Caffe Vivo

4.5
922 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Authentic
Caffe Vivo welcomes everyone whether for a nourishing meal or a relaxing drink. Think of an Italian enoteca - an Italian restaurant-and-bar - and you'll get the picture. The atmosphere is warm easy-going and fun.

Drop by for a reviving cappuccino or spin out the time and talk over some tasty food - generous, joyful and full of Italian sunshine. A former warehouse - brick walls, cast-iron pillars - our style is casual, bold and bright. No frills, no fuss, just friendly service and a good-time buzz.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Saturday: Food served from 12pm-10pm

Sunday & Monday: Closed
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Phone number
0191 232 1331
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Emanuele Lattanzi
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Private Party Facilities
The Undercroft is a glamorous and atmospheric room perfect for smaller drinks receptions, events, presentations and private dinners.
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Private Party Contact
Matthew Clarkson: 0191 232 1331
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Parking Details
Secure Multi Story 150 yards
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Manors
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 922 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on 13 June 2018

Lovely meal. Unfortunately had to ask for the fixed price menu. Initially we were told it finished at 7pm but later informed this was just at the weekend so we could order.
Cauliflower soup was nice, Hake was perfectly cook. Friend enjoyed her goats cheese starter and chicken main.

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3.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Mixed quality food. My fish was cooked to perfection but my wife’s risotto was bland with over cooked prawns.

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4.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Lovely place for a family get together (it was my son's 18th); everyone enjoyed their food and the service was very good considering we were a table of 10 on a Friday night. My only criticism was of the vegetarian food - three options (two gnocchi and one pasta), none of which were anything like as good value as the meat/fish options. The website blurb says 'we love vegetarians' - we weren't convinced! More thought needs to go into what you give vegetarians please.

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Great food and choice, very friendly great place to talk and enjoy super food. Ideal night out.

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5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

Every time I go to Caffè Vivo, have a good food experience. The perfect Service is at a very high level, professional, friendly and very attentive.

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5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

Fabulous food and amazing service. Good value for money.

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5.0Dined on 30 May 2018

Perfect meal and very attentive service. All the food options with a very high quality level.

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Really excellent quality ingredients. Good value wine list. Friendly and efficient service. Good location.

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Very relaxed place with attentive staff and fabulous Italian food.

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4.0Dined on 26 May 2018

The food and service were both very good, we were due at the Sage so it was reassuring to be served in a timely manner.

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3.0Dined on 24 May 2018

Service charge should be your own choice and not automatically added to the bill. This makes the diner feel annoyed if they don’t wish to pay that amount or indeed cannot afford to pay that amount. It also makes the diner feel uncomfortable and embarrassed if they have to request it be taken off. None of these emotions should be your overriding memory of your dining experience and for that reason I will not choose to eat at your restaurant again. By the way we can afford to pay it and we did but it should have been our decision not yours.

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4.0Dined on 17 May 2018

Really good food, excellent range of choices from the fixed price menu and a la Carte with daily specials added. Relaxed atmosphere and attentive service.

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4.0Dined on 17 May 2018

I think everyone except me enjoyed their meal but sadly the veggie option sphaghett was very unpleasant so I didn’t eat it. My friend ate it and she thought it tasted of mussels something I really cannot stand

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Cafe Vivo constantly provides first class service in terms of what comes out of the kitchen to the excellent front of house captained by Matthew and Laura. Their attention to detail and their desire to please is exceptional.

P.W. Bauckham

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2.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Very disappointed bearing in mind the Reviews. The table wasn't ready when we arrived and we were shoved out to the Theatre next door to wait as there was no bar area within the restaurant itself. Neither were we offered a drink whilst we waited. I ordered lamp cutlets which should have been 'cooked through' whereas they arrived cremated and were very gristly and unappetising. Others in the party were also disappointed.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Not your run of the mill Italian food. Absolutely delicious, friendly staff, can't wait to visit again

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3.0Dined on 5 May 2018

The starter we had was described as Sausages with fennel and chilli pasta. It was infact bits of sauage meat with pasta shapes in a tomato sauce and nothing like what we’d expected. It was like a childs sausage pasta bolgnese you might but from M&S! The main course was better, loin of pork , which was barbacued and with rosemary potatoes. Wine was very good. But sorry wont come again, as food not up to scratch for the 2nd time. Im sticking with Cafe 21!

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

The food is amazing! Truly authentic and good value! The best tiramisu I have so far!

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4.0Dined on 21 April 2018

This was a perfect venue for a double-birthday celebration. The service and atmosphere were great and the food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Excellent service and the food was superb.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Cafe Vivo is a local gem and keps providing excellent food at good value with first class service.
Mat & Laura and their team are a credit to the 21 Group and deservedly so.

See you soon

Peter B

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

As always 5***
Staff and food amazing
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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

The food and service are always excellent and the early evening menu is fantastically good value. Great choice of specials and drinks. We keep going back as it’s so reliable.

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5.0Dined on 4 April 2018

Atmosphere was very good, not too noisy & food was well presented & staff very attentive. A very enjoyable evening all round.

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Lived up to expectations for the cafe 21 group
All aspects top notch

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5.0Dined on 22 March 2018

Warmly welcomed to celebrate a family occasion. Extensive menus which catered for all guests, including a lady with an egg allergy. Attentive waiting staff, but not intrusive. Food served promptly..how do they do that so well? Fish dishes cooked to perfection. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Super ambience..other tables quite full, so helped the place to ‘buzz’. More cafe style during the day, but evening was great. With family who are London ‘foodies’ we were proud to show off some local talent such as Cafe Vivo! Many thanks we will return!

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5.0Dined on 20 March 2018

Enjoyed a lovely birthday lunch with good food and friendly service. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 13 March 2018

Excellent as usual!

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Good food, good value, pleasant helpful staff. Very busy when we visited on Mothering Sunday but service was prompt and efficient and food hot. Will visit again.

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4.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Enjoyable evening with friends. Service a little slow and starters did not all come out-at same
time so our werenot hot by the time we started eating. A couple of main courses were fish one which had loads of bones in. It was a nice evening but not 21’s usual standard.

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3.0Dined on 6 March 2018

The food was good, and it was pretty quiet on that lunch time we went. Service was good and quick.
But instead of charging us 10% service charge for a table for 2, I would have preferred to have had the choice and given tips willingly.

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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Thank you so much to the chef and staff who made our Vegan dining experience amazing!! Our meals were fantastic, & you could not have been more helpful🙏🏼

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2.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Regrettably the food was not good and we did not experience the same level of service we had the previous time.
I have been served a pudding that was the same but given a different name!

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4.0Dined on 2 March 2018

Well looked after both with the food and service, thanks guys!

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4.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Enjoyable evening, good service & staff were attentive & friendly. Relaxed & comfortable atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Great ambience, food good value

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4.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Hadn't been for a while. A few changes had been made and all for the better. Enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on 16 February 2018

We were celebrating a special birthday and the person whose birthday it was, is a big fan of Cafe Vivo.
We had a great night and the food was wonderful.

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4.0Dined on 16 February 2018

Some great restaurants in Newcastle to chose from but this is definitely up there with the best. Great service great wine and fantastic food. I had the lamb chops and they are 10out of 10.
Please try

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5.0Dined on 15 February 2018

Lovely as ever. Staff super helpful. .

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