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55 West Street | RH4 1BS, Dorking RH4 1BS, England
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic food and very welcoming staff. Excellent value for money and exceptional menu choices. Definitely recommend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best meal I've had out in years! Excellent service and superb value! I had the chicken ai fungai, it was melt in the mouth delicious, as were the accompanying vegetables. We'd booked for 12 people and almost had a private room to ourselves. Excellent wine recommendations and charming service.

Thank Toni P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a family birthday meal here to celebrate my sisters birthday, the staff were very good and attentive and it,s a lovely restaurant but the food is very average and a bit overpriced.

Thank CT13Brighton
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to this restaurant whilst staying in Dorking after looking on Tripadvisor. It was a Tuesday night and very quiet. Only two other people in the restaurant (one wonders why?) Shown to the table and ordered drinks. Service good and pleasant waitress. Ordered a glass of Gavi but it tasted like a bottle of plonk - didn't have the crisp... More 

Thank SandB123
Bude, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Four of us visited the restaurant on Saturday 17th September after reading previous reviews and we were not disappointed! We had travelled to Dorking from Bude in Cornwall to meet up with our American friends who were touring in the UK. We had a wonderful meal, I would say that the Risotto with Porcini mushrooms and chicken was one of... More 

1 Thank stargazey2016
London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We popped in to Viva on our way back to London from the south coast at Sunday lunchtime. While we had no real expectations we came away planning to recommend the place to some friends of ours who live near Dorking. The restaurant itself is nicely decorated and set out with a very bright back room. We asked to be... More 

1 Thank Jaydooby
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

This was our third visit to this beautiful restaurant in the heart of Dorking historical road. Took my sister visiting from the US, she loved it. Lovely food, great service with smile and nice wine too. Definitely will be back.

2 Thank Basil D
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Visited Viva on a family recommendation for a 50th birthday lunch on a Saturday - surprisingly it was very quiet as the food and service were both excellent. A very well executed fritto misto and good quality antipasto to start; excellent thin crust pizzas for the children, seafood spaghetti and risotto for others - all delicious. I can only recommend... More 

1 Thank Rebecca N
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Lovely plafe for lunch with fam or for romantic dinner for two. Very friendly stuff. Food was hot and delicious! Excellent!

2 Thank Marta M
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

An authentic Italian Restaurant staffed by very friendly Italian people. Great food and good prices.

1 Thank eileen g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $31
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 West Street | RH4 1BS, Dorking RH4 1BS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Dorking
  • Phone Number: 441306887758
VIVA is a warm and friendly place to meet, drink and eat good home-made food. From breakfast or a light snack and coffee, to drinks with friends or a full three-course meal with wine.We serve mediterranean food, quiches, salads, pizzas, pastas, burgers, cakes and pastries.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?