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Vivo Ristorante

18352 Lessard Rd NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #19 of 1,965 restaurants in Edmonton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 184 St
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84% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Had a very pleasant evening with my wife again at this wonderful restaurant. Staff are great, the food is always terrific and there is always something new happening. Last night tried the scallops appetizer for the first time, would return just for that again, never mind everything else that was great.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

When one reads reviews, one asks what others did this person praise and why. I always do, but the reservation had already been made after our fav restaurant was fully reserved, so we went, hoping reviews were correct about Vivo's portions, quality, tastes, and service.. The place is dark and rather comfy, and Vivo has a big wine list heavy... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

First impressions usually set the tone for the evening. After hearing such raves about VIVO, we had great expectations. When we arrived for our 8:30 p.m. dinner reservation, the restaurant was jumping and the noise level was loud. When no one approached our table for the first 25 minutes, we were frustrated and disappointed. We finally told the hostess that... More

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St. Albert, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This place is filled with friendly and knowledgable staff. Open kitchen is very clean and professional. Portions are huge and delicious. What more can you want?

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We had a large group in for dinner on 3/25 (50 people) and the meal was amazing! Family style but definitely NOT a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs! They planned a fantastic 4 course meal for us and between the great info on not only what we were having but where it was sourced, the wait staff were attentive and... More

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Edmonton, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This family style Italian restaurant is perfect for a fine dinning experience. A lot of the food is local and everything was fresh and delicious. Service was top notch and there was a good energy about the place. Vivo is on my favorites list for sure.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Vivo offers an amazing Italian family style dining experience. I definitely recommend going with a larger group to maximize it's potential. The chicken entree is surprisingly tender and juicy! Fresh pasta with a modern flair is what keeps me coming back... Be aware it is a little more pricey then the average Italian restaurant.

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Edmonton, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We visited this restaurant to celebrate a birthday with some friends. This excellent restaurant is tucked away in a small shopping complex surrounded by residential subdivisions. An unlikely location to find such a high caliber restaurant. The portions are perfect with the option of selecting dishes to feed 3-4 people. Another pleasant surprise is that they use locally grown products.... More

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Edmonton, Canada
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I heard about this fantastic Italian restaurant at the beginning of the year and when we went to try it meet the high expectative that we had about it. The staff was awesome and explained us how the menu worked and its very different since the portions are all for being shared, they are big and if you are two... More

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We ate at Vivo last night and I must admit that it was one of the best food experiences I've had in Edmonton. Very reminiscent of eating in Tuscany. All items on the menu are meant to be shared, either the small portion shared between two, or the larger portion shared between four. We followed the recommendations of other reviewers... More

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