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La Dolce Vita

) #151 of 1,506 Restaurants in Cleveland €€ - €€€ Italian, Gluten Free Options
12112 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1924
+1 216-721-8155
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible13%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
12112 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1924
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a small place in the heart of Little Italy. I popped in late afternoon and sat at the bar. The bartender was very friendly and knowledgeable. I had a lovely glass of Reisling and he graciously let me photograph the bottle so I...More

Thank kirkfamily1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined outside, late lunch - early dinner. La Dolce Vita is in the center of the Italian section of Cleveland. Many choices, food was wonderful. My grandchildren had spaghetti, my wife had chicken parmesan, and I had abruzze pasta. My daughter and I had...More

Thank rterminello
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch and the food as always is amazing. The owner always makes a point to say hello, the staff are awesome and the food is incredible. Always make a point to stop here when one the hill

Thank Criz66
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Not many patrons the night of our visit. Wondering if it was due to it being Ash Wednesday. Regardless, service was good and good was good. I had a daily special of Veal Saltimbocca with Gorgonzola risotto. I was thinking maybe a small cutlet with...More

Thank SjHughes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We at at this place with a large group. The service was great. The owner actually sat with us and gave us a history lesson about the neighborhood and Rockefeller.

Thank WestsideChuck
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Everyone has their favorite eatery in Cleveland's Little Italy. And everyone has reasons why theirs is better, of course ;) In that same spirit of friendly competition, I would say La Dolce Vita is hands-down the best Italian food in all of Little Italy. We've...More

Thank Anne-Marie P
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Took nearly an hour and a half to get our entrees. It was a Saturday night and they were busy, but I wouldn't say "slammed." The owner more than made up for the inconvenience with profuse apologies and lots of gratis items - pasta samples...More

Thank Stacie W
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I eat at La Dolche Vita every time I am in Cleveland for business. The Caprese Salad is always amazing. With FRESH tomatoes and Mozzarella. The Pollo Pomodoro was a very good choice, I haven't had a bad meal there in the 6 years that...More

1  Thank bubba_in_ky
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Had dinner with the family at La Dolce Vita. My wife ordered gnocchi and I ordered the farfale pasta with pesto. Neither dish was particularly warm, and I simply did not like the flavor or consistency of the pesto. It was too runny and I...More

Thank superuufy
Reviewed 18 October 2016

we used to come here all the time...but we had bad service the last time we were there and so we stopped going. we recently went again and our service was just okay and the food was just okay as well. its just not what...More

Thank Julie K
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Is this restaurant casual? Jeans for adults and athletic clothes for kids? Coming from GL Science Center.
26 December 2016|
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Response from Julie K | Reviewed this property |
its a nice restaurant so i dont know about athletic clothes for the kids. jeans for adults should be okay but not with a tshirt or anything like that. especially on a fri or sat night. i mean, i dont know if they would ask... More
Alex S
What, if any, gluten-free options do you have? Thanks.
24 December 2015|
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Response from Mayorskip | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know. Call the restaurant and ask. I imagine they do because they make it fresh.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12112 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1924
  • Public Transportation: RTA bus stop in front of restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-721-8155
  • E-mail