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Pizza is prepared in a live fire oven, which is the only one in Tartu. Of course, you can also enjoy great pasta dishes. Some pastas come straight from Italy, some are made on site, like cannelloni. We also offer authentic Italian meat products: Parma ham and salamis.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 August 2021 via mobile

Tripadvisor score not in accordance with what we have experienced Pizzaiolo are very noisy with the plates that is unbearable Pizze have nothing to do do with Italian ones. Not cooked, very basic … no Italian cheese Waiters are sympathetic

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 30 July 2021

We were looking for a nice place to have dinner while first time in Tartu and chose La Dolce vita because of the reviews, we also reserved a table outside since it was Saturday night and warm outside. Best decision ever- our waitress was superb...and food was so delicious and we had the best time. It would be too hot if we had a table inside but we didn’t so everything was so great. Try some pizza, seafood pasta and shrimp risotto and definitely panna cotta. Definitely go hungry because food is very filling but oh so niceMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 29 July 2021 via mobile

We stopped in the restaurant for quick lunch on week day. Quickly we ordered two pizzas. Our meal came back in just few minutes i was absolutely impressed by the time they prepared the food. Pizza was delicious it had really beaten my Italian pizza...experience. After the perfect main course we decided for the desert and tiramisu was just perfect ending of great lunch. Would definitely come back to try one of their many pasta dishes.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 June 2021 via mobile

Still my go to restaurant when I want great food and great service!!!! You guys rock and rule ! One of if not the best in Tartu!!!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 28 May 2021 via mobile

Good. Sometimes even great food. Ingredients are excellent. Service is dismal. Just terrible. Couldn’t be worse if they did it on purpose.

Date of visit: April 2021
LaDolceVita-Tartu, Direttore generale at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2021

Hello, Thanks for your review. We are very sorry to hear you got a bad service. We have now a lot of new workers as after the Covid-19 pandemic we had to hire new people,so a lot of them need still to improve.

Reviewed 24 April 2021

A beautiful Italian restaurant in the heart of Tartu. High quality Italian products, Italian chefs and owners. I tried many of their dishes during my stay in the town. Their Neapolitan pizza has nothing to envy to Italian pizzas. Congratulations to all the staff. I...hope to return when the pandemic is over, to sit at the table and enjoy their dishes directly at the table. Well done keep it upMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 16 April 2021 via mobile

Poor, poor, poor for this price and reputation of the restaurant. Small, not tasty etc. Ordered some pizzas trough internet platform. Using these solutions sounds like perfect possibility for the restaurant to sell crapy quality not facing real client and taking responsibility. Sad.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 6 December 2020

Been here before and again, visiting with family, was not disappointed! Pasta and lasagna were delicious, also the cocktails. Service was quick, professional and friendly even though the place was packed and all hands were on deck on maximum gear. Would definitely recommend for Italian...flavour fans! Also, nice atmosphere inside a historical arched cellar. Reminded me of my trip to Milan area.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 9 November 2020

Ordered pizza “frutti di mare” + gorgonzola cheese and my friend took pasta with chicken and parmesan. Both dishes were amazing. Thanks and i will definately visit you again, when I’m going to visit Tartu again!

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 27 October 2020

Good food (if you like italian), nice service, homely. The service was fast and the waiter communicated with us during the meal, did not forget us and offered desert, etc.

Date of visit: October 2020
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4 June 2017|
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Response from LaDolceVita-Tartu | Property representative |
Thank you for having visited La Dolce Vita and we are glad that your husband enjoyed our dishes and wine. The wine you're looking for is our Primitivo di Manduria DOP "Papale Oro" We hope to see you back soon.
14 August 2015|
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Response from Roinila | Reviewed this property |
I´m not sure. The restaurant is a quality place so I would assume that they do have gluten free options. They have a contact address where you can place your question about this issue.
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Dolce Vita

Yes, La Dolce Vita offers takeaway services.

La Dolce Vita is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4