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“Just Good Food”
Review of Viva Italian

Viva Italian
Ranked #4 of 129 Restaurants in Matlock
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Situated in beautiful surroundings of the county town of Matlock Derbyshire, Viva restaurant creates an environment to enjoy the true taste of Italian and contemporary cuisine.Viva is a modern, glamorous restaurant which offers traditional Italian food made from only the freshest and finest quality ingredients. Enjoy a totally different dining experience, as our open kitchen brings the restaurant to life. Our friendly and lively atmosphere is ideal for family meals, parties or special occasions, and romantic meals for two. Italian cooking is all about using the freshest possible seasonal ingredients and skilfully using basic cooking techniques to enhance their flavour. Interact and watch your food being cooked by our chefs for full piece of mind.
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Just Good Food”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

A well established Italian restaurant in a popular market town. Good food well presented in a great location.

  • Visited August 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Very busy restaurant”
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

We visited here recently early Saturday evening and it was already very busy. Luckily we had booked a table as we watched people being turned away.
Staff were friendly and attentive and the food very nice. It was good to see an open kitchen area where you could watch the chefs in action.
The starters were tasty and my main course Calzone was lovely. Sadly my partners Pollo Carbonara was a little dry and could have done with much more sauce over the chicken.
Overall the meals were good, the wine was nice and all reasonably priced.
An enjoyable evening

1 Thank Alison Y
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Neither great nor bad”
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

Staff and service were ok - though as the restaurant got busier it became harder to attract their attention. Food was fine - I suppose I was just surprised by the fact the chicken risotto appeared to have a tomato base when there was no mention on the menu (whereas there was with the other risotto). However, other than that it was all ok.

  • Visited August 2014
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Bad experience more than bad food”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Everthing started well. The starters were tastey and well presented. Unfortunately went down hill from there. For basic pasta dishes we waited over one hour to be served. The restaurant was full. They forgot to serve my daughter which was upsetting. The sea bass was more of a fillet. And when it came to the bill it came out wrong with added items.
This place has potential just needs to get the attention to detail and looking out for the clientel right. Not a bad place to go but just needs a few sort touches and no need for such a big menu.

Visited August 2014
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“Nice pizza”
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

Visited this restaurant at 6 pm with my mother in law and three children. We had not booked but we were welcomed.

We all ordered a main course pizza only and kids had lemonade and adults just water as we were both driving. We did not feel pressurised to buy other things.

The waitress appeared to be quite new but was very pleasant.

All of our pizzas were lovely, especially the four cheese one.

We were not hurried and did not order desert as we were on a budget.

We thought it was a lovely restaurant. Clean and nicely decorated and family friendly. Although we are not local and probably won't visit again we would recommend this restaurant to other families

Thank Lynn T
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