Vivo Italian Kitchen

4.5
383 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Vivo Italian Kitchen is proudly family owned and operated Italian restaurant. Vivo Italian Kitchen is a newly renovated providing authentic Italian food, while dining in a modern decor. All of our meals are prepared from scratch from our own unique recipes. We do have a full liquor license with a sit down bar, offering premium champagne, liquor, craft beer, cocktails etc.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 383 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NancyL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivo Italian Kitchen has reliably delicious Italian food in generous portions and a very cool and friendly atmosphere. Everyone is welcoming and friendly and our waiter Yosef (Joseph?) was excellent. The decor includes such an interesting variety of what I assume are modern Italian tiles, even on the walls. I've never been disappointed at Vivo!

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vipJimF
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service no matter who takes care of you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was so good! Absolutely delicious. The service was very slow, but this was due to being short staffed. She did the best she could, given the circumstances!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service and great food and excellent value for the money

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LoriseC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this restaurant and foods are delicious. Highly recommend to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, excellent service and everyone is very friendly! This is our go to dinner selection consistently. EVery dish is delicious! Highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

it was mothers day, so we expected some delay. but then after an hour with no entree or attention a group of 10 came in and we were totally forgotten about, if we werent already. in this hour, our waitress never filled our water once, never asked how we were. we had to get another lady to simply fill water. when we told our waitress we had a concern she ignored the comment and asked if we wanted parmesan cheese. she never again came over to us, she spent all her time ignoring us or prepping for the group which had been at the bar. mind you it's an hour in, sitting down, right next to the same group table. when we said we basically got no service, this old guy "Nick" only took the approach, "it's mothers day" without listening, and said it's busy. we said no, the waitress looked at us and walked passed, she didnt listen to our comment. apparently he will "honor" something if we go in again.. but i just wanted my pregnant wife to have a nice mothers day. after like 90 min when we got the food we just boxed it and left, ate at home. steak was too rare for medium, should've known, it's an italian place!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time dining here, were sat upstairs. Very loud, we were right outside the service area where the dumbwaiter was. Every time food came up you could here the noise it made loud and clear. Our server (I forget her name), she was really excellent. No complaints on the food or service. We will be back, just will request to be sat downstairs.

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Eric
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Emma. Good food served in an attractive manner. Disappointing that they actually "ran out of meatballs" and told us when the rest of the meal (spaghetti) was served. They tried to make up for it by serving sausage, but I don't eat sausage. The meal should have been taken off the bill. Also ran out of whole wheat pasta. Food came out in a disjointed manner, leaving us waiting while others already had their meals. Somewhat overpriced... $20 for chicken parmesan, for example. Nice salads. House Italian dressing not great. Good garlic knots and brushetta. Comfortable atmosphere.

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OU812
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was OK, but quality was not really worth the money. The presentation was mediocre.
Service was good but slow.

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amyc
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best experience at Vivo Italian Kitchen today and were happy to celebrate Mother’s Day here for our very first visit. The hostess made us feel welcomed and at ease even though there was a slight snafu with our reservation. It was handled quickly and professionally. Our server, Lina, was fantastic and my parents were so thrilled with her attentiveness that they gave her hugs when we left. She was extremely gracious and wonderful in every way. Now the food! We were a party of 7 and every single thing we ordered was well-prepared, served hot, and delicious. Lasagna, shrimp scampi, chicken parm, pesto gnocchi, salmon. No one had anything but rave reviews. It was simply fantastic! And extremely clean. It actually looked like a brand new restaurant , even though it has been in the family for many years but only under this name for a few years. Yes , it seemed like a bit of an unexpected location for it but I would go back in a minute! Highly recommend. Thanks for making our holiday special.

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Tina
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering it was Mother's Day, the food and service were excellent. Very enjoyable dining experience.

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Paleva
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was hit or miss on entrees. One of our party had salmon that was dried out with asparagus that was extremely over cooked. The other 3 entrees and appetizers were good but nothing exceptional. The salads were iceberg with cardboard tomatoes and 2 slices of cucumber, meh. Paying $185 for lunch for 4 and previous experiences at Vivo expected much more. Will give another chance though as previous experiences were very good

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jmarvel
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian around. We have been here multiple times and it never disappoints. Everything here is amazing!

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JaniceP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was excellent as we have come to expect.

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vipToneyH
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service and a warm and pleasant atmosphere made for an enjoyable evening,

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time their and LOVED it! Will definitely return.

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AmyC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner ever! Great waitress name Jennifer. Thanks for making the evening special.

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DavidK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very delightful eating outside on their patio. Food was very good although my clams in white sauce was a bit sweet and rich.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to get out again. Food was amazing (just as we remembered!)

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LJFD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was great! We will definitely go back.

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billb
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like good Italian food this is a good place to go. Views upstairs are nice also.

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vipPennpal
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the pesto gnocchi with chicken. Delish!

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CarolT
Poconos
14 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our meals were very good. The restaurant was packed and the noise was a little over whelming.

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MichaelS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was very good. Highly recommend Vivo

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loud and obnoxious patron next to us. Not a knock on restaurant just the annoying patron.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in Lehigh valley, great service great food

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vipBarbK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best atmospheres to dine. Great customer service and great food. Emma Rose was our server and she was phenomenal. Thanks Emma for making our dining experience pleasant.

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Dinaroo
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great place for delicious American Italian food. Especially love their calamari - tender and tasty. Portabello risotto is excellent. We dine here more than any other local restaurant - inside or takeout. They have outside tent but we haven't tried that yet. Food is always consistent and reliably good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very loud. Food was bland. Very disappointing.
Good service and had a wonderful dessert.
Will not return for a while.

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JacquieS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and great service! We try to go to Vivo often.

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BrianM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to the restaurant several times in the last few weeks as well done take out and in every experience, the food has been very tasty. While in the restaurant, service has been exceptional, courteous, cautious and timely. Highly recommend the Seafood Gorgonzola,a white creamy based sauce mixed with an abundance of seafood served over risotto. Delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the service was great. The meal is always delish!

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YasminO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This place was great. Amazing food. Will have to monitor how often we go here or else we will have to walk here and back to burn the carbs off. We came here the other day for the first time and everything was great except for the extremely noisy table of four. There were about 8 other people in the dining area but you wouldn’t of thought so due to the racket they were making. Hopefully next time we come, they won’t be there.

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SherryS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was a great meal. Sadly like other restaurants they are dealing with staffing issues. Food and drinks were delicious. Thanks for a nice time Vivo.

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KathieM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Served hot and felt comfortable. A great evening out

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Can’t go wrong with Vivo!

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KimR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Slow service, food was lukewarm at best, would not return :(

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

It took forever to get our entrees.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Vivo Italian Kitchen using the Order Online button. Vivo Italian Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (484) 350-3523.

Vivo Italian Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 383 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.