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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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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (13)
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Good for Birthdays (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Fun (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Live Music (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Authentic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 9, 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 5, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 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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 (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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

In our neighborhood and is a consistent place to go for a nice night out.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My family and I have been coming here for the last 3 years. This was my first time giving a 0 tip to my server named Brianne. She forgot about my order after waiting 45 minutes, I asked a another server to find her. After apologizing she suggested I take it to go, at this point i was so hungry I continued waiting for my order until it finally arrived. Then came the bill, she took at least another 20-25 minutes for that which I had to give to another server who serves water and bread basket for the tablet! Finally, she came with the bill receipt without my credit card which she had to go search for. Very frustrating and disappointing experience. I hope it doesn't happen again.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Viva is our neighborhood restaurant, and I eat there 2 or 3 times a month with my husband or friends. I have always had good food and service, but that was not the case for Friday’s lunch. it was likely my fault for ordering the quiche with chicken, green beans, and artichoke, but the spinach salad accompanying it was very soggy and did not look or taste good at all.

I will still go to Viva as well as recommend it because this is not usually the case. I will hope it doesn’t happen again,

Also our waiter mixed up my Sauvignon blank with my friend’s Chardonnay. We switched after tasting and did not mention it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent service and food. The Small plates were just the right size. Good choice for those who want to eat moderately.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We enjoyed our lunch. Food was delicious and fresh. Quiet enough to have conversation in the patio. Will return agsin.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We came here for dinner before movie theater, we thought with plenty of time...Our server forgot our order and we sat and sat watching others getting served. We left after an hour with our 7 year old almost falling asleep without eating. This restaurant is completely understaffed for a Friday night it appears and our waitress was I think overwhelmed with the patio she was apparently handling by herself . The manager was very apologetic and tried very hard to make amends, but eating risotto out of a to go box in the theater was not my favorite experience.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We went to celebrate my mother's 89th birthday and I did note that in our reservation and I also mentioned it to the waiter when we ordered dessert. I was disappointed that they did not acknowledge the event even with a candle on her dessert.
The food service was slow due to two banquets but the waiter told us and that was fine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We loved sitting on the patio catching up and we all enjoyed the Asian salad...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We had a very delightful Sunday brunch. I would have given it a five star rating, but the breakfast potatoes were so spicy hot we could not eat them. The chilly powder and pepper were overwhelming . Luckily the potatoes did not mingle with any other item on our plates. Hopefully the next time we go for a Sunday brunch there a different "potato cooker" will be on duty.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Good food but the live music is the reason we come

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had a wonderful 94th birthday dinner!! Thank you for a great time!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2017

I love this place. Staff is outstanding and food selection is ideal.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Food and service were good but prices have gone up over the last couple of years. Same prices as at fancier, higher end restaurants.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2017

This is the third time I've made a reservation at Viva with Open Table. When we arrive The restaurant never has our reservation. Fortunately, the restaurant wasn't crowded so we got a good table. Food is okay, service okay, it's close to home.

Tags: Casual, Live Sports
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Disappointing. Two of us came for lunch: I ordered the Toscana pizza with the THICKER crust, not the thin one (I made sure the server understood this! I dislike thin saltine-cracker crust). But when it came, it had a super-thin crust. When I politely pointed this out, he simply said, "I'm sorry, ma'am" and walked away: No offer to replace it with what I actually ordered, no adjustment on the bill, nothing. My companion had the ravioli, which needed salt & pepper but was otherwise decent, but it cost a surprising $20.25! For a lunch plate of ravioli? Seriously? I'm not sure we'll be back. :(

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Viva has been hit and miss in the past. We have been going for years. My last visit was exceptionally good. Took a friend for a birthday lunch. We sat outside and both ordered the spinach salad. The salad was really delicious and fresh and our service was extraordinary. Want to give a big shout out to Jordan who took such wonderful and attentive care of us. When i mentioned it was a birthday lunch for my friend he went out of his way to make sure all our needs were met and brought a lovely dessert as well. People like that can either make or break a dining experience. Our lunch was memorable.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Entrees are just too big - even small plates are for 2 - should reduce portion size and price

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 16, 2017

This is my third time dining at Viva wonderful experience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Viva! is my go to place for business and special celebrations. They are efficient, and the food has never disappointed me. They have been helpful for the non-profit I helped found, called Cancer CAREpoint. And Whole Foods is right next door. Often I like to sit outside but we were in a booth today which was great and we could hear eachother well.

I love Viva's quiche, which I have with Caesar salad and iced tea, which always gets refilled. Sheryl was our wait person on this visit, and at the end she noticed were celebrating a birthday and ran to get complimentary ice cream and birthday greeting plate. It was so nice of her.

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Delightful greeting from the hostess and the manager, Mike. Crab cakes with mandarin oranges on the side was unique and refreshing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I went for a business meal early on a Friday evening, the waiter was obviously hew and made some rookie mistakes.

The food was good but not great.

The atmosphere was lively and festive with a very good band starting at 7p.

Prices were perhaps a little higher than similar places but certainly not out of line.

Viva! had a nice atmosphere, decent food, at a fair price.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Live Music, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Prices seemed a little high for a lunch menu, especially salads and some sandwiches

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Very enjoyable lunch and good size salad and bowl of soup for $16.00. We are in the patio and it was quite pleasant.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Spinach salad is absolutely wonderful and the staff is incredibly nice. Love everything about this place.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We had a very nice evening including dinner with visiting family and friends. Food was very good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I was very disappointed with the overall experience. I took my husband there for Father's Day. We ordered very simple food (egg benedicts and chopped salad) and waited for over 40 mins for our food to arrive. The restaurant was surprisingly not packed on Father's Day at 12:30 p.m. I asked for dressing on the side but it was tossed. Since we already waited for 40 mins, I did not want to send the food back. My husband's egg benedicts were just warmed. The eggs and the sauce dried out. Our waitress never came back to check on us. I ate 1/3 of my salad as the dressing was so unbearably sweet, the chicken and bacon were dried. The bus person picked up the plate and did not even ask if there were any issues with the food. I think I will get better food and services at Denny's .

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I would not return to this restaurant for brunch. I ordered the eggs benedict which comes with potatoes and a "fruit kabob". The poached eggs were overcooked with stringy whites and a medium hard cooked yolk. The potatoes were not well cooked either and the fruit did not seem freshly prepared at all.
Our waiter was pleasant and professional and the overall customer service was good, but the food was not worth the price.
I cannot speak for any of the other menu items, or dinner at this establishment.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Good environment. Good service. Food quality was decent and reasonable. Definitely overpriced.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

If your noise level expectations can be accommodated, Viva offers an impressive variety of creatively designed and well-prepared dishes with a good beverage menu, all at a fair price.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Casual, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 31, 2017

We had a wonderful time. Our wait staff efficiently handled our table of 5 with varying orders and courses.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2017

A nice place for a large gathering of people to get together. Have 3 separate areas for dining. One for more privacy, one for larger groups in the open and one for general dining. Definitely in an easy location for lunch with a lot of parking!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Waiter seemed to be in a great hurry for us to leave....didn't even offer coffee. This is the second time in recent weeks this has happened.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Celebration after a piano recital.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We've celebrated Mother's Day at Viva! for several years now, and the food was better than ever (same brunch menu, but well prepared), but the service was worse. We hardly saw our server (for drink refills) at all, and we were very surprised by the actions of our bus boy. Apparently, the buffet table had run out of plates and the bus boys were sent to find empty plates. A bus boy came up to our table, and, without even asking, took my son's fork off his plate WITH FOOD STILL ON THE FORK AND PLATE and put the fork with food on the table. We said, "Please don't take that; he's still eating!" The bus boy said, "But he can get a new plate." We said, "NO, because you're OUT of plates. Don't take that plate!" No one should touch a diner's fork while he is still eating!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We came for Mother's Day brunch. We were a little disappointed with the quality of food, especially for the price per person we paid. It was ok, definitely nothing special. Our server was good, very pleasant.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Disappointing. We have been going to a Viva for Mother's Day for over 4 years. Always had a great experience. But this time not at all. They definitely were stretching their dollar Sunday that was for sure. The tables were so close together you could barely get through (don't know if the fire marshal would approve that one) and the food was subpar to say the least. They did have a carving station (cutting paper thin pieces) and I did not even know you could cut French toast into 4 triangle pieces!?!? Maybe the small pieces made it harder to cook since they were all burnt beyond recognition. You did have plenty of syrup though. The large water pitcher made sure you could never run out!

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