17:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 20:00
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California
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We happened to be in TeAnau on a holiday so a number of the restaurants were closed. This restaurant was Italian, we gave it a try for pizza and salad. It was very good but not overly special overall.

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Thank DJ512
Cromwell, New Zealand
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent lasagne and risotto and the staff are a hoot. Outdoor seating is sheltered and well spaced out.

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Thank derekzqn
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here for dinner 2 nights in a row when staying in Te Anau. We tried the lasagne, carbonara and pizza. They were all lovely. It was really busy both nights but we only waited 10-15 mins at most

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Thank snevits
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped in not knowing much about the restaurant but what a great and pleasant surprise. The host and waiter were exceptionally friendly and fun. The waiter made some recommendations which were perfect. The food was very authentic Italian, plentiful and delicious. Homemade gelato. Very clean and spacious. I would highly recommend this restaurant to others. Located right in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After patiently waiting to be seated, I was called back as a foursome had arrived who would clearly bring in more cash for the manager!! Could not believe it. Would recommend Pizzeria Paradiso opposite whose food was excellent, service exceptional and accommodated a line travelled despite being super busy.

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Thank Elphee M
Horley
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited this restaurant twice and found the food to be very good with an extensive menu. Whilst the restaurant was busy the service was prompt and efficient. The Manager/ owner(?) was attentive and made regular visits to tables to check that everyone was happy. Reasonably priced given the captive audience that exists in Te Anau

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Thank Peter M
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe La Dolce Vita was recommended to us. We found that the pasta selection didn't include vegetarian. The waitress said it was no problem for the chef to prepare it for us. The pasta we received was very good. The disappointment was that we were charged for it as though it was the most expensive pasta on the menu. The... More 

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Thank Marjamz
Queenstown, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a meal outside on one of the best weather days in Fiordland in 2017. Restaurant is large providing indoors or outside dining. We ate at 6.45 and were well looked after, but could imagine that they could get overstretched if all the tables were occupied. The lasagna was pretty good, and the pizza was excellent. We were not... More 

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Thank Francis0152015
Broome, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The husband wanted pizza tonight so we decided to pop in for dinner while we were out. The pizza came out very quick but unfortunately was very scarce in toppings. Not very good value for $28. We had several different waiters attend to us and none of them seemed to know what was going on. Wouldn't recommend.

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Northwood Middlesex
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came on a Saturday night and were placed in the annexe. The waiters were initially very attentive and took our orders with good humour and efficiency. After this it was mostly downhill. None of us had pizza, which was perhaps a mistake in retrospect. The food took about an hour to arrive. My lasagne was undoubtedly the worst I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 20:00
Monday
17:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 20:00
Thursday
17:30 - 20:00
Friday
17:30 - 20:00
Saturday
17:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: +64 3-249 8895

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