The foods of Northern Italy are presented here in a pleasant, lively atmosphere. Both floors of this restaurant provide an ocean view. The menu ranges ... More
Dolce Vita (La)
The foods of Northern Italy are presented here in a pleasant, lively atmosphere. Both floors of this restaurant provide an ocean view. The menu ranges from flavorful, inexpensive pizzas, handmade and cooked in the brick oven, to the traditional Chicken Cacciatore and a deluxe Osso Bucco. Desserts include Italian Gelato and Tiramisu (among others), and the bar provides both wines and Italian liqueurs. Live jazz serenades customers on Thursdays and Fridays.
It may seem sacreligious to go an Italian restaurant in Mexico, but it's been my family's experience that Mexico more than does justice to Italian food. La Dolce Vita is no exception. Sit upstairs at dusk for an outstanding view of the sunset and great people watching. Order the pizza-any kind-if you love a great wood-fired, thin-crust pizza with a huge variety of options.
We went twice the week we were there. They went out of their way to celebrate my mom's birthday without being asked to, and served an outstanding tiramisu with a lot of fanfare.
The only words of warning are to show any discount cards you may have at the START of the meal. Unlike other restaurants in PV, this wait staff doesn't want it at the end and can get a touch cranky about it.
A friend and I went to PV for a week, and loved this restaurant so much, we ate there 4 of the 7 days! If you are lucky enough to get a seat near the main strip, you are in for a treat. You can see the ocean, the beach, the people walking by. It cannot be beat!
Located right on the boardwalk and looking over the ocean, this resteraunt was located perfectly. Not only was the resteraunt itself great, but the food is actually AUTHENTIC italian. It wasn't that pricy, but the food is worth the bucks spent.
This place is really very good. The pizzas (oven baked) are one size for about $8 and two people can eat unless very hungry which we ate one ourselves. The dinner salads are good especially when you crave produce; you will not get sick. The ravioli and fetticine are also great. We ate their one time and then went back again that same week.
This restaurant was amazing. I was on an all-inclusive, ventured out one night for a dinner out and ended up going back another time during the vacation. I am still craving the food a year later it was so good. There is usually a line up outside so go early, but its worth the wait. Service of a fine dining restaurant, yet very resonably priced.
The decor was nice and the view amazing. However, the food was nowhere near authentic Italian and very, very bland. the reviews were good so I was very surprised to have tasteless food. I don't recommend it.
This was just a fun restaurant. The waiters are "adorable", and so happy to be serving you. The food was great. The price even better..
There were 4 of us and the bill was $150.00 which included appetizers, main meal, dessert and beers.
If you plan to go to downtown Puerto Vallarta, dont pass up this restaurant.
We loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I loved this place. I'm going to Puerto Vallarta in Feb. and I'm so excited to go eat at Dolce Vita! YUMMMM! They have great pizza, pasta, and my favorite were these little beef medallions covered with ham and cheese! I suggest you go a couple times when u are here. Also, friendly and fast service with great view and even better italian food! Thanks Dolce Vita...see you soon. Tess (Minnesota,US)
I love La Dolce Vita!! My husband and I both had pasta dishes and the portions were great and so is the price. We were first seated downstairs but it was really hot since the pizza brick oven was about 7 feet away and we were moved upstairs. Upstairs is the place to be seated, even if you don't get the best balcony seats you can still see the people and the ocean. It's much breezier upstairs and totally worth the wait if you have to. I would definitely go back to visit and I would say the wait staff here is the most attentive of all the PV restaurants. Great price for great food!