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La Vida

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3 Northampton Square | LE1 1IP, Leicester LE1 1IP, England
+44 116 255 4777
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 32
    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
An Italian gem in the city centre

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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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 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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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 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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58 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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 

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Cannes
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39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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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 

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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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.

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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!

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Food was OK. I ate from the specials board and while the food was of a reasonable standard it wasn't brilliant, but for £12 for 2 courses it represented excellent value for money. Front of house staff were excellent though.

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I recently visited la Vida on a short trip to Leicester in December 2014. I visited with my wife and children. We were all made extremely welcome by the owner who was fantastic from start to finish. He offered smaller portions of anything on the menu for the kids with the promise that if they finished their food he would... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Lovely food, great service and live music! We didn't want more on New Year's eve considering that we made our booking at the very last minute. Food was delicious especially the king prawns for starters. The waiters were very attentive. We will definitely recommend this place and will visit again!

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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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?