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For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 17 times today
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1503 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Special Occasion (32)
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  • Romantic (25)
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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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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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.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine


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What 1503 People Are Saying
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NHDiner65 (New England)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

This was our third time here - great every time. Highly recommend the veal piccata and chicken saltimboca. They are great when you have a show or concert to attend and make sure you are done on time.

Laura (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Went before theater and was greeted warmly by name. Waiter was attentive and food was wonderful. I had a ravioli that was the best I have even had another in our group had a lamb fettuccine while a third had a seafood pasta. All of us agreed each was delicious

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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!!

Jbrooke6 (E. Tennessee)
3.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

vipCafeyVino22 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Had a great meal and wonderful wine . Will return for sure.

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.

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.

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.

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!

SteveB (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

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