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Vivaldi's

337 Rothesay Avenue, Saint John, New Brunswick E2J 2C3, Canada
506-633-1414
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Ranked #90 of 202 restaurants in Saint John
Cuisines: Italian, Middle Eastern
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Most recent review
- Feb 28, 2014
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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saint john
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53 reviews 53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

this was my favorite restaurant until we saw mice while eating....the waitress said "what would you like me to do about it"...wrong answer...we asked to speak to the owner Maria but she did not come to address our concerns....they charged us full price for our meal did not apologize and we were appalled....would never go back. what a shame......

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ElieElmajian, Owner at Vivaldi's, responded to this review

Hi , I apologize sincerely as to what went wrong while you were in our establishment, and also very sorry for not responding sooner as I had a personal emergency. Neither Maria or myself were at the restaurant that night. I do not know which server told you that either one of us were available. If one of us was... More

Austin, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Don't waste you time or money in this place. There were 3 other tables occupied at 6:30. Service was painfully slow. Food was painfully bad. Lasagne was meat and sauce between layers if pasta. Only cheese was on top. Entire dish was flavorless. Ate less than half and gave up. Washrooms are in the filthy restaurant next door. Server expected... More

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Halifax, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

We have dined previously and the food and service were fabulous. This time, not so good. The bread was so tough, it wasn't edible. My dinner was a good sized portion but really tasteless. My husband has the tour of Italy and did t even finish half of it because it really wasn't good. What happened? Our waitress, although she... More

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Rothesay, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The food is good, but the atmosphere is a bit odd, what with Mother Natures next door---and the waitresses have never filled me with confidence. The view to the parking lot and Rothesay is well....not too romantic. But their Lebanese dishes are worth the visit alone

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Middleton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The food was average, but the service and ambiance were poor. The waitress indicated that some things on the menu she had not seen in five years! Numerous items on the menu were not available, and at the same time there were items available that we were not informed about. A very disappointing dinner

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Sussex, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

The food was average to good but the service was poor. The waitress could not even be bothered to show us to our table and was disinterested to the point of rudeness. I won't be back.

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Eastern Canada
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60 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Love their table d'hote -a complete meal for a low price. Great creamy garlic soup, all the Lebanese options are awesome. Watch the meatballs in the spaghetti, once they were not fully cooked. Carrot cake is great, portion size is just right, you never go away overstuffed or hungry.

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6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Service was casual and pleasant the food was tasty and had great texture. Good menu options for all ages and the servings where large.

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Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

The 3-course lunch special is great - delicious soup and lots of options for the main, a small dessert...maybe not a great choice for the work day since it's not a quick lunch, but nice when you're not rushed. Love the Lebanese offerings, especially the sample platter at supper.

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Saint John, Canada
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66 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Over time the restaurant has lost a bit of it's shine. If you want decaf coffee now, it is instant - they used to brew delicious decaf. They have a limited menu, the food is ok, the service is ok, the atmosphere is nice. If you want to try them out - go for the lunch special.

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