Dolce Vita Trattoria Italiana

Authentic Italian cuisine nestled in historic downtown Athens, Georgia
Opening at 5:00 PM
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Come warm up in our cozy dining room with a bowl of housemade pasta! Call now for reservations.

Be it a casual night out or a special occasion, spend it with us! Call any time to make a reservation.

Reservations still open! We'll be opening for lunch at 11:30 on Friday, December 14 following UGA's fall commencment! Come spend your special day nestled above North Campus.

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We'll be opening at noon on Saturday 11/17 for gameday against UMASS! Call today to book your reservation and be sure to dine in with us throughout the week.

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Current Specials


Gnocchi alla Sorrentina | House-made pillow gnocchi in our marinara, topped with Fontina, Pecorino-Romano and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, broiled and finished with cracked pepper, EVOO and fresh basil

Risotto all' Gamberi | Carnaroli rice cooked in a saffron broth, topped with pan-seared shrimp

Featured Item | Piatto di Formaggi e Salumi


Expertly chosen selection of Italian cured meats and cheeses, served with fresh greens and house-made marmalade - one of our most popular appetizers!

Special | Gnocchi di Zucca


House-made butternut squash gnocchi served in sage browned butter, finished with a gingersnap crumble

Spend your evening with us in historic downtown Athens!

Tonight's special:

- Gnocchi di Zucca | house-made butternut squash gnocchi finished in sage browned butter and topped with a gingersnap crumble

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Sitting atop the corner of E. Broad and N. Jackson, Dolce Vita provides the best view of UGA’s historic and beautiful North Campus - the perfect backdrop for your night out.


a month ago
We happened upon this wonderful Restaurant while staying the night in Athens Georgia! The owners were absolutely wonderful and our meal was delicious and made to order! We wanted to order a bottle of Processo but we were not sure as we thought it maybe to sweet. She allowed us a taste and loved it. We look forward to our return visit and recommend this restaurant highly!
- mary a
a month ago
Great house-made specials, there’s no place like it in town! The mushroom cream pasta was delicious, and they also have great deals on wine. I will be back soon!
- Jessica W
2 months ago
First time eating here last night, and we couldn't have been more pleased! Our server, Shawn, was friendly, very knowledgeable of the menu, and she offered great recommendations on food and wine. I had the mushroom cream pasta and my gf had the chicken marsala; both were DELICIOUS! Coupled with the perfect recommended red wine, the experience made me feel like I was back in Italy. We will definitely be back!
- Kristina M

Mangia con Noi | Dine with us!

Dolce Vita is the ideal venue for your wedding rehearsal dinner or private luncheon, providing skyline views of the University of Georgia and downtown Athens. With seasonally rotating and expertly paired food and wine menus, Dolce Vita offers a unique, authentic experience with each visit. Call (706) 353-3911 to make a reservation!

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323 East Broad Street
Athens, GA 30601
United States

Business Hours

Mon:5:00 – 10:00 PM
Tue:5:00 – 10:00 PM
Wed:5:00 – 10:00 PM
Thu:5:00 – 10:00 PM
Fri:5:00 – 11:00 PM
Sat:5:00 – 11:00 PM
Sun:5:00 – 10:00 PM
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