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407 N State St, Big Rapids, MI 49307-1448
231-796-8486
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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    Very good
  • 4
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best pesto pizza in town.

If you like pesto on your pizza, this is where you go to get it. They also have, like, 2 kinds of mac and cheese.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2014
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Big Rapids, Michigan, United States
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Brownstown, MI
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We were staying near Ferris State University and wanted pizza for takeout. We decided to try this place and found it to be located in a home converted to restaurant. It is really cool place with separate rooms for eating in. We ordered pizza takeout and the items were fresh and plenty. The crust was the best. It is the... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the place to go for italian! No frozen entrees heated up like at the chain italian restaurants - this is the real deal and at very good prices. I would eat here every day if it wasn't for the carbs!!!

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Big Rapids, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

If you like pesto on your pizza, this is where you go to get it. They also have, like, 2 kinds of mac and cheese.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We've eaten there several times and have enjoyed their pizza which has really good cheese (they dn't skimp on the toppings either). We've had several pasta dishes which were okay but nothing special that made me want to order them again. Staff and owners are very friendly providing very good service.

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful place that serves one of the best vegetarian pizzas I have ever had! The pesto base was a refreshing break from the sweet tomato base served by almost every other wannabe pizza place. The ingredients were fresh and the base was thick yet crispy and not floury/doughy! The staff was attentive and very friendly. And don't forget to try... More 

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Big Rapids, Michigan
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

GREAT food, GREAT service, GREAT wine, GREAT value! Have not had a bad meal here. LOVE the pizza, LOVE the buffalo chicken pasta meal, LOVE the salads, LOVE the garlic knots, LOVE the wine (highly recommend the Hey Mambo)... service is always EXCELLENT!

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Big Rapids, Michigan
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The garlic knots and tomato soup are winners ever time. I love the unique herbs they use on their pizza crust and that I can get a yummy pizza for under $4 that fills me up. Their buffalo mac is also delicious.

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Fruitport, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

A+. Returning from a weekend up north & found this place after reading other reviews. Delicious, quick and reasonably priced!

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Nice atmosphere. Is not open on Sunday. Staff was great but we went early and were the only ones there. Food was good. Limited menu.

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Big Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

a lot of the products have frozen elements. food is inconsistant. slow service.nice decor. and a nice wine list.

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Additional Information about Pizzeria Vivo

Address: 407 N State St, Big Rapids, MI 49307-1448
Phone Number: 231-796-8486
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Mecosta County  >  Big Rapids
Open Hours:
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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 407 N State St, Big Rapids, MI 49307-1448
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Mecosta County  >  Big Rapids
  • Phone Number: 231-796-8486

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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