George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar

4.7
580 Reviews
$30 and under
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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TeriW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivo is a great, romantic spot to get good food and well-made drinks. The buccatini pasta has always been one of my faves and still is!

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Mbgator
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome service. Always consistent with great staff and food.

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vipShopper21043
Baltimore
135 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were thrilled when we found out Vivo was reopening after being closed during the worst part of the pandemic. We made a reservation and it felt like old home week when we got there. We were so happy when our server turned out to be Luke who we've known for several years. The food was as good as we remembered although we preferred the original chopped Caesar salad with hard boiled egg. The tomato soup was creamy and delicious but I wish there was an option to get a cup instead of a bowl since it was so filling I ended up bringing most of my delicious buccatini home to enjoy another night. It was filled with chunks of lobster and shrimp in a delicate cream sauce that was perfect. My husband chose the salmon piccata and said it was cooked perfectly. He had it over pasta and marinara sauce instead of the broccilini and loved it. No room for dessert but there's always next time. Service was impeccable- professional, attentive, and friendly. Vivo has a very warm Tuscan ambiance that adds to the entire very enjoyable dining experience. We can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. I was a little leery being a restaurant in a hotel, but it didn’t disappoint. Cointa, our Waitress was TERRIFIC!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so glad that VEVO opened back up. This is a wonderful restaurant with great food and atmosphere.

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KimO
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, quick and friendly service and gluten free crust!!

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vipPaulM
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Finally got to go back after being closed since pandemic. Menu is slughtly smaller abd a little more expensive. Some of our favorites lile chicken marsala and chicken picatta are gone. So is the eggplant parm. No more ceasar side salad. Ordered on and was charged $12 for it. The tiramasu is $12. Chicken parm went from $19 to $23.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent- So happy they are open again!

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vipSerg
Baltimore
51 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

TGIV (Thank God Its VIVO) open for business. Our return to VIVO Italian Kitchen was outstanding. The meal started with Roasted Octopus, and it was absolutely tender and delicious. My spouse had the Caesar salad which had a unique presentation. My Entrée was Brasato Al Barolo which melted in my mouth and the mushroom sauce was scrumptious and the spouse Entrée was Parmigiana (Chicken) was perfect. My compliments to the Chef.

Of course, what made the evening enjoyable is the Server Shannon. She is very professional, pleasant, and has exceptional knowledge of the menu.

If I had one negative it is the music. Since it is an Italian Kitchen some Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, or smooth Jazz would be nice.

We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The pasta was ridiculously bland and the cocktails were not made right and it was extremely expensive

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vipKirk
Baltimore
44 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood pasta and chicken parm is top notch. Cocktails are fantastic, Jamal is the best!

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KJS21
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food,l and service was great.

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HermA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary. But really we waited well over a year for you to open since you closed at the start of the pandemic. We had been looking forward to it. This is a regular go to spot for us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yesterday was the grand reopening and we couldn’t be more proud that they are back, we had the pleasures of having a wonderful wonderful dinner yesterday with both got the 2 short rib meals on the menu it was so delicious. Customer service off the chain.

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OpenTable Diner
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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vipSkivault
Denver
74 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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SarahK
Washington DC
6 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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Chattdeb
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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RandyB
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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OpenTable Diner
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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vipPapa
Baltimore
55 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.

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CRRZR1
Pittsburgh
20 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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CarlW
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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MarkZ
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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vipMarylandMan
Baltimore
3 reviews
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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Nicole
Baltimore
6 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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vipOpenTable Diner
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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vipAnon
Baltimore
63 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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vipJERRID
Orlando
40 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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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
15 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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TracyK
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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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
61 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
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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KathyT
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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 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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Lovetoeat
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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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
61 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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Lisabp68
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.

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vipPaulM
Baltimore
15 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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George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 799-7440.

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 580 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.

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