Vivoli Cafe and Pizzeria

4.3
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58 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Traditional Italian pastas & steaks plus weekend brunch in a laid-back spot with white tablecloths.
What 58 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.5
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3.9
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3.7
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4.0
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
270 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Chicken Fettuccine and Clam Linguine totally delivered!

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vipdogzandglue
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipWendyL
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal at Vivoli was perfect! They got everything right, and got us served & out of there within 45 minutes, so we could be on time for our tickets to see the play Frozen! I will absolutely keep going back to Vivoli!

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Sandy
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

FOUR FRIENDS HAD A GREAT DINNER AT VIVOLI. WE EACH HAD A DIFFERENT ENTREE AND ENJOYED THEM ALL. NO COMPLAINTS!
THE SERVICE WAS VERY NICE. WOULD RECOMMEND VIVOLI FOR A CASUAL EVENING.

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StephenA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food every time! I think our server was new, he was very nice but made numerous mistakes.

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vipCotuit
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Very slow service and kitchen. Many items on the menu (sparkling and red wine) not in stock. Only had one type of red wine in stock in spite of eight or so options on the menu. Overall a pretty bizarre and uncomfortable experience. Place was uncomfortably hot.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect for a meal and glass of wine before Lau

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Katelyn
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Literally had to walk out after we sat at our table for almost 20 minutes without even being brought waters or checked on. Entire staff was incredibly rude and dismissive, even when we tried to flag them over. They said nothing to even apologize as we walked out. Will never return.

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Stevenyla
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood treasure. Excellent food and service. Passed the test by the New York City relatives.

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vipAlanC
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious, many great choices. The server had perfect suggestions that all worked.

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vipWendyL
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was delicious! The service was just fair, and it took awhile before we were served; I specifically asked for extra broth in my soup, and when the Cioppino came, there was actually less broth than usual! We had a hard time getting anyone's attention just to try to pay the bill. I'll go back there again, but hope the service is better next time. The previous time I was there with my parents, and the service was fantastic; I guess it's just a hit or a miss!

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vipWendyL
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience. Their cioppino was probably one of the best, if not the best cioppino I've ever had in my life!

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vipGFjanet
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was recommended by Colin at Hyatt Andaz for our 28th Anniversary dinner, it was awesome. It was lively yet intimate. Food was great and location was historic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
271 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There's a really pleasant, happy energy to the place, mostly thanks to our very sweet server and the rest of the friendly staff who remain in full view from the open kitchen. That's half the reason why everyone I bring there falls in love with it. The other reason is the food. Chicken Ravioli With Pink Sauce And Mushrooms is still my jam, but the Clam Linguine, Penne With Salmon, and their Pizza are great choices too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
271 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

On this visit, I was presented with their new lunch menu in addition to their usual. I did spot some items that intrigued, but I couldn't resist what I had originally gone there craving: the Chicken Ravioli With Pink Sauce And Mushrooms. Delish as ever... and the service was charming as ever. Will try the new lunch menu anther time :-)

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KARENINAH
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good spot , food was good, quiet during early lunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
271 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another excellent dine! Their Chicken And Spinach Ravioli With Pink Sauce And Mushrooms?... ALL DAY LONG, PLEASE!!! Also, my dining partner said his Fettuccine Alfredo With Chicken was the best he'd had anywhere! Service was attentive and gracious as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
271 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place! Love everything about it!! Not fancy digs, just cute, modest, cozy, but the food and service are first rate!!! Easily on par with some of the higher end Italian eateries I also frequent. Chicken And Spinach Ravioli With Pink Sauce And Mushrooms, OMG!!!!! Their Seafood Linguine is killer as well. I've also recently discovered their Caramel And Sea Salt Gelato. Uh-oh!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so comfortable eating at this restaurant. The food is amazing...the service is great, the waiters are very attentive and it has a wonderful ambience. The music is very romantic. It's it just nice to go out to eat and be able to hear your partner and have a fabulous meal.

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BlakeG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, authentic feeling Italian restaurant, which is hard to come by these days. Chicken Picatta and Linguini and Clams were both very delicious, and while the strip mall it sits in isn't a great atmosphere, inside the restaurant is quaint, nice and authentic feeling. Perfect stop for dinner right before a comedy show across the street.

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DoctorJ
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful birthday dinner with my friends. The service was spectacular. The food was very tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian food I’ve had in LA!

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Mike
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good as always.

ME
MivE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a friendly relaxed atmosphere and the best Italian food in L.A.

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DarrenR
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I love this place and have gone here sporadically over the past decade. When it's busy, service is a bit rough, but the food more than makes up for it (it's really amazing food) - and the servers are really friendly. We were given a free glass of champagne due to the wait time. They're good people. I would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys great Italian food.

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MivE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed atmosphere. Friendly staff. Excellent menu and some really good wine. Will be going back

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PatriciaN
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is delightful. The staff very friendly. It is comfortable and intimate, but does tend toward noisy when there are screaming children or a lot of customers.
Great Italian food at a great price!

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MivE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed and friendly. Food cooked to perfection and there are a lot of choices

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thor
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant with wonderful food. Really enjoy coming here and am so glad there's a restaurant in my neighborhood that is accessible, friendly and has wonderful food.

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JohnR
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We love Vivoli! Consistently great food, very friendly service, reasonable prices, and cozy atmosphere.
We have dined at Vivoli many times, and I can honestly say we have never been disappointed in the least, always great food. We will return.....and return, and return, and return, etc......

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RominiaA
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall5food4service3ambience4

We were a party of 8 and had a reservation in Open Table but when we arrived, they were a bit surprised. They didn't have the staff to serve so many people at one time. After we got to sit down, they took a good half hour to come to our table and get our drink order because they were short in staff. The pizza was excellent, beer was cold and staff super friendly. They need to get more servers thou. One of us order pasta. The presentation wasn't the best, and although it was good, you would expect something more outstanding form a restaurant run by Italians.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

made a reservatio through open table, got there and the restaurant was closed.

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vipJmnuss
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Service was great and the folks working were very friendly. I was not impressed with the food quality.

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vipLollly
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fabulous... best pizza I've had in a very long time! Our "server" was awesome, felt like a guest in a private home !

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vipCollegeBoy24
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great mom and pop restaurant. Amazing food.

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LeaN
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Great food and great service. I usually go here before or after seeing a comedy show across the street.

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vipSpiritTourist
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The seafood risotto is superb. Service attentive and spot on. Wine selection very good. Glad they open for lunch again!

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vipDine4SouthBay
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Parking is limited; service was a little slow as only one server; large portions of food and taste was good; externsive wine list, limited beer list; convenient to pre or post event at Laugh Factory in Hollywood

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SJO13
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They had a pre set menu which I was unaware of and the selection was not really that great. Very overpriced (sure there was lobster; but it wasn’t thaaaaat good). I wish I would have been made aware of the fact that there was a pre selected menu (at $65/person). The place was a very small set up and had very few tables. And pizza wasn’t even available! To be honest, probably wont go back

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JohnS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent, the service is great and the menu and wine list are great.

FAQs

Vivoli Cafe and Pizzeria offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 656-5050.

Vivoli Cafe and Pizzeria is rated 4.3 stars by 58 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.