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₹₹ - ₹₹₹Italian, , Vegetarian Friendly
71 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603-4910
+1 312-332-4040
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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71 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603-4910
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We did the three-course special menu for restaurant week. This is a great way to try the restaurant for the first time, but it was not our first time. I had the salmon. It was done nicely. It was very moist and not overcooked. It...More

Thank Mamiya7
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

When I felt homesick for Europe spirit and Mediterranean food, this was the place I came to. Great wine selection and plenty of fish and varieties. Now that I am in Europe I miss Vivere and their amazing and very polite staff, also beautiful ambiance

Thank Anci111
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

After a day of shopping and then the theatre, Vivere was a great way to sit and relax for a spectacular dinner! Pheasant ravioli and duck were both richly delicious. Good wine list, good service, good atmosphere = very nice date night!

Thank 600Suzie18
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

There is a difference between good food and a good dining experience. Vivere has superb food to offer, with everything made “from scratch,” including perfect pasta. The presentation is visually pleasing. The decor is interesting, bright, colorful, festive. Attentive well trained service. Good wines to...More

Thank jishenker
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

I called and made reservations to have dinner at The Village. I had checked prices on line prior to calling and this was within our budget. One of the people in our party has mobility issues and I asked if there were stairs. The hostess...More

Thank Gail D
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We were hoping to go to Italian Village but when we got there we were told it was a 40 minute wait for a table for two. So instead we took the last available table at its main floor sister restaurant Vivere which bills itself...More

Thank packedandready2go
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Vivere is a good restaurant with great atmosphere. It is part of the Italian Village trilogy. Service is good, but not overly friendly. Food is good as is selection.

Thank architect1013
Reviewed 2 December 2017

How much time do you have? No really....we didn't understand this was the meaning of the opening question "are you going to the theater tonight?".We said no, and this lead to the most drawn dinner since we ate in a restaurant in rural Ontario. It...More

Thank Zenatakos
Reviewed 3 November 2017

I ate here on a Tuesday night. It was a slow night as there were no plays showing (due to Halloween I understand). Our service was very attentive but hard to judge much as it was so slow. I had the pheasant filled pasta which...More

Thank CRDiner
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We ate lunch prior to attending the theater. Our food was delicious and the service was excellent. The decor was very old world and therefore cozy and intimate. Recommend as a place to go before or after attending the theater.

Thank Alexander B
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Arnold S
16 July 2017|
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Response from xxivkt | Reviewed this property |
they do have a special for theatergoers however I was not going to the theater, so I don't know the answer to your question, sorry
29 June 2015|
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Response from MarieH774 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know why this keeps showing up, but I do not need their phone number. I was in Chicago for a one day visit and am back in Texas. Thanks to everyone who answered.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 80
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603-4910
  • Public Transportation: Blue Line & Red Line Trains, Clark Bus 22
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-332-4040
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