Simple Italian food but made with fresh ingredients. Very attentive wait staff. Only con the night we visited the kitchen closed at 8.30 so felt a little rushed to order.
Amazing menu...braised short rib lasagna--wow! Wonderful service, wonderful wine selection, wonderful, unique atmosphere. Love what they do with the menu--Can't wait to go back!
The Gnocchi Di Tartufo Nero Con Astice E Spinaci homemade black truffle and potato dumpling, lobster, spinach, white wine shallot saucewas to die for. The Filetto Di Manzo Wagyu Con Asparagi snake river farms wagyu ribeye, parmesan whipped potatoes, asparagus, oyster mushrooms, green peppercorn brandy sauce was a large quantity and quite tasty, but it wasn't the best cut as... More
Have always gone to the Italian village when in Chicago, it has been our favourite restaurant. As we taking out some friend we decided to book into vivere as we thought it would be a little more upmarket with food and service. We actually went to book the day before and went upstairs to the Italian village for lunch and... More
I loved the location - liked the food, and plan to go back again... Went to see Book of Mormon, and stayed at the Palmer House Hilton. The restaurant is close to both of them, and had a very nice atmosphere in the Vivere section. This place is actually 3 restaurants, all run by the same family. The decor is... More
We picked Vivere based on the location to the Bank of America theater. It has a charming, yet old looking decor. The menu had several options, I ordered the duck breast with mushroom risotto. We ordered a bottle of white wine. The wine came out warm, the waiter said that because of the heat wave their wine refrigerator was unable... More
We ordered the Flatbread to share (perfect appetizer size) and then the Mahi Mahi and Beet Salad and were definitely pleased! Very fresh, tasty and light. The service and ambiance was fabulous as well!
My friend and I were staying downtown and looking for Italian as a pre-race meal. I was a bit skeptical when we walked given that it was nearly empty on a Saturday night, but it is in the financial, down-town district, so I guess it's not that uncommon. I was pleasantly surprised. I had the saffron pasta with seafood, which... More
Vivere is one of three restaurants in the Italian Village on Monroe, a block from the Bank of America Theater. The location and good menu is what drew us in. We had tickets to a 2:00 showing of Book of Mormon at the BOA theater so sat for lunch at 11:30 at Vivere. They brought us to an elevated area... More
Dinner at Vivere, the contemporary Italian restaurant at the Italian Village downtown. It wasn't cheap - over $100 for two people, which included an appetizer, two main courses, one dessert and two glasses of wine. I enjoyed their tomato soup, a seasonal dish. My entree was agnoletti stuffed with pheasant, in browned butter and sage. I'd never tried pheasant, and... More
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