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Viva

#134 of 1,397 Restaurants in Leeds
#151 of 1,484 Places to Eat 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great find

A visit to this small unassuming taste of Italy is a must. A warm welcome from friendly staff, followed by a superb meal made of a great night in Leeds. I had the calamari to start which is one of the best I have had outside of the Med. The whole experience was superb and I would highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
wilko480
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uk
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A visit to this small unassuming taste of Italy is a must. A warm welcome from friendly staff, followed by a superb meal made of a great night in Leeds. I had the calamari to start which is one of the best I have had outside of the Med. The whole experience was superb and I would highly recommended this... More 

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

What a lovely authentic Italian place. Food was excellent as was the service. Great management. Was made to feel so welcome

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Wednesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a small restaurant but the welcome and food were fantastic. The service was really good and for four main courses and a bottle of wine the bill came in at less than £80. Really good value

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I felt like I was sat in a little Italy. Fabulous food, staff and atmosphere. Viva is not to be missed - it would sincerely be your loss. Gemma

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is what to expect from an Italian, good quality food with smooth and fast service, all members of staff excellent and well trained. I would highly recommend this Restaurant

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Eat here for the second time when in Leeds recently. I must say the staff are especially pleasant and very helpful and the food is first class if you like Italian. The owner also works on the premises and he checked with us on a few occasions to see if everything was ok. All the dishes we ordered were excellent... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We were a party of two visiting Saturday evening on the 25th July. First things first: Great joy upon first entering - this place really has real authentic Italian people serving (and I assume cooking). Always a good sign. We hadn't booked a table but decided to ask on the off chance. We were invited to have a drink at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Very authentic food and atmosphere. The service is second to none. Been there a few times now and we will be going back. The staff are great!

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We were advised by staff at the Mariot where we stayed. We really were glad we went. The staff are great and the food was really good. The owner greets you as if he's known you for years. What a great time we had. We will definitely go back if we go to Leeds again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This looked a small and slightly poky restaurant in a poorer part of town. Go inside and it is full. We should have booked but they found us a table thankfully. It was amazing. We both had a meat dish, and it was cooked to absolute perfection. Brilliant find.

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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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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: Doing business, Romantic, 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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