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Viva

#125 of 1,377 Restaurants in Leeds
#137 of 1,458 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: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 151
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Take family here

Visited this restaurant several times for work and family. Food is as good as any italian, service is good and ver good value for money

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Richard K
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant several times for work and family. Food is as good as any italian, service is good and ver good value for money

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United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is as far from a chain Italian as it is possible to get in the UK. Great selection on the menu, plus a tasty specials list and during the week if you get in before 19.30 then it is 3 courses from the set menu for just £15.50, which with food this good is a bargain. Wine by... More 

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west yorkshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Great traditional food, in nice surroundings at a very fair price....forget the chains and enjoy a great meal at this great independent restaurant,..

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Menston
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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

our first visit was spoilt by a long wait for the table to be ready. I said we'd give it another chance......and we did. Everything was top notch. Food, service and lively ambience.....and table ready bang on time. I am now happy to recommend Viva!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Visited here on a Saturday night for the first time and can honestly say it's the best Italian we have visited. Immediately as you walk in we felt we were stepping into Italy the atmosphere is so warm and buzzing we were made to feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The food came quickly I had the... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I've been coming here for years and I love it. From the outside it doesn't look anything special, but the food more than makes up for it!

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We visited Leeds for the weekend and decided on Viva for a catch up with our friend. We were warmly welcomed and seated straight away, even though it was a busy Saturday night. The food was excellent, we ate Mushroom Sauce Chicken, Prawn Risotto and Lasagne, closely followed by dessert! Great meal, great atmosphere, great service...would definitely recommend and would... More 

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leeds
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I love Italian food, so does my wife, so does my son. We've eaten loads of it, but never like this! We were greeted at the door and shown to the bar, warmly welcomed at the bar and then shown to our table. Then....we ate. King prawns in a lemony sauce, Crab and avocado salad starters were excellent, a foretaste... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Lovely little place not been before found it online. Glad we booked as it was full. Great service and food.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Visited this restaurant with my boyfriend last year and had a lovely meal there. I ordered a calzone - it was so fresh and flavourful! Nothing like greasy take-away calzones. Wouldn't recommend for large groups but definitely for a date or small group of friends.

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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: Romantic, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?