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Viva Bene Ristorante

144 Commercial St, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 799-9999
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Ranked #212 of 510 restaurants in Worcester
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 16, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Auburn, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

From the glass of wine, to the calamari appetizer to the lobster they were 86 which in restaurant lingo means they were out of it! The poor waitress, I actually felt embarrassed for her. The salmon caesar salad ordered cost the same as an entree. We were there to celebrate my daughter's birthday, dessert was brought to wrong daughter. Will... More

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Phillipston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

When I make reservations, I expect one of the better tables, Reservations made, but not needed...the place was no where near capacity, yet the hostess did not seat us at of one tables with the beautiful cobalt blue lamps and red roses. What the heck? Excellent cosmopolitan, made just the way I asked. The description of the calamari appetizer stated... More

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I was in the Worcester area with a friend and she suggested Viva Bene because she knew the chef and said the food was very good. That was an understatement. We had grilled portobello mushrooms with asparagus to start. They were perfectly seasoned and pleasantly presented. My friend had a Caesar salad and I had the Mediterranean salad with a... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

After a night of singing and dancing at a concert, this was the place to go to recover. Their appetizers were yummy, and the burgers were even better. Make sure you try to special burgers in the back of the menu!

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Holden, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Five of us had dinner on a Sat night. I had a Groupon. Even though the Groupon said it would not be honored when there was a function going on at the DCU Center nearby, and the circus was there, I called and they said it was fine to use it this night. They had a great, very reasonably priced... More

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Brimfield, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Went here for a family dinner, and not only was the service terrible, but so was the cleanliness of the restaurant. The bathroom of the restaurant was absolutely disgusting; it looked as if it hadn't been cleaned in weeks and there was mold all over the tiles, and ceiling!!! The floor was covered in what I believe to be urine... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

The service was mediocre, a tile in the ceiling of the mens bathroom was extremely moldy with fungus sticking out of it. The walls were scuffed and cracked . The food was decent but we unnervingly saw a cockroach on the wall after we had eaten. Avoid this place like the plague!

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Providence, RI
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We went here for a comedy show and ordered something to eat while we were there so it was not a destination stop for dinner. We ordered one of their pizzas with feta, broccoli and chicken. I liked it very much as it was not greasy and the tomato sauce was more like chunk tomatoes. The antipasto had chicken on... More

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Holden, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

A friend and I had dinner here on Sat night. It is close to a concert venue , they valet park and we are able to retrieve the car after the concert which is great.We both ordered the lamb tenderloin over Mediterranean salad. The bread, oil and cheese which can be mixed with the oil were delicious as was the... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We have been fortunate to usually have the same waiter when we eat at Viva Bene, and his suggestions about what to order are very trustworthy. At our last visit I had the l salmon and lobster ravioli special, which, although a bit pricey, was delicious. You could taste the fresh herbs in the sauce and the asparagus was nicely... More

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