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Dolce Vita Cucina Italiana

10824 Fairfax Blvd. (Chain Bridge Rd.) Send to Phone
703-385-1530 | Menu
Dolce Vita beckons with its lusty Italian fare.

Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly
  • Parking available
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Entertainment: Vocalist
  • Kid-friendly

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Dolce Vita Cucina Italiana Restaurant Review

: With an Italian vocalist perched on his stool, Dolce Vita becomes all that it appears to be: a destination that is as much about sheer entertainment as it is about lusty Italian cooking. Wedges of good fresh bread are just the beginning of the meal, which might progress with a house pasta. With its prominent wood-burning oven, the restaurant makes a big fuss over its margherita pizza offered with assorted toppings of your choice. Although we stick to the simpler dishes, you might want to try the chicken, veal or beef entrées, but the prices are hefty. Since casual fun and casual dining underscore the Dolce Vita experience, we recommend simply enjoying a bottle of wine and a sandwich.


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