Viviano
Viviano

Viviano

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vfcasino.com/dining/viviano
  • Phone: 6107685005
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Monday, Thursday, and Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Friday, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Tony Clark
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Valley Forge Casino and Dueces Wild located in the resort
  • Special Events: Come and Join Chef Tony Clark for a prefixed Valentine's Day menu or a selection from his Valentine's Day ala carte menu. Free Valet Parking, casino access with dinner, complimentary rose while supplies last.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gulph Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free valet parking or self park at our casino.
A word from Viviano
Farm to table, rustic, Italian home cooking. From Proscuitto de Parma with Macerated Figs; Shrimp Manicotti with Blush Sauce to Veal Osso Bucco Milanese, Chef Tony believes that great food is created from the heart, made with passion, and enjoyed with friends. Come and enjoy a meal with Tony and leave as part of the family.
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Viviano reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (12)fit for foodies (11)romantic (11)good for groups (6)neighborhood gem (5)notable wine list (3)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was our first visit to Viviano. We really enjoyed the food, especially the cheese board...YUM! Looking forward to our next visit :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    novaxc
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It might be in a casino but the cooks know how to cook! Food was great and for a Saturday night is was not packed. Waiter was pleasant and made the experience enjoyable. Prices were great especially compared to the quality of food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth a Gamble
    Sams1stUncle
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Inside the Valley Forge Casino. Food was good and portions were generous.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food...Reasonable Prices
    foodisfun
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The true test of a good restaurant is whether the food and service maintain their quality on a lightly attended Sunday evening and Viviano passed with flying colors. Everything was delicious. Our only complaint was that the portions were a little big. When you're in a hotel "doggy bags" are not an option.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • terrible service, plain atmosphere
    Damian
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The place was not full yet the service was very bad in all phases. It shows that they were under staffed to bus tables and slow in the kitchen. The food was tasty with good portions.
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  • Special occasion
    UnimpressedVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We celebrated our 24th Anniversary. The food was outstanding and the service superb! Anna and the Manager went out of their way to make the evening special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian Bistro
    Princess
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Took Business Associates here for dinner. I ask for a quiet table away from the noise so we could chat. The table, service and the food was fantastic. I would definitely recommend this place to people and I will be back. The Tiramisu was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MiaM
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Always great food and service. I like that you can order from Pacific Prime or Viviano at the bar
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW
    Rangeral
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Chicken parm was top shelf, antipasto was excellent. Martini so-so and pricey at $16. Service was excellent and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Viviano Restaurant
    Annie
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Viviano serves some different, but very delicious, Italian food. They have a good Gluten-free menu, and their broccoli rabe is to die for. We can't wait to go back there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Food
    OccationalDiner
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    A last minute decision proved to be a good one. Everything from the meatball appitizer and romain salad to the lasagna and scallops was excellent. No room for desert this time. Maybe next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything is awesome!
    Dinnerdate
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My husband & I have been to Viviano's a few times. Every time we are very happy with the food. It's a little pricey, but worth it. We LOVE the Cioppino (seafood stew), but you will need an appetizer or salad to go along with it as it won't completely fill you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian food in the Burbs
    kenshap
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This restaurant is located in the casino and is easy to get to. The food is pretty good considering it is in a casino. The pasta is home made. The best dish was the lobster ravioli. I would recommend this place for a good Italian meal the.shapiros@comcast.net won't break the bank.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a special occasion
    UnimpressedVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Anna was an amazing. We eat here often and enjoy the food. Will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 77 reviews are from the Viviano reviews archive.
  • A little rushed
    LarryRVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We have been here twice now and we enjoyed our first trip better. The food was very good. The service was just OK. Took over 10 minutes before someone came to our table and then I had to ask for bread. The reason I felt rushed is I was still eating my appetizer and they brought out my entrée. I really hate when a restaurant does that. I like to have time in between courses to relax and have a glass of wine. So I did not order a second glass of wine. I just would not expect this to occur at a Tony Clark restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food & drinks - VERY LOUD
    ebeau24
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    First time at Viviano and was pleasantly surprised given this restaurant is inside VF Casino. Great bar - meets between Viviano and Pacific Prime. Great food and drink selection - everything tasted great and service was not rushed. Our waiter was extremely pleasant and gave great recommendations on trying new menu items. My only complaint (given the small, intimate sizing of the restaurant) was the larger party in the back celebrating a birthday was EXTREMELY loud .. obnoxious and not considerate of the other guests. Although the waiter did immediately apologize for the noise upon greeting us, I feel management should have told them to keep in mind they were not the only guests in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    Jrhwmr
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I had the pesto strip steak with asparagus and mushrooms. It was all cooked perfectly and flavorful. I also enjoyed the special mushroom bisque. The service was outstanding. We had an early dinner and it wasn't busy yet. Everyone in my party enjoyed their meal and said they would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our waiter, Nicholas, was
    UnimpressedVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Our waiter, Nicholas, was most efficient and very attentive. The manager, Ottavio, was his usual ultimate professional. .
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was a little slow.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Food was tasty but the service was a little slow. A glass of wine was about half the size as other restaurants.
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  • the food was ok but the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    the food was ok but the service was the worst. gave our order and 15 minutes later a waiter tried to deliver entrees to us that were obviously for another table. after 25 minutes our waiter came over and said our appetizers should be out shortly. i said could we at least get bread after 25 minutes? they brought 2 salads and 1 should have been a soup, so she ran and got me a soup , but no spoon, had to steal from another table. brought out entrees and after we started eating, came and took them away saying they were for another table. brought out steak and porkchop entrees finally, but no steak knife, had to use butter knife. almost the worse service i ever had.
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  • Lovely dinner
    Marcia
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The mushroom soup was the best. I also enjoyed my seafood dinner, interesting mix of ingredients and a fish I never heard of but was delicious. My husband enjoyed his chicken parm, too. We love vivianos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Viva Viviano!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Took my wife there for a Valentine's Day Dinner and was very pleased with all aspect's of this dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zero stars
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Would give everything a zero star rating if I could.. Awful everything.. There for 2 hours never received any food we ordered.. Stay away!
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  • Food was all outstanding,
    devon
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was all outstanding, server was very kind and attentive as were the hosts, but they seemed slightly disorganized
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    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Finally a great Italian meal
    Troy
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    If you're looking for a great Italian meal like moms You must go to Viviano's. The service was great even the executive chef Dominic came out to all the tables to greet us.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food - big portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Everyone In our party of 5 enjoyed their meal. We had to wait for a few minutes past our reservation for our table. We didn't complain about it but the restaurant sent over an anti pasta plate and a cheese plate as a courtesy. Service was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A new spot
    NewZagats2VIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    we tried it and the staff there are very nice-- but make sure if you wish to have each plate brought out when HOT, that you say so-- otherwise, they bring out all the plates at the same time and they do not fit on the table...
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  • Food was delicious. Service
    MillersVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Food was delicious. Service was wonderful-no problems that previous comments alluded to. Enjoyed the meal.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New Years Eve Dinne
    Anniversary
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We had a very good meal. We tried this last minute and the menu was pre fixed and wouldn't be our first choices to order. We've seen the menu prior and will return to dine off the main menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow Service
    Mccrackt
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    My girlfriends and I went to Viviano for a get together before the Holidays. There were only three of us and the restaurant was not crowded, but they only had one waiter working. It took us over an hour to get our entrees. The food was good, but I used casino comps. I would not pay the prices to eat there if I were not using comps.
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  • A visit to Italy
    Bizyexec
    Dined on 11/25/2013
    Enjoyed the restaurant, as a first time guest. they were very accomodating toward my onion allergy and informed me everything made to order. It was and it was delicious.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Once a fluke. Twice, a pattern
    JLeigh524
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    This is the 2nd time recently that my husband & I have eaten at Viviano's and been disappointed. The first was the same day as the Food & Bev. event at VF Casino. Even though we had a reservation it took almost an hour to be seated. This past weekend we tried again only this time we showed up early hoping to be seated early. The hostess told me it would be about 15 minutes. It wound up being about 35 to 40 minutes. When we were taken to our table we noticed the restaurant was about half empty. I'm not sure why they couldn't seat us upon arrival when there were about 8+ tables that didn't have guests the entire time we were there. Did they have THAT many cancellations? The wait staff was good but that front desk will be their demise.
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  • consistantly good
    tbfromneoa
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Great service. Consistent food... we have been there before. But we missed the calamari... they took it off of the menu
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mangia on sundays
    SelfoodVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    this was our fourth visit to viviano and it gets better each time we did the family dinner special which was not only delish but a fantastic value can't wait to get back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family style Italian
    LarryRVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    We were there on a Sunday night and the offered a family style menu for $25 per person. It was really worth it. The food was very good and more than we could eat. We had enough left over for another meal the next night. They also had a special value wine list by the bottle that was also a good deal. Service was very good and we enjoyed our evening. We certainly will be back again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We ate at this establishment yesterday. Simply put, if you visit the casino then i guess it's OK place. If you looking just for some italian restaurant in Phila area to dine at then there are many other much better places to find.
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  • Creative Italian Dining
    bowler12
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    Excellent experience with great service by our server Blake A+++
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very accommodating, great food
    Terry
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    After looking at the menu I saw there was nothing really for me to eat as a vegetarian. My server was very friendly and asked the chef what they could do. The chef made me a delicious veg friendly meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was lacking when
    lisamc
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    The service was lacking when we dined here and the food was ok. It is a bit dark, not kid friendly
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Viviano's is wonderful
    Marcia
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    From the start we received excellent service. We were early for our reservation but were seated promptly (the restaurant was nearly empty anyway). Our server, Blake, was one of the best servers we've ever had. He even offered me a taste of a wine I inquired about. The food was delicious and the timing was just right. The décor was beautiful. All of this, and the price was quite moderate. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.