vivo ristorante - Westend

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1344 reviews
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vivo is where Italian comes alive. We relish the enthusiasm and joy with which the traditional Italian meal is prepared and delivered, and seek to recreate that experience for every guest. Our open kitchen showcases our chefs preparing fresh and local ingredients.

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).
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Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, had the Sea Bass, Allan did a great job!

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OT
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service

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BJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great - Chad is a super host

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SN
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DP
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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!

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OT
Edmonton
23 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Y
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mike was our server! Everything was excellent! Left nice and full lol!
Will hope to get back again soon.

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T
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food was cooked perfect. We had the tenderloin and sea bass and it was like butter.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JD
Edmonton
25 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, a bit pricey. Overall 8/10 would definitely eat here again.

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BL
Edmonton
34 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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CR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian and gnocchi in town. Perfect service every time.

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L
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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k
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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W
Edmonton
18 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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CL
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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RI
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again we had a fantastic meal at Vivo. Pat he always looks after us

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N
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good although a bit pricey! The service is very good.

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MP
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great job, can’t say anything bad about anything. Great experience and great evening.

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t
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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CH
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alan was our server and he was amazing! Strongly recommend

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M
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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..

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r
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great dinner again; it really is a perfect concept for groups of people ! Waitress was outstanding.
Only observation is that while some pieces of veal were tender, most were tougher and not flavourful.
Would definitely return.

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W
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food served either family style or individual plates. Best food and incredible service!!!

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great. Service was fine although slow to start. After being sat, 7-10 minutes before being acknowledged and drink order taken. Server apprared to be only server at the time, managing all the tables.

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DB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for there for the first time after seeing the ballet as a double date, and we were blown away by how great the service and food was. I highly recommend as a date/anniversary romantic meal with a special someone. Definitely coming back!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We ordered our lamb medium and it came rare. The veal was dry and tough to chew. Overall the food was just mediocre. We should have ordered pasta instead of meat.

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KB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great but when ordering the meat boards I sure wish you received more meat. The meal was amazing just wish the servings of boards were bigger.

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AD
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional staff and food. Would recommend to anyone looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion

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NL
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is incredible and the service is impeccable.

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SM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Had a great night & the food was awesome. Thank you

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AM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our dinner and service was spectacular! Just keep in mind it’s quite a loud restaurant and a bit on the pricy side. But the food is amazing!

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RW
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

10/10. Delicious food. A little pricey but would go back in a heart beat. Waitress was awesome. Owner came to say hi.

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JC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The evening was phenomenal. The management and staff at Vivo were friendly, warm and welcoming. Our server was attentive and full of helpful information as three of our party were there for the first time. The food was delivered to our table in a timely manner and was incredibly delicious. The staff worked as a well orchestrated team ensuring that our glasses were always full and empty plates were cleared almost immediately. We all left the restaurant happy and looking forward to bringing our friends and families. Thank you Vivo!

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t
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Allan was our server. He was excellent at making sure we were well taken care of . For a party of 7 he knew exactly how much we needed to order . Amazing time !

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RC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Very pleased with the quality of food presented and knowledgeable service persons who attended to our needs.
Definately in our list of favourite dining experiences

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SC
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding meal!!!! Great service but a bit pricey! Special occasions only.

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