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).
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 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.
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 !!!
Is seams we the only table not to get bread service. Also most tables didn’t get water replenished in a short amount of time. My wife needs to drink water with every bite she had all the water glasses in front of her because we couldn’t get the server to fill them. Also we got the chicken and we got 2 medium breasts with a little bit of cheese and some marinara sauce. 68 dollars. Way over priced. Same price as a cowboy ribeye at Ruth’s Chris steakhouse. It was a favourite restaurant on open table but I will be removing
A wonderful way to spend our anniversary dinner. Love the counter seating to see how the food is prepared. Very professional staff and the attention to detail is very much appreciated.
I’ve already started recommending vevo to friends we had a great experience and are looking forward to our next visit. This place Has a great menu and delicious food. The price is a little bit more than we are used to but I can see why. Overall excellent place
The overall experience was OK. Food was good but not what I had expected for the price. Service was good but not exceptional. I would not rush back there. Indicated that it was our anniversary but nothing done special for it.
Knowledgeable staff, great service. Quiet atmosphere made for a great evening
Fun and good was amazing. Air conditioning was a little cold..
Excellent good. Very enjoyable evening. Service was excellent. Did the chefs tasting menu - highly recommend
Nothing wrong with the place, just average food quality and service.....good wine selection though. At the prices they charge, expect better quality/innovation. Pasta was way too al dente, supposed to be there wheelhouse, given that it is an Italian resto. Not likely to go back.
Love Vivo, we go back regularly for the great food and service
Excellent service - our waiter (Pat) was outstanding and the owner/manager was great, too. The food was very well crafted, and the kitchen did a great job accommodating my wife's gluten allergy. A very nice fine-dining experience.
Staff warmly welcomed us right after we walked through the door. Had an easy and friendly rapport with our server, Pat, who took care of us from the get go. My date and I shared the Chef's Tasting Menu, where all the dishes were quite succulent and the perfect portion size.
We will definitely be back!
Absolutely great place! Great service, outstanding food and drinks.
Vivo is one of our families favorite place to celebrate special events! We have many special memories at Vivo!
I live this restaurant! The food is so fresh and served piping hot. The new menu additions are fantastic. Portions are healthy. Authentic family style Italian. Service is excellent! Great wine list.
Just another great meal and experience at Vivo! 6 years of visiting this location and we still love it!
We went to vivo on the west end for the first time to celebrate my spouse's birthday. As he is a great cook I thought it would be nice to get counter seating so we could see our meal being prepared. My husband loved it! It was the highlight of his day. Alan was very attentive and informative about the dishes and things we might like to try since it was our first time there. We thought it was great value for the top notch food, service, and the show! Absolutely would recommend this wonderful restaurant. We will try their downtown location very soon!!
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!