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“Great experience”

Roberto's Dolce Vita
Ranked #18 of 39 Restaurants in Ship Bottom
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Welcome to Roberto's Dolce Vita located in Beach haven Terrace just north of Beach Haven. Roberto's has been a family owned and operated business since 1993. Robert Biele is the executive chef with over 25 years of fine dining and catering experience. The staff and chefs at Roberto's have been a fixture in this establishment for the better part of 20 years. The restaurant menu consists of Northern Italian/Continental cuisine. The nightly specials should be seriously considered. The food is always prepared with the freshest and finest ingredients using old world care. The chefs at Roberto's make sure that every dish is made to Robert's highest standards. The restaurant decor is elegant yet has a comfortable feel. You can dine there for your most celebrated moments or come in for a quick meal for two. Also remember that Roberto's is a BYOB. In the winter remember to try the fireside dining room.
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We had our anniversary dinner here, and it was a thoroughly delightful experience. It was a Thursday night and very quiet in the restaurant. We started with New Zealand mussels...they were tender, garlicky and huge! Glad we decided to share as it was a very generous portion. Dinner was chicken piccata and chicken Marsala, both of which were tasty. Our waitress, the owner’s daughter, was friendly and efficient. We had an extended conversation with her as it was not very busy. We also got into a conversation with another table, LBI locals, and it really made the experience more memorable. No room for dessert, but the choices were tempting. Hope to return sometime soon!

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Dolce Vita ? not so much, food is very average, Pasta without much taste.
All on the heavy side, no value for money considering the considerable bill in a byob

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

I don't know why we never ate here before. We will definitely be going back. The menu is full of solid Italian food choices but also has some very interesting things on it. We loved the clam soup and all the entrees we order. Everything was cooked perfectly. The bus boys were prompt without rushing us while they cleared empty plates and dishes. The staff really seemed to enjoy being there and worked together more as a team than I have ever seen in a restaurant. The only down point was our waitress who did not seem to know the menu very well. Her descriptions of the menu items, and especially the desserts, were generally wrong.. The menu is straightforward enough that this did become a problem and we did find the waitress to be a very good server.

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Years ago, we enjoyed dining at Roberto's. We stopped going because we did not appreciate waiting to be seated for as much as 15 to 30 minutes after our reservation time. The waiting area was small and crowded. The person in charge was not always pleasant.

We went back last week and again tonight. The food is amongst the best Italian food on LBI. Our waitresses were excellent! Friendly and very helpful.

The young staff (related to Roberto?) who welcomed us need training in customer service. After five plus years some things do not change.

Put up with the young welcoming staff and enjoy a wonderful dinner with great service. An older woman who welcomed us last week is excellent.

Part of the problem may be that the planned extent of the meals is greater than the restaurant expects. As a result, people wait until tables free up. This should be a simple reservation system problem that can be solved very easily.

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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I both enjoyed veal dishes. The veal was extremely tender and flavorful. The portions were very generous and the food quality was excellent. I recommend the veal francese and my husband enjoyed the veal saltimboca. The fresh hot bread was delicious too!

Thank JaniceD24
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