vivo ristorante - Westend

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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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).
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AM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and our pastas were delicious! Best Panna Cotta I've ever had.

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g
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great family meal celebrating a birthday and our waiter was fantastic.

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

This place is okay, we were very disappointed with the quantity of the food, it was a joke to see our main course. The taste was fine. However, the ambience and service were outstanding. There are a lot of good Italian restaurants in Edmonton that serve outstanding food for the same price, VIVO needs to step up on the food quantity.

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S
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Took some left over home and had it the next day and it still tasted great

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S
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Vivo is one of my favourite places to go. On this particular occasion, the tenderloin was a bit overdone, which was still melt in your mouth amazing. The servers are consistently friendly and the wine list - though short, is decent.

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CK
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic good, especially the gnudi! Great place for a family or couple’s night out. Only suggested improvements would be more ambience in the lighting and balsamic with the bread!

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R
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and right sized portions. Waiter was very informative, answered all questions and was very professional.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Staff and great food.They really looked after me and my wife .Awesome wine selection as well.

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The server we had was attentive and very knowledgable. He really made our evening wonderful!

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OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food!

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MN
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food at a fair price, will definitely be coming back!

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Y
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was amazing as always!
They always go above and beyond. It was my parents 43 wedding anniversary and they made it so special. Always great food and service! Thank you again we will be coming back for years to come!

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BS
Edmonton
15 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Our food was delivered... no plates or cutlery.... a lovely prepared meal cooling on the table while we waited...shame:(

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JJ
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service! Our server was new and the manager, came over to help out. Both were fantastic. Food was amazing!

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JE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was delicious! We will absolutely be back. There aren't many great restaurants like this in our area. So it was a nice discovery.

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was to die for and service was top notch. Very friendly staff and everyone was there to make sure your experience was the best. Glad we found this gem.

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c
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

This was my third time at the restaurant and I continue to be let down by the rude service. My last waiter actually argued with me over the wine selections. Just so dissatisfied. They apparently have a no hat policy and wanted me to remove my cap Even though they gave me a paper menu with grease splatter all over it just not impressed

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TB
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a lovely anniversary dinner at Vivo. Food is always excellent as was the service.
We have eaten there several times and have always enjoyed our visit.

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RI
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Once again thank you for the wonderful meal! And thank you to pat for singing happy birthday to our daughter! She loved it! Pat always makes our visits extra special!😊

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic Food and Service. What a beautiful dining experience. We’ll definitely be back.

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TV
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Everything was excellent except that they seated our party of 6 at a table meant for 5. We were all a bit cramped the whole night which definitely took away from the overall experience.

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KR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing, our server was very informative and we loved every minute of our experience! We will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food good service, little pricey

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love vivo. Sat at the counter this time and really enjoyed watching the food being made. Had a great bottle of wine recommended by the manager.

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MH
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wish the Bistecca would come back!

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal service and location. Group I was with were very impressed.

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HD
Edmonton
41 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

While we always come here with at least 4 people, the menu options have expanded so couples and friends can enjoy single portion sizes of everything on the menu or dine family style as before. The food quality is exceptional and it was the tastiest meal I’ve had in a long time. Vivo serves authentic Tiramisu - one of the few places that do - but we were too full to indulge after generous portions of my absolute favorite caprese salad, 3 pasta dishes and the Misto platter with 4 meats cooked to order. I’ve always enjoyed this restaurant but this visit was one of the best dining experiences ever!

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FH
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are senior citizens and we monitor our entermainmnet dollars very closely. Recently we recevied a Gift Card for Vivo Restaurants in Edmonton. Can not say enough about the great food and outstanding service from Michael. A very special evening that we both enjoyed and we definitely will be back. Thank you Michael, David, & Chefs. We will recommend your venue every chance we get.

Thank you again, Fred & Goretti

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Our service was lack lustre. I brought in my 4 well-behaved kids for a special supper and I felt like my server was less than impressed. Not outright rude, but he was abrasive and didn’t go out of his way to make us feel welcome. Didn’t ask about drinks, we had to request them. He interrupted me whilst making making my menu choices. I even felt like I had to go the extra mile to show appreciation to off-set his annoyance. I held off writing my reviews or a few days not wanting to write hastily, but all in all, the service left a disappointing note to my evening.

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JR
Edmonton
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

always great , friendly, service and food never disappoints.

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OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice place to get together. Highly recommend Vivo.

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a
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

After being seated it took a long time before our party was seen to, took long for the drinks to come out, food did come out at a reasonable time. Scallops were way too salty, beef tenderloin was delicious but over priced in my opinion. Waitress was great once the meal was delivered. Made up for the long wait at the beginning with complementary tiramisu. Would go back but not anytime soon.

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OT
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service and food were excellent, it was very busy but the service and quality didn’t suffer at all. It was not our first time there and it definitely won’t be the last.

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FF
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Can never say enough wonderful things about this gem. Service is always fantastic and the food is amazing.

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CS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent food and ambiance. My wife and I went for our wedding anniversary, the staff were so attentitive and the food was delicious.

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M
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

All around great . Food was delicious, service provided was excellent. We were treated with the upmost respect and that’s all I look for

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G
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Late Valentines date night

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F
Edmonton
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Vivo! Never disappoints. Came here Friday night place was hoping! We had the tasting menu and it was just the right amount of food. The Chef did a great job and service was fantastic as usual!

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Made reservation for my wife and I for our Valentine eve diner. My experience wasn’t that great. Our food taste a bit on the salty side. We ordered the fettuccine and it was so salty we had to order a different pasta and it was ok but we can also taste the saltiness. Even the bread appetizer which came out before our entree tastes salty too. I’ve been to other Italian restaurant and never had any food which taste salty like this one. I felt so full from just having to drink so much water due to the saltiness. I had high expectations from reading the reviews from others but after today I would not be going back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing. Our server Karol-Anne was knowledgeable and very attentive. Watching the chefs was so exciting. I would highly recommend to anyone.

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