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“Nice addition to Cape Coral”
Review of Bistro in Vivo - CLOSED

Bistro in Vivo
Price range: $7 - $12
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: French italian coffee café offers breakfast and lunch. Diner on friday.
Reviewed November 26, 2011

We have had our eye on this place for some time now, and finally tried it for lunch. Small, casual, bright place, half tables where one can have a meal or a cup of coffee, half counter and display case filled with baked goods that look delectable. Extensive menu includes various quiches, savory and sweet crèpes (French-style buckwheat crèpes folded into a square on the plate), interesting sandwiches, paninis, pasta dishes, salads. There's always a special of the day, beef in wine sauce the day we were there. Although there's an interesting collection of wines in a prominently-displayed rack a limited selection of wine is sold only by the glass as of now.
My husband had the quiche Lorraine, served with a side of salad and, oddly, potato chips. The presentation was attractive, but the quiche could have been more flavorful; he thought it was heavy on the egg-white (ie. "too healthy"). I had the chicken cordon-bleu crèpe, which was delicious but barely warm when served; I should have asked to have it heated up, but I was afraid of what the microwave would do to it. Although very tasty this was overpriced at $12 (but one of the more expensive items on the menu I should add).
We will definitely go back and try some of the other appealing-sounding dishes, steering clear perhaps of the quiche and the more expensive crèpes. This is a different kind of place to eat, and deserves to be encouraged!
Bistro in Vivo is conveniently located on Cape Coral Parkway in the Sweetbay/Ace shopping center; easy parking, and free wi-fi.

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4  Thank Nancy O
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Reviewed November 20, 2011

had the excellent pasta parme special very rare dish from europe cooked in a large cheese wheel with mushroom sauce. owner just opened in May in Cape Coral but had 4 restaurants in France and Italy. All homemade desserts. nothing processed good fresh food. They have osso buco which i didn't try but looked great, next table ordered it. Pastries very very french, excellent - French and Italian very casual cafe style. they have breakfast/lunch dinner i will go back for sure

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2  Thank sophia r
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Reviewed November 28, 2011
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