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About Viva! Neighborhood Eatery of Los Gatos

Viva! Neighborhood Eatery of Los Gatos features upscale family dining in Los Gatos with a menu that fuses California and Mediterranean cuisine along with some family style platter dining. With an emphasis on comfort & warmth as well as excellent service, Viva! sees itself as a celebration of food, wine, family, and the people that make up our neighborhood. Come and share in our hospitality, our extensive wine list and our excellent crew. Experience what we mean by "Viva" first-hand!

15970 Los Gatos Boulevard
Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Mediterranean, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 8:00am - 9:00pm Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 9:30pm Saturday: 8:00am - 10:30pm; Happy Hour: Sunday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 6:30pm

Cross Street:
Blossom Hill Rd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 356-4902

Website:
http://www.vivalosgatos.com/

Entertainment:
Live jazz on the weekends.

Parking Details:
parking in shopping mall lot.

Executive Chef:
Israel Valencia

Private Party Facilities:
Parties of 12 or more require a special menu. Please call for details.

Private Party Contact:
Ben Afraimi: (408) 356-4902 ext. 34

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Viva! Neighborhood Eatery of Los Gatos Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

3.8

ambience

3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (12)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for Birthdays (7)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Business Meals (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Seasonal (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We were unfortunate in our scheduling that there was another larger event in another part of the restaurant. The chairs at our table were folding chairs, which didn't even appear to be the right height. We worked with the hostess to fix this issue, and all was well. We had a lovely meal with two other couples.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

The ambience was good as was the food. I think our server may have been new, but he was pleasant. We could have a conversation- sometimes restaurants are so loud that we can’t hear each other! The wait time, even with a reservation, was 25 min.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was good, except wife ordered seafood salad with avocado, didn’t come with any had to ask. My prime rib was good, except asked waiter for some horseradish, never got any. Drinks ordered and did not get any until half way thru meal. Overall, for the price, service was spotty at best, food was prepared well, but the lousy service really brought down overall experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

In general, Viva service and food is reliably good, but this was Valentines Day. Service was slow, prime rib seemed like it had been sitting.
Probably would not recommend on a busy holiday. They seemed to get a bit overwhelmed. Otherwise, it’s one of our go-to places.

Tags: Happy Hour, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Viva offers a nice variety of apps, small plates, salads and main courses. Salads can be mains as well. Great bar scene. Dependable service and always willing to go the distance to make your dining a pleasure.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Good experience overall sat in one of the banquet rooms and the carpet was dirty. I don't particularly like the banquet rooms but seems they always seat us there. Bisque soup was good. Steaks were good and rare. Horseradish was very bland and underspiced as if we were dining in an old folks home. Desert was fantastic as was the service! We enjoy the food and great beer. Food for the most part was good. A couple of hiccups.
I liked it. My wife was good with our choice for date night.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Loved it. Great birthday party

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was delicious! Nice wine selection, too. Our waiter was genial, but not as attentive to our table as we would have liked -- wine and water glasses were empty too often, too long.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We walked into an extremely noisy restaurant due to a singer with his settings too high. We were shown to a padded booth which helped but then we were forgotten! Finally snagged a waiter and got the process started. Had to continually ask for water. No one really paid attention which was disappointing.

We had not eaten here for about five years and there is really no reason for us to return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Love it! Our go to spot!
Great food, good prices, nice wines, normally quiet outdoor dining option.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Went for lunch, good food, good service. Could use a larger menu selection

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Food was very good. Not enough wait staff took a long time to order. Food also took awhile

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We had a delicious lunch! Crab cakes were yummy. Service was excellent

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Horrible service, lackluster food, pricey, bar too close to diners. Dusty lights above my food.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

I went in to meet a friend here. As we entered, the restaurant felt really nice. Decor was elegant. Tables were draped in linen, with napkins and all! The staff was polite and courteous. Warm bread with oil and vinegar was a nice touch. The actual food unfortunately was disappointing. The portions were fairly decent. We ordered a salad and sandwich to be shared, they even split it for us. Beet Salad was alright, Veggie sandwich was not, way too much eggplant, not even cooked properly, pretty much no taste at all. I might give it another try, but I'd be hesitant in recommending to others after my first experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food but the service was poor. Seemed like they are under staffed. Brought the wrong entree, and then took 20+ minutes to bring the right one.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food selection was outstanding. The sweet potato fries were fresh and delicious. And our entrees were excellent. Along with the staff being hospitable our dining experience was great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We sat outside so we could talk quietly but still hear the live music inside. It was perfect. Our server realized my date and I wanted to talk more than anything else, so he left us alone most of the time yet was responsive when needed, including closing out the check. Well done.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Table lay out Left no room for servers to pass without hitting me. Server didn’t know menu or differences of the pastas offered. Service was terrible as server was assigned tables in several rooms and outside tables.

The noise level was so high you couldn’t talk. The server couldn’t hear our order.

The final issue is a band showed up at 7:00. Their AMPs where set for stadium use.

Several parties left due to the noise. It hurt my ears.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Love this neighborhood gem. Staff are always friendly and helpful, and food is predictably creative and yummy!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very busy on Christmas

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Portions are HUGE. Food is okay. We had a toddler with us, his food came about 5 minutes after ours (6 adults).

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner with family!

Tags: Live Music, Afternoon Tea, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Service was very slow, lunch took 2.5 hours. Restaurant was out of several menu and drink items.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Waited 30 minutes for the server to take our order, literally had to flag down the manager. We were 1 of 2 tables in the entire restaurant. Meal was fine but then when we went to pay the server forgot to give the credit card back. Took another 10 minutes to flag the manager down to get the card. Overall it was a disaster.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We had eaten at Viva's before and had a good experience. But this time the service was awful, the food good but at the prices they were charging, I expected much better. $36 for paella, $44 for a steak that was just ok. But the biggest issue was the service. It took time to get a waiter and then because of the number of tables he was managing, we did not see much of him. They brought us our appetizers and then basically threw our main courses on the table almost immediately after we got our appetizers. We had to consolidate plates to get the dishes to fit on the table. It was a very unpleasant experience. We had invited friends and would not go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Low energy bar tender and confused waiter. Ordered Ahi medium rare and received medium well to well done. Not good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The place is usually packed. Always make reservations. The service is just ok. It seems they are always short a server or two and the runner is always grumpy. Don’t ask him for anything, he’ll give you the stink eye. The Busser’s are great. 3 of them got us everything we needed. They work the hardest, I hope they are tipped out well. We saw our server to take the order and to bring our check back. 1 time she came to see if we were ok after they brought us the wrong salad. Food was pretty good. Pricy, but it is LG, so.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Live Music, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Was disappointed with my eggplant parmigiana. Not prepared as in past.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We've eaten at Viva several times before and enjoyed eating there. We went for Thanksgiving dinner and were very disappointed. The food was ho-hum and expensive for what we received. We had reservations. There were two of us. Two people came in after us and were seated first. We will not be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised -- for a shopping-center restaurant, the ambiance, service, and food were above expectations. Spacious, quiet, and pleasant, we will definitely return.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Good food and server was friendly and helpful, but not over bearing

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I've never tasted Eggs-Benedict like that. That's not a complement. The chef might check out how some local breakfast restaurants prepare their A-B.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always consistent with great wait staff and tasty food. The biggest thing for Los Gatos is they have parking! It is nice to be able to park and not have to go round and round looking for a space. Los Gatos, with it's fine restaurants, really needs adequate parking so as to enjoy these places and Viva has it.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We've been eating here for years, wait staff changes every time we go. Servers never look happy, service reflects that, Doubt I'll go back a time soon.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Birthday dinner. Portion sizes large, food was rich but very tasty. Empty water glass big faux pas. Wait staff friendly but not attentive.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I had booked Viva based on the overall rating in Opentable. But my wife had concerns in reading some of the reviews which expressed issues with service. Viva must have fixed the issue since service was excellent.

For the food we had the surf n’ turf special of Chilean sea bass and prime rib. Both were excellent. Tasty and not dry.

For appetizers we had the fried calamari and tempura green beans. I would say these were average.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We have been regulars here since it opened. Our favorite table is reserved for us without our asking and our favorite drinks are brought to the table after we are seated. We are greeted by the staff like old friends. Needless to say the service is excellent and the food delicious. We are lucky Viva is close to our home and convent for a night out.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I went with a friend and her son for lunch. I ordered the tomato bisque and beet salad. It was very large, so I got to take some home for lunch the next day. My friend ordered the ahi tuna salad, and enjoyed it. For her young son, the restaurant was able to accommodate her request for salmon and rice, which made both of them very happy. Overall a nice meal.

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