vivo ristorante - Westend
When you join us for dinner, expect it to be a relaxing evening lasting a couple hours over several piatti (courses). Your table comes alive when we present a variety of large offerings on platters or bowls within easy reach of all.
A classic Italian pranzo (dinner) usually beings with a variety of antipasti (hot and cold appetizers), followed by one or two primi (usually a hot pasta, risotto, gnocchi or zuppa). Next your table will share a secondi (entrees) served on a platter combined with your choice of contorni (vegetable side dishes). Italians often complete their meal with un dolce, un caffe, or un digestivo (dessert, espresso, liqueur or grappa).
After being seated it took a long time before our party was seen to, took long for the drinks to come out, food did come out at a reasonable time. Scallops were way too salty, beef tenderloin was delicious but over priced in my opinion. Waitress was great once the meal was delivered. Made up for the long wait at the beginning with complementary tiramisu. Would go back but not anytime soon.
The service and food were excellent, it was very busy but the service and quality didn’t suffer at all. It was not our first time there and it definitely won’t be the last.
Can never say enough wonderful things about this gem. Service is always fantastic and the food is amazing.
Excellent food and ambiance. My wife and I went for our wedding anniversary, the staff were so attentitive and the food was delicious.
All around great . Food was delicious, service provided was excellent. We were treated with the upmost respect and that’s all I look for
Late Valentines date night
Love Vivo! Never disappoints. Came here Friday night place was hoping! We had the tasting menu and it was just the right amount of food. The Chef did a great job and service was fantastic as usual!
Made reservation for my wife and I for our Valentine eve diner. My experience wasn’t that great. Our food taste a bit on the salty side. We ordered the fettuccine and it was so salty we had to order a different pasta and it was ok but we can also taste the saltiness. Even the bread appetizer which came out before our entree tastes salty too. I’ve been to other Italian restaurant and never had any food which taste salty like this one. I felt so full from just having to drink so much water due to the saltiness. I had high expectations from reading the reviews from others but after today I would not be going back.
Food was amazing. Our server Karol-Anne was knowledgeable and very attentive. Watching the chefs was so exciting. I would highly recommend to anyone.
Excellent food as always. Our server, Mike, was outstanding and made some great menu suggestions. Definitely our favourite restaurant in Edmonton!
Was wonderful food and service. Was super loud so hard to have a conversation.
Food, service and ambiance is authentic. Sit at the bar and watch the chefs create their masterpieces. Every time we go here, we leave so satisfied and so excited about our experience. It is on the high side for prices, but we have never felt that it wasn’t worth it.
Fantastic experience!! Perfect for special occasions.
Overall, enjoyable evening. Food was very good.
Our waiter was outstanding, knowledgable, attentive, upbeat snd very helpful. Vivo is a delightful venue. We have not visited Vivo for several years and were disappointed in the food this time. The prices are quite high for what you get. I got the impression that Vivo uses a formula they follow in order to deliver their food pachage to diners. Several item arrived to quickly. The food used to be superior and now ordinary. Perhaps religious adherence to the formula prevents attention to providing a high quality dining experience. The menue is very clear in terms of quantites.
Great meal, had the Sea Bass, Allan did a great job!
Great - Chad is a super host
The overall was excellent we ordered the scallops for appetizer ( excellent) the the gnudi not bad the the lamb chops with asparagus side dish.
The only thing is that they brought the lamb chops rare without asking us: how would you like it done?
We had to ask them to cook it a bit more.
Very classy place for a romantic night or fo a fun group of friends
This was my first time and last time eating here. The food is severely overpriced considering the portion sizes. With the portion sizes and dress code it seems like a good place for snobby people to go. Definitely won't be going back!
It was our 1 year anniversary and our server Taylor and our trainee Danny were awesome.. attending to our every need and treating us like gold. Dillon the chef even came out to make the evening more magical. They were incredible and we will be back very soon. Well done team!
Mike was our server! Everything was excellent! Left nice and full lol!
Will hope to get back again soon.
Great service and food was cooked perfect. We had the tenderloin and sea bass and it was like butter.
As it was only my second time at Vivo - I needed a little help with the menu and figuring out how much food to order. The staff was so helpful and gave great suggestions. The food is to die for - even the lemonade is so so so good!
I love coming back to Vivo! I always wish I’ve brought more people so I can have everything on the menu. Great service and always a treat.
Overall the food selections and service was excellent. The menu is great with lots of items to choose from. Quite a good wine list.
The noise level was loud at times but that didn’t wreck the overall experience as Vivo is a “family style” restaurant. We didn’t see any couples, it was mostly groups sharing the wonderful items from the menu.
Food was amazing, a bit pricey. Overall 8/10 would definitely eat here again.
Great food and service but I wish they would stop pushing more food on us. Also, no corkage fee on at least certain nights would be nice. Wine is very expensive for the quality. Otherwise, great neighbourhood stop!
The best Italian and gnocchi in town. Perfect service every time.
This restaurant is not the average experience. From the moment you sit down to a wine taster you mouth buds are salivating. As they brought out each dish we anticipated our first bite without disappointment. I would highly recommend this restaurant for everyday or a special occasion. Wonderful food atmosphere and staff.
Food was delicious- family style serving and a variety of sizes so we could share and taste a few different things. Great for a nice Italian style dinner out. Service was great - server was knowledgeable and gave great recommendations for our choices and sizes that we should get.
Haven't been to VIVO in quite awhile so was pleasantly surprised; last visit wasn't the best. The service was super friendly and fun, and the food was delicious. We had the family size Caesar salad & fettucine, the Polo and red meat (tenderloin I think) and side of asparagus and potatoes. Was a lot of food for 6 of us, ended up taking some chicken home with us.
This was our first of what will be many visits to Vivo. Our server and his trainee were spectacular and the food went beyond what we had both hoped. They made our night a fantastic one.
First visit to West Edmonton, very pleasant surprise!!!
Service was exemplary table settings elegant. Enjoyed a pre dinner drink at the bar before the meal n
Party of three so we enjoyed three pasta dishes to start, portions not so small very generous! Tenderloin as a main was perfectly cooked warm throughout and very tender, served with sweet caramelized onions.
We will be back Thank you a very good dining experience!
Once again we had a fantastic meal at Vivo. Pat he always looks after us
The food was very good although a bit pricey! The service is very good.
Great job, can’t say anything bad about anything. Great experience and great evening.
Every time that we go to VIVO they never disappoint. Their new Wine Wednesday was an amazing surprise, Chad was very knowledgeable about the wine.
Alan was our server and he was amazing! Strongly recommend
we ordered pasta dishes as our main course. it took little longer than usual and the cheese in the past did not melt thoroughly.. it was big chuck of cheese stuck together..
we have been going to the restaurant for past couple years and we have noticed the reduction of the quality in the food.
regardless, it is still one of favorite restaurants in the town and could have been one off night..