vivo ristorante - Westend

4.7
1248 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
vivo is where Italian comes alive. We relish the enthusiasm and joy with which the traditional Italian meal is prepared and delivered, and seek to recreate that experience for every guest. Our open kitchen showcases our chefs preparing fresh and local ingredients.

When you join us for dinner, expect it to be a relaxing evening lasting a couple hours over several piatti (courses). Your table comes alive when we present a variety of large offerings on platters or bowls within easy reach of all.

A classic Italian pranzo (dinner) usually beings with a variety of antipasti (hot and cold appetizers), followed by one or two primi (usually a hot pasta, risotto, gnocchi or zuppa). Next your table will share a secondi (entrees) served on a platter combined with your choice of contorni (vegetable side dishes). Italians often complete their meal with un dolce, un caffe, or un digestivo (dessert, espresso, liqueur or grappa).
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: 4:30pm - 10:00pm Everyday.
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Phone number
(780) 756-7710
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Private Party Facilities
All parties of 9 or more are booked through the restaurant directly.
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Private Party Contact
Gregg Kenney or Wilbur Randall: (780) 756-7710
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
184 St
Additional
Banquet, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
Edmonton
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Just another great meal and experience at Vivo! 6 years of visiting this location and we still love it!

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TL
3.0
Dined 5 days ago

Meal was good! Pappardelle was a not as thin as I would of liked it but the flavours were wonderful! Caesar salad was so good!

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SC
Edmonton
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Went to VIVO for the first time, having noted that they are opening a location in Sherwood Park a few blocks from our home. Our waiter was Pat, very polished and professional, welcomed us warmly and explained their unique format.

I ordered a Vivo old fashioned (American rye and spicy syrup) and my wife had a Caesar, both of which were delicious.

We had their grilled Caesar salad to start, very unique and a welcome change from the usual tossed variety. Then we had a small charcuterie board, which was tasty but could have used some pickled vegetables to round it out.

I enjoyed a couple glasses of Il Bruciato Bolgheri, fantastic, a real winner.

Our primi course was the lobster risotto, very rich and creamy, and flavourful.

Our secondi was the sea bass, fleshy and moist, and nicely cooked, with tomato pepper relish, and a side of proscuitto wrapped asparagus, and it was absolutely delicious, but I'm not sure the bass (for 2) was worth $118.

I finished with a glass of Ben Rye Donnafugata, wow what a nice rich dessert wine!

All told, a wonderful dinner, and Pat was an excellent server, old school classy, but I'm still not convinced the sea bass was worth $40 more than the next closest main.

I am eager for VIVO to open its Sherwood Park location! We will be regulars.

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S
Palm Springs
4.0
Dined 7 days ago

Caesar salad and fettuccine were terrific; everything else was very good. We’ll be back!

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OT
Calgary
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Excellent service and the food was wonderful. We had tasting menu, and every dish was delightful

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OT
Edmonton
5.0
Dined on July 5, 2018

Waitress was amazing , knew the menu and wines , recommended based on what we described we liked . Service was fast , food came in no time and was amazing. Atmosphere was quiet and romantic . Highly recommend eating here!

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Z
Edmonton
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Went in for some pasta tonight. When we want really good pasta this is where we go.

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G
Calgary
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Vivo is one of Edmonton’s gems. The food, the staff, the ambiance is amazing. The food is over the top. Can’t wait for the Sherwood Park location to open. Twice the great food

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O
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

Amazing service and food. Server went above and beyond expectations and took care of us extremely well. Will absolutely be back.

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T
Edmonton
4.0
Dined on June 25, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at vivo. Our server was wonderful-very knowledgeable about the menu, was friendly & efficient. The food was delicious, no complaints there. Probably the only negative was that we did find it expensive.

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OT
New Orleans
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

The food was delicious and Our waitress was super friendly and nice!

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Edmonton
5.0
Dined on June 20, 2018

Excellent service and the food is always great. Came with friends who were there for first time. The staff made them welcome and feel special. They loved the food, the wine and the atmosphere. Great job once again!

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S
Edmonton
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

The waiter Al was fantastic and took great care and attention to our friend's gluten allergy letting him know what he was able to eat and made a separate plate for his caesar salad without the bread. We ended up having the private dining room and there was 8 of us in total. it was nice to be in a quieter area of the restaurant to visit and it was quite comfortable. I cannot wait for our next group outing!

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RI
Edmonton
5.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

The meal my wife and I ordered was fantaic Had the tasting menu

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G
Edmonton
5.0
Dined on June 11, 2018

I asked for some special favour and they more than accommodated. I have been here about 7 times now and each time is truly great. Service is always great.

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OT
Calgary
5.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

Amazing food, everything we had was great. A little pricey, but excellent food!

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NA
Edmonton
5.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

We had a wonderful evening. The staff is amazing and of course the food was delicious. Thank you for taking such good care of us.

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OT
Edmonton
5.0
Dined on May 25, 2018

We enjoyed the special tasting menu at Vivo and it was incredible. As always fantastic food, great service, nice atmosphere.. really an Edmonton gem.

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GW
5.0
Dined on May 25, 2018

Wasn’t to sure what to expect. Although upon arrival we were greeted and sat instantly and the service was right on key to explain how everything works and how each meal is created. Food was fantastic to every last bit. Will visit again

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T
5.0
Dined on May 21, 2018

Friendly people, good service and excellent food! I went with my family for dinner and everyone was really satisfied. I am very sure that I will visit again on my next visit to Edmonton.

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MR
4.0
Dined on May 21, 2018

As we look back, we think the gnocchi was burnt.....tasty but definitely overcooked from the last time we were there. Leftovers were delicious the next evening!

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MG
5.0
Dined on May 18, 2018

Excellent service, friendly staff. Food was wonderful!

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I
5.0
Dined on May 15, 2018

Overall the experience was top notch. Server was on point and excited about the menu without being overbearing. Food was truly exceptional - this is a family style dining experience so the portions are large. Flavours and quality of food was great.

If there is any constructive criticism I can give it is that the restaurant is quite unassuming from the outside, something to give the outside the same premium feel to match the experience would drive more people in the door. Inside it was quite dark due to the windows all being covered which is understandable given the view is a parking lot. Neither of these things really detracted from my experience but are worth mentioning.

Highly recommend, and will be back again.

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OT
Edmonton
5.0
Dined on May 14, 2018

This was our first time at Vivo.
Our waiter was amazing !!
I will definitely return

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DM
Edmonton
5.0
Dined on May 6, 2018

Terrific food and our server, Pat, was great. Vivo is consistently excellent.

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LD
5.0
Dined on May 5, 2018

We really enjoyed our date night. We were uncertain on what to choose from the menu but our most excellent waiter walked us through the menu. He was attentive without being intrusive. The food was wonderful. We will be back. If you want quiet dining, I would suggest earlier reservations. Later dining will be moderately noisy.

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PB
5.0
Dined on April 29, 2018

This has been our 4th visit.. All have been exceptional experiences. Staff is outstanding and this in itself keeps us coming back.

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M
Edmonton
4.0
Dined on April 27, 2018

Greeted and seated promptly. Food was splendid as always, just a little on the high side price wise. Left very full, good cocktail as well.

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YF
Edmonton
5.0
Dined on April 22, 2018

The food was amazing as always!! Trish was a great server! I have felt in the past some of the other servers are pretentious and cold. Almost annoyed with some of the questions we asked about the menu.
The new tasting menu for 2 was perfect!! Allowed us to try a few more menu items for a reasonable price & not too much food. Plenty of delicious food but not too much! And the extra care & attention from the manager was appreciated!

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C
Edmonton
5.0
Dined on April 21, 2018

We go to Vivo at least once a month. The staff and the food are both great.

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OT
3.0
Dined on April 10, 2018

Took my girlfriend on a date here. The food was good, server was friendly and very helpful. Prices were not outrageous but they were up there. Appetizer and 2 mains came to about $100 without any drinks. Expected a bit more for the money. Overall happy with the experience but not sure I will return.

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SA
5.0
Dined on April 9, 2018

First time visiting this hidden gem. Delicious food served home style. Definitely will return for our anniversary.

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AH
Calgary
5.0
Dined on April 8, 2018

Always a pleasure dining at our favourite place. Food is delicious, service is wonderful and ambiance is perfect. My husband and I always come here when we can sneak away from the kids for a date night.

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OT
Edmonton
5.0
Dined on April 1, 2018

Always consistent! Great food and service!! Love, love love!!

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N
Edmonton
5.0
Dined on April 1, 2018

Celebrating easter dinner with friends! Fantastic first experience we will be back!!

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KW
5.0
Dined on March 26, 2018

Our meal at VIVO was exceptional, as always. Classy, knowledgeable, personal and friendly service is the standard that we appreciate at VIVO. We are never disappointed.

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M
Edmonton
4.0
Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was great,food is pricey

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BS
5.0
Dined on March 24, 2018

Unbeknownst to me and my friends, we arrived twenty minutes before closing time and was served with such great service and hospitality. The waiter was knowledgeable, kind, and thoughtful, making our experience better than our last. We didn’t feel rushed and he even treated us to desert since it was my birthday. The service really added tremendous value on top of our already amazing food. I’d highly recommend the ceaser salad, fettuccini Alfredo, lobster risotto and steak. This place never disappoints, can’t say I have received similar service anywhere else!!! Thanks Vivo see you soon!

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AA
Hawaii
5.0
Dined on March 17, 2018

The family style meal was amazing! Our server, Michael, went above and beyond for us. The cocktails are fabulous. We will definitely be returning soon.

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OT
Edmonton
5.0
Dined on March 17, 2018

Favorite place to go to treat ourselves

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