About Vivo Ristorante
vivo is where Italian comes alive. We relish the enthusiasm and joy with which the traditional Italian meal is prepared and delivered, and seek to recreate that experience for every guest. Our open kitchen showcases our chefs preparing fresh and local ingredients.
When you join us for dinner, expect it to be a relaxing evening lasting a couple hours over several piatti (courses). Your table comes alive when we present a variety of large offerings on platters or bowls within easy reach of all.
A classic Italian pranzo (dinner) usually beings with a variety of antipasti (hot and cold appetizers), followed by one or two primi (usually a hot pasta, risotto, gnocchi or zuppa). Next your table will share a secondi (entrees) served on a platter combined with your choice of contorni (vegetable side dishes). Italians often complete their meal with un dolce, un caffe, or un digestivo (dessert, espresso, liqueur or grappa).
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Everyday.
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
All parties of 9 or more are booked through the restaurant directly.
Private Party Contact:
Gregg Kenney or Wilbur Randall: 7807567710x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Vivo Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
Brian, our server, was decent, knowledge ...
Brian, our server, was decent, knowledgeable and very helpful in shortlisting our options.
Interior decoration is modern chic and easy on the eye; however, the choice of music which was close to metal and pure noise was not in line with the romantic and elegant setting which VIVO tries to position itself in.
No french fries or rollatini melanzana (egg plant with molten cheese and tomato salsa) on the menu which was a minor disappointment.
The sea bass plate with cabbage and grape fruit was a delight and a new experience for us. Recommended.
Excellent value! Prices are high, & so i ...
Excellent value! Prices are high, & so is the quality of food & service. This place is like nothing else in this city. Of note is their grilled Caesar salad, gnocchi & sea bass. I've had food like this only in bigger metro cities & paid way more there. Ditto for the selection of wines.
Atmosphere was great , service was very ...
Atmosphere was great , service was very good , the flavour of the food was palate friendly . Unfortunately we thought that was to much food on the table to enjoy the flavour. Smaller portion would be more appropriate and variety of vegetables would be very welcome . We had a platter with fish, beef and chicken , which was very dry, I don't think think they have a choice of vegetables on their menu . Generally speaking food was not that spectacular. Prices are very high . We had very friendly server
The 20% gratuity automatically added to ...
The 20% gratuity automatically added to the bill gives the server a reason not to serve. Our server was only seen when we sat down, ordered and got our food and then bill. Waters were empty, some items we ordered were not delivered and she didn't come by for atleast 40 minutes for us to tell her. We eventually had to ask for another server to get her. the food is amazing and the best Italian I have had yet. I would be back but I'll ensure its a party less than 6 so we actually get service.
The waiter was awesome but we waited a v ...
The waiter was awesome but we waited a very long time for the main course to show up.
Not sure who's fault it was but when you pay that much for a meal I do expect great all around service
I probably won't be back.
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The server was very pleasant, but he did ...
The server was very pleasant, but he did not speak loudly enough for everyone to hear, even though I let him know I had difficulty hearing him, and he appeared to speak too quickly. He made a mistake with our order and served us a secondo piatto that we had only mentioned but not ordered, but was so apologetic and offered to rectify, and the restaurant owner was told about it and he personally came to our table to extend apologies, and, very importantly, what was brought to us was so exquisite that we were definitely not put out by the error. The customer care was superb.
Service was excellent. Knowledgeable abo ...
Service was excellent. Knowledgeable about all the dishes and any allergen ingredients. Food was prepared in a timely fashion and excellent quality. Serving sizes were perfect for a group of 6. Would definitely eat here again.
My husband and I went out for our first ...
My husband and I went out for our first date night in almost a year since we had our baby and we had high expectations from all the reviews we read. When we got there it was pretty quite because it was 5:30 so it was comfortable. A bit cold since they have an open kitchen i think they amp the AC. We ordered the caprese salad which came in a timely matter and was delicous but went down hill from there.... it became very loud after a half an hour but was still cold. I had goosebumps and i was in a midi dress with a cardigan... then waited another hour and we finally recieved our entree which was the seabass (very little flavour), mushroom risotto (sticky, not creamy) and the fettechini which was great and fresh. Our server Pat was just alright... seemed a little suttery. We may give it another try in the fall to see if they have a different menu. But i would not reccomend it to a friend.
The food was even better than I remember ...
The food was even better than I remembered. The service was very friendly and fun. We shared lamb served three ways; sausage, rack and roast. The risotto with mushrooms was perfect and the beets with carrots very tasty.
I had sent a note to provide a gluten free desert with a candle for my friends 60th birthday and they came through and it was a perfect surprise.
A very special evening for us and Vivo delivered in spades.
Loved the entire experience.
We were early just in case a table was o ...
We were early just in case a table was open which there was none, that's okay. But we ended up waiting past our reservation time. They seem to book too close or have food come out not in a timely manner. Food was good though and our server was great.
An Italian Treat in Beautiful Lessard
Most dishes are designed for sharing and are beautifully prepared and uniquely presented. The quality and taste is excellent, as was the service. Overall, a great dining experience, though definitely on the higher $$ end.
We have been to Vivo many times and this time was no different. We were entertaining friends who have never been and needless to say they were impressed! We love that they use so many local suppliers and the service is always second to none. I love how every dish is explained as to where the ingredients come from and how its prepared. That is what seperates Vivo from anywhere else. Great job and thank you for a wonderful evening.
As always, everything exceeded our expec ...
As always, everything exceeded our expectations. Pat as server made for a great and enjoyable evening. We thoroughly enjoyed the duck and tenderloin, and without a doubt it was the most tender ever experienced anywhere. Everything cooked to perfection, great staff, a fun and relaxing place. Highly recommended, it is by far the best Edmonton has to offer.
Traditional Italian with a modern twist
A traditional menu structure with antipasti, pasta course, mains and sides. Attention paid to local sourcing was much appreciated. A varied menu with something for everyone. All courses are sized for sharing (two and four in some cases). Servings are generous - our rib steak main for 2 was enough for 4. The pasta we chose was terrific - subtle, depths of flavour - well above standard Italian restaurant fare. Their Caesar salad was a revelation - no soggy torn romaine here. Instead each person gets a small fresh whole romaine with a mild creamy dressing above and below, lots of shaved parmesan, and crispy fried capers (yum). Outstanding. We shared a tiramisu - rich coffee flavour, not too sweet, not overwhelmed with whipped cream. Service was attentive but not hovering. Altogether a great evening - priced as a special evening, but the service and the menu deliver.
Excellent in every way! Superb food & he ...
Excellent in every way! Superb food & helpful service team who are all very knowledgable. Absolutely love the Caesar salad and fresh asparagus. Great value overall. See you again soon.
Our server was wonderful - very knowledg ...
Our server was wonderful - very knowledgeable and helpful - they even gave us an appetizer on the house as we had to wait over 30 minutes from our reservation time to be seated. Very impressed - when paying top dollar for food, you expect a lot and they delivered in every area. Food was amazing!
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