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“Terrible food, worst service ever!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Viva Pizza

Viva Pizza
Ranked #2,775 of 5,626 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
London
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Terrible food, worst service ever!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

Don't be fooled by the friendly greeting as you walk in through the door, because the minute you are seated you are treated like dirt. We ordered the 'Viva' salad and steamed clams to start and a large pizza to share for main. The salad was a big plate of bitter tasting leaves not helped by the huge quantity of oregano dumped on top. The steamed clams arrived at the same time as the pizza but were freezing cold so we had to send them back. The pizza was heavy and soggy and just tasted like mush. The management only seemed concerned about getting bums on seats and not about supplying their customers with a decent food experience in a nice environment. Whilst sat there we heard a number of people around us trying to get the attention of the waiting staff only to be ignored. Definitely a place to avoid!

Visited September 2012
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English first
North of London
Level Contributor
325 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Most accomodating”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

We arrived 8 handed without a reservation. The manager moved someone to fit us in on one table. Food very good price also very reasonable. A friend joined us just before we left and had a drink with us for which we were not charged. Would revisit if in the location.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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hurst, tx
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Wanted a do-over”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012 via mobile

San Francisco has Ron's of fabulous restaurants and we picked wrong. We were drawn in by the crazed Italian soccer fans but quickly realized that it wasn't worth it. The Coke was flat and the waitress didn't care. The lemonade was so sour you could barely drink it. The pizza was gross and our stomachs complained for 2 days.

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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“AMAZING! Quality for a great price.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2012

We went there because I had read that many of their items were vegan, and because we went with non-vegans, this was a great compromise. Oh but the word compromise does not describe the food. We all LOVED it, so much that we got it delivered to out hotel the next night. One of the best pastas I have ever had and I am a pasta lover to the max (including eating pasta in Italy). I can't stress it enough that you have to eat here! Oh and excellent service.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Christina B
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Spring, Texas
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Average Italian food ala Olive Garden.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2012

We were walking North Beach and spotted this on the corner. Before 4pm they have a lunch special menu so the prices brought us in the door.

My partner had a pizza margherita and i had the spaghetti carbonara. Both dishes were ok, but really nothing special. It was Olive Garden quality, so it was ok but being in Little Italy i guess we expected more.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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