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Rijnplein, 15 | 2405 db, Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

One of our favourite restaurants in Alphen aan den Rijn! As usual we had the surprise menu, which, as usual, was delicious! They had a new wine menu with some fine wines on it. If only the waiters had been a little bit more observing, I would have had one or two more glasses!

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

Yes you can! I heard mixed reviews about this place,but that must have been under a former owner! A few months ago I had a fantastic meal there,a big surprise! I used to live near Naples and know something about the food there. Memories of Fellini Antonioni,the delicious meal! I will come back soon! Peter Prins

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Normally I order the surprise menu, but this time I opted to go à la carte, as they recently changed their menu. Started with scallops which were delicious. The red mullet I ordered as a main course was very good also. I really like the fact that they have wine recommendations next to the courses on the menu and that... More 

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130 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Dolce Vita is one of the very few restaurants where I will let the chef surprise me. Mainly because so far it has always been a wonderful experience! This time we had the 3-course version. The first and last course both contain a combination of multiple starters/desserts. You actually get quite a lot of starters and desserts! The main course... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

Been here several times and always had a good experience. They offer 2 surprise menu's consisting of a selection of starters, two main courses and one with, one without a selection of desserts. I normally don't like surprise menu's, but at Dolce Vita I'm more than happy to go for it. The restaurant is right across the local theater and... More 

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

Dinner for two. Suprise menu from the chef. Delicious food, served with a smile. A short talk with Stefano, the owner. Great coffee with sambuca for desert. I will surely return tot Dolce Vita.

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Alphen aan den Rijn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

The five of us had the menu with a choice of various small first courses (vitello tonnato, grilled vegetables, fish etc.). My main course was a succulent lamb fillet with truffle risotto. The dessert also consisted of various small desserts. We had a rose to go with the meal, one of the best rose wines I have ever tasted. Combined... More 

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Bodegraven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

Dolce Vita is just a nice surprise. The staff on average is young but they do know what they are doing: warm and customer friendly. Whatever is on the menu, it's all delicious and good value for money. Nice atmosphere as well. All in all an almost authentic Italian food (+ drink) experience in the middle of the green heart... More 

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Boskoop, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

They certainly try hard and are on a good way: service was excellent, staff present, caring, trying to be of service - and very kind. They will take your coat, remind you to take your valuables with you, it you at a nice spot. Food is presented in an attractive manner and the starters were much to our satisfaction. They... More 

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012 via mobile

The menu was absolutely given a special expectation, although a good presentation the food was average. The antipasta was great but too much and expensive, the main meal average as mentioned. The wine, we took a Sauvignon Chardonnay from Banfi was ok, but again expensive.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rijnplein, 15 | 2405 db, Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Alphen aan den Rijn

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