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Vivo Kitchen
Vivo Kitchen

Vivo Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vivokitchen.com
  • Phone: (412) 259-8945
  • Hours of Operation: Extended Summer Dining Hours: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary European, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Sabatino DiBattista
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We are able to accomodate 50 people inside and another 30 people outside. We have a beautiful bar, creative drink list and very nice wine list.
  • Private Party Contact: Lori DiBattista (412) 259-8945
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment the last Friday of every month, also on the Patio during nice weather.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broad Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: On street parking. A public lot is located less than one block from our door on Green St. Parking meters are enforced from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
A word from Vivo Kitchen
Vivo Kitchen is located in the Village of Sewickley, nestled among the boutiques, art galleries, and specialty shops that line Beaver Street. Vivo opened its doors in Bellevue in 2000, and relocated to Sewickley in 2011. Consistently voted in the "Top 25 Best Restaurants" by Pittsburgh Magazine, as well as "Best New Chef". A focus on fresh and local ingredients, bringing you small plates, fresh pasta, grilled meats and fish, as well as house made desserts.Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Glad we did not go into city. Very nice meal. Snapper and chicken were wonderful. The flatbread was not crispy, it really was a pizza but my initial reservations when it arrived on the table were all forgotten as it disappeared, great taste. Will go back for sure to this real neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "I always enjoy my Vivo Kitchen experience from soup to desert. Sam's skill in the kitchen is worthy of a James Beard recognition. Try the bone marrow. The prices are moderate considering the high-end dining fare. A little far from home but worth the trip!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dining experience at Vivo Kitchen. The outdoor dining space is beautiful. The Wagyu flat iron was fantastic. The butter lettuce salad was light and delicious. I cant wait to go back and sit outside on the patio at Vivo again!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We tried Vivo Kitchen during the Pittsburgh restaurant week and were pleasantly surprised to find a very sophisticated menu, well executed. My husband and I found each course on the three course menu to be outstanding, as were our desserts. The first course of white asparagus and fresh peas really stood out for both of us. I had a second course of crabmeat with seaweed salad in a slightly spicy sauce, unusual and excellent. We found no fault with anything. Our server, Jennifer, was helpful and efficient. The outdoor patio was a lovely place for a summer evening. We wish Vivo Kitchen were closer to our home!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The ambiance was lovely, but the food and cocktails were even better. We came intending to make a meal of the small plates and enjoy a few of the craft cocktails. All of the cocktails were perfect: a Cosmopolitan made Cointreau (as it should be), the Beaver & Broad made with dry gin, elderflower liqueur, Aperol, grapefruit, and rhubarb and a perfect barrel aged manhattan. After 5 amazing small plates, we were all still fixed on an entrée. The two stand outs were the lamb chops and the flank steak with a mustard relish. Finally, we could not leave without dessert. The salted caramel cheesecake was so velvety and the heath bar gelato is a must-try! If you can make it on a warm night, I highly suggest sitting outside"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My husband and I will certainly patronage this restaurant again. The food is wonderful service great. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My fiancée and I went there during Pittsburgh Restaurant week. I'm so glad we did, we'll be back. Our service was exceptional, our waiter Edward was attentive yet not intrusive. Our meals were beyond what we expected. The risotto and the Ono (our entrees) were perfection on a plate!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "This was our first time eating at Vivo and we will definitely be returning. The cocktails , the out door ambiance and the service was excellent. The food overall was outstanding, the turbot was light and fresh, my husband had the pork rib which was cooked perfectly and he couldn't get enough of the spicy sauce. We ordered the flat bread which was disappointing, the toppings were tasty but the crust was very doughy as if it was undercooked. My husband had the pork meatballs, which are almost enough for an entree, and I had the scallops on the open self with the mango sauce, very pleased with both of these items. We ate outside on the patio, it was tranquil sitting among the herb garden. Over all our experience at Vivo was a treat."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Vivo is a lovely restaurant, whether you choose to sit inside or out. My husband and I chose outside in the garden. Food rundown: starters are more interesting than the main dishes. I had brussel sprouts - crispy and delicious cooked with pancetta. My husband had the barata (basically a big hunk of fresh mozzarella). Main courses come with very finely chopped, hard to identify accompaniments that are cold (are they meant to be salads?). I had the halibut, which did not have a lot of flavor and was a bit overcooked, but had a good crispy outside. My husband had a quite delicious pheasant breast. Service was very good. The waitress was even very quick to replace my husband's side dish when he told her he didn't like beets."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "One of the top five restaurants in Pittsburgh... Sewickley is lucky to have such a gem!!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Small, quaint restaurant with an outstanding menu. The food choices were very unique and very tasty. My husband and I decided to come here on a last minute date and we were not disappointed. We were hoping to sit outside but it was raining. Overall a great dining experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This is truly an outstanding restaurant. The chef is the star and his food is among the best we've had anywhere. Appetizers are creative and special. Entrees are delicious and perfectly prepared. Service and friendliness of staff superb. Our favorite restaurant in the Pittsburgh area!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "After three years, we finally made it to Vivo's "new" location in Sewickley. While the location has changed, the attention to detail and the quality of the food remains the same. The menu focuses on local, fresh ingredients, and it was wonderful. Also, for those who remember Vivo's Bellevue location, you will be happy to know that Lori is still making pizzelles for dessert, which her husband, Sam, sandwiches with Crème Anglaise and fresh berries for dessert. Our entrees included duck breast and flat iron steak. The duck breast was perfectly prepared and served with a fresh fig compote. The flat iron was on a bed of local root vegetables. Both were outstanding."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The menu "standards" are wonderful but if you need something a bit extra, Sam (chef) caters to the particular. Always I/we have a tasty meal and the atmosphere is upbeat and cozy. Vivo's is worth the drive to Sewickley!!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We enjoyed the beet salad and roasted mushroom appetizers, pheasant with plum sauce and scallops for entrees, and strawberry gelato profiteroles and sea salt caramel cheesecake for dessert...all were delicious with creative blends of flavors! We especially liked the use of so much local "farm to table" foods on the menu. The wine menu had a wide variety of selections, with some grapes we hadn't seen on many menus, beginning with bottle cost in the mid $20 range."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great and friendly staff with a nice variety of menu options."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "It was a wonderful meal, simple menu and huge wine list. Great drinks it was just a little bit loud. The tables are very close together, you can see and hear everyone else in the room. Not for a price secluded date, but a great Friday night meal."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Best spot to dine in Pittsburgh. Sewickley is lucky to have such a fine neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Belongs in anyone's list of top restaurants in the area. Never fails to please, from appetizers through the homemade desserts. The owners, Sam and Laurie, are special people as well, and put their personal touch on everything that happens there."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Hi, I had dinner with a friend and we celebrated her Birthday. The food, ambiance and service were excellent. The owner/chef came by and said hello and made sure we were satisfied. Overall, a great place. I will go again. I highly recommend it. Regards, Ray"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Dinner was fabulous! It was a great date night for me and my husband!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "So glad we finally tried this restaurant. Start to finish, appetizers to dessert, we had it all. The Bronzino was fantastic! Everything was really good, and very unique. Husband already talking about going back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Best restaurant in Pittsburgh, Sewickley is very lucky to have such a gem. Sam and Lori are wonderful people and very creative."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "best bronzino ever --the very best ingredients treated simply and with the reatest respect"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My wife and I chose Vivo Kitchen to celebrate our 4th anniversary after reading excellent reviews. We were not disappointed. We sat in the courtyard and loved the simple decor, marveling at the growing herbs and plants. Service was friendly and attentive. We started with the mushroom risotto (which had more tender mushrooms than risotto!) and the veal meatballs, which were presented with a slightly tangy, creamy red pepper sauce. Both were excellent. For entrees, my wife had the flank steak with quinoa and I had the bacon-wrapped pheasant breast with a cherry peppercorn sauce. We couldn't have enjoyed them anymore than we did. Dessert was cheesecake mousse, which was light and a perfect end to the meal. Try the strong sangria!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We recently went to Vivo Kitchen in Sewickley for dinner with friends. It was wonderful. The food was fantastic. The owners were so friendly and personable. Our waiter was attentive and helpful, giving us great suggestions. We will go back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "If you don't know Sewickley, then give it a try! Probably one of Pittsburghs best, small towns with great shops and restaurants. This was our first dining experience at Vivo and it is nothing short of unique. The atmosphere is simple yet sophisticated. Dress is casual. Light music in the background so you can still have a conversation. The main dish menu is short but I thought it was the best part. Decision making was easy! You don't feel rushed which was excellent. Don't plan on ordering your drink, appetizer and main dish as soon as you meet your server. Laurie and Sam our chef came to our table to talk with us with a smile, which was quite refreshing. The food was excellent, beyond my expectations. Awesome experience, we will be back! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "First time at this restaurant, and we can't wait to go back. Service, atmosphere and food were all fantastic. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Waited about 15-20 minutes at our table before anyone came to begin our service. Other tables that sat down after us had been served. Once I finally flagged someone down for waters and to have our bottle of wine opened everything was fine if not exceptional. It was a busy night so we tried to be patient. The food is always spot on and this meal was no different. Excellent flavors and great presentation. Dessert was great as well. All in all another great night at Vivo "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We found ourselves with time in Sewickley on a Friday night, so we decided to try Vivo, and we loved it! We do not eat pork or beef, so the menu is limited (if you like a meatier menu, then you will like Vivo even more - great range of choices!), but the Walleye and Scallops were fantastic! They were so friendly and accommodating though, I am sure if we had a different desire, they would have let us order off the menu. The wine list is great, not quite big enough to be notable, but very well done with very nice choices while keeping it manageable. I can't tell you enough how pleased and surprised we were. Quaint, well laid out, Village feel that we will go to again."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This is a nice place in Sewickley. No more no less. They use fresh ingredients and they are well prepared. The vegetables side this evening was more a hodge-podge than tasty. I had the meatball appetizer -- excellent, the best dish of the meal -- while my wife had the bib lettuce (fresh and simply arranged). I had the red snapper (walleye replacement if you look for it on the menu) while my wife had the shrimps. Both good with the shrimps the most interesting. Not the typical pasta overflow, more in the meats. All in all, not bad just good but for a neighborhood eatery -- pretty good."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Everything here is expertly prepared, but not in an over-the-top obnoxious kind of way. You will notice that there are NO salt and pepper shakers on the tables - you will NEVER need them. Absolutely wonderful food. I had the scallops and they were perfectly cooked (not easy to do). Even the least expensive bottle of wine in their extensive wine list is great. We had a bottle of wine that was $28 (they had some that we're $104) and it was fantastic. You really cannot go wrong with anything."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Best authentic Italian experience outside of Italy in your own backyard"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Selection was terrific. Had a couple of items couldn't decide! Great food and service!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My husband and I absolutely LOVE Vivo and highly recommend it! Such a neighborhood gem with great food, drinks, and staff, who we now consider our friends."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "nice little wine list and the food was well prepared!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Appetizers and butter lettuce salad were definatly a must, dinners were a good size and amazing. Wine bottles were not over priced and staff was GREAT! definatly will go back."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "vivo was good, but not as much so as when in the bellevue location. The food was good, but not outstanding with the exception of the elk that my husband chose. Our server was a little pushy as in three trips to the table to order and at the end of th meal a gentleman came to the table and ask us to move to the bar so others could be seated. On a positive note our server was friendly and very food knowledgeable which we appreciated."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went back to Vivo 2nd year in a row for Valentine's Day dinner, it was amazing! We enjoyed the Octopus and cheese board for appetizers, two winning dishes. Lamb Chops and Flat Iron Steak for entrée, 2 more home runs. The food is exceptional, service is great, wine list is amazing, and the folks at Vivo make it look so easy. This joint has become a Pittsburgh standard with it edgy and avante garde menu. You must try this place!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014