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Dolce Vita

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Piazza del Carmine 6/R, 50124, Florence, Italy
39055284595
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18:00 - 02:00
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We were returning to our apartment and fancied a nightcap. We sat outside as it was quite warm and no-one seemed to be inside, it wasn't particularly crowded, an eclectic mix of music was played and staff were friendly. I felt that drinks were overpriced but later read that this bar was one of the trendy venues of Oltarno.

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Thank Martin G
Lytham
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Wandered into this piazza before a meal we'd booked round the corner and we whiled away a pleasant hour siting in the early evening sun with a couple of cocktails. I like him and I asked the waiter to explain some ingredients to me - his English was much better than my Italian ! He recommended the Victor cocktail with... More 

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coccalandi2016, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Thank you very much I hope you will be back 'soon! More 

Florence, Italy
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

With Piazza del Carmine in the front, a nice view, good cocktails and nice people! I'M from Florence so i recommend everybody to have a cold drink in a wonderful atmosfere!

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Thank nicoleta r
Emanuele D, Direttore at Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear Nicoleta r, Thank you for his kind words about Dolce Vita. We recently changed our cocktail list and the bistrot menu, thanks to our chef Saeko We are waiting for you in Florence, we'll wait for you in Dolce Vita for a cold drink.. Kind regards More 

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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

The place is nice but after few minutes you realize that is anything special. Mostly the cocktails. I'm sorry but a part of the nice glasses and the decoration they have no idea how to make a good cocktail. The price is average/high. Music ok. I won't go back.

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Thank Sarah Oz G
Emanuele D, Direttore at Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear Sarah Oz g, i'm sorry for your experience and i'm sorry I couldn't reply earlier. The square is Piazza del Carmine and our terrace is right in the square, in front of the famous church Santa Maria del Carmine. The name Dolce Vita always meant tendency; since it was born in the 1985, it has been an excellent precursor... More 

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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

The local is very nice and the aperitive is accompanied to a good sound by a dj. With the drinks you can eat a lot of food but you need a loan to pay the bill.

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Thank Kris B
Emanuele D, Direttore at Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear Kris B, Thank you for his kind words about Dolce Vita. The name Dolce Vita always meant tendency; since it was born in the 1985, it has been an excellent precursor of the nightilfe. We recently changed our cocktail list and the bistrot menu; the price is in line with the culture of the city and the quality has... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne
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542 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Came upon this bar by complete accident and am so pleased we did. We stopped for drinks and the November evening was so mild, we could sit outside without having big coats on. Next time we're in Florence, we're heading here!

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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Delightful outdoor setting on the piazza. Very lively atmosphere with mostly locals. Serve very good cocktails and delicious snacks

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Thank Lesley N
Emanuele D, Direttore at Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear Lesley N, Thank you for his kind words about Dolce Vita. We recently changed our cocktail list and the bistrot menu, thanks to our chef Saeko We are waiting for you in Florence, we'll wait for you in Dolce Vita. Kind regards More 

Osprey, Florida
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

This is a nice bar to stop for apertivo. Has outdoor & indoor seating, friendly staff and a fun vibe. The wine and cocktail section are very good. After 19:30 a very good variety of free food is available for customers to enjoy with their 7 to 8 € drinks. Overall a good value considering the quality of the food... More 

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Florence, Italy
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

I am livin for a year in florence and often go to DOlcve vita. This palce is popular among localos for apperitivo or as a preparty place.. It has tables outside, wonderful cocktails. if you want to experience apperitivo florentine style- you need to drop by this place

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

Went there because we were told that they make good cocktails...nothing much far away from reality. We had an old fashion..... Beh... Not too much to say and a white russian and ... Oh my god.... There was 1/4 of glass of vodka and khalua and 3/4 of glass of just very heavy cream.... Told them and nobody cared at... More 

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Thank Hector B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$38
Cuisine
Wine Bar, Italian, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 02:00
Monday
18:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 02:00
Thursday
18:00 - 02:00
Friday
18:00 - 02:00
Saturday
18:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza del Carmine 6/R, 50124, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighbourhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: 39055284595

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santo Spirito / San Frediano

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour. Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and they cannot help but stare at the architectural masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria delle Carmine churches. Tourists and Florentines alike join up in the area between Santo Spirito and San Frediano, connecting the Tuscan soul to the international spirit permeating the city.
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