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.
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 location of La Dolce Vita can't be beat - any cab driver in Puerto Vallarta knows where it is - and it is easy to walk to from anywhere on the Malceon. Beautiful ocean views can be enjoyed from the open air windows and the interior is very charming - as is the large wooden door at the entrance.
The food was mediocre at best. I have been to La Dolce Vita on two seperate occassions and have been dissapointed both times. The owners are trying very hard to serve "American" pizza - and it does not translate well with the ingredients available in Mexico. Manchego cheese - while my favorite - creates a gooey unappetizing topping on any pizza.
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.