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#550 of 7,665 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown / The Loop
Italian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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71 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603-4910 (Clark)
+1 312-332-4040
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The pasta & seafood combo was superb, Split the salad it's enough for two. The lasagna looked delightful. The wait staff was attentive & BEST of all, if you are going to see Hamilton you CAN'T beat their Valet Rates All in Six Stars.

Thank Researcher388
Dayton, Ohio
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dined before going to play "Hamilton".Food very nice. Mushroom appetizer and beet salad excellent. Waiter Dane was the best - informative,personable, and unbiased in his recommendations. Nice place to eat before going to play down the street

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166 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We came to Vivere based upon our hotel's suggestion. Wow. So glad that we did. The service was fantastic, even though the restaurant was busy. Wonderful ambiance and AMAZING food. I had the mahi mahi, and it was perfectly cooked. Would absolutely return here again.

Thank JB101
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Our company had a reservation for 30-ish on a Tuesday night. Just short walk from the Residence Inn on LaSalle, this place is great. Its a pretty big place, there's a loft area ("The Balcony" where two long tables were set up to house our whole group. Drinks were flowing and the staff kept our glasses full. We had a... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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260 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

In Chicago for a business trip and had to find a place to have a quick lunch. Chose Vivere and wasn't disappointed. My colleague had Agnolottini di Fagiano and I had ravioli di formaggii con pimodori. We both liked our meals. Got the 1/2 portions. And the bread was fresh and perfect with their olive oil! Great experience!

Thank jdsbiz98
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We had not been to Vivere in a few years, but will not wait long to return. The food was delicious & the service impeccable! We had tickets to see Hamilton & the staff did to make us feel rushed, but definitely kept us on schedule. The appetizers were perfect & my pasta dish was fantastic. Great flavors & presentation.... More 

Thank Jennifer E
Dublin, Ohio
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336 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We dined at Vivere one Friday evening with several cousins. The ambiance reminded me of restaurants we experienced in Venice, Italy! The floor, ceiling, booths, staircases added to the charm and romance. We had very good, attentive service. My husband and I shared the excellent Caesar salad and Tagliorini Zafferano Alla Calabrese which is house made saffron pasta (like fettuccini... More 

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Vivere is wonderful restaurant. When we go to Chicago we never miss eating there. The food is excellent. Also, great ambience and service. It is a good place to eat at before going to the Theater.

Thank Carol P
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We hosted a dinner for our clients here while in town for a conference. The service was fantastic and the food was excellent. Everyone enjoyed it. We sat in the balcony so it had a nice intimate feel.

Thank racheldeckelman
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65 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The dining room was designed by Jordan Moser and everything about this place gets an A+ from me. The food is reasonably priced and excellent. Nice to enjoy upscale quality food without the price. Nice wine list as well. The baroque theme is inviting and cozy. The crab cakes are to die for…seriously divine. For an entree, I recommend the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Italian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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