George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar

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$30 and under
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Italian
George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar is a contemporary, casual bar and restaurant, taking inspiration from the mountainous Tuscan region of Italy. Vivo, a bustling trattoria, features soulful Italian food from various regions of Italy. Salumi, cheeses, salads and antipasti introduce homemade pastas, and artisanal pizzas. Italian and American wines will be served by the glass as well as by the bottle. Fresh espresso and cappuccino will be served along with house made desserts. A casual place to gather, share great food, wine and companionship.

Gluten Free Options
Al Fresco Dining
Located in Hotel
Near BWI Airport
30 Minutes from Washington DC




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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Not sure about our experience there. They never got our reservation@@!!! Which I had 3 confirmations on, so our party of 7 starving people who had driven 4 hours from NYC waited 20 minutes for a table! Food was too spicy. Pricey too, I won't be back.

h
Minneapolis
46 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Two of us had the chicken parmesan, which was delicious and a really nice sized chicken portion. Our third had the bucatini and loved it. Started with the tre carne pizza for an appetizer, which was also awesome.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on October 10, 2019

We love to hear when our customers enjoy their experience with us! Come back and visit again soon.

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PK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go-to spot when taking our employees to dinner. Great food, great setting, and great service!!

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on October 3, 2019

We're glad to hear you always enjoy your visits with us!

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OR
Baltimore
122 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food & service - would definitely recommend

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on October 3, 2019

Thanks for stopping by! We're glad you enjoyed your experience.

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JB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food!

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on September 16, 2019

Thank you so much!

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J
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the mafaldine Bolognese. I should really try something else sometime but it is so good!

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on September 9, 2019

We're so glad to hear you love one of your signature pasta fresca dishes! We hope to see you again soon!

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A
Baltimore
58 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A local favorite ready to accommodate special requests. Chocolate pudding is worth saving room for. Shannon is a bestie!

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on September 9, 2019

That's what we love to hear! Thank you for dining with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food. Very nice atmosphere.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you for dining with us!

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CF
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place; our friends are now fans of Vivo’s

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you all again soon!

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D
Naples
73 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shannon our server is excellent, excellent, excellent!

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on September 3, 2019

We're so glad to hear you had an amazing experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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H
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Chicken panini sandwiches were undercooked. No real taste. Needed seasoning etc. Italian bread, also, tasteless. Colleagues spaghetti was overwhelmed with sauce. No real taste. Overall, it’s ok if you’re there but not a destination location. Chianti was good...

M
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great italian fare in a comfortable but pleasant spot.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thanks for dining with us, Millie! We hope to see you again soon!

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Baltimore
58 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Blue Crab Potato Croquettes are awesome!

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on August 26, 2019

We're glad to hear you enjoyed them!

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OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was great! We’ve never been here before but will be back for sure! Our waitress was Nina, very sweet and helpful. She made great suggestions, checked on us regularly.

The food.. we started with a cheese plate, 3 cheeses and 2 meats. It came with crackers and some olives in olive oil, an onion jam, and pickled veg. It was one of the nicest cheese plates we’ve had in a long time.

We had a half liter of house Cab Sauvignon which was Black Horse. It was very easy to drink, a tiny bit sweet (which i don’t normally like sweet). Well-balanced and great with all of our meals. We got 2 short rib dishes, one with home made pasta and one with gnocchi. I have to say the gnocchi won the prize as it actually tasted like a potato pasta, not thick and heavy. It has a nice gravy brown sauce with mushrooms, onions and the short rib. I didn’t care for the sauce much but my husband loved it. We also got an Alfredo with chicken and broccoli which my mom said the pasta was some that she really enjoyed. The bolognese was over a pasta similar to a thin lasagna noodle and the sauce was amazing, topped with a dollop of ricotta. All three were perfectly seasoned. The sauces were great, the meat was delicious. Can’t wait to get back to try other dishes!

Dessert. We had a limoncello cheesecake which was lemony (I know, shocking!). It was topped with a strawberry glaze with whipped cream and strawberry on the side. Really really good. We also got budino, which was a hazelnut chocolate pudding/fudge dessert, topped with whipped cream. It was great.

We really enjoyed all of the food. The ambiance was really nice as well. A little dark, romantic even, but good for friends as well! I can’t wait to return. I would highly recommend you try it!

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on August 19, 2019

We love to hear when our customers really have a 5-star dining experience with us. Thank you for dining with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JM
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a get together of old friends who have not seen each other for awhile. 8 people. Service and food were flawless. New desserts were simply incredible. Some of our friends had never been to Vivo. They loved it and said they would be back again. Our server Janae was great!

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on August 19, 2019

We're so glad to hear your group enjoyed their dining experience with us! We look forward to seeing you all soon.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. The food is delicious and fresh! Our server, Shannon, was great. She explained the menu in detail and was very personable.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on July 29, 2019

We're glad to hear you had a 5-star experience with us!

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GW
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef is amazing the red snapper was divine the way the spices complimented each other made my taste buds dance....my whole table enjoyed our meal we will be returning

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on August 5, 2019

We're so glad to hear you all had a 5-star dining experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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T
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food is always great. Table for 2 in the middle of the dining room is a bit tight and awkward.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on August 8, 2019

We're glad to hear you always enjoy your meal with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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PM
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We go here at least once a month. This time the food was a bit off. Way too much cheese on the chicken parm. My wife had the lemon chicken and said it was horrible. It tasted like pure butter and the chicken was like rubber. We told the manager and they did nothing for us. We had a buy one get one free coupon, and they took off the cheaper chicken parm. Really? We love this place, and 99% of tbe time it is perfect, but when it isn’t good, they never seem to really care.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on July 29, 2019

We appreciate your continued business and your feedback, Paul. Coupons are applied to the lesser value item and in this instance, that was the Chicken Parmigiana dish. We work hard to maintain a high quality of food and service here at Vivo. We hope to see you again soon!

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CF
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience; great service and ambiance.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on July 22, 2019

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us!

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OT
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I got there at6 pm and they had already ran out of mussels.

CJ
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My main dish blackened salmon and cauliflower was the best! I’m a salmon snob and the cauliflower was probably the best I’ve ever had.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on July 15, 2019

We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to see you again soon!

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S
San Antonio
31 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The Tre Carne pizza was fantastic and I could have eaten the whole thing myself. I got chicken parm as my main and it was good but not the best I’ve ever had. I would go back here to get more pizza.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on July 11, 2019

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us! We look forward to seeing you again

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ET
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This has become a go-to restaurant for us when friends come to visit. The antipasti is fab and the wine selection is wonderful.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on August 15, 2019

We're so glad to hear you continuously enjoy your dining experiences with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time better than the first. Love this place!

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on July 11, 2019

Thanks for joining us! We hope to see you again soon!

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U
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious!!!
Waiter and hostess were very nice.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on June 24, 2019

Thanks for stopping by! We love to hear when our customers enjoy their visit with us!

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GG
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Cocktails are delicious too. Highly recommend.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on June 24, 2019

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to see you again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is amazing- we ended up eating family style as we all wanted to try each other’s dishes, not one was disappointing. The red wine on tap is delicious too.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on June 17, 2019

We love to hear when customers have a 5-star experience with us!

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e
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was my first visit to Vivo and I was pleasantly surprised to find the service and food to be very good.
For a Tuesday evening, they were very busy but very attentive.
I enjoyed my shrimp and pasta dish and my co-worker raved about the fish.
Great choice!

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on June 17, 2019

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us! We hope to see you again soon

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ST
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience and food was great. Restaurant was very noisy in the 7/8:00 dinner hour (which is to be expected). Our waiter was very attentive. I will definitely return to Vivo.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on May 20, 2019

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OG
Ottawa
25 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We've been to Vivo a number of times and I have to say that the overall quality and experience we've had has declined.

This time around, we indicated that we were celebrating our wedding anniversary, albeit with children in-tow, and no one at the restaurant acknowledged it - in the past, they had been really good about helping us celebrate special occasions.

Also, I found a piece of plastic (likely from packaging of food?) in my pasta - the manager was very gracious and removed the cost of my meal from the check, and also offered to make me a fresh one (though it was at the end of my meal by the time our server came by to check-in, which is when I was able to mention to him about the plastic). We ended up not taking the manager up on his offer of a fresh pasta (even though I would've loved one) because our children had become quite restless by then.

Overall, I think I would still recommend Vivo to my friends and others, the quality of the food is still good. I think the service is not where it had been the first few times we've been. I would be hesitant to recommend Vivo to others who are celebrating a special event, though. I think it's still good for a nice supper.

S
Baltimore
123 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have dined at Vivo since they opened several years ago and have never been disappointed. The latest time we went with another couple who had never been there before and they enjoyed it as much as we did. Our appetizers consisted of a crisp Caesar salad (they have one of the best we've ever had), tomato bisque soup, and fried fresh mozzarella. For our entrees we enjoyed the salmon (blackened on the menu but my husband gets it simply grilled with shrimp and angel hair and marinara sauce), garlic shrimp, and chicken parmigiana (the chicken parmigiana was so big I brought 2/3 of it home to enjoy another evening). For dessert we shared a piece of flourless chocolate cake which was either too dry or to cold - it was hard to tell, and mixed chocolate/vanilla gelato which was to die for. Service is always excellent even when our server also had "bar patrol". It was raining that evening but since there is an attached garage, parking was easy and we stayed dry. I definitely recommend this restaurant without hesitation. I'm only sorry that it's no longer open on Sunday evenings.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on May 16, 2019

We appreciate your amazing review and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JM
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thomas was great. We started off with terrific drinks and a wonderful pizza and buratta as appetizers. Followed by great chicken parm, ribs, and salmon entrees. All served perfectly.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on May 13, 2019

We're so glad to hear you had a 5-star experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon

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K
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 3

There service was outstanding! Our server was fabulous. The food however was not great. Some things worked and done didn’t but overall everything lacked spices and flavor. It was disappointing.

j
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3rd time there. We had a great time. Out of town business guests. Bar keeper was spot on with scotch recommendations (not a scotch drinker) to start, wine paring perfect and food fantastic. I had the chicken dish and recommended sides. We also shared an antipasti and calamari appetizer and side salad. Total price was close to $200 for 3 persons with stout drinks and wine. Not to bad. Would thought cost would have been closer or over $300.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on April 25, 2019

We're so happy to hear that you all enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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WD
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our Server Shannon was Excellent. Mussels app was awesome big mussels (Prince Frederick?) in chunky tasty tomato base, one of the entrees was salmon-cheese stuffed ravioli in a cheese cream sauce with shrimp and scallops!! Daughter loved the tiramisu cheesecake.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on April 18, 2019

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us! Look forward to having you and your family back!

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SR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Only one server on during lunch, which she told us. Should have a least two. Waited for beverage order and check.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on April 15, 2019

We appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

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S
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A great time. I treated myself earlier in the week and went back with a friend. I had the 2 for $20, Pinot Grigio and margherita pizza. Delish. Went. Returned I got the pasta (no pics). I also got dessert. Vanilla and strawberry gelato with Nutella filled Canoli. Amazing. I will be returning.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on April 11, 2019

We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed both your experiences with us and we look forward to having you back soon!

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SR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love taking my clients here, great food and great atmosphere!

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on April 8, 2019

We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us!

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RS
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for a birthday luncheon. Excellent food and service. We will be back.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on April 4, 2019

We're appreciate your great review! We look forward to having you back

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