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La Vida

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3 Northampton Street | LE1 1IP, Leicester LE1 1PA, England
+44 116 255 4777
15:00 - 23:00
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Sun 14:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

I come to Leicester every couple of months to see family& friends and occasionally to go to the Curve theatre. I came to La Vida a couple of months back and loved the food so went back yesterday. Being fussy about my food, I stuck with the fillet steak medium rare served with a side of veg. Absolutely amazing food.... More 

1 Thank Tony P
Leicester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Intrigued by the last review following so many good ones, we ate at the restaurant on Tuesday. It was busy but service was very efficient, the waiter extremely courteous, the food was generous, delicious and inexpensive. For the amount we paid this is a great place to eat. We will certainly go again.

Thank ezore
Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

How an earth this is ranked high up is beyond me we eat here a while back and the food was bland really salty and not to mention i was ill for 2 days after i had a calzone which i wouldnt of even fed my dog and the starter was awful too, Not to mention the service and the... More 

2 Thank j0hn_c295
cimi7413, Owner at La Vida, responded to this review

Hello there, we are very surprised and shocked to receive such a review. As you mentioned in your review you visited us in November 2013 and waited until now to post something. We feel you have been vague in your description of us and we do try to improve and listen to our customers and take their criticism on board. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Great place for a meal & a drink with friends. Jimmy is brilliant, nothing is too much for him. Some great entertainment. Well worth a visit

Thank John W
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Visited La Vida on the recommendation of trip advisor as a group of two couple and am pleased to say that it certainly lived up to expectations! All four of us were extremely happy with the food and found the service to be of an excellent high standard! Would definitely recommend and will visit again soon!

Thank Darren W
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

Superb food, the staff treat you like family, and the live singer was brilliant. I cannot rate this place highly enough!

Thank MarkMa10
Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

I took a gamble on trying somewhere new, by searching for city centre restaurants on Trip Advisor. I was not disappointed! I booked a table for my family on Saturday night . We arrived at 7.30, when the restaurant was still very quiet but it soon picked up. We asked for the Tapas menu, and the food just kept on... More 

Thank LEICS2014
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

Myself and my friend ate here on Sat 5th April. The small restaurant was pretty full but we were greeted warmly and made to feel important. We were offered a choice of table which is always nice. We ordered a bottle of house white (cheap at around £11-12) and were impressed when it turned out to be Pinot Grigio. We... More 

2 Thank Rocketqueen78
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

visited this lovely Italian restaurant Saturday March 22 with family before seeing a show at the Curve theatre.(10 minute walk to the Curve) So glad we did! We all had the pasta dishes that really were freshly cooked and so tasty. The portions were huge and the prices of the food and wine were very reasonable. The service was excellent... More 

Thank sunnysuze
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

I went in to the restaurant by myself (table for 1) . I was recommended the peppercorn steak by the owner who was my server. It was lovely!! Nice and filling and the peppercorn sauce was delicious and the homemade chilli sauce was what it's meant to be Chilli. Been to many others restaurants but this is going to be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
14:00 - 20:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Northampton Street | LE1 1IP, Leicester LE1 1PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 116 255 4777

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?