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La Dolce Vita

9785 Santa Monica Blvd. (Wilshire Blvd.) Send to Phone
Old-school Italian restaurant with an intimate atmosphere.


 
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La Dolce Vita, Beverly Hills, CA

La Dolce Vita Restaurant Review

: A celebrity favorite since it opened in 1966 --- often frequented by Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack --- this Italian eatery has maintained its intimate atmosphere with roomy leather booths, brick walls, white linen-topped tables illuminated by miniature lamps, and the charming maître d', Ruben, who knows your name and preferred table and dishes. Though the classic Italian menu does not offer pizza, there are many other dishes from which to choose, such as baked goat cheese served with spinach, calamari or zucchini fritti; minestrone; and a shrimp and avocado salad for appetizers. From the long list of pastas, we have enjoyed the eggplant stuffed with angel hair pasta, fresh tomato, basil and melted mozzarella. Servers will finish your entrées tableside by cutting the calf's liver seasoned with balsamic vinegar, the lamb chops, or broiled wild-caught salmon. If you opt for the sausages, note that they are made in the kitchen, which will also be happy to prepare almost any dish that you request and don't see on the menu. To stay in the Italian repertoire, choose the ricotta cheesecake or tartufo to end your dinner. The full bar complements the short wine list composed of Italian and California selections. And the sweet life continues at La Dolce Vita…
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