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La Dolce Vita

) #54 of 1,061 Restaurants in La Jolla $$ - $$$ Italian
1237 Prospect St Ste P, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3614
+1 858-454-2524
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (11 reviews)
“bread” (13 reviews)
“cannoli” (4 reviews)
Closes in 16 min
All hours
$$ - $$$
1237 Prospect St Ste P, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3614
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A recent dinner here was a delightful experience. Everything we ordered was well-prepared, with great attention to detail. Very good value in an expensive town.

Thank akeyl2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with kids. Amazing bread and the sauce. Ate the fettuccine alfredo, the salmon special etc. Everybody loved their food which is rare:)

Thank oapaydin
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We have visited la dolce vita in the past but this was by far the worst experience. The waiter wad disinterested and lacked personality. The food was obviously prepared ahead of time and heated up as it was not fresh at all. There were hardly...More

1  Thank maltesefalcon54
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Thank you to all the dedicated TripAdvisor reviewers! Without your reviews we wouldn't have tried this place. It's truly a hidden gem. This is a small, authentic, Italian restaurant. We went on a Saturday night around 7. The place want packed, but the outside seating...More

Thank Rachael G
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had great food, enjoying live music. Nice people and friendly service. I give it five stars.

Thank Nassef T
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Staying in Carlsbad- decided to take a quick trip to la jolla - saw the sign for this restaurant located down a cute alley. Stopped for a quick lunch - my husband and I both had the special - lobster ravioli in a cream sauce-...More

Thank sheilawhalen
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Great setting and location. Friendly staff but pizza is just ok. A bit undercooked crust. But ambiance outside in the court is fantastic!

Thank WombatBen
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Cozy location, Great food and friendly staff. Go on the weekends for some wonderful entertainment. Sit indoors or out. Interesting shops just steps away.

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The people of San Diego already blessed with a wonderful city have I think superb Italian food too at La Dolce Vita. It is not that easy to find but worth doing so. Unassuming and the waiter kept his distance but wow the dishes were...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Stopped by for a late dinner after a holiday cocktail party. We were welcomed with warmth and given a choice of where to sit. Ambience was lovely - twinkling lights, indoors/outdoors, and the food and service was excellent. We never felt rushed or pressured in...More

Thank gsquared18
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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