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“The best Italian food we had in New Zealand!”
Review of La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita
Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Ostend
Price range: $20 - $30
Description: La Dolce Vita Italian Kitchen is your stop for coffee, lunch and of course some of the best gelato outside of Italy. Our gelato is all made by hand in small batches right here on the island. "Too good to be true" Come and taste for yourself! Fresh pasta made daily. And now we also make authentic Neapolitan pizza - recently voted hands down the best pizza on the island by our fabulous community of customers!
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Description: La Dolce Vita Italian Kitchen is your stop for coffee, lunch and of course some of the best gelato outside of Italy. Our gelato is all made by hand in small batches right here on the island. "Too good to be true" Come and taste for yourself! Fresh pasta made daily. And now we also make authentic Neapolitan pizza - recently voted hands down the best pizza on the island by our fabulous community of customers!
Reviewed 8 October 2020

We stumbled upon this amazing place as soon as we arrived in Waiheke and had the most delicious pastas you can imagine (at the cheapest price of any other meal we had here). Their tomato sauce is the best I tasted. Honestly. And the meat ragu was unbelievable, as were the other pastas We tried. On our second visit they had gelato and OMG was it good. After having 4 gelato portions for the four of us, we had to order the other two flavours we haven’t tried, so we can conclude that each and every one of them was divine. I don’t often write reviews but this Little unassuming gem needs acknowledgement. This is someone who clearly knows how to make good food with so much love you can feel in every bite. He imports his pistachios and hazelnuts from Sicily for got sake! Please go there - you won’t be disappointed.

Date of visit: October 2020
1  Thank nuritz2016
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Reviewed 19 March 2020

Chanced upon this place while searching for breakfast. Came back after breakfast to enjoy the ice cream - so smooth, creamy and yummy! Highly recommend: Pistachio, and Lemon.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 13 February 2020 via mobile

Had a delicious La Roca salad
Authentic and good value for money. Then i had a vege dish that was also very good.
On other visits ive had their gelato. The hazelnut is so yum that it blows my mind.
Lovely decor great food friendly service. A hidden gem on Waiheke

Date of visit: February 2020
1  Thank zoltang_13
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Reviewed 1 January 2023 via mobile
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Date of visit: January 2023
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