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La Dolce Vita Ristorante

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916 1st Ave. N.E., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-263-3445
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Went in for dinner tonight as a celebration, had never been before but had a unsatisfactory experience. The beer selection is very good, the pizza's sound good. When they arrived we were starving enough from being forgotten about by the waitress (at least she admitted it) that we started eating no matter what. When we came to our senses after... More 

1 Thank Oiseletjaune
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

In the heart of Bridgland 1st Ave. Staircase to go up no access for wheeel chair FYI. We were a party of eight and non of us had been before. Our waitress was incredible with descriptions and selections of wines. The food selections started with apps,salads, pizzas as well as main dishes(reasonalbly priced). More selection than I expected from a... More 

Thank cherip715
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

So one beautiful afternoon a friend and I discovered this little place. What made it especially good was one the open air and gorgeous decor, paired with some of the finest Italian cuisine I've had in the city. By far the best gnocchi I've ever had. The squid and bruschetta appetizers were also really good. While I highly recommend this... More 

Thank Dan P
Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The entrance is very scary no one is there to greet you it looks like a storage spot not an entrance to this amazing restaurant in Bridgeland. Please fix your entrance or make the restaurant downstairs.....it isn't a great first impression.

Thank Teresa D
Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We love to have pizza at La Dolce Vita form time to time. The food is great however sometimes inconsistent depending on the Chef who is on so you may get a good Pizza one time and a great pizza another. Never bad but just different.

Thank Garry E
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142 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Talk about doing in right the Dad Franco Cosentino ran one of the best kitchens in Calgary and the Mom ran the front.end. Now the kids have taken over Rocco the son runs the kitchen and the daughters run the front. The result amazing simple food served exceptionally. Amazing simple food served exceptionally The specialty is thin crust it's done... More 

Thank Michael M
Sulmona, Abruzzi, Italy
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

If you go to this restaurant with a group of people of 8 or more you have to pay 18% for tip, absolutely ridiculous policy. Pizza is not bad, pretty small (half of a real Italian pizza), but that charge is intolerable.

1 Thank McGregor600
Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2015

My boyfriend and I go to this place almost every week for the pizzas and our fav white beer Knonenbourg White on tap! Authentic atmosphere, great service, yummy pizzas from the real oven! It's close to our condo so we take a walk to the place most times. Tiramisu is pretty good as well as the pistachio gelato. We usually... More 

Thank canadka C
Calgary, Canada
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66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2014

Not very complicated & I love those that make the right decision for you. Franco is a gem always stopping by with a little something extra/lamb chop this time. It was such a wonderful lunch as I looked around the dining room enjoying my sambuca & espresso I noticed some of the staff enjoying their lunch . All the guests... More 

Thank Calgary_CanadaMarlon
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

Beautiful seven course meal. Franco, the chef and owner, was charming and enthusiastic. There was no menu. They simply asked if we had any allergies and then went to work. It was more than a meal, it was an experience. We'll definitely go again.

1 Thank Danton L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 916 1st Ave. N.E., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-263-3445

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