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About vivo ristorante - Westend

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).

18352 Lessard Rd
Edmonton, AB T6M 2W8
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 4:30pm - 10:00pm Everyday.

Cross Street:
184 St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(780) 756-7710

Website:
http://www.vivoristorante.ca/

Private Party Facilities:
All parties of 9 or more are booked through the restaurant directly.

Private Party Contact:
Gregg Kenney or Wilbur Randall: (780) 756-7710

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

vivo ristorante - Westend Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (34)
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food, a bit pricey though,waitress was great

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 6 days ago

As always just great service, great wine & great food all making for a great evening ! Thank you for handcrafting some yummy hot chocolate to fulfill my young daughters request.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 6 days ago

Another great evening at Vivo. This restaurant is well-managed, the staff are exceptionally knowledgeable and seem to enjoy what they are doing. Highly recommended for the service and food. I love it and always take out of town visitors here for a special experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined 7 days ago

Outstanding restaurant, Chad our waiter was incredible.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

6 of us visited the restaurant for a birthday celebration and everything from the food to the service was excellent! We got to try a lot of different dishes and they were all fantastic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

My husband and I have yet to experience anything less than exquisite when we visit Vivo. The food, atmosphere and service are always exceptional and we leave valuing our experience. The Fettuccine and gnocchi are a must try!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, People Watching, Fun, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 4, 2017

we tried a few new items we had not previously ordered and now the whole menus is becoming difficult to decide from-good problem to have I guess

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent & vibrant restaurant & staff. Creative & tasty menu - a perennial & perfect favourite that never disappoints.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We sat at the counter, fun experience! My husband wants to go again next time we are in Edmonton.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food is simply fantastic and Vivo has an excellent wine selection. We did not have to wait long for our food and our waiter, Mike, was knowledgeable, friendly, and helped us to pick the perfect food for our vegetarian palates. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

The meal and the service was absolutely outstanding! Always fresh, local ingredients whenever possible and amazingly prepared. Highly recommend.

Tags: Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Amazing food one of the best meals I have had in a long time, I like the shared dish concept we had a group of 7 it might be a Little harder to order with just two people

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Enjoyed sitting at the Chef’s counter! Love watching your food being prepared in front of you. Food and service were top notch. Love the cookies fresh from the oven, nice way to end an excellent meal!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Delicious as always!!!! I will always go back.

It is a bit on the expensive side so I don’t go as often I would like. For two people it cost us over 160. However we each had one drink but the drink was 16 each. But even if you take that out it was still close to 130 and we had small salad, small pasta, then the tenderloin... no sides and no desert..
So if I were to suggest anything it would be to dial down how pricey some things are especially since the meats only come with meat and no sides.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

A great dining experience overall! The staff was very personable and professional. The food was some of the best I've had in the city. Excited to return and try some more of the dishes they offered

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

First time at Vivo and we enjoyed it. The food was exceptional except for our Bistecca. The meat was actually quite tough. I would still return here though as everything else was spot on

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food, pasta fantastic , beef tenderloin delicious

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Juste parfait !!!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Restaurant was very busy so quite loud. Food is delicious but pricey.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Superb! Vivo never disappoints incredible food and service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Amazing food , great service !

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Vivo never disappoints! Love the food and Chef Medi's special touches. The entire staff is always excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fun, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Healthy
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always a great experience at Vivo (Westend).

Booked the private room for my father's birthday and we couldn't have been more pleased. The server knew all our names and the level of personalized service was outstanding!

Will consider the private room for a future corporate event as the room is equipped with a television.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We really enjoyed the atmosphere. The open kitchen was very neat! Excellent service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

My husband and I chose Vivo for our anniversary dinner on a Friday night. The food and service were amazing as usual. We chose some classics (all served family style) - Caprese, Fettucini and Bistecca. All were delicious! Always a great choice in my opinion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Food and service is amazing here!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I loved the food and the ambiance, but the real MVP was our server. I can't remember his name off the top of my head, it may have been David, but he was exceptional!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

The service was exceptional. My server was very helpful in recommending the popular favorites on the menu. The wait for the food was short. The food was out of this world, full of flavor and hot. A little on the pricey side but deffinetly well worth the taste.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food here is above all expectations e very time I come here. Perfect for a date night. It's quiet and the atmosphere is cozy. The serving staff are all professional and very accomodationg making sure your experience is everything you'd want. There are zero complaints and never have been.
My favorite restaurant in Edmonton hands down!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

My first time at Vivo and I know it won't be my last. Food was fresh, well prepared, plenty and so tasty. The fettuccine alfredo was sublime, the best I have ever had anywhere. Could easily order it as my main course. Vivo has a dining style rather unique to an Italian cuisine restaurant. The menu categorizes the food into four separate courses. Both starters and pastas come in full and half orders and are all meant to be shared. The third course is meat or fish with the fourth course or category being a variety of vegetables. All meant to be shared. So for those of you checking the menu online, remember the prices reflect portions that are for sharing. The waiter explained the menu well and made some great recommendations. Please note that even with half orders we still ended up with left overs. We had the lamb platter along with the roasted carrot & beet medley. Absolutely the best food I have had in a long time!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 10, 2017

This was the first time for us to dine at Vivo. It won't be the last. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the food and quantities we should order. The food was fabulous!!

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

First time being here, an it was amazing. Thank u again for everything. 💋

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Vivo is my son's favourite restaurant for pasta. It is made in house and so delicious. We were a party of 6 on this visit and celebrating 2 birthdays. The service is always warm and welcoming, the food is always outstanding. They source local ingredients. The caprese salad is stellar! We have visited this location several times since they opened and are never disappointed with the food or the service.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We went to Vivo for the first time this past weekend. Our server, Pat, was knowledgeable, friendly, and prompt and the food was delicious and well worth the price. We will definitely be back again soon!

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Cozy, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

The only thing better than the food was the service!! :)

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Business Meals
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We live near Vivo, have been enjoying the restaurant since it opened. On our latest visit, we were celebrating our daughter's engagement. Greg and his staff made the celebration even more special. Fantastic service, food and ambiance, highly recommend.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Outstanding on all levels! Incredible food and beautiful ambience...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Huge portions! Cool presentation! Great food! A nice YEG west end experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Good food! Group sharing plates so must agree on what to order. Great service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Went for our anniversary. The server was amazing, very knowledgeable about the food and wine list.
We had a great evening

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