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Dolce Vita

221 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2309
+1 617-720-0422
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“veal” (21 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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221 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2309
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1 - 10 of 387 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small Italian Restaurant where the owner will greet you at the front door and seat you himself. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is great. There is a little old man that will serenade you with his accordion while you wait...More

Thank MR2600
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love all things Italian, so of course my senses went wild stepping in the Italian neighborhood of Boston. I’m from a larger city but we, most unfortunately, don’t have fabulous areas like this to visit. This was my first visit to Dolce Vita. The...More

Thank Patti S
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Three of us enjoyed a Sunday night dinner. Two of us were very pleased with our meals while one of us described the veal parmigiana dish as good but not great. I had the Veal Saltimbocca and found it superb while the third in our...More

Thank Fremdenfuhrer
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We ordered the fried calamari with a sweet marinara sauce. It was crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. My dinner was ravioli rosso (pink sauce). The sauce was perfect. The filling was cheese and topped with Parmesan. The plate came with 5...More

Thank Roberta B
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

My hubby and I went for lunch and I got the lemon chicken and the chicken was lacking flavor but the chicken itself was rubbery/stringy and just hard to chew. It was disgusting. The atmosphere was nice and the service was ok.

Thank Victoria S
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend. He wasn't wrong. We walked in with Amare Cantare (to love to sing) t-shirts. The owner saw us, came right over and gave us a romantic corner for two. We both had pasta (what else?) plates....More

Thank bogblogger
Reviewed 27 October 2017

My buddy Steve, A Bostonian for over 60 years, couldn’t shut up about this place so it’s where we ended up having dinner. So here is my review. The moment you enter La Dolce Vita Ristorante, you are personally greeted by the owner Franco Graceffa....More

Thank C0smic_Avenger
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

A great experience at Dolce Vita this evening, the owner invites everyone in, finds out some of what you like and what you don't and takes care of making just the right meal. Thanks for the service from all, the atmosphere and food, while pricey,...More

Thank makua
Reviewed 21 October 2017

One of the locals told us to come here. It's very quaint inside. We had very good food, but the service was excruciatingly slow. The restaurant wasn't packed at the time, either. Everything was fresh. Not sure I would go back, because there are so...More

Thank djbls
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Food was average. Drum pasta with tasteless dressing. Highly overpriced as for the quality. I wouldn't recommend.

Thank bubek12
Nearby
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like
being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and
Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants,
bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part
in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or
Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma
sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s
home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2309
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-720-0422
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