vivo ristorante - Westend

4.7
1327 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • 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).
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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Cross Street
184 St
Additional
Banquet, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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W
Edmonton
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first of what will be many visits to Vivo. Our server and his trainee were spectacular and the food went beyond what we had both hoped. They made our night a fantastic one.

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CL
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First visit to West Edmonton, very pleasant surprise!!!
Service was exemplary table settings elegant. Enjoyed a pre dinner drink at the bar before the meal n
Party of three so we enjoyed three pasta dishes to start, portions not so small very generous! Tenderloin as a main was perfectly cooked warm throughout and very tender, served with sweet caramelized onions.
We will be back Thank you a very good dining experience!

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RI
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Once again we had a fantastic meal at Vivo. Pat he always looks after us

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N
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was very good although a bit pricey! The service is very good.

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MP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great job, can’t say anything bad about anything. Great experience and great evening.

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t
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Every time that we go to VIVO they never disappoint. Their new Wine Wednesday was an amazing surprise, Chad was very knowledgeable about the wine.

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CH
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Alan was our server and he was amazing! Strongly recommend

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M
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

we ordered pasta dishes as our main course. it took little longer than usual and the cheese in the past did not melt thoroughly.. it was big chuck of cheese stuck together..
we have been going to the restaurant for past couple years and we have noticed the reduction of the quality in the food.
regardless, it is still one of favorite restaurants in the town and could have been one off night..

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r
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great dinner again; it really is a perfect concept for groups of people ! Waitress was outstanding.
Only observation is that while some pieces of veal were tender, most were tougher and not flavourful.
Would definitely return.

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W
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic food served either family style or individual plates. Best food and incredible service!!!

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was great. Service was fine although slow to start. After being sat, 7-10 minutes before being acknowledged and drink order taken. Server apprared to be only server at the time, managing all the tables.

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DB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for there for the first time after seeing the ballet as a double date, and we were blown away by how great the service and food was. I highly recommend as a date/anniversary romantic meal with a special someone. Definitely coming back!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

We ordered our lamb medium and it came rare. The veal was dry and tough to chew. Overall the food was just mediocre. We should have ordered pasta instead of meat.

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KB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great but when ordering the meat boards I sure wish you received more meat. The meal was amazing just wish the servings of boards were bigger.

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AD
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional staff and food. Would recommend to anyone looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion

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NL
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food is incredible and the service is impeccable.

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SM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Had a great night & the food was awesome. Thank you

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AM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Our dinner and service was spectacular! Just keep in mind it’s quite a loud restaurant and a bit on the pricy side. But the food is amazing!

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RW
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

10/10. Delicious food. A little pricey but would go back in a heart beat. Waitress was awesome. Owner came to say hi.

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JC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The evening was phenomenal. The management and staff at Vivo were friendly, warm and welcoming. Our server was attentive and full of helpful information as three of our party were there for the first time. The food was delivered to our table in a timely manner and was incredibly delicious. The staff worked as a well orchestrated team ensuring that our glasses were always full and empty plates were cleared almost immediately. We all left the restaurant happy and looking forward to bringing our friends and families. Thank you Vivo!

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t
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Allan was our server. He was excellent at making sure we were well taken care of . For a party of 7 he knew exactly how much we needed to order . Amazing time !

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RC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious! Very pleased with the quality of food presented and knowledgeable service persons who attended to our needs.
Definately in our list of favourite dining experiences

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SC
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding meal!!!! Great service but a bit pricey! Special occasions only.

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OT
Edmonton
22 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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F
Edmonton
17 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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M
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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AH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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ST
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, service and experience. My wife's family had never been, and they were all raving by the end of the night.

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GP
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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T
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have a whole bunch of food sensitivities that the servers and chef did an amazing job to navigate through. Best service ever!

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TP
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time there. Service was awesome. Food was amazing, a little expensive but worth it.

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JB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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!

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CS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent evening out with good food and good service.

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RI
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Once again we had an amazing meal at Vivo!! Love having pat as our server, he always makes our visits extra special!!

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c
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

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.

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AN
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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D
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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t
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Flavor was awesome as usual. Wine was perfect. My three dates were beautiful

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f
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very good overall
Service was excellent. Can be pricey depending on what you order.

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SM
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and food.

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