We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Dolce Vita

180 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7P9, Canada
+1 613-233-6239
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“calzone” (16 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
180 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7P9, Canada
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (88)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 84 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Have eaten here twice and both times were wonderful. Small and cozy place with welcoming wait staff and owners. Had the shrimp and Caesar appetizers and both were tasty. Also had the Formaggio di Capra pizza and loved it. A medium was large enough for...More

Thank ruth02_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

20 years later we revisit the place under its new name. Worth it! Chef comes to see you. Custom made for serious allergy oroblem. So good, so home-made comfort food. Table next to us had a group of 6 for Bday and they enjoyed their...More

Thank zeniatrips
Paula H, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind words and for taking the time to leave this review! We're so glad you came back after so many years and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I need to eat gluten free and often find it difficult to find a restaurant that has lots of options, has great tasting food and we don't have to worry about cross contamination. Most items on the regular menu can be made...More

Thank Crystal C
Paula H, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Thank you for taking the time to leave this review and for recommending us! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 17 June 2017

My wife and I live close to Little Italy and we were looking for a new place. So glad we turned into La Dolce Vita! From the start, we were welcomed with a smile and menu! Lunch menu is good featuring salads, pastas and pizzas....More

Thank Chris J
Paula H, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us the other day! It's always great making new friends and entertaining wonderful guests such as yourselves! Thank you for taking the time to leave this review and we'll see you soon!

Reviewed 12 June 2017

We reviewed La Dolce Vita in Sept 2016. On November 1, 2016 a new owner took over. We have eaten here 2 times last week (4 people one time and the two of us the other). The gluten free menu has greatly expanded, and the...More

Thank Ivan F
Paula H, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you so much for the taking the time to write this lovely review! You were two of the happiest customers we've had the pleasure of serving and we're thrilled that you have chosen us as your new favorite! Until next year... (or sooner we...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We cane to this restaurant based on the reviews and we were visiting from out if town for the marathon weekend. The service was friendly but the food waa very slow and the server kept telling us the kitchen was backed up. We had a...More

Thank Kerrimultat
Paula H, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

We're very sorry that we were not able to provide you with the experience you were hoping for. Our wait times for food are typically not that long but can happen when there is a very big event in the City. We are fairly new...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch with friends. We sat outside on a beautiful sunny day. Service was excellent. Waitress was friendly and attentive and the chef even came out and asked all the diners if they were enjoying their meals. Pasta dishes were very...More

Thank yuratowel
Paula H, Manager at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope you can stop by again soon and leave some room for the tiramisu!

Reviewed 25 April 2017

Delicious food cooked by an experienced talented Chef! Wonderful atmosphere with lovely staff! Excellent location on Preston Street! Comfortable and relaxing place to eat Decadent deserts or healthy choices as well! Feels like Home. We had the best dining experience and I would choose this...More

Thank Judi G
Management response:Responded 26 April 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your meal with us at La Dolce Vita! This is exactly the impression we hope to leave with our customers. We appreciate your comments and thank you for taking the time to write a review!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

I've been here twice now and I've enjoyed both visits. Service is excellent, staff are very accommodating. Food is delicious, well seasoned, rich sauces, and generous portions (Bolognese, lasagna) Environment is very relaxing, clean. I will definitely be returning for a third visit.

Thank jdw862
Management response:Responded 12 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We are so glad to see you are enjoying the food and atmosphere. We look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed 3 April 2017

Everything we tried during our visit was delicious, and all the food that was coming out of the kitchen and going to other tables looked fantastic as well. I would definitely eat here again, and would try anything on their menu. The owner is fantastic,...More

Thank Stephanie L
Management response:Responded 4 April 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your meals and your evening! We hope to see you again soon!

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
MeNa
269 reviews
.27 km away
DiVino Wine Studio
130 reviews
.09 km away
New Mee Fung
96 reviews
.29 km away
Nearby Attractions
Canadian War Museum
3,507 reviews
1.22 km away
Dows Lake Pavilion
155 reviews
1.22 km away
The Gladstone Theatre
23 reviews
.22 km away
Preston Street
50 reviews
.71 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from La Dolce Vita staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7P9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-233-6239
  • E-mail
Description
We invite you to dine with us at La Dolce Vita where you will find traditional Italian cuisine served in an intimate, warm setting. We are delighted to carry on the traditional items you've come to love over the years and look forward to tempting you with some fresh new flavors, brought to you by Chef Nelio, with his flare for Mediterranean cuisine. As well, we are proud to offer options to those with special dietary needs and offer a full gluten free menu.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing