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  • Service: 4.1/5
  • Atmosphere: 4.2/5
  • Food: 4.3/5
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zoelondon
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Always great food...

Always great food and lovely service! Excellent salads.

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Restaurantica12
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Bad Service

I've lived in the neighbourhoon for about 5 years now and I must say that this place was great once upon a time. The food is simple and tasty. No doubt. However... 1. Cutlery and glasses are not appropriately cleaned. On one occaision, my glass of orange juice had lipstick marks on it! 2. The waitstaff are rude and unprofessional. They sacrifice quality service by being understaffed and untrained. Too bad.

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Restaurantica12
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Do they even know how to smile as they take your $ ?? Service

I want to say nice things about this place. I have tried to and can tell you that they were nice enough to take the tip. Where do I start? Service - all staff seem very miserable and have a hard time smiling. 2 women make you feel like you are a bother to them when you walk in and then every time you ask for something. (I am not sure of the woman's name, but she was the morning shift of 9th/Aug 2011) Scary to think these people are in the "service" industry Seating- I can say it is nicely spaced for the most part when there are no people in the place. However, if you get a full house the noise is unbearable and I feel like I am 21yrs old at a night club again. Screaming over the noise is not fun. Tables- 3 of the 5 times i have been there the cutlery was left behind from previous people and partially used and placed back on the napkin. Lazy staff? When I asked for clean cutlery I was again given a huge attitude like i was a bother to them. Food- for the most part is great! there are 1 or 2 of the cooks that just don't get it I think. Consistency is a big thing if you ever want returning customers. In short, I do hope they straighten this serious problem with lack of service and a friendly smile out before the bad vibe gets the better of what could be a nice place.

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Restaurantica12
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Twice was enough!

As much as we enjoyed our meals at Vivetha, a second visit reinforced our first impressions - terrible service and an excessively noisy dining room. The service issues could have been easily remedied with at least a smile and/or an apology for the tawdry delivery of plates. The noise issue is just another story in itself. DP

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sal1
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Best food in east Beaches, not as good service

I love going to Vivetha because it's one of the only fine cuisine restaurants in the beach. I'm always surprised by how few there are and Vivetha stacks up. Interesting dishes, home cooked, menu always changing. Service on the other hand is generally not as good. Can be a bit grumpy and brusk but it somehow doesn't bother me - almost seems a bit French!

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Restaurantica12
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The food is always great here!!! some may order...

The food is always great here!!! some may order items and not like them ,not because of poor quality but because they are not used to the ingreadients "the food here is very rich".Strongly recommend visiting for dinner, service is much more attentive,as things run alot slower then in the day,although lunch food is just as good here the servers in the day are serving up to three times the tables than at night ,therefore I don't think it's that they are not expierienced ,it may be that they are understaffed. When it comes down to wanting GREAT food it's always consistent here and compared to alot of restaurants i can't say the same,so go enjoy a FANTASTIC meal and lets not worry about boring decor,and hard working servers.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Love this restaurant, visit it often! Amazing...

Love this restaurant, visit it often! Amazing value for the price, can't go wrong with this place!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Second visit

We were just there 4 days ago and the food was so delicious we went back for another excellent dinner. Rioja wine. Clearing of table is annoying. Staff is not trained.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 3/5
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Restaurantica12
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Best in the Beach! Great food.

Excellent food, decent service, although the timing of the food could have been better. Not all of the apps arrived at the same time leaving some of us with apps and others with mains. Wine list could be better, a little overcrowded but over all one of the best places to eat in the neighbourhood.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 3/5
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Restaurantica12
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We go to this restaurant about once every...

We go to this restaurant about once every 2 months. There's tons of things I like about it and I'll list a few out: 1) They have gluten free pasta on the menu. Always a nice touch if you trouble with gluten. 2) They have a great kids menu with food that actually looks like the chef has prepared it vs. some frozen entree. 3) The menu is varied and tasty. The entrees are always good and the pasta dishes are wonderful. The salads are standard but tasty. 4) And then I find out they're open for breakfast. We have had several wonderful breakfasts here as well. Its a great place in the beaches, that's casual, reasonably priced and fun.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Ab SO SO lutely so so food. Not pleasant at all...

Ab SO SO lutely so so food. Not pleasant at all. Dining experience was neutral. Would not go back because of poor service

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 2/5
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Restaurantica12
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Mmmmm.... is the best way to describe the food at...

Mmmmm.... is the best way to describe the food at this little slice of heaven in the Beaches. I have never, wrote a review but I had to give this place prop's for quite honestly the best steak I ever tasted... I am just as surprised as you are ;-) The decor needs help but that's the only negitive comment I can muster. Enjoy...

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Okay... I have never wrote a review before but I...

Okay... I have never wrote a review before but I had to find a site and mention how EXCELLENT the food is!!! The decor lacks luster but the food is so good I could care less! Editor's Note: Welcome to the fold, and thanks for your review!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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For the Beach area, this is the best you can...

For the Beach area, this is the best you can eat!! HANDS DOWN!! As a proud resident, my beloved area is in dire need of solid, dependable good eating establishments. There is so much sushi, Thai/Chinese and pub grub that can be had here and in all the cases, the Beach is overstocked with them (We have more than 5 of each of them!!!). Vi Vetha is absolutely wonderful...the food is excellent and the surroundings are intimate (the decor is okay at best). But the food is what people come for and we continually support this establishment. Please...open more restaurants that serve great food like Vi Vetha in the Beach. Bravo and we recommend you to anyone!!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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I don't normally give reviews but I like this...

I don't normally give reviews but I like this restaurant so much I had to help spread the word.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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We had a fabulous meal and great service...

We had a fabulous meal and great service resulting in a superb evening. What a find! The lamb was the best I have had at a restaurant at any price. It was tender and full of flavour. My two friends meals were also terrific. One had the Seafood Pasta and she said it was very flavourful. I liked it so much I am taking my husband and two friends there for dinner this week. Great value and substaial servings.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Decor? Who cares about decor? Stay home and...

Decor? Who cares about decor? Stay home and cook your own food if you care about your surroundings and obviously seem to know more about food than a professional chef. I'm interested in GOOD FOOD and good service. The meal I had was so yummy (it's the only word to describe it)and the service was fast and thoughtful. Go to an art gallery (or change your company)if you want something interesting to look at - I go to restaurants for the food. My party and I sat outside on the patio as we'd just dropped in after golf and found the packed, boisterous crowd filling the small bistro to the rafters (Wednesday evening). They tried to accomodate us inside but we decided outside would be quieter for talking anyway. One of us had eaten there before and recommended the linguine. The food came fast, hot and oh, so delicious. I can't remember the last time I walked away so satisfied with a restaurant meal. Sadly, I couldn't quite finish my portion (my mouth wanted to, my stomach couldn't hold any more). The server was so pleasant and attentive, I kept asking, "Is she the owner?" Each of us was happy and satisfied and impressed with our meals (one ordered the penne). This bistro is highly recommended. We got lucky - very lucky - get reservations!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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This is my most favourite restaurant these...

This is my most favourite restaurant these days...wonderful, fabulous food, love the unpretentious decor and the service is warm & friendly...so glad they decided to grace the beach...I recommend this place to all who will listen !

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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I live very close by to Vi Vetha, so I visit...

I live very close by to Vi Vetha, so I visit often. As a former worker in the food industry; I pride myself on my knowledge as a junior chef and server. First off, the food is amazing at Vi Vetha. Sometimes there are a little too many ingredients, so there are a whole host of different flavours, although complementary. I think sometimes they need to stick to basics, and try not to be "too fancy". Simple is best sometimes. The seafood is incredible, delivered fresh daily (I see the truck with my own eyes). The ambience is a little noisy at times, but the colours of the decor and the general warm feel about the place is welcoming. Reservations for the evening at anytime are recommended. Now, the service is a whole different ballgame. As a former server myself, I know what is expected and how it should be performed. There is a particular server I'm not sure of her name who I find to be quite rude and unfriendly. Looking like she could use a smile once in awhile. Her nervousness and urgency to have you order are annoying at times. I thought I'd give her a break the first time she served us, but time and time again when she's there and serving us, I'm not pleased. She's not one to ask how your meal is either. Other than her, the rest of the staff seem hospitable, fast, knowledgeable and welcoming. I highly recommend this restaurant for friends, families and couples, not so much young families, as the place is small, and the crowd doesn't seem to be very pleased with babies around.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 3/5
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Restaurantica12
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I write this for two reasons. One, because our...

I write this for two reasons. One, because our meal and service was outstanding on the three occasions I have eaten there, and second, to try to amend some of the 'damage' some angry plebe named 'Anthony' might have done to the reputation of this fine, unpretentious, bistro in the Beach. Honestly, this Anthony is a guy who wouldn't know an angus steak from Michelin tires (and proves it in his review!), and clearly had some other agenda than reviewing Vi Vetha. You can ignore his rant, folks, and you can guess at his real agenda... This little bistro serves a very nice menu which marries Italy to India; a charming and interesting menu, and even more interesting daily specials. The food is well served by competent staff, and it does not cost the earth to eat a memorable meal. My own seafood pasta (I can't recall the menu handle) was a bed of properly cooked linguine, smothered in a freshly made tomato sauce with a generous portion of shrimps (3 or 4 fresh jumbos) a huge and perfectly poached sea scallop, fresh, (and not rubbery) calamari rings, and half a dozen poached muscles on the side. (14 bucks. Crazy.) One of our company ordered a shrimp linguine; it was quite similar to my own dish, and I expected it to have sauce from the same ragu pot - wrong - it was ever so slightly lighter, and on tasting it, it was a spicy cousin, not the identical twin I expected. One of our number had yet another seafood pasta dish in a light curry cream sauce, which did not appeal to me on the menu, but which proved to be a remarkable fusion of east and west. Our vegetarian guest had a wild mushroom dish which, frankly might have included some actual 'wild' rather than cultivated forest fruits. It was a nice preparation, and for the price, remarkable. The bill for four of us, 1/2 liter of house wine, two soups, one appetizer and four mains (three from the menu and one daily special) was slightly over 100 dollars - almost funny, actually, considering how well we ate and how well we were served. Don't be afraid to come down the Beach for dinner... we do have some great spots, and this is a particular highlight. Make reservations. It's full to the brim with returning patrons!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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September 14, 2016

Our favourite restaurant. Great food. Quick and efficient service from friendly staff.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 24, 2016

The server was very busy and remembered us when reminded. Coffee could be stronger! Salad could be less as it was too large to finish. Returning again soon.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 20, 2016

Absolutely loved this restaurant. Very friendly staff and food was excellent. Highly recommend going there.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 13, 2016

We both had different fish dishes which were delicious. Loved the in season veggies. Meal presentation was lovely as well. Bread with the balsamic/olive oil was too hard to resist and i m generally not a bread person. Our server was attentive and helpful with our wine collection. I had eaten brunch here in the spring and was very impressed then too.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

August 4, 2016

Great food all the time!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 3, 2016

Always great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 24, 2016

Always good!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 25, 2016

Excellent restaurant, service was great, and food delicious and nicely presented. Perfect for a couple's night out or dinner out with friends!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 26, 2016

The server wanted to seat us upstairs I told her I requested the main floor and she gave us the table right by the kitchen. The restaurant was half empty the whole night and we're regulars. I don't understand. Food was great as usual although there were a lot of broken/closed mussels in our app.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

June 7, 2016

We entertained a mix of friends and family. All enjoyed their meals. The server was attentive. Our guests said they would return again on their own.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

May 29, 2016

One of my favourite restaurants. Brianna was awesome. We stayed a little late but no problem. Staff was great. Will come again soon!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 11, 2016

Wonderful atmosphere and great food The dessert sample was a definite hit with all.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 9, 2016

it was unpleasantly hot in the restaurant that evening and one of our appetizers was missing an item, but other wise it was great and the service was perfect. will go back, but since its such a small and busy place will reserve again before we go.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 25, 2016

3 of us went for a birthday dinner at ViVetha in the Beaches. The food was wonderful and so was the service!! Always a lovely time there.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 12, 2016

I was so very very disappointed in the service I received. Friday was my friend's birthday which I had informed the restaurant at the time of booking. As soon as we arrived at 6:05 for a 6:00 pm reservation, she informed us in a sullen tone that we were late. I ordered a "dubonnet" - after a long wait, she told us there was no dubonnet. We proceeded to have our drinks. We then ordered the ribs which is why we chose this restaurant. Again a long wait to be informed that there was no ribs available. There was no apology - just a "I do not care look" from the waitress. We paid for the drinks and left. I had been to Vivetha Bistro a few years ago and had been really looking forward to our meal. What a shame.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

April 10, 2016

An excellent experience at the right price point. Very enjoyable.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 25, 2016

Took friend for birthday dinner to restaurant of her choice. We both had a very nice experience. Food was very good, with the exception that I did not get the meal that I ordered. I ordered the pasta dish "seafood delight" and ended up with the entree "mixed sea fruit deluxe". As it was my friend's birthday, I did not want to make a fuss and wait for an alternate meal to be prepared. The two dishes are very similar, so I chose to eat the dish presented rather than have our two dinners out of sync.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 21, 2016

It was my first time there. Really enjoyed the dinner, and would recommend to others. Nice touch that they recognized earth hour.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 18, 2016

We had another great meal at ViVetha last night. The food was outstanding. We enjoyed the new additions to the menu. Service was friendly and prompt but not rushed. This is a local favorite for good reason. We will be back soon!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

March 15, 2016

My fave resto in the Beaches

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 24, 2016

I booked a reservation online about two hours before the time I required and was accommodated. Always a pleasure dining at Vivetha. Thanks

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2016

Worst valentine dinner ever!

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

February 16, 2016

Service was excellent and my wife really enjoyed her salmon but I had asked for my steak medium well but unfortunately it was medium rare.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

February 10, 2016

Always consistently good.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 8, 2016

Relaxed and pleasant atmosphere to have a family birthday. The service was excellent dealing with seven people and the food was timely and delicious. I have recommended and will continue to recommend this restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 24, 2016

Everything was great

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

January 24, 2016

I was very disappointed. I live in the neighbourhood and go there (particularlyu for breakfast) almost every week. So, I know this restaurant well. We were placed in the new upstairs room. Which caught the ONE harried and over stretched waitress by surprise. She was fantastic - running from table to table - BY HERSELF- handling the entire room. She took the orders, ran the food up a flight of stairs, mixed the drinks, got he bill paid by the customers. You get the picture. The management of tyhis restaurant cheaped out on the customers, the styaff and the restaurant - by not hiring sufficient staff - on a full-house saturday night. Basically, they abusedf there one har dhard working staff member. I will be vocal in sharing this shamfull story with as many of my friends that frequent this restaurant asd I can. I'm sure management and ownership won't care - because the retaurant will continue to fill - regardless, I'm sure.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 2/5

January 20, 2016

The meal was excellent and although the appetisers took longer than expected to arrive, our server let us know that she hadn't forgotten us and apologized for the delay. The only thing that was a problem is that the phone number listed online seemed to be a fax line and I could not leave a message to alert them that I needed to come and retrieve my eyeglasses which I'd forgotten on the table.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 13, 2016

Always a good evening with food and service to match.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 13, 2016

Love this place - we went on a Monday, and as always, the food was great. Staff were very cool about accommodating some order requests. You can't beat the prix fixe there on Mondays either.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

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Places to get vegetarian food in the Beaches

Located at Queen Street East and Neville Park Boulevard, Vivetha Bistro is an institution in the Beaches thanks to its delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian menu offerings. Ingredients are famously fresh and healthy, so you’ll always feel great after stepping into this authentic Italian bistro, no matter what you decide to eat. Vivetha offers a number of veggie-packed pasta dishes, including vegetarian penne with wild mushrooms, roasted peppers and spinach. The Napolitan is a simple yet tasty dish of rigatoni noodles served in a homemade garlic and herb tomato sauce.

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Great spots in the Beaches to satisfy your hunger

ViVetha Bistro has been a go-to restaurant in the Beaches for almost 10 years now, both for delicious Italian dinners and for their yummy brunch. They have an extensive list of pastas, and their French toast is heavenly.

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Romantic spots for a dinner date in the Beaches Toronto

ViVetha’s entrancing exterior, with its lovely wood patio and its wrought iron fence covered in lights, will make your heart skip a beat before you even get to the door. Inside, the brilliant yellow walls and celebrity portraits will tempt you to make this your regular spot for date nights. You can go with their prix fixe or order from the menu, but make sure you ask about the daily fish, steak, lamb and chicken specials.

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