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Thu, 2/22
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8:00 PM
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Vivere

4.3
1500 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Vivere continues to be a Chicago landmark of contemporary Italian cuisine. Operated by the Capitanini family , Vivere has won numerous awards ranging from "Best New Restaurant" Esquire Magazine, DiRona Award , Wine Spectator and Ultimate Distinction by Wine Enthusiast. The Chef incorporates innovative dishes from his yearly travels to the various regions of Italy. A unique tasting menu in addition to the seasonal menu displays the skill and progressive nature of the restaurant. Vivere's swank design, conceptualized by acclaimed designer Jordan Mozer, applies contemporary twists to Baroque designs that are draped in plush velvets and warmed by rich gold tones. Interior Design Magazine has given Vivere its highest honor for restaurant design. Vivere's immense cellar, complete with 45,000 bottles, affords the guest with endless options with the assistance of its Wine Director. The intimate bar makes a great place to enjoy a glass of champagne or a signature drink and antipasti.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Continental
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday thru Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday thru Thursday: 5:00pm-8:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(312) 332-4040
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ozzy Amelotti
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Clark and Dearborn
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Parking details
Valet offered Monday through Saturday from 5:00pm to 12:00pm. Vehicles can be left during the theatre for dining guests.
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Public transit
Blue Line & Red Line Trains, Clark Bus 22
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Special events & promotions
We have a special 3 course Prix Fixe Menu for $26.00 per person ( excluding tax and tip) for Lunch only.
We have several Wine Dinners during the year. Please refer to our website for details.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1500 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

It was phenomenal. Not too over welding but very homey feeling and everyone was so nice. Definitely recommend to friends and family. Price was fair too. And dessert blew me and my fiancé away!!

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Jbrooke6 (E. Tennessee)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

They did a great job of serving us before going to a show, moving things along, getting us out in time. We sat upstairs and had a nice view of the restaurant and the atmosphere was nice and quiet. I ordered chicken (I never order chicken in restaurants, so shame on me) and it was very dry. My SO ordered scallops and they were very good. I had gnocchi as a first course and it was delicious. The olive oil for the bread was good and flavorful, but still would have liked some mixers with it (parm, pepper, etc). So all in all, it was a good experience, but not great.

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MarcM (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was excellent. The service was very attentative and the ambiance was very warm. We had a great night.

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GabiL (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I took my fiancée for Valentine's Day dinner before going to the theatre. Great choice!
The ambiance, the service, and the food were wonderful.
We were able to relax, enjoy the moment and a delicious meal before the show.
I only wish the portions would have been a little bigger, but overall it was excellent.
Definitely coming back.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The grilled calamari salad and the buffalo cheese appetizer were both very good. Service was excellent as we were going to the theater after dinner and they were very prompt.

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vipBLJ154 (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Lunch during restaurant week to check out the restaurant since I'd only been once before. While I was disappointed in the salad (Insalata della Casa) I ordered as an appetizer (it was bland and the lettuce was meh), I was more upset at the calamari appetizer (which we ordered separately from the RW menu). Quite simply, it was flavorless. The best part of that dish was the arugula and it was served over.

HOWEVER, both the ravioli my guest had, and the salmon I had were TO DIE FOR. Seriously, the ravioli had so much flavor and the salmon was PERFECTLY cooked and seasoned well. The carrot puree it was served with was delicious as well and I don't even like carrots.

They redeemed themselves with the service (we had a great waiter) and the CREME BRULEE.
THey ran out of cheesecake and gave us the best dessert ever instead. Not only was it filling, it was as creamy and flavorful as creme brulee should be. My take? Skip the apps, but definitely do dessert!

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SteveB (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Food is exceptional and our waiter was 110% for us. His recommendations were spot on!

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GRP60515 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Our evening at Vivere was very good. Food was quite good. This is a terrific spot for pre-theater dining if you are going to see Hamilton at the CIBC Theater.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Great spot to eat before or after a show at CIBC theater. Had an excellent 3 course meal during restaurant week. All items in our party of 4 were delicious. Our waiter was a little snooty but the overall service was good. Great value.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Our server was great but the food was blah. The ravioli was served luke warm . A very disappointing experience

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was wonderful. One person at the table ordered from the restaurant week menu and the others ordered off of the regular one and every dish was great. Will definitely recommend to others traveling to Chicago.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Dinner before Hamilton! Very good about getting us out for the show without the dinner feeling rushed.

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ChazzyO (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

IV is a gem, hidden in plain sight. I've eaten at the other two, but this was 1st time at Vivere. We appreciated the refined ambiance and service. We definitely would return for future occasions. The cingale lassagna was amazing. Most everyone else took advantage of the 'Restauant Week' prix fixed and selected the salmon. Service was attentive and friendly. It was lunch so we didn't sample any wines.

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Retired (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Staff was courteous, service was excellent and food was first class. Thoroughly enjoyed our night out.

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Smaxvis (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great proximity to theatre!

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Pattycakes (Oklahoma City)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Loved eating at the oldest Italian restaurant in Chicago- great food before seeing Hamilton!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Fantastic from start to finish. As I mentioned it was our Anniversary, we where seated at one of the best tables. Service is Impeccable, Food is Awesome. Although I am fairly knowledgeable Italian wine the wine list was so extensive I was overwhelmed. I asked our waiter for a recommendation and he was spot on. A little expensive but totally worth it.

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MarL (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Enjoyed the atomosphere! Staff was friendly and sommelier was excellent in pointing out great wine. Food was amazing and beautifully presented!

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vipklink (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Superb dining experience. Touches all the senses. Felt totally taken care of.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

It was definitely enjoyable. How ever we were all vegetarians found a things to order. Being that there’s no protein (when we order without meat) the portion sizes were way too small, and yet still priced as if expensive cuts of meat were eaten. I’ve always wondered why more restaurants do not have a separate vegetarian menu that had portions /prices reflecting lack of meat. Overall, our service (thanks Cameron ) was the best! He was an attentive, knowledgeable and friendly & smiling individual.

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