We have enjoyed a long relationship with La Dolce Vita Restorante located in Oxnard's picturesque Heritage Square. It is owned by Michelle Kenney whose family has operated restaurants in Oxnard for two generations
Besides its classic Italian and Mediterranean fusion cuisine the original house dates back to 1901 offering a serene traditional dining experience.
Our dinner opened with a crispy fried calamari which we savored to the last bite. Our entree a port loin stuffed with gorgonzola atop roasted garlic mashed potatoes in a port wine reduction. The portion was so generous we took half of it with us for further enjoyment later. Our wine was a Santa Barbara Rancho Soquoc 2013 Sauvignon Blanc.
The menu is large and there are daily specials. There is a special lunch menu and the bar lounge offers a tapas menu and entertainment Thursday through Saturday with a daily Happy Hour.
La Dolce Vita is located at 740 South B Street in Heritage Square. For more information call 805 486-6878, on the web at www.theldv.com.