Vivo Kitchen

4.9
885 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 885 people are saying
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geege
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, fresh, nice wine list and friendly service!

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TomF
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food here is excellent and portions are very generous. One of our favorites is the Pork Chop. Bar selection is top notch.

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vipQuip
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Attentive service in a trendy atmosphere. Easily Sewickley's best restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was unmatched. I recommend Vivo’s without reservation

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ClarkW
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at 7:00 pm on a Thursday for a date night. We were sat immediately and the service was phenomenal. We got the meatballs and octopus as appetizers, the pork chop and shrimp for mains, and the gelato as the desert. Everything from beginning to end was top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sewickley is always great!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Vivo Kitchen!!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivo always provides great food, with great service in a wonderful ambience. Our favorite spot in Sewickley!

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Fatherted
Pittsburgh
37 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was fabulous from the moment we arrived. Josh our waiter was great. The escargot were heavenly. The charcuterie was full of exploding little flavors that were incredible. The Scottish wild caught salmon was some of the best I have ever had. The Pana Cotta was the best my wife has ever had.

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Jeff
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with naturally prepared ingredients and just the right portions. A great place to have a conversation with your loved one. Service was attentive and friendly.

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SuzetteC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The food was on point and the service was impeccable per usual. Will always go back to Vivo!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've probably been 10 times now. My favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh! Get the crispy chicken 😍

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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vipJoanL
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought a friend who was visiting from Los Angeles. She was very impressed as I knew she would be. Always outstanding!

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Djonzsr
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivo always has an amazing and variable menu, prepared perfectly. Add to that things like house made spirits and great service, it's just a wonderful overall experience.

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vipSFsteve
Western NC
44 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First time dining here. No question will return when next time visiting Pittsburgh. Kudos to owners and staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh provided amazing service as usual.

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SamP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great service, perfect atmosphere on the patio and everyone enjoyed the food which was exceptional

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Dourily
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I love Vivo Kitchen. Our server was not the most attentive, but she did appear to be pretty busy. I always like their menu options (always good veg and vegan options, too). Their apps are awesome and I love the patio!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and experience as always

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious dinner at Vivo’s with good friends. Our server, Eddie, was warm, professional & efficient. I had branzino fish which was great! It was a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was delicious!

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KevinP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner I have had in Pittsburgh in years. Highly recommend.

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BrianS
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mushrooms great, escargot great, vegetables great, pasta great, spicy meatballs great, would be a 5 but the duck was a bit dry

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vippeterd
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite. Fantastic! And we are choosy foodies

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TigerB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun vibe and wonderful food, cocktails, wine and staff. LOVE this place!!!

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vipNorthernCADiner
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was wonderful as were the other staff with the exception of the hostess who checked us in…she seemed to be less than happy about something. My softball granddaughter who just came from playing all day? Bad day? The food and drinks were superb. The best part was granddaughter ordering Panna Cotta…her new favorite dessert. Wish I got the name of the young waiter, he was one of the best I’ve ever encountered.

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rikkirex
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, the drinks were fresh and delicious, the staff was amazing and the ambiance was perfect! Can not recommend enough

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Migcar
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! We sat outside. Beautiful late summer night.

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OutsideDinner
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday date night started with excellent food and drinks at Vivo. Great way to start an evening!

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JohnK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dining here. This time took some regular visitors from out of town who were looking for a change from their usual spots. Everybody loved it and I was half i I suggested it.

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VPedigo
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a nice anniversary dinner at Vivo. Love the small plates! All of the food was great, with the mushrooms and the chocolate tart at the top of the list.

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BarbH
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in the heart of charming Sewickley. We had blistered shishito peppers (simple but so good), steelhead trout with simple garlic and oil dressing, seasoned seared scallops with roasted bok choy, lamb chops and for desert panna cotta topped with salted caramel, gelato with heath bar... great food, preparation and evening. (My mouth is watering all over again writing this.). Chef Sam and his team do an outstanding job in tantalizing the palate.

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KellyG
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite local restaurants. The food and service are simply amazing. They even gave us a complimentary glass of Prosecco for our anniversary. Such a special place!

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vipPamelaD
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!! We very much enjoyed our food selections (pork chop and duck breast), and our appetizers were very tasty as well.

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brucee
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. We started with the ricotta and peas. Never thought of this combination but it was very good. We had the Allen strip steak and the shrimp with brown sugar and tagashhi. The flavors were outstanding. For dessert we had the mascarpone and again it was light and delicious. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipHangry101
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! I swear - each time we go here- it gets better and better. Delicious cocktails- incredible wine list. Amazing wine list. The best service AND the owner’s come over to each table and thank them for their business.

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Bookworm
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Charming place that deserves praise for food and chef Sam. Inside the place is minimalist cozy. With nothing but hard surfaces, it can sound three times it's size. Or, exuberant post-lockdown diners haven't quiet mastered inside speaking tones with others. There were two tables of five near us and both were quite boisterous. Maybe request truly quiet corner when reserving. Only negative was receiving reprimand for being late - route to Sewickley was down to one lane, which we had no idea -by fifteen minutes, including parking and walking. Pennants for our tardiness was a reduction of time on the clock as we were informed by "host/owner" when seated, she added the table was reserved for the next seating and would be turned over accordingly. Fortunately, our server was attentive but not pushy, and we enjoyed a most lovely dinner. To oblige the clock, we ordered desserts to go and left a generous tip in cash. If this year has taught us anything, it would be to not sweat the small stuff , pass kindness forward, and whenever possible, be on time. Your dessert may depend on it!

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Kathy
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You must try the house made lemoncello! Every dish was amazingly delightful - I think we tried every starter and every dessert

FAQs

Vivo Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 259-8945.

Vivo Kitchen is rated 4.9 stars by 885 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.