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“Going down hill”
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Vivo
Cuisines: International
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Fairfield, Iowa
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3 reviews
“Going down hill”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

I've been to Vivo twice in as many months. The first time the wait staff were totally overwhelmed and we had to twice for just about everyting. My husband told the wait staff he wanted his steak medium well while another person at our table ordered the same steak medium rare. He told them he really meant it- don't bring a steak undercooked. The wait staff swapped the steaks which of course neither knew until they started cutting into it and eating it. So the wait staff need more help and training.
The second time, I ordered a past favorite- Tuscan Artichoke Chicken. The mashed potatoes were runny with the sauce, and it arrived without the chicken. Really disappointed.

I have had many very good experiences at Vivo and was very sad to see it is going downhill.

  • Visited November 2012
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English first
Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice place for a romantic dinner.”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Restaurant is in a renovated factory/warehouse-type building. The atmosphere is quite nice. The menu was varied, with lots of choices at reasonable prices.

Visited August 2012
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Thank cpaynter
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Fairfield, Iowa
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great romantic escape”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Went there for anniversary dinner and it was very good - friendly service and delicious entrees, original menu choices, gourmet, in creative and comfortable decor.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Diane D
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“decent food, bit pricey”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

My husband and I went here after hearing it was the nicest restaurant in Fairfield. The decor and ambiance are really nice, and quite romantic. The food however was just ok, and considering the price you would expect it to be much better. I would maybe go back again for drinks or appetizers, but not for dinner.

Visited September 2012
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Thank DesertLinz
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Fairfield, Iowa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“very inconsistent”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

Although this is probably the best restaurant in Fairfield, there's a good chance that there will be some problems with your dinner. Our two most recent visits might serve as examples. At the first, my salmon entree was scorched and basically ruined. At the second, the tofu and vegetable stir-fry didn't contain any tofu. And although the bread was delicious one night, it was stale the other. Lapses like these keep Vivo from being a dependable place to go for a special occasion.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Eugene1019
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