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#688 of 7,553 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown / The Loop
Italian, Contemporary
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71 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603-4910 (Clark)
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Dublin, Ohio
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316 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined at Vivere one Friday evening with several cousins. The ambiance reminded me of restaurants we experienced in Venice, Italy! The floor, ceiling, booths, staircases added to the charm and romance. We had very good, attentive service. My husband and I shared the excellent Caesar salad and Tagliorini Zafferano Alla Calabrese which is house made saffron pasta (like fettuccini... More 

Thank Margaret B
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Vivere is wonderful restaurant. When we go to Chicago we never miss eating there. The food is excellent. Also, great ambience and service. It is a good place to eat at before going to the Theater.

Thank Carol P
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We hosted a dinner for our clients here while in town for a conference. The service was fantastic and the food was excellent. Everyone enjoyed it. We sat in the balcony so it had a nice intimate feel.

Thank racheldeckelman
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65 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The dining room was designed by Jordan Moser and everything about this place gets an A+ from me. The food is reasonably priced and excellent. Nice to enjoy upscale quality food without the price. Nice wine list as well. The baroque theme is inviting and cozy. The crab cakes are to die for…seriously divine. For an entree, I recommend the... More 

Thank annesue00
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

We dined here on a Saturday late afternoon (6 people). We couldn't get online reservations earlier than 5:30PM, but we stopped in around 4PM and they took us right away. Very Italian atmosphere, very low ceilings and very dim lighting. Menu selection was somewhat limited, and everything was a bit pricey. Food was OK, but small portions for the price.... More 

Thank Ddrw
Morton Grove, Illinois
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

We went to Vivere last week prior to the theater for dinner. We don't get downtown all that often, so we went for this upper bracket restaurant hoping for something a bit special. We were very happy with our experience, My wife had the risotto with lobster, and I had the seafood calabrese, which we shared. The risotto was perfect... More 

Thank WhitIV
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

On recommendation from some locals we headed to the Italian Village for dinner. There were 3 choices of different restaurants with 3 different menus. We chose the Vivere on the ground floor and glad we did. Overall it was a great experience the food was delicious and was presented beautifully. I wish I had taken a picture of my plate... More 

Thank Cindy_in_Toronto
Belle Mead, New Jersey
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

The food at this restaurant is absolutely outstanding. We were a party of 5 colleagues who went out for dinner to this restaurant. The decor is warm and reminiscent of the 50s and 60s. The colorful artwork on the walls also add the ambience. Our waiter gave us a good rundown of the menu, had helpful suggestions and made accommodations... More 

Thank Doctortraveler
Miami, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Great place, nice atmosphere, food was great, and friendly employees. Perfect place for a business dinner

Thank Chris12341968
Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

Of the three restaurants in this one building, this is the "fine dining" experience. Everything is delish. Don't miss it.

Thank john w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $80
Italian, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603-4910
  • Public Transportation: Blue Line & Red Line Trains, Clark Bus 22
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: 312-332-4040

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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