vivo ristorante - Westend
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).
Just another great meal and experience at Vivo! 6 years of visiting this location and we still love it!
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!
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.
Caesar salad and fettuccine were terrific; everything else was very good. We’ll be back!
Excellent service and the food was wonderful. We had tasting menu, and every dish was delightful
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!
Went in for some pasta tonight. When we want really good pasta this is where we go.
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
Amazing service and food. Server went above and beyond expectations and took care of us extremely well. Will absolutely be back.
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.
The food was delicious and Our waitress was super friendly and nice!
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!
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!
The meal my wife and I ordered was fantaic Had the tasting menu
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.
Amazing food, everything we had was great. A little pricey, but excellent food!
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.
We enjoyed the special tasting menu at Vivo and it was incredible. As always fantastic food, great service, nice atmosphere.. really an Edmonton gem.
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
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.
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!
Excellent service, friendly staff. Food was wonderful!
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.
This was our first time at Vivo.
Our waiter was amazing !!
I will definitely return
Terrific food and our server, Pat, was great. Vivo is consistently excellent.
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.
This has been our 4th visit.. All have been exceptional experiences. Staff is outstanding and this in itself keeps us coming back.
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.
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!
We go to Vivo at least once a month. The staff and the food are both great.
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.
First time visiting this hidden gem. Delicious food served home style. Definitely will return for our anniversary.
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.
Always consistent! Great food and service!! Love, love love!!
Celebrating easter dinner with friends! Fantastic first experience we will be back!!
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.
Food was great,food is pricey
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!
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.
Favorite place to go to treat ourselves