Pasta & Sauce
Insalata Dolce Vita
Mixed green salad with cucumber, carrot, red onion, cherry tomato, and our house balsamic dressing
Our Chef's favorite white pizza with mozzarella, garlic, fresh tomatoes, olive oil, and basil
Fabulous as always! A gem of a restaurant. Food is A-mazing every time.
Our waiter was horrible! He forgot what our drink order was, brought three out of four, and kept saying “ oh yeah, I’ll be right back”! We saw every table around us turned before we even received our meals. Thankfully we were in no rush and were catching up with old friends but we finally had to call the manager over and tell him what we were experiencing. Romano was awesome and took care of us very quickly.
Food was good, portions were small.
Service was slow and unsteady - table had to repeatedly request promised drinks. Server may have been overtaxed with too,many tables
Friends and I met at their wine bar on 11/17/2021 . Oscar was our waiter and he was so Romany delightful! The food was de-lish-ous. We had the Polpette (meatballs) and 2 of their flatbreads, aspargus and calamari. Totally recommend the their calamari and those meatballs. We very much enjoyed the wine we chose. Will I return, you betcha!
Birthday lunch. Delicious food and attentive service!
Great food and great service. We had a wonderful evening!
We have been going there for 30 years. Last night the service was atrocious. The wait time for food was the worst experience ever. We ordered drinks and you think they would have asked us if we wanted another and never got that either. Complete disappointment. We love the food but having this sort of wait was really sad.
Great place to gather with family for dinner around the DC area
Good food and a quiet ambient. It is a good place to have conversations and be able to hear the other person(s).
Pasta was overcook
Why go anywhere else?
Our service from our waiter could have been a lot better. Understandingly so, it’s expected that a Friday night will be busy. However, we didn’t even see our waiter for 25 mins before getting our water and never brought bread over. I had to ask a half hour into waiting for him to finally bring it over. Never checked on us about meals and came towards the end to see if any refills were needed. I wish we would of received better service to have had a better experience.
LOVE this restaurant. My 2nd visit and my meal and service was top notch. We sat on the wine bar side and the noise level was moderate due to the fact that all the tables were full. The parking lot is small, so getting into the lot was challenging , but worth the short wait as they have valet parking and we were taken care of right away. Clearly others like this restaurant considering how crowded it was. Totally recommend going here and will definitely return.
Great lunch spot for my team. Generous portions.
Everything was delish. Great service! Definitely, will return
We sat at a high top in the wine bar area and enjoyed some flights of wine, an array of appetizers, and dessert. It was a great later-in-the-evening spot for a date night. The staff/management were great and we appreciated the time they spent talking with us.
Very good Italian restaurant. Were seated in the noisy bar area. Food was excellent.
Service and Food were amazing
Great food. Wait staff was stretched thin.
Always enjoy dining here and the great service
Great experience. Can't wait to go back. Great atmosphere.
Our party wined and dined in the Dolce Vita Wine Bar side of the establishment as opposed to the restaurant side. Our waitress had a dazzling smile and gave us helpful suggestions on food and drink. We enjoyed the cicchettis (Italian small plates) and half-priced wines on Wine Wednesday.
Nice place for dinner date, great friendly service, food is fabulous, nice wine selection
Food is consistently very good.
Service was outstanding. I would definitely go back
The service was nice. The area was very open which makes a date night less of an experience for a couple. But the wine bar atmosphere was nice and the team seemed energetic to assist and wait on the patrons.
Wish they had table clothes and was quieter but otherwise excellent.
The service was not great. They were slow to refill drink orders Very slow.
Truly EXCELLENT meal! Food was fabulous, as was our server. One in the party was new to the restaurant, so server gave history of restaurant. Had the chicken Marsala- excellent! For dessert, we all had ice cream with a shot of espresso over it - wonderful! Had forgotten how much I love this place - will be back soon!!
Great food, great server
A little loud, but the food was fantastic. I’ll be back for lunch.
Excellent food, but service was extremely sparse and many larger parties who arrived after my wife and I were receiving appetizers long before we had even ordered. It was very noisy, so if you’re looking for a serene environment it may not be the place. If you’re looking for a bustling Italian restaurant, then this is the place. We will definitely come back, and hopefully the service is better next time.
always a good meal...new expanded space makes it even more enjoyable
Great food everything was delicious. Very friendly staff. Nice renovations but could a little brighter in the dining area. Love the view of the kitchen! We will be back again and again!
Nice ambience as long as you request to not sit in the kitchen area. Waitstaff seemed young and inexperienced but enthusiastic. Food was fine if a bit overpriced.
What a gem! Great selections on food and wine. Service was fantastic, loved getting recommendations from the staff. Clean & friendly.
Josh was a great server and was passionate about dolce vita. He was very well versed on the menu and wine options. Lunch menu had options ranging from meatball sub to pizza to chicken Marsala.
We sat outside due to a member of our party being concerned about indoor dining. The restaurant inside is very inviting & romantic.
Our server was a little slow to check on us and didn't clear plates promptly on our small table. He was extremely pleasant and helpful when asked about the menu, however! (Oscar)
The food was delicious, but expect about a $10 bump on all entre's from normal higher end restaurants.
Loved the Calamari, the wine selection and the homemade pasta!
Good food and fun restaurant, but steak is inconsistently prepared.
Good food, average service, extremely loud-hard to have a conversation. Recommend you dine on the bar side of the restaurant. Better look and a little quieter.
You can order delivery directly from Dolce Vita using the Order Online button. Dolce Vita also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 385-1530 ext. 0.
Dolce Vita is rated 4.6 stars by 849 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.