Cuisine: Italian, Latin American, South American
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35+

Not heard the hype over this Latin-American and Italian restaurant yet? Find out why customers keep giving this hidden gem 5-star reviews…

Now, under new management and staff, La Dolce Vita restaurant located in the heart of Te Anau, Southland has been reinvigorated with a brand new menu and look. With fresh homemade pasta on site every day, inventive and a team of smiling staff ready to accommodate your every need, this spot is fast becoming a locals’ favourite.

Serving up an exciting and innovative menu of Latin-American and Italian inspired meals, these chefs aren’t afraid to push your culinary boundaries! Give their Lamb Sorrentinos, Fussili Octopus Putanesca or our Dolce Vita's antipasti a taste, or dive into their variety of seafood dishes such as Fettuccine di Mare or our Smoked Salmon Canelloni. Feeling adventurous? Try their unique Italian pizzas!. Save room for their famous Gorgonzola cake made out of gorgonzola and mascarpone cheese, pear jam and berry sauce though!

Located on the main street, just a minutes’ walk from Lake Te Anau, La Dolce Vita invites you to enjoy a unique dining experience with their friendly team and talented chefs.

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La Dolce Vita
23 Town Centre
Te Anau 9600

Open Hours:
Everyday from 5.00 p.m to 21:30 p.m

Phone: 03 249 8895
Website: www.facebook.com

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La Dolce Vita
Location: Te Anau
Cuisine: Italian, Latin American, South American
Mains: $20 - $35+

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Amy Taylor

Nice little Italian. Not much variety on the menu. We ordered the Mediterranean gnocchi & the margerita pizza. Both tasty.

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Jill Sanders

tasty food , great service. Will be a must next time we visit TE Anau.

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Geok Keow Tan

Foods were great, service was good.

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Sasha Mackay

We expected good meals, but La Dolce Vita delivered excellent food every course. Began with a fantastic, big antipasto platter with stuffed mushrooms, figs, prosciutto, goat's cheese, and marinated vegetables. Next, the daily special (lamb rack with sweetcorn puree and a zesty salsa), and salmon and pesto pizza. Both tasted even better than they looked! We were too full for dessert, but they sounded great. Highly recommend this place.

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Very good value for money meal. Friendly staff and good service.

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We had a very enjoyable meal at La Dolce Vita. We are smoked salmon cannoloni and venison gnocchi and they were both delicious.
The service was fast and friendly!

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Mina Gao

My friend and I enjoyed our dinner here,especially the entree mail with scallops,every meal have its own different flavors and high light ,leave some room for desert cos they are sooo good!

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Sandy Lau

We had a great time dinning at La Dolce Vita. Four of us, we ordered five mains and all are really good. I enjoyed my mushroom risotto and the delicious vegetarian pizza. Would love to go back for dinner again.

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Delicious food. The lamb pasta was the standout dish, but we enjoyed all three courses. Would definitely go back.

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Julie H

We had a great experience at La Dulce Vita. The service and food were excellent. I would highly recommend the venison- it was the best I have ever had. We also had the chocolate dessert which was really yummy!

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What a delightful evening after a long drive! We relaxed with wonderful wine chosen to fit an amazing selection of food. The octopus was brilliant! & the tender venison, both a reminder of the delights of wild New Zealand.

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Mark Tan

Food is good and the desserts were awesome ! Service was good too !

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Selena Leung

Fantastoc Service, the seafood risotto and fettucine were tasty but the tiramisu lacked flavour. We enjoyed our dinner here.

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Alex Matheson

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and time at La Dolce Vita, many thanks and commendations to the staff and chef. The food was wonderfully cooked and presented, with interesting and delicious takes on Italian cuisine. We loved each of the three courses and all of the flavors and sometimes less-often-used ingredients worked perfectly together. Approachable and professional service to top it off. I can't recommend this restaurant enough, it was head and shoulders above our other dining experiences in Te Anau. Thank you!

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We enjoyed the best meal we had in Te Anau, - the lamb and the fish meals were generous and delicious. The creme brûlée also. Even better with first table.
Malcolm

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Mina Gao

four of us had dinner here tonight. The service was great and the food was awesome. We had the crayfish pasta and lamb rack and the venison. All the meals were sooooo good size and left is feeling full. The crayfish was lovely and the freshly made pasta was also excellent. The lamb rack and vinison was cooked perfectly and melted in your mouth. It's the best lamb rack we have had since being in NZ. Although we were full, we wanted to try the berry crumble which was the dessert of the day . It was absolutely amazing. We were so glad we ordered it. Highly recommend this restaurant. The meal was very reasonably priced considering the quality. We have paid much more for meals no where near as good. We rolled out of there full and very happy.

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Our experience at La Dolce Vita was perfect. We were celebrating our anniversary and had a romantic evening made possible by great service and delicious food. The restaurant is personal and has an open kitchen so we could watch the magic happen before our eyes. I never expected to find such great value and truly delicious food in Te Anau. Thanks you for a wonderful evening, we will definitely be back.

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this was our first experience with First Table and not only was it an easy process to join and book through First Table but our meal was wonderful. This is the only restaurant in Te Anau with First Table opportunities and it would be great if there were more restaurants joining. Staff were so friendly, the decor was simple and yet welcoming and the Chef certainly knew what she was doing! The meal was so delicious and there was choice for everyone. Thank you so much.

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Zoë Dobbs

Really lovely food. Highly recommend going. Would definitely dine there again

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Melissa Sievewright

Was a nice place, kids menu was a bit poor for choice, and no coloring, The mains awesome,

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Denise Manns

The food and service are excellent. This is the second time we go and definitely will go again. Also been recommending to our friends and family that live around the area.

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Great food and my kids thought the kids spag bol was "amazing!" Thanks for having a decent kids meal to
choose from!

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A great variety of food to cater all people especially children. Various prices and lovely environment

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Sara Litchfield

What a wonderful dinner - we had the venison carpaccio and the bruschetta to start, the lamb rack and salmon for mains, and shared a delicious cheesecake to finish, accompanied by a light and tasty Hawkes Bay sav. Considering the quality of the dishes, we were surprised at the generous size of the portions, and everything was presented beautifully. The staff were friendly and attentive and we had a lovely dining experience. We'll be back!

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Paula Andrea

Amazig!!! the best Pisco Sour in NZ.

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We Really enjoyed our meals and the service was great. We will definitely go there again.

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Lauren Sandri

Beautiful food and great service

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Mark White

Dulce Vita sits right in the middle of Te Anau main shopping street. It is a big restaurant and when we entered I wondered how full it would get? The answer is packed with quick relays of vacated tables.

It was great to see the staff finishing off a meal together and they needed it as for the rest of the evening they were flat out. Roberto kept everything on track.

The service and the food were authentic Italian, great home made pasta and gelato.

Many restaurants in the town appear to be full of bus tours, full and then empty. For a venue with real character and atmosphere Dulce Vita is a must.

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Food was great and served in good time. Friendly Italian staff. Highly recommended.

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Amber Holland

Fab food & delicious Italian wines!

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Graham Robinson

Friendly service and great place for pizzas! Italian owned and operated so as near authentic as one can get in NZ :)

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Great service as the waiter was very accommodating and attended to our every need. Unfortunately, we had to leave early as our infant was overtired, no reflection on the food. Very happy with all the dishes, presentation and wonderful service. Will definitely come back when next in Te Anau

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It was my second time eating there and as usual the food was spot on and service was great! The owner Roberto makes a point of welcoming you and seeing how your meal is going. Every time I go to Te Anau I make a point to eat at Dolce Vita.

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Flora Wong

Friendly service and delicious! Big flavours and big portions, with a good wine selection as well. The restaurant is spacious and would be suitable for couples, families and groups.

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Kim Wright

Lovely meal. Will certainly return next time we visit Te Anau.

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Nickie Skinner

This place is amazing. Hubby had the best steak ever. The staff are very friendly and even the owner checked on all his diners to see if all ok.

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Sue Brown

Great service but unfortunately in my chicken pasta there were only a few tiny pieces of chicken and I couldn't taste any cream in the sauce. However the home-made pasta itself was tasty. Also the venison was a bit tough in the ragu.

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Tomer Eliyahu

We had an amazing meal. The pizza is out of this world!

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Outstanding Italian food. Large portions, well presented and prepared. Very attentive service.

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Konrad Shaffer

Very enjoyable, great service and good food. The pasta was delicious.

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The attendance is very friendly. the meal is delicious and the wine selection is wonderful.

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Jayden Pattison

Wow!!! What an amazing meal

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Donna Zhu

Nice meal. we had a fun night! We will come back for the Pizza again.

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