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La Dolce Vita

Souq Waquif | Inside the Waqif Near Art Center, Doha 21350, Qatar
+974 4436 7991
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (30 reviews)
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Souq Waquif | Inside the Waqif Near Art Center, Doha 21350, Qatar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...as of 28 February apparently. I Googled where to find some good Italian food around Doha and somehow this was led to this place. I arrived after searching for it to no avail and found it vacant and trashed. Simply an FYI for those who...More

Thank WestCoast_Peach
Alain M, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

we already advised TRIPADVISOR that our restaurant closed permanently on 28th February 2018 many times and to cancel LADOLCEVITA from there listing but unfortunately they didn't . We are sorry for the inconvenience . Best regards Alain

Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This spot is tucked away in the alleys of Souq Waqif and a treasure of a meal in hiding. Their 3 course menu allows you to have a great meal for under $30. The owner/manager will come around to chat which adds to the ambience...More

Thank Mohana R
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Really do not know where the stars for this has come, but this is not worth of even penny. Food was just bad as well the service, nothing to do with real Italian restaurant.

Thank Tommi L
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The outdoor area is nice, the inside really ugly.... As Italian I rated this restaurant very poor...in Italy it will never survive... The service was basic...not even an Italian waiter...I guess not even the chef.... Try "Italia mia" at the souk....way better.More

Thank Cesare P
Alain M, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Caro Signor Cesare P, we are so sorry that we were not at your expectations, food-wise, setting, decoration etc. and since you took the liberty to compare us to other Italian restaurants in the Souk (differently to many Italian restaurants around Doha that their Chefs...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017

Have been here for dinner, loved that food and the friendliness, would warmly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a good quality Italian corner in Doha.

Thank Franz13579
Alain M, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Dear Mr. Franz13579, a grande grazie for your kind review on Ladolcevita, and it will always be our pleasure to see you and serve you again. Arrivederci a presto, Alain

Reviewed 20 October 2017

Ate here with friends the other night having not been for a while. We sat outside on a warm evening in the pleasant seating are just off the Main Street of Souq Waqif. The place has a very authentic Italian feel and the menu and...More

Thank JJOH
Alain M, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Dear Mr. JJOH, for all of us at Ladolcevita the words in your review is music for our ears. All of us at Ladolcevita, from Jimmy, Renato (the two Italian Chefs) and their team, and all the Staff would like to express their thanks for...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017

I go there during every trip to doha for the last ten years Always italian customers Good italian cooking with top sea food Atmosphere created by the owner lady , a nice italian lady who stated in Kartoum and is present in Doha for a...More

Thank daniel r
Alain M, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Dear Daniel r, grazie mille for the words in your review. Yes, my wife definitely wants always to be there and take good care of all her customers, new and old one, and after so many years many have became friends. A grande GRAZIE from...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent customer service and delicious food! After a long evening of walking around, La Dolce Vita is exactly what we needed to cool down and relax. The staff are friendly and welcoming. As for the for the food... Well we certainly weren't disappoonted - my...More

Thank Nadira R
Alain M, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Dear Mrs. Nadira R., I certainly remember you with your husband and your son, because of your nice and friendly personality (it was only a week you had arrived in Doha), and again our best wishes of "welcome on board" for your new posting!!!! All...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017

Great Italian food in the Middle East, who would have thought. Good prices, also. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank MZSF1
Alain M, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Dear MZSF1, grazie mille for your kind review, we are very pleased to have satisfied you and we hope to see you soon again and serve you. Arrivderci son, Alain

Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is a nice restaurant where nobody smokes shisha because the smoke is very disturbing. The team is very gentle and the food is great. Here also a scale of vegeterian dishes.More

Thank bruvan
Alain M, Owner at La Dolce Vita, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Dear Bruvan, all of the team of Ladolcevita are very happy that you have enjoyed your visit in our place, and we all would like to express you our huge GRAZIE for your kind words in your review. It will be our pleasure to assist...More

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4 March 2018|
Response from Alain M | Property representative |
ladolcevita restaurant is closed for good since 28 February 2018 . sorry for wasting your time and money
Sue J
15 October 2015|
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Response from Alain M | Property representative |
Unfortunately,we do not have gluten free pasta as you need a sterile environment and we do our own pasta. Thanks for asking The management
Phil C
18 May 2015|
Response from Alain M | Property representative |
Yes there is a dress code being guest in a Muslim country women can't come with short dress normal dress to knee as far as men no code but for example you shouldn't come shirtless for example
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Souq Waquif | Inside the Waqif Near Art Center, Doha 21350, Qatar
  • Location: Middle East  >  Qatar  >  Doha
  • Phone Number: +974 4436 7991
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LADOLCEVITA Italian Restaurant in Souk Waqif When it comes to romance, lusty Italian food is a tasty aphrodisiac that exude contemporary elegance, from trattoria with old-hometown traditions to eateries featuring innovations of modern gastronomies, in the back side hideaways of Souq Waqif there lies the Typical" Ristorante Italiano Home-made cuisine called LADOLCEVITA where Lovers of a certain age or couples who are into Gilded Age dining experiences will be enraptured by Mamma Giuliana’s Menu of the day, besides special treatment to all Customers . Open since 2009 (and still run by the same family after all these years). The interiors still remain the same with the Italian Dolce Vita Fellini’s touch. It's a captivating environment, warmed by candles and dimmed light, shelves of wood with variety of pastas, daily flower arrangement on our Espresso bar (best coffee in town). Happily, it's not all about looks. The kitchen turns out impeccable homeland cuisine of the owners by two Italia
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