La Dolce Vita (Wexford) restaurant
6-7 Trimmers Lane, Wexford, Wexford Town
The restaurant’s seriously tempting menu in Italian with English translations, include home-made Italian bread with oil, fresh soup of the day, or risotto of the day. Excellent salads are offered and a range of pasta dishes,
also it has some more serious dishes, like grilled sea bass with salmoriglio dressing and Italian sausage with lentils. Don’t leave without tasting at least one of Roberto’s lovely desserts, a perfect panna cotta, orange and lemon tart, a classic tiramisu, with a really good coffee,or leisurely enjoy a selection of delectable Italian cheeses and hams, fragrant wines and good company.
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Reviewed 21st October 2014 (visited 18 October 2014 )
Had a fabulous meal here in this gorgeous, busy little place. Delicious food, amazing coffee and such nice and helpful staff.
Reviewed 28th October 2013 (visited 24 October 2013 )
We found the food to be average for price. I ordered Calves Liver - was not asked how I liked it, but it was tasty, though sitting on top of watery onions. Pasta was very disappointing, overcooked and smothered with a poor tomato sauce. Salad ordered did not appear, and we were overcharged for one coffee. The waitress appeared totally deaf [although only two tables occupied] and it was the owner who stepped in to serve us. The bill also showed two iems listed as 'tax' that amounted to 13% of bill [only noticed this later]. Will be slow to return.
Reviewed 03rd October 2013 (visited 27 September 2013 )
Beautiful food at bargain prices. I went here with my Wife as it was recommended to us, I will be passing on the recommendations myself. Staff were lovely too. If I was to make a suggestion, they should use table cloths, it would make the place look a little more upmarket, although at their prices for the food, table cloths would have to be washed and they can't really be making much on the food costs. A+++++++++++++++++
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Reviewed 18th February 2012 (visited 18 February 2012 )
My wife and I visited the above restaurant expecting to be bowled over by the food and service of this much lauded restaurant. Our experience could not have been more different. My wife who is a big fan of Italian food had the roast veg pasta which she described as being one of the worst Italian meals she had ever eaten the vegetables were undercooked and the spaghetti which was laden with what appeared to be tomatoe sauce was very stodgy and she left most of it behind. My lamb meatballs came with the same unappetising sapaghetti. The meatballs were very hard on the outside and were a very average offering. We found the wine list very disappointing as it was very limited. We choose a bottle of Gari which was overpriced and overchilled. As the mains were so disappointing we didnt both sampling the deserts. The sparking water was only available in small bottles. The tap water was supplied in a glass jug was dirty on the outside. The cutlery was wrapped in cheap paper napkins. Overall our experience was very negative was very bad value and neither of us enjoyed nor even half finished our meal. We wont be returning nor recommending this restaurant to anyone.
Reviewed 10th August 2011 (visited 29 July 2011 )
This place is a must. Wonderful food, all freshly prepared, and good value too. I had the Spaghetti Aglio, Olio E Peperoncino which was fantastic, easily the best 'version' of this dish I've ever had. My wife and daughter both had the prawn dish which was also super, my son had a panini. Great Friday lunch! All washed down with a very reasonably priced pinot grigio. The place was packed, though we did get a table very quickly. Service was top class and the chef/owner came out several times and checked with each table that everything was OK. Can’t wait to go back.
Reviewed 21st May 2011 (visited 15 April 2011 )
This little italian in wexford town is one of my favourites and is always very busy at lunchtime so it is best to get there before 1 oclock as they have a regular clientele. There is seating inside and outside. We opted for the parma ham salad with parmesan and the italian sausage with lentils with the homemade white bread and olive oil, delicious, followed by the pana cotta which was very rich but good. The walls are lined with shelves of italian pastas,oils/biscuits etc which are all for sale. They have specials on the board everyday and plenty of choice.
Reviewed 04th July 2010 (visited 23 June 2010 )
This is authentic Italian trattoria food well cooked. The staff are mostly local but have been well trained and know there Amaratriciana from their Arrabiata. The proprietor hits the floor during the meal frequently and is clearly proud of his menu and his restaurant. He has every reason to be so. The food is fresh, really well cooked and for once does justice to Italian cuisine in Ireland. Highly recommended and great value for money.
Reviewed 22nd December 2009 (visited 30 October 2009 )
Have visited Dolce Vita a number of times for lunch, and decided to give the newly offered evening menu a try with a friend of mine. Overall it was fab. Both our starters (I had prawns and my friend had salad) and mains (I had monkfish and my friend had a tomato pasta) were gorgeous. Could not fault them... I really loved my friends main though, couldnt stop eating her leftovers! Portions were also very generous and our bread basket (with yum homemade olive bread) along with olive oil dip was filled up twice. I also had some lovely Pinot Grigio.....the final bill was very reasonable. I would highly recommend Dolce Vita somewhere very reasonable, informal atmosphere and great food.
Reviewed 25th September 2009 (visited 9 September 2009 )
Met some friends here for lunch. Sat outside in an area designated for eating and free from the hustle and bustle of town traffic (vehicles & people!). Soaked up the sun over a galss of wine and a beatiful itialian dish. It felt like we were in Italy. During our meal the waiter called around to our table to ensure everything was to our satisfaction, and returned moments later with a basket of beautifl breads to soak up the remainder of the delicious delicate sauce which remained in the bottom of our pasta bowls. Yum! And at such great value, a must place to visit!
Reviewed 11th August 2009 (visited 7 August 2009 )
I was here with a group last week. Food was nice, starter portions were big. I probably would go back again, but I was slightly annoyed that only a lunch menu was available on this site, and a "€" value on the prices. We came for dinner and this place was not cheap. Perhaps the € is for the lunch menu, but I dont think any main course was under 20 quid...
Reviewed 12th July 2009 (visited 10 July 2009 )
My wife and I ate here on Fri evening.I need to point out that it clearly states on their business card that last orders are 10.00pm on Fri/Sat night. I had huge expectations,as this restaurant is classed as 1 of the top 100 restaurants in the country, and the no.1 restaurant in wex town, according to the Bridgestone guide. I was shocked to arrive and see no linen on the tables. Not even a table setting. We were given cutlery wrapped in paper napkin.My wife had salmon fish Cake and veggie pasta and I had Penne with sausage/mushroom, and then the Veal.Fish cake was amazingly dry, as if the fish was blitzed first, it defo needs some type of dip if this is how it's served all the time. My pasta/sausage/mushroom starter came out with sauce on the rim of the dish, very unprofessional. There was bits of crumbled meat in it, I presume this was sausage. It was tasty. Veggie pasta was fine, nothin special. Girl came to the table to say we have no veg left for side order and asked if I would have MORE pasta as a side.Veal came out, shocking presentation for such a hyped restaurant. It looked like 2 slices of beef from a carvery with gravy, if ya get the picture. Thats all that was on the plate, and a big wedge of tomato. It was tasty. Now on to the most unbelievable part of the night, we were left with our dessert menus for almost 10 mins. We ordered @ 10.15pm. My wife asked for the ice-cream, sorry we don't have any left. I asked for the Chocolate Fondant type thing, she said NO, SORRY, THE KITCHEN IS CLOSED, WE TURNED OFF THE OVEN @ 10.00. This is the craziest thing in a restaurant I have ever heard. They should clearly state on their menu, IF YOU WANT SOMETHING HOT, PLEASE ORDER BEFORE 10.00 AS WE TURN OFF THE OVENS. I do know that the owners were not there on the night so maybe that has something to do with it. So our night summed up, average food, very poor presentation, no veg, no ice-cream, no warm choc dessert as it was after 10.00. We will not be be back,
The last time I vistied this premised for lunch I was also dissapointed, when my pasta dish came the portion seemed very small for a main course, I questioned this and was told that was a normal portion. I finished my meal, the price was excessive for what I got. needless to say I haven't been back. we are blessed with a selection of good resteraunts, in Wexford serving good food at a reasonable price.
Reviewed 28th March 2009 (visited 15 March 2009 )
I have been here several times and intend to go many more! The dishes are authentic and the pasta is extremely fresh. The service is friendly and the menu is not overpriced. The only drawback is the cramped seating space, but they have a nice seating area outside(if you get the weather!!)
Reviewed 12th December 2008 (visited 12 December 2008 )
The best italian food in Ireland .The rooms is ok ,the service better when the chef patron is in.The food however is Italian ,not an interpretation for Irish clients. Great wine list with nice selection by the glass.As chef is fron liguria one expects good pesto , but his is historic ,ditto the risotto.
Reviewed 09th December 2008 (visited 6 December 2008 )
I went to La Dolce Vita with friends on a very busy Saturday afternoon. We arrived slightly after the lunch hour and tables were fast emptying, but they still seated the three of us at a tiny table meant for two 'in case' they needed the bigger table for four. Other than that, the food was perfect for lunch and the Pinot Grigio was great! The prices were very reasonable for what we ordered.
Reviewed 09th December 2008 (visited 9 December 2008 )
3 of us lunched here today, were welcomed by the owner / chef a small thing but a very nice touch,we arrived early to ensure we got a table, staff were knowledgeable, friendly and efficient, I ate the veal, wife had the macaroni and mother had the liver, all were excellent. we had 2 coffees, bought some lovely milano and porcini all for under €65.00!! Great value, great place We have been here several times, it is always a good excuse to visit Wexford