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Vivaro Wine Bar

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Joel F wrote a review Aug 2019
Oceanside, California16 contributions2 helpful votes
Gennaro is BACK!!! After 7 years and Vivaro Wine Bar closing, we found him at Holiday Hotel restaurant in Praiano. As anticipated, we had a world class meal, served with the love and attention that makes Gennaro Criscuolo the humble legend he is. Can't wait to go back for another meal before we leave the Amalfi Coast!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Fiona M wrote a review May 2018
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution2 helpful votes
Let me say I have never been to such a wonderful restaurant where the food and service are great and all performed by one person! Gennaro took the order - " meat or fish" - easy! then cooked up a storm for us. Served a wine he chose to go with the food, topped up our water glasses regularly with iced water. Our meal was sea bass with green beans and tomatoes, then bream with ( - I cant remember!), then spaghetti alla scoglio then a dessert plate with 3 options all yummy! This place serves wine but is not a wine bar in the usual sense. It does have great wines. Best dessert we have had in 2 months in italy! We knew before we went that it was "fish or meat" and that we needed to book. There are plenty of signs to say wine is only wiht dinner and it is a fixed price. We didn't care. We were happy to go along. The price is a bargain :) Gennaro is eccentric but wonderful. No one else could do this - it takes a certain laid-back approach. :))
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Date of experience: May 2018
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blackcreekers wrote a review Jan 2018
black creek46 contributions32 helpful votes
This place is a one of a kind dining experience! I see several bad reviews but . Vivaro is not a Wine Bar - it is not a place to pop in & have a drink. It is a restaurant open only for dinner & you must have a reservation although I did hear he takes a few walk in's if he has room. Gennaro is the owner & chef & is a completely one man show. He seats you at your table, serves the tables, cooks all the food himself, serves the wine & even does all the dishes. I don't believe there is a wine list, part of the experience is to trust Gennaro to chose for you what would go with what he is cooking for you & It was such a treat to watch him work. & the food is absolutely fantastic! He asks meat or fish & if there are any allergies & then he cooks for your table, several courses & dessert, no menu.. It is 30 euros pp & all bottles of wine are 20 euros. He also chose our wine for us & then explained the background of the bottle he chose. My husband is a chef & we are quite fussy diners & the food & experience during our 3 weeks in Italy was a highlight of our trip. It is not a dash & dine sort of place. Make a reservation & spend the evening enjoying Gennaro & his unique style of hospitality & delicious food & wine.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Pinklady56 wrote a review Oct 2017
Leeds47 contributions32 helpful votes
This little place is a restaurant and not a bar, so don't come along expecting just drinks. The owner of this one man show can come across a little terse but we totally warmed to him over the evening and the man can definitely cook!! The food was outstanding, wine delicious and it was one of the best value meals we had on our two week trip along the Amalfi coast. Would highly recommend and would love to go back.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Danielle D wrote a review Sep 2017
Yardley, Pennsylvania13 contributions4 helpful votes
First let me say how excited I was to come to Vivaro. Had read about it before our trip and was looking forward to learning about local wines at the wine bar. We made the 20 minute walk from our hotel and walked in to sit at the bar. There was no one else in the place. We said we would like to have some wine, and we were told " I don't serve wine". To which I said " But you are a wine bar, what do you mean you dont serve wine?" He told us we had to order dinner to be able to order wine. It was not dinner time yet and we just wanted to relax and taste and learn about local wine. Not to mention that dinner was a flat 30 euros a person which we didn't want to spend on an afternoon snack. He was completely rude about it and it also didn't make any sense. We would have probably ordered 2 bottles of wine, so when you have zero customers in your restaurant why wouldn't you want to serve us?! You would rather be rude and gain yourself a bad review than take our money? We also walked by the next night and there were people in there, none of which we saw eating any food. The guy was a complete jerk and was a dark spot on our otherwise wonderful trip. Don't go here.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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