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144 Commercial St, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 799-9999
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12:00 pm - 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

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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 8
    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
Coming or going, which way does it flow?

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
AmyGust
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Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Worcester, Massachusetts
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139 reviews 139 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Went here tonight with my partner and LOVED it!!! We were both pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and likewise the lack of people. There was one other table as well as a party going on. We both had a chicken dish and we were both full and happy upon leaving. The only disappointment was that they were... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you get a coupon on Groupon for $50 worth of food at Vive Bene Restaurant for $25 sounds like a deal and it is, but......If you go with friends and they have the same coupon don't expect to sit with them even though it does not specify on the coupon that only one coupon is allowed per table. We... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

4 of us came here for dinner at 6:30 on a Saturday night, 2 people at our table ordered meatballs, only to find out they were out of them, not sure how an Italian restaurant runs out of meatballs...Then the waitress brought 2 dinners out and came back 5 minutes later with the other 2 dinners. The chicken parm was... More 

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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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