Vivo Kitchen

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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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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A swanky joint

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KarenZ
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great Service and food. Staff very attentive without being over bearing. This was our first visit. Will definitely gp back.

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HppyShrk
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service and a nice outdoor patio. We will be back!

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vipJJHB
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service staff was respectful and efficient. Drinks and food were prompt. Excellent lamb with pomegranate molasses! Would definitely return.

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vipbffj
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good. Josh is the best waiter in the city.

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robink
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is consistently fantastic! I took my sister, because I’ve been telling her how much I enjoy Vivo. She is sold!
She said that it was the best dinner that she’s had in forever. We’ll be back soon!

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null
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten here many times and are never disappointed. The service was great and food delicious!

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vipLaurenceH
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Menu is always exciting with new selections. The halibut was extremely delicious.

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adams
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall great dining experience outside in the courtyard. We ordered almost every app, and then decided, after much prodding by the waiter, to order entrees. We had two Bison steaks and two Halibut. Both were good, but bear in mind the dinner comes with nothing, you can add one side (I think we all did broccolini). In hindsight, we should have just stuck with the apps. Every one we ordered was great and frankly it would have been better to just order 2 or 3 more Apps than the 4 dinners. My advice would be sit outside, enjoy the cocktails and triple down on the apps and skip a full entre. With so much variety in the app menu there is no reason to have to order a large meal of just one thing. I will be back for sure.

JJ
vipJJHB
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good to be back!

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vipJim53
Charleston
104 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So happy Vivo re-opened!
My favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh area.

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ErikaAshley
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kind and knowledgeable service. Excellent quality of food and thoughtful menu. Relaxing ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the amount of selection of the small plates.
Mushrooms, Brussels and flatbread were delicious.

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BernardF
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We keep going back. Always a pleasure. Excellent culinary experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience! Food is exceptional and ever changing, drinks and wines rotate and the service is warm and friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Vivo, but have to say the service was even a higher level this last visit. Thank you.

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vipDianeW
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. The staff is attentive and friendly. Lori is fun!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eddie was a good waiter. Food was very good. Friends recommended and I wasn’t disappointed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was very good

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Stephanie
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivo is our #1 choice for date night and we are never disappointed. It’s our favorite 👌🏼

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SandraI
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Is always and excellent place to be and eat!! I don’t mind to pay more but I think the portions are kind of very small. I paid for a 16dlls plate and got just 4 shrimps!! Take it in consideration please.

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JoeP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to dine.. Food was excellent. Service was fantastic. Highly recommend!

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MarcyH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A jewel of a dining experience! Great menu, seasonal specials with creative presentation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivo does dinner as it should be done. The service is excellent. You can tell the attention to detail with house made items. And the reason you are there, food and beverage: excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. We come here on Valentine’s Day and birthdays and we love it every time!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous dinner at Vivo

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was wonderful, the atmosphere was ambient and the service was attentive. Thank you.

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Restaurantlover
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed our time at Vivo. Started with the Figs with Pecorino, Filberts and Broccoli Sprouts and the Chilled Sous Vide Octopus Espelette. Both were delicious but especially the figs! Beautiful presentation, also. We ordered the Crispy Chicken and the Mushroom Crusted Filet, departures from our norms. While I didn't see a mushroom crust (perhaps it was a mushroom dusting?) on the filet, the steak was fabulous. Perfectly cooked, tender as expected but more flavorful than filet usually is. A healthy portion, too. The crispy chicken was simple but unique and very good, too. We shared an Affogato for dessert. Perfect! Really liked our waiter. He was attentive without being around more than necessary. I would give him a shout out here but he didn't tell us his name. :) Would love to go back in the summer and sit in the charming patio area.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. Service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The food was good but not that memorable, although our biggest concern is that the experience was quite below average. 2 rating representative of fair service as enacted a policy for the restaurant that have to order “everything at once.” Might as well go to McDonald’s if I want to order kiosk one stop shop style and feel pressured.

We were quite shocked that we had to order our appetizers and entree at the same time. This was just a weird rule at what is viewed as a nice restaurant, and the communication of this was also poor. I can understand wanting to turn tables but the way they went about this was not customer focused.

Additionally, have a limited wine menu that was also quite disappointing. They only had three Sauvignon Blanc’s and were out of one of the three. Likely will try again in Summer but nothing about food or experience has us excited for a return.

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PineResident
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and food as usual

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MikeM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding ....Dished were creative and service attentive and friendly

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Foodboy
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was on Valentines day, but we picked it since we go to thus restaurant occasionally, and we’ve always enjoyed it. Although it was busy, our waiter was helpful and attentive without being intrusive. The food was delicious as usual. All in all, a very nice experience!

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vipHammar
London
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A meal at Vivo Kitchen is consistently excellent. The creativity & execution of the dishes are great and service is attentive and professional. Favorites from our last meal were the grilled shrimp, risotto, filet TM and cannoli stuffed with pistachio gelato. Bison steak was a little gamey for my tastes but even that was well prepared. We'll definitely be back soon.

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vipBruceC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is great.
Having a choice of sides would be nice.

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BarbaraC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivo is located in the heart of Sewickley and has established itself as having great food and good atmosphere. We have enjoyed Vivo several times and although the menus were different they have never disappointed us as to experiencing wonderful food! The wait staff was very attentive and one could depend upon them for great recommendations. A drink that I asked for was not on the menu, but the bar tender created another drink that was even better!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The real treasure of Vivo is that it’s perfect for a Wednesday bite or for a Saturday Anniversary Date. The food is always fresh and well executed and the ambience is both friendly and posh. We are fortunate to have Civo in Sewickley.

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Professor
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent place to eat, first time we were there. We had several appetizers instead of a main course. I had escargot which i have not had in years, it was garlically, hot and delicious. I also had octopus which was tender and great. We shared a cheese plate, which was pretty average and a small portion.
I would recommend having martini's there as a beef eater martini was only $7.25 whereas the wine was twice that. This is not a place for intimate dining as the noise level approached that of Pitts marching band. I would suggest that you go there mid-week. There were several load parties having a blast. My wife's icecream with expresso and my cannoli with pistachio $80 which was reasonable
Overall, one of the better places in pittsburgh

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It was fine, but for the price there are better restaurants.

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Vivo Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 739 OpenTable diners.

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