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Viva

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Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta
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55 West Street | RH4 1BS, Dorking, England
01306 887758
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9:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: VIVA is a warm and friendly place to meet, drink and eat good home-made...
VIVA is a warm and friendly place to meet, drink and eat good home-made food. From breakfast or a light snack and coffee, to drinks with friends or a full three-course meal with wine.We serve mediterranean food, quiches, salads, pizzas, pastas, burgers, cakes and pastries.
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Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, no complaints

I had carbonara and a side of bread and got a simple dish served very well. Many places manage to serve bad carbonara so it was enjoyable. The service wasn't the quickest although it was very busy and the staff did let me know there would be a delay so can't complain. Would happily eat here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2014
Jase_Cambs
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Cambridgeshire
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dorking, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Have been meaning to go here for quite a while and was not left disappointed. This restaurant almost looks like a small cafe from the main road but I was surprised to find a large dining area in addition to the intimate area visible through the window... Both of which are beautifully decorated. The waiters were very helpful and exceptionally... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Staff are friendly and very welcoming. Sadly, the food was tasteless and cheap. Shows in the cheap pricing. Great atmos and staff once again!

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We travelled from Birmingham for a family gathering at Viva, and it is becoming a tradition as the experience is consistently excellent. We were warmly welcomed and the staff were attentive and friendly yet not overbearing. The menu is reasonably priced, the food is freshly cooked to a high standard and there is something to suit everyone. The ambience is... More 

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London
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Was here with a group of friend for a night out and I must say that it was a brilliant entertaining night. I had the mushroom and aubergine pizza which was lovely. the host Daniello made us feel so welcome and always kept us entertained. Would definitely recommend and would come back again, Thank you Viva for your wonderful hospitality... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Tadworth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We visited here with friends a couple of days before my birthday. The traditional Italian food and the warm and attentive service made the overall experience excellent. The cost was reasonable. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and we will return,

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Dorking, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had a lovely evening at Viva with very good service, well-cooked and well-presented tasty food in traditional Italian style. All the food is freshly prepared and cooked so don't expect fast food! The restaurant is well set out and has a nice welcoming atmosphere. All in all a very good experience and will happily be returning.

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Dorking, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My family went for a family reunion and it was truly unforgettable. The service was fantastic with authentic Italian waiters who were very friendly. The food was very flavoursome and well presented. The music was nice with various Italian artists from classic to modern. I have to mention that one of the waiters was very kind to even entertain our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Dorking, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

We went for a family dinner and December and absolutely loved it! I had the Prawn and advocado to start which I could not fought and my main was a beautiful, creamy Gorganzola pasta. Staff and service made the experience very enjoyable and viva always has such a lovely atmosphere. Can't wait to go back.

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Cambridgeshire
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I had carbonara and a side of bread and got a simple dish served very well. Many places manage to serve bad carbonara so it was enjoyable. The service wasn't the quickest although it was very busy and the staff did let me know there would be a delay so can't complain. Would happily eat here again over the other... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

Had a very pleasant meal at Viva. Food was freshly prepared, very tasty and we were looked after well by the staff. Dietary needs were respected and there was a good choice of meals to choose from for all. Wine was a good price.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 West Street | RH4 1BS, Dorking, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Dorking
  • Phone Number: 01306 887758

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 31
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

VIVA is a warm and friendly place to meet, drink and eat good home-made food. From breakfast or a light snack and coffee, to drinks with friends or a full three-course meal with wine.We serve mediterranean food, quiches, salads, pizzas, pastas, burgers, cakes and pastries.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm

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