• Celebrating 14 Seasons

  • Homemade Italian Food in a Friendly Beach Setting

  • Come Get a Taste of the Sweet Life!

A Taste of the Sweet Life …

Come get a taste of the sweet life … in Corolla, NC.  Classic Italian family recipes including hand-tossed gourmet pizza, homemade sauces, bread and desserts.  La Dolce Vita is a celebration of family, friends and coastal Italian cuisine.  Favorite items from our menu are the mussels, crab and shrimp penne vodka, seafood diablo, bone-in veal parmesan and house made lasagna.  We offer nightly seasonal specials including a delectable selection of homemade desserts!  Tables on our sound view deck are surrounded by flowers, so come while away the afternoon or get there in time to catch the sunset.  The whole family is always welcome – we are handicapped accessible and have high chairs and family friendly booths.  Join us for dinner or antipasti and your favorite libations from our full service bar which includes an extensive, award winning wine list, craft beers and specialty cocktails.  Open Wednesday – Sunday at 3 PM, serving until at least 9 PM.  Have an event?  We’re happy to help you celebrate by hosting intimate parties, rehearsal dinners or even weddings.  We look forward to serving you soon!

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2 weeks ago
La Dolce Vita Corolla

La Dolce Vita will reopen for our 15th season on Thursday, March 21! We look forward to serving you soon! 🍝🥂
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La Dolce Vita will reopen for our 15th season on Thursday, March 21! We look forward to serving you soon! 🍝🥂 
#thesweetlife #ladolcevitacorolla #italianrestaurant #italianfood #corollanc #outerbanks #15stagioni #shrimpchorizopasta #pappardelle

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Look forward to visiting in September!!! ❤️

Can’t wait!!

Perfect timing…our anniversary !!

Gib DeShazo!!



Kristine Baum play your cards right and you might get an invite. 😉

awesome! good eating in March. We will see you on the 21st.


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2 months ago
La Dolce Vita Corolla

La Dolce Vita Corolla is a classic Italian restaurant on the Outer Banks and one of our favorite places to gather as a group. We asked Anne-Marie (who was recently featured on Food Network and Wine Spectator) if she could share a recipe with us.

Here's her take on Chicken Minestrone Soup which serves 6-8 people comfortably!


•4 boneless chicken breasts (cut into bite size pieces)
•4 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVVO)
•5 C chicken broth/stock
•2 cloves garlic, minced
•1 C chopped yellow onion
•½ C uncooked shell/ditalini/farfalle/macaroni pasta (pasta is up to you!)
•¾ C sliced carrot
•¾ C sliced celery
•14 ½ Oz. (1 can) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, oregano
•6 Oz. (1 can) tomato paste
•1 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and cut into ½ inch slices
•15.5 Oz. (1 can) cannellini beans/great northern beans, drained and rinsed
•15.5 Oz. (1 can) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
•½ C green beans, cooked and cut (can use frozen cut green beans)
•1 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning
•Salt and Pepper to taste
•½ C grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano
•9 Oz. bag fresh spinach
•2 Tsp. chopped fresh parsley


Step 1: In stock/sauce pot: Heat 2 Tbsp. EVOO over medium heat, add chicken to pot and sauté until brown, about 3 minutes. Remove from pot and set aside.

Step 2: Heat remaining EVOO (2 Tbsp.) in pot, add onions and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic, cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add carrots and celery; cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 3: Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in chicken stock, diced tomatoes, cannellni beans, kidney beans, tomato paste, zucchini, green beans, Italian seasoning. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.

Step 4: Stir in chicken and pasta of our choice, and cook until pasta is tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Season to taste with salt & pepper. *If soup is too thick, add a little water or stock.

To serve: Garnish with a handful of fresh spinach (will wilt in boiling liquid), grated Parmesan cheese, and fresh chopped parsley.

Buon Appetito!
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