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).
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.
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!
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.
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!
Great food, service and experience. My wife's family had never been, and they were all raving by the end of the night.
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.
We have a whole bunch of food sensitivities that the servers and chef did an amazing job to navigate through. Best service ever!
First time there. Service was awesome. Food was amazing, a little expensive but worth it.
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!
Excellent evening out with good food and good service.
Once again we had an amazing meal at Vivo!! Love having pat as our server, he always makes our visits extra special!!
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.
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.
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.
Flavor was awesome as usual. Wine was perfect. My three dates were beautiful
Very good overall
Service was excellent. Can be pricey depending on what you order.
Excellent service and food.
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
The food was amazing unfortunately our left overs didn't come back to our table. Boo would have been amazing next day for sure.
Spectacular as usual. Vivo never disappoints!
Love the family style dining.
Excellent food excellent service
Will definitely be back and highly recommended to everyone! 👌🏽
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.
We went to Vivo to celebrate my daughters birthday. Our meal was outstanding.
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.
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!
Awesome evening out. Food and service were their usual amazing standard.
Food was excellent. Tasting menu was great. We had to wait for our reserved table which was a surprise but everything else was great
Food was great! Love the family style eating.
Could have been a little less noisey.
Overall a great experience!
It was my first visit to Vivo and I will be back! The service was outstanding and the food was absolutely delicious!
Tasty food and excellent food. We had the chef tasting menu, it was really good.
Amazing experience as always! Local neighbourhood gem!
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!
My overall experience was fantastic. You guys never let me down.
Great experience. Amazing food. Fantastic service
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.
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.
Excellent dinner and our server, David was excellent,
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.
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.
Wonderful evening !!!