Ristorante La Dolce Vita, Shrewsbury
35 Hills Lane, Shrewsbury SY1 1QU
Tel: 01743 249126
A family-run restaurant offering an authentic taste of Italy

Welcome to La Dolce Vita

A real taste of Italy in Shrewsbury

La Dolce Vita is a small, family-run Italian restaurant in Shrewsbury, Shropshire that aims to offer a real taste of Italy in a friendly and relaxed environment.

We are committed to using only the finest authentic ingredients, prepared and freshly cooked with a simplicity that will delight even the most discerning of tastes. We have a selection of wines to complement the dishes, as well as Italian beers, spirits and soft drinks.

Read about our approach to Italian cuisine and explore the menus.

La Dolce Vita wins Midlands Regional Award for Best Restaurant
under 50 seats at English Italian Awards 2016

Italian Awards Winner 2016

Italian Awards Winners 2016

La Dolce Vita wins a fifth TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor awards this certificate to properties who consistently receive excellent ratings from their members. On www.tripadvisor.co.uk we're listed as being the best recommended of 252 restaurants in Shrewsbury. Thank you for your comments!

Welsh chefs strike Gold in Dubai competing against the world's best in the Dubai World Hospitality Championship
(November 16-19, 2013)

Gennaro Adaggio, head chef at La Dolce Vita, Shrewsbury, has helped the globetrotting Welsh National Culinary Team win gold medals at a major new international gastronomic contest in the Middle East.

Welsh team

Wales was one of only 12 national teams invited to compete in the Dubai World Hospitality Championship, which ended with a presentation ceremony in the desert.

La Dolce Vita's head chef wins silver medal at Culinary Olympics

Gennaro Adaggio, head chef at La Dolce Vita, Shrewsbury, and his teammates won silver medal position in the hot kitchen element and bronze for the cold display table at the Culinary Olympics 2012 in Erfurt, Germany.

Midlands What's On view of La Dolce Vita

"The ingredients, the quality, the menu, the way it's served, the portions, the accompaniments all take pride of place in the establishment's list of priorities. So if you're looking for a reliable place to have an excellent meal that's less about the fuss and more about the flavour, La Dolce Vita will bring your search to a satisfactory end." Read full article

Gennaro wins individual medal at Culinary World Cup

The Icelandic volcanic eruption in April prevented the Welsh Culinary Team from competing in a prestigious competition in the Far East but the team bounced back from the disappointment of missing the FHA Culinary Challenge in Singapore by winning gold and silver medals in the Culinary World Cup held in November in Luxembourg.

Welsh Culinary Team

Our head chef, Gennaro (on the left), was once again selected for the Welsh Culinary Team and won his individual silver medal doing the cold table, and a Festive platter for 8, which had to be fish based, with five different terrines and garnishes.

The competition was divided into two elements - hot kitchen and cold buffet table - and Wales was up against 24 other countries from around the globe at the prestigious event. Wales came in first place on the cold buffet table, winning the gold medal. They also took silver in the hot kitchen event after coming in second, just a few points behind the winners.

In the hot kitchen the Welsh chefs cooked a three course meal for 110 diners. They served up a starter of roulade of lemon sole and scallop, smoked salmon gel, crab and smoked salmon roll, carrot and golden raisin salsa and a citrus and dill hollandaise sauce. Main course was pan roasted breast of duck, confit leg and cabbage, braised potato with pickled vegetables, bacon and egg, carrot and orange puree and a truffle jus. The meal was completed with a dessert of whipped chocolate mocha with liquid raspberry, warm raspberry pastel shortbread, espresso and Belgian chocolate layer cake.

Their cold buffet table was based on a mediaeval castle theme. The centrepiece was a specially made red dragon astride a castle turret with a drawbridge surrounded by food items on the same mediaeval theme.

Visit the Welsh Culinary Association site for more details (opens in new window).


La Dolce Vita, Shrewsbury


Shropshire Star's view of La Dolce Vita

"We've unearthed a gem! This tasty Italian really tickled the tastebuds...
La Dolce Vita is a small, family-run Italian restaurant, which serves up fantastic food...
La Dolce Vita is a class act...
Brilliant menu, precision cooking."
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Gourmet Evenings

La Dolce Vita regularly holds Gourmet Evenings to celebrate the best of Italian cooking and to show another side of La Dolce Vita – the world where our award-winning Chef, Gennaro Adaggio, is given free rein to design and prepare a selection of dishes which you will not experience anywhere else. Click here to find out more and see a PDF file of the menus from previous Gourmet Evenings.


Bed and Breakfasts

Opening Times:


  Lunch Dinner
Monday Closed Closed
Tuesday Closed Closed - but available for bookings of minimum 8 persons
Wednesday Closed 18:00 - 22:00
Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 18:30 - 22:00
Friday 12:00 - 14:00 18:30 - 22:30
Saturday 12:00 - 14:00 18:30 - 22:30
Sunday Closed 18:00 - 22:00

La Dolce Vita, Shrewsbury

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