La Dolce Vita Ristorante, Catering & Lounge 

Authentic Italian & Mediterranean fusion Cuisine & Catering, Chef Dinners

Holiday Parties, Full Bar, Event Planning & Cooking Classes

740 South B St.  Heritage Square Oxnard, Ca

Wine Tasting Events Monthly

Enjoy the Sweet Life on or offsite with La Dolce Vita

Authentic Italian Food    



Authentic Italian & Mediterranean fusion cuisine & Catering in a

casual but elegant romantic atmosphere Dine-In*Catering*

Farm to Table Dinners*Wine Makers Dinners*Cooking Classes

Holiday Parties* Music & Full Bar 

Contact Us:  Anytime for reservations, event information, catering, cooking classes or any other info.

La Dolce Vita offers the best in fine Italian Cuisine.

As a family owned and operated restaurant,  

our staff is dedicated to providing you with a

combination of  delicious food and impeccable service.

Add to that a warm and inviting cocktail lounge and

fireplace room for private parties.

La Dolce Vita truly is "The Sweet Life"

"Hear what people are saying"

Check out the Current article in March April 2014 westways magazine

Photo Courtesy of Kim Riddle



Catering Services:
                                                   Bringing an Italian Flair to Your Special Event                                

La Dolce Vita Historic Heritage Square at Eventective Mouthwatering Italian food, fine wines,     

                                       and impeccable service make your event truly                                                             
special with our professional catering services.
From formal weddings to casual family reunions to
professional corporate meetings, we cater events
  and gatherings of all types and sizes either at your
location or ours in our banquet rooms.
                            Let's make your event memorable Call for details  

Mediterranean Fusion Cuisine 

Executive Chef Michelle Kenney creates each dish on our menu with creativity and flawless presentation.

Ranging from traditional dishes to some out of the ordinary ones  and we always have exciting dinner specials.

So you are in the mood for something not currently on our menu? No problem, Chef Michelle can make just

about anything that you might desire. And of course, we have an extensive wine list to compliment our gourmet cuisine

our gourmet cisine.

Cooking Class Review from the International Food and Wine Writers Press Trip  read full article and pictures at this link

   EXAMINER:Oxnard: a glorious getaway 

After a restful night’s sleep, our group members had the choice of a variety of activities in the morning and I chose the cooking class at

 La Dolce Vita Ristorante along with my writing colleagues, Linda Kissam and Tom Plant. We had a truly amazing cooking experience in a picturesque setting in Heritage Square, a quaint area of restored Victorian homes, including a wine tasting room and shops, located near historic downtown Oxnard. La Dolce Vita, which means “the sweet life,” more than lived up to its name. The restaurant features Italian and Mediterranean fusion cuisine and is open for both lunch and dinner.

We watched the restaurant’s owner and Executive Chef, Michelle Kenney, cook four delicious treats and we sampled all of them. We started the morning on the restaurant’s sun-dappled patio with bubbling limoncello champagne cocktails that were refreshing for the warm sunny day.

Michelle is an entertaining and charismatic teacher who makes cooking seem easy and fun. Our dishes included spicy sausage in puff pastry, caramelized onion and fig bruschetta, and asparagus and goat cheese mini fritattas. (What an ideal way to start the day!) The best tribute to these delicious dishes was that my friends and I prepared them a few days later for a party and we were met with rave reviews. Not only were these appetizers unique and tasty, but they were easy to prepare. Our cooking class concluded with chocolate molten spiced cabernet cakes that were magnificent to behold and the perfect dessert to top off our delicious appetizers.

We all certainly had fun learning how to cook and then taste these wonderful treats. The class ended all too quickly because of our tight schedule. Most of Michelle’s cooking classes run about three hours, are $55 a person, and include a hands-on cooking lesson with wine. An added bonus is that participants can enjoy the dishes they’ve prepared. Cooking classes are offered about once a month and a schedule can be found online. Privately arranged classes are also available.

5 OUT OF 5 RATINGS as reviewed by our guests

"Located near downtown Oxnard, this restaurant is located in an area of restored Victorian homes.

The atmosphere is outstanding, like having dinner in a different era.

The service was "right on" and our meals were cooked to perfection. After dinner, we visited a

nearby wine-tasting room in the same Victorian block, and learned that the restaurant, the wine cellar,

and a nearby playhouse, provide organized evenings with wine tasting, a meal, and a play. We will be back for the full program!"    

Another Review   by travel writer Mary McGrath 11-4-12                 

See Chef Michelle Put together our award winning  Salsa on KTLA 5 July 2012

 Southern California Restaurant Writers Award for the fifth time. Again in 2013 and again in 2014 at the  40th anniversary awards dinner.



 Sunset Magazine

 805 Living Sept. page 97

Ventana Monthly

805 Living

Pasadena Now Travels

Downtown Business of the Year from the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce 2011

2nd year in a row Best Customer Service from Talk of theTown 


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La Dolce Vita  Restaurant  
SPRING HOURS: Open Tuesday thru Sat at 11 am for lunch and dinner
Closed Sundays for Spring but open for  private parties or
reservations for parties of 10 or more with 14 day notice
Open 11 am Tuesday thru Saturday Lunch and Dinner

Open Sundays for Easter, Mothers Day, special events and private parties.
Host your private party here at La Dolce Vita!
The LDV Lounge Hours:
PRIVATE PARTY availibility for Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays in the LDV Lounge or dining rooms
We are CLOSED Sunday, Monday & Tuesday in the lounge. LDV Lounge available for private parties any day of week
Full bar always available in the restaurant
Wednesday 4:00pm-9pm
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 4 pm-2am
Call 805-486-6878 for more information.
Holiday hours:
Closed July 4th
Open Thanksgiving 1 to 5pm
Closed Christmas Day
Closed New Years Day
Open Easter Sunday
Open Mothers Day
**Visit us at 740 South B Street between 7th and
8th Street in downtown Oxnard.**