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vivo ristorante - Westend

4.7
1236 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Italian
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  • 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
What 1236 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Excellent service, friendly staff. Food was wonderful!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was great,food is pricey

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Favorite place to go to treat ourselves

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Excellent service and food, as expected. Thanks

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Great service and food. Would come again for s special occasion

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Edmonton. It is my go-to restaurant for special occasions or just want to sit down and have a nice long meal. Our server was very attentive as well. Excellent food and service overall.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

60th birthday party, a family affair. There were 10 of us and we were seated in the private dining room, a very special upgrade as we hadn’t booked it.

Everybody had a great time and the food as always was fantastic especially the Caesar salad and the pastas - we tried three of them.

Thanks to everyone at Vivo for a great night; unrushed, great ambiance, and wonderful food which was dynamically presented.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

As always, great. Tuesday, so not busy. Staff made selection for our group easy!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Group of 8 - we had a wonderful evening. Great food and cocktails!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Fantastic service by Chad who was very informative and attentive. Meal was great and enjoyed watching them make our meal sitting up at the counter. Love going back to this place. Thanks.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Always a great dining experience!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Best restaurant in the city! Food and staff are both absolutely amazing. We go here atleast twice a month.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Perfect service that was above and beyond what I expected. Food had a high price tag but worth it. You get what you pay for:-)

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

It was difficult to order what you wanted as a couple. Everything is served for a min of 2-3 people. So if you and your date don’t want to order the same thing you will have tons of left overs and pay way too much. We ordered Cesar salad and plain fettuccine (no meat) .. good was food but not great value. It was very expensive for what we got. If there was some chicken chunks added to the pasta it would have been more reasonable.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Fantastic Food! Exceptional Service! Thank you Pat for making it a great night!!!

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