Our waiter seemed very distracted,
Our waiter seemed very distracted, constantly watching out the window as if we were distracting him.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
...not a review, but your
...not a review, but your Select Special Features do no allow for.. "not experienced"
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and atmosphere
Excellent food and atmosphere. Love the light and airy feel of the Sewickley location and the food is as great as always.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
always a creative menu with
always a creative menu with everything cooked to perfection
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our entire dining
We enjoyed our entire dining experience. Starting with a tasty pear app. The main course was excellent and they modified one dish at our request - great!! We finished our meal with a very nice desert and our own pot of French press coffee.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great atmosphere - awesome food
This is a 'can't miss' restaurant in the heart of Sewickley Village. Small plates or full dinner, the options are many, the menu is a bit eclectic but you won't go wrong with anything you choose. (the pork& chevre meatballs in spicy pepper sauce are awesome) On top of the great food and wine, it has a great soho vibe, w/appropriate background music, clean, and contemporary. Outdoor dining is also a must if available near the fire. My wife and have dined here several times and love going back. The service is top shelf and at times the owner will visit with the patrons to gauge their opinions on the food. I can't recommend this place enough. GO!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall great dining experience
Vivo is perfect for dinner for two or going with a few friends. The food was fabulous - steak was cooked perfectly and I love the surprise of what sides you get. The dessert menu was also awesome - we had a hard time choosing what to order. Service was great and the outside patio makes you feel like you are in a European city. Overall - a great dinner!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food that was prepared
Excellent food that was prepared with flair and exciting presentation.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
As I've written on other websites, this little trattoria has the combination for customer satisfaction. The chef-owner is creative and skilled, takes the time to talk to his guests. His wife is a sweetheart, makes people feel at home, makes all the desserts and grows most of their vegetables. I had the second great radish salad this week, a fresh and beautiful presentation of greens, French breakfast radishes (mild and sweet) with fresh English peas. Their menu changes daily - Sam is, after all, Italian, and cooks with what's good at the market just as good chefs in Italy do. It would be short-sited not to mention a first class bartender and exemplary servers. Vivo is now our neighborhood place to go, alone or with friends.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great staff, friendly owners and wonderful outdoor space-great experience
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went to Vivo with a friend on Friday, June 14. The weather was perfect for sitting outside, and the patio is lovely. An eclectic musical group (harp, cello, guitars, percussion) played next to the huge open windows to the dining room. The owner greeted us when we arrived and stopped by later to check on us. Our server was cheerful and attentive. Instead of ordering entrees, we chose several starters to share, and all were wonderful. I had a ginger margarita - creative and delicious! A fantastic time altogether, highly recommended.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the top restaurant's
One of the top restaurant's in Pittsburgh. A Sewickley gem.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time there. Food and
First time there. Food and service were excellent. We'll definitely return.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lovely evening
I have eaten or stopped in for a drink a handful of times as Vivo is walking distance. Something was always less than perfect, but I felt they were improving and worth supporting.
Everything was perfect our last visit. Staff was friendly, sincere & attentive. The meal was a perfect balance in flavor & proportion. We are looking forward to our next reservation.
I recommend sitting outside as weather allows.
Well done Vivo.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed our dinner
We really enjoyed our dinner at Vivo Kitchen. The food was very enjoyable as was the atmosphere. For dinner I had the scallops. They had a good sear on them and tasted wonderful. My husband had the lamb chops and they were also cooked just to his liking. We both enjoyed desserts and the salted cheesecake was outstanding. The only drawback I found was the bread they served before the meal was slightly dry and uninteresting. Service was good and the atmosphere was intimate without feeling like you were sitting on top of the table beside you.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a wonderful and special
Always a wonderful and special meal at Vivo Kitchen. The creative menus with fresh ingredients make for a great experience. Every dish has so much thought and devotion to happy eaters. We love going to this fine dining experience with heart and soul.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relaxing atmosphere and food
Relaxing atmosphere and food is always good - fresh and great taste. Drink specials are interesting and should be considered. Courteous and attentive staff - what more could you want !
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everybody thought the food was very good except my pork chop. It arrived at the table too rare. After being sent back it was too dry and not of good taste. The mixed drinks were so so.
It was nice outside. We had 5 in our group and I suggsted you needed a round table, much nicer for groups of 5. I suggest you rethink your reason for not having one and make room for it.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Once again, a fabulous dinner!
There menu changes daily, the ingredients are local and the service is exceptional. Worth a trip to Sewickley for a meal at Vivo.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vivo is a delight
This was our first visit to the new Vivo in Sewickley. We wished the weather had supported our sitting outside, but, alas, it will have to wait for next time. The bartender did double-duty as our server, which was mostly okay; the dinner didn't drag on but it did seem like a long time between the time that our cocktails came to the table and our ordering opportunity (*after* which we received some bread). Although our entrees were good, it was our first course choices that were truly outstanding. I might recommend each dinner guest enjoy or share multiple small plates...and it would also be nice to see a fixed price meal option with wine recommendations, or a wine flight that rotates with the menu.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed another evening with high quality food prepared with simplicity and perfection. It is always a pleasure to dine here.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great night out .
Enjoyed the outside seating because the weather was great. The food was good but a little pricey for me $95.00 + $20.00 tip for two. Will come back but for a special occasion. The service was excellent , the waitress was all about taking care of us. The small town atmosphere was very nice and plan on coming back to visit other establishments.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
One to remember
This was a great experience. The food was outstanding, the service was perfect, and the chef came to our table to check up on us and chat about our dinner. He was warm and conversational and clearly passionate about his craft. This ended up being one of the best meals...and best evenings...we've had in Pittsburgh. We will be back soon.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food, wine, and service!
My boyfriend and I visited Vivo this past weekend and we had a wonderful experience. The food was amazing! I had the rainbow trout and he got the Waygu steak. We practically licked our plates clean! The food was just so awesome. We shared the salted caramel cheesecake for dessert which was out of this world. The wine list was so long and we picked a great bottle with help from our server. The Service was also awesome. We will definitely be back very soon! :)
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time at Vivo. Our food was very good but not outstanding. That might have been because we chose the fixed menu for restaurant weekThe service was excellent and timely. The wine selections were very good. It was fairly noisy since we sat next to a large group that spoke loudly. But the overall atmosphere of the restaurant was excellent. We will be back to try our own menu selections or perhaps have drinks and food at the bar
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great meal at a very reasonable price for Restaurant Week. Will visit again. Looking forward to visiting again. Flat Iron Steak with Mole Sauce excellent - very tender and flavorful.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best
Service is awesome. Ask for Dave if you have the chance. Won't stop going
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never a Let Down!
Been to Vivi 4 times since Valentines Day, each seemed to be better than the last. Food selection and flavor have all been home runs! Wine is fantastic, superb selection.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Dining in Sewickley
We have had the opportunity to dine at Vivo on three different occasions recently. Each time the food was outstanding. It's fresh, locally sourced and wonderfully prepared. On two occasions the weather was nice enough for us to enjoy dining on the cozy patio.
The heirloom tomatoes were grown in the owner's garden and simply prepared with olive oil, fresh basil, salt and pepper. If the ingredients are good, keeping it simple works well.
Vivo is located in the heart of Sewickley and it has a nice neighborhood feel to it. It's beautifully and simply decorated with wonderful large windows opening onto the patio.
Though the meal is not inexpensive, it's well worth it.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
While the food was excellent and the restaurant sleek and modern, the noise level was close to unbearable. Conversation was impossible and the restaurant was not filled to capacity.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good choice
Our experience with Vivo is always strong. We did have to wait an additional 15 min. after our reservation time (it was raining outside, eliminating 30% of their seats) but once we were seated we were well tended to and the food was outstanding. I would have given them higher marks but they were out of the Suckling Pig and did not tell us until after a member of my party tried to order it. The back-up choice was no disappointment, though and we left full and happy.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a delightful evening thanks to staff at Vivo. In fact, we gave up our tableand dined at the bar because the bartender was so attentive and we were so comfortable. Love the eclectic menu. Food was exceptional as was service. Don't miss this one!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great foodie venue and wonderful option that that far from the airport. Really needed in PIttsburgh.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent anniversary dinner!
This was the first time we were here and we will surely return. The menu has a nice mix of items and everything we ordered was well prepared and tasty. The by the glass wine price was rather high but the quality was good. We were impressed that the chef visited our table to ask us about our meals. We had a very enjoyable meal. Good job, Vivo!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were extremely pleased
We were extremely pleased with our whole dining experience at Vivo's and we will be going back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM