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La Dolce Vita

17546 Woodward Ave, 4 Blocks North of McNichols, Detroit, MI 48203-2256
+1 313-865-0331
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“lasagna” (17 reviews)
“spumoni” (3 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
17546 Woodward Ave, 4 Blocks North of McNichols, Detroit, MI 48203-2256
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A funeral house been there for over 25 years. Authentic Italian food, great selects of wines and great wines

Thank Endrit T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a gem hidden on Woodward. The food is fantastic and by far the best table prepared Caesar in the area. The outdoor seating is perfect and jazz makes this a true pleasure

Thank Ronald R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and a friend had dinner this past Saturday. My wife had the Lasagna our friend had the fish special and I had the three cheese pasta special. As usual the meals were beyond expectation as was the service. We will definitely be back...More

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went out for Sunday brunch to celebrate a birthday. I was asked when making the reservation if there was a special occasion and I mentioned why we were making the reservation. I wrongly assumed they would make note of that and maybe do something...More

Thank Campmaster55
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I am so happy I was told about this place. Awesome service, food and entertainment. I had the French Toast and my boyfriend had the ldv Salmon Hash. Best French Toast I've ever had. He loved his breakfast too. The atmosphere is so upbeat. We...More

Thank Dalia S
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The restaurant is right on Woodward but difficult to see - I would suggest a more prominent signage. The service was very good - the waiter knew the menu and was very attentive throughout the evening. Valet was also very polite and energetic Calamari was...More

Thank whitelaketraveler
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Really awful area of Detroit and not worth it.The food is ok at best. Appetizer was ok, piece of meat on toasted bread, gorgonzola sauce on side. Salad, wilted and pathetic. Entree's of Perch, awful and bony, Scampi, not good. Each w a side of...More

Thank JustGrammie
Nessuno10, Guest Relations Manager at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and we take your criticism seriously. I would like to say we never disappoint any guest, but that would be hyperbole. If we should come up short we will do our best to remedy the problem; but we need you...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Our server did nothing to help us that evening. We asked what were the house specials and he said well come for the Italian but then also if you haven't tried something you could try that as well. Hello what are you known for so...More

Thank lcjn12
Nessuno10, Guest Relations Manager at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out of your very busy schedule to comment on our restaurant. We appreciate the comments and will pass them on to the kitchen. Certainly if you are not pleased with a selection you may send it back; as long as...More

Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent atmosphere.... What could be better than that??!!?? We went for dinner before the theater and, even though they were very full and busy we were able to have a relaxed dinner and still be out in a timely manner. We...More

Thank Joan F
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Went here after theatre for early dinner. Very good food, relaxing atmosphere, excellent service. Quiet, classy ambiance. Would have given 5 stars but the bathrooms were dirty.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Rita S
Does it serve wine!
28 April 2017|
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Response from DreeHudson | Reviewed this property |
Kristen H
How much are the bottomless mimosas? I can't find any info on their mobile site regarding alcoholic beverage offerings. Any insight is appreciated.
4 September 2016|
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Response from Nessuno10 | Property representative |
As of Sept. 4, 2016, the cost is $12.
Irene B
is there a brunch menu on SUNDAY?
18 February 2016|
Response from KennyMSQ56 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the menu is on thier web site. 11 to 3 Sunday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17546 Woodward Ave, 4 Blocks North of McNichols, Detroit, MI 48203-2256
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-865-0331
  • E-mail
Since 1995, La Dolce Vita has been a favorite of theatre-goers, music lovers, and lovers of romance. We offer an intimate, romantic atmosphere. Serving Lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 2:30pm, Dinner is served starting at 5pm Tuesday through Sunday, and Brunch is served Sunday only, from 11am to 3pm. Reservations are appreciated and recommended. We can accommodate larger parties as well. We live entertainment on most nights.