7994 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA | Directions 9004634.098011 -118.364418
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Hollywood
We love Vivoli! – Me and my husband always come to Vivoli! Whenever we come I order the pollo piccata and my husband gets ciopinno. I seriously love it here and come atleast once a week! I want to encoiurage everyone to come!
Best Italian Restaurant in West Hollywood! – Vivoli Cafe is our favorite Italian restaurant. We go here all the time and the ambiance is super outgoing. When we go here we order calamari all the time ! We recommend for you to go here!
Vivoli ain't what it used to be – We started eating at Vivoli when it first opened oh so many years ago. The owner was there every night, and the service, food preparation, and menu selection was fantastic. Prices were reasonable for the quality. We must have eaten there twice a month for at least 3 years.
Then, the inevitable: they expanded to other locations, the owner was busy elsewhere, and quality went sliding down.
Last time we ate there, our waiter was clearly on drugs (not kidding!), and the only artichoke in our appetizer salad was the spiny inedible tips of the leaves. We've never been back. Glad to have known Vivoli in its glory days.
Great food, nice staff, highly recommended! – We had a great experience there about a month ago - then went back a couple of nights ago to see if it was a fluke - and loved it again!
The staff is friendly (good luck finding that in LA), the specials are consistently fantastic, and their apple/mango/martinis are $3.99!!! Again, in LA?? never.
Right in the Neighborhood! – Love walking in and having a big smiley "welcome". Like that they remember what I like and how I like it. Like the warm and friendly atmosphere and the very good service. Like that parking is right there. All very conducive to an easy and enjoyable evening out. Did I mention that I love the food!!!!
No greater compliment can I give – Vivoli Cafe is one of those little places you find through the sharing of great friends. In this case, I no longer have the friend, but I remain a loyal patron to the restaurant. From the warm welcome received when entering to the final double expresso I order before leaving, the experience remains one of excellence. From a consistently fine menu to a good list from which to choose an accompanying wine, one can only wonder how lucky to have Vivoli Cafe in our midst. My particular favorite dish is the Potato Crusted Salmon and any pasta dish. And they don't hesitate to please with a favorite ingredient. Finally, I think it's important to make mention that I'm not even related to the family.
Not as good as it use to be...Needs help! – We use to love this place, but the service is lacking and so is the food. Last couple of times we came in the food was too salty and the servers messed up our orders, probably due to the fact that many of the staff do not speak or understand enough English. They opened up another location in Valencia so they might have forgotten about this one. They need a real chef in the kitchen to oversee the quality of food being prepared and sent out! We were disappointed on several occasions with not fresh salads, old vegetables or the quality of meat. I noticed all the reviews that were positive were from last year, hopefully they will improve the quality of food and service. We really like this place, hopefully they turn it around. For the prices they are charging they need a chef and/or manager on duty!
poor service – I did not have the best experience here. My drinks were never refilled and I never recieved the bread I asked for. The wait staff also seemed very annoyed by me as a customer. Not the best place in town...
What happened at Cafe Vivoli? – Food quality and service used to be amazing. I ate there a few days ago, I had to send back my gnocchi 3 times, pizza was uneatable, and waiters are way too much over your shoulder.
Poor experience – Very poor experience. The bus boy spilled olive tempanade on my pants and down my leg. I realize that accidents happen but when the manager came over, he was very accusatory, like I was the guilty party. He did not even apologize until I told him how an apology would go a long way. He was extremely rude! No compensation was made. I wouldn't re-visit this restaurant if it were the last italian restaurant on earth.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!
Do you have a review of Vivoli Cafe & Trattoria on your blog? If you include the Citysearch image link (shown below) in your post, we'll automatically link to your review from the business profile page. Here's how our Linkback system works:
The Linkback system is free and automatic. It's really that easy.
To link to our business profile page, copy the html below to your web page.