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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.

432 Beaver St,
Sewickley, PA 15143
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Broad Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(412) 259-8945

Website:
http://www.vivokitchen.com/

Parking Details:

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.

Executive Chef:
Sabatino DiBattista

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

Additional:
Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Vivo Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (20)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
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Creative Cuisine (12)
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Good for a Date (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Cozy (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Casual (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Healthy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Romantic (5)
Business Meals (4)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Organic (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Seasonal (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
People Watching (2)
Authentic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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Spicy (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We’ve been here many times! Have NEVER been disappointed. The chef/owner comes out to talk to his guests, and is extremely engaging and polite!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We’re from Chicago, but whenever we come to Pittsburgh we go to Vivo Kitchen. It’s the best spot in Sewickley! Love the food, the service, the space and the owners! We can’t wait to come back to town.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

First time at Vivo and boy did they live up to their reputation for great food, service and ambiance. We 'grazed' on appetizers and loved every one of them. Especially the short ribs, served boneless. My wife and I will def be returning there soon!

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Love Vivo Kitchen and go there often however I wish there could be at least vegetarian meal offered as the menu is very meat heavy. Also would love to see a daily soup during the fall and winter season.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

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 !

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always a great meal. Porterhouse with great appetizers make it worth the night alone.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Yosemite)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service and food was very good. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great food ! Phenomenal service!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always a great place to dine: been going there for years and will continue!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The ambiance, cocktails, and food were AMAZING...one of the best scallops I have ever had...great wine recommendations...we will be frequent patrons!

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Execellent dining for all categories. Very friendly. Manager/owner came by table to check on quality of dining.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great neighborhood gem with excellent quality food and service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Another terrific meal! Thanks Lori, Sam, Eddie , Josh and David for your great food and service.!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on September 14, 2017

This is a great restaurant for most all occasions including none at all. The Chef proprietor and his wife are fabulous at creating a wonderful ambience and food to match.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Vivo never disappoints. Food, service, and ambiance are excellent. It can get a little loud when the dining room is full, so the experience is often better on weekdays.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Had a great dinner. Staff and atmosphere were awesome!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Food was perfectly prepared- (scallops and lamb chops)
And service was right on point - prompt and timely without being intrusive. Vivo stays on top of our places to go

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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Love this place, eat here at least once a month, in fact next week

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Vivo never disappoints. We took friends there for dinner who were visiting from LA and they were amazed by the creativity of the menu and the quality of their meals.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Horrible food...ordered a medium rare steak. So tough I could not cut through it or chew it. The meat was NOT medium rare but raw, so it was NOT overcooked. When the manager asked what was wrong I told her and her answer to me was "Well, that's the cut of the steak"...I suggested that if this particular cut is this hard to eat maybe that should be put into the description. She asked if I wanted something else...well, considering the meal was half over, no. She must have ordered the waitress to come over (who was a doll, by the way) because the waitress was very concerned but said the exact same thing. The manager was very rude, as though it was my fault for ordering this tough piece of meat. When I left I said good night to her and she glared at me. I will NEVER step foot in that nasty place again and would suggest anyone visiting there ask how tough the meat is before ordering.

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Excellent food with excellent service. You can't ask for much more.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Great place and family in the heart of Sewickley. Local ingredients , great service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Happy Hour, Fun, Authentic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The service is consistently OUTSTANDING... and the Chef has varied presentations of meat, fish, and vegetable menus DAILY

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I really enjoy going to Vivo! It is one of my and my husband's favorite places to go. The food is excellent and always fresh with interesting ingredients for different taste. The menu is short too, which I like so you do not have pages of selections. The service is always impeccable and the owners are very kind people. The dinner selections are never huge portions. They are just right and leave you satisfied. Desserts are homemade and scrumptious. Vivo' atmosphere is eclectic. Relaxed. I always highly recommend this restaurant!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Another terrific meal. Awesome Burrata with Lori's homegrown tomoatoes. Just yummy!

Tags: Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Vivo is consistently outstanding in every way. Sam and Lori know what keeping customers happy means. Their menu is creative and uses the best local ingredients. Sam is always offering new things and also keeps the old favorites. The floor staff and bartenders are professionals in every way and know what good service is. We are very lucky to have them in Sewickley/

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Wonderful food!!! Owners are lovely!!! Will go back. Thank You!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Terrific evening and great food! Jen's service was great and always love seeing Lori and Sam!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Dinner was fabulous! Wait staff incredible! Love that Sam comes around to see how customers are doing

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 2, 2017

We've always enjoyed the escargot here -really good. A great wine list and other appetizers like the pork meatballs are excellent. This time we were somewhat disappointed when we ordered the lobster rolls (DON'T). The porterhouse steak was good but not tender.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

This was everyday dining but when you spend $175 for dinner - is it really everyday? The food is good. The service was not so much. We sat for a long, long time before anyone came over to even give us water. However I saw the owner's wife seat others who she fussed over and who had servers at their table long before we did. Specifically she walked by us repeatedly where we clearly did not have water, our menus were on the table, and we had no drinks; but she ignored us. She opened a bottle of wine for someone she obviously knew - and they had brought their own wine. We wanted to buy wine ... but no one paid any attention to us. It was as if because we weren't regulars, no one cared if we ate there or not; or if we came back. I noticed this treatment of a few other tables - some got the attention, others - who cares! Our server told us she really didn't work there anymore but was called in to help out. I know from before (we've eaten here many times) but I want a server who works there and is invested in serving us. I have been eating at Vivo as long as they have existed - in Bellevue and now - not often but we have gone back many times. I don't think they care about that.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Cocktails and appetizers were great. Main entrees were fine but nothing special. I would go back for appetizers and drinks but not for a full dinner. It's very noisy and a bit cramped for my liking.

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 12, 2017

It was our first time there . Food and service was great ! Will be back !

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Excellent in every way. Service was outstanding, and the food was creative, fresh, and obviously cooked with a passion for the art!
Everyone we encountered were super friendly and eager to please. This Restaurant is a wonderful place to dine. Wish I could give it 6 stars!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 11, 2017

We had a very relaxing, beautiful meal and excellent drinks at Vivo. The desserts were delicious! One negative: they need to get some blinds for the front window for evening dining, because there is a giant street lamp glaring into the front dining room after dark. It kind of ruined the low-lighting ambiance. ☹️

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Always a terrific meal at Vivo. We enjoy ourselves every time.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We LOVE Vivo! We eat out a lot all over town. Vivo continues to be one of our top 3 favorites. ALWAYS good. I have Celiac and they are especially accommodating!! Highly recommend

Tags: Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Seasonal, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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