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La Dolce Vita

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35A Hills Lane, Shrewsbury SY1 1QU, England
+44 1743 249126
Wed - Sun 18:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked this restaurant last minute based on TripAdvisor reviews - and SO glad we did. Amazing food, friendly and welcoming service and a lovely evening - could eat it all over again. We had Carpaccio and the beetroot starter, stone bass and duck mains and shared a tiramisu for dessert - all delicious - couldn't find fault (even if had... More 

2 Thank Net41
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second visit in 4 weeks! We have seen this place before, but never got round to visiting...what a mistake! The first visit was amazing, we had the 6 course tasting menu and were blown away. Gennaro is an amazing chef with an exquisite palate and the family business is very successful. Tonight we decided to have a... More 

2 Thank Sarahpvet
Shropshire, UK
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94 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The lunch menu is simple and great value. The food is all about quality ingredients, perfectly cooked. Authentically Italian, worlds away from the chain restaurants. It's family owned and run and the service is very friendly. Don't beput off by the underwhelmling exterior, this is a great spot for lunch at a very reasonable cost.

2 Thank lmp59
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Consistently good food and service don't be put off by exterior the interior is charming as are the management

2 Thank aholed
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little restaurant. Four of us dined there and everyone enjoyed their choices of food/wine. The meals were well crafted, with great flavours, excellently presented quite simply delicious!

4 Thank guyrope
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 3rd visit to La Dolce Vita and it has become a firm favourite. Uncomplicated menu, excellent service and incredible tasting authentic Italian food. Great restaurant run by lovely people. We will be back soon!

3 Thank Eddie C
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82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was so surprised by this place. It looks awful from the outside the canopy is old and shabby. I felt reassured when we went inside and it was clean and pleasant. I was shocked to be served al dente pasta as it is always overcooked and soggy and sometimes microwaved in the uk. But this pasta was so perfect and... More 

1 Thank Irish L
Telford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Our favourite local Italian. Always a warm welcome, good service & most of all delicious food. We have tried many things from the menu & also intend to go back & try the tasting menu when we can lose the kids for an evening.

4 Thank Andy P
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We were in Shrewsbury filming (a crew of four) and were recommended to go to this place and it was absolutely superb. When one dines in Italy, the food is fresh, deep, great flavour and exciting - and this place serves Italian food like the great places in Italy itself. Really, really good.

5 Thank DavidHV3640CD
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We booked a table to celebrate a family birthday. We had read the reviews and were not disappointed. Beautiful food. Attentive but not over zealous service and considering the quality of the meal, service and decor etc not overly expensive. Have dined in many restaurants world wide and spent more money for an inferior experience. Will definitely return. Grazie Mille... More 

7 Thank Richard L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 37
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35A Hills Lane, Shrewsbury SY1 1QU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Shrewsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1743 249126
We are a genuine family run restaurant, we are proud to prepare Modern Italian cuisine, we also offer exclusive fine dining gourmet evenings during the year, where Italian cuisine is taken to a much higher level, bookings essential.

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