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Viva! Neighborhood Eatery of Los Gatos

Viva! Neighborhood Eatery of Los Gatos Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vivalosgatos.com/
  • Phone: (408) 356-4902
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday: 8:00am - 9:00pm Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 9:30pm Saturday: 8:00am - 10:30pm; Happy Hour: Sunday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Mediterranean, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Israel Valencia
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Parties of 12 or more require a special menu. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Ben Afraimi (408) 356-4902 x34
  • Entertainment: Live jazz on the weekends.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Blossom Hill Rd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: parking in shopping mall lot.
A word from Viva! Neighborhood Eatery of Los Gatos
Viva! Neighborhood Eatery of Los Gatos features upscale family dining in Los Gatos with a menu that fuses California and Mediterranean cuisine along with some family style platter dining. With an emphasis on comfort & warmth as well as excellent service, Viva! sees itself as a celebration of food, wine, family, and the people that make up our neighborhood. Come and share in our hospitality, our extensive wine list and our excellent crew. Experience what we mean by "Viva" first-hand!Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Came here in a group of 6 (+ a 1 year old, too) for my Dad's birthday and it was great. They set us up at a table outside right by a small grotto and it was just us, so that was nice. Waitress was very nice and patient with us when we needed it. Food was delicious as well. Would definitely pop back any time I am near los gatos."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had the family of 3 generations at this restaurant and ate family style. The waiter was very accommodating and attentive, replacing with clean dishes for each course, and timely service. We had the food family style with large portions--we had lots of leftovers which they graciously boxed up. The food itself was fine, good, but nothing special. The salad and dessert tasted a bit mass produced like at a chain restaurant: pretty predictable flavors but nothing stood out as really tasty. The entrees were actually better than salads or desserts. The Moroccan salmon, was cooked delectably--crisp on outside, tender, silky on inside. The pasta orecchiette was very good. So, I would recommend it, but stick to wine and entree."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Great place for breakfast. Reasonably priced, excellent food, attentive. Works for a group and kid friendly. We have also eaten here for Mother's Day when they have a wonderful brunch. Great spot"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We have been dinning here since it opened and have always had a very good experience."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Our party was four. Everyone had something different, all were tasty and well presented. Service was attentive without being overbearing. The chocolate layer cake was unique and a choco-holic's dream."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Nice little place with good food, excellent service, and a nice wine list and bar. A little pricey, but you don't leave hungry and the selections are very good. Went with a party of picky eaters-one vegetarian, one who only eats Hamburgers, one picky 4 yr old, and one on a gluten free diet besides myself and one other (omnivores) and everybody was satisfied with their meal-not easy to do. Very glad I choose this spot and would easily recommend it to others."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I have dined at Viva multiple times and even booked a private event in their private room. The food is really good and the service is super friendly. There are always plenty of options. The one complaint I have is that the service is slow - particularly in the initial greeting - and then the initial drink order and food order. Then you are left alone for a long while after your food is brought to your table. It always looks like they are super busy and understaffed (with everyone running around everywhere). The staff all seem to be hardworking though, which is why we still come back."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We sat there for over 10 minutes before a waiter acknowledged us."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We went to Cafe Bon Vivant to hear John Worley and Sebastien Lanson. It was a beautiful, relaxing evening from start to finish. We were never rushed, the atmosphere was elegant yet friendly and welcoming. The food was magnificent and the wine recommendation spot on. Thanks for a wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Viva is one of my favorite restaurants. The food and service is always excellent and there are lots of food choices. They are always happy to accommodate your food preferences. Another plus is that there is always plenty of parking."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This was a very enjoyable experience: good food, good service, prompt seating thanks to the Open Table reservation. I have no negative remarks."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The restaurant made a special effort to enhance diners' Valentine experience by having live music with both a piano player and a guitarist, and the table was set with a sprinkling of chocolates. The sea bass with crab risotto and the seared scallop entrés were very tasty although the bass could have been fresher. The lobster bisque soup and the 'winter greens' salad with little flavor were disappointing. The chocolate heart-shaped cake was delectable - just right for two! The staff was attentive and the food courses well paced. The most amazing part of the evening was that someone at the restaurant picked up our check and made these two long-time sweethearts very happy this Valentine's Day! Thanks to all!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Having been to Viva several times, this visit was a bit of a disappointment. First, we were seated in a private room, with no one else in the room. It made for a quiet dinner but lacking the ambiance of the restaurant. And we had to return a fish dish as the fish smelled and tasted very wrong, not sure how the cooks didn't smell it. Other than that, things were fine and we will probably give them another shot in the future."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Nice and clean, good menu, but the service is a bit slow"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Viva! is a really nice place to go to have a good time. Friday nights they have live jazz, which makes for an energetic atmosphere that makes conversation a little bit of a challenge. The wine list is very nice, and the food is excellent with beautiful presentation."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Everyone ordered from daily special menu prime rib or lobster with a combo option. I had the carrot soup which was incredible! The service was excellent."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Using Open Table for a last minute reservation got us in before the Saturday rush. Table was ready when we got there. As for the Viva, it appears they have raised their prices. For a neighborhood gem that could be a bad sign. One of the attractions to Viva was the great food at a fair price. It seems as if they were trying to complete with other Los Gatos enterprises who overcharge for their fare."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This was our first time to this restaurant. We really enjoyed it and will be going back"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "When I leave a restaurant with nothing bad to say and feeling like I had a good meal…that is a successful dining experience"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Food is very good and I like the fact the menu contains smaller meal options for those with smaller appetites. And they're priced accordingly."
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "This was my first visit here. Hostess and wait staff were very accommodating. I had prime rib and lobster. The food was cooked perfectly. My only complaint is that the prime rib was a very thin piece of meat. It was cooked exactly how I like it, just a small portion. I will defiantly be going back and I recommend Viva to everyone that wants a casual dining experience."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Vivas has lost their touch. Bad service from across the board. Bad experience with food. Pizza was burned. A waitress who didn't know how to handle a difficult situation, and a manager who made it worse. We've been dining at Vivas for 15 years...and this was the worse experience we had."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Great location - easy access and parking - quality food in well lit, clean, pleasant atmosphere."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Always nice to be a part of the neighborhood locals - and have Viva to go to. Love going here."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "We love Viva and have always enjoyed our experiences here. They are wonderful for hosting an event as well and Ben has always taken very good care of us. This visit wasn't bad but we both felt it was different, like the restaurant had lost it's shine. Our waitress (she was friendly) let us know the bartender wasn't creative with drinks when I asked for a suggestion for something different. She was a little slow getting to us but not terrible. Food was good, especially the cheesy garlic bread and sea bass. My salad was wilted and lacked dressing. So overall, good place and good food....still like Viva, but just seemd to be missing a little something."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "this was our 4th thanksgiving dinner at viva's. thank-you"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Very nice local restaurant and comfortable place for lunch or dinner without all the noise of downtown Los Gatos. A real neighborhood place!"
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "We've been going to Viva since they opened but our last visit was terrible, especially the service. It was a wine tasting event that was misrepresented in their marketing and when we got there we were badly disappointed with the food and especially the service for the first time ever. They must have new ownership or management or something, not at all like the place we once knew. The service was so bad I didn't leave a tip and the manager had the audacity to call me that night at 10:30 to beg for a tip. Unheard of. Worse, we bought a $78 bottle of wine but the one they gave us was the cheapest on sale at the wine event. I had to ask for the right bottle. My wife insists they were trying to cheat us... Anyway we won't be back anytime soon."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "This restaurant is very dated. Time for a remodel. Do not use Open table for reservations unless you have 45 minutes to wait for a table after your reservation time."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "There were so many great choices and I ordered a burger. Shame on me . I would not recommend it with so many other choices. Too greasy."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Very good food, service was great and setting was beautiful."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "We liked the variety on the menu, but was dismayed there was not much of a price difference between their lunch and dinner menus especially for an ordinary menu and located at a shopping center. Food was decent, but we didn't quite get the rest."
    Dined on 9/5/2013
  • "We always have such a great experience when we dine at Viva. We sat at the bar yesterday, and the bartender is always so nice! He is so on top of everything!! The food is always delicious and fresh, as well. We really enjoy dining at Viva!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "We took my mom here for her birthday! This was my 3rd time at this restaurant and I will definitely be back. Food and service was great. It's a refreshing spot to go outside of DT Los Gatos..they actually have parking.. LOL a rare find."
    Dined on 10/12/2013