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VIVA Viviana Varese Ristorante

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#266 of 6 870 Restaurants in Milan
Travellers' Choice


US$61 - US$169
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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The most popular tables at this restaurant on the second floor of the Eataly complex are the large tables in fossil wood facing the open-view kitchen a...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
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Reviewed 11 November 2021

First time in a Michelin star restaurant and I was suitably impressed. For me the best thing (other than the experience) was the surroundings. I've always thought Michelin Star = posh, well dressed, stuffy etc, however, this place is really not. You could honestly walk...in off the street (if there was space), dressed in jeans and trainers and fit in well. Totally relaxing place. As for the food, we had the taster menu and it didnt disappoint. Perhaps the waiters could have taken a bit more time to explain what we were eating but it was busy to be fair to them. The wine waiter however was very impressive, really knew his stuff. Would I visit again, yes for sure but i'd order what I now know I like rather than have another taster menu.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 25 June 2021

we met starred chef in past years when restaurant name was Alice. we returned many times with good impressions every time. Many restaurants have changed after lockdown so it was interesting to return here. we have a business lunch with std menu (a LOT of...little courses and appetisers) and a main course from a la cart. we took octopus and "ossobuco" I am a fan of Viviana "ossobuco" so it was intriguing to compare it again: I can say "A". only a minor note: such level of restaurant deserves a BETTER tablet for wine list: the one is awful: a serious iPad is a must ..More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 22 February 2020 via mobile

Excellent dinner in which every dish was a surprise. The best one was the meat with bone marrow, I just couldn’t stop eating it! Amazing service and also the entrees and mini desserts offered by the restaurant were good and interesting. Bonus points on the...bread & butterMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 26 January 2020

First time in a restaurant with a Michelin star, I was really impressed by the goodness of the cuisine. Amazin food and surprising flavours with excellent wine pairings; the service was also top level. The price is high but definitely appropriate for a dining experience...of this level. Absolutely recommended!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 29 December 2019

We had an appointment for 7.30pm and found ourselves at Eataly early on the day. We tried to enter the restaurant at 7pm and was told that unless we ordered a drink, we would not be allowed to wait inside the restaurant. We have been...to some nice places and never have we been told something like that before. When we went back at exactly 7.30pm, the restaurant door was locked, only to open at 7.31pm. The maitr'D then barked at us to follow his colleague to our table. No smile, no welcome, nothing. Food wise, the portions were big. When asked, my husband indicated a dietary preference for no lamb and no cheese. The very first course had cheese in it and one of the desserts had ricotta in it which he spat our promptly. At the end of the meal, we gave feedback about this and the Maitre'D still asked him how he liked the cheese items. It was our last night in Italy and I honestly, I regretted arranging this dinner.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 24 December 2019 via mobile

The restaurant has a lively atmosphere to it. It was fully booked when we were there, yet it wasn’t noisy in any way. We opted for a menu with wine pairing. From beginning to end I absolutely loved each course. Would go again whenever back...in Milan.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 22 December 2019 via mobile

Vibrant restaurant ! Trendy and different! Good gastronomía experience inside an Italian delicatessen mall! Great experience to repeat if visiting Milano!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 29 November 2019 via mobile

Frankly one of the best dinners we have ever had. Excellent excellent food. Wonderfully nice and discrete staff. And all of this is in a really relaxed atmosphere. Love the wooden tables. Absolutely recommend a visit. Well done!

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 21 September 2019 via mobile

We arrived to a huge gourmet supermarket, on the second floor we found quite and unique restaurant, balanced atmosphere, open and wide, genteel and warm welcome, but nothing prepared us to such a unique experience, we had 7 testing dishes , all was excellent &...suppressing , we enjoy very much, we recommended this experience to all of you.More

Date of visit: September 2019
vivavivianavarese, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at VIVA Viviana Varese Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2019

Hi dovcohec, thank you for your review. We are really happy you enjoyed your experience at Ristorante VIVA and we hope to have you back again soon. Ristorante VIVA #vivavivianavarese

Reviewed 10 September 2019

Last night we ate at Alice Restaurant (Viva). It does not deserve a Michelin star, it does not deserve a good review from anyone, it does not deserve to be open.. The food was (without exception) mediocre to actually bad. From the fried pizza to...the greasy oily clam pasta (1 clam). It took more than 3 hours to eat and the only thing that was good was the bread. There were an incredible number of lovely serving dishes containing very very small portions of cold and unsucessful flavour combinations. We all ended up hungry, bad tempered and considerably poorer. Even the dessert was bad. Do not waste your timr or money and please Michelin remove their star !!!!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Yes, VIVA Viviana Varese Ristorante is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

VIVA Viviana Varese Ristorante is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4