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Loved the food! Loved the service! Will go back for sure!
After the reviews, I expected something much better. The portions were small and our food was flavorless. I had the risotto and my friend had the spaghetti. For what we paid, I expected better. The service was great and the atmosphere fun. If you don’t mind paying a lot for an average meal, you will enjoy.
Good food in fun setting. The wine list was extensive and the food was classic Italian. Service was also very good.
We were there for our anniversary and it was outstanding! Our waiter, Dane was one of the best! Very knowledgeable, accommodating to our needs , friendly, professional- can’t say enough. The food was excellent- good place
Very attentive service. Corn chowder was fantastic.
Surprisingly good value with excellent food, atmosphere and service. After going to the cantina for years would definitely eat here again.
Average service and average food, with so many other options in the area we probably won’t be back.
Absolutely totally wonderful from start to finish! You never ever disappoint!
My daughter and I went for a birthday dinner. It was fun and we had a nice booth. Everyone was friendly and helped us all through dinner.
This is a high end restaurant near the theatre in the city, so expect to pay, but you get everything exactly as you imagine. I went here with my mum before going to see Hamilton at the theatre. They put us near the front, but this was perfect as it was a narrow area of limited number of 2 seater dinner booth seating, which made it quiet and intimate. The decor I would describe as "whimsical italian". The server was excellent at recommending wine parings. Split an appetizer with my mum - a roasted portabello mushroom with balsamic dressing, proscuitto, and other things (can't remember now and their menu has changed). I had a salmon for the main course and my mum had the chicken, which was impeccable. The desserts were amazing which paired it with a port wine. Everything was perfect.
Excellent service and a nice intimate ambience
Amazing! I am from Jersey but this restaurant makes me want to come back to Chicago! Gnocchi melts in your mouth and tiramisu was delish!!!
Great food! Homemade pasta with morel mushrooms was anazing. Server was attentive without disrupting conversation. Would definitely go back.
Outstanding meal. Amazing server. Terrific wine recommendation. I can't believe I've not yet visited this wonderful restaurant. A sleeper hidden right there in the open.
Just as good today as it was 20 years ago when my wife & discovered it!
We had a great time at Vivere. Everything was perfect for my mom's 50th birthday. Thank you for the excellent service and delicious meal!
I wish I remembered our waiter name because he was excellent. He was very informative, knowledgeable with all the food and drinks.....very patient and he was never over-bearing or too much in our face or space. The food was excellent and the space was beautiful
Excellent food and variety of offerings. We did not realize there were three restaurants in one building but had wanted an upscale dining experience and Vivere did not disappoint.
We were one of the first customers there. There was a bit of delay to get us menus, so the host comped our wine and appetizers. Service and food was excellent.
It’s been around so long, Vivere doesn’t always come to mind as a place to go. Great food and service plus convenient for theater.
A Chicago tradition that combines excellent food, a colorful area, top notch service and memories. The bar is a well kept secret where Cameron works his magic in a quiet little nook. A most enjoyable evening and meal.
We had dinner reservations at 5:30p & we were running behind so I was happy when they were able to accommodate us for 6pm dinner. They were also very attentive & took good care of us. The rib eye was a very excellent choice. They also brought us their créeme brûlée as a 1 year anniversary treat. The service was also very quick & they had us out for our 7:30p Hamilton show. I’m sorry but I forgot the waitress name but she gave us excellent service. Thank you Vivere for a wonderful evening you gave us.
We were seated in the upper level all the way in the back, next to the server area... when there were plenty of booths on the lower level open. It was very dark and isolated. Service was okay. Risotto was okay but not the best; appetizer of gnocchi, however was probably the only highlight, and the creme brûlée for my granddaughter’s birthday surprise. Disappointing to say the least.
Second time visiting. Enjoyed as much this time as the first. Had dinner before seeing Hamilton. Salmon was excellent. Had gnocchi appetizer - fantastic!
Vivere remains one of my favorite Chicago restaurants. The homemade pasta is divine, wine selection and recommendations perfectly complement the food and their customer service is exemplary. They continue to treat me like a treasured friend and customer. Bravo!
Fabulous service. Outstanding food. A very memorable dining experience. We’ll be back (and back and back).
Good food near CIBC. Staff is knowledgeable about dinner menu items that can be prepared in time for you to attend your show. I will be back when I’m in Chicago again.
Service was very attentive and we loved the ambiance and the excellent wine selection. Quality food, decent portions, extra bread and a lovely Cream Brulee. We'd return!
Good food and good service.
Perfect pre-theater dinner. Great food and outstanding service.
The food has gotten better after a lull. The room is still fascinating. The staff welcoming and highly competent.
Food & service were amazing!
Amazing experience with impeccable service and food
Food was delectable. Ambiance was amazing. Servers and runners were extremely attentive. I loved every moment of my experience here.
Business meeting over a fantastic dinner. Highly recommended!
We decided to try this restaurant out for our anniversary dinner. On the website showed to be the best option for us of the 3. Service was extremely slow. 40 minutes after we ordered, my wife finally received her bowl of soup. (which was $7.50) Waitress failed to explain that it wasn't included as part of the meal. After we received our drinks, the waitress didn't ask again if we needed another until we finished our dinner. Food was bland and not very tasty for the price. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Very disappointed. Thank you for ruining our 23rd anniversary.
Over the top decor, but very mediocre food. Our waiter was nice enough but pretentious in constantly emphasizing Italian words and pronunciations. It got to be silly.
Service and food were outstanding! We will definitely return!
We celebrated our 34th anniversary there and it was wonderful! The food was excellent and the celebratory tiramisu was a treat!