Vivo Kitchen

4.8
627 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary European
Vivo Kitchen is located in the Village of Sewickley, nestled among the boutiques, art galleries, and specialty shops that line Beaver Street. Vivo opened its doors in Bellevue in 2000, and relocated to Sewickley in 2011. Consistently voted in the "Top 25 Best Restaurants" by Pittsburgh Magazine, as well as "Best New Chef". A focus on fresh and local ingredients, bringing you grilled meats and fish, as well as house made desserts.
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B
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service, fantastic atmosphere and good friends

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K
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vivo always pleases! We love the food, drinks and service.

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Pittsburgh
30 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always, consistently wonderful. Same for the service.

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Cleveland
116 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love. Great find. Will definitely be going back. Tried several starters this time. Escargot, kimchi, pork meatballs, salmon belly all amazing. Will try an entree next visit but the starters were too interesting to pass up! Nice patio as well. Eddy our server was awesome.

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RS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been since in Bellevue. Really enjoyed the change. Will definitely return!!

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OT
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you like to dine among friends, you came to the right place. The NYC style restaurant gets it's warmth from it's friendly owners and staff. If you look for that special cocktail or amazing food creations, VIVO is your place. The outdoor patio will open soon!

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JP
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, Awesome Staff/service!!!
Absolutely love Sammy’s cuisine!! Overall it’s always amazing and spot on!!!

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T
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whether you choose a full meal or opt for several appetizers and wine, you will not be disappointed. The food is “cleanly” prepared which brings out the natural flavors. Don’t miss Vivo’s!

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BP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was excellent. Service was also very good. Great wine list and cocktails available from the bar. I would definitely recommend.

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CH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We love Vivo Kitchen! Never had a bad experience there. Will be back again soon . . .can't wait for the outdoor seating.

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K
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. One of our favorites in the Pittsburgh area.

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JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I don't think they update the menu that often, which disappointed me when we sat down. However, they have so many greatest hits, that our meal was spectacular. Can't wait to come back, but will need to plan ahead. Always need a reservation!

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GM
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vivo is one of the consitantly superb and creative restaurants through the inspiration and work of chef Sam Sabatino Dibatista

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KG
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience. The burrata flatbread was fantastic!

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P
Pittsburgh
64 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took friends to Vivo for dinner and everything was excellent. The octopus appetizer and the beet salad and the sweet peppers & burrata were perfect starters for dinner with selections from a great wine list. The Alaskan Halibut was very moist and flakey and the bison was a perfect medium rare. We finished with delicious desserts that are made in-house. Sam and his staff deserve all of the accolades that Vivo is given.

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MG
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

My guests shrimp entre was very good. She also enjoyed the pork meatball. My bison was tough. It was a very large portion . Had a few bites but could not eat it. My first bison. Will never have that again.

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g
Pittsburgh
29 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food. Always great service. THE most consistent restaurant in Pittsburgh. Nuff said..

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K
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch. Great food and service

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WC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good. "Starter" prices were fair. Entree prices were very high. I had the Big #ss porter house which was very good but not worth $39. The sauce on the steak was excellent, very flavorful (savory). I loved it! The only reason I didn't give a higher rating is that my wife ordered the Halibut which was good but a very small portion for $29. You should not walk away hungry when you spend that much on a dinner. If you can get past the above its a nice place with very good food.

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PD
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vivo has been a favorite of ours for the last 10 years. The service is always friendly; the waitstaff is knowledgeable about the meal prep; and the food never disappoints. We'll keep coming back, for certain!

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M
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vivo is the best restaurant in this city. It's small, intimate dining room, the executive chef and owner mingling with diners, and the overall quality and care of the dishes make this more than just a meal, but an immersive dining experience. If you've never been, please do yourself the favor and make the trip.

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m
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vivo is our favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh and they never disappoint. We always do small plates and here is what we
recommend. Start off with the cheese board and fresh bread. Next try the pork ribs and brussels. After that go for the meatballs and burrata flatbread. For dessert try the salted carmel cheesecake and affogato.

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p
Philadelphia
731 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic wine bar with nice selection of starters and main entrees (with seasonal accompaniments). Whole atmosphere is farm to table. So many great starters I was tempted to just order a few for a meal. Bartender/server was thoughtful with recommendations based upon my selections. The whole crispy fried chicken was excellent as well as the side of Brussels Sprouts with smoked bacon. Very nice experience. Highly recommend. Small place so make reservations and small seating area at bar to accommodate parties of 1 or 2!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service is knowledgeable of what they’re serving and are very pleasant to deal with.

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BJ
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I would recommend to a friend, but our server really failed us in too many ways.

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S
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to this restaurant. The food and service is over the top. Our waiter was so helpful with the food regarding what to order. It was so refreshing to have waitstaff that know the food so well and can honestly make the best recommendations. Thank you! We will be back again and again.

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Pittsburgh
39 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided just to have several appetizers and everything was excellent. Wish we could’ve eaten more.

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BM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Casey was phenomenal. She expertly guided us through the menu. We ended up getting an array of appetizers which she coordinated with the kitchen for releases of complimentary flavors. Bravo!

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent!

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T
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are those places that feel like home - except you don’t have to do the dishes!! Vivo’s is such a place. You will make new friends OR have a private, intimate dinner. Regardless, you will walk away pleasantly satiated - in all areas.

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SC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants. The food is always excellent and thoughtfully prepared.

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K
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Always love the beet salad and the scallops with black garlic! Amazing!

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JP
Pittsburgh
50 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed dinner at Vivo Kitchen.

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PK
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delightful and tasty. Service spot on. One of the few places I order dessert. Portions are the right size. Must try the shishito peppers!

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ST
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely dinner. Vivo has a strong and creative menu for every occasion and continues to thrive. Service was very attentive. We'll be back again.

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ML
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Had Better service. Waitress got bunch of stuff wrong

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AL
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner for our anniversary. My husband normally isn't able to find food he likes at trendy restaurants, but this one was an exception. The Bison was fantastic, and who knew that beets and goat cheese mix so well?

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MC
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have lived in Sewickley for 16 years and Vivo is Sewickley's best restaurant. The food is always prepared with care, the choices are diverse, exciting, and satisfying without being pretentious. The bartender Josh is incredibly skilled and creative - - a smart guest will simply name a liquor and say "Dealer's Choice" and be well pleased. And the staff is pleasant, responsive, and knowledgeable. Delightful.

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OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and amazing service!

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OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Enjoyed a delicious dinner in a vibrant environment. Wait staff seemed to be limited and sometimes had to wait between contacts. Knowledge of the waitress with regard to dish preparation could have been stronger. Overall a good experience and I will likely dine there again.

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