Vivo Kitchen

4.8
606 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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K
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch. Great food and service

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m
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
717 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 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
37 reviews
Dined on February 10, 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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T
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on February 2, 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
70 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
48 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 27, 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 23, 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
1 review
Dined on January 20, 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
2 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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LP
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening, as usual, at Vivo. The wine pairings with our New Year’s Eve dinner were perfect.

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OT
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What's better then an amazing menu and perfect wine pairing for New Year's Eve. Chic but cozy setting makes you feel at home.

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OT
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Used to dine at their Bellevue location and it was outstanding. This was first time at Sewickley location and we were very disappointed. Tables are so close together, you can hear your neighbors' conversations, and as people were being seated, my husband was bumped into. Food was just average. Although tasty, soup was served lukewarm, strange textured beet on salad, mushrooms on polenta were dry and tasteless, pork osso bucco was tender but not juicy. The pork was served over a cabbage cake with a red sauce. Sauce was very good. Dessert was a chewy cookie with whipped cream and chocolate and caramel sauce. It was good. Do not recommend early seating if you enjoy a leisurely dinner as we were asked to leave before finishing my cocktail as they had people waiting, even though it was obvious we were finishing up and would be leaving soon. They indicated on the reservation confirmation that an early seating could be subject to a two-hour maximum. We were asked to leave prior to that. For a total bill of $300 for two people, I expected more. It was very embarrassing. Only gave two stars for service based on being asked to leave. The actual server did a fine job.

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l
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have written several stellar reviews for Vivo Kitchen. We appreciate very much having this warm and yummy restaurant in our neighborhood.

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JJ
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Service very good even though our waitress got a large table of 8 or more to serve while we were there. Still got in and out in the time we expected. Noise level is a bit high because it is a small space and open from front to back with bar in same area.

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JL
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vivo is always great. Sam does a great job of making you feel at home plus creates awesome food! We had the bison strip, short rib and shrimp dishes, all outstanding. The meatballs are the best in the city! The wine list is very good and don’t forget to try the bourbon mules...fantastic! This place is a don’t miss when in the Sewickley area!

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R
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our food at Vivo is always outstanding!!

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love everything with Vivo. Food and service are perfection.

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e
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are longtime fans however our guests were blown away with their choices, commented on the high level of service and the overall ambiance. Loved it.

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K
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very special evening for our anniversary celebration.

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K
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, as always! Fancy enough to feel special, but casual enough to be comfortable. One of our favorites!

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BP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Mediocre sometimes tasteless food that is overpriced and overrated. No ambiance whatsoever in a lackluster space. Being from Vegas we have high standards and expected more, don’t waste your time or money.

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l
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostess was very pleasant and our waiter was very good, giving knowledgeable and helpful suggestions. As per usual with me, I ordered 2 starters rather than a starter and a main. Both were excellent. It was overall a very pleasant experience.

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JK
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service was very good, but very difficult to hold a conversation, it was very noisy.

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From Laurie to Roxane and Sam — this is an amazing spot!!! Great food, great people. Just GREAT!!

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T
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Vivo’s is relatively close to my house but it is definitely worth the drive. Always fresh ingredients served by a knowledgeable and friendly staff. Do not miss this restaurant.

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CA
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We ordered mostly starters (like tapas). Oysters were excellent. Brussels had a nice grilled flavor to them. Did not order the pork meatballs but wish I had when I saw them at a nearby table.

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CB
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Vivo after hearing good reviews from friends. An excellent all-around experience. Service was candid and reliable; food and drinks were outstanding. Started with the Burrata and apple kimchi starters. Both were amazing. I picked the bison strip steak for my entree - perfectly cooked, amazing flavor. My guest picked two more starters as an entree - the sweet peppers and lobster tail - both were also stellar. Split the flourless chocolate cake for dessert and an espresso. Will definitely return!

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OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vivo is a fabulous restaurant! The service is excellent and the food consistent. Their menu is very good and the menu varies which is wonderful. I highly recommend it

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j
Pittsburgh
44 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have a large number of outstanding appetizers that are perfect for sharing ! My personal favorite dinner there is lamb chops are which are outstanding .

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DM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Priced for special occasions rather than frequent dining.

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