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Viva

#172 of 1,427 Restaurants in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
Holbeck
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9-11 Bridge End, Leeds LS1 7HG, England
+44 113 242 0185
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Viva Restaurant serves authentic Italian food in a warm and intimate...
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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Good for:
Romance
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 139
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lone diner, very welcome

I was on business in Leeds and my hotel suggested this restaurant. As a lone diner, I sometimes can feel uncomfortable dinning alone. Not at Viva, I walked in approx 7.45 pm, to a very welcome friendly smiling face. I didn't have a reservation, I was quickly shown to a table that I felt very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
judojen
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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249 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Great pizza , lots of choice of quality Italian food and really friendly staff, topped off with lovely cocktails and quick service

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ne england
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Stayed in Leeds all weekend, after some deliberation about which resturant to visit on the night we settled for Viva. One of the reasons was the ability to book a table. Some other local resturants operate a "turn up and wait policy", and we didn't really want to hang around waiting for tables on what would be likely to be... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Gem of a restaurant, top quality Italian food at competitive prices Had the clam and prawns special absolutely stunning

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Tideswell, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Have dined in Venice, Rome etc many times but the service at Viva is the best. The tastes are also exceptional. Most importantly, Viva exceeds expectations in every aspect.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Have eaten here on several occasions, mainly on business, this is anything but a fast food chain, it has atmosphere, great food and wine, friendly service, it is just great. Booking early is always an advantage, it can get very busy and tables later on don't always become available on time, it's the sort of place to stay and chat... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

I was on business in Leeds and my hotel suggested this restaurant. As a lone diner, I sometimes can feel uncomfortable dinning alone. Not at Viva, I walked in approx 7.45 pm, to a very welcome friendly smiling face. I didn't have a reservation, I was quickly shown to a table that I felt very comfortable at. Very quick, efficient... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We visited Viva last month for a friends birthday on a Saturday evening, we booked a table for 8.30pm and there was 8 of us for dinner. We arrived at 8.30 and were told our table wasn’t ready, we were offered no explanation or apology as to why this was and the manager seemed to disappear into the kitchen. My... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We have been coming to this little gem for over 14 years now and it was were I had my first date with my partner, who is now my wife - as of last week - 24th January 2015. We decided to have our reception do at the restaurant, as there was about 17 of us, which was a cosy... More 

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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
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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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