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“Exceded all expectations.”
Review of Viva Restaurant

Viva Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 107 Restaurants in Dorking
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: VIVA is a warm and friendly place to meet, drink and eat good home-made food. From breakfast or a light snack and coffee, to drinks with friends or a full three-course meal with wine.We serve mediterranean food, quiches, salads, pizzas, pastas, burgers, cakes and pastries.
Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Exceded all expectations.”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

A little Gem in the heart of Surrey.
Excellent food, and very friendly attentive staff, and very polite.
A lovely atmosphere with a real Italian feel.
Viva restaurant is in West Street, a little quaint road, just off the high street Dorking.

We will return in the near future.

Thank you Viva
Baz xx

  • Visited May 2014
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3 Thank Barry T
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G'Ford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Very Slow Service and Bad Food.”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We went with a table of 16 and had booked in advance. After an hour and a half and still no mains we enquired as we had 3 young children with us who were starting to get restless. We went early evening for this very reason. After an hour and 45 minutes the children’s meals arrived. Nearly two hours in our mains arrived. Those with pasta dishes all commented that there was far too much salt. The waiting staff did not apologises until after we complained that the food had not arrived. They did however arrange a free round of drink and took some money off the bill. This was a nice gesture but did not make up for the poor quality of food.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank ginga306
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Total surprise”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

We had to visit Dorking for a show but wanted somewhere to eat first so liking Italian food and with the help of Trip Advisor, we chose Viva and was pleasantly surprised we did. It didn't look like anything special on the outside but was very nice inside and the food was a lovely surprise. Both myself and the two members of my family were thrilled to make such a discovery and the Fettucine al Pollo I had was delicious. It was pure luck we were there but we'll be back.

  • Visited May 2014
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3 Thank neils49
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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“pleasant dinner”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

We are trying to eat somewhere new each month this year & we're glad we tried Viva.
Dinner menu is simple Italian, pizza, pasta etc. & reasonably priced.
We arrived for an early dinner 6:30ish, quiet & choice of tables.... by 7:40 when we left it was humming & busy, but the staff seemed to have it under control.
We didn't have desserts or coffee this time, but will return to do do another day.

  • Visited April 2014
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3 Thank Tracey G
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Service Terrible”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

I am very sad that a restaurant I have been to probably once a week for a long time has gone so downhill.

Last night 2 staff behind the bar stood around texting and the duty manager was more than disinterested, I ordered Avacado & Prawns to start, my husband Mussels which took 40 minutes to arrive, mussels went back as they were cold, we then waited a further 30 minutes for a tuna salad and spaghetti for me.

Usually the Manager is so attentive and as there was only approximately 10 people in I am shocked everything took so long.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank 13nikki
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