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2485 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4E 1H9
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Rates:

  • $11 to $25 ($$),
  • $11 to $25,
Welcome to ViVetha Bistro, the quintessential place to dine in the beaches. It has been the ?go to? place for breakfast, lunch and dinner for many food lovers since it was established in 2005

Opening Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Restaurant type

  • Bistro,

Cuisine type

  • Italian,

Dishes

  • Appetizers,
  • Eggs,
  • Entrees,
  • Griddle,
  • Pancake,
  • Pasta,
    • Salads,
    • Sandwiches,
  • more...
  • less...

Features

  • Patio,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Event,

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  • Atmosphere: 4.2/5
  • Food: 4.3/5
  • Service: 4.1/5
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Tracy V
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The food was great, fresh, tasty, and great prices. It's warm and cozy inside, a great spot for a special dinner. On top of all the food being excellent the staff is also great, they are friendly, genuine, courteous, and make you feel at home. Definitely my favourite restaurant in Toronto.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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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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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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May 22, 2017

Great time. Yummy food!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 14, 2017

Excellent food and service. We come from Mississauga to this restaurant, not often, but we do make return visits and will continue to do so.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 14, 2017

Both the food and the service were excellent. Love the place!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 14, 2017

As always a fine meal; well prepared & served. There is never any difficulty in accommodating my gluten allergy.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 13, 2017

Great service right from when we sat down. Meal served quickly and hot. Our Friends had not been before, now are coming back for sure.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 3, 2017

My daughter and I had a most enjoyable dinner at Vivetha . the service was excellent and the food was delicious. We were served promptly and our waitress provided us our meal in a relaxed atmosphere. The dinner was presented in very attractive manner. I look forward to being able to return to this restaurant again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 26, 2017

Excellent food for modest prices. Selection and portion size of vegetables included with the entree was great. Friendly and accommodating staff. Our restricted diets were not a problem.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 23, 2017

Great food, Great Service, Great Price! What more could you ask for!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 20, 2017

My husband and I are making sure we schedule in Date Nights. We had a lovely time at your establishment which we have been talking about going to for 4 years now. The food was delicious and the ambiance was wonderful. Thank you so much!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 20, 2017

Great food. Our server was personable and knowledgeable

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2017

Thank you Judy for such great service! Catherine and Steven

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2017

very good service, even though a very busy valentines dinner

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2017

All was perfect

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2017

Given that we dined during the Valentine's Day special event, things were as usual. The service was fine, but it did take some time out server's attention. Also, side plates were brought to only one of us. It took time to make the request for a second one, and then it arrived only after we sent the appetizer back because it was cold (crab cake platter with grilled calamari). This was very disappointing. I had my 50th birthday dinner at the location on Kingston Road, east of McCowan, and the grilled calamari was a highlight that night. Anyway, everything else was as expected. Excellent. And the kitchen accommodated my request for a fruit bowl for dessert to replace the price fixe menu dessert item.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

February 15, 2017

Thank you. There are very few local restaurants worthy of the name in the Beaches area! It is nice to be able to have a tasty meal out that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, in one's Neighbourhood. (lesser point: I found the peppers overcooked in the garlic, chicken and peppers dish I had, but very good otherwise)

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 11, 2017

Great place for dinner. Local

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 27, 2017

As consistently good as Vi Pei at the Bluffs. We'll be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 22, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants, for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Always good, reasonably priced, excellent service, and never feel rushed.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 13, 2017

Everything, was lovely! Had a wonderful experience for the second time...no doubt that I will be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 10, 2017

Wonderful as usual.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 1, 2017

Great server, nice atmosphere, delicious food. Overall a great evening!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 2, 2017

This restaurant rarely disappoints. The food was delicious as usual and service good. Sitting upstairs not as great an atmosphere as downstairs. Maybe a fireplace is needed? Anyway overall a delicious experience

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

January 1, 2017

It was the evening before New Year's Eve - so a quiet night in the restaurant. Our meals (a pasta, a seafood dish and two steaks, the specials) were delicious and portions more than adequate. Their roasted vegetables are the one area ViVetha does better than the vast majority of restaurants. Always a wonderful, large selection (eggplant, sweet potato, zucchini, asparagus, parsnips, carrots...) A true gem in the eastern Beach.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 21, 2016

A fabulous dining experience! My friend had the salmon and I had the sea food combination dinner ("Sea Fruit..."). We also the Brie appetizer which was the best one I've had anywhere! Both meals,were prepared to perfection!! A cozy beautiful dining experience with professional, friendly and knowledgable service. I highly recommend it and will be back soon!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 4, 2016

Loved it!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 21, 2016

Our first time at Vivetha, but our friends go there often - now we know why! Great food at reasonable prices, friendly efficient service, nice atmosphere.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 7, 2016

Great Meal!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 5, 2016

As always, we were welllooked after at a good table. Food good but a bit rich.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

November 3, 2016

We enjoyed the prix fixe 11th anniversary special last night. Given that we made reservations almost two weeks ago, it would have been nice to have a reserved table in a more secluded spot, than at the end of a number of tables. Vanessa tried her best to accommodate us, and her service was excellent. When she served us the lamb entree, unfortunately the vegetables were cold; this was quickly dealt with. The appetizers were tasty, as was the lamb. Great value and service. Thanks

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 3, 2016

I invited friends from the West end of Toronto and they insist we have dinner at Viventha bistro again. We felt we weren't rushed and not only enjoyed the meal but we had a chance to talk. Thank You.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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