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Ratings & Reviews - ViVetha Bistro - Queen St. E.

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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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Restaurantica12
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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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December 9, 2018

Great spot to get together with friends.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 7, 2018

The service was fine but the food was not. I had the lamb chops. First of all the dish arrived with the meat hot but the vegetables were cold. The waitress offered to reheat the veg which I accepted. Then I got to taste the lamb which did not resemble any lamb I've ever had. It looked like a stew--there was nothing resembling a lamb chop--the meat was far too thin and tough.Do you actually know what a lamb chop looks like? The sauce was great but the meat was terrible. I didn't come just for some sauce, I wanted some properly done meat as well. Big fail on the vegetables and meat. We didn't try dessert for fear of being even more disappointed.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 4/5

December 1, 2018

The meal was very good. I had salmon and my husband had the seafood pasta.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 30, 2018

Once again our waitress was fantastic as was the food. Thx for another great meal!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 19, 2018

My go to place in the beaches when I want good consistent food. They keep the restaurant toastie this time of year which is very important. I do not enjoy sitting in restaurants that try to save on heat and there place is chilly.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 11, 2018

Didn't have reservation recorded despite me using YP Dine and receiving a confirmation. Staff did apologize and made efforts to and did find a comfortable location when I explained what happened / requested it.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 22, 2018

We probably were just unlucky when we were there, but it was very noisy at the time. Otherwise, an excellent meal and service. We will go again.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 20, 2018

We

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 15, 2018

We went there for our anniversary dinner. My co-worker recommended this restaurant because it was close to our babysitter. It was her "go to" place. I was skeptical because it wasn't your typical fine dining sort of restaurant. I had the Seafood Delight and my husband had the Veal Scaloppini Marsal. It turned out to be one of the best meals we've ever had (and we eat out a lot)! The seafood pasta was outstanding and the veal, "with shitake mushrooms, caramelized shallots & Marsala wine asiago" was prepared perfectly. I was honestly considering taking an extra order to go because we live about 40 minutes away. ViVetha is now our go to place. Well worth the drive.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 22, 2018

Fabulous meal, as usual.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 13, 2018

Very accommodating and friendly service. Love the calamari!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

August 12, 2018

A very nice meal

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

August 6, 2018

Loved it. Will definitely go back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

August 5, 2018

This was my first visit to ViVetha and I was very pleased with the experience. Excellent food served HOT and so tasty. Yumm. Service was friendly and quick without making you feel rushed. Excellent spot for some really good food at very good prices. We will go back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 25, 2018

Great evening with family!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

July 2, 2018

Excellent food at great prices.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 13, 2018

I don’t think I’ve ever been disappointed dining here. It’s always dependable for great food and service! The only downside is it is sometimes quite loud and noisy as the acoustics are not that great, which can make it difficult to hear at times.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

April 23, 2018

We had a group of 12, made a reservation at the last minute, and were accommodated in the upstairs room all together. The service was ridiculously amazing and all the food was delicious. Thanks for another great experience!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 26, 2018

Always good ... always fun.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 21, 2018

My husband and I just commented to each other tonight that we have never been disappointed in our evening at your restaurant. The food is always excellent and your staff is so friendly. Keep up the good work. You are one of the best restaurants in the Beach. Thank you!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 14, 2018

Love this place! Food has always been exccellent.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 2, 2018

Even though I do not eat out often this is a favourite choice. The service was excellent and enabled a very enjoyable dinner . It was a friendly atmosphere and the food was great. Thanks for the lovely evening

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 26, 2018

Always a delious meal and great service. We love our favourite go to restaurant. Food is upscale for a great price. The best in the Beach.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 9, 2018

everyone loved what they ordered i had angry salmon havent been to Vi Vetha in about a year and was not disappointed it was delish

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 25, 2018

spectacular!! Seafood supreme, spinach salad and mussels pasta were great! Kids pizza was a bit doughy but the toppings were good. Calamari was amazing as well! Casandra was our waitress, she was fantastic.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 18, 2018

Great neighborhood restaurant

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 11, 2018

The amosphere is casual and family like. Servers are always friendly and always have a smile. Food is always full of flavourful and inventive by the chef. Restaurant has become my favourite place to dine. The selection offered every member of my family selections to meet our different eating habits. I can't say enough to tell you that this restaurant is a must try for people that want to taste good food made with pation.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 10, 2018

Very good food creations. Reasonably priced. Very tasty.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

January 7, 2018

My friend said her chicken penne was tasty. I am vegan so I had grilled vegetables appetizer which was tasty. The wild mushroom salad though was swimming in dressing- I’ve had this before and it was lightly put on so that kind of ruined the meal for me. Would be great if they had more vegetarian options!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 2, 2018

excellent value and wonderful service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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