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55 West Street | RH4 1BS, Dorking, England
01306 887758
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Ranked #22 of 82 Restaurants in Dorking
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $31
Hours:
Mon 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Dorking, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 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.

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Dorking, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 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 

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1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Great atmosphere with an authentic Italian envoiroment.The service was meticulous with waiters that actually smile and who are very friendly. We had various starters which were well cooked and the portions were very generous. We then had various pasta dishes and pizzas. I have to mention that the rigatoni gorgonzola was awesome!! The taste and texture was perfect. All was... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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
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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 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Grayshott, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Avoid this place unless you are prepared to wait for your meal, salad for two took 50 minutes and the place wasn't even full, hopeless, endless apologies everyone complaining, the kitchen is too small to cope

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Dorking
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I used to love this restaurant and parts of it I still do. The service is very good and the staff are welcoming. The space and outside area are lovely. The main courses are all delicious along with the deserts, drinks etc. What I have noticed over the last year and a half is the starters have gone down hill... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Went to restaurant after seeing it, the place had great sitting with very good staff. Food was good priced and sevred right Also being amazing fresh and made with love i do recommend this plave to everyone do go and try

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Excellent attentive staff - the food was delicious, hot and filling. Had a lovely table with plenty of drinks. Will definately return

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Additional Information about Viva

Address: 55 West Street | RH4 1BS, Dorking, England
Phone Number: 01306 887758
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Dorking
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 31
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta

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