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La Dolce Vita

180 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7P9, Canada
+1 613-233-6239
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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180 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7P9, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon La Dolce Vita in Little Italy one evening and found it cosy and inviting. We had our two young children with us and there was also another family with young kids — great to find a place welcoming of families, with such...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint and beautiful. I was just on a weekend visit and stopped in. I can see summer world be great with the patio. Family run and an added touch that the chefs checks on every table after the food comes out. I would highly recommend....More

Thank Robert Q
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Our new go-to fave in little Italy! The food was excellent. Realistic portions. Fresh ingredients. Accommodated allergies with no problem and a smile.

Thank Lbogdonov
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Very nice restaurant with chef that listens to his clients! Menu is great but if you really want to modify your meal he'll do his best to keep you happy (& full) Service was wonderful - everyone there - other diners and staff are all...More

Thank SCoop98
Paula H, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thank you for rating us and leaving a review! We will modify any dish we are able to because we truly want our guests to leave fully satisfied and happy! We are blessed to have wonderful staff and guests alike! We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017

This was our first time here, having decided to celebrate my mother-in-law (who has Celiac)'s birthday in a restaurant offering a wide range of gluten-free options. I can tell you all four of us were extremely satisfied with everything! We were greeted by Paula upon...More

Paula H, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

What a true pleasure it was to have the opportunity to meet and serve your beautiful family! We are grateful for the review that you so kindly took the time to write and I have passed on your comments to Ryan, Chef and the other...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017

A group of 15 went there for a birthday. Crowded in a tight space and somewhat noisy due to the closeness. Service was very good, food was average to good (I am Italian so can be quite critical of italian food). we had 3 gluten...More

Thank Elaine T
Paula H, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! We are hoping that your daughter with bring you back so you may try another dish that may be more to your liking! It's the season for holiday parties and gatherings and though...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had dinner and dessert here this evening. Its awesome! He had the Calzoni and I had the Francesca thin crust pizza..... then had an amazing creme brulee. The food was filled with flavor and made fresh to order! The service was...More

Thank Molly D
Paula H, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I occasionally visit Ottawa. In a slump as to where to eat, and craving pasta I googled gluten free Italian and found this restaurant. Small and cozy. Before they opened we watched the owner personally wipe down chairs and set up the...More

Thank Sherri A
Paula H, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

We are incredibly grateful that you came to see us twice while visiting Ottawa! We're so glad you enjoyed your meals and gluten free options. Thank you for taking the time to write this thoughtful review and please come and see us next time you're...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary yesterday and this place made it special. Nestled in beautiful little Italy, we were warmfully greeted and seated as soon as we walked in. If I may suggest an item for people to eat it has...More

Thank Paul M
Paula H, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

It was such a delight to serve such a lovely young couple on their 2nd Wedding Anniversary! We're so glad you enjoyed your food and your evening with us! Thank you for sharing your experience and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 21 September 2017

Maybe it was timing since a lot of other restaurants in Little Italy were closed on Labor day. But when we found La Dolce Vita open we expected great Italian food. Started on wrong foot when asked a question about wine before ordering drinks and...More

Thank sipeebles
Paula H, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your experience with us. Our mission is always to provide an exceptional, memorable experience for our guests but sometimes depending on circumstances such as training new staff, or incredibly busy occasions we sometimes, regrettably, miss the mark....More

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7P9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-233-6239
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We invite you to dine with us at La Dolce Vita where you will find traditional Italian cuisine served in an intimate, warm setting. We are delighted to carry on the traditional items you've come to love over the years and look forward to tempting you with some fresh new flavors, brought to you by Chef Nelio, with his flare for Mediterranean cuisine. As well, we are proud to offer options to those with special dietary needs and offer a full gluten free menu.
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