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Small family run Italian restaurant which provides high quality Italian food at excellent prices. Wide range of drinks available also. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Collections and reservations available, Child friendly and function room available for hire. Deliveries available Sunday-Thursday, 5-9pm. Located behind The Mid Calder Inn which is also owned by La Vita Viva.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, European
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 March 2021

We ordered for my mums 50th birthday so was a order of over £100 and we couldn’t fault it the food was piping hot, and we all thoroughly enjoyed it and they sent a bottle of wine on the house as a thank you for...More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 23 October 2020 via mobile

Cannot recommend this place high enough. Eat in or take away the food quality and service is first class.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 9 September 2020 via mobile

Have visited the restaurant twice in the last 3 weeks once with my husband and once with our 2 close friends. Everything is done to keep everyone safe during covid 19 so felt really good and relaxed here. The food was excellent and the service...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 5 September 2020 via mobile

Stopped on journey to this little jem excellent service and equally excellent meal. Will definitely return when in area thanks to all staff

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 27 August 2020 via mobile

My family and I have eaten here many times, but sadly our visit on Wednesday evening could see it being our last. I fully understand it was an eat out for less day, but everything about the food felt rushed and the service wasn’t great....More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 17 August 2020

Excellent buy and the free hand free card is excellent for the price here we can get the money to buy the food for us and the seller will not have to wear gloves to work for us

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 30 July 2020 via mobile

First meal out since lockdown. A Thursday evening and all tables taken. The phone didn’t stop ringing for takeaways... always a good sign. We ordered the seafood spaghetti and salmon penne, nicely sized portions and both beautiful. My husband had Eton mess cheesecake for dessert......More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 9 March 2020 via mobile

Perfect local Italian. Pizzas are delicious, friendly service, cocktails available, let’s not mention the decadent cheesecakes for dessert. Not too heavy on the wallet too!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 8 February 2020

Amazing family run restaurant. I have followed this restaurant for when it was in howden to mid Calder relax atmosphere. The food is second to none. I can highly recommend to anyone. Amazing food

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 February 2020 via mobile

First time here and can’t find anything negative to say about it. Food and service excellent and great value for money. Will be back.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Vita Viva

  • Yes, La Vita Viva offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, La Vita Viva offers delivery services.

  • La Vita Viva is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4