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“2nd time and still very good”
Review of Caffe Vivo

Caffe Vivo
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Ranked #191 of 1,261 Restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $39
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Manors
Description: Italian at heart, the mood at the Quayside Caffe Vivo is lively, the style relaxed. Cafe by day, simple supper place at night, it's food is honest, joyful and full of sunshine.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“2nd time and still very good”
Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We loved it the first time so made a beeline when we were back in town. My wife is Italian and knows when she eats authentic cooking from her homeland. We love the bread, freshly made by their sister resturant.

The food again was good, the fritto misto was very fresh, the simple spaghetti pomodoro was no let down.

Overall we felt that the food and service and prices are on one level but the decor does not match this. The caffe in the name is not wrong, that is the feel. I think if the decor was stepped up a level people would feel they were getting the full experience. All of this said, we still very much enjoyed ourselves hence the four stars.

  • Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food and nice ambience”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Ate here on a Friday evening - we didn't have a reservation but able to get a table despite the restaurant being quite busy. No complaints at all about the food - very well cooked and a good sized portions. Plenty of choice from both specials and the main menu. Only problem was the service - we waited about 45 minutes for the main course. Having said that, the manager responded well. He was very apologetic - gave us desserts on the house and knocked the service charge off the bill. I assume there was a problem in the kitchen that night and wouldn't hold it against them! Would certainly return if I am in Newcastle again

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Linda W
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Style AND substance!”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Excellent service and food, great location. This is ideally placed for pre-show meals when visiting the Sage.

Visited July 2013
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Thank nerja2012
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Newcastle upon Tyne England
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Nothing to write home about”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Second time of trying, and this place still doesn't excite.
Limited choice on the specials menu, and otherwise overpriced.
Portion sizes were a bit small.
Looks good from the street, but venue is cramped once you get seated.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank AndyBernadette
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Try the antipasti!”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Other reviews seem to be complaining about the portion size - they obviously didn't try the antipasti misto - the portion for 2 could have served 4 for a starter or 2 for a main. Fantastic choice of goodies and well worth the money. Rest of dinner was very good - mainly ate off the specials and everyone was happy with their food.
Was happy to see they serve Dolcetti - a mini dessert and coffee, however after ploughing through the antipasti, I couldnt even manage that.
Service friendly and reasonably attentive. Busy and a little noisy but a generally really enjoyable meal.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Isabel S
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