Vivande Porta Via--CLOSED

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I am addicted to their hazelnut torte cake thing, which is the only reason for the 2 stars. Otherwise, it would be a 1 star simply because they offer the absolute worse customer service in existence.

Actually, it's nonexistent, so go figure!

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I am addicted to their hazelnut torte cake thing, which is the only reason for the 2 stars. Otherwise, it would be a 1 star simply because they offer the absolute worse customer service in existence.

Actually, it's nonexistent, so go figure!

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I am addicted to their hazelnut torte cake thing, which is the only reason for the 2 stars. Otherwise, it would be a 1 star simply because they offer the absolute worse customer service in existence. \r
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Actually, it's nonexistent, so go

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★★★★★

I am addicted to their hazelnut torte cake thing, which is the only reason for the 2 stars. Otherwise, it would be a 1 star simply because they offer the absolute worse customer service in existence. \r
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Actually, it's nonexistent, so go

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I heard that Vivande had received some kind of award from the President of Sicily for its food. Arriving in San Francisco for a short stay I had to try the place. The President was right! To get pasta this fresh and good you??d have to travel Sicily, perfect. I my first visit I started with the Insalata Capricciosa, a salad of romaine hearts and anchovy garlic dressing and then had the Fettuccine Salsiccia, delightful pasta with house made fennel sausage, peppers in a white wine sauce. The service was attentive as plates were cleared and clean silverware provided after each course. I returned two more time before I had to return to Florida and each time was a pleasure.

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★★★★★

I heard that Vivande had received some kind of award from the President of Sicily for its food. Arriving in San Francisco for a short stay I had to try the place. The President was right! To get pasta this fresh and good you??d have to travel Sicily, perfect. I my first visit I started with the Insalata Capricciosa, a salad of romaine hearts and anchovy garlic dressing and then had the Fettuccine Salsiccia, delightful pasta with house made fennel sausage, peppers in a white wine sauce. The service was attentive as plates were cleared and clean silverware provided after each course. I returned two more time before I had to return to Florida and each time was a pleasure.

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My wife and I went to Vivande for a nice dinner out. What we found was terribly overpriced food. In fairness their pasta was extremely fresh, but our meal was very bland. I ordered the Canneloni which was really tastless. My wife had the

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My wife and I went to Vivande for a nice dinner out. What we found was terribly overpriced food. In fairness their pasta was extremely fresh, but our meal was very bland. I ordered the Canneloni which was really tastless. My wife had the

Pros: fresh pasta

Cons: terrible service, terribly bland food, bad dessert, slowest dinner of my life

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We dined on a Sunday night. We tried the pork chop, the risotto, and one of the fettuccine dishes. All verged on perfection. We loved the food and in contrast to other comments on the service, ours was very helpful with wine and food

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We dined on a Sunday night. We tried the pork chop, the risotto, and one of the fettuccine dishes. All verged on perfection. We loved the food and in contrast to other comments on the service, ours was very helpful with wine and food

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I went on a saturday night, it was crowded, but only took about 5 mins to get seated, I had the Pappardelle con Ragu d Agnello, housemade wide pasta with a heavenly sauce of lamb and some veggies.....OH MY goodness!!! Outstanding. Had a

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I went on a saturday night, it was crowded, but only took about 5 mins to get seated, I had the Pappardelle con Ragu d Agnello, housemade wide pasta with a heavenly sauce of lamb and some veggies.....OH MY goodness!!! Outstanding. Had a

Pros: Food-Service-Atmosphere

Cons: maybe some jazz on the music system

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We had lunch at Vivande. The service was good and food was fine but nothing that would make us rush back for another try.

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We had lunch at Vivande. The service was good and food was fine but nothing that would make us rush back for another try.

Pros: Prompt Service, Fresh Pasta

Cons: Just Ordinary

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I came into the restaurant on a busy Saturday night and was hit first by an hour wait and the wine bar was full. Not a great start but i had heard great things about Vavande. The man who greeted us was exceptionally kind and offered to

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★★★★★

I came into the restaurant on a busy Saturday night and was hit first by an hour wait and the wine bar was full. Not a great start but i had heard great things about Vavande. The man who greeted us was exceptionally kind and offered to

Pros: Service, Food

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i agree with gtak. the quality of the food is good. the risotto is definitely a stand out. but it is not worth suffering through the bad service. i have dined there three times. each time i have experienced rude service. it is a

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i agree with gtak. the quality of the food is good. the risotto is definitely a stand out. but it is not worth suffering through the bad service. i have dined there three times. each time i have experienced rude service. it is a

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A gem that is open all the time so you can eat when you want. Interesting and very reasonable wine list. Charming, relaxed atmosphere and always fresh and delish food. The wine bar is a great addition.

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A gem that is open all the time so you can eat when you want. Interesting and very reasonable wine list. Charming, relaxed atmosphere and always fresh and delish food. The wine bar is a great addition.

Pros: friendly, great food, great wine

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Food's very good, but... We split an appetizer salad and were charged an extra $3 for the split because the server gave us an extra (empty) plate. When questioned about the charge, she checked with her manager who told her to tell us

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★★★★★

Food's very good, but... We split an appetizer salad and were charged an extra $3 for the split because the server gave us an extra (empty) plate. When questioned about the charge, she checked with her manager who told her to tell us

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Hidden amoung the bustling Fillmore district, you could easily walk right by it...but that would be your loss.

I was with a party of 4 on a busy Saturday night and after reading other reviews, decided to find this restaurant and give it

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★★★★★

Hidden amoung the bustling Fillmore district, you could easily walk right by it...but that would be your loss.

I was with a party of 4 on a busy Saturday night and after reading other reviews, decided to find this restaurant and give it

Pros: Great service, good prices, good atmosphere

Cons: Small place

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I had heard spectacular reviews about how italianissima its food was, and after having lived in Italy for a while, I was somewhat dissapointed. An applaud for their impromptu menus accomodating to the available fresh ingredients, but I did

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★★★★★

I had heard spectacular reviews about how italianissima its food was, and after having lived in Italy for a while, I was somewhat dissapointed. An applaud for their impromptu menus accomodating to the available fresh ingredients, but I did

Pros: atmosphere, deli area

Cons: overprized

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Perhaps "niner1984" is more used to eating Italian food at suburban joints like Olive Garden - that would explain their thoughts on Vivande. Vivande is now, and has always been, the most authentic casual Italian restaurant in San

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★★★★★

Perhaps "niner1984" is more used to eating Italian food at suburban joints like Olive Garden - that would explain their thoughts on Vivande. Vivande is now, and has always been, the most authentic casual Italian restaurant in San

Pros: food, food, food

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Isn't it too bad that the authentic regional Italian food was so disliked by niners1984. I've regularly dined and shopped at this tiny little jewel of a restaurant for years. I have brought many of my Italian friends and relatives who have

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★★★★★

Isn't it too bad that the authentic regional Italian food was so disliked by niners1984. I've regularly dined and shopped at this tiny little jewel of a restaurant for years. I have brought many of my Italian friends and relatives who have

Pros: great food, helpful staff

 

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