Our server was friendly and helpful. I ended up ordering a meat calzone and Chuckie had the lunch gnocchi combo. Chuckie's came with a house minestrone soup and mine came with a salad. The soup was good and full of noodle (I'm assuming they used day old noodles in it, ingenious!) and the creamy Caesar dressing on my salad was great. I was not expecting the calzone to be swimming in a red pasta sauce, but it was a pleasant surprise. The gnocchi was good but found that the white sauce was boring . . . along with the red sauce, not bad, just boring.
Overall I like La Dolce Vita. It's a fun little restaurant right in the middle of Provo. We ended up spending about $14 on good meal. It's nothing mind blowing; the sauces are a bit boring but it's pretty good food. You could easily blow $20 on a fast food place with a much less impressive ambiance. If you are looking for a decent Provo restaurant for a great cheap date night, then La Dolce Vita is a great choice.