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Viva Bene Italian Ristorante
Italian Restaurant$$
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144 Commercial St Worcester, MA 01608
144 Commercial StreetUSMassachusettsWorcester01608
(508) 799-9999
$$Italian Restaurant, Bar
Italian Restaurant
Pizza Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Today 11AM–9PM
Wednesday 11AM–9PMThursday 11AM–9PMFriday 11AM–10PMSaturday 11AM–10PMSunday 4–8PMMonday 11AM–2PMTuesday 11AM–9PM
The preeminent Italian restaurant for fine dining in Worcester. We offer the area's best seafood and pizza, as well as a full service bar.
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Comfy eatery serving Italian fare with a Mediterranean twist, plus a large bar area.- Google
"It was more medium to medium rare but amazing enough he ate it."
"Stuffed mushrooms were tasteless."
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Nicole Lavallee
8 months ago
The prices are on the high side. The entrees do not come with a salad. The bread was cold and crusty. The drink refills were slow. The server was not friendly. He was polite but certainly did not want to communicate to enhance his tip. I had the chicken Sicily. Very good. The portion was large and it was very flavorful. Hubby had the sirloin steak cooked medium well. It was more medium to medium rare but amazing enough he ate it. It came with seasoned potatoes and asparagus. The potatoes were very tasty.
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Warren Lavallee
8 months ago
Service & Food were excellent. Large portions, tasty. Prices high.
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Diane Ricci
2 years ago
The food was really good.My problem was that there was not enough staff working. Two people to take care of the food and the bar on a night of a show was not enough. We spent too much time waiting. We actually had to ask for the check when the food was delivered. The thing I was most upset about was when ordering off of the wine list there was only one choice of Pinot noir. It was a Francis Ford Coppola which I have had many times before and is quite good. At $38 a bottle it was affordable since I knew what to expect. However what we were served was a Pinot noir called BIG FIRE which tasted like a very inexpensive wine, very watery and left a tingle on your tongue. Needless to say I was not impressed. The bill, the same, $38 and so not worth it. I felt that I was duped. Not sure if I would go back which is a shame because the food was very good!
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sandra savoie
3 years ago
We went to this restaurant and we were very disappointed. Steak Lombardi ordered medium rare came back very well done, tough, and overly smothered with sauce. The best part of the meal was the bread! Stuffed mushrooms were tasteless. Ordered a pizza but the pizza received was not what we ordered. Servers pushed drinks often asking if we wanted more even though the glasses were not empty. The walls were dirty and the lighting poor. I previously dined at this restaurant a few years ago and found the food and service pretty good. I decided to check it out again - too bad! Worcester has so many wonderful restaurants, but this is not one of them. Stay clear and try another venue.
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Linda Nelson
a year ago
Went to see Brewer & Shipley perform, "One Toke Over the Line," and some of their newer songs. Arrived early and enjoyed a nice glass of Zinfandel house wine and a wonderful special of Salmon Kabobs with vegetable & rice. The price was reasonable, the food delicious and I had a great time. Excellent location, staff was friendly, enjoyed the regular musicians before the "Far Gone Productions" show, street parking, cozy atmosphere, good times!
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Alex Simonian
2 years ago
Will never go back! Went to celebrate my daughter's birthday on Thursday June 12. Arrived just before 5 and were seated immediately. There were a couple of other tables occupied. A male server and a bus person. Our server was Andrea, she arrived a little bit after we sat and was put on the floor immediately. She was great and by the end of our dinner actually bad for her. I ordered a taste of one of their chardonnays - out of it but our server brought me two others to try. One of which I noticed was listed on the wine list as only being sold by the bottle. I opted for neither of what was brought. We ordered calamari appetizer - out of it One of my daughters wanted a dish that had the calamari but decided to have a Seafood Scampi dish recommended by our server that they occasionally do as a special. Both my daughter and I ordered that dish. Unfortunately they were out of lobster we found out after our order was put in. So instead we decided on a couple of other dishes. The birthday girl ordered a salmon caesar salad, we were charged $20 same as a salmon entree!! When the birthday dessert arrived with a candle it was placed in front of one of my other daughters! Would not recommend!
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Nancy DeMarco
2 years ago
Worst service ever. From water boy (who told us he was too tired) to server who made us feel like we were imposing... it was a disaster. Would NOT recommend to anyone. Muscles were full of sand...and I mead full of sand, could be scrapped from shell. Chicken was hard (?)...We were the only people in the restaurant too and the service was terrible. Save your money and go elsewhere.
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3 years ago
So the Viva Bene Ristorante was absolutely terrible. Once a four-star Italian restaurant back in 2005, it's very clearly gone down hill. We were separated from the other customers in the place for no reason, our food came after everyone else had been served (including people that came in at least ten minutes after us), and our food was poorly made. I ordered grilled portobello mushrooms that was served with angel hair pasta tossed in a pesto sauce. First problem? The mushrooms were over-done and they tasted sour. They shouldn't be sour. As for the pesto, it was somehow both bland as sin and spicy. It should have a light but creamy and earthy flavor. My mum ordered a steak at medium-rare and it came well-done and the pizza we ordered to take home was meant to have pepperoni, olives, and mushrooms. Instead of olives, it had onions which I'm allergic to. The walls were dirty, the lighting dim, and the service very slow not to mention that where we were also placed, the vent made it very noisy so we had to speak loudly to talk over it. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
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