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a wonderful place

I am going to guess the majority of these people complaining are 20 somethings with disgusting manners and no patience. The ffod was SUPERB, the service was wonderful, they know how to please a woman. My suggestion is that the GenXer's get a clue and go to McDonalds' if they need to eat quick. After 6 pm you should not take young children to this type of restraunt, get a sitter and let the rest of us that have been ... view more

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I'm Itaiian and usually have never had a bad comment to say about going to the north end to eat, however since I had a baby 3 years ago I have not been able to go out to eat much. I decided to take my out of town guests to the dolce vita and was very disapponted. The food was lousy and expensive not to mention the bread was hard like a rock!! Poor service. I will never go there again

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I have eaten at Dolce Vita and though I was a bigger fan of the old (quieter) location, I always enjoyed the food and thought the owner's bravado was a fun part of the experience. I have recommended the place time and time again to tourists and Bostonians alike. However - I will never be able to do so again and I am outraged and horrified by what I learned yesterday evening. I encountered two women talking on ... view more

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A long-time patron who will not be returning....

Over the past several years I have been to Dolce Vita many times, returning primarily because of the fun atmosphere and the food. When I had friends visiting from out of town to celebrate my birthday, I made a reservation for a party of 15 in a private room on Saturday night.\r \r When I arrived at the restaurant, I was floored by how horribly I was treated by the owner, Frank. When I attempted to let him know we h... view more

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Bring a Small Apetitie and a Large Amount of Cash

Hi Everyone, here is the straight story on Dolce Vita. If you know Italian food, are Italian, have been to Italy or know how to read a basic Italian cook book you should probably go elsewhere. Very cheesy from the loud owner greeting you ( like you just got to the Disney Italian Restaurant ride in Orlando) to the included bread which was just as tasty as toasted Italian Bread from Shaw's. Orders were overpriced (an u... view more

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Perfect! Fantastic food, wonderful atmosphere, great service. Everything was fresh, authentic, and delicious. Will come back often.

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We've been to Roma. This is as close as you get - food (small bites make it last), service (prego!), and atmosphere, especially on a beautiful late April night with the front windows open. We happily waited 10 mins after a reserved time with good bar service. Enjoyed a leisurely meal on a busy night. Hanover St. is full of authenticity, and Dolce Vita is a perfect example.

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An experience in and of itself!

RESERVATIONS? \r This review serves to give folks a heads up! Dolce Vita doesn't take reservations. Good LUCK! If you know the owner, they MIGHT hold a table ""Goodfella's"" style!\r \r Otherwise, it's first come.....first served. \r \r I have frequented this place for close to 7 years now. The first time I believe, was at the old location. It just keeps getting better! The olives, bread, oil and vinegar.... ... view more

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Worst service ever!!!

My friends and I had a sat/9pm dinner reservation. We got there at 8:30 so we could be ready to sit down when our table was ready. We were not seated until 11:15pm. The waiter asked one member of the group if she would like an appetizer. He took the liberty to give us 3 orders even though no one else wanted or ordered an appetizer. The dinner took forever and was average at best. When the bill came, we were shocked. ... view more

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Worst reservation experience ever!

Owner DOES NOT honor reservations! Arrived 20 minutes early--we were never asked our name, he has no reservation book. Told to wait, and we did for almost an hour to no avail. He gives the SAME story to every person walking thru the door. Place is noisy and resembles a cafeteria. Please read other reviews similar to this one-- it is all true- i wish that i had known--the owner gives no consideration to your dining ... view more

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