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9-11 Bridge End, Leeds LS1 7HG, England (Holbeck)
+44 113 242 0185
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Ranked #167 of 1,402 Restaurants in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Holbeck
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Viva Restaurant serves authentic Italian food in a warm and intimate atmosphere. We offer hot and cold starters, a wide variety of pasta dishes, delicious main courses, and a great selection of pizzas. We are situated in the centre of Leeds, 300 yards from the Leeds Corn Exchange 10 minutes' walk from Leeds Bus and coach station and 10 minutes' walk from Leeds main train station.
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I have to fess up from the start .. We'd decided on sharing a pizza beforehand and were actually on our way to Bella Italia up the road. Hail Mary x3. The lunchtime offer £8 for pizza or a pasta dish tempted us into Viva. It was fairly quiet but I've had some lovely meals there previously but not recently.... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

First visit to this restaurant that I had walked by many times. Nice plain and simple restaurant with a friendly welcome and good food. Excellent menu,with service that was excellent too. Good atmosphere for all occasions, well worth a visit.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Very welcoming, even though we had no reservation, excellent food and baileys coffee!!! friendly service, wonderful host. A place to visit if you are in leeds and you want a change from the usual "chain" restaurants,give it a try, you won't regret it.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We have been to this restaurant many times and have been disappointed. The food is wonderful. The staff are very welcoming and friendly. We shall be visiting many more times in the future.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Booked a table for 8.30 at viva last night. On arrival we were greeted warmly and offered a drink at the bar as our table wasn't quite ready. (Very busy for a Wednesday night!) A choice of Moretti or Peroni for beer so we took one of each. Atmosphere is very warm and friendly, great for families as well as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Went to Bibbi restaurant and it was full so came over to this place. What a find!! One of the nicest Italian restaurant I've ever been in. Personal excellent service. Couldn't fault them.

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Chester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We three ladies traveled to meet in up Leeds for long lunch and a catch up. We booked Viva because we have eaten there before and had enjoyed it. We received a very warm welcome on arrival and given the choice of tables. For starters we order tomato soup and garlic bread - both delicious and for mains two of... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This little gem in leeds was a true gem of a find.Small and freindly just how it should be. the menu is a different stlye to most italians i,ve dined in but very ,very tasty . a little bit more than most aswell but worth every penny. i would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Leeds
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Another lovely visit. Busy night but waiting time was fine, food really nice, friendly welcome and service. The big group of 13 who walked - some were half cut, were asked to pre-order but refused, and were impatient - were they on a tight schedule or something - I doubt it other than losing precious drinking time! Some wanted to... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Booked in for 6pm for 13 people. Very very slow. Over an hour before we had starters. Still waiting ages for main course. No apologies or compensation. Don't go here in a busy night!

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Address: 9-11 Bridge End, Leeds LS1 7HG, England
Phone Number: +44 113 242 0185
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds>  > Holbeck
Cuisine: Italian

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