Vivo Italian Kitchen

4.6
424 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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 424 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
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WendyM
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good service good food but extremely noisy

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

Great food and service! Highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and wine!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 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
17 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
2 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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OpenTable Diner
13 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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Vivo - food, service, cleanliness always on point!

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JimSusan
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Asked for something not on the menu. Jennifer didn’t hesitate. The dish was perfect.

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JerryS
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Italian restaurant. Great food at a reasonable price. Will go there again.

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ShellyB67
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivo was highly recommended by a few friends. The food was to die for! The antipasto appetizer was hands down the best! Great friendly staff, wonderful service! Will be going back again

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vipCindyF
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good. Everything was tasty.

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vipJosephG
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent food in a comfortable atmosphere with outstanding service!

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vipVivo
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good true Italian food. reasonable limited wine selection. We love the attention to many details, the barriers at the top of the booth seats, the sturdy classy looking placemats, the hot/warm bread with oil or butter option (not just one), freshly filled cannoli, sturdy complex sauces.

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Dinaroo
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent calamari with fresh marinara sauce. Delicious papparadelle and alfredo with shrimp. Hearty lobster de mare. It was quiet for a Friday night but the place was full. Service was slow because they were short staffed in the kitchen but our waitress checked on our drinks and made sure if we needed anything. The food was worth the wait. It's one of our favorite places for dinner.

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vipJimF
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Service was good. Glad they were able to survive the last year. It was great to be back.

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vipMattB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I used to love Vivo. The past few times I’ve been there the food is underwhelming. Last night I had the Marsala, which was bland; very bland if you can imagine that. My daughter had the Lonster ravioli which she really likes, but I find their vodka sauce is pasty. The lobster tail it was topped with was dry snd bland (difficult to do with a lobster tail). The server was prompt snd friendly, snd the atmosphere in the lower level is nice (except I don’t like that they have TV’s, which are distracting when you’re trying to talk with people). I will definitely go back because it’s super close to home, but it won’t be a top choice going forward; there are so many Italian restaurants that are much better.

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Berks
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and great drinks. Third time visiting recently and will be going back!

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Vivo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

this has become our GO TO place.................................

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Hamilton
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From appetizer to the meal to thedessert, everything was tasty, quality and served timely. First time but won't be the last time!

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KayK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really like the food

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AlfredS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Server Chris was very attentive. The food was deliciously prepared.

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vipJimF
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal from a great family. Jen is a great server as well.

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vipChief
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time, great bar drinks and selection. Food wonderful, slightly pricey.

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Eric66
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I knew all the chain places would be a trainwreck on Father's Day and, coming in from out of town, I didn't have much local knowledge. This place was available on OpenTable so I grabbed a reservation. In a VERY out of the way spot and the place was pretty empty but don't let that fool you, it's worth a visit. My parents both had the shrimp scampi and I had mussels over angel hair pasta in a red sauce. I loved their red sauce, deep flavors. Also, their Calamari was spot on, very lightly breaded and very tender. A bit pricey but I know that many restaurants have had to increase their prices due to their costs going up.

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vipHunk
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good service by our waiter

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 424 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.