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144 Commercial St, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 799-9999
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
uninspired Italian food

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Norad1297
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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75 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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New England
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We were going to eat in Worcester, so I looked at other reviews of this restaurant. There are more than one 'bad review' because they couldn't use a Groupon. Read the small print before you buy them! Don't give a restaurant a bad rating because YOU didn't read how you could use the coupon! We went to Viva Bene on... More 

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Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We have never been to this venue. So I am not sure how long it has been in operation. From that perspective if it is a newly established place, trying to get it's footing in the industry.......it gets points for trying. If it has been around for a while then I guess points should be given for keeping it afloat... More 

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Additional Information about Viva Bene Ristorante

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

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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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