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La Dolce Vita

1237 Prospect St Ste P, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3614
+1 858-454-2524
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (14 reviews)
“bread” (17 reviews)
“penne al” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 3:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1237 Prospect St Ste P, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3614
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is simply amazing!! We were seated right away by a nice fellow (did not get his name) and he brought water right away which was appreciated. Our server Isabel was very attentive and personable. We enjoyed the bread and red sauce... so good!...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Hearty portions of beautifully presented and authentically prepared/flavored Italian cuisine - this was the kind of upscale but affordable restaurant that felt like a grandma was cooking and having a great time in the kitchen. A tasty break tucked into a shopping alley, with attentive...More

Thank Ray Q
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

What a lovely little spot tucked back in the craziness of prospect street! The location is right in the middle of it all, but you wouldn't necessarily know it. There is indoor seating, but, if the weather is nice, I suggest sitting outside in the...More

Thank aboyer8
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Old world charm providing a romantic experience away from the tourist in the heart of La Jolla. Classic Italian dishes with singing on Friday.

Thank Winrow1
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I have eaten at this restaurant numerous times when visiting La Jolla. I have never been disappointed. The food and the service are superb. You can eat inside or outside. The inside has a beautiful mural (Trevi Fountain, I think) has faces hidden in it....More

Thank Rashelle S
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I've been to a lot of Italian restaurants in the US, in many countries, and even in Italy, and this visit is the worst visit yet. Thought we had found a hidden gem, an authentic Italian cuisine (as they call them selves), in the US.....More

Thank Stig1913
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This is a hidden gem. Food was great and service was outstanding. Our server was also helping with a large wedding party but this did not impact his service with us. This restaurant is a must if you want great Italian food.

Thank Truman H
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We stayed in La Jolla for 4 days and on the last night randomly found this place tucked away in a little shop alley. We went early for dinner (around 5pm) and were seated immediately inside next to the open windows where we could feel...More

Thank Kathryn L
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Have eaten here several times and have never gotten a bad meal. Love the singing in the evening. Our go to place when visitors come in from out of town.

Thank David W
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We had stopped at La Dolce Vita for lunch, while in La Jolla with our 8 & 12 year old boys. The restaurant is tucked between some buildings with some little shops. We chose to eat outside and it was perfect. The server was so...More

Thank slina77
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1237 Prospect St Ste P, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3614
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-2524
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