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Reviewed 14 June 2020

Ate here two nights ago for Brazilian Valentine's day. We had the bruschetta appetizer (amazing), Massa Calamarata with Grilled Shrimp and Papardele with Tartufata Salsa and Fresh Mushrooms. Both of the main dishes were very tasty, but as someone else mentioned below, the plates are...very heavy / rich. To the point my wife began getting that sick to her stomach feeling halfway through, and couldn't eat anymore. And as someone else mentioned, their desserts are definitely their weak point. Neither of ours were particularly good. But given how fairly priced this place is for a fine dining restaurant, it was great and I would go back.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 6 March 2020

We come to this restaurant occasionally for a special treat. The most recent visit was fantastic. The menu always has lots of interesting dishes - fresh pasta, octopus, fish, duck, slow-cooked meats etc. Everything is beautifully presented and the range of flavours and cooking techniques...used here is far above what you generally find in Brazil, even in the pricier restaurants. While the dining room is elegant, the restaurant is not at all pretentious and everyone is made to feel welcome.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 2 February 2020 via mobile

A great environment, amazing staff who are very into great customer service. The food was to die for, I loved it so much that I went back on 2 consecutive nights. The home made nhoque was my favorite followed by the “pulpit” very reasonable price....A MUSTMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Fantastic, original food creatively prepared. They speak English too which helps. Service was very good as well. We ate at 7:45 and nobody was there. By the time we left it was packed so reservations a must if you eat at 9pm!

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 29 May 2018

It was a excelent dining experiance it was excelente from start to finish Will go back again and again

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed 18 May 2018

I have traveled all over Brazil and this is one of the best meals I have eaten. For a smaller city, this restaurant is a must try if you are in Florianopolis. We picked this restaurant based on the reviews from Trip Advisor and we...were not disappointed. It was fabulous. It was a bit of a taxi ride from our hotel, but definitely worth it. The service, the food and the ambience were all fantastic! It is a bit expensive, but, you will definitely not be disappointed. Bon appetit!More

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Good restaurant with a nice setting. The service was not as good as expected, a beer we ordered never found its way to our table and an entry dish was forgotten. Instead of apologizing the cook was cheeky and a bit arrogant. The food looked...pretty good but wasn’t that great, after reading the reviews we expected it to be better. Also the air conditioning was very strong and apparently there’s no way to adjust it... I guess it’s a very special air conditioning! After all I would say you get better food and service for less in many places in Floripa!More

Date of visit: January 2018
76ju, Gerente at Dolce Vita Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent, we have been to Terrase Italia in Sao Paulo but this was so much better. The place was really cosy :)

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Ricardo is one of the most talented in the Island, his wife runs the saloon superbly and knows her wine very well and the ambiance is very pleasant, what more can I say? Definetely reccomended.

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Testaurant wirh a beautiful terrasse with view to the lake and a nice dining room for the windy days. Very good mediterranean cuisine and a good wine choice to go with it!

Date of visit: February 2017
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Dolce Vita Restaurante is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5