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La Dolce Vita

180 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7P9, Canada
+1 613-233-6239
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“calzone” (20 reviews)
“salad” (15 reviews)
“garlic bread” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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LOCATION
180 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7P9, Canada
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1 - 10 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Very nice restaurant with chef that listens to his clients! Menu is great but if you really want to modify your meal he'll do his best to keep you happy (& full) Service was wonderful - everyone there - other diners and staff are all...More

Thank SCoop98
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our first time here, having decided to celebrate my mother-in-law (who has Celiac)'s birthday in a restaurant offering a wide range of gluten-free options. I can tell you all four of us were extremely satisfied with everything! We were greeted by Paula upon...More

Thank ARCNLC3
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of 15 went there for a birthday. Crowded in a tight space and somewhat noisy due to the closeness. Service was very good, food was average to good (I am Italian so can be quite critical of italian food). we had 3 gluten...More

Thank Elaine T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I had dinner and dessert here this evening. Its awesome! He had the Calzoni and I had the Francesca thin crust pizza..... then had an amazing creme brulee. The food was filled with flavor and made fresh to order! The service was...More

Thank Molly D
Paula H, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I occasionally visit Ottawa. In a slump as to where to eat, and craving pasta I googled gluten free Italian and found this restaurant. Small and cozy. Before they opened we watched the owner personally wipe down chairs and set up the...More

Thank Sherri A
Paula H, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

We are incredibly grateful that you came to see us twice while visiting Ottawa! We're so glad you enjoyed your meals and gluten free options. Thank you for taking the time to write this thoughtful review and please come and see us next time you're...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary yesterday and this place made it special. Nestled in beautiful little Italy, we were warmfully greeted and seated as soon as we walked in. If I may suggest an item for people to eat it has...More

Thank Paul M
Paula H, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

It was such a delight to serve such a lovely young couple on their 2nd Wedding Anniversary! We're so glad you enjoyed your food and your evening with us! Thank you for sharing your experience and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 22 September 2017

Maybe it was timing since a lot of other restaurants in Little Italy were closed on Labor day. But when we found La Dolce Vita open we expected great Italian food. Started on wrong foot when asked a question about wine before ordering drinks and...More

Thank sipeebles
Paula H, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your experience with us. Our mission is always to provide an exceptional, memorable experience for our guests but sometimes depending on circumstances such as training new staff, or incredibly busy occasions we sometimes, regrettably, miss the mark....More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

This restaurant was a must stop on our recent trip to Ottawa after searching for gluten free options. I'm glad we saved this place for last, as it really was a highlight of our holiday! The restaurant was cozy and the lady waiting on us...More

Thank kindertides
Paula H, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

We cannot tell you how happy we are that you and your family enjoyed your recent visit with us! Your server was Alexandra and she fondly remembers your family and what a pleasure it was serving you. Thank you so much for taking the time...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017

We had dinner here in a group of four on a Saturday night. The restaurant was very hot, we probably should have sat on the patio which looked nice as it was a little lower than street level. Service was very friendly but I'm not...More

Thank falafelraptor
Paula H, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us. This was our first summer with the restaurant and sadly discovered that the AC was not functioning as it should be. This problem will be corrected for next summer and our guests should be assured that...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Sunday lunch on the patio was delightful. Try the seafood pizza... lots of variety and very filling. Excellent Caesar salad.

Thank WoodyInOttawa
Paula H, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7P9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-233-6239
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Description
We invite you to dine with us at La Dolce Vita where you will find traditional Italian cuisine served in an intimate, warm setting. We are delighted to carry on the traditional items you've come to love over the years and look forward to tempting you with some fresh new flavors, brought to you by Chef Nelio, with his flare for Mediterranean cuisine. As well, we are proud to offer options to those with special dietary needs and offer a full gluten free menu.
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