Vivo Italian Kitchen

4.6
443 reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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Casual
Vivo Italian Kitchen is proudly family owned and operated Italian restaurant. Vivo Italian Kitchen is a newly renovated providing authentic Italian food, while dining in a modern decor. All of our meals are prepared from scratch from our own unique recipes. We do have a full liquor license with a sit down bar, offering premium champagne, liquor, craft beer, cocktails etc.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 443 People Are Saying
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SharonE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. We will be back.

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vipJohnS
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizer we shared (scallops) and our two entrees were all delicious. We ate early (4:30) so the atmosphere was quiet. Vivo’s food is always top-notch. The service is consistently friendly and attentive. We are blessed to have such a restaurant close to our home.

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IntheFoodBiz
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We traveled from the Poconos for a new place to try. The hostess and wait staff were on point. We enjoyed our food. Everything came out hot and was flavorful. This is a place we will travel back to soon.

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MelodyW
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The service was fantastic ! Thanks to our server Chris!

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ArleneS
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, nice seating, great selection, very nice staff, definitely going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always wonderful. Everyone was very happy with our server and the food. Will be back over and over!

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JulieK
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Thank you for the delicious dinner and great service! We'll be back soon!

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fredb
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food was fresh and done perfectly. best mozzarella sticks i ever had. veal was awesome and server was outstanding.

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Dakota
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food & wonderful service. Definitely authentic Italian food

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vipBarryS
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been meaning to try this restaurant for years and this is the first chance we’ve had. I can’t believe it has taken us this long to get there. A stand out restaurant for the Lehigh Valley excellent food service in a nice atmosphere we will definitely be back

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vipdmcintyre214
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Vivo, taking a Muhlenberg College student out for a nice dinner. Very happy with the food and service. Waitress was extremely professional, checked in on us at appropriate times, brought food and drink quickly, refilled water glasses, etc. Food was quite good, and the lasagna was great. Nice small selection of wines. All in all, we were very happy with the experience and will take our student to Vivo again.

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marks1babe
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I wish I could give this place 4 or 5 stars, but the food just wasn't that great. Based on reviews I was anticipating a delicious meal. Our pasta was kind of mushy. I ordered the scampi with a lemon wine sauce over pasta and the lemon flavor overpowered the entire dish. My husband ordered the wedding soup and he reported that it was just ok - not very flavorful. The restaurant' s interior is very nice and our server was excellent but the food was just so so. We will not be back.

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DianaH
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were delicious. House salad dressings were delicious. Our meals were set. Definitely will be back.

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SteveH
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food is fine. A bit more salty than needed. Setting is good for large group gatherings while noise level is high, in a good way. Service is good and polite. A reasonable priced and setting for a simple dinner. If you want a quite candle light type, this is not the place

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lehighvalleyfoodie
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, quick and polite service, very welcoming environment. I’m definitely coming back… best home cooked Italian in the Lehigh Valley!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual, we go there for our anniversary every year and have never been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Food was overpriced, we were stuck at a table shoved in the corner at the top of the stairs. The house salad was extremely tiny, chicken was over cooked, not sure what was done to the broccoli, the potatoes did not look appetizing. The clams in the clams casino were not fully cooked, the amount of calamari received for the appetizer was deceiving because they breaded hot peppers to look like calamari. Our waitress was very pleasant.

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BenS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was served hot, by a friendly wait staff. Very relaxing and enjoyable experience

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vipWendyM
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good service good food but extremely noisy

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Kelly
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was out first time at the restaurant. We were celebrating my birthday. Everything was delicious. My only critique would be the Caesar salad. The romaine was cut too thin and the salad itself was bland. We would not order that again. Other than that, we’ll be back. I’d like to try the pizza :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and wine!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience at Vivo.

Some fun and tasty specialty cocktails with a twist on standard drinks.
The food was delicious. Pasta dishes were ample servings, and very enjoyable.
And the server was attentive, polite and professional.
Will definitely return again.

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ChrisH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very friendly and accommodating. I do not eat dairy, and they were great with helping to make sure I had zero dairy in my meal. Bartender was also great, she made me a drink that was no longer on their drink menu.

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TEO1943
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there. First time just the two of us. Everything was excellent.
It was just a little noisy but not too bad.

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AndrewB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food service everything!!!

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SamanthaS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Service was very good. Sometimes she took a while to come back but assuming they are understaffed like all restaurants right now. Food was very good. Only small negative was they didn’t have any sauces for the crab cakes. They were great and didn’t need sauce but was really weird not to have any aioli or tartar sauce options when I asked before tasting them. Waitress offered hot sauce! Drinks were also good but a little on the bitter side. Overall very good and will return.

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viplaa6
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Arancino was excellent, calamari okay. Italian Wedding probably would have been good if it was hot and the spinach wasn't raw. Lobster ravioli was good, lobster tail was tender. Veal Sinatra was atrocious, overly sauced with overly breaded veal. Chicken Francese and Shrimp Piccata were decent but too much and too acidic sauce. Dining room was full so we understand the servers were busy but ours was essentially absent and never checked on food quality or a drink refresh.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Drinks were good and apps came out hot. However, entrees were brought to the table cold.

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JoeD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Great services. Can’t complain here.

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Lucron03
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time diners.. we were impressed and will be back.
The only issue we had was we ordered one of the drinks off the drink menu.. took a few sips and didn’t like it.. we asked for something else and was happy with the second drink.. the first one however was still on our bill even though we didn’t drink it… we did say they could keep it on the bill… it was disappointing that they didn’t take it off the bill in good faith… being a restaurant manager myself I wouldn’t have charged for something that someone didn’t consume nor liked…not sure if the server told management…
Not the end of the world..😀.. we will be back

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MarieW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and our server was very attentive. We will go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food

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GaryB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waiter was very helpful and very efficient. The lamb chops were done perfectly. Seafood Gorgonzola was tasty, but very rich. Would definitely go back. A bit out of the way, but welcoming in the busy high traffic area of Allentown.

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Dineguru
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a great time and great food. A nice pleasant atmosphere to kick back with some great Italian food and conversation with family.

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LauraL
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was great! Also are server was very good!

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VickieM
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! Definitely recommend !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Birthday Dinner

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ThomasR
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great authentic Italian dishes. Lots of seafood in the menu makes it a bit unique

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AnnetteW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Appetizer was delicious, bruschetta with mascarpone, tomato,ham another cheese!
I was disappointed with the Arancini (spelled wrong), rice ball. Before the pandemic, I remember a core of meat ball surrounded by rice and peas. This was 2 small ones, that’s ok, but I found very little, if any, meat. However, it was tasty, as was the sauce.
We were happy with our choice of restaurants. And we will be back.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Vivo Italian Kitchen using the Order Online button. Vivo Italian Kitchen also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (484) 350-3523.

Vivo Italian Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 443 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.