Vivo
Vivo

Vivo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vivo-chicago.com/
  • Phone: 312-733-3379x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon - Wed: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Thu: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Fri : 11:00 am - 12:00 am
    Sat: 5pm-12am
    Sun: 4pm-9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Vincente Duran
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact privateevents@vivo-chicago.com to inquire about catering menus.
  • Special Events: Join us at Vivo every Thursday for 1/2 bottles of wine!
    "Where the glass is always half full"

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Green St.
  • Public Transit: MORGAN Green/Pink line El
    GRAND Blue line
    #8 Halsted Bus
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $11 Valet parking. Limited parking available on surrounding side streets.
A word from Vivo
For more than two decades, Vivo has been serving traditional Italian dishes in an upscale yet casual atmosphere. Requested weeks in advance, Vivo boasts the most sought after romantic table in Chicago - Table 70.
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Vivo reviews from OpenTable diners
119 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (58)neighborhood gem (56)special occasion (48)fit for foodies (45)great for outdoor dining (45)notable wine list (42)good for groups (32)hot spot (28)great for lunch (17)late-night find (13)vibrant bar scene (11)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (4)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Vivo never disappoints.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Vivo is one of the best Italian restaurants in the city... cant go wrong..great food. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Top Knotch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We go to Vivo before Bulls or Hawks Games. Great food and Incredible staff. They always make sure we get to the game on time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Out of its depth
    DaiDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    You'd expect the place to up its game with the variety of great eateries around it. Sadly not. The menu is uninspiring. The food is just ok. The service is cold. If it wasn't for the fact that this was the only place on Open Table to make a booking at late notice, I probably wouldn't have found out why it was the only place i could reserve a table. We had a table reserved for 8.30 and were seated around 9.10. Not worth the wait. I had friends in from NYC and after talking up how great Chicago is for foodies, this place let me down. You will be better off waiting at Girl and Goat, Au Cheval or one of the many other great restaurants nearby.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a Business Meeting
    BB510VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Vivo holds its own in the West Loop, an area packed with other good or great restaurants. If you want good Italian food, this a place to keep on your list. My guests were quite pleased with their meal. My guest were quite pleased with their entrees, the Gnocchi and the Spaghetti Fruiti de Mare. I had the Caprese Salad, grilled shrimp and tri-color cauliflower. The grilled tomatoes on the Caprese Salad were seasoned well. The grilling of the tomatoes was perfect. It was one of the best Caprese Salads I've tasted. The tri-color cauliflower was also grilled perfectly. The shrimp were flavorful, but slightly overcooked. For dessert, I thoroughly enjoyed the pistachio gelato. The waitress was fantastic. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is always amazing!
    Kdmcca
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Each and everytime my husband and I eat here we love the food. Lunch or dinner - always knocks your socks off. Very romantic as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful group dinner
    TeamDinner
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Our group had a fabulous meal together - variety of food options and quality of meal was perfect. Everyone's meal was delicious. Service was excellent - attentive and friendly. Restaurant ambience was lovely. Overall a great find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cozy and delicious
    PointShopper
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Delicious Italian plates. Staff very helpful and friendly. Small floor with small tables and seating close. Definitely will return again, but location in the downtown Fulton Market District, so if not valet, tight parking surrounding.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaurant, Ambiance +++
    TonyD
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    First visit to Vivo on a quick weekend trip to Chicago. Outstadning ambiance, excellent food and service was great. Thanks to Sheena, our server, for helping us choose the perfect meal combination! Will defintely be on annual Chicago vacation restaurant must stop list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Set up
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Felt a little too close to the table next to us (at first ) but once we got started with dinner. I seemed to forget them
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant
    TammyVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This is always a great restaurant to eat at. Good wine list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food and service were subpar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Usually love this place for cozy ambiance and great wine list. Had great service and outstanding food in the past but this time food was incredibly bland, I think they completey forgot to season. We mentioned this to our server and she brought out chili flakes and a spicy sauce. Unfortunately that did not help much and I left my plate untouched after a few bites of attempting to enjoy. Server or anyone else didn't notice or follow up with us after reporting our disappointment.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • friendly great location good food !
    jules2190
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great waiter...food good. Brought out wrong dish for one diner & never communicated to our waiter.(could happen anywhere) overall we will go back. Great spot for Hawks games or concerts @ the UC
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice place for a date
    sonomastanVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    A nice place for a date or just dinner. Friendly staff in a sophisticated urban setting, a perfect reflection of the West Randolph dining scene. Recommended for those looking for a vibrant dining scene.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodAddict
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I went here with my girlfriend as a special dinner for our 3 year anniversary and I ordered the filet mignon medium rare and it came back rare. I would not have minded except the steak was extremely under seasoned, and was not worth the 35 dollars I paid for it. My girlfriend ordered the grilled chicken though and said hers was absolutely wonderful. So my advice to you is if you go to Vivo don't get the steak.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • glitzysueVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Food is excellent. Staff is nice, but service was slow despite not being very busy. Great cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mike
    Mike
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Always a great place. Electric atmosphere. Great food. Great service. Only one bathroom so plan carefully.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A nice evening out
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Very good food and atmosphere. Maybe a bit on the pricey side, but the dishes are all beautifully presented and well flavored. The only complaint would be the cost of drinks - $14 for a pretty small martini. I don't mind paying that price if I'm getting a nice large martini glass, but these were poured into a pretty shallow champagne glass. Vodka rocks also a little small - poured into a big glass with rocks and it didn't even fill the glass halfway. I'm guessing that they were full shot pours, but for $14 you expect a little more generous pour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vivo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Exceptional DINING EXPERIENCE/../First class all around..food,service wine list and decor or all magniicent. Ben & Lynn.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Took out of town colleagues to Vivo and they were really impressed with the food and the service. They said they plan to visit Vivo on their next visit to Chicago.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvthefood
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This was an excellent restaurant. Food, drinks and service were excellent. Very accommodating for groups with special function in mind such as we had for recruiting a physician.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too loud too hot
    Tbone
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Tables were very close, we were at the table closest to the stairs and kitchen, this it was very hot and. Very loud. I will not return. Food was good wine was good but sweating at dinner ruined it
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Warm, Charming, Great Wine List
    lydia1VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Vivo has a warm, romantic feel to it. Great wine list. It's a bit louder so not good for groups over 6 in my opinion. Such a wonderful spot in the West Loop and a fav of mine in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jepacoVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The lunch menu at Vivo recently read like a slightly reduced dinner menu. That's fine if you want a large lunch, but less helpful if you want an excellent lunch without overeating. The choices were standard Italian fare, less imaginative than I remembered from a previous visit. So I had a caprese, where both the tomatoes and mozzarella were very good but not superb, helped along by a marvelous drizzled, light pesto. The mussels and clams vognole were delicious, if a bit salty. My lunch companions had pasta dishes that they also found very fresh and very good, if not superb. Service was attentive and friendly.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great anniversary dinner
    kmchen
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Vivo has been a favorite of my husband and mine for years. Their food is excellent and always has been. Sorry to see a slight change to their Caprese salad (fresh tomatoes vs. oven roasted). The wine list, though usually grand, was a bit on the smaller side as well this time. Still a great spot for an intimate dinner with great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Naz57VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food, as always, is exceptional. The only downside to the lunch menu is that is is a bit limited, with fewere selections than you might expect. In addition, parking, which used to be an advantage for a business lunch, has now become difficult and limited to valet.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bday Dinner Was Lots of Fun
    Ldef
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I took my family to Vivo for my birthday and it was a very good experience. Its a bit expensive but the food is well worth it. The weather was beautiful and so they opened the front doors. Its right on restaurant row so its a great location and the ambiance is what you would expect for this location. Definitely recommend it for a group dinner, date night, friends, really anyone you want to have a conversation with and enjoy some fine dining.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for Groups
    FanofVivo
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had a large party and Christine was so accommodating. We had a lovely time. The food and wine were excellent. It's a sophisticated atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Patio Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    A girlfriend and I grabbed an easy dinner with great wine on the patio. The food was to die for, the waiter discussed the wine in depth with us, helping each of us choose exactly what we had the taste for. I will be going back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great choice
    BIGCITY
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The restaurant offers specials that are always great. Any item on the menu will be enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Joan
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had tickets for a 7:30 performance at the Oriental so we had an early dinner reservation on a Friday. Half our party arrived quite late. The wait staff was extremely accommodating and we enjoyed a delicious meal finishing with time to spare. Vivo never fails to deliver great good, service and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    dluvsrkk
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Business Lunch- started off with a few appetizers- Olives, Cheese.... then ordered one of the daily specials- the Tilapia which was cooked perfectly and it was delicious! All of our guests enjoyed their selections. Will definately keep this at the top of our list for lunch spots!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great overall
    Mark
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food and service was great. They have a great pork-chop. Place was easy to find. Only thing we did not like was dirty silverware that was brought to us when we ordered the desserts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dinner
    TammyVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We alway go to this place to celebrate our wedding anniversary and it is always fabulous. The food, wine list and service is outstaanding. It is a must go to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Table 70
    Table70
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    After reserving on Opentable Christine the Maitre De, called and asked if we wanted Table 70 since it was our 10 year anniversary. When we got there Christine was amazing and so was the entire staff! Great wine suggestion and great food! It was very romantic!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great vibe, food and wine list!
    GweazleVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This restaurant was recommended to us in anticipation of a visit to Chicago. It did not disappoint. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    debb
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Been here many times but not in a couple of years. Looking for a great outdoor venue . Host service was phenominal, wait service warm but inattentive. Food was the real letdown here. 19 dollars for chaucuterie was a bit stiff but okay, pasta entree lacked flavor. We kept hoping for a pepper mill but none came. Dessert was a flacid and flavorless layer cake which we left for dead. Felt like the waiter was only interested in the upcharge. It was early so it wasnt like he was busy....
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • love this place!
    Lauren
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We visited Vivo for my 30th birthday and had a great experience. The waitstaff, especially the hostess, could not have been more energetic, friendly and accommodating. The appetizers and entrees were delicious - well seasoned and portions were fairly large. The only reason I didn't give this restaurant 5 stars is because their desserts are unfortunately not good. We were surprised, given how great the rest of the meal was, but someone is not getting it right with their desserts (we tried three different kinds - none were very flavorful or the right consistency). Overall though, a great restaurant. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GeffVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Outstanding food and wine.......service was sorely lacking unfortunately
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly surprised
    mathis226
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We picked this place randomly off of open table and it was great! The food is kind of pricey but normal for a good dinner in Chicago. I had a very underwhelming red wine, but my gnocchi was fabulous and so was the bread! We thought the decor was awesome and everything was very pleasant. It wasn't too loud, which I also appreciate.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marta
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    As always great food! great service. Would definately come back soon
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.