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5.2 /6 Excellent 143 Reviews

Vivo Italian Restaurant

Town Centre Italian £££ +100
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About Vivo Italian Restaurant

Bringing a piece of Italy to Kettering High Street, Vivo Italian Restaurant offers an authentic Italian experience in the town centre. From traditional Italian dishes to pizzas, you will find it all on the menu at this family-run restaurant. Having established quite a name for itself, people travel from all over Northamptonshire to try the Italian cuisine on offer at this local Italian restaurant. Booking a table in advance is recommended! And please note that the wood-fired pizza oven burns only in the evening.

Vivo’s Xmas Menu

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday Closed
Vivo Italian Restaurant, 96 High Street, NN155LA Kettering

Further Information

With years of experience and two popular Italian eateries under their belt, Vivo Italian Restaurant know their stuff when it comes to Italian cuisine. At their Kettering offering, located right in the heart of the town centre on the High Street, traditional and modern Italian dishes both feature on the lengthy menu. From pizza and pasta – you will find an abundance of options of both – to classic meat, fish and vegetable dishes, at Vivo Italian Restaurant you will be spoiled for choice. Start your Italian experience off with some antipasti. From caprino fritto con confettura di mele (deep-fried breaded goats cheese served with confit apples and rocket) to gamberoni al peperoncino (pan-fried king prawns in a chilli, garlic, white wine and tomato sauce), the menu has an array of options that are perfect for sharing around the table. Main courses we recommend include pollo funghi (grilled chicken breast with sauté mushrooms with a white wine reduction and smothered in a creamy sauce) and gnocchi sorrentina (potato gnocchi in a tomato sauce, garlic, basil and sprinkled with mozzarella), bellissimo! For delectable Italian cuisine in Kettering town centre, make a reservation at Vivo Italian Restaurant.


143 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 143 Reviews
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: entertaining
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
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1 review so far 6
20.06.2017 09:48

Lovely service, meal was excellent and a great atmosphere. Each time we have visited we have always enjoyed the experience. We would recommend it to anyone.

3 reviews so far 6
21.05.2017 08:31

We have been going to this Restaurant for years, we have always found the food and service to be good, we are always made welcome

1 review so far 6
19.05.2017 11:40

Lovely food, great service, great prices. We will defiantly be regulars 😁 Tiramisu is the best I've ever tasted Never a problem to park here either.

1 review so far 6
13.04.2017 08:23

A lovely meal. We went with our Son's (18 & 10) and was perfectly suited for our family. The quality of food was excellent. Vivo has a 5 star FSA rating We'll be going back again for sure!

1 review so far 3
03.04.2017 08:33

We live in the local area so have dined here a few times. I've had a mixture of experiences, from 'iffy' service to brilliant service. Personally, I don't find it very consistent however the food is good and reasonably priced. My recent visit was a mixture of good.. and bad. We took the mother in law, for a belated mothers day meal. The food came out at reasonable times, we didn't have to particularly wait long at all. Service was good in that respect, however my mother in law complained her pasta dish was extremely salty. Afterwards, the waiter asked how our food was and the salty pasta dish was mentioned. The chef must have tried it himself, as the waiter swiftly returned apologising. He then offered my mother in law a free dessert. We didn't want desserts as we'd had starters and instead asked for the bill. No money was taken off the bill and we paid for her main dish which is unacceptable really, however we didn't want to make a fuss. In hindsight, we should have probably booked the Palmichael - service is always great there, plus the food is amazing. If we had experienced the same there, I know they would have taken it seriously!

1 review so far 5
17.09.2016 21:36

We live in Cambridge and our son and daughter-in-law live in Loughborough. Every couple of months we each drive halfway to Vivo Italian Restaurant to catch up and have a nice long visit. We are never disappointed with the food or service and we would thoroughly recommend it. If you like Italian food, you will enjoy going there.

1 review so far 6
30.12.2015 07:22

We went to Vivo in Burton Latimer as an early birthday celebration for my wife. The reception was friendly and warm, the food was incredible, we both had the Rossini steak, cooked perfectly and the sweet was excellent. The staff were so friendly especially our waitress. Even a small candle on my wifes sweet and they sang happy birthday. What more could you want. I can't recommend this restaurant more highly. Jim and Hilary White. 28.12.2015

2 reviews so far 2
06.03.2016 17:42

Our table was booked for 8 o'clock and we arrived about 5 minutes early. We were told that they were running behind and told to go to the bar and have a drink. After at least 15 minutes with no one apparently serving we asked if we could be served with drinks and there were at least 12 people waiting behind us waiting to be seated. We finally were given our table about 8-25 and our order was taken about 15 minutes later. The starter arrived with the additional garlic bread bit no plain bread, this arrived when the starter plates were collected. After another long wait and seeing people who were seated after us being served we finally had the main course served at 9-50. Although the food was very tasty it was difficult to enjoy after the wait, the wife's pizza was covered in rocket which spoilt it, maybe this amount is normal but it was literally covered and would have benefited from a quick trim with a flymo. We did not have a sweet or coffee and asked for the bill a couple of times, we finally left the almost empty restaurant at 10-45 quite disappointed at the service. I know they were busy but we did not feel welcome and are not planning to return.

1 review so far 6
21.12.2016 09:27

Pleasant welcome from genuine Italian staff, clean modern surroundings, not rushed into making any choices and the food was exactly as expected. The waiter used only enough Italian to set the scene and to allow me to use my limited ability. Prices in line with the experience of dining out in the area. My wife recommended the place as she had lunched there with friends before. Would definitely go again.

1 review so far 5
24.07.2016 16:56

This is the second time my friends and I have visited Vivo for a night out for a meal (Friday 22 July2016). We go out once a month trying different restaurants in the Corby/Kettering area. It is fair to say that this restaurant has a very good atmosphere, we dined at 8:00PM and it was full. The food is of a very good standard and the owner and staff are very professional. I guess we will return again in the very near future.

1 review so far 2
13.12.2016 18:33

Six of us visited Vivo for our Christmas party. The food was lovely, but the service left a lot to be desired. Four of us had starters, three of which came to the table quite quickly. Unfortunately the fourth arrived 10 minutes later, after the waiter had been reminded that we were a starter short! We had no such problems with the mains, all of which were absolutely delicious (especially my fillet of sea bass). We had the same issue with dessert when one arrived some considerable time after the others. Once we were all finished with our desserts, we waited (and waited) for a member of waiting staff so that we could get the bill. I eventually went to the entrance to the kitchen to request the bill, only to be told (not asked!) to sit down as they were busy!!! I found this level of rudeness in a waiter completely unacceptable, and will not be returning because of it. The restaurant knew how many covers there were and should have had enough staff to cope with it, or simply should have not taken as many bookings!!! In short, really nice food but appalling service.

1 review so far 6
28.09.2016 17:39

This was our second visit to Vivo's in the past 3 weeks, and once again, can honestly say we all had an enjoyable meal. There were 4 of us in our party, we all had different meals which we all thoroughly enjoyed. The quality and quantity of food was excellent, also the service and It won't be too long before we visit again.

1 review so far 6
06.01.2016 18:37

My husband and I went for lunch as my birthday treat. We have been there before and on this occasion the meal and service was perfect. We always enjoy going there but this time it was excellent. My husband had sea bass and I had a fillet steak all cooked to perfection plus a glass of red wine. Will definitely go again

1 review so far 6
07.02.2017 09:28

Treated my husband here on a Friday evening. Booked online, very easy. Arrived bit early but no issues, very prompt service, friendly and attentive staff. Delicious food and staff were happy to leave us a while before we asked for the bill. Really pleased it's still as good as my last visit. Lovely evening will definitely visit again soon.

1 review so far 6
20.01.2016 02:49

Excellent food, wine and ambience with a first class service and my guests and myself thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our evening. Unfortunatley living in Scotland it may be sometime before I am able to revisit this very fine restaurant although it will be very much in my future plans when I am next in the area.

1 review so far 5
22.12.2015 11:41

We received a very warm welcome as we entered the restaurant and the staff were friendly and helpful throughout the evening. The food was of a high standard and delicious tasting. The restaurant was very busy with Christmas party revellers so was maybe a little noisier than we would have liked, but understandable given the time of year. Overall a great place and a very enjoyable meal.

2 reviews so far 4
08.07.2016 17:27

Vivo Italian Restaurant food good. Remember any extras like salad chips etc cost you extra with most being 95p. The Restaurant was very warm as there are no windows that open and no air condition. Staff very good.

1 review so far 6
08.07.2016 07:41

We had a lovely meal and the staff were very friendly and accommodating! We took in a birthday cake earlier in the day as a surprise and the staff were more than happy to bring it out in the evening and sing to my husband! Will definitely go back again!

1 review so far 5
09.01.2016 16:19

The services was good & the food was as enjoyable as when we went for a Christmas meal with a crowd. When asked if there was a problem with my starter as I had not eaten it, they were quick to say there would be no charge as i need not like it & think it was to their standard.

1 review so far 6
04.12.2016 11:36

At Vivo you have a very warm welcome. The waiter/waitresses are very attentive, and nothing is too much trouble. Food was lovely. On hearing it was a special birthday, a small cake with a candle was brought to the table. A lovely touch. Many thanks. X

1 review so far 6
01.06.2016 20:01

The restaurant was not particularly busy as we booked an early table. The food was good, and the service was good too. It was a pleasant evening, and the first visit for my friend. I am sure she will be back with more people.

2 reviews so far 4
18.01.2017 21:04

Food and wine list good as usual but we were disappointed that they didn't have zucchini when the shops are full of them, and No Espresso !! The machine was broken, but why no backup ? Also the calamari fritti starters were weird - three of us had them and all commented on the strange way of presenting them. The filetto Rossini was very good.

1 review so far 6
09.12.2016 07:43

My husband and I have wanted to go this restaurant for a while so we picked it for our anniversary. The three course meal we had was absolutely delicious and the service was great . Would highly recommend and will definitely be returning.

1 review so far 6
20.11.2016 20:15

We had a lovely time, the service was spot on, the food was very tasty, the rossini sauce needed a little more depth, but overall it was really nice. The white chocolate profiteroles were wonderful. We will definitely return.

1 review so far 6
07.11.2016 09:39

We had a lovely evening, Louigi & staff were great, very attentive, Alessandro as usual, the food was very good & with Sergio singing with the help of a few friends, we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you

1 review so far 6
24.09.2016 22:18

Really enjoyed food and service time was good. New lad on his first night was proffesional and i noticed the manager giving him instructions discreetly. Overall we will definately be back. Additional beers would be nice though.

1 review so far 4
12.12.2016 11:23

I booked online but when we arrived they didn't have our reservation, but luckliy there was only 2 of us so they found us a table. The restaurant was very loud and we couldn't hear each other over the noise so we paid the bill and left. On a positive though, the food was nice.

1 review so far 6
17.03.2017 18:33

Excellent food' ambience and service. Highly recommend. Portion sizes are fabulous and attention to detail commendable. We were a large party of nine and the food all came out piping hot at the same time.

1 review so far 6
01.11.2016 19:15

A great meal. The staff are lovely and attentive without being intrusive. Fish course was perfectly cooked and everyone commented on how bright and tasty the pizza marinara we had as a shared starter was.

1 review so far 6
29.06.2016 14:20

Great food as always and great service too. We love this place, particularly their lasagne. We were delighted to find some new dishes on the menu - tried out a couple and were not disappointed.

1 review so far 5
17.04.2016 18:01

Pleasant atmosphere staff were very attentive.food was delicious and served hot. Not over priced and a great evening was had by myself and my wife. Surprisingly quiet for a Saturday evening but I am sure it gets busy during pay weeks

1 review so far 5
13.11.2016 18:42

Had a pleasant meal on our first visit to Vivo. We went on a busy Saturday evening and the service was still very attentive. Three people with bottle of wine and each having two courses and liqueurs was under £100.

1 review so far 5
16.02.2017 07:35

All food and wine excellent apart from risotto which got a negative response when mentioned it had no taste. Spent nearly. 300 pounds so would not have hurt them to deduct it from Bill. Otherwise a really good experience

1 review so far 5
16.07.2016 11:29

Beautiful food - seafood was delicious and pizza bases fluffy! Unfortunately they got my order rather wrong and we had to wait further for our meals whist they rectified it, but no questions asked and was sorted immediately x

1 review so far 6
13.08.2016 10:20

Hate a great meal, food was lovely staff very friendly. Would totally recommend going here. Is our second time of going and it is now our restaurant of choice for special occassions.

1 review so far 6
23.12.2016 17:52

always great service. Food is always fantastic. This restaurant has a good menu which caters for all tastes. It is well priced and will give you a taste of Italian food

1 review so far 6
29.11.2015 14:46

Took my friend to Vivos' to celebrate her birthday, it was her first meal there, which she thoroughly enjoyed - excellent food and excellent service from the friendly staff as usual!

2 reviews so far 6
24.02.2016 20:53

meal very good and also the service this was our first visit t your restuarant and we were very impressed with the meal lovely surroundings and we will certainly come again

1 review so far 5
22.01.2017 08:24

We had a lovely quiet table in the corner. The service was very very good very fast. Food was fresh and felt like we were back in Sorrento! Very friendly staff. Cheesecake was amazing! Would highly recommend.

1 review so far 6
16.05.2016 12:33

Vivo has never disappointed, the food is always lovely, the staff very friendly and efficient, had a great time as always. We will be going back as soon as possible.

2 reviews so far 6
21.10.2016 18:41

Excellent food traditional and real italian with good prices nice welcoming atmosphere best lasagne ever!!! good for children as they have high chairs nice wine fast service even when busy

1 review so far 6
22.01.2017 12:01

Food and service was amazing would definitely recommend to others.... nice little area they are based in also and quite easy to get to. We will definitely be going back.

1 review so far 6
20.01.2017 13:08

Went to Vivo for my daughters birthday celebrations and were greeted with a friendly atmosphere and great food. The guys even sang Happy Birthday to her. Will definitely be returning.

1 review so far 6
23.11.2016 07:33

We had a lovely evening with great food and great service. Some of our party where running late and there was no rushing us to order quick once they arrived.

1 review so far 3
19.07.2016 08:29

Shouldn't sell cocktails if you don't know how to make them, a mojito is not hard but is not nice if not made correctly, theirs was dreadful sent it back and had G&T instead. Food was nothing special. Only went here as it was all we could get into last minute, that should have told us something, place nearly empty!

1 review so far 6
19.05.2016 07:32

They never fail to deliver excellent food and service. My friends were very impressed as they had not been before all said they would definitely go back and soon.

1 review so far 6
03.04.2016 09:36

Great food, great atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff, our waitress was absolutely lovely, best Italian restaurant I've been to in Northamptonshire, looking forward to our next visit to Vivo.

1 review so far 6
11.03.2016 09:15

Excellent food and service I would strongly recommend this restaurant. Great new additions to the menu interesting good value wines. A good place for families to meet and eat.

1 review so far 6
17.05.2016 07:19

Authentic food, perfectly cooked at a very reasonable price. Service very friendly and helpful, plus a welcoming environment made all the better with the Pizza oven in the restaurant.

1 review so far 6
26.08.2016 07:43

Food and service was excellent The restaurant was very clean and tidy and was the perfect setting for my first date The price of the menu is also reasonable