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.
Sunday & Monday: Closed
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.
Mixed quality food. My fish was cooked to perfection but my wife’s risotto was bland with over cooked prawns.
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.
Great food and choice, very friendly great place to talk and enjoy super food. Ideal night out.
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.
Fabulous food and amazing service. Good value for money.
Perfect meal and very attentive service. All the food options with a very high quality level.
Really excellent quality ingredients. Good value wine list. Friendly and efficient service. Good location.
Very relaxed place with attentive staff and fabulous Italian food.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Not your run of the mill Italian food. Absolutely delicious, friendly staff, can't wait to visit again
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!
The food is amazing! Truly authentic and good value! The best tiramisu I have so far!
This was a perfect venue for a double-birthday celebration. The service and atmosphere were great and the food was delicious!
Excellent service and the food was superb.
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
As always 5***
Staff and food amazing
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.
Atmosphere was very good, not too noisy & food was well presented & staff very attentive. A very enjoyable evening all round.
Lived up to expectations for the cafe 21 group
All aspects top notch
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!
Enjoyed a lovely birthday lunch with good food and friendly service. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Excellent as usual!
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.
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.
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.
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🙏🏼
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!
Well looked after both with the food and service, thanks guys!
Enjoyable evening, good service & staff were attentive & friendly. Relaxed & comfortable atmosphere.
Great ambience, food good value
Hadn't been for a while. A few changes had been made and all for the better. Enjoyed it.
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.
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.
Lovely as ever. Staff super helpful. .