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La Dolce Vita

400 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719-2079
+1 732-749-3177
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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400 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719-2079
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Reviews (222)
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Reviewed yesterday

We were greeted by the owner Giuseppe which was very nice... The place was packed & he was able to get us a table... The atmosphere was great, but LOUD... We had the stuffed artichoke appetizer which was Excellent... I had linguine & Clams which...More

Thank Louis A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was ok, nothing to really write home about. Maybe when the summer officially kicks off the food and the service will be better.

Thank Bayinna P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Been here numerous times over the years but this year is the first time we have been coming to Happy Hour. The bar is small however, we always seem to get a seat quickly. Love the bartender Meghan who is very attentive and delightful to...More

Thank Licia M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At our window seat, viewing boardwalk and beach across the street, we had a delightful mid-afternoon lunch. The wine prices are good and so is even the house wine. The waiter was very personable and service was very good. Most importantly the items chosen were...More

Thank rectorydoor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a cold rainy day in March, we had a terrific salad in the glassed in front room, overlooking the ocean, with the fireplace roaring. Delicious salad with pears, walnuts and balsamic, and service was great. Looking forward to dinner next month. Will update this...More

Thank Pat K
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This place has the best happy hour food and drink specials. One could skip dinner and just keep grazing at the bar because the food I'd just that good. But, the restaurant is not to be missed either. Spectacular food, really good deals, wonderful staff....More

Thank josephfanning42
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The food is better than average to very good. The wine list includes good wines that are reasonably priced compared to many restaurants too. The service is very good & the location by the sea make it fun dining. However, it gets busy at 6:00PM,...More

Thank jjensen224
Reviewed 7 April 2017

My favorite restaurant in the area was closed. So, for my birthday dinner, my husband and I decided on La Dolce Vita. Great choice! We had the fried calamari, as an appetizer. It was cooked to perfection and tasted wonderful. For dinner, my husband had...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I visited my daughter & met my three grandchildren for the first time. We were a little apprehensive about taking the kids into this upmarket venue but were pleasantly surprised by the welcome & assistance (high Chairs) we got. Our table had a sun roof...More

Thank Rory S
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Went with family- 9 adults and 2 children for dinner. Though I had been there two or three times and always left satisfied, this time I was very satisfied because food was great ( was other times as well) and to keep all of our...More

Thank GraceG654
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Does La Dolce Vita have gluten-free options?
29 March 2016|
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Response from Billy R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know about gluten free there.
Is La Dolce Vita still a BYO during winter months?
18 January 2016|
What is your answer?
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Karen S
Is there a dress code?
16 July 2015|
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Response from PATRICIA R | Reviewed this property |
No dress code something casual nice is perfect.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719-2079
    (4th Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Belmar
  • Phone Number: +1 732-749-3177
  • E-mail
La Dolce Vita is family owned and operated by two generations both ZIO (uncle) Giuseppe Salpietro and Nipote (nephew) Nicola Fuccilli Invite you to experience their passion for Italian cuisine and culture. The story of La Dolce Vita began five decades ago in a small town in the hills of Sicily. It is from here that co-owner Giuseppe Salpietro brings authentic cuisine, traditions and customs, which come from centuries of good living. La Dolce Vita believes in bringing this passion for Dolce Vita, translates to mean the sweet life, into every dish that leaves our kitchen. It is our goal to make every customer feel like part of our very own family. We at La Dolce Vita believe in family and invite you and your family in to our Restaurant to experience a variety of fantastic taste to please every palate.