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vivo ristorante - Westend

4.7
1220 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Italian
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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).
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: 4:30pm - 10:00pm Everyday.
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Phone number
(780) 756-7710
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
All parties of 9 or more are booked through the restaurant directly.
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Private party contact
Gregg Kenney or Wilbur Randall: (780) 756-7710
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
184 St
Additional
Banquet, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1220 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was amazing as always!! Trish was a great server! I have felt in the past some of the other servers are pretentious and cold. Almost annoyed with some of the questions we asked about the menu.
The new tasting menu for 2 was perfect!! Allowed us to try a few more menu items for a reasonable price & not too much food. Plenty of delicious food but not too much! And the extra care & attention from the manager was appreciated!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We go to Vivo at least once a month. The staff and the food are both great.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Took my girlfriend on a date here. The food was good, server was friendly and very helpful. Prices were not outrageous but they were up there. Appetizer and 2 mains came to about $100 without any drinks. Expected a bit more for the money. Overall happy with the experience but not sure I will return.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

First time visiting this hidden gem. Delicious food served home style. Definitely will return for our anniversary.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Always a pleasure dining at our favourite place. Food is delicious, service is wonderful and ambiance is perfect. My husband and I always come here when we can sneak away from the kids for a date night.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always consistent! Great food and service!! Love, love love!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Celebrating easter dinner with friends! Fantastic first experience we will be back!!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Our meal at VIVO was exceptional, as always. Classy, knowledgeable, personal and friendly service is the standard that we appreciate at VIVO. We are never disappointed.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was great,food is pricey

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Unbeknownst to me and my friends, we arrived twenty minutes before closing time and was served with such great service and hospitality. The waiter was knowledgeable, kind, and thoughtful, making our experience better than our last. We didn’t feel rushed and he even treated us to desert since it was my birthday. The service really added tremendous value on top of our already amazing food. I’d highly recommend the ceaser salad, fettuccini Alfredo, lobster risotto and steak. This place never disappoints, can’t say I have received similar service anywhere else!!! Thanks Vivo see you soon!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The family style meal was amazing! Our server, Michael, went above and beyond for us. The cocktails are fabulous. We will definitely be returning soon.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Favorite place to go to treat ourselves

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Excellent service and food, as expected. Thanks

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Great service and food. Would come again for s special occasion

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Edmonton. It is my go-to restaurant for special occasions or just want to sit down and have a nice long meal. Our server was very attentive as well. Excellent food and service overall.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

60th birthday party, a family affair. There were 10 of us and we were seated in the private dining room, a very special upgrade as we hadn’t booked it.

Everybody had a great time and the food as always was fantastic especially the Caesar salad and the pastas - we tried three of them.

Thanks to everyone at Vivo for a great night; unrushed, great ambiance, and wonderful food which was dynamically presented.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

As always, great. Tuesday, so not busy. Staff made selection for our group easy!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Group of 8 - we had a wonderful evening. Great food and cocktails!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Fantastic service by Chad who was very informative and attentive. Meal was great and enjoyed watching them make our meal sitting up at the counter. Love going back to this place. Thanks.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Always a great dining experience!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Best restaurant in the city! Food and staff are both absolutely amazing. We go here atleast twice a month.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Perfect service that was above and beyond what I expected. Food had a high price tag but worth it. You get what you pay for:-)

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

It was difficult to order what you wanted as a couple. Everything is served for a min of 2-3 people. So if you and your date don’t want to order the same thing you will have tons of left overs and pay way too much. We ordered Cesar salad and plain fettuccine (no meat) .. good was food but not great value. It was very expensive for what we got. If there was some chicken chunks added to the pasta it would have been more reasonable.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Fantastic Food! Exceptional Service! Thank you Pat for making it a great night!!!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Came here for my recent birthday, service was outstanding and the food was amazing.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

It was our first thing there and the waiter was great. He explained how the dishes are meant to be shared, like family style. The food was amazing - best pasta we have had. I like how everything is made in house (salad dressings, pasta etc.) HIGHLY recommended!!

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Overall we really enjoyed our evening. The meat/cheese platter was amazing!!!
Our server was very knowledgable and helpful.
We ordered the fettuccine based on a recommendation from someone who had come before-I was a little disappointed-it was very plain, did not have enough taste.
The chicken however was very well done.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Celebrating a birthday

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food and service. Worth the drive. We had the fettuccine as recommended by our server and the wine pairing was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Server was amazing. Food was definitely good and style was unique

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was outstanding tonight. Staff was there right when they were needed. Could not have been a better dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Perfect place to enjoy a birthday celebration dinner with our beautiful daughter. Everything was amazing.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was very good

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

The service was amazing and the food was even better. It was delicious and upscale. I will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing as always !

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

We were excited to go here because it was so highly rated but we were disappointed as soon as we watched in the door. The hostess greeted us with a disinterested "Can I help you?" When we said we had a reservation at 6pm, she looked us up and then replied "You know your table is reserved for another couple at 8". I replied "No, but ok...". What were we supposed to say to that information? How about a "Good evening" and a smile??We looked around and the place was dead. An odd thing to say to a dressed up couple when the place was virtually empty. We showed up ten minutes late to our 6pm reservation because of the bad road conditions and traffic from the snowfall all day. We even called ahead at 5:30 to let them know we were stuck in traffic. We were seated and greeted by our server, David, who was extremely pleasant and explained the menu very well and offered recommendations. We opened the flimsy paper menu and were quite surprised to see the extremely high prices. We had been to Michelin Star restaurants for these prices. With prices this high, I don't expect to sit at a table that is chipped and lacking any decor such as candle or linens. My fork was also dirty with crusted food, I just scraped it off as I didn't want to complain or ruin the night. Also, being that the place was dead, we were seated right next to another party, about a foot away. Again, no big deal if the place is packed, but like I said, it was dead. Don't get me wrong, the food is above average, but definitely not worth the price or the hype. If it wasn't for David, I would have been extremely disappointed. He salvaged what the night was. All in all, we won't be back, oh, and we were out of there by 7:15 so plenty of time for your 8pm Miss Hostess.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Great restaurant, we were at Vivo for our first time and it was delicious. Generous portions made to share, everything we tried was delicious!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

I really enjoyed dinner. The waitress was exceptional. She explained everything, attempted to speak French to the group whom were from Montreal. Very well humored, fun the waitress. Accommodated is and went above and beyond at a late hour as we came in at 9:30 pm and they close at 10 pm. The Caesar salad and gnocchi is to die for and the wine selection wonderful. So happy we went again for a 3rd time. Quality seems to be there every time.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

The feedback from all who attended had great reviews. They liked the way the food was displayed as well as so very good . They will come back again and would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

very noisy and loud. good service. expensive for very small pasta portions. Caesar salad was excellent.

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