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Viva Bene Ristorante

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144 Commercial St, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 799-9999
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Kind of slow service at the bar

Stopped by for a few drinks before a concert. was able to get 2 bar seats after a short wait. unfortunately it took about 10 minutes for one of the 3 bartenders to take our order. bartenders were friendly when you had their attention and drinks were pretty strong and good. second round came a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Daly64
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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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138 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Stopped by for a few drinks before a concert. was able to get 2 bar seats after a short wait. unfortunately it took about 10 minutes for one of the 3 bartenders to take our order. bartenders were friendly when you had their attention and drinks were pretty strong and good. second round came a bit faster. drinks were reasonably... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I decided to try this restaurant again as the food was below average the first time I dined. The meatballs tasted very odd and the Chicken Parmesan appeared to be from frozen chicken. My second visit, I asked for a glass of wine but had to send it back because it was stale (smelled like vinegar). The server kindly opened... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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57 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Sadly I have been taken here for dinner too many times and my food is always mediocre at best. Decor feels somewhat tired but the staff have always been pleasant. The place can handle crowds so large parties will often dine here because they can bee accommodated.

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Hurley, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Our server was really nice but the food isn't really Italian as one might think it's Italian with a Mediterranean twist which I am not sure what that was supposed to mean but I had the Gorgonzola linguini and got angel hair in an oddly tasting cheese sauce. My husband wasn't thrilled either with his meal. It was edible but... More 

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We recently visited this restaurant which houses Club Symply Fargone (at Viva Bene) for a concert by legendary folk singer Jonathan Edwards. The concert was fantastic!!! Our party sat at the bar before the show eating light with just soup, salad & bread. One of our friends had the shrimp cocktail. The bartenders service was good and it appears they... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Johnathan Edwards concert and dinner. Poor experience...unknowledgable staff concerning event info and menu. When asked direct question I got one answer and when my food arrived it was totally different. Couldn't eat the chicken parm...drenched in oil, sauce and melted cheese...no breeding...pizza didn't even resemble pizza let alone taste like it. Asked to have chick parm removed from bill because... More 

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New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I first visited Viva Bene in January. I was very happy with the food that I got that time, and it got even better last week. We went on Thursday (before a blues show) and I got the Grilled Salmon dinner. It may have been the best piece of salmon that I've ever had! It was moist, with a slight... More 

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Thought we would stop in here for lunch while visiting the trade show. Big Mistake! Arrived at noon. There were no patrons in sight. Dining Room rug was being vacuumed. Gentleman that greeted us, informed us that the server had not arrived to work as yet, despite the fact that the restaurant opened an hour earlier at 11. Could not... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Advertised Hours: Sunday - 3PM to 8PM Monday - 11AM to 2PM Tuesday, Wednesday & Thusday - 11AM to 9PM Friday & Saturday - 11AM to 10PM Made online reservations for 12:30 and arrived at 12:15 . It is by the DCU center and the Home show was going on so thought it might be busy. Guess again . Our... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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168 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I had been here before and loved it and came back the other night. Once again we were very impressed with the food. It was just as delicious as the last time. Wasn't very busy forms weekend night though.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 144 Commercial St, Worcester, MA 01608
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
  • Phone Number: (508) 799-9999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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