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Dolce Vita Trattoria Italiana

323 E Broad St, Athens, GA 30601-2818
+1 706-353-3911
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
323 E Broad St, Athens, GA 30601-2818
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1 - 10 of 118 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got there at 730... I'm writing this review at 10:01 because we still haven't gotten our food. The salads were poor the bruschetta was unimpressive but at least we got them... we've drunk two bottles of wine but we are running out of things...More

Thank Oskar R
Shawn K, Owner at Dolce Vita Trattoria Italiana, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for the quality of service. The kitchen was very short staffed. We are addressing this, and hope you’ll decide to join us again in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

2.5 hours later we were presented with subpar, obviously rushed entrees. The gnocchi were half-cooked and leaden. It took effort to cut them. The tagliatelle al fungi was way north of al dente, and its promised porcini cream sauce more closely resembled broth. Had to...More

Thank Legiope
Shawn K, Owner at Dolce Vita Trattoria Italiana, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate your feedback and we certainly apologize for the quality of your dining experience. We are learning for our mistakes and addressing the issues with our staff. Thank you, and hope you’ll decide to join us again in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place could be good but needs to staff adequately. We waited nearly two hours for our meal. Our waiter tried, but the kitchen obviously couldn’t deal with the flow of the evening crowd. Decent food, but so disappointing.

Thank David S
Shawn K, Owner at Dolce Vita Trattoria Italiana, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback and we certainly apologize for the quality of service while you were in. We’ll be sure to address this, and hope you’ll decide to join us again in the future.

Reviewed 22 September 2018

Very nice lunch here, and young lady who served us was very nice and good at making our experience there a special one

Thank Suezy747
Shawn K, Owner at Dolce Vita Trattoria Italiana, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience! Thank you for the five stars, and we hope to serve you again soon

Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

We had no wait last Friday night— we were seated quickly upstairs in a colorful room with lots of natural light. The waiter was honest about the items that were no longer available on the menu, then proceeded to tell us what was available. He...More

Thank roseybirder
Shawn K, Owner at Dolce Vita Trattoria Italiana, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us! We're happy to hear how much you enjoy your dinning experience and we appreciate your recommendation to others. We hope you'll stop in for more again.

Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

I left after consuming the worst salad ever. Wilted greens and Ceasar dressing I think was spoiled. Needless to say, didn't order entree! Might be typical college eatery.

Thank Bulldawgbark
Shawn K, Manager at Dolce Vita Trattoria Italiana, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Sorry you did not enjoy your salad. Thank you for the feedback. I wish we could have fixed it while you were at the restaurant.

Reviewed 21 June 2018

This was our first visit in a year or so and regret we waited so long to return. The server was excellent and the good was superb, particularly the special. The meatballs were some of the best I have ever had. For dessert get the...More

Thank tacitusone
Shawn K, Owner at Dolce Vita Trattoria Italiana, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so glad that you enjoyed the special and our meatballs! Thank you for the five stars, and we hope to serve you both again soon!

Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

I ended up with a last-minute need for a dinner reservation for a large group and Dolce Vita came through. The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere, very cozy and intimate and not noisy at all. Our service was excellent. This is not the kind...More

1  Thank M8015GUscottm
Reviewed 21 January 2018

My husband and I went last Thursday night. We had checked the menu on line first, since I am allergic to wheat and dairy. There were several thing I could eat. Got to the restaurant and the menu was completely different. The only entree I...More

2  Thank johnbN3679UJ
Reviewed 22 December 2017

With another couple, my wife and I visited this restaurant a few weeks ago. It's a very pleasant atmosphere and the service is fine. The food, though, is just ok. I had the risotto which was just too much of one thing; it wasn't at...More

1  Thank Jim D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 323 E Broad St, Athens, GA 30601-2818 (Formerly La Dolce Vita)
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-353-3911
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