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McCaffrey's Dolce Vita

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2149 Twin Springs Rd, Decorah, IA 52101-7811
+1 563-382-4723
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Owners Jim and Brenda are hands on people, and they make every person walking through their restaurant doors, so welcomed. My family had my brother in law's wedding reception at Dolce Vita (which means Sweet Life in Italian) and it was a Dolce VITA EXPERIENCE, Just magical. Love their outdoor eating patio, 3-season like area, and how flexible they all... More 

Thank 1We_Travel
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice and unique restraunt in a country setting, close to town and park, and campground. Featuring wood fired pizza oven. Great pizzas. They offer a good variety of delicious entrees. Large variety of wines and domestic beers. Outdoor seating, weather permitting. A great dining experience. Friendly staff. You'll feel at home.

Thank john m
Waukee, Iowa
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a lesser known restaurant to people who are not from Decorah. The atmosphere is casual, open, and full of life. The specialty is their wood fire oven pizzas. You must try one of the pizzas. No if, and, or but about it. There is a nice mixture of menu offerings so everyone will be able to order something... More 

Thank Brent V
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Sweet, thoughtful amenities. Kind people. Delicious food. Out of the way and fun to find. You will be happy you found the place!

Thank Margaret B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

It took over an hour to receive our order. They threw away our ticket order in the kitchen & slapped something together that wasn't that great.

1 Thank Lynette R
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

my GF and i stopped by for some tasty food and VERY good "live" music,,,,good service,,,GF had the gyro,,,i had the chicken parmesan with a VERY GOOD sweet marinara sauce and linguine pasta,,,we both enjoyed the meal and live music VERY MUCH,,,,BUT,,, when after we were done eating and I went to the inside bar to get a glass of... More 

Thank jeff s
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We went for Sunday brunch which was very good. I got the Irish Bangers and Mash which I wish I could eat every morning. Very tasty sausages and the gravy was to die for. Loved the soda bread, too! My husband had the eggs benedict which had very substantial pieces of ham and nicely poached eggs. A nice family atmosphere... More 

Thank Jeaniy02
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Hidden off a gravel road sits a restuarant with excellent pizza and other fares. Good wine and beer selection as well as a lovely outdoor eating area. Staff was friendly and knowledgable about the area. I wlll be back.

Thank CornFed69
Clear Lake, Iowa
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Darling spot nestled deep in the woods. The drive there is half the joy. Awesome pizza out of a wood-fired oven.

Thank Betty50428
Decorah, Iowa, United States
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This is a friendly, family-run business with a great reputation in the area. I ordered the peanut chicken pizza and found it to be delightful. The crust is thin and crispy and the best I've ever had. My husband ordered the Carne Amore pizza and found the crust to be soggy, probably because of the weight and greasiness of the... More 

Thank Courtney B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, International
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2149 Twin Springs Rd, Decorah, IA 52101-7811
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Decorah
  • Phone Number: +1 563-382-4723

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