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For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
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11:30 PM
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Viva! Neighborhood Eatery of Los Gatos

4.0
680 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Mediterranean, Italian
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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
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Phone number
(408) 356-4902
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Israel Valencia
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Private party facilities
Parties of 12 or more require a special menu. Please call for details.
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Private party contact
Ben Afraimi: (408) 356-4902 ext. 34
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Blossom Hill Rd.
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Parking details
parking in shopping mall lot.
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Entertainment
Live jazz on the weekends.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 680 People Are Saying
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4.0  based on recent ratings
4.1
food
3.8
service
3.9
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTinaM (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 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.

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Luvmesometandoor (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Awesome food

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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vipScout (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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jgrl (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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vipMondy (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Loved it. Great birthday party

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Here for a birthday lunch. Our food order was incorrect and the salad greens were not fresh.

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Pamela (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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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Kerrylvr (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 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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Poppy (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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vipRLR16SLR (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

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

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Sicilia (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

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

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Lunch (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

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

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Chipperk49 (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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vipSeemaG (San Francisco)
3.0  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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DanL (San Francisco)
3.0  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.

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vipNordicsLtd (San Francisco)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Very busy on Christmas

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vipJenS (Vancouver)
4.0  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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Lunch (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner with family!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  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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Carlos (San Francisco)
1.0  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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  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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JeffD (San Francisco)
2.0  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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Jr98110 (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

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