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La Vida

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3 Northampton Street | LE1 1IP, Leicester LE1 1PA, England
+44 116 255 4777
Sun 14:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this because our first choice restaurant was fully booked and we are so pleased that it was. What a find! Excellent choices and friendly service, although one meal did arrive a few minutes after everyone else's. There was a really good range of food on the menu and we had 7 starters, 7 mains, 3 desserts and drinks... More 

Thank WK1978
Cairo, Egypt
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816 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Truly a hidden gem! Not hard to find although not directly on Granby st but just round a corner. Had an amazing salmon pasta! Very busy restaurant! I can see why! Lovely staff too. Highly recommended.

Thank Amin A
Leicester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Having heard good reviews I was looking forward to visiting here. Nice clean environment, staff friendly. The starters were ok. Two soups, one mushrooms and an antipasti. Sadly the mains let them down. Mine was cold, my plate was cold so no chance of keeping anything remotely warm. Husbands pizza was so salty he couldn't eat it. Our friends had... More 

Thank Lghshortstay
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We go here before toddling off to the Little Theatre, Leicester. One of these days we will eat there under no time pressure, but so a brief mention to Jimmy and the meals are freshly cooked quickly but the ambience is quietly paced and relaxing.

Thank Andrew W
Eastchurch, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here with with 3 friends. The food was absolutely beautiful. Great prices to. Lovely service. Cannot wait to come back

Thank Vickie L
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I was initially sceptical about this as it has a basic appearance. The staff were very helpful and the food authentic, very tasty and amazing value. There were 5 of us eating, we all agreed the food was brilliant and to be honest are going back this evening. You know it's good by the fact it was very busy.

Thank ColonelPH
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

As the other reviews state this restaurant is old school. The food was excellent and the atmosphere superb. Had to wait a while for food, so not somewhere to go if rushed. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

Thank Gez67880
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

As a group of professional food tasters finding a good restaurant is often hard to find. La Vida on Northampton Street was a great little discovery. Met at the door by the owner we were made to feel welcome from the minute we walked in. We all chose off the midweek two course menu and weren't disappointed. Homemade fresh bread... More 

Thank fazetwo
Leicester, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

A Mediterranean restaurant of the old school. Good food, intimate surroundings and even a singing waiter. Not a huge choice of menu, but all good Italian food. All this plus high class entertainment on a Friday evening from a singing duo.

Thank wenceslas51186334
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Booked a table for 5 of us to eat here before heading to the curve. The food was fantastic, freshly cooked and served quickly. We had the pink prosecco and a jug of sangria to accompany the meal. Both were fantastic, the sangria was especially tasty with lots of fruit. My sisters meal came out slightly later than the rest... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
14:00 - 20:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Northampton Street | LE1 1IP, Leicester LE1 1PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 116 255 4777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?