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“Read this first!!!! Mediocre meals, but good pizza”
Review of Vivio's

Vivio's
Ranked #1 of 19 Restaurants in Indian River
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Pizza, pasta, full bar, great Up North decor
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Went her Friday night 10/19 - 3 couples - based on overall TA rating. Wow, not sure how it is rated so high. Our party had fish/chips, vegetable lasagna, chicken, pizza and veal. The only thing that received an okay rating was the pizza (which was topped the next night by the Inn Between pizza, just down the road). Meals come with breadsticks and "garlic bread." I use the quotations because I sure can't call it that with a straight face. White commercial bread with a huge amount of garlic powder that is toasted (like in a toaster toasted - at least that's what it looked/tasted like). Regular commercial breadsticks. Salad was fresh, but small and also dripping with water - salad spinner desperately needed! All the meals (excepting the pizza), way too much cheese, bland, soggy - I don't know - was it as horrible as I make it sound? No, but it was so highly rated that I was really disappointed. Can't understand why anyone would go there a second time if they weren't ordering pizza. So overall, it was just an "eh" meal. LIfe is too short for that. The one big plus of the meal was the server - probably been there for ages, funny, efficient and professional.

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Great food.Nice sit down italian dinner in the evening. Better get a reservation though as they tend to get crowded.

Thank nick k
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

I used to live in Indian River and visited this restaurant frequently. There is not a bad meal here. My favorite was the baked Mostaccioli. Absolutely delicious. Their meat sauce is wonderful. They are packed from May through October - so come early or later if you don't want to wait. Their bar is great for a quick drink before dinner and Stewart is always an entertaining bartender.

Really great place with a wonderful atmosphere and delicious food.

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Thank Mary M
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Vivios is amazing and it always has been. I have to get mostaccioli every time and I never regret it. A trip to Northern Michigan would not be complete without at least one visit to Vivio's.

Thank Camdc
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

really good, they get really crowded, if you have a group, I always go ahead of the group and get our name on waiting list. love the house dressingon the salad.yum!...see you there!

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Thank d b
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