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Try the Pheasant Ravioli

The pheasant ravioli is to die for! Quaint little nooks to sit and eat with privacy. The place is very chic yet, still feels cozy and not at all stuffy. Will definitely be back!

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Excellent Food and Incredible Wine List

I recently dined at Vivere, and it was amazing. We had been to the Village on many other occasions, but hadn't tried Vivere. We were very pleased. \r \r We started with the Pesce Spada Crudo, swordfish, excellent, and then ordered, the Seared Alaskan Halibut and the Lamb Rib Chops. The rib chops were in a fanstastic reduction and the Halibut was extremely fresh. Our server was very knowledgable about the many w... view more

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Great Ambiance, Service and Food!!

Vivere is one of three restaurants at the Italian Village. I\r think its very romantic and a great date spot. The wine list is incredible and if you have any questions about any of the wines, the sommelier can answer any, and I mean any, question you may have. I love the Roasted Duck in the banana parsnip puree and sherry glaze, its outstanding. The pork tenderloin is also excellent. My favorite menu item by fa... view more

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Romantic Italian

According to my girlfriend, I could not have picked a better place for Valentine's day! This restaurant offers a very intimate environment and the food is delicious. In addition to the great food and service, the wine list is incredible. Vivere boasts the largest wine cellar in the Midwest, with over 40,000 bottles. This is definitely the place to go when you want to take that special someone on a nice romant... view more

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Olive Graden is way better....

Not sure what people liked at Vivere but my experience there was not so good, the place and decor is nice but all of us are there for the food and service.service was ok but the food is horrible and i really mean it that Olive garden is way better..., dnt go here.

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Outstanding wine list!!!

I was amazed the first time I went here the amount of wines that Vivere had in its Cellar. Over 40,000 bottles, and from several countries and wineries. The wine sommelier is so incredibly knowledgable, I was blown away. On top of the amazing wine, the food is outstanding. I wouldn't expect anything less from the owners of Italian Village, a Chicago Icon. I would recommend the garlic infused mushrooms for an appe... view more

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Fantastic Date place

I recently went here on a date. Let me tell you, this restaurant was very romantic. The lighting, the mood, the atmosphere were perfect. Let me start with the gnocchi is to die for. We had reservations for 7:30 on a Friday night, and when we got there it was extremely busy, I thought we would have to wait at the bar, but was very pleasantly surprised when we were seated right at 7:30. Our waiter greeted us promp... view more

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Really enjoyed the experiance!

We were in the loop recently to go to our old favorite the Village ..but decided to try Vivere instead, we had never eaten there. Like the Village the service is great. The atmosphere or decor is definetly romantic and original. They have an enormous wine list...2 inches thick, but the wine director helped us choose one under $75.00 for the bottle and we felt like we drank a bargain. The food was very good. I ha... view more

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Outstanding Wine list and food!!!

Ive been to Italian Village several times, but not to Vivere, so I was very impressed upon walking into Vivere and seeing there expansive wine selection. The service was prompt and the wine sommelier suggested a fantastic pairing for the mushroom risotto. This was definitely a different atmosphere than Italian Village, smaller and more romantic, but the service was impeccable, prompt and reminiscent of the excellent... view more

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Was sitting on a plane reading the inflight magazine (United) when I came accross the 10 best Italian Restaurants in Chicago. Vivere was listed so we decided to give it a try. What a score. The best food and service I have ever had in the City of Wind and the Wine list is like a phone book! Each time we visit we will go back! Brenda W.

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