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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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4.8

service

4.8

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4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (17)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Can't thank the wait staff enough for the wonderful service. Very helpful and accommodating with allergies and children. Food, as always, was amazing. It does get a bit loud when the restaurant is full but we arrived early and it was better. Overall a great experience and we will return.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Fun
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Definitely one of the best fine dinning family style restaurants in the city. Always have a great meal when we come😊

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Top notch food and service as usual. Vivo never disappoints!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great place to share as everything is served family style. Food was great. Our server did a good job at answering questions about items on the menu. The tiramisu was delicious for dessert.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We enjoyed everything about VIVO! The service, the wine, the food! We will be back and would highly recommend this place to everyone!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I love this place. The food is UNBELIEVABLE! So delicious.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our server Alan did a fantastic job. The restaurant was busy lots of energy a little hard to have conversation for 5 people but the experience was great. The family style service was exactly what we wanted as it gives everyone a chance to try everything. Food was fantastic!! Would absolutely go again.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a wonderful evening at Vivo. The service was fantastic and the food even better. We had heard some people find it a bit pricey but for a special occasion it was perfect. There is definitely good value in what you pay for what you get.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I loved everything about it, I had no idea ot was a restaurant I drive by it everyday. Now that I know it’s such a amazing restaurant I will be going Waaay more! Amazing!!!

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Fantastic service (thanks Pat as you really consistently continue to be on top of your game when it comes to remembering guests and what they like and how they want to be treated), great food - loved the pasta and sea bass and new chicken dish. Very special evening as we got to meet up with good friends and share in all the dishes and conversations. I would recommend VIVO if you’re interested in having a great dinner with those you love.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We love Vivo. Great service and food is always amazing! Perfect date place.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food, a bit pricey though,waitress was great

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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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