12/08/2007Provided by Citysearch -
First we drive up to the front of the restaurant, where there is heavy construction going on all around, then we wait 5-10 min for a valet to come up, who never even shows up, even though there are signs claiming that there is indeed valet service. So we ended up having to park in some garage. Then we proceed to our table, where our aloof and disinterested waiter absolutely reeked. I'm not sure if it was his breath or B.O., but it was awful. Then we get the food. Of course we had to ask for bread as our appetizers came out, which they should always automatically bring early on. They would never had brought it if we had not asked. Then the waiter forgot that my mother had ordered a Caprese Salad. On to the entrees- two of us got the gnocchi as, which came recommended by the waiter, and it was absolutely tasteless. It was supposed to have tuffle oil in it to give it taste, but it had no truffle oil in it. My fiancee got the prosciutto wrapped chicken breast, which was burned, making what was supposed to be the flavorful prosciutto on the outside a hardened tasteless shell around the chicken. Terrible. Then the water guy comes around to fill up our waters, and the result was that one of our waters had some digusting fleshy-leafy looking thing floating in it. Gross. We decided to give dessert a shot. Why not, right? I mean, how hard is it to screw up chocolate? Well it's quite easy apparently, just ask the chef at Vivo. We ordered the ""Cholocate Obsession"", which was described as chocolate lava cake on the menu. Well we get it, and it is cold and stiff in the center. Actually heating it up was apparently too difficult for the incompetent chef. If nothing else it would have been a nice gesture. But we got no such favors. Overall bad service, and even worse food if you can believe it. I highly recommend staying AWAY from Vivo in Cleveland, and suggest a fun night of fasting instead.