George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar

4.5
482 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar is a contemporary, casual bar and restaurant, taking inspiration from the mountainous Tuscan region of Italy. Vivo, a bustling trattoria, features soulful Italian food from various regions of Italy. Salumi, cheeses, salads and antipasti introduce homemade pastas, and artisanal pizzas. Italian and American wines will be served by the glass as well as by the bottle. Fresh espresso and cappuccino will be served along with house made desserts. A casual place to gather, share great food, wine and companionship.

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Al Fresco Dining
Located in Hotel
Near BWI Airport
30 Minutes from Washington DC




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JM
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal as always. The new Tiramesu cheesecake was great

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JM
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great job as always. Food and drink and service were perfect. Love the Tiramesu cheese cake

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F
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Let me start by saying this was my first experience at the restaurant and if I was in that area of town again I would definitely return. Our server was very attentive but let us pace the meal, which we appreciated as we did not want to be rushed. When we first arrived the place was not crowded but by 7:00 two big parties had been seated near us and it got very loud.

The food was delicious. They make a few pasta noodles from scratch. The dish with bucatini was very tasty but I wish it had been served hotter. The salmon was also delicious. I would highly recommend the salmon with roasted cauliflower. The server spilt the pasta for us and we split the salmon so we could taste a few different options.

Finally, we ended with chocolate and coconut gelato. It was very tasty and refreshing. Overall a very positive experience.

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HC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Ashley was Great!

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TF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was excellent. Service was also great. Restaurant was quite crowded, so it was a bit difficult to hear everyone in our group.

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OT
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came for a business lunch, food was excellent. Atmosphere was lovely and we were able to get our work done while enjoying our meals. Service was efficient and friendly. We will be back!

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SR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

The Hostess when we entered was rude to us. We were told even though we had a reservation we had a 30 minute wait. Terrible customer service

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F
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Our server was very pleasant, and we enjoyed our food. We visit Vivo often, and food is consistently tasty.

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R
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first time here, though we've been next door to Grillfire many times. So glad we came here also. Food and drinks were top notch. Service was spot on and prices very reasonable. Should have known if it was a George Martin Restaurant it would be top shelf. So now we have 2 "go to" spots right next to each other. You can't go wrong with either one. Will be back soon.

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I loved the food and service, but some of the guest were inappropriate and obnoxious. Overall decent experience.

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AM
Baltimore
148 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Look no further for authentic Italian food with classic dishes as well as innovative twists to Italian favorites all excellently prepared. We enjoyed a new starter or antipasti called Kataifi Fried Fresh Mozzarella - these are not ordinary mozzarella sticks with marinara! The calamari here is the best of any restaurant and the two together are impressive. You can’t go wrong here with any entree and the service was stellar. The general manager Matt stays engaged with the staff here and the guests. This is a well managed restaurant and it makes a big difference. Vivo is a favorite for good reasons.

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MB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was Awesome and prices were more than reasonable. Portions were not too large that i was overstuffed but not small where I was still hungry. Juuuuust Right.

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s
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The night I went our server was wildly overbooked. She had 7 tables at a time and wasn’t able to give any table her full attention. We waited a long time for the drinks to arrive and when the host brought bread she only brought enough for three people, we had four in our party. Our server was wonderful, she brought extra bread and made sure we had everything right but she was so overworked she was t able to come and check on us and it took a long time to get another round of drinks. The food was delicious. I will be back, on a much slower night.

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HA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am forever recommending Vivo to my friends and family. My wife and I were going there monthly for quite some time, but we've not been as regular lately. This visit was supposed to be her and I for Valentines day. Then we invited her Mom and dad. Then her mom invited the rest of the crew. So my little dinner for two turned into 12. But everyone enjoyed their meal. The service there is always top notch, and I've yet to have a meal I didn't like. Can't wait for my next visit ... but bring back the Tres Carne Gnocchi ragu ... that dish was the best!

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L
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

We have been there before and it was a great experience with the server Ashley. This time was terrible. Hair in the food, server was not very attentive or considerate. It took forever to get our food and the appetizer was cold.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service is incredible and the entrees and appetizers were prepared to perfection. Food taste and quality--impeccable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had a great experience. The server was very attentive and remembered us from our previous visit. We were treated with kindness and everything came out quickly. I have no complaints from this location we actually love this location. We will be coming back soon.

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A
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great date night, great food and wonderful service!

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LG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Should have reduced the number of tables to create a more intimate experience. It was very crowded. I was disappointed that there was no happy hour.

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JA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wellpriced. Great service I went there for valentines day and it was the perfect romantic date spit .

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nicole is the best server!

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BB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Clearly I've been missing out. Vivo is more than a restaurant, it's an experience! Above all the food is delish. Beware of licking the plates after your meal sensation. The staff is pleasant. Kindly greeted. Table was ready and prepared for my arrival.

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NF
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service

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MM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was fast and very pleasant. Food was excellent.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

The food was not hot and had cold spots.

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SM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and food / the table was a little close to the kitchen for my preference

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came here for NYE dinner with our friends and an infant. Ambiance was really warm and inviting. Definitely would love to be back again for another group dining or even a date. Main thing that really made this place memorable were the meals. I can’t remember what was ordered but everything exceeded our expectation. Our waitress was also very accommodating and great with her recommendations. Definitely will be back again!

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OT
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great NYE meal. What a great way to start off 2019. Service was good, wine was plentiful and the food was delicious. We will be back.

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OT
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious. Service was efficient and friendly. We love the lasagna and the pizzas.

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EC
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

My brown butter gnocchi was a poor imitation of the real dish; wife thought the lasagna was poor too. Couple we were with was just ok with their dishes. However, we all thought we paid far too much. This certainly my first and last visit to Vivo.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

A regular since they opened but last night was the worst service we’ve ever experienced. Only 3 servers on the floor, 1 bartender and a manager running around frantically. We waited about 10 minutes after being seated and then once we ate ordered we finished our salad and clam appetizer before we even got our drinks, one cocktail and a soda!

The saving grace is that the food is always very good and we’re all entitled to a bad night, but please acknowledge a bad night. A free drink or dessert...whatever at the very least have a manager speak to us and just sorry!

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AM
Baltimore
148 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed a small intimate Christmas Eve celebration at one of our favorite restaurants and it did not disappoint us. The service was top notch and the food was excellent. Here we can enjoy authentic Italian classics as well as innovative twists on some favorites. They are accommodating of requests and always aim to please the guest. We know we will have a great meal here at a reasonable price. We also love the wine on tap - a really great value. Be sure to try the calamari, by far the best of anywhere and the meat and cheese board was delicious. Both were a great start to our meal. Love the Chicken Marsala with the homemade mafaldine. All the homemade pastas are wonderful; it is great to get rigatoni and be able to have additions.
The Garlic Shrimp was really enjoyed as was the Chicken Parm. You won’t go wrong with anything you order here.

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JR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great place for me to ask my girlfriend to marry me

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JS
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Disappointed. Have been here several times before, and this time took a friend visiting from out of town. The pizza was terrible. Crust was much thicker than usual. The toppings were blah. The service was bad. It will be quite a while before I go back.

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AT
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My family loves this restaurant since we started coming. I suggested it for my dance mom friends for our Christmas get together, they all enjoyed their food, drinks and ambiance. Thanks for the great service and quality food and wine choices.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was delicious. My waiter was first

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TB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious fresh pasta! the menu is simple with homemade pasta that tastes very good. Portion sizes are perfect and the fixed price menu ($30) on Friday nights is a good deal.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Service

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OG
Ottawa
21 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great restaurant.

The staff treats all guests with attention. They are friendly to kids and grown-ups, and are wonderful at making a special occasion extra-special!

The pastas are fresh and homemade, the bread is fresh and delicious!

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OT
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So good. Try the pizza and the homemade pasta. I also love that they have wine on tap.

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