VIVO Mediterranean Grill & Catering

4.5
303 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
VIVO! Mediterranean Grill, a restaurant featuring a seasonal, locally inspired menu that offers a delicious selection of wild caught fish, prime aged meats, free-range chicken and daily made pastas. Our Culinary Team believes in using only the highest quality ingredients that will never compromise the integrity of the dish.

The restaurant’s upscale vibe resonates with old world authenticity. Once the mansion home to glamorous Rudolph Valentino, the setting is both elegant and stylish, offering sun filled, traditional Ballrooms, a decidedly urban vibe in the Dining Room, hand crafted cocktails at the Bar and Lounge, and al fresco dining on the Patio adjacent to manicured gardens and gazebo.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 303 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JanetC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated Fathers Day
One issue…..server never offered us specials.

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TaraM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Staff was nice about food was rather overpriced. For instance the $19 ‘jumbo’ shrimp cocktail was 4 medium sized shrimp. Sadly won’t be returning.

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PieRn
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my son’s graduation dinner at Vivo’s made it extra special. Good food, nice ambiance and wonderful
service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food was very disappointing, we didn’t even eat it.
I’ve been here so many times and couldn’t believe how the quality of the food has changed. We definitely won’t be dining here again.

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Gen7
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience. Beautiful park-like setting, delicious food (a little spicy-which I like). The tables are not crowded together. Does not feel like you are in Queens.

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IrvingC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went here Thursday for 2 lb lobster special. Very good. This was a early Father"s Day dinner. There were 3 of us, and we all had the special. Also shared baked clams, 2 each, enough for a starter. Over very good experience

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vipFoodie
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Excellent overall eating experience. While service was slow, it was enjoyable.

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michemashe
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were a lot of events going on but Loretta who is the hostess and manager was amazing

She always makes it happen and knows how to treat her customers

Because of her I would go back

The lobster was delicious and so is all the food . The restaurant is very comfortable and it has a lot if history . The house was the home of Rudolph Valentino , famous silent film star

One of the nicer restaurants in the neighborhoods

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vipkitty
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

It has a beautiful setting. We sat outside and it is very lovely. We had two birthdays to celebrate as I noted in the reservations but no acknowledgement from the staff. This is the only restaurant I've been to that doesn't at least write "Happy Birthday" on the dessert. The food is good but not anything special. Come for the ambiance.

JC
vipJudyChas
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

2 pound lobster special Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday was delicious and a great value.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the service spot-on! I’d definitely recommend and return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very accommodating of food allergies.

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Maureen
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great
Service was good
Nice outdoor atmosphere
Only complaint was my husband’s beer was not cold

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MelT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Outdoor dining was comfortable and spacious. Service was poor.

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vipboymarty
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and tremendous staff

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vipoperalover212
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried their lobster special and found it to be an excellent choice. It was succulent and a very large portion! We also want to thank our server and the bartender for making us 2 White Sangrias - absolutely perfect!

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vipLillyG
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My husband loved his Bolognese pasta, my salmon was good. Needed to ask for silverware a couple of times. Felt like our waiter, although lovely was a bit inexperienced.

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anniez
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Vivo. The food was exquisitely prepared. Very impressed. We will return. Excellent choice for mother's day.❤

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ShivS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of my best experiences to date. Took my family for Mother's day, and everyone, including the picky ones raved about the food. The meals were prepared fresh, and came out in a timely manner. Would definitely be dining here soon.

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LoriV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

When we first arrived it took quite awhile to receive a menu, and we saw another table that had just arrived receive menus first. We finally asked for them and from that point on the service was very good. The food was delicious and the restaurant is lovely. There was a party nearby that was pretty loud, so I’m not sure what the noise level would be without a party going on. I would definitely return.

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AngelikiPatrikis
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been there twice and the food has been OUTSTANDING Both times !!!! 100% will be back and recommend

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JudyL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Everything was good but a few of us were gluten free and they didn't have enough selection for GF, not even GF pasta which most restaurants offer. The previous owners had a better selection.

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RachaelT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All of the food was excellent, wait staff was friendly and helpful.

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vipkitty
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant. The bread and humus they serve are delicious. We shared a meatball appetizer and it was really good. My crispy branzino was surprisingly crispy and wonderful. My husband's chicken parm was also crispy and he enjoyed it very much. The dessert, flourless chocolate cake was the only disappointing part of the meal. Not bad but not great. The waiter described it as layer cake. Also, the only tea available was herbal or decaf when I wanted a nice cup of black tea. We came here to celebrate a milestone. It was our anniversary and the hostess wished us a happy anniversary when we entered but I was quite surprised and disappointed when there was no mention of it at our table when the dessert came. This is the only restaurant we have been to that didn't acknowledge our special day. Other than that, it was a wonderful dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. The server was very perlite and patient and helpful

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vipDonS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been at Vivo several times. Never disappoints. Staff always extremely pleasant.

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vipSjania01
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, this place is beautiful! The hostess was wonderful and very friendly and very helpful bc we had a baby with us and she made it super comfortable for us..food was delicious!

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AthenaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivo is certainly an example of true fine dining in Queens, and ranks higher than many establishment in Manhattan that claim the fine dining label.

The menu and the preparation of food and drink are excellent. The service is impeccable and the ambiance is lovely, warm and inviting. The owners and the staff pay attention to every detail and do their upmost to meet and excel the customer's needs.

We highly recommend Vivo to all.

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ElizabethB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lobster was perfectly cooked as was green beans/rice medley. Aces to Bee's Knees Cocktail. Lobster size is never big enough for us! Server was pleasant and informative with good recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was great the food was very very good no complaints

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JackieQ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for a date night. Ambience was lovely. Staff was very attentive and friendly, especially our server Natalia. My husband’s pork chop dinner was exceptional and the risotto was the best I’d ever tasted. Overall, a lovely evening

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Longisland95
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a nice evening and the whole staff was super friendly and kept coming over to make sure the food and everything was great!

MB
MichaelB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was very nice. We felt very safe with their Covid protocol. Service was solid and Food was absolutely delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place great food!

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vipclara
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Protocol was very good. Menu has been changed for the season.very good options. Would definitely go back !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a beautiful setting. The food was delicious! We ordered some classics and they were done well with some unexpectedly wonderful updates (tiramisu in blackberry sauce). The service was top notch, too. Definitely going back!

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vipoperalover212
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter Sunday - Thrilled Vivo was finally open after all these months. Tuna carpaccio and lamb chops were delicious. Strict adherence to covid protocols.

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auntym
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely day having dinner outdoors. Enjoyed it very much.

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LouisS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend Vivo any day, all day. It is a top notch restaurant.

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LaurenR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio. Good deal for amount and quality of food. Upscale and relaxing.

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VIVO Mediterranean Grill & Catering is rated 4.5 stars by 303 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.