vivo ristorante - Westend

4.7
1304 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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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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
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

David was a great server who took very good care of me and gave good advice. It was a quiet evening with few diners, but the music was a little louder than it needed to be. The food was excellent and they have a good wine selection.

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F
Edmonton
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spectacular!! We always have a great time it’s our go to place for date night. The food is unreal in our opinion local ingredients, fresh pasta and the service is always top notch. Thx again Vivo for a great night out!

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M
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

No matter how excellent the actual food might be, I have never been able to digest well knowing the bill will be stomach-churningly outrageous. Vivo is such a restaurant; I have no complaints about the quality of the food. However, for the price, one would expect to leave satisfied and not with the urge to stop for a burger. I just arrived back from Italy where the $5/glass house wines were of better quality than our expensive selection at Vivo. Our $18 Tiramisu was a glass of tasteless whipped cream and cake with a dusting of cocoa. If there was any marscapone I would be very surprised.
This is the place to go if you love little bites of tasty edibles for the price of a normal mortgage payment but the average person would do well to check out La Ronde or the MacDonald Hotel for a special dinner.

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AH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food! We have been here so many times, it's our go-to date night place. We always get the ceasar salad (so yum!!) and a few pastas to share. The cookies for dessert are delish!

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ST
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, service and experience. My wife's family had never been, and they were all raving by the end of the night.

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GP
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very good food, awesome service. Pricey as a dinner for two. Even with a $100 gift certificate, the dinner cost us an additional $130 including tip. For the money, we could have enjoyed a Michelin star restaurant with a great view. But for a family or large gathering, I think this place would be ideal. They now have a small menu for individual plates that includes veggies. We tried and enjoyed - but still overpriced.

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T
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have a whole bunch of food sensitivities that the servers and chef did an amazing job to navigate through. Best service ever!

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TP
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time there. Service was awesome. Food was amazing, a little expensive but worth it.

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JB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We were celebrating our relative's anniversary and were looking for a different experience. This place was perfect for us once we had the menu explained. It will be certainly be easier to order the next time we go.
The food was very well prepared and the service was good as well. My only negative comment would be our table by the window did not have good lighting for us older folks! Would recommend this restaurant!

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CS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent evening out with good food and good service.

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RI
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Once again we had an amazing meal at Vivo!! Love having pat as our server, he always makes our visits extra special!!

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c
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

The food was amazing, but the restaurant itself was a bit of a letdown after all the rave reviews. It feels like it wants to be sophisticated - and wins with the decor. But the tables and chairs are a bit dated and frankly, uncomfortable. Could not sit a whole night there and visit. Service was good, and the wine list was very impressive.

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AN
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience and had a lot of fun with the staff. My daughter had a great 25th Birthday with lots of attention and time spent on her on her special day.

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D
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every single time we have diner at Vivo West, we have come away stuffed (wear stretchy pants) and thrilled with the service, the food, and the enjoyment of an evening out. There are some things on their menu that I dream about - the Caprese Salad, which is the best we have ever tasted, the Ricotta Knudi, which are little pillows of heaven, the lamb rack - to die for - and the Branzino, which is always perfectly done and delicious. We are never disappointed.

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t
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Flavor was awesome as usual. Wine was perfect. My three dates were beautiful

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f
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very good overall
Service was excellent. Can be pricey depending on what you order.

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SM
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and food.

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J
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We brought out daughter with her fiancee to celebrate their engagement. We were delighted and satisfied with every single aspect of this dinner. Thank you for for helping to create a wonderful evening for our children. James and Andrea

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c
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing unfortunately our left overs didn't come back to our table. Boo would have been amazing next day for sure.

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F
Edmonton
16 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spectacular as usual. Vivo never disappoints!
Love the family style dining.

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CL
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food excellent service
Will definitely be back and highly recommended to everyone! 👌🏽

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JO
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great, very tasty food, authentic Italian kitchen. We like to eat there in good company, share the plates and enjoy the athmosphere. The staff is friendly and welcoming. Our waiter was great in explaining the food and very knowledgeable about the wine selection. Great experience.

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OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Vivo to celebrate my daughters birthday. Our meal was outstanding.

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DD
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is a special place. The food is excellent although somewhat pricey, is worth it. The service is unparalleled. The visits are spaced out but the serving staff recognizes me and provides a warm welcome...unlike other establishments. If you are looking for an excellent meal, nice ambience, or want to see your meal prepared (bar stools) VIVO is the place to be.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Attentive but not rushed service make the experience very enjoyable. Of course the star was the amazing food. All the courses, including dessert, are on the savory side but absolutely filled with flavors. From the well made cocktails to a closing set of cookies, this was the best dining experience we had in quite some time. Well done!

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JC
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome evening out. Food and service were their usual amazing standard.

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OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent. Tasting menu was great. We had to wait for our reserved table which was a surprise but everything else was great

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SB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was great! Love the family style eating.
Could have been a little less noisey.
Overall a great experience!

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D
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my first visit to Vivo and I will be back! The service was outstanding and the food was absolutely delicious!

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KN
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Tasty food and excellent food. We had the chef tasting menu, it was really good.

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M
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience as always! Local neighbourhood gem!

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AE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We always have a great experience at Vivo. We recently went to celebrate our 4 year wedding anniversary and they took such good care of us. Delicious food and wine and excellent service!

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M
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My overall experience was fantastic. You guys never let me down.

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DM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience. Amazing food. Fantastic service

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DG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had never been there before. So glad we came upon this gem. We will certainly be back. Family style Italian is a great way to share with family and friends.

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AB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Vivo always delivers. Great food. Good atmosphere. And, the service is outstanding. Mike was a true professional; considerate, knowledgeable, helpful. The entire experience was spot on.

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EM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Excellent dinner and our server, David was excellent,

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the moment we were seated at the counter seating.. which gave us a front row view of the inner workings of their kitchen... to the moment we were ready to pay, we felt taken care of; I have some unusual food allergies, they clarified exactly what I couldn't have and I never felt judged (this has been a problem at another restaurant in the past) and made a beautiful substitution for the one thing on the menu I couldn't have without issue. It was a wonderful experience, we did the chef's taster menu and everything was absolutely wonderful... from the grilled caesar salad to the beautifully cooked Alberta beefto the artisanal latte. Everything exceeded expectations. My husband loved loved loved the risotto. Very reasonably priced for what you get. Bring an appetite and your people watching skills and you'll be set for the counter seating. Thank you Vivo for making our anniversary one to remember.

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W
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My date & I have been here several times and have never been disappointed.
We shared the Beef Tenderloin and the Rissoto and both were excellent.
Mike was our waiter and was very attentive and gave us excellent service.
While the food and wine tend to be a bit on the pricey side, this is not a place that we would go to on a regular basis.
We each had a pre dinner drink Gin and Tonic and a bottle of New Zealand Pinot Grigio with our meal.
Our cost was $215 including tip.

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MC
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful evening !!!

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