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About George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar

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




7793-B Arundel Mills Blvd
Hanover, MD 21076
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11am -10pm
Friday 11am -11pm
Saturday 4pm - 11pm
Sunday: Closed

Cross Street:
Arundel Mills Blvd and Milestone Parkway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 799-7440

Website:
http://www.vivotrattoria.com/

Parking Details:
There is a complimentary parking garage attached to The Hotel at Arundel Preserve.

Executive Chef:
Frank Greco

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (12)
Good for a Date (11)
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Good for Anniversaries (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Business Meals (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Authentic (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Fun (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Romantic (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Cozy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 5 days ago

This will be the 3rd time I have dined at Vivo, the food has always been great and at a fair price. In I'm in town on business I like to take my business diners there and everyone always enjoys the food and wine.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Waitress was wonderful, food was excellent and staff was very kind and helpful! 😃👍
A great place to dine!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was good but the bar was outstanding. Best bartender in the area.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The carbonara was excellent. The seafood al forno was disappointing.
The server Nicole was not very attentive, she was quite abrupt and appeared disinterested

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Outstanding fare and service! I only wish that they opened before 4pm on Saturday.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was a great spot for a nice lunch or dinner. The food was fresh and tasty and the service was excellent. I would definitely return.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We love this place! Our waiter Oscar was very attentive to our family’s order.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We had a great time and enjoyed the lobster and shrimp bucatini. The arancini is also delicious !

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Pretty good house wine, good food, good ambience, can't complain at all. I've been to Vivo a hand full of times and always enjoy it.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I finally ordered the pizza and liked it very much. They brush the crust with olive oil. The beer was good but cost 7.00 which i think is pricey. We always get the caesar salad which we like. Its a nice place to go after work when you don't feel like cooking

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

My husband and I have been coming here since the restaurant opened and has become one of our favorite "go to" spots whenever we want a delicious Italian dinner. My husband gets his usual Caesar salad (the best we've found anywhere) and grilled salmon. I usually change my dinner entrée since there are so many options on the menu that I enjoy. During our latest visit, I ordered a cup of their amazing tomato bisque but was surprised to see that the cup was only half full - I don't recall it being that skimpy on previous visits and regret not mentioning it to our waiter. My entrée was the mahi mahi topped with crab imperial with a side of grilled broccolini.
The fish was good but slightly overcooked to the point of being a little tough. Unfortunately there are no desserts we like on the menu but wish they would add a few other options such as fudge cake, brownie sundae, or other options not involving Nutella. Our regular waiter is no longer there having left for grad school, however the service we received was very good. Expect the prices to be on the slightly higher side remembering this is a hotel restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Make sure you order the cauliflower and pistachio side dish if it doesn't already come with your entree.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 8, 2017

GREAT meal!(lobster ravioli)

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a great meal...everything was delicious. Excellent server. Only thing that I would comment on is that the food was extremely hot. Not spicy hot but temperature wise. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but I did have to wait several minutes to begin eating. Otherwise, we were satisfied and will be back again soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Vivo has made some minor changes to their menu, and we approve! Their baked meatballs and house salad are still the best around. They've added a lobster ravioli, which the Queen says is just as good as that served at , the best Northern Italian restaurant in Maryland. That's some high praise! There are several new pasta dishes on the menu, which we will be tasting on our next visit. This is a lively place, so not ideal for quiet conversation over dinner. But we overlook that because the food and the service are great. We highly recommend Vivo.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Always a great place to eat, one of my favorite places to eat. Just love it! Meals are always fantastic! Just love the atmosphere too.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Groups, Authentic, Romantic, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

We went there for my birthday & the service was horrible.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We ate outside & it was a beautiful evening. Waitress was excellent.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great food, awesome service!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Our friend was just returning from Rome and we are leaving for Rome and we asked him where he wanted to go to dinner and he said Vivo. The truth is Vivo has good authentic Italian food, great service, good wine - it is like being in Italy. We hadn't been there since they introduced a new menu that looks really great. But don't worry many favorites that they are known for are still there. We tried a new "antipasti" Mozzarella en Carozza, "a crispy mozzarella sandwich" with balsamic tomatoes. It was delicious and will become one of our favorites. I enjoyed the classic Chicken Marsala which is always perfection. We tried the new Rigatoni Pesto Pomodoro with blackened shrimp and really enjoyed it. We love their homemade pastas and happy they are making the homemade rigatoni again. We can't wait to try more new things. We decided to linger over dessert and the new Napoleon dessert and bread pudding are delicious. Nicole, the acting manager provided great leadership and service. Our server Hi was friendly, attentive, and five star!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I enjoyed the food. The pasta was was cooked perfectly. I had the seafood bisque which was in a light red cream sauce good amount of seafood although very salty. Love the bean hummus with the olive oil for the bread. I had the Lobster and Shrimp pasta and it again was loaded with shrimp and Lobster. My husband had the Caprese Salad which was phenomenal and the stuffed salmon with crabmeat. My only disappointment was the nothing was said about our special occasion even when we specifically put a request on Open table. With that said we both enjoyed our dinner immensly!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food & great atmosphere :)

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Vivo's has been our favorite Italian restaurant since it opened approx. 4 years ago. The food is fresh and the sauces are some of the best I've ever had. The pastas and bread are made in-house. Definitely try the Caesar salad (cold, crisp, great dressing with hard boiled egg on top - delish!). The atmosphere has a beautiful Tuscan feel with dim lighting and a very relaxing ambience that enhances your dining experience. The wait staff is top-notch but unfortunately our favorite long time server, Jamar, will be leaving for grad school and will be sorely missed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Nice atmosphere, and good food for the most part. The salmon was a little dry, though. The meatballs, soup and pasta were delicious.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Best linguine pomodoro I've had in years paired with a great Banfi Super Tuscan. Oscar again showed why he's one of our favorite restaurant friends. Super meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 1, 2017

We went to Vivo for happy hour and were very pleased. The food and drinks were very good and they have a nice outside patio. Definitely recommend.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Great service from Brandon. Very much appreciate chef coming out to discuss gluten free is taken seriously & all equipment etc is separate from gluten items. They even brougjt out freshly baked gluten free banquette - yum!!! Food was fresh & delicious. My son said it was the best pizza he had ever tasted.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The Garlic Shrimp is to die for. Best I've ever had in any restaurant. The calamari starter was perfect for two.
Cocktails are well made and very good pours.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We have gone here last year it was nice and loved the price now they cut back on the portions and raised the price on evrything

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 13, 2017

This has become our go to restaurant when entertaining relatives and friends. The food is consistently delicious with the best sauces I've ever had. The service is friendly without being intrusive. The pastas are all made in-house as are the desserts. The ambience is very Tuscan adding to the Italian themed menu. Vivo is conveniently located off Rt. 295 in The Hotel at Arundel Preserve, a beautiful hotel with free garage parking.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Vivo stands out as a great place for a light dinner. The service is always outstanding, the menu is small but interesting, the wine list is adequate, and the cocktails are outstanding. Hats off to Jamal for making one of the best Manhattans around. Their house salad is memorable, as are the baked meatball apps. We'll continue to visit, and we'll recommend Vivo to friends and family.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 8, 2017

The staff we came into contact with provided an excellent and very knowledgeable service

Tags: Great Beer
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 1, 2017

The Seafood Al Forno was fantastic! Disappointed they were out of Hazelnut gelato, but chocolate was a very good substitute.

Tags: Fun, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 29, 2017

I've been to Vivo twice with my family. We love the tasty bread with the oil and homemade ricotta cheese for dipping. Wine on tap (merlot, most recently) is excellent. My kids have enjoyed the woodfired pizza while the adults have enjoyed the fresh salads and pastas.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Excellent service. Food was great. Manager visited to make sure of our satisfaction

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 8, 2017

No need to go to the city for great Italian food. Love the chicken marsala here. Actually you can't go wrong with any entree; all are cooked to perfection. The homemade pasta is so fresh. The wine on tap is good and an excellent bargain. The service is wonderful. We attribute it to the manager Christina who sets the bar high by providing welcoming hospitality to every guest she greets. She is engaged with the servers and the guests to be sure that each table receives excellent attention. We love this restaurant and its sister GrillFire in the same location.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 7, 2017

we've eaten here many times and i really like it. i enjoy the warm crusty bread with olive oil dip, the ceasar salad and the spaghetti with marinara sauce.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 1, 2017

First date night with my husband since our son was born. Perfect atmosphere for us! Laid back, but still high quality tasty food! Our server was prompt and professional. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends and family, hopefully we can go again soon!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Tried the crab ball appetizer. Just the perfect amount. It was 3 crab balls which is a perfect appetizer amount. They were delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We have eaten here twice in the last week, around departing and returning from BWI. Superb service- example was that they went over to the adjacent restaurant to get my son a root beer since they did not have it on the fountain drinks. Great pizza. Good kale Caesar with sardines. Nice wine selection. We were with three kids, ages 3, 5, and 7. We'd go back in a second.

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