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“Capped off a wonderful weekend!”
Review of Vivilore

Vivilore
Ranked #6 of 263 Restaurants in Independence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 12 August 2013

I had never been here before, but saw a friend enjoying it on Facebook and decided to try it at the end of a fun weekend. We started out on the back terrace and had a drink, enjoyed all the pretty greenery and the antiques. It was Saturday night and a folk group started to play. We decided to go inside to eat and perused all the antiques and artwork inside. Finally settled into our meals. We both had the pasta of the day, parmesan chicken on a nest of noodles with a creamy basil sauce accompanied by crusty bread, nut butter, and peach butter (I think). I had the house salad with roasted beets & chevre--very good.We finished up by sharing a chocolate torte with ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate, raspberry, and caramel (I think). By no means the cheapest meal I've ever eaten, but it was so worth it to linger and enjoy the atmosphere!!! A great experience!!

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Reviewed 18 July 2013

The minute you step in the door you are "wowed"! You are surrounded by art, antiques & fine furnishings. The bar is beautiful & you can try one of their specialty hand-crafted drinks(I recommend the signature drink "The Vivilore"). With drink in hand you can begin a self-guided tour on one of the many floors that offer home decor, art, antiques, jewelry etc. The Art Gallery(top floor) features local artist paintings/artwork which you may also purchase. As you enter every decorated room there is plenty to see & enjoy. The owners are collectors & have a flair for showcasing their pieces. As you continue on you will be awed by the breathtaking patio which is paradise & immaculately manicured with beautiful foliage. It seems to be the popular spot for dining or just relaxing with a cocktail. The menu offers a variety of choices for every taste. All hand made desserts daily that are hard to resist. A fabulous choice regardless the drive, it will be worth it. A great addition to Independence.

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1  Thank Sheilas816
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

Vivilore had a luau dinner in June instead of their wine dinner. Unfortunately it was held inside because the temperature was sweltering that day. The food and drinks were amazing. The luau was complete with a band and dancers.

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1  Thank Traci F
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

We just came home from having a truly delightful evening at Vivilore. We took advantage of their Happy Hour and had 2 scrumptious appetizers: bruschetta with an array of toppings (delicious) and a fresh seafood tostada that we will definitely order again. If you appreciate great tastes with eye pleasing presentation, you will not be disappointed. We finished our "meal" with cinnamon bread pudding accompanied by fresh fruit and cream, one of several tempting desserts. And the setting? We had our choice of tables sprinkled amidst the most lovely flowers, ivys, planters and more. We kept looking around, enjoying innumerable artistic green creations. (Their gardeners must love what they do; the garden is a work of art.) Our server was friendly and attentive; the owner was very welcoming. Before leaving, we visited their art gallery and shop of unique offerings. We went home with a small copper wall cabinet, purchased at a very reasonable price. The next time we have out of town guests, we will be excited to share with them this HIDDEN TREASURE in Independence. But until then, we will be inviting our in-town-friends to enjoy this special dining experience with us.

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2  Thank Hiway13
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Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

The most AMAZING restaurant, garden, shop, gallery... The food was fabulous! The owners and staff were wonderful! The garden is a dream. We didn't want to leave. We will be back again and again!

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