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#99 of 1,459 Restaurants in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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9-11 Bridge End, Leeds LS1 7HG, England
+44 113 242 0185
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Recommended by friends, had dinner here before going to concert. Absolutely loads of choice, all dishes sounded - and looked - fabulous ! Very reasonably priced - would definitely recommend!! Busy so best to book, I should think.

Thank rodrigo7778
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119 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This little bustling restaurant in the centre of Leeds hits so many tick boxes. First of all I have to say a big thank you to all the very hard working staff. This was our first visit and luckily, had booked in advance, as we saw a few people turned away. On arriving we were greeted by a man at... More 

Thank Barnsleygeordie
Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandering around Leeds on a very busy Saturday lunchtime and trying to find somewhere to eat we stumbled upon Viva. What a find. Attentive and very friendly staff who made us feel so welcome and appreciated. Authentic surroundings and fantastic food. Lasagna and salad for my husband and a mushroom pasta dish with thick and tasty mascarpone and tomato sauce... More 

Thank Acuarioangel
Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have passed Viva many a time on our walk from the brewery car park into leeds city centre many a time and each time have promised to call in for a meal so when some friends suggested it for a Friday night meal we said yes! I loved the atmosphere, bustling with staff and diners, at the door gents... More 

Thank Claire H
Pontefract, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time ive been to Viva last night with my family, The food was amazing, the staff were very friendly and very polite. I think the best Italian ive eaten in, and ive eaten in many. I will definitely be coming back for more yummy food. I carnt wait to tell all my friends about Viva! Julie Allen x

Thank julesallen206
Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the BEST Italian in Leeds, the food is spot on and the service second to none. The owner make us feel so welcome like family. Nothing is too much trouble here. It is my dance teachers favourite place to eat as we are looked after so well and every visit seems so special.

Thank charlottie2016
Leeds, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a proper Italian restaurant: busy, good food, quick and friendly service, and a small menu filled with classics. Went here for a birthday meal and was not disappointed, although if you're after a quiet romantic meal, probably not the best idea! Good prices and friendly staff. Much better Italian than chain places in Leeds. Good Veggie Options.

Thank Vincent1995
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled upon this restaurant whilst out for a walk in Leeds, went back that evening for a meal. Upon arrival was welcomed by the owner and a number of staff. The menu has all the classics. The staff are attentive and friendly. When the food was delivered the portions were large and everything was hot. The wine list has some... More 

Thank Blunden123
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time we have ever visited here, Nice warm welcome from the owner on arrival (shaking hands, kiss on the cheek), followed by complimentary nibbles served by the man himself. Service was quick attentive and the food big portions full of flavour (Calzone and Tiramisu the highlights for us) all served in traditional Italian surroundings. Starters, mains, desert, wine and... More 

Thank familyoffournw
Blackwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant I've been to numerous times before. Great quality food served by very friendly staff. Would advise booking as the place can get busy in the evenings to avoid disappointment. Great effort to all who work at Viva.

Thank Mrmasterreview

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9-11 Bridge End, Leeds LS1 7HG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds>  > Holbeck
  • Neighborhood: Holbeck
  • Phone Number: +44 113 242 0185
Viva Restaurant serves authentic Italian food in a warm and intimate atmosphere. We offer hot and cold starters, a wide variety of pasta dishes, delicious main courses, and a great selection of pizzas. We are situated in the centre of Leeds, 300 yards from the Leeds Corn Exchange 10 minutes' walk from Leeds Bus and coach station and 10 minutes' walk from Leeds main train station.

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