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La Dolce Vita

17546 Woodward Ave, 4 Blocks North of McNichols, Detroit, MI 48203-2256
+1 313-865-0331
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“lasagna” (18 reviews)
“spumoni” (3 reviews)
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17546 Woodward Ave, 4 Blocks North of McNichols, Detroit, MI 48203-2256
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch today prior to theater. Wife had Eggplant Parm, me the Chicken Piccata, brother in law the salmon. All of these were very good and nicely presented. Courtyard setting very pleasant, and interior nice as well. We will definitely return to this establishment.

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here a few times now and have yet to be disappointed. My wife and I found out about this place from the show on PBS, Under the Radar Michigan, less than a year ago and have been back about 5 times. I...More

Thank chrisl24685
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a group of 7 who all ordered something different and there were no complaints. Lasagna, veal piccata, perch and pasta all delicious. They will even make you pasta that's not on the menu. Desserts were good but not great. The outdoor seating area...More

Thank hoopking95
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and excellent service. If the weather is pleasant, you should eat in the outdoor courtyard.

Thank BSmith622
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Almost hidden in a very urban looking section of Detroit is the upscale Italian La Dolce Vita. Fine wine selection and some very solid turns on traditional Italian fare. While there is valet parking, this place suffers from its location - it's not in the...More

Thank ZippyZZZ
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

A funeral house been there for over 25 years. Authentic Italian food, great selects of wines and great wines

Thank Endrit T
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is a gem hidden on Woodward. The food is fantastic and by far the best table prepared Caesar in the area. The outdoor seating is perfect and jazz makes this a true pleasure

Thank Ronald R
Reviewed 3 May 2017

My wife and a friend had dinner this past Saturday. My wife had the Lasagna our friend had the fish special and I had the three cheese pasta special. As usual the meals were beyond expectation as was the service. We will definitely be back...More

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We went out for Sunday brunch to celebrate a birthday. I was asked when making the reservation if there was a special occasion and I mentioned why we were making the reservation. I wrongly assumed they would make note of that and maybe do something...More

Thank Campmaster55
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I am so happy I was told about this place. Awesome service, food and entertainment. I had the French Toast and my boyfriend had the ldv Salmon Hash. Best French Toast I've ever had. He loved his breakfast too. The atmosphere is so upbeat. We...More

Thank Dalia S
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Rita S
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4 September 2016|
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Response from Nessuno10 | Property representative |
As of Sept. 4, 2016, the cost is $12.
Irene B
18 February 2016|
Response from KennyMSQ56 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the menu is on thier web site. 11 to 3 Sunday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17546 Woodward Ave, 4 Blocks North of McNichols, Detroit, MI 48203-2256
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-865-0331
Since 1995, La Dolce Vita has been a favorite of theatre-goers, music lovers, and lovers of romance. We offer an intimate, romantic atmosphere. Serving Lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 2:30pm, Dinner is served starting at 5pm Tuesday through Sunday, and Brunch is served Sunday only, from 11am to 3pm. Reservations are appreciated and recommended. We can accommodate larger parties as well. We live entertainment on most nights.
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