La Dolce Vita has quickly become a local favourite when it comes to informal Italian dining in London’s Teddington. Tucked into a delightful little terrace along Waldegrave Road, this is a true Italian trattoria, serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and sumptuous evening meals seven days a week. For adventurous souls looking for something a little special, check out La Dolce Vita’s affordable set menu, perfect for an intimate dinner.
Gamberoni aglio e peperoncino, fettucine al ragu di cinghiale, and the La Dolce Vita special Dolce Vita pizza. These are just three of the thoroughly Italian dishes on offer at Teddington’s favourite Italian restaurant, La Dolce Vita. But how could we forget the main event? Dishes like La Dolce Vita’s simple and rustic parmigiana di melanzane (aubergine layered up with mozzarella, parmesan and tomato sauce) or the more exotic fegato burro e salvia (calves’ livers in a butter and sage sauce) embody the spirit of Italian cuisine at this Waldegrave Road ristorante, just a short distance from central London.
While dining a la carte, or getting a discounted takeaway meal, is ever popular amongst the Teddington locals who frequent La Dolce Vita, many opt for the great value set menu, where diners choose from a variety of starters, mains, and desserts. The soup of the day is always a pleasant surprise, while asparagus tortellini in a tomato and basil sauce is a great vegetarian main. Of course, you can’t go past the house tiramisu for dolce. This cosy Italian trattoria down Waldegrave Road is a perfect example of the London neighbourhood restaurants that locals grow to love. For many, La Dolce Vita really is the sweet life.
Made to feel very welcome. The food was not only hot when served but was excellent. My wife who cannot have garlic in her food was well catered for by who I presume was the owner. Will certainly be going back.