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La Dolce Vita

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Calle Perez de Bedoya 13, 11520 Rota, Spain
+34 672 73 35 91
18:00 - 22:30
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Wed - Fri 18:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 14:00 - 22:30
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So I am Italian-American but lived in Italy for 3 years so know both kinds of Italian food, authentic Italian from Italy and authentic Italian-American, this is neither. It was just so-so,definitely not authentic, it wasn't bad just a little strange. I had the lasagna,the meat almost tastes like sausage and had shredded carrots and onion with a little tomato... More 

Thank Jonathan H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We come here almost monthly and I absolutely love it!!!! Closest to authentic Italian cuisine in southern Spain!!! The pumpkin ravioli is my favorite but all of their dishes are so good!!! Beautiful little restaurant with a friendly wait staff.

Thank Miranda B
Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Had a fabulous dinner right on the water. If you want to get one of the cozy small tables by the window recommend you make reservations. We started off with Bruschetta and tomato which was delicious. We were served the house bread with roasted pepper sauce, very nicely done. As our routine we split one of the specials, ravioli stuffed... More 

Thank Joe F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I had the Lasagna, not bad not really 100% Italian and they don't have garlic bread but this place rocks Italian food and that's the bottom line.

Thank Don M
Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

On a recent visit to Rota we were lucky to get a table here. It has a wonderful location and is extremely popular so reservations are highly recommended. The food is fresh and absolutely delicious. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Patricia L
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I'm not a ravioli eater, but the ravioli with ricotta and spinach was delightful. Eating outside on a nice day also provided a great view.

Thank Caspox
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Who would have thought you could find great Italian food in Spain? This place is very cozy and none of the dishes will disappoint. Some of my go-to dishes are the gnocchi and truffle ravioli. Be sure to make reservations during the summer months.

Thank MandyIsSmart
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious for everyone who all ordered different things off the menu. The staff were also very friendly and the location was perfect. Definitely recommend

Thank ErinGDaniels
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

On a trip to Rota we stumbled upon this absolute gem of a restaurant. Gorgeous setting was only surpassed by the truly authentic, home cooked Italian cuisine We all had pasta based dishes including the ravioli with ricotta and spaghetti ammatricana which were simple but delicious...just how good Italian food should be. The owners were delightful and very attentive too.... More 

Thank adam s
Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Had a delightful night, the staff was kind, quick and attentive. Although not a completely authentic italian, the ambience was lovely and the food was fresh and filling. Worth the price. They speak english, this place has a special spot in my heart

Thank hannahhakes

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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, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
14:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
14:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Perez de Bedoya 13, 11520 Rota, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Cadiz  >  Rota
  • Phone Number: +34 672 73 35 91
The owners are the Italian/Swedish couple Luca and Therese.Luca was born in Florence /Firenze and Therese has lived in Italy for 20 years.They opened Dolce Vita in Rota in July 2011.

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