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Viva Italian

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27-29 Dale Road, Matlock DE4 3LT, England
+44 1629 593505
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18:00 - 22:00
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Godalming
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a lovely meal at Viva Italian and would definitely recommend. The service was a bit chaotic but the staff were very friendly and apologised for keeping us (slightly) waiting.

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Poole
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111 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an enjoyable meal - chicken risotto. Nice to see an open kitchen and the chefs at work. Food was tasty and reasonably priced. Would definitely visit again.

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Called in for early evening meal. There was a few in, but it's obviously popular as it soon filled up. The service was good and the food was just ok, sorry but nothing special. I had carbonara, and being italian myself, have never had it topped with a piece of bread and parsnip crisps! I hate parsnips, and spent a... More 

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Thank Lil W
Viva M, Manager at Viva Italian, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for your review. Sorry you didn't like your pasta dish. But like you said many people do or else we wouldn't fill up every day with happy customers. Every restaurant has its own take on dishes. Some do traditional style, some change or modernise dishes. Every ingredient of each dish is on our menus. The bread... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent meal and service, one of the best restaurants we visit. Also a lovely atmosphere. Would recommend.

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Viva M, Manager at Viva Italian, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for recommending us on TripAdvisor and giving us 5 stars. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Viva. Kind Regards Viva More 

Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is advisable to book as this is a really popular restaurant. Good menu with something for everyone. Staff are efficient and friendly. Four of us went for a meal all chose something different and we all thought we had chosen the best thing on the menu. Really, really good.

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Thank Carol G
Viva M, Manager at Viva Italian, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for writing a kind review for us and giving 5 stars. Its great to read reviews like yours. Its makes the excellent team effort at Viva all the more worth while. I am so pleased everyone in your party were happy with their meals. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards Viva More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a beautiful family meal at Viva, great food, great service and great atmosphere. Super choice in Calzone (hubby's favourite) and it didn't disappoint. I went for the Gamberoni which was simply delicious. Thanks

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Viva M, Manager at Viva Italian, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for writing us a review. Im so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind Regards Viva More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food for grown ups and kids alike. Hadn't booked a table but they managed to fit us in, despite restaurant being busy mid week.

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Thank joanne W
Viva M, Owner at Viva Italian, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for your review on tripadvisor and recommending us. We pride ourselves on being a family friendly restaurant and we especially take extra care when catering for children. As we have small children ourselves, we notice that when eating out with them, their menus are different to the adults. Their options are usually chicken nuggets and chips,... More 

Matlock
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely clean place, was busy but service was great and the food was delicious 😊 Highly recommend to any that visits Matlock or just wanting nice meal

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Viva M, Manager at Viva Italian, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to write us a kind review and for recommending us to other Matlock visitors. I am pleased you enjoyed the food and service at Viva and hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards Viva More 

Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this a long time ago for my sisters 60th birthday and although my sister was very happy with the meal i wasnt overly impressed with the service we received. Found out by accident when my nephew went in to drop the birthday cake off on the day that we had to be out by 7.30 (meal booked for 5.30)... More 

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Thank Dorina C
Viva M, Manager at Viva Italian, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I am pleased that your sister enjoyed her Birthday meal with us. In regards to asking for the table back. This is a system Viva has been using since we opened 8 years ago. We do sittings at Viva due to the high demand for tables. When... More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited last week for a family meal while staying at Matlock. So pleased we booked as they were turning people away as fully booked. Good choice of food, pizza's lovely. Staff attentive & friendly. Highly recommend.

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Viva M, Manager at Viva Italian, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for recommending us on tripadvisor and writing us a review. We hope to see you again soon in the future. Kind Regards Viva More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27-29 Dale Road, Matlock DE4 3LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 593505
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?