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La Dolce Vita Restaurant - CLOSED

23 Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
+64 21 251 7809
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (105 reviews)
“gelato” (27 reviews)
“venison” (32 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
New Zealand, Italian, Latin, Spanish, Chilean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
23 Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 481 reviews

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We picked up a Pizza for Dinner and it was beautiful. We certainly will be going back there. The topping was tasty and the base real good.

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Cafe La Dolce Vita is an authentic Italian experience in the most unlikely of little towns from the huge hearty portions of pasta the sparkling water and the delicious woodfired classic pizza and the waiters speaking Italian.While we were in te anau we went two...More

Thank MontyNZ
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This restaurant was one we found on TripAdvisor and we were so glad we found it. The owner and staff were great and the atmosphere took me right back to Italy. He was so friendly and welcoming and it made it a lot of fun...More

Thank Aussie_Traveller183
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The food here was pretty good. We both got pasta dishes, plus my husband ordered garlic bread and I ordered a salad. They brought out his garlic bread before the meal, but my salad did not arrive until after the pasta. Now I suppose this...More

Thank MikenSue726
Reviewed 20 May 2017

La Dolce Vita is a large Italian restaurant serving pastas, pizzas and meat and fish dishes. It is in the main street of Te Anau but seemed to lack atmosphere. The waiters were efficient. The meat and four cheese pizzas we ordered came really quickly...More

1  Thank Sheilambutcher
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Our group dined at Cafe La Dolce Vita for dinner the night that we stayed in Te Anau before heading to the Doubtful Sound. Having visited Italy for a couple months their food was very authentic which surprised me being in one of the most...More

Thank Danielle H
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Understaffed, bog standard Pasta dishes, basic restaurant with no finesse. Owner may be Italian, but his dishes are certainly the worst we've ever eaten, in any restaurant in New Zealand.

Thank johnboyharrison57
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Taste like cheap topping on expensive pizza, probably a tourist trap, dont understand how local do go there

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We went there for dinner with a couple pf friends and we all had a pizza. One pizza was supposed to be with extra mushrooms. However when it arrived there were not mushrooms. When we gave the pizza back they just put some mushrooms on...More

Thank aussi33
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for a takeaway pizza on way back to hotel after a glow worm tour. Friendly greeting by the owner, watched the pizza chef assemble our pizza and cook in the wood fired oven, tasted great with just the right amount of toppings, pizza...More

Thank David G
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: +64 21 251 7809
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