Vivo Ristorante
Vivo Ristorante

Vivo Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vivoristorante.ca/
  • Phone: (780) 756-7710
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Everyday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Michael Hassall
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: All parties of 9 or more are booked through the restaurant directly.
  • Private Party Contact: Gregg Kenney or Wilbur Randall 7807567710x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 184 St
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Vivo Ristorante
vivo is where Italian comes alive. We relish the enthusiasm and joy with which the traditional Italian meal is prepared and delivered, and seek to recreate that experience for every guest. Our open kitchen showcases our chefs preparing fresh and local ingredients.

When you join us for dinner, expect it to be a relaxing evening lasting a couple hours over several piatti (courses). Your table comes alive when we present a variety of large offerings on platters or bowls within easy reach of all.

A classic Italian pranzo (dinner) usually beings with a variety of antipasti (hot and cold appetizers), followed by one or two primi (usually a hot pasta, risotto, gnocchi or zuppa). Next your table will share a secondi (entrees) served on a platter combined with your choice of contorni (vegetable side dishes). Italians often complete their meal with un dolce, un caffe, or un digestivo (dessert, espresso, liqueur or grappa).
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Vivo Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
134 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (101)special occasion (99)good for groups (88)neighborhood gem (80)notable wine list (69)romantic (60)hot spot (39)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (3)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great food, outstanding service
    BGM1
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The traditional Italian meal was prefect for our group of eight. Highly recommend the grilled meat platter, it was a big hit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 502buch
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Love the family style! Food was excellent and the waiter was very helpful and made sure we did not order too much. All items are for two or four people. We will be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Friendly attentive service
    brucru55
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Second time to this restaurant - Like the family style serving and the atmosphere overall. Tough to get a reservation but so it should be as the experience was excellent and I will be returning in 2015.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Definitely the best fine dining restaurant in West Edmonton! The food and service are always of the highest quality, and they are consistently good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality through and through
    AmaronegirlVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Here's a place that you will want to return to again and again. Each dish is prepared with flair and care with an interesting mix of flavours and outstanding fresh local ingredients. We always order an Amarone to accompany the lamb dish. The gnocchi is a family favourite. All portions are generous so you are encouraged to share. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food & great service!
    foodie
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food here is incredible, such a great variety done impeccably! Great service as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for any reason.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We had our first night out in a while and it delivered on all aspects. Thanks for a great Evening and glad we were able to meet the owner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 60thBirthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We chose VIVo over the Keg as it offered an alternative experience option. We found out that one of the owners and our waiter both had previous Keg experience. The atmosphere was upbeat and the other guests seemed content with the restaurant. Food preparation in the open environment offers a more unique experience. Although the restaurant is open, the noise level was acceptable. Overall a good experience a little pricey.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great, as expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    a gorgeous room. Great food and service as always. I am not a fan of garlic, so they were good enough to do a pasta without it. Scallop appetizer always incredible. Don't dine here without trying it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food, and lots of it!!
    AnonVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Our server noted that the portions are meant for two in most cases and since there were 4 of us we ordered two secondi dishes. But the servings were huge and after antipasti and primi pasta dishes, it was way too much food for us. It was delicious but I know that the next time we go, we will order less, or bring more people! But the service was fantastic and the food was wonderful! Lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food choice critical
    mighttryagain1
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I liked the place. We sat at the chefs counter. Wish we had chosen different plates. We had the meat and cheese platter which was ok but mostly consisted of bruccetta not much else. Had the rack of lamb was cooked very plain with no rub, only salt. This would hace been fine if I had liked the sauce for it but it was for me. I will try this place but will not order these dishes.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • VIVO Rocks!
    tasty4u
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food at VIVO is wonderful. Ingredients are very fresh and flavourful. Dishes are served family style so it is a great way to try different dishes and share a meal with friends. Wait staff are knowledgeable about the menu and are attentive throughout the meal. On a busy night, it can be a bit noisy - so may be a challenge for someone who is hard of hearing....so, for those people - try and go on a less busy night (midweek?). I have yet to be disappointed by this restaurant and would definitely recommend it for those who want to try a different dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent waiter
    luvbdaycake
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We booked a party of 4 with no indication of a celebration. During dinner one of us opened a couple of birthday cards. At the end of the evening a dessert came with a lit candle on it. Our waiter had been excellent all night but topped off the evening by picking up on the celebration and contributed the cake himself. Thank you very much again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I LOVE VIVO!!
    Victeeluvsfoodnwine
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Vivo is always the most wonderful experience. Great knowledgable service, spectacular food and wine. It is our favourite place to go for a special occasion. Food is a little higher priced but it is worth it. The whole dining experience is worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent - Quality Food & Service
    LCandACVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Went with two wine loving friends and enjoyed scallops as a starter. Also tried the fettucine (which was great) and spaghetti with duck meatballs (mixed reviews). The beef tenderloin was done perfectly. Service was great but a little disappointed in the high cost for corkage - (we brought two bottles of special wine and it cost $60 to have them opened). Nice touch to finish off the meal was a complimentary mini-dessert tray with tiny pudding cups, some sponge toffee and sliced apples. A lovely evening with great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PreggoFoodie
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Their fettuccine is a must-have! Loved it last weekend so much that I am craving it again for tonight! I'm going to pretend it's low in calories ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Missfedun
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Incredible night for my boyfriend and I! I have told everyone I've talked to since Saturday night how wonderful Vivo is. We will be back...a lot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in Edmonton
    JohnBoy
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We discovered this restaurant about 6 months ago and were treated by the 'kids' there last night for our anniversary. The approach is 'order for the table and share', with menu items sized for 2 or 4 people. Food and service are outstanding. This is now our 'go to' restaurant for truly special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent all around!!
    Argie
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We were celebrating my wife's birthday, the service was fantastic, the food was incredible and they surprised us with desert with a candle, on the house! We had a great time, the price was reasonable considering the quality of the food and the ambiance was fabulous too. Can't think of a better place were to celebrate a special occasion!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Adults Only
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Vivo is most definitely for a group of mature experienced adults who enjoy & can appreciate hi quality food & wine. With their open kitchen, you can see quite clearly the time & care their chefs take to prepare every dish to order. (nothing frozen pre-made etc) Our server Mike gave us great assistance in ordering enough items as well as a great bottle of wine. Even though we declined dessert since we were so full, Mike brought us a small treat of homemade panna cotta to share. All details are covered here, even the spotless washrooms w individual vivo logo'd hand towels.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I have been here 5 or 6 times, this was by far the best. Allan made sure our portions were healthy, he was attentive and professional. I have been lucky to have him almost every time as our 'guy'. My only complaint was it was quite noisy, but I don't think there was anything that could be done, just the accoustics of a busy restaurant. I would definitely recommend the private room for larger functions, for that reason. We had a great time, the food was good, and of course the service was awesome!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Splendid!
    MWine
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Once again we had a wonderful experience at VIVO. We sat at the Chef's Counter for the first time and it made our evening extra special. The wait and kitchen staff were super friendly and answered all the questions we had about how they run the restaurant. It was fascinating to watch the cooks prepare the meals with such precision and knowledge. In addition to all of this, our food was delicious!!! We went home happy and with very full stomachs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kingcat
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Really Enjoyed our dinner here. Service was excellent. Had the meatballs (10out of 10), fettucin (9 out of 10)i, Cesar salad (amazing 10 out of 10) and chicken (7 out of 10 because of Brussels sprouts which seemed a little over grilled) All in all fantastic!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Of The Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    This place never disappoints us. Food, service, wine list, ambience w open kitchen & more is always excellent. We tried the new pasta w lobster tails & sweet apple sauce which was very different & yummy. Thanks for a great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hidden gem
    mary780
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Fettuccine and steak are to die for! Love everything about this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very hospitable!
    missjenny
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    While the server described the dish to us, we realized we forgot to mention my boyfriend's nut allergy. The server was very quick to respond, having his manager come to the table and make sure he was satisfied with the other options on the table and provided us with complimentary desserts. Throughout the night we had amazing service, with a great view of the open concept kitchen. The food and wine was amazing, with great recommendations from the server. A great place to go in a group so you can share various platters as it is served family style. They do however offer an option for portions for two people. Definitely a place we would go back to many times over!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Second time for me but first time for hubby and he was impressed. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine italian dining at its best!
    AvgJoe
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Vivi is a great restaraunt with a nice atmosphere. The food is delectable and the service awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for groups
    Pamela
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This is our second visit. Food was exceptional again. Our first visit was just the 2 of us, my husband and I, and it was a little too much food. We brought our children this time for our anniversary (ages 8 and 10). They liked the pasta and tried the beef tenderloin but I think it was too fine dining of an experience for the children. We ended up spending more money than we thought we would. The waitress was very accomodating and the food was excellent. We were looking forward to the lamb with roasted pistachio but they changed the lamb dressing so we ordered beef tenderloin instead. Highly recommended for a group of adults.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unique flavours & experience!
    yumyum
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    A group of 6 of us met up to re-connect and Vivo was the perfect place to do so. The food presentation was beautiful, the flavours were delicious, and the servers were attentive. We fully enjoyed our evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great!
    1C2C
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was wonderful! It was everything I'd hoped it to be! But the server scooped my empty wine glass after our appetizer and didn't ever return with it! So I had no wine to go with my main. I mentioned twice that I'd like another glass, but it never happened. We personally felt the music was too loud and it wasn't overly enjoyable in the way.... but the food was lovely! We may give it another whirl
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    enttjay
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We love VIVO and this visit did not disappoint. The Fettuccine Alfredo is amazing as is the grilled Caesar salad. The food here is always fresh and the flavour is second to none. Our waiter was great. You leave here feeling spoiled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kirsten
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is the second time I was at this restaurant, the first time the waiter was rude and ignorant when we asked questions about the menu and this time, although we had a different waiter, I found her to be annoyed with us. Not sure if that's the attitude everyone is supposed to have working there but i'm not sure i'll be back. That and although the food was good, the price point was too high.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Food was a bit pricy but good. Sauces that go with meat are average. Pana Cotta was a disappointment. They should call it chocolate mousse instead.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding meal and experience
    beleiveinbee
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Albeit it was quiet on a Monday night, I'm sure it's never this quiet at the end of the week so keep that in mind. The dishes we had were outstanding in the quality of the ingredients and the rustic true flavors. The rib steak was superbly flavorful and we ordered the carrots/ beets and Brussel sprouts that were all sourced from Riverbend gardens and handled perfectly. Next on the list will be to try their pastas. The staff and team were very engaging and knowledgable and it was evident that chef Michael truly believes in sourcing only the best for his dishes. It was a pleasure to see such a strong leader, one that challenges his staff to learn and is humble enough to keep learning more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    Criticaldiner
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I think the food was good, not really outstanding for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastico!
    Curlyq
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We went to Vivo to celebrate my husband's birthday and we were not disappointed! A great, new dining experience, we enjoyed every minute. Stephanie, our server, was attentive and friendly and the food was exceptional. Would definitely recommend Vivo and we will be going back! If there was one downside it would the close approximation of our table to the one next to us. Other than that, the whole evening was lovely!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quite enjoyable
    RockDoc
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    First time visit, as a group of three couples for a wedding anniversary celebration. We were a bit squashed in at a table better suited for 5, but the food was good, and the service friendly. Prices are high though, especially the wine list. Probably won't be a regular haunt (unless I get a large pay rise!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanks once again.
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We are avid VIVO diners. Love the great food, and ambiance. The service is second to none.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Vivo Ristorante Lessard West end
    VivoRistorante
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is a little known Ristorante , off the beating path, in a quite area of the city , I have eaten here before and forgot about it , till my anniversary and I wanted to treat my Lady to some thing different than usual steak house. From the minute we walked in we were met with happy and energetic staff, The food was tasty and filling portions, The food was cooked to bring out its best in taste with out over bearing sauces and seasoning. To Pat and the Staff , Bravo , for making my anniversary with my wife special
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.