We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Vida

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
3 Northampton Square | LE1 1IP, Leicester LE1 1IP, England
+44 116 255 4777
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 124 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely evening

Our last night in Leicester and we could not have chosen better. We were greeted by a lovely waitress from Spain. It's a charming place and although quiet it had a great atmosphere with beautiful background music. The food was excellent and tasty and not too expensive. Would highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
peter w
,
Stockport, United Kingdom
Add Photo

124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Stockport, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Our last night in Leicester and we could not have chosen better. We were greeted by a lovely waitress from Spain. It's a charming place and although quiet it had a great atmosphere with beautiful background music. The food was excellent and tasty and not too expensive. Would highly recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I can't believe I have never been here before, and I have lived in Leicester all my life. What a lovely little Italian, excellent service and excellent food, well worth a visit for a taste of Italy, and very reasonably priced too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Capalaba, Australia
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I visited this little restaurant, not far from the railway station last night. I arrived early, received a warm welcome. I was hungry and chose the sardines as an entree followed by the salmon as a main. Three large sardines, quickly deep friend in a light batter arrived as the entree with fresh bread and a lovely little salad. Delicious.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I came to this restaurant for a birthday having never heard of the place, fortunately any doubt was quickly put to rest as I was more than pleasantly surprised to find a quaint authentic Italian place with friendly staff and great food. I myself had a delicious antipasta starter with the spaghetti gamberetti (king prawn linguine) for main and can... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We came here a year ago and had a lovely evening. We decided to come back with a group of 7, & asked if they still did the tapas menu. There was no "tapas menu" as such, but the owner said yes, I can create tapas for you! Yet again, mouth watering meatballs, creamy mushrooms, prawns, chorizo, Spanish omelette plus... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leicester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We have always found this restaurant to be really good with excellent food and terrific service. Today however they really surpassed any expectations. It was my birthday and my son had booked a table for six of us. When we arrived we were greeted with such warmth, remembered by the proprietor from previous visits. It turned out that they had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cannes
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I went to La Vida on a Friday night with a few friends spontaneously and it was a very good, quick evening out with very good food! Two of us had the carbonara, one of us had the aubergine starter and another had the special La Vida meat dish. The prices are very reasonable and the ambiance was very good!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We tried La Vida for the first time last night and had a really enjoyable experience. The food was very well cooked and seasoned and the service was second to none. Price wise it was no too bad--- 3 courses with wine and drinks for 2 was just under £70 which I consider to be very good value. We will... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A very friendly family run restaurant, the food was lovely and we couldn't have been better looked after.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

It's a good food quality restaurant located in the heart of Leicester. The meal was extremely delicious and well cooked. I will come back for sure. I strongly recommend you this restaurant, specially the dish "chicken la vida". Bon appetite!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed La Vida also viewed

Leicester, Leicestershire
Leicester, Leicestershire
 
Leicester, Leicestershire
Leicester, Leicestershire
 

Been to La Vida? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Northampton Square | LE1 1IP, Leicester LE1 1IP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 116 255 4777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of La Vida and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from La Vida staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?