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La Dolce Vita

1237 Prospect St Ste P, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3614
+1 858-454-2524
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (18 reviews)
“pasta” (14 reviews)
“penne al” (2 reviews)
Closes in 23 min
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1237 Prospect St Ste P, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3614
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1 - 10 of 118 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a sweet little Italian restaurant hidden away. Loved the outdoor seating and the people there were fabulous. The food was good and the menu offered options I haven’t seen elsewhere.

Thank ChristineWilson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to the restaurant with my husband for lunch. The food was tasteless, not impressive. In a city with very good options I did´n recomend it!

Thank AneSampaio
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We went to this restaurant with a group of 18 of us. We had two tables that weren't close to each other, but it was fine. The restaurant is outside and has a really nice atmosphere. We ordered from a fixed menu - I had...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

The food is simply amazing!! We were seated right away by a nice fellow (did not get his name) and he brought water right away which was appreciated. Our server Isabel was very attentive and personable. We enjoyed the bread and red sauce... so good!...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Hearty portions of beautifully presented and authentically prepared/flavored Italian cuisine - this was the kind of upscale but affordable restaurant that felt like a grandma was cooking and having a great time in the kitchen. A tasty break tucked into a shopping alley, with attentive...More

Thank Ray Q
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

What a lovely little spot tucked back in the craziness of prospect street! The location is right in the middle of it all, but you wouldn't necessarily know it. There is indoor seating, but, if the weather is nice, I suggest sitting outside in the...More

Thank aboyer8
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Old world charm providing a romantic experience away from the tourist in the heart of La Jolla. Classic Italian dishes with singing on Friday.

Thank Winrow1
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I have eaten at this restaurant numerous times when visiting La Jolla. I have never been disappointed. The food and the service are superb. You can eat inside or outside. The inside has a beautiful mural (Trevi Fountain, I think) has faces hidden in it....More

Thank Rashelle S
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I've been to a lot of Italian restaurants in the US, in many countries, and even in Italy, and this visit is the worst visit yet. Thought we had found a hidden gem, an authentic Italian cuisine (as they call them selves), in the US.....More

Thank Stig1913
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This is a hidden gem. Food was great and service was outstanding. Our server was also helping with a large wedding party but this did not impact his service with us. This restaurant is a must if you want great Italian food.

Thank Truman H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1237 Prospect St Ste P, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3614
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-2524
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