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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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4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Edmonton)·Dined 12 hours ago

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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 (Edmonton)·Dined 2 days ago

Always a great dining experience!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 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!!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Celebrating a birthday

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 (Calgary)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined 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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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was very good

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing as always !

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 (Edmonton)·Dined 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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 (Calgary)·Dined 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!

Tags: Organic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 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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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We have been looking at this restaurant for a while now reading the reviews. Finally decided to try it tonight. It didn’t disappoint. Service was fabulous and the food exceptional. We definitely would go again. Actually we might have just found our new favourite restaurant.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Fantastic staff, fantastic food, fantastic atmosphere

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Enjoyed the counter experience. Loved watching the food prep and the chefs at work! Excellent food. Attentive service. Thanks!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 14, 2018

As per usual - Food was delicious! Service was great! Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Excellent food & great service. Will be returning.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We had a fantastic time! The portions were plentiful and easily shared between the four of us. We enjoyed everything we ordered - the Caesar salad is a must! However, the dessert, (Nutella brownie) was slightly disappointing as an end to our meal we’ve been told to try the homemade cookies next time! We will! Definitely will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Best restaurant in the city. Staff is amazing, food is amazing. Best place to sit is looking right into the kitchen.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We love Vivo! Great food every time. Always fresh and local when ever they can. We often order a second dinner to take home because we live over an hour away!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was very good our waiter was excellent. It is very pricey for some of the less authentic options eg: roasted potatoes.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The pasta with seafood was excellent; however, the sea bass was overcooked and had a charred flavour, as well as the prosciutto wrapped asparagus. The asparagus was completely charred, with the burnt side turned down. When we told the server, he apologized and said he would tell management. He then gave us a dessert board we didn’t want. This used to be our go-to restaurant for our anniversary or to go with friends. We would always order the sea bass on prior occasions, which should melt in your mouth.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent dining experience, great food, great wine, awesome waiter! I booked reservations online for a date night for my wife and myself. We enjoyed it very much but would recommend going with a group of 4-6 people. The menu and restaurant is set up for a more social outing. We will be back for sure and be bringing more people

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent service, food is consistently exceptional.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 15, 2017

It was our first time at Vivo. We enjoyed the food, wine and ambience. The server was very helpful. We will definitely return!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Pasta was undercooked...cheese wasn't melted properly. Chicken was bland. Have been here before but was extremely disappointed. Would rather go to violino

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Waitress was amazing. Meat courses took a very long time and were both overdone, not the experience I’ve come to expect from this restaurant.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 11, 2017

great food excellent service

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Overall the food was amazing but the server was lacking personality and hospitality. Service did not match the amazing food on the plate. Server was unclear about portion sizes and made it difficult to envision what was coming out and there wasn't enough food for 4. Better clarifications are needed. Instead of listening to customers wants, she made her own choice of direction.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great food. The staff help with recommendations and accurate portion sizes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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