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Italian, Pizza
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed March 23, 2020

This local restaurant is family-owned and you can feel it when you walk in the door. The smell of olive oil, pasta, fresh basil and pizza greets you at the door. This family knows how to make you feel at home and greets you like...their family. The portions are very generous and the food amazing. I recommend the eggplant parmesan which comes with spaghetti (prepared al dente) and marina are some of the best I've had. You find the restaurant full of locals and weekly regular patrons. The take out service is fast and the food holds well in transport. From Tony at the front door, to Randi in the back, you will have a wonderful, warm experience.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 13, 2020 via mobile

Kathryn was great. I had raviolis Mom had spaghetti and tomato sauce. Husband had seafood combo. Generous servings. Great food and service. We will be back.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 15, 2019

I won't judge the entire restaurant based on this one experience, however, the pizza was super expensive and pretty mediocre to poor. Stay away from the pizza.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 8, 2019 via mobile

This is a great Italian spot! We have eaten here 4 times within the last year. That’s saying a lot since we love to explore new restaurants. The restaurant has a “homey” interior. The bar area has been renovated and is now big enough to...hold overflow. The menu is exciting and the food is delicious. I went with the Penne Rustica. I added extra spicy and added Italian sausage to go along with the grilled chicken that comes with it. The portions are big and everyone I know brags about their pizza. This restaurant also employs workers with disabilities. Which is a plus! The service is great. Although the last time we went there which was last night, the service left a little something to be desired. But it won’t stop my from coming back.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 5, 2019

As a transplant from suburban Philly who grew up in an Italian suburb, I have long given up on finding anything remotely resembling the Italian cuisine I'm accustomed to eating. Sunday gravy isn't a thing here. Humidity works against all things bread. There is water...in Raleigh, not "wooder" ("wooder" being a key ingredient to pizza in the pizza belt). While none of this may make sense to a native Raleighite, for the transplants it will and should serve as a resounding endorsement of Vivo's menu and prowess. We happily stumbled upon Vivo about two months ago on our continuing (20+ years) quest for respectable pizza. Since that time, we have either dined in or ordered take-away weekly; at times, frequenting twice a week. While the pizza is likely the best in the Triangle (perfect sauce: not overly spiced or viscous, and perfect crust: neither sweet nor bland), everything else on the menu we have tried has been outstanding. Beyond the food, the atmosphere is welcoming and pleasant. It's a charming and cosy restaurant. The service has always been attentive. I cannot imagine anyone being disappointed with their experience or their meal at Vivo.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 27, 2019 via mobile

Visited family & this restaurant was recommended. Good choice. We had Crab Encrusted Salmon, chicken parmigiana, veal Marsala & 2 different spaghetti dishes. All very good. Worth a try

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 15, 2019

Went with family and it was a really pleasant experience. This is a family owned restaurant and the owner was in evidence throughout the evening. It was obvious that many of the diners were repeat customers. All the meals we had were great, wine was...reasonable and tasted great as well. I had the stuffed eggplant and WOW with a red sauce that was delicious. Our server was a delightful young lady who was gracious and helpful throughout the meal. Will most certainly come back again.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed April 25, 2019

I've eaten here a few times, and finally was able to bring my wife and a friend for dinner last week. The food is lovely. I've had the veal parm and the veal saltimbocca. Our friend tried the fettuccine alfredo with chicken, and shared the...calamari with us, and everyone was quite happy with the dishes.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

We were there for lunch with friends...loved their background music! Eros Ramazotti! They had a wonderful Pasta Fagioli, and salads were tasty..great ambiance!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed February 25, 2019

I was in town briefly visiting and we had dinner here. Was very busy but service was prompt. Nice wine list. I had a Cabernet recommended by staff. Varied menu. The gnocchi gorgonzola was amazing. Very enjoyable.

Date of visit: February 2019
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