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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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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, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    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
Norfolk, Massachusetts
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English first
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes! Yes! And again, I say yes! Excellent venue for a wedding or any other large/private gathering. Last Sunday, I had my wedding reception at Viva Bene. From the moment we inquired about the venue for our event to the moment we left for the evening, my husband and I cannot be happier with the venue, the food, the parking,... More 

Thank juliamudloff
Westport, Ma
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105 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After an event we walked to this nearby restaurant. Inside we approached the hostess stand and waited quite awhile before anyone came. Then we were seated at a booth and waited awhile for someone to come to the table. Almost left it was so long. Finally I got ones attention. He took our order and it came out soon but... More 

Thank keetlady
Worcester, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice place for a quiet meal. good food at reasonable prices. love the bread and oil and cheese. good portions searved hot

Thank ddsons
New England
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We were looking forward to a night out, and we returned to Viva Bene. There was only one other group there on a quiet Tuesday in Worcester, so it felt like we had the place too ourselves. My girl had the chicken skewers and I got the shrimp scampi. Plenty of shrimp over pasta! Good food, good service...once again.

Thank LizzyFan
Norfolk, Massachusetts
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153 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Daly64
Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank debbie c
Worcester, Massachusetts
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122 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Norad1297
Hurley, New York
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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 

1 Thank wperruna
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

1 Thank Reggae052011
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank MHGl1

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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
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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