Harry’s Dolce Vita

4.5
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408 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Reminiscent of 1950s and 1960s Italy, its natural elegance and impeccable heritage will offset high octane Italian energy and enthusiasm. A mixture of legendary Italian charm, delicious unfussy food, refreshing drinks, stylish decor and some good old fashioned fun, Harry's Dolci Vita is open from dawn till late - serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with every Italian delizia you can imagine in between. Dinner will be a very relaxed and social affair. Seasonal Italian ingredients pepper the food and drinks menus and this versatile kitchen will turn its hand to Italian favourites in every section: aperitivi, antipasti, pizze, paste e risotti, pesce e carne, contorni, dolci (pasticceria, gelato sundaes, bevande, shaved ice granita); and last but not least, the drinks list.
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Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, good service, ambient atmosphere!

SJ
London
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A beautiful, delightfully narrow restaurant with great charismatic, attentive staff, great cocktails and a decent wine list. Food was lovely, the Pollo Milanese and the pizza were perfect for the type of night so will look to go back again. Definitely a great date night place.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiter was very welcoming although the restaurant was full we received and excellent service

TS
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Had the pasta and clams actually just the pasta as it was clam less empty shells with no clams and the pasta was Luke warm also ordered brunch waffles which was so hard you couldn’t cut through it we didn’t even bother complaining as it was so busy they didn’t even ask if your food was nice and when asking for the bill they come back gave you change didn’t say was it nice once and sat so close the tables was that close together I felt like I was on the couple next to me on there date with them huge let down even the host said wow your leaving so quick to us as we was in and out in seventeen mins never will I go back

a
London
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a yummy breakfast

H
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The service was shocking bad. We arrived and the host was extremely rude to us saying that they are fully booked and they can’t seat us.

I argued and said but we have a booking for 15:45 and she said “yeah you may have booked for 15:45 but it’s not really that time. Open table don’t know what happens in reality”. After a while she sat us down after saying “I’m going to cancel another reservation as no show and give you their table.

The service was slow. Waiters not helpful and spilt a drink on the table. The ambience was messy and everyone seemed panicked.

0 stars.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Very bad service sat outdoor for The first time and for breakfast they barely checked I had to go in several times when I wanted to order or pay I am used much better food and service

N
London
28 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely breakfast venue with great buzz . All the usual breakfast treats and cosy atmosphere

PP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything! Only downside was I was seated right at the back so it was noisy with the waiters and kitchen area.

Food is to die for.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The service was so Bad

f
London
15 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place with great atmosphere and feels so christmassy!! Food was very nice and the wine was good too! Good buzz but was also able to easily have a good conversation as I was catching up with a friend over dinner.

SG
London
16 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They didnt have my reservation, but when i showed my confirmation they complied (after a little huffing and puffing by the hostess). That was the only glitch. The food and service were both good and i would go back, but beware, if you are not a regular you stand a chance of getting bumped unless you have proof.

M
London
37 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and a delicious meal in this chic warm and friendly restaurant.

N
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Pasquale and the wonderful team of Harry's Dolce Vita for making this an unforgettable memory!!

A
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Wouldn’t recommend, rude staff and ridiculous prices. They “ran out” of their toadstool in the middle of the afternoon when it hadn’t even been busy.

MM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service are one of the best in London.

JB
London
44 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service & responsive time a booking request for a quieter table. Good food but not exceptional. Somewhat noisy but what Italian restaurant isn’t?!

EM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I have to say I love this restaurant I have been many times and always look forward to going.... BUT...
This time I was a little disappointed.... The food was good- although I had the seafood pasta which is delicious.... but this time it was cold/ Luke warm at best when it arrived.
I hate to fault this restaurant because I've always had such a nice time when I've been previously. But the staff always seemed to make such an effort before- now not so much.... maybe I got them on an off day- but a little bit of the sparkle of this restaurant has been lost.Its a shame- because it was a special treat to go there!

S
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun evening with very good service , staff couldn’t be more attentive

j
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice pasta and pear-almond dessert. The Christmas decorations are adorable too.

P
London
18 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Disappointed the food wasn't great

RP
London
13 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

We had a great evening, its a very busy buzzing restaurant, happy with the food, my guest was a little disappointed with the vegetables and macaroni both over cooked , but would go again

Worth a visit

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, propper italian cooking. Also the staff is amazing.

WF
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

third time I've visited, third time I've been underwhelmed.

It was a very poor welcome on reception, the booking took ages to locate, the hostess was clueless and indifferent at our wait - we had my 4 year old boy with me - they also ignored the fact that is was a special occasion and 'forgot' the birthday desert.

Won't be back...

Wynton

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Isa is the best!

SD
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a romantic diner or a group of friends reunion. The place looks fantastic, the service is really good and the food is amazing (you SHOULD try the truffle arancinis and the Harry's taglioni as starters and of course the Toad as a dessert which is definitely worth the move. I tried several pastas and all were delicious). Definitely a place to recommend for an italian food lover

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The place was beautiful - vintage Italian ambience, and the service was really good.
However the food was a bit disappointing. Would recommend the lobster spaghetti, definitely not the rib-eye steak.

F
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience3

For a 1.30pm booking they made us wait 25minuted till we got our table. My son was with us and he was starving by the time the food came!

m
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very nice spot for saturday brunch with family !

M
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The tables are all quite close together but the staff were great and so was the food. Buzzy.

SK
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pretty good

MJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food also very reasonably priced, knowledgeable adn friendly staff, great interior and location. Can't fault it.

c
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third dining experience here & I must say it gets better each time.

Great food & ambience.

What really makes it special is the service & personal care & attention to detail taken by the staff. Max is a credit to Harry’s and a definite reason to return. He really made our evening very special along with the lovely Italian waiter. We will return as will our friends and will definitely recommend Harry’s and make sure that it becomes one of our regular local restaurants to visit.

Thank you again Max as unfortunately we didn’t get the chance to thank you in person before we left.

ML
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place for a quick bite to eat. Decent food, friendly waiters, attentive service !

ED
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were attentive and polite.
Food was to die for and well priced.
Can’t wait to come back!
Gavi de Gavi with the truffle chicken is a must!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really amazing truffle pasta and tiramisu.

KF
Italy
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service
Staffs are so caring
Good place for brunch
Nice coffee

AW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance! Loved the vintage Italian feel.

DT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a nice place just the portions were small for the amount we had to pay