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5.6 /6 Wonderful 198 Reviews


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About Vivo

With two popular restaurants in the area, Vivo really knows how to please the Italian food cognoscenti of Nottingham and at their location on Derby Road, where pizza, pasta, antipasti and other classic Mediterranean treats all feature on the menu in abundance. Drawing in a crowd from all over the city to their family-run restaurant in Stapleford, Vivo is the place to go in Nottingham to indulge in authentic Italian cuisine.

Vivo’s Xmas Menu

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 22:00
  • Sunday Closed
Vivo, 164 Derby Road, NG9 7AY Nottingham

Further Information

Nottingham has no shortage of top-notch Italian restaurants, but Vivo keeps the cities Italian aficionados returning again and again with their authentic dishes. This stylishly decorated restaurant on Derby Road in Stapleford serves up both traditional Italian classics and creative modern cuisine, so you will find everything from pizza to pasta and a range of antipasti. Create your perfect pasta dish by selecting your favourite shape of pasta and then your preferred sauce.

If it is pizza that you are after you will not be disappointed with the array of options on the menu, while you will also find a range of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes too. Specialities include bracioline di vitello(rolled veal with parsley, garlic and pepper cooked in a tomato sauce) and anatra ai frutti di bosco(pan-fried duck breast cooked with leeks in a red wine sauce and served with fruits of the forest). As one of the city's most popular Italian restaurants, making a reservation at Vivo beforehand is recommended!


198 Reviews

5.6 /6 Wonderful 198 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: great value
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
19.06.2017 10:17

I have now visited this restaurant on two occasions. once in the evening and once for the lunch time menu. On both occasions the food and service have been excellent.

3 reviews so far 6
17.06.2017 22:23

Booked for a birthday meal, staff very friendly and helpful, food was amazing and at a very reasonable price, calzone pizza was especially nice, would recommend this restaurant very highly

1 review so far 6
15.06.2017 07:29

We went there for my friends' birthday. The meal was nice and the staff was very friendly. They sang birthday song and treated the birthday girls to free small dessert. We had a lovely time.

1 review so far 6
11.06.2017 20:45

I love this restaurant. It has a great atmosphere from the minute you walk in and has a great city feel about it even though this is located outside of the city. The staff are welcoming and very attentive and has a very high standard of service. The food is outstanding. You must visit this restaurant, it will be forever on your go-to list. Gillian.

1 review so far 6
18.01.2017 06:27

Torrential drizzle was falling as we walked into Vivo, but once inside the mood significantly lifted. First visit & initial impact was positive. A modern looking restaurant, well lit & comfortably laid out. Not too busy, so we were invited to choose our own table & the restaurant host was attentive & friendly. Extensive food / wine menus & once served food was well presented & quality / taste was fantastic. When next back in Stapleford - we will come back to Vivo.

1 review so far 6
26.09.2016 14:08

Went to Vivo for a birthday lunch and took advantage of the 2 course lunchtime deal. The food was excellent quality and portions just the right amount. We had the place to ourselves, so service was individual and attentive (I'm sure the emptiness had more to do with it being early on a Monday lunchtime, at the end of the month rather than a reflection of the restaurant). Nice place to eat when you'd rather stay local than go into Derby or Notts.

1 review so far 6
06.11.2016 10:52

My wife and I went to Vivo for our Anniversary Dinner. Massimo made us very welcome, the décor was modern light and airy and there was a good atmosphere, which the background music added to as opposed to detracting from, as it does in some venues. The food was well prepared and presented and of a price range competitive with other Italian Restaurants we have visited. I would highly recommend this Restaurant, we will certainly be returning.

1 review so far 6
15.01.2016 04:19

Vivo is the best restaurant. The food is always fresh, well prepared and presented and hot. The wait staff are all very friendly , never rushing you. The prices are also very reasonable and nice atmosphere. Love Vivo

1 review so far 6
22.05.2016 17:00

I went with some friends from work. We went for the early menu . The starter and mains was excellent I had soup then chicken with a side of chips . The food was fresh and hot . The service is excellent nothing is too much trouble. I would recommend Vivo's well worth a visit .

1 review so far 6
18.05.2017 02:48

At the end of a busy day (and a hectic few days really), it was a pleasure to relax and enjoy our delicious meal at the Vivo restaurant. The welcome was as warm as ever and the food was delightful with a real range of tastes that lingered on the palate. Marvelous

2 reviews so far 6
08.01.2016 22:47

Tonight the food and service was absolutely perfect, as usual. Our group of five thoroughly enjoyed their post Christmas meal together. Thank you team Vivo, for the excellent meal experience and we look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks time for another lovely evening. Ang x

1 review so far 6
29.01.2016 20:55

Excellent meal and great service. We would highly recommend Vivo Restaurant Stapleford Nottingham. Quality of food and presentation of food was excellent. Friendly service and good atmosphere at Vivo's.

1 review so far 6
07.06.2017 05:18

This restaurant is a little gem, the place is set out and decor is fitting with a cosy night out and has a great ambience. The service was second to none, and was left to chat with our drinks without being hastled. The food was amazing and full of really good flavours and was very reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend this to anyone and would give this restaurant a 10/10 and will be visiting again in the very near future.

3 reviews so far 6
24.12.2015 08:44

We have been to Vivo's many times,the quality and service remains,as ever,very good.From an 'early bird' special menu to the full menu you have a good and varied choice served by friendly staff in comfortable surroundings.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 09:46

Excellent food and service. The restaurant was very busy due to Valentines night. We had 20% taken off the final bill simply because they had left us waiting for 20 minutes before taking out order. We did not complaint and we certainly did not expect that (which just shows what great customer service they also offer). The food was absolutely wonderful and I am already looking forward to going back.

1 review so far 5
19.12.2016 09:41

Thank you for offering us a lovely evening, we appreciated the trouble you went to to make us feel welcome. Most of our group were well pleased with the meal ...particularly impressed with the value for money. However as you've sought a response; the prawn and orange got a thumbs down from all three people and the fish was deemed dry and 'could do with a sauce'. Otherwise everyone enjoyed it and two ladies will be returning in January. Kindest regards Suzanne

2 reviews so far 6
28.03.2016 20:37

Excellent food and prompt service. Very friendly staff. Be coming back again. Vivo is now my favourite Italian Restaurant. Had a great evening and got free shots. More power guys and see you again.

1 review so far 6
19.03.2017 18:07

The staff went above and beyond what was needed to make a special day run smoothly. The food was excellent and beautifully presented. The staff were also mindful of the "star of the day", my mother, who is a very slow eater. The only difficulty we had was with parking - but we still managed that without any complaints. An excellent experience for the whole party, Thank you!

1 review so far 6
15.01.2016 23:25

Amazing! Staff were brilliant and food was to die for! It was my birthday but I didn't tell them that when I booked yet on the night they must have figured it out because they made a fuss, gave me free ice cream and sang happy birthday for everyone to join in! Lovely night with friends, will definitely visit again! Thank you for a great time! Xx

1 review so far 6
06.03.2016 16:40

Another fantastic meal at Vivo went for Mother's Day a family of four amazing tasting olives and bread to start a mouth watering rosa Maria and a delicious lime cheesecake for desert

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 08:24

I had olives as i was waiting for starter they were very tasty then had the mussels as starter still the best i've ever tasted and for main had the fillet steak in a sauce the whole meal was fantastic well worth the money and quality and the staff are all very pleasant and make you feel very comfortable throughout you'r meal!

1 review so far 6
11.02.2017 07:55

Another great visit to Vivo. The staff were very attentive despite being busy with three large parties. The service was good and the mussels in tomato and garlic were amazing!

1 review so far 6
24.02.2017 15:41

we always have a lovely time at Vivos, the food is amazing and excellent quality and the staff are very friendly. It's always good fun and very lively on weekends.

1 review so far 6
14.02.2016 19:02

This only our second visit to Vivo , from the beginning to the end the Service was Fantastic and the food was perfect, It is well worth a visit

2 reviews so far 6
17.03.2017 23:19

Great food, excellent service and nice ambiance treat you like a celebrity. Always serve you with a nice smile and staff are courteous. Never a dull moment in Vivo.

1 review so far 6
11.02.2017 22:50

This was our first visit to Vivos and we have thoroughly enjoyed it. Delicious food and a very warm welcome from staff. Will definitely be returning and recommending.

2 reviews so far 6
04.04.2017 08:19

Had a company dinner at Vivo. Nice place, amazing food. Reasonable prices. Very nice staff! Deferentially will come back again. All the best and see you soon! Thanks!

3 reviews so far 5
03.02.2016 16:18

Our favourite restaurant locally,food and service excellent although on our visit this time the restaurant was full,making the service a bit slower,they are probably a victim of their own success. If you want a 'taster' try the early bird menu before 7 pm, ( not weekends) slightly less choice on the menu but at a fixed price it's good value and the portions are generous

1 review so far 6
03.02.2017 22:34

Great evening, brilliant food, exceptional service, company second to none, but I'll take credit for that! Enjoyed so much. Thank you so much Vivo of Stapleford.

2 reviews so far 6
22.12.2015 08:23

A restaurant with a happy atmosphere as soon as you enter the door. The welcome is warm, the food is fantastic and the pricing very reasonable. A varied menu makes it hard to choose especially when the food you see being delivered to other tables looks so beautiful. Well worth a visit.

1 review so far 6
25.10.2016 23:34

Yet another amazing meal at Vivo every time we go staff are so polite and nothing is to much trouble thanks so so much 😊

1 review so far 6
21.12.2015 20:28

As always Vivo Nottingham gives great food great service and everything hot and well presented, we will definitely be back again in the New Year

1 review so far 6
29.03.2017 16:33

It Was Great To Return To Vivo's Today After An Absence Of 6 Months Due To Family And Travel Commitments As Usual Food Was Excellent

1 review so far 6
15.08.2016 12:16

Lovely food, helpful and polite staff, a good atmosphere. I would certainly return and recommend Vivo to friends. we were impressed. Thank you very much

1 review so far 3
15.03.2017 08:25

Lovely food but as always the service is really slow. Been on a number of occasions when it's busy and when it's not and it's always the same. Not sure if it's the owner or the head waiter but his customer service leaves a lot to be desired, he actually can come across quite aggressive! On a recent visit we had a colleague over from America, not exactly sure of the menu she asked his opinion on a certain dish, he was really unhelpful and just said "well if you've not had it then don't try it", appalling really!!

1 review so far 6
13.04.2017 09:32

Great Early diner meal. 11 of us dined, everyone had an excellent meal, great value and lovey food. Portions sizes are generous, it was so good we immediately booked to go back again. One or two ordered from the Al Carte menu, prices reasonable and food also good.

1 review so far 6
18.03.2017 22:51

The best excellent food, fantastic atmosphere and superb service! We're always satisfied every time we went there. The Italian man make us feel welcoming and the food is amazing never disapoinnt, good selections of wine and to top it up the lemoncielo keeps on coming! Love I!

1 review so far 5
13.06.2016 10:51

Food, service and atmosphere were all excellent, we were not rushed. Plenty of easily accessible local parking. would be happy to recommend Vivo to friends and family.

1 review so far 5
11.03.2017 07:29

Great welcome, Great food, great atmosphere and very attentive staff, all leads to an excellent night out. I'd definitely recommend Vivo for a meal, whatever the occasion.

1 review so far 5
29.03.2016 07:38

What a bright and friendly place. A wonderful place to go if you have family and true Italian cooking. Not the place on a Friday night for quiet romantic meal as it is busy during the earlier sittings. Proper family place. Will try a later sitting next time. I will certainly be returning.

2 reviews so far 6
02.01.2016 12:48

Excellent food and service reasonable prices and fantastic atmosphere. My husband and l had a wonderful New Years eve on our own didn't know anybody, everybody was very friendly and welcoming. It was full of great people who were out for a fun time.

1 review so far 6
03.05.2016 14:15

Have been numerous times over the years and always had a great experience. Always accommodating with requests, such as a meal to take home for someone who couldn't make it due to illness or the table we require due to disability etc. Many thanks!

1 review so far 5
07.10.2016 10:32

Another great meal at Vivo - been to this restaurant many times and it always meets expectations. Good food, warm and friendly staff. Will be back.

2 reviews so far 6
14.02.2016 08:11

Food was excellent very tasty. The menu is varied so there is a lot of choice ,so there is something for everyone. The staff are friendly and nothing is too much for them. Had a good time will be back soon.

1 review so far 6
26.10.2016 17:39

The staff here are always friendly and want to help, the food is first class and the restaurant has a lovely atmosphere. Occasionally they have special evenings with a guest singer, also worth going to. I can highly recommend this restaurant.

1 review so far 6
01.06.2016 00:44

Our first visit and we had a lovely early evening meal. The food was lovely, the staff friendly, the wine great and the atmosphere was good. We will be returning to sample the a la carte in the near future

1 review so far 6
02.04.2017 18:09

Te restaurant was very busy, and our table as a little late, but well worth the few minutes wait. The staff were welcoming and friendly, service efficient, and the food and wine very good indeed. We'll certainly be returning!

2 reviews so far 6
21.06.2016 19:42

This is an excellent local restaurant, good service, good food and great wine. It's one of our favourite restaurants we visit for a early evening dinner or a family celebration. Every visit is as good as the last.

1 review so far 6
10.06.2017 08:23

This is a lovely Italian. The food is delicious, not too expensive with generous portions. The pizza I had was pipping hot. The staff are friendly and efficient. It's a super place to eat with family and friends.

1 review so far 6
30.04.2016 21:51

Always amazing food, but it's the atmosphere, staff always so friendly and make u feel so welcome even when coming with children, never make u feel rushed to go after ur meal like some restaurants, Fantastic