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La Vida

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

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
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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
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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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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
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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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84 reviews
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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 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Slightly off the beaten track you can find this excellent Spanish inspired restaurant. Nice prices, excellent food nicely presented. Friendly atmosphere.

Thank gosvensson
Leicester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We popped in before a visit to the Phoenix - in the past we've always eaten in the cinema restaurant but thought that we'd have a change. We ate in la Vida a couple of years ago and enjoyed it then, but just never got round to going back. My husband was delighted with his Sicilian chicken and my sea... More 

Thank helsut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I reserved a table for an early evening meal on Saturday 23rd July before we went to the cinema. The food and service was excellent.

Thank Alan T

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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, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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?