We enjoyed our visit to Vivere.We enjoyed our visit to Vivere. The food was very good and the service was terrific. The server knew we were there to see a show and worked very hard to stay on top of things so we got done with plenty of time to spare. He was also very helpful in making suggestions re: menu selections. Would highly recommend.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dinner and great serviceExcellent homemade pasta. I had the pheasant stuffed ravioli and my friend and I split a great Caesar salad. I don’t recall which entrée she orders, but it was a pasta dish with a red sauce, and she said it was excellent. (The waiter told us their Caesar is great, and I was skeptical, but it really was great, one of the better Casers I’ve had.) The service was impeccable—prompt and efficient but unobtrusive. Our server was Dane, and we would ask for him at our next visit, but it looked like the entire staff was on top of their game and you wouldn't go wrong with anyone.
I would definitely return.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousThe food is fresh and the menu melds flavors that is not seen elsewhere. The truffle gnocchi with lobster is to die for. Go enjoy and write the same6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodVivere had amazing food. I got the tomato soup and ravilio with pesto sauce and vegetables. It was so yummy. The atmosphere was very fancy. I would feel out of place wearing jeans, but if you are having a night on the town, this would be the perfect place to start. Their wine list is very extensive. Our waiter was attenative and friendly.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb !!!!!My friend and I did the chefs tasting menu with wine pairing and we loved it. The chef came out with every course and every bite was delicious and the wine pairing was first rate. The service was impeccable. I highly recommend Vivere for any special occasion. Superb !!!!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGood experienceGood ambience. Please update your online menu so that people can be benefited.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMQuirky qualityAppetizers were outstanding, and the ambiance was sort of midievil moden5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ItalianIn a town full of great Italian restaurants, Vivere was a true find. The service was outstanding and the food excellent. And while it probably does not stand up well to its "starred" competitors, I think that dollar for dollar, it is a fine substitute. Try the spaghetti with the pork ragu. Just the right amount of heat (for me) and big flavor. Simple but divine! Will definately go back.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Italian experience locatedGreat Italian experience located walking distance from the Bank of America Theatre. Food was very tasty, service was great, and ambience makes it a great place for a date or special occasion. I would suggest it to friends, family, co-workers and clients. Wonderful date night.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat before theater choice!Right when we sat down the waiter asked us if we were headed to the theater, which we were, so even though we ordered drinks, apps, dinner, and dessert, they made sure we were well taken care of and out in time for the show. Fantastic ambiance and service - would def recommend!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat findWe were going to Chicago theater so looking for a place to eat before the show. Our server was very helpful and got our order on time so that we can make it to the show on time. Loved the ambiance. Definately go back and recommend to my friends .5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for dinner before a showI first heard of Vivere from friends at that Lyric years ago when I worked there, but never made it over. I just recently took my girlfriend there for dinner before seeing the Book of Mormon, (Bank of America Theater... 90 seconds walking distance from the restaurant) on her birthday. Our server, Rudolfo was wise enough to ask if we were attending a performance that evening shortly upon arriving at our table, and it was immediately apparent he was knowledgeable of the menu. He continued to be attentive & helpful throughout the course of our meal, as was the supplementary wait staff. The food was great in flavor and presentation... really I could just keep gushing... so stop reading and make your reservation already!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great! Our server,Food was great! Our server, Dane, was amazing-friendly, knowledgeable, and accomodating.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMService a bit pushy, but go anywayFood, am ambiance and valet service perfect, our server at the table not so great: trying to be friendly, but that meant many loud interruptions and a habit of knocking on the table each time he passed. We still plan to go again: a really exacting menu with every dish arriving right on time, looking inviting and tasting so delicious we just slowed down to savor each bite. Great romantic atmosphere as well.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for Chicago TheatersGreat for pre-theater dinner, great food and attentive service, convenient car valet will take care of your car while you are at the show4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was imaginative, wineFood was imaginative, wine list outstanding and service attentive, but not hovering. Would certainly go there again.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA delicious Chicago classicWhat a lovely experience. Vivere remains a Chicago classic for many delicious reasons service and food. We were going to the theater afterward and we had a relaxed experience knowing they understood our time constraints. Our martini's were perfect and we loved that they shook them at the table filled our glasses and then left the shaker with a bit more at the table for us to consume at our leisure. My sister had the halibut special and I had the Gamberi Picante perfection on both counts!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable evening! Amazing food!This was a wonderful restaurant to surprise my wife for a special evening. Our waiter was very informed of the entrees & the wine pairings for them. The prices were reasonable (for a downtown restaurant), and we were both very impressed with the decorations, presentation, and food quality. Having recently visited Italy, we both felt a bit of deja vu from our time in Rome & Florence. Even if you live in the burbs, this place is worth the trip.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWent after matinee performanceWent after matinee performance at Bank of America theatre. Loved the location. Food was great, as was the service.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMInteresting decor, the foodInteresting decor, the food was good although a bit pricey. The waitress could wait to take our order and then couldn't be found. Theater valet worked well even with the crush of people afterwards.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat location near the BankGreat location near the Bank of America Theater. Food was fair and the decorum was great!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery convenient for Bank ofVery convenient for Bank of America Theatre. Huge wine list with very knowledgeable and approachable sommelier who was happy to make recommendations.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMTop notch experienceWe had a phenomenal experience at this restaurant. The server had been there for 23 years and had an amazing depth of knowledge of the menu and delivered top notch service. The risotto was incredible.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good, imaginative yetVery good, imaginative yet within a tradition, food. We'll balanced dishes. Very good prompt and well informed service.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious. TheThe food was delicious. The service was superior. The pay special attention to theater goers.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMwe had tickets for the playwe had tickets for the play and were out in plenty of time and still enjoy a nice meal leisurely.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent salad and mezzaluna.Excellent salad and mezzaluna. Professional service. Nice ambiance3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWE take our eating out experiencesWE take our eating out experiences seriously, and dined at 3 very good restaurants during our short Chicago stay. We found that our experience at Vivere equaled our ding experience at Spiaggia: I think that is high praise for the Vivere's excellent kitchen and staff of well-organized servers.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went before the TheatreWe went before the Theatre and loved the service and the valet parking which allowed us to leave the car till after the show. Service was excellent. We had the pork roast and it was OK but not exceptional. The chef recommended that it be "pink" but we weren't comfortable eating pink pork. I wish I had ordered a pasta dish.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous meal and service.Fabulous meal and service. Very convenient to the Bof A theatre so ideal for before and after theatre dining.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to eat beforeGreat place to eat before going to the theatre. Good food and service and close to the Bank of America theatre.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM