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La Vida

3 Northampton Square | LE1 1IP, Leicester LE1 1IP, England
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Ranked #29 of 811 restaurants in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Portuguese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Sandown, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This restaurant is tucked away in a side street off the main shopping street, but worth the visit. Its very clean, service is good, and courteous, and the food choice very good, and reasonably priced. I enjoyed a creamy garlic mushroom starter and a pasta, and my children (16 and 20yrs) had pizza (typical!). It was great tasting food and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I went to the restaurant because of the good reviews I found here. I read it was really good, and sadly I did not find it that special. I am not saying it is a bad restaurant, the food is good, but I would not go there for a special occasion. I think the main problem was that they are... More

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Nottingham
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We were attending a leaving party in Leicester when this great little restaurant was recommended to us. It was a Friday evening and we were obviously lucky to get a table as the restaurant was full by 9pm. We ate off the set menu and both had delicious mushrooms in a cream and garlic sauce followed by salmon with prawns.... More

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leicester
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

cimi at la vida is a gem treats hes customers as if they are lords & lades.cheers cimi the meal last week was fantastico keep it up

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I come to Leicester every couple of months to see family& friends and occasionally to go to the Curve theatre. I came to La Vida a couple of months back and loved the food so went back yesterday. Being fussy about my food, I stuck with the fillet steak medium rare served with a side of veg. Absolutely amazing food.... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Intrigued by the last review following so many good ones, we ate at the restaurant on Tuesday. It was busy but service was very efficient, the waiter extremely courteous, the food was generous, delicious and inexpensive. For the amount we paid this is a great place to eat. We will certainly go again.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

How an earth this is ranked high up is beyond me we eat here a while back and the food was bland really salty and not to mention i was ill for 2 days after i had a calzone which i wouldnt of even fed my dog and the starter was awful too, Not to mention the service and the... More

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cimi7413, Owner at La Vida, responded to this review

Hello there, we are very surprised and shocked to receive such a review. As you mentioned in your review you visited us in November 2013 and waited until now to post something. We feel you have been vague in your description of us and we do try to improve and listen to our customers and take their criticism on board. More

Leicester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Great place for a meal & a drink with friends. Jimmy is brilliant, nothing is too much for him. Some great entertainment. Well worth a visit

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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Visited La Vida on the recommendation of trip advisor as a group of two couple and am pleased to say that it certainly lived up to expectations! All four of us were extremely happy with the food and found the service to be of an excellent high standard! Would definitely recommend and will visit again soon!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Superb food, the staff treat you like family, and the live singer was brilliant. I cannot rate this place highly enough!

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