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Dolce Vita

221 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2309
+1 617-720-0422
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“bruschetta” (28 reviews)
“veal” (20 reviews)
“shrimp” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
221 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2309
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My son just moved to Boston, and after a long weekend of moving we were starving! I remembered Dolce Vita from my last trip to Boston, and it was just as wonderful as it was then. The food is plentiful and really tasty, the service...More

Thank peaceluvrun
Reviewed 1 January 2018

My husband and I were walking from the Old North Church and saw this restaurant. I am so glad we did because the food was excellent! I had the scallops and pasta and my husband had the veal parmigiana. Both dishes were great and the...More

Thank Leland S
Reviewed 19 December 2017

I had not been in Dolce Vita for about 6 years and the owner said he missed me! Not that I believe that he remembered me, but this is the kink of hospitality that you will get when you walk in the door. Menus should...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is a small Italian Restaurant where the owner will greet you at the front door and seat you himself. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is great. There is a little old man that will serenade you with his accordion while you wait...More

Thank MR2600
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I love all things Italian, so of course my senses went wild stepping in the Italian neighborhood of Boston. I’m from a larger city but we, most unfortunately, don’t have fabulous areas like this to visit. This was my first visit to Dolce Vita. The...More

Thank Patti S
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Three of us enjoyed a Sunday night dinner. Two of us were very pleased with our meals while one of us described the veal parmigiana dish as good but not great. I had the Veal Saltimbocca and found it superb while the third in our...More

Thank Fremdenfuhrer
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We ordered the fried calamari with a sweet marinara sauce. It was crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. My dinner was ravioli rosso (pink sauce). The sauce was perfect. The filling was cheese and topped with Parmesan. The plate came with 5...More

Thank Roberta B
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

My hubby and I went for lunch and I got the lemon chicken and the chicken was lacking flavor but the chicken itself was rubbery/stringy and just hard to chew. It was disgusting. The atmosphere was nice and the service was ok.

Thank Victoria S
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend. He wasn't wrong. We walked in with Amare Cantare (to love to sing) t-shirts. The owner saw us, came right over and gave us a romantic corner for two. We both had pasta (what else?) plates....More

Thank bogblogger
Reviewed 27 October 2017

My buddy Steve, A Bostonian for over 60 years, couldn’t shut up about this place so it’s where we ended up having dinner. So here is my review. The moment you enter La Dolce Vita Ristorante, you are personally greeted by the owner Franco Graceffa....More

Thank C0smic_Avenger
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like
being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and
Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants,
bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part
in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or
Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma
sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s
home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2309
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-720-0422
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