We love Vivo. The food isWe love Vivo. The food is always excellent. Service is always great. Its a little bit pricey but for food that great I dont care how much I spend.10/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOur new favorite!this was our first trip to the Vivo.... and it will not be our last! we had a fantastic evening! The food was great and the service was great.thank you very much for making our evening perfect.9/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time at Vivo's andSecond time at Vivo's and would recommend it to anyone. Great meal and it is great with the time between the servings. Head Chef is a great inventor of special dishes.8/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile the food and the serviceWhile the food and the service were very good I found the prices of food and wine very, very expensive. I did enjoy our evening but we can only afford to go there for very special occasions, perhaps once a year.7/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWE WERE IMPRESSED!Everyone in our group absolutely loved every aspect of this unique restaurant. Great vibe, great staff, excellent menu and best tasting food ever. Of note is the grilled caesar salad, the rigatoni with fresh mozzarella and their branzino with tomato relish. We want to return and try the Chef's Counter next time. GREAT JOB!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food made for a few.My wife and I recently dined at Vivo, we've never been but extremely glad we added it to our list. The service was fantastic, our waiter knew everything about the menu and even had a few great recommendations for us. The food was top notch, almost too much just for two people but we made it work and had a little extra to take as a souvenir.
I would highly suggest making a night at Vivo a must.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding foodThe food was fantastic both in taste and presentation. The staff were helpful and the service was prompt. Becasue they serve in traditional itallian style, expect to be there for well over an hour, but eating the whole time. Go with friends and loved ones that you enjoy being around for a real sit-down dinner.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding, will be returningOutstanding, will be returning again very soon.
Top restaurant in Edmonton!!!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommendFantastic food and a fantastic experience. The food was some of the best we've had in the past few years. Our server was extremely helpful and attentive. Can't wait to go again.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMREAL ITALIANGreat food and excellent service. Especially loved the caesar salad and rigatoni6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waitress Lea was fabulous.Our waitress Lea was fabulous. Very friendly and knowledgeable even though it was her first week on the job. Food is great and you get a lot of it. Especially when you order one dish in each category for two people. The only negative during our visit was that the front end staff seemed to be somewhat unorganized with sometimes 3-4 people rushing around, standing around the greeters station and talking to each other. Facing that direction from our table, I felt that I couldn't really relax to enjoy the food and atmosphere of the restaurant to it's fullest.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMItalian GemGreat Italian restaurant with delicious food. Dishes to be sbared so this is a perfect setting for small or large groups. Very pricey but well worth it. Large wine selection; the two we ordered (recommended from host) were delish!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy BirthdayOur dining experience was great! A Monday night provided us with a very quiet , intimate experience. Our server was extremely helpful in helping us make wine & food choices. The Caesar salad was delicious as were the fettuccine and seafood risotto.
Portions were generous and very rich! Would go again for a special occasion.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service.Great food, great service. Recommended for groups, as dishes are meant to be family style sharing. Loved it.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for birthday celebration!Vivo is a great place for the family to gather for a birthday celebration. The staff reviewed our group, gave us one of the private dining areas and this suited the grandchildren, children and friends of my wife and I for her birthday celebration. Our host seated us promptly, our server Allan was great, and we just left him do the ordering after he "assessed the crowd". Food presentation and timeliness, was spot on. Wine list was great as well. Gramma Dawne loved the special tiramasu desert as well. Lots of food, great ambience and service. For all that we had, the cost was very reasonable as well. Buon appetite6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMVivo did an excellent jobVivo did an excellent job for us on Wednesday. We celebrated my dad's birthday and they were fantastic. The food was excellent, as was the service and attention. The free drink for my dad was the perfect touch. I also had my two children with me and they took the time to make them feel included and special. We couldn't have asked for a better evening! Thanks Vivo.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!!!Had a great time time. Food and service are top notch. I love the fact that they use so many local products. We will be back!!!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!!Great server! We had an amazing time with amazing food would totally go again!! Already recommended this to my friends and family!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our evening. WeWe enjoyed our evening. We didn't feel rushed. The service was great.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFood quality was amazing butFood quality was amazing but not hot in temperature. The pasta was room temperature as was our meat entree. The server was great at serving though he did not remove the pasta from the bill. Had the food been hot, I'd have given Vivo 5/5!
A lovely spot otherwise.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the food and serviceWe went to the restaurant with friends who are mostly vegetarian. I requested a table in a quiet area because two in our party have some hearing loss and find conversation difficult in noisy restaurants. My husband and I shared two appetizers and a main and the food was more than enough and delicious. Our friends chose pasta with clams and a second pasta dish. They also enjoyed the food. Our service was outstanding. For some reason they thought we were celebrating a birthday (we weren't) so we were surprised with glasses of champagne before we placed our order. All in all a great evening, though it was a little noisy. On the other hand, it is great to see a local restaurant doing so well. The place was packed.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe atmosphere of this restaurantThe atmosphere of this restaurant was like being invited to someone's home for an elegant dinner. There were choices for the most fussy individual to the adventurous. We were not rushed . It was a fine dining experience.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food and service (Pat).Awesome food and service (Pat). The tastiest and most tender Beef Tenderloin I have ever had. Definitely Edmonton's #1 dining establishment.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat, again.Our party of 6 was treated to a very pleasant dining experience! The service was excellent, the server was charming, food was delicious, price was reasonable, good parking and access. Highly recommended! 5 stars.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, AGAIN!Not only is this food always excellent and ever changing, it is priced accordingly. vivo gives excellent value for all of its food, wine, service and decor. We had a new pasta of rigatoni with spicy tomato/sausage sauce with two warmed balls of fresh mozzarella on top which balanced the hot spice. We also had fiddleheads with bison bresaola! Where else can you find this? Mike served us and was very helpful & knowledgeable too.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden Gem!Tucked away in the southern end of Lessard Road is Vivo Ristorante - easily the best Italian fare in the city. They serve family style and the portions are large so bring your appetite. You MUST try the fettuccine alfredo - made with NO cream... just butter and cheese. DECADENT!!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOur small Group ( 6) hadOur small Group ( 6) had been there before so we were familiar with what to expect. It was not as thrilling as our previous experience - service wise !!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and friendly service.Great food and friendly service. Our waiter was so passionate about food, he made us want to try everything. The gnocchi was a little mushy but the Chilean sea bass was one of the best!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, very fresh andGreat food, very fresh and well seasoned. This is definitely a restaurant made for groups with their family style service! The portions for two people were enormous, even with the smaller plates! I wouldn't come back unless there was four of us in a group, I don't like to come home with leftovers. The waitress explained every dish, was knowledgeable regarding the wine list, and we never waited for anything. the only sore point was that we told our waitress that we weren't in a hurry and wanted to spread out the dishes and they came back to back to back.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Evening!We were there for a special birthday and we thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service was first class.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night out!!!Big thanks to the staff at vivo. This was my second visit and it was even better then the first time. All the food was amazing and the service staff is second to none in the city. If you want to have a great meal. You have to Experiance vivo. Can't wait for my next visit!!!!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice place to dine as a coupleFirst time at rthe restaurant. Food was prepared very different, and was a nice "change", very delicious. Waiter Cory was very good, explained everything well, not pushy but very accomodating. The menu was a bit confusing as we did not know if we were both supposed to order one of each item, in the end we had an appie, a salad, a veggie, and the pork and shared it all as one.
The menu was a tad exepensive, but great food and good for a "specialty meal" like a birthday or an anniversary. The wine selection was good, and wy wife and I dine out a fair amount, but the price of the wine is ridiculous. You should be able to go out and enjoy a "decent" 6 oz. glass of wine for less than $10 (not here !!)2/4/2013 12:00:00 AM