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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:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Vivo Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (18)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
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Good for a Date (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Cozy (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Business Meals (5)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
People Watching (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
Fun (3)
Organic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

Very good food, and friendly staff. Most items are a bit spicy but balanced by other flavors.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Dining at Vivo’s is a comfortable, delicious experience! From the great service to the yummy “clean” food (no fancy sauces needed), all was great.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This wonderful restaurant remains the constant measure of what other establishments aspire to be. Warm, inviting hospitality with fine dining but without pretense sets Vivo apart from trender newcomers.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The amaretto whiskey sour was a very nice cocktail.
The grilled shrimp with Peruvian salsa was bursting with flavor.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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!!

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·Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent food. Excellent service. Will be back soon

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Pleasant, warm, cozy, unpretentious, great service, slightly edgy in a good way.
Good vibe, comfortable
Fantastic outdoor patio for nice weather.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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!

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We all had an exceptional meal, really enjoyed it..(typing now because of the minimum comment length).

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Dinner was wonderful and Roxanne was too! We had a very nice time.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on December 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Always enjoy the service and food at Vivo. Warm and comfortable with neighborhood feel. Food is always wonderful. Drinks too. Desserts are scrumptious. Fresh, fine, creative ... Vivo Kitchen is a gem!!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The meal was very good and service swift. Maybe too swift. Enjoyed the Tapa plates. Cost of drinks are on the high side but pretty liberal on the pours.

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Outstanding service with unique dishes. We took our children ages 10 and 12 and they were able to find dishes that suited their tastes while enjoying trying something different. Highly recommend it. Great atmosphere!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Fantastic as usual! We have eaten here nurmerous times and they never disappoint.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It was a very enjoyable evening, it is our favorite place

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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 8, 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 7, 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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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 3, 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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vip
 (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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 (Pittsburgh)·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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 (Pittsburgh)·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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vip
 (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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 (Pittsburgh)·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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Had a great dinner. Staff and atmosphere were awesome!

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