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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Loved it. Great birthday party
Here for a birthday lunch. Our food order was incorrect and the salad greens were not fresh.
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.
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.
Love it! Our go to spot!
Great food, good prices, nice wines, normally quiet outdoor dining option.
Went for lunch, good food, good service. Could use a larger menu selection
Food was very good. Not enough wait staff took a long time to order. Food also took awhile
We had a delicious lunch! Crab cakes were yummy. Service was excellent
Horrible service, lackluster food, pricey, bar too close to diners. Dusty lights above my food.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Love this neighborhood gem. Staff are always friendly and helpful, and food is predictably creative and yummy!
Very busy on Christmas
Portions are HUGE. Food is okay. We had a toddler with us, his food came about 5 minutes after ours (6 adults).
We had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner with family!
Service was very slow, lunch took 2.5 hours. Restaurant was out of several menu and drink items.
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.
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.
Low energy bar tender and confused waiter. Ordered Ahi medium rare and received medium well to well done. Not good.
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.