Good after work meeting placeWe enjoyed eating here, and the food was good enough that we will probably start using Caffe Vivo as our post-work meeting place. It was no more expensive than our usual place, but the food is noticeably better.03/05/2013 00:00:00Service was well-timed andService was well-timed and friendly
Food was excellent
Drinks and Wine very affordable
Overall a first class evening02/05/2013 00:00:00Good food shame about wait areaAlways busy, we had to wait for 25 minutes for our table in a sort of waiting area behind the restaurant. Not a great start but we were given menus to peruse and could order drinks, not so bad. Once we were welcomed into the restaurant the experience was as good as ever, good service and wonderful food.27/04/2013 00:00:00Fantastic experience.I always enjoy a meal at Caffe Vivo.
This time I was there for a birthday meal and the staff made me feel extra special. The fish specials are always delicious, but so are the very simple pasta dishes. This restaurant is consistently good, with starters, main courses and deserts all prepared to the highest standard.18/04/2013 00:00:00Waiting barI had to wait 5 min in the waiting area to be served where the bar is without anybody behind the bar. Look more professional having somebody only for this area,as a customer I will feel more comfortable.30/03/2013 00:00:00Something differentVisited 28/3/13, as a friend recommended it.
The staff were friendly, happy to give advice or explain dishes.
The dishes were not run of the mill Italian food. Lots of fish dishes on the specials board, which were obviously favoured as they were disappearing fast from the boards!
Portion sizes were good, not too much, but not too little. However, I didn't have room for dessert which was a shame!
Wine selection was great.
Decor is good and there is plenty of space on the tables. Low lighting but candles on the table add atmosphere.
We had 2 courses from the fixed price menu, plus a large glass of wine each and it came to about £60 inc tip.
Highly recommend this restaurant.28/03/2013 00:00:00Well worth a tryReally enjoyed Caffe Vivo - the food was excellent and fresh, there was a good choice, and we enjoyed one of the best antipasto misto's we've ever had. We will return.16/03/2013 00:00:00Very attentive and welcomingVery attentive and welcoming staff, great atmosphere and brilliant food-definitely worth a visit!01/03/2013 00:00:00Great lunch venue. We wereGreat lunch venue. We were served by very attentive and friendly staff in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Food was great for carnivores and vegetarians alike. Everything was very well prepared and presented beautifully. Every bit as good in the evening too!16/02/2013 00:00:00Valentine!We went to this restaurant whilst in Newcastle for the weekend. Food was superb, service excellent. We went back the next day for morning coffee and again service was excellent. Would highly recommend.14/02/2013 00:00:00Just keeps getting better.Just keeps getting better. Truly delicious. We have never been let down by Caffe Vivo,and always look forward to our return visit.09/02/2013 00:00:00LUNCHEON REVIEWGOOD FOOD IN PLEASANT SURROUNDINGS. RELAXED ATMOSPHERE WITH EXCELLENT FRIENDLY SEVICE. LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR NEXT VISIT.07/02/2013 00:00:00In spite of the time of yearIn spite of the time of year - January - the restaurant was full with its usual friendly atmosphere and the staff provided their usual outstanding level of service - Matt in particular provides just the right level of friendliness and efficiency with an excellent knowledge of the menu. As usual the complimentary bread basket was delicious, the wine excellent, and the main courses superb! We both had the lamb chops with a selection of tasty vegetables chosen from the accompanying list. Caffe Vivo never fails to impress.
A good tip is to enjoy a cosy drink either before or after the meal ( or both!) in the company's Gastro Pub, Broad Chare, which is next door.25/01/2013 16:00:00Nice atmosphere and great foodFood was great, especially the chilli squid. Great staff, very accomodating. The restaruant was busy but that didn't affect the service. Will definitely be going back to try some more dishes!22/01/2013 16:00:00great service delicous foodGood food
what more could you ask08/01/2013 16:00:00Vivo lived up to expectationsGreat meal, great atmosphere, just what was needed on a chilly Friday night. Recommend unreservedly.21/12/2012 16:00:00Lovely as ever.Lovely as ever. We have never been let down by Caffe Vivo,and it's consisitantly high standards. Long may it continue.15/12/2012 00:00:00Sublime as ever!Caffe Vivo once again has exceeded our expectations. Always reliable we always look forward to returning.25/08/2012 00:00:00