Homemade fresh pasta, Woodfired pizza oven,
Fresh Italian seafood and a lovely selection of meat dishes.
Local sourced Irish meat and fish. Top Italian chef designed menu.
The only authentic Italian restaurant in Cork. Enjoy Italian cuisine in Cork

About Us

La dolce vita ” The only authentic Italian restaurant in Cork”, as Cork Italians describe us. Established in 2011 by top Sicilian chef Paolo Perrone and Jacky Wang. After 8 years in Cork. Paolo couldn’t find one real Italian restaurant in Cork city. All the others called themselves “Italian restaurants ” , but were not authentic at all.
Most Italians who lived in Cork were also disappointed with the poor choice of restaurants.
So they both followed their dream and set up Cork’s first ‘Real’ Itallian restaurant – La Dolce Vita .
After 25 years cooking in Italian kitchens , Paolo has gained vast experience , which allowed him to create an outstanding menu with all fresh ingredients, especially for fresh pasta ,wood fired pizzas , and seafood and meat dishes.
A great select of Italian wine and beer is also available.
We are the only restaurant who make their own homemade fresh pasta . All pasta dishes are cooked to order only , it’s ‘al dente’
We look forward to seeing you soon

Paolo Perrone