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Cafe La Dolce Vita

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90 Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
+64 3-249 8895
17:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 20:00
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a nice enough restaurant with reasonable food. The ambience is a bit lacking though as the room is so big and lacking in atmosphere.

Thank RaJSheffield
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After an amazing trip to the Milford Sound we returned to Te Anau for an easy meal. We were enticed into La Dolce Vita, a genuine Italian restaurant. Our table was outside in the evening sunshine. The wine was exceptional as was the sautéed crab spaghetti with lemon gremolatta and a seafood spaghetti which included mussels, clams and calamari. We... More 

Thank Nicola K
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to be in TeAnau on a holiday so a number of the restaurants were closed. This restaurant was Italian, we gave it a try for pizza and salad. It was very good but not overly special overall.

Thank DJ512
Cromwell, New Zealand
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent lasagne and risotto and the staff are a hoot. Outdoor seating is sheltered and well spaced out.

Thank derekzqn
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here for dinner 2 nights in a row when staying in Te Anau. We tried the lasagne, carbonara and pizza. They were all lovely. It was really busy both nights but we only waited 10-15 mins at most

Thank snevits
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in not knowing much about the restaurant but what a great and pleasant surprise. The host and waiter were exceptionally friendly and fun. The waiter made some recommendations which were perfect. The food was very authentic Italian, plentiful and delicious. Homemade gelato. Very clean and spacious. I would highly recommend this restaurant to others. Located right in the... More 

Thank K154IRrobertp
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After patiently waiting to be seated, I was called back as a foursome had arrived who would clearly bring in more cash for the manager!! Could not believe it. Would recommend Pizzeria Paradiso opposite whose food was excellent, service exceptional and accommodated a line travelled despite being super busy.

Thank Elphee M
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant twice and found the food to be very good with an extensive menu. Whilst the restaurant was busy the service was prompt and efficient. The Manager/ owner(?) was attentive and made regular visits to tables to check that everyone was happy. Reasonably priced given the captive audience that exists in Te Anau

Thank Peter M
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe La Dolce Vita was recommended to us. We found that the pasta selection didn't include vegetarian. The waitress said it was no problem for the chef to prepare it for us. The pasta we received was very good. The disappointment was that we were charged for it as though it was the most expensive pasta on the menu. The... More 

Thank Marjamz
Queenstown, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a meal outside on one of the best weather days in Fiordland in 2017. Restaurant is large providing indoors or outside dining. We ate at 6.45 and were well looked after, but could imagine that they could get overstretched if all the tables were occupied. The lasagna was pretty good, and the pizza was excellent. We were not... More 

Thank Francis0152015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 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 3-249 8895

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