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About Vivo Kitchen
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.
Sewickley, PA 15143
Contemporary European, Contemporary Italian
Hours of Operation:
Dining Hours: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
A public lot is located less than one block from our door on Green St. Parking meters are enforced from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
Private Party Facilities:
We are able to accomodate 50 people inside and another 30 people outside. We have a beautiful bar, creative drink list and very nice wine list.
Private Party Contact:
Lori DiBattista: (412) 259-8945
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Vivo Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
The food preparation at Vivo is consistently exceptional. The food is never overloaded wiht spices or overcooked. You get the true taste of the food. A good test for me is when we ordered the Artic Char we were not asked how we wanted it prepared. It cam out rare which made it delicious. Too many restaurants overcook their fish. Never at Vivo. The wine list is very nice. Vivo is without a doubt one of this city's top restaurants.
Everything about our time at Vivo was perfect. The service was outstanding - great recommendations by a gentleman who works in the kitchen (one of the chefs?!) so he could explain the items in mouthwatering detail. He made a perfect wine suggestion for us and was very considerate of our timing (heading to the theater) as well. And no visit to Vivo is complete without the owner/main chef Sam DiBattista stopping by our table to make sure all was well.
This is a hometown gem with a large geographic draw. We’re lucky to have Vivo in Sewickley!!
My wife and I do one new restaurant a month, and have had Vivo Kitchen one our list for some time now. We were not disappointed. The outdoor area was closed for winter but there was still a fire pit out there we could relax by while we waited for our table (We were early for our reservation). Appetizers were fantastic - we had the flatbread and the Brussels spouts, both perfectly seasoned. My wife had the chicken and I had the porterhouse. Portion sizes were good - we both had leftovers. Wine is VERY reasonably priced. The markup is less than 50%, which made ordering a very nice bottle of wine well within our budget.
Two drinks, two appetizers, two entrees, and a bottle of wine were under $200 after tip. Can't beat that for fantastic food and service.
Vivo can always be counted on for especially fine food, creatively planned, cooked and served. Sam Battista, the owner, takes great joy in his food and his restaurant. Whether you are a fish person or a red meat person, you will find something grand to enjoy. Sam's lamb chops are out of this world. My wife loves the appetizers and has been known to make a meal of two or three, possibly with a salad. The wine list is elegant, if a little pricey. Go, treat yourself and your companions to a wonderful experience!
We went to Vivo to celebrate my birthday. We have always enjoyed the food here. This time it fell a little short. The grilled shrimp was cold when it arrived and was undercooked. When I asked what the seasonal accompaniments were with the entree, the server said that the chef chooses them according to the entree. I am personally not a fan of this. I like to know what sides are going to be served with particular entrees.
Wonderful menu, wonderful wine list, extremely pleasant and attentive wait staff.
Nothing less than one expects at Vivo! It's a Sewickley favorite. The foie gras appetizer was delicious and appropriately sized for a starter. One of us had shrimp, the other lamb chops. Both were excellent. Did we get dessert? Absolutely. It too was appropriately sized and delicious. Cheesecake in a cup. Yum. Go back? You can count on it.
Having the good fortune to have dined in some of the best restaurants around the world, It escapes me that Sam and his team don’t get consistent 5 stars from his clients. Vivo is consistant without being boring, creative without being quirky, comfortable and still classy with the highest quality food and great wines at reasonable prices; quite simply the best restaurant around.
We stopped here unexpectedly on the way home from the airport. Staff was very friendly and competent. We had two starters and split an entree and a dessert. All were carefully prepared and delicious. You could taste all of the ingredients - the flavor bursting in each bite. Very satisfying. Would love to go back and eat outdoors.
The food was excellent. Both the hostess and the waitress were not. It seemed we were a bother and the table opening up was more important than our experience. And, by the way, there was no one waiting for a table when we left. Too bad. Poor training of the staff.
We had the most wonderful dining experience. We dined on several Starters, and then the Main course was fabulous. Porterhouse Steak and the Crispy Whole Chicken. A great restaurant in the heart of Sewickley. The desserts were a perfect ending. Vivo will always be my first choice in the town. We had a lot of food for the price. Will go back as soon as we can and probably will have the Salted Carmel cheesecake again. It also would be a great place to meet up with friends and have a glass of good wine and a couple small plates.... Thank You VIVO .OUTSTANDING !
Our drinks were very good. I had the heirloom tomatoe/pear/feta salad. Excellent; could have eaten two. My steak was done more than I wanted but did not send back. Everyone else at our table enjoyed their dinners. I will not get the ribeye next time. May choose the grilled chicken, which I had once before.
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