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“Friendly service and good food”

Vivo Seasonal Trattoria
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Ranked #11 of 453 Restaurants in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$40
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: "Fresh ingredients, prepared simply" best describes VIVO's inspired selection of dishes, infused with simple, contemporary Mediterranean flavors and the finest in market-fresh, seasonal ingredients. Chef de Cuisine William Reardon creates pure and delicious culinary delights, presented with a refreshingly creative Napa Valley style.
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We recently had two dinners and one breakfast at Vivo while staying at the Marriott Hotel in which the restaurant is located. The breakfast was perfect (simple bacon and eggs). The dinners were good, if not great. Had the lamb medallions one night and the tuna the other night. The lamb itself was not particularly flavorful; if I had not known it was lamb, I might have guessed it was beef. The accompanying grits, however, were excellent. The temperature was as requested and the sauce was good. The same can be said for the tuna. Request extra sauce for both dishes because it is needed to add flavor to the underlying protein. We especially liked two of the desserts: the banana foster creme brulee and the chocolate mousse. What truly made dinner a pleasant experience was the excellent service provided by Marisa and Giselle; both were friendly, helpful and efficient.

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Thank exmarsa
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WHGGuestService, Assistant Director of Operations at Vivo Seasonal Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thanks for your detailed review of our hotel. We are very happy that your overall experience was great in our food outlets. Thanks for providing the comments as we will certainly review to make sure that every single meal is beyond each guest expectation. Its great to hear that our team did a fantastic job. We will certainly share your feedback with the entire culinary team, who joins me in thanking you.

Regards,
Nadine Mullings
Assistant Director of Operations

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

I have been to Vivo several times with friends from the arts. It's a nice escape from the places closer to Main Street, and it has good parking nearby. The food is quite good; for my supper recently, I ordered two "small plates": tuna tartare and beet salad, and both were delicious. The odd detail was the wine. Several members of our party wanted Prosecco, so we ended up ordering a bottle, and this was duly brought. The staff then poured it into all-purpose white wine glasses that looked like water goblets -- they were huge. This marred the effect of the sparkling wine. The service was good-natured and the room was quiet, unlike the adjoining bar. I would return.

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Thank Emilie B
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WHGGuestService, Assistant Director of Operations at Vivo Seasonal Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for visiting our hotel and dining with us each time. We appreciate you taking the time to provide such detailed feedback about your experience. As we pride ourselves on our facility and service, this critical feedback will help us review the areas we need to revisit in training our team to be the best. On behalf of the culinary team, we are very happy that you enjoyed the plates that were ordered and look forward to continuing to make great dishes for you to choose from. We hope that on your next visit you will see our continued efforts to improve and be the best.

Regards,
Nadine Mullings
Assistant Director of Operations

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

WE love Vivo's Restaurant; the atmosphere as well as the hotel!!! The servers are Amazing! When planning our birthday and Anniversary celebration ...we chose Vivo's! I called and specifically requested Giselle. We had her one night prior to our celebration while dining with my daughter for dinner. She was cordial, attentive and carried her beautiful smile the whole time waiting on us!!! During our birthday/Anniversary celebration; we were very pleased with Winsome and Jordan who assisted Giselle. there is not enough characters in this review to express how much we enjoyed their impeccable service and the way they treated my friends and family. Chef Henry was amazing with the entrees... the food literally melted in our mouths...one of our appetizers was the Arugula salad... we asked Henry the Chef if the goat was in the back of the Restaurant HAHA! ...I love goat cheese. My husband loved the Veal meatballs...YUM YUM!!! Matthew the Manager was so accommodating with us! Thanks Matthew!!! Since the celebration; we have referred our friends and family to Vivo's. Vivo's is now our Favorite Restaurant for fine dining. Thank you again for such an impeccable and wonderful service!
Blessings, Estelle

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WHGGuestService, Assistant Director of Operations at Vivo Seasonal Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to our restaurant. I am very happy that we were able to be a part of your Birthday/Anniversary celebration. Thanks for the great comments about our team who joins me in saying that we will be ready whenever you decide to visit again. We will be sure to let Giselle, Jordan, Winsome and Chef Henry know how much they made an impact during your visit. As we continue to get the word out that Vivo Restaurant is one of the best in Hartford, we will certainly keep offering a great menu with affordable pricing to keep our repeat guests happy.

Best Regards,
Nadine Mullings
Assistant Director of Operations

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

We were a party of four participating in the Taste of Hartford. We are all experienced and fussy foodies - none of us had a bad thing to say. We were afraid the portions might be reduced to fit the prices - not so. The food in all three courses was delicious. The waitress overheard us talking about celebrating my wife's birthday and brought us all a complimentary flute of Persecco, Service was knowledgeable and prompt. This place earned our enthusiastic endorsement.

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Thank stephen k
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WHGGuestService, Assistant Director of Operations at Vivo Seasonal Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for dining with us during the Taste Of Hartford Week. We know that you had many choices and are excited that you had the great experience that we strive to provide for every guest in our hotel and Restaurant. The entire culinary and Management team joins in saying "Thank You". It's even more special that you celebrated your wife's birthday and we were a part of the celebration. We certainly look forward towards your next visit with us even before next years Taste Of Hartford week.

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Nadine Mullings
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

The server at Vivo was one of the most attentive I've ever had. She checked with me frequently, made suggestions, and made sure I had everything I needed to have a great dining experience.

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Thank Barb S
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WHGGuestService, Assistant Director of Operations at Vivo Seasonal Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for the comments and for choosing to dine with us in Vivo. We pride ourselves in our hotel, restaurant, and team so it's great to get positive comments about our guest experience. It's a thrill to read when our team does exactly what we strive to do for every guest and we will certainly share this with the entire team for a boost to continue doing the best job we can to make and keep all our guest happy. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Regards,
Nadine Mullings
Assistant Director of Operations

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