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#257 of 6,152 Restaurants in Milan
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₱3,620 - ₱9,941
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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The most popular tables at this restaurant on the second floor of the Eataly complex are the large fossil wood tables facing the open-view kitchen and ...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
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Reviewed January 13, 2024

We were there after a couple of years. (...and it was the ONLY starred one on 2nd of Jan, a shame for Milan!) We had already appreciated style, ambient and cusine. As usual we got entrée and a second meal. Care in service was good,...and sommelier was smart in matching wines with food, even if we would have appreciated more if she had taken more "risk" on some extreme proposals... Anyway food was of usual quality and a nice place to stay, even if we notice, comparing with some years ago, less "personality": it appears a bit more anonymous. Petite patisserie, present, a must for a serious place.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed December 10, 2023 via mobile

Nice view on Milan, creative and tasty food to enjoy with family and friends. Friendly and professional staff supporting a talented team in the kitchen. Price under control ont top of that. We will go back for sure

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed June 27, 2023 via mobile

Lunch with my wife. Very nice location, modern and posh enough. Welcoming staff. Interesting menu options, including business lunch. Haute cousine. Very nice presentation of dishes and excellent tastes. Right price for * Restaurant.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 29, 2023 via mobile

Excellent service and wine and dessert, but the other than that the tasting menu did not meet our expectations given the Michelin Star and a price of EUR 170.- per person. Consistency/texture of the food was the same across the 6 courses (soft, to eat...with a spoon), for us the taste was too plain and was not refined and seemed overly fatty and salty.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed March 24, 2023 via mobile

Simply outstanding. The premises are so charming, the staff are extremely skilled and amicable. Viva offers an extremely creative and diverse menu and the food is so delicious. Viva is also very generous as they offer complimentary apetizers and chocolate.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed November 28, 2022

We did the large tasting menu and it all started well with great creations and taste - in the pre-dishes - Unfortunately all the other dishes more or less lacked acidity - they were either to salt, fatty or sweet for my taste. The texture...was also very similar on every dish (chewy), and lacked the crispy finish expected- Presentation was great, but the taste simply did not reach the level I expected for a one star Michelin restaurant. Presentation of the dishes were great, the same was the service - although it was sometimes to hear the info about each dish - due to background noise/music. Wine pairings were excellent. The dining environment was pleasantly surprising good - considering the entrance was trough a shopping mall - and somewhat messy. Maybe we caught the kitchen team on a bad day - but the taste of food was simply not at the level I expected.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed June 3, 2022

Creativity and flawless execution were on display. We liked the options available for patrons: a la carte plus tasting menus . We opted for the five course tasting menu with wine pairing. It was great that the chef was able to work around a food...allergy by presenting a delicious alternative for one of us. The pacing of the meal was perfect and yielded a relaxing, delicious meal. This place is pricey .... good for special occasions.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed June 25, 2021

we met starred chef in past years when restaurant name was Alice. we returned many times with good impressions every time. Many restaurants have changed after lockdown so it was interesting to return here. we have a business lunch with std menu (a LOT of...little courses and appetisers) and a main course from a la cart. we took octopus and "ossobuco" I am a fan of Viviana "ossobuco" so it was intriguing to compare it again: I can say "A". only a minor note: such level of restaurant deserves a BETTER tablet for wine list: the one is awful: a serious iPad is a must ..More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed February 22, 2020 via mobile

Excellent dinner in which every dish was a surprise. The best one was the meat with bone marrow, I just couldn’t stop eating it! Amazing service and also the entrees and mini desserts offered by the restaurant were good and interesting. Bonus points on the...bread & butterMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 26, 2020

First time in a restaurant with a Michelin star, I was really impressed by the goodness of the cuisine. Amazin food and surprising flavours with excellent wine pairings; the service was also top level. The price is high but definitely appropriate for a dining experience...of this level. Absolutely recommended!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2019

We had an appointment for 7.30pm and found ourselves at Eataly early on the day. We tried to enter the restaurant at 7pm and was told that unless we ordered a drink, we would not be allowed to wait inside the restaurant. We have been...to some nice places and never have we been told something like that before. When we went back at exactly 7.30pm, the restaurant door was locked, only to open at 7.31pm. The maitr'D then barked at us to follow his colleague to our table. No smile, no welcome, nothing. Food wise, the portions were big. When asked, my husband indicated a dietary preference for no lamb and no cheese. The very first course had cheese in it and one of the desserts had ricotta in it which he spat our promptly. At the end of the meal, we gave feedback about this and the Maitre'D still asked him how he liked the cheese items. It was our last night in Italy and I honestly, I regretted arranging this dinner.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 24, 2019 via mobile

The restaurant has a lively atmosphere to it. It was fully booked when we were there, yet it wasn’t noisy in any way. We opted for a menu with wine pairing. From beginning to end I absolutely loved each course. Would go again whenever back...in Milan.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 22, 2019 via mobile

Vibrant restaurant ! Trendy and different! Good gastronomía experience inside an Italian delicatessen mall! Great experience to repeat if visiting Milano!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 30, 2019 via mobile

Frankly one of the best dinners we have ever had. Excellent excellent food. Wonderfully nice and discrete staff. And all of this is in a really relaxed atmosphere. Love the wooden tables. Absolutely recommend a visit. Well done!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 21, 2019 via mobile

We arrived to a huge gourmet supermarket, on the second floor we found quite and unique restaurant, balanced atmosphere, open and wide, genteel and warm welcome, but nothing prepared us to such a unique experience, we had 7 testing dishes , all was excellent &...suppressing , we enjoy very much, we recommended this experience to all of you.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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vivavivianavarese, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at VIVA Viviana Varese Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2019

Hi dovcohec, thank you for your review. We are really happy you enjoyed your experience at Ristorante VIVA and we hope to have you back again soon. Ristorante VIVA #vivavivianavarese

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4