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“Excellent pasta dishes, good service”
Review of Viva Italian

Viva Italian
Ranked #5 of 130 Restaurants in Matlock
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, 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.
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Booked a meal for group of 10 on Saturday night. All staff were friendly and made evening a pleasurable experience. Particular praise was given to pasta dishes where there were plenty of main ingredients e.g. salmon and not just sauce. Nice coffees afterwards. An altogether pleasant experience and would return if I was local.

2  Thank Geoff S
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Viva M, Manager at Viva Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2017

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Kind Regards

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Reviewed 22 October 2016

We booked Viva well in advance for about 25 people. They were very accomodating, as we'd originally booked for just 20, and it was more like 27 on the day.
We chose our starters and mains beforehand, and I was impressed that someone phoned to check our orders. One of our group had just ordered a starter, and the lady was concerned we'd not ordered enough food, until I confirmed that was correct.
For such a big group the service was excellent, they were very well organised and we had quite a few children in the group - and they brought out their food first. We also had a family of 5 join us who we hadn't expected, and they were very accomodating again!
The food was absolutely delicious, everyone really enjoyed it. There were quite a few range of tastes and appetites in our group, ages ranging from 3yrs to 84yrs old, as well as different dietary requirements and there was something for everyone.
Staff were excellent, and everyone commented how much they'd enjoyed the evening. Lovely atmosphere. Although I was full-up from a starter and main, I still ordered dessert as the food had been so tasty.

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2  Thank Eleanor L
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Viva M, Manager at Viva Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2016

Dear Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to write a kind review for us. I am so pleased your meal with us was a success for you and everyone enjoyed their food.
We hope to see you again in the future.
Kind Regards
Viva

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Reviewed 22 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this Italian restaurant. The menu provides many different choices of cuisine, leaving the four of us in a predicament of what to choose. All our courses were delicious and we realised that we shall just have to revisit, on more than one occasion, to try other dishes!

2  Thank Penny J
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Viva M, Manager at Viva Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2016

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again to try other dishes on our menu.
Kind Regards
Viva

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

the service was excellent and the food first class its no wonder that the place was busy even on a Monday night

4  Thank John G
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Viva M, Manager at Viva Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2016

Dear Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to write a kind review for us on TripAdvisor. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Kind Regards
Viva

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Reviewed 16 October 2016

My sister book us a table here for Mums birthday. The food was amazing, beautifully presented, fresh cooked and very tasty. We shared a starter of Italian meats and we had two different pork dishes and one chicken dish . Everyone enjoyed their meal though the staff did keep trying to clear our table while we were still eating.
Not sure if it was because of the fireworks in Matlock Bath or if they are generally busy but they turned a lot of people away

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4  Thank kaceyr0se
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Viva M, Manager at Viva Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2016

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your kind review. I apologise if you felt slightly rushed during your meal. We have taken on a few new floor staff who may have started clearing your plates early. However the rule here is to not clear any plates until everybody has finished eating. I will put this across to them all again. We only require tables back on Fridays and Saturdays if they are being used for the second sittings. But we wouldn't want tables back during busy periods like the illuminations.
Thank you again for choosing to eat at Viva.
We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Kind Regards
Viva

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