We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
159 St. Georges Road | Spinola Bay, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3209, Malta
+356 2138 8600
Website
Today
18:30 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 18:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 18:30 - 23:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

439 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 223: English reviews
Moscow, Russia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, good atmosphere. Waiters can be very unprofessional in terms of bringing chage if they decide it roughly matches their expectations for a tip. Even if they become aware their asumption that no change is required was wrong they ignore you to the end. Will never come again. Leave exactly as much as you intend to pay uless you... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank DmitryZab
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to this restaurant and it's predecessor (La Tana Del Lupo, run by the same people but now closed) for a number of years, including every Christmas day. Until the move from Tana Del Lupo something over a year ago, we have always been exceedingly happy with the food, service and value, but this year has been... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Michael C
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited as part of a group of 10 for a friend's birthday. The location of the restaurant is excellent. We had panoramic views of the harbour, which were really quite wonderful. The restaurant is simple, modern and tasteful and the ambience is good. Staff were friendly but not as attentive as I would have liked. it was not always... More 

Helpful?
Thank James G
Frankfurt, Germany
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Last week I was with customers in La Dolce Vita. What an experience!! We ordered as starters the recommendation from the house... A great assortment of very fresh fish dishes. From oysters to delicious mussels over a superb tuna and swordfish carpaccio. As main we took the scorfano in cartoccio. Try it it is worthwhile. Wine selection to die for.... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Peter L
Windsor, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed dinner with friends Elegant decor, good service. Fillet of beef thoroughly enjoyed be all four of us. Maltese merlot was good and affordable Will be returning

Helpful?
Thank longtimetraveller13
Birzebbuga, Malta
Level Contributor
70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Whilst I cannot complain about the food quality and presentation I must say I was a bit disappointed with the waiting staff. We asked for a prosecco which although on the wine list apparently was no longer available - no problem there as these things are understandable although if as they said it will no longer be available it should... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Lorraine195
Merseyside, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Loved arriving at the restaurant in the lift from the small side street reception, which was decorated with bottles of champagne. Good selection on the menu, but expensive. Food and service were excellent. A lovely evening.

Helpful?
Thank 55Lin
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This was a highlight of our holiday, great venue, service and food. Set at the top floor over looking the harbour the whole package was a great experiance for our group of four.

Helpful?
Thank Kevin B
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

You reach this restaurant by lift to the top floor of a building and the views are great. The service charming and the food very good indeed. It is a little romantic also and we found it a delightful experience.

Helpful?
Thank Elaine C
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We have been in Malta for ten days, every night we tried a different restaurant. Best meal in Malta. Food was absolutely fantastic, location also, top floor overlooking Spinola Bay was outstanding too. Need improvement service-wise though.

Helpful?
Thank 91maur081

Travellers who viewed Dolce Vita also viewed

Saint Julian's, Island of Malta
Saint Julian's, Island of Malta
 
Saint Julian's, Island of Malta
Saint Julian's, Island of Malta
 

Been to Dolce Vita? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:30
Monday
18:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 23:00
Thursday
18:30 - 23:00
Friday
18:30 - 23:30
Saturday
18:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 St. Georges Road | Spinola Bay, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3209, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: +356 2138 8600
Description
Specialising in exquisitely prepared seafood, the restaurant also enjoys one of the most picturesque views. The attention to detail and fine decor redefines any fine dining experience.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Dolce Vita and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Dolce Vita staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?