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US$31 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Delivery, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 3 October 2022 via mobile

An awesome establishment, they welcome you in like family. Food and drinks were amazing. Very rare these days to have the owner greet you, sit you, and serve you. Make this your stop.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 15 September 2022 via mobile

Absolute must. The owner greets you and welcomes you in. He is meticulous about your service. Extremely friendly. Bruschetta is so great. Fresh tomatoes. Meals were extremely flavorful. Highly recommend. You will regret missing this gem.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 10 August 2022 via mobile

Picked this restaurant via TripAdvisor reviews. Delish!!! Atmosphere was great. Owner seated us and took our order. Food was delish. Cannoli to go was soooooo good😍.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 7 July 2022

We ate here before going on to the Improv show. The restaurant had a good vibe and the host was very personable. The food was okay but no more than that.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 27 June 2022

We stopped by just by chance and were so happy we did. The restaurant has a lot of atmosphere. The staff is warm and friendly and the food is sooooo gooood.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 2 June 2022

My wife had the manicotti and I had the gnocchi with lobster cream sauce, Both meals were very good. James our server was terrific. We finished with delicious cappuccino cake,

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 30 May 2022 via mobile

Had the pleasure of randomly picking an Italian restaurant in the North End. Franco, the owner and mature d’ greeted us on the curb as we walked by and asked us to join him for dinner. As we said sure, he walked us to a...beautiful outdoor table and suggested our first appetizer. From there the wine, bread and service were outstanding. Franco then asked us what we wanted for dinner and just like that we had two great meals, eggplant lasagna and cavatelli with Bolognese, Both dishes were excellent and we would order again. Rounded out dinner with crème brûlée and two limoncello , great dining experience.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 28 May 2022 via mobile

I set up a special night out for dinner for my daughters 18th birthday. Only instead her and her friends were ignored by the staff and got treated horribly. They never had anyone even come to greet them or take a drink order. Parties around...them came and left before they even received their food. I understand, I used to wait tables, you see a big group of 18 year olds and think “great, that’s a crappy tip”. However that is no excuse for how they were treated last night. My daughter was so excited for this dinner out with her friends and the lack of any service at this restaurant really put a d as damper on their night. She said the food was good, but that was about it.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 15 May 2022

Very authentic. Right down to most of the staff speaking Italian. Not a very large place. Conveniently located to the center/close to hotels. The canneloni and Fettuccine Bolognese were good. If you go on a Friday or Saturday, make reservations. We made reservations for Sunday...at 5. Wasn't needed at the time, but the restaurant filled up pretty quick after.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 18 March 2022

We visited Dolce Vita on a recommendation from a friend. The food, service and atmosphere were all excellent. The tortellini fromagia, gnocchi and chicken Parmesan were all amazing. The Caesar salad was weird and a bit fishy. But overall we were very pleased.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 11 February 2022

If your looking for a quiet comfy place with AMAZING food then Dulce Vita is the place!! The Stuffed Shells are Amazing!! Live Violin playing! It's so nice.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 24 October 2021 via mobile

Once again they out did themselves. Veal Parmigiano was over the top. Corner table, romantic dinner with my wife Erin Senato.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 19 September 2021 via mobile

Food was under average, saying the least… Service was bad, the waiter had no tolerance at all. We felt unwelcome, had an unpleasant experience will not recommend to our friends.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 5 August 2021 via mobile

A must stop when visiting Boston in the North End. The service and food was amazing and it feels like you are having dinner at owner Franco’s house.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 1 August 2021 via mobile

I don’t know where to begin, so I’ll start at the beginning. We got a table in the open window. We met the owner’s cousin on the street outside walking by greeting people in the restaurant. We were welcomed by the table behind us who...have been eating there for 30 years. We told Franco, the owner what we liked ….. and he made it for us. $125 later with huge portions, bread, 2 glasses of wine, and the best Italian experience we’ve ever had…… let’s just say I’m trying to figure out when we can come back before we have to go home. It’s FABULOUS!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Yes, Dolce Vita Ristorante offers takeaway services.

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Dolce Vita Ristorante is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4