In 1984 Gianni and Susie Della Corte opened doors to La Dolce Vita in the small building previously occupied by Provo Bakery. The original restaurant featured a bar area with a few surrounding tables, maximum capacity of 30 people.
In 1991 La Dolce Vita purchased the building next door (previously a hair school academy) and expanded to the current full sized restaurant with capacity of 150 people.
In 2003 ownership switched families from the Della Corte’s to the Garcia’s. Current Chefs, Mario and Mimi, are extended family of the Della Corte Family. Mario and Mimi have been behind the scenes cooking the food since 1988.
Through the years, La Dolce Vita has been featured in numerous newspapers articles.
A family affair:
Come home to Italy at La Dolce Vita
- article featured in the Daily Herald (September 23, 2003)
A taste of Italy:
La Dolce Vita Ristorante does Italian right
- article featured in the Daily Herald (January 31, 2007)
La Dolce Vita rates a consistent 'Yum'
- article featured in Deseret News (January 5, 2001)
- BYU Daily Universe (October 19, 2009)
On behalf of the La Dolce Vita family, thank you for your continued support and for keeping La Dolce Vita open for 25 years and counting.