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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1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Very over priced for ok food. All the food was too bland.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on March 12, 2020

We appreciate the feedback and would love to see you again for another try in the future.

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S
Denver
63 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Four of the people from my office had lunch at Vivo. The food was very good and the service was very good as well. We've dined here before and have always had a good experience.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on March 9, 2020

We're so glad to hear you had a great experience with us and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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SK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! We will definitely be returning!!

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on March 5, 2020

We're so glad to hear you had a great experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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C
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We just moved to the area so are looking for some good restaurants to try. Vivo was recommended by a neighbor and we're so glad they did as we had a very enjoyable evenings. It was very busy when we arrived for our 7pm reservation but we were seated promptly and service was very attentive. Noise level was fine despite the many diners. Dress is varied, many were casual but we were not out of place being more dressed up for my husband's birthday. There's a nice selection of wine's by the glass with either a 6 or 9oz pour. All the food was delicious from the warm bread with olive oil to the crab fritter appetizer, side Vivo salad, to our entrees. I had one of the specials, a mushroom ravioli in cream sauce and my husband had the chicken parmesan. Delicious! Servings are very large, especially the chicken, we took our leftovers home and enjoyed them again there. I believe all their pastas are made in house and the quality of all the food is excellent. I highly recommend giving Vivo a try!

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on February 27, 2020

We're so glad to hear you had a 5-star experience with us! We can't wait to see you again soon!

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RB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our waiter was the bartender. He was not attentive to our needs. I did not receive what I ordered. The other four people in my party did.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on February 27, 2020

We appreciate you letting us know about this mishap during your recent visit with us. We will make sure to look into where the gap happened so that your next visit is 5-star.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great chops

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on February 27, 2020

We're happy to hear it!

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CR
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

VERY NICE PLACE....I SUGGEST GOING EARLY....OUR RESERVATION WAS FOR 5 00 PM AND WORKED PERFECT.....WE WOULD RETURN......NICE MEAL WITH GOOD SERVICE...." THANKS "

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on February 24, 2020

We're so glad to hear you had a great experience with us and can't wait to have you back again soon!

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P
Baltimore
52 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

A recent menu change isn't for the better. Gone are some of our favorite dishes, and the quality of the ones we tried was low. No longer our go-to informal Italian dinner destination. Too bad. The service is still excellent, but the food has suffered.

CW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner met all of our expectations. An expensive night but a worthwhile special occasion location.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on February 20, 2020

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

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MZ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, excellent atmosphere, great date night place. Did I mention the food was outstanding?

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on February 20, 2020

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

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MM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an extremely pleasant atmosphere!

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on February 20, 2020

We love to hear that! Come back and see us again soon!

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N
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Too crammed in and not much room for anything on the table

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on February 17, 2020

We appreciate the feedback, Nicole. We hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, amazing!!! One of my favorite places to dine. You will not regret this place.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on February 17, 2020

We love to hear that! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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A
Baltimore
62 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Shrimp Risotto and Chocolate Flourless Cake, both were excellent even though there was a bit more garnish on the risotto than I prefer.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on February 10, 2020

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

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JE
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Delightful aromas from the kitchen fill the restaurant. Great music!!

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on February 6, 2020

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

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OT
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent; nice atmosphere. We even got their earlier than our reservation and they were able to accommodate us.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on February 6, 2020

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and that we were able to accommodate you with ease! Come back and see us again soon.

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TK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The pizza was so so small. It was delicious, but I would go broke if I tried to feed my family with that tiny pizza. it was smaller than a dinner plate for $14 cheese pizza. Delicious, but too expensive. Sorry, really loved the atmosphere!

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thanks for your feedback, Tracy. We hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Try the pizzas and the fresh pasta. The server was really friendly and helpful too.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on February 3, 2020

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us! Come back and see us again soon.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with my bestie

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you for hanging out with us!

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KT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great server, homemade taste on food that we ordered. The specials were excellent! Would return, even for just happy hour.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on January 20, 2020

We're so glad to hear that, Kathy! We look forward to seeing you again for another great experience!

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful place. Great food.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on January 16, 2020

We're so glad you enjoyed your meal with us! Come back and see us again soon!

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L
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service....amazing food. What a gem!!!!! Cant wait to bring friends back

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on January 13, 2020

We love to hear that! We can't wait to see you again for another 5-star experience!

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OT
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent Service! We will definitely be back soon.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on January 9, 2020

We love to hear when our customers have 5-star experiences with us!

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L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The fire roasted wings were under cooked had to send them back. I've had better Italian food for less. I will not visit this restaurant again.

PM
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Our favorite italian place.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on January 3, 2020

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

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JB
Baltimore
50 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent as always and the price was very reasonable, but while the service was friendly and helpful, it was surprisingly slow throughout the meal.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We hope to see you again soon.

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S
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent menu! Delicious tasting food! Service was great! Better signage needed to direct you to restaurant.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thanks for joining us! We look forward to seeing you again.

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NV
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The waiter was good but the hostess was very rude

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on December 27, 2019

We appreciate you letting us know about your experience with us. We will make sure to look into it and we hope to see you again soon.

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KK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Only 1 waiter for entire restaurant- wont be back- food still good- but wait time is unreasonable

P
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Vivo is, at best, an attempt at a trendy restaurant. However, any points for the food are easily lost to the massive amount of noise, the terrible parking, the fact that they had multiple televisions showing sports, and the prices - a simple Pomodoro should not be $16.

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

We appreciate your feedback, Patrick. We hope to see you again soon for another try.

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PM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When in Maryland, we purposely stay at this hotel for the restaurant. Kudos for another excellent meal

A
Baltimore
62 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great price!

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on November 21, 2019

We're so happy to hear this! Thank you for this review!

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OT
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Vivo often and are never disappointed. We really like the bolognese, the lobster and shrimp pasta and the salmon. Try the fried moss appetizers, it is so good.

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

Thank you for dining with us!

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JF
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch. Luke is an excellent server. #LoveVivo

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on November 14, 2019

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

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HJ
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my two young sons along with my husband for a Friday night dinner. Our waitress (I’m so sorry, I can’t remember her name) was AMAZING! She was totally engaging with the kids and made us feel so at home. She was also very attentive with myself and my husband. I will definitely be coming here with my kids again.

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

We love to hear that! We can't wait to see you again soon for another 5-star experience.

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TA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stumbled upon this place during a house hunting trip as we are being relocated. It was a pure delight, the atmosphere was warm, and electric with the buzz of conversation. The wine delicious and the food was out of this world. Our waitress was warm and welcoming and although it was a busy night never lost contact with us for long. I can't wait to be back in the area when we move in January, and this will definitely be a go to for friends and business alike!!

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

We can't wait to see you as a regular here with us! Thanks for stopping by!

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k
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The food was fabulous, as was our server, Neena but the food took forever.....appetizer, 2 salads and 2 entrees. It was more than 1 hour from the time we sat to the time our entrees arrived. First came the meatballs (delicious) then we waited at least another 20-30 minutes for the salads. And it wasn't crowded when we were there.

The food was great but I don't like spending so much time waiting for it. Not sure if we'll return.

K
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall this was a nice dining experience. The food was good, but nothing outstanding. Our server was great.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
Responded on November 7, 2019

Thank you for dining with us!

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R
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great staff but the food was just average. The portion sizes were very big. For the price there are better places in the area.

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

Thank you for dining with us!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my first visit to Martin’s Vivo Italian Kitchen and will not be my last. The restaurant was well appointed and the ambiance was pleasing to the eye. The food was delicious. The flavor from the marinara sauce was outstanding. My wife had the blackened salmon which was cooked perfectly. The waitress was attentive, but mildly impatient. Overall, it was a pleasant experience and an excellent meal.

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

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

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