Caf������ Viva

★★★★☆
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  • 2578 Broadway

    New York, NY 10025

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  • 212-663-8482

About Caf������ Viva

Hours
Sun 11:30am-11:30pm; Mon 11:30am-11:30pm; Tue 11:30am-11:30pm; Wed 11:30am-11:30pm; Thu 11:30am-11:30pm; Fri 11:30am-11:30pm; Sat 11:30am-11:30pm

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Ordered 4 items; tried 3 of them; 4th looks great:
1. Dairy-free Lasagna Rustica: organic artichoke pasta, organic tom-sauce, tofu soy cheese organic seitan meat, mushroom with soy meat sauce 10.95
TO DIE FOR!!! CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE IT AGAIN!!!

2. Santa Cruz Whole Wheat Calzone: marinated tofu, sauteed onion, mushroom, tomatoes, broccoli (dairy-free) 9.75 With Spelt Crust 10.95
Good. Not as good as the lasanga rustica. Took most of it home. Will love it later.

3. Pizza: Il Flore (Vegan) grilled eggplant, onions, roasted peppers, roast garlic, fresh rosemary, organic tomato sauce, soy cheese (optional) sm 17.50
Ordered specifically to take home. Looks great. haven't tried it yet.

4. apple cheese cake (tofu)
TO DIE FOR!!!!

Looks like a typical pizza joint. Zero atmosphere. Great reasonably priced healthy food. Will go back for sure.

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★★★★★

Ordered 4 items; tried 3 of them; 4th looks great:
1. Dairy-free Lasagna Rustica: organic artichoke pasta, organic tom-sauce, tofu soy cheese organic seitan meat, mushroom with soy meat sauce 10.95
TO DIE FOR!!! CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE IT AGAIN!!!

2. Santa Cruz Whole Wheat Calzone: marinated tofu, sauteed onion, mushroom, tomatoes, broccoli (dairy-free) 9.75 With Spelt Crust 10.95
Good. Not as good as the lasanga rustica. Took most of it home. Will love it later.

3. Pizza: Il Flore (Vegan) grilled eggplant, onions, roasted peppers, roast garlic, fresh rosemary, organic tomato sauce, soy cheese (optional) sm 17.50
Ordered specifically to take home. Looks great. haven't tried it yet.

4. apple cheese cake (tofu)
TO DIE FOR!!!!

Looks like a typical pizza joint. Zero atmosphere. Great reasonably priced healthy food. Will go back for sure.

Pros: Vegan and delicious

Cons: no atmosphere but oftentimes who cares!!

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The pizza and pasta dishes here are great. The problem is they screw up orders pretty regularly. Twice we've gone and asked for pizza with soy cheese, and both times they gave us pizza with no cheese. Also, for a place that considers themselves kosher, they should be more vigilant of their staff. I've seen employees eating skittles behind the counter...

3
★★★☆☆

The pizza and pasta dishes here are great. The problem is they screw up orders pretty regularly. Twice we've gone and asked for pizza with soy cheese, and both times they gave us pizza with no cheese. Also, for a place that considers themselves kosher, they should be more vigilant of their staff. I've seen employees eating skittles behind the counter...

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I have been ordering from Viva for a few months now and have experienced occasional delays (which happens), but after tonight's experience I am almost certain not to order here again.
The pizza failed to arrive for over an hour and after 3 calls I finally spoke with a lady who was quite apologetic. She said that since she hadn't heard back from the delivery guy in an hour and he hadn't come back at all, she would make another pizza and send it over on the house. So far so good. The pizza arrives after another hour (so total time to delivery - 2 hours). The guy asks me for money and I tell him I was told it's on the house. He mumbles, makes a face, and gives me the pizza. The he asks for a tip. I remind him that the pizza is 2 hours late and his response "You watch what happens next time". And he walks away. I am too scared to order again - don't want any saliva in my food. I called back to tell them what happened and the man who picked up was very unconcerned (probably an employee who doesn't care). I ask to speak with the lady and she listens and apologizes again. Nice of her but I still won't order again - I don't trust the delivery service and if the management is serious about retaining business, they should hire better people.

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★★☆☆☆

I have been ordering from Viva for a few months now and have experienced occasional delays (which happens), but after tonight's experience I am almost certain not to order here again.
The pizza failed to arrive for over an hour and after 3 calls I finally spoke with a lady who was quite apologetic. She said that since she hadn't heard back from the delivery guy in an hour and he hadn't come back at all, she would make another pizza and send it over on the house. So far so good. The pizza arrives after another hour (so total time to delivery - 2 hours). The guy asks me for money and I tell him I was told it's on the house. He mumbles, makes a face, and gives me the pizza. The he asks for a tip. I remind him that the pizza is 2 hours late and his response "You watch what happens next time". And he walks away. I am too scared to order again - don't want any saliva in my food. I called back to tell them what happened and the man who picked up was very unconcerned (probably an employee who doesn't care). I ask to speak with the lady and she listens and apologizes again. Nice of her but I still won't order again - I don't trust the delivery service and if the management is serious about retaining business, they should hire better people.

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I really, really wanted to like Cafe Viva. I have been vegan for quite a few years and I am always in search of the perfect slice of vegan pizza. I just moved to the area and was delighted to stumbled across Cafe Viva, but was overall left feeling a little disappointed. The selection is marvelous, no complaints there. But the pizza? Their whole wheat crust was a mouth-full. A dry, flavorless, hard to chew mouth-full. I ordered a small whole wheat pie with no cheese, just sauce and zucchini. They charged me SIX DOLLARS for the zucchini, on top of the price of a regular small pie, plus an extra few bucks for the whole wheat. I could have bought a basket full of Zucchini for six dollars. To add insult to injury, there were only a few strips of zucchini littered here and there on my pie. You would think that cheese is a little more expensive than a little squash, therefore I find it appalling that I was charged almost twenty dollars for a tiny little pie when I could have gotten a regular old non-vegan version for half the price. It's an okay place, my boyfriend very much enjoys their non-vegan pizza but as far as I'm concerned their vegan options are just not worth the price.

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★★★☆☆

I really, really wanted to like Cafe Viva. I have been vegan for quite a few years and I am always in search of the perfect slice of vegan pizza. I just moved to the area and was delighted to stumbled across Cafe Viva, but was overall left feeling a little disappointed. The selection is marvelous, no complaints there. But the pizza? Their whole wheat crust was a mouth-full. A dry, flavorless, hard to chew mouth-full. I ordered a small whole wheat pie with no cheese, just sauce and zucchini. They charged me SIX DOLLARS for the zucchini, on top of the price of a regular small pie, plus an extra few bucks for the whole wheat. I could have bought a basket full of Zucchini for six dollars. To add insult to injury, there were only a few strips of zucchini littered here and there on my pie. You would think that cheese is a little more expensive than a little squash, therefore I find it appalling that I was charged almost twenty dollars for a tiny little pie when I could have gotten a regular old non-vegan version for half the price. It's an okay place, my boyfriend very much enjoys their non-vegan pizza but as far as I'm concerned their vegan options are just not worth the price.

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Really really bad experience ordering for delivery tonight.
Restaurant got order wrong (the order was really very simple: half cheese, half with no cheese because my husband is vegan -- instead our pie was all cheese). We realize mistakes happen, but when we called to tell them, the employee said they'd charge us 50% menu price to deliver us a new pie. What? The error was theirs. The correctly-worded order was on the computer-printed receipt in our possession.

The kicker: after my husband disagreed with the policy of charging us for their error, and calmly asked to speak to the owner or mgr, "Jimmy" came on the phone saying he was the owner. Jimmy's attitude was 100% unapologetic and a classic textbook case on How Not To Treat Your Local Regular Customers. We were shocked. They've lost our business for good because the prices are way to high for the service and attitude to be this inexcusably poor.

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★☆☆☆☆

Really really bad experience ordering for delivery tonight.
Restaurant got order wrong (the order was really very simple: half cheese, half with no cheese because my husband is vegan -- instead our pie was all cheese). We realize mistakes happen, but when we called to tell them, the employee said they'd charge us 50% menu price to deliver us a new pie. What? The error was theirs. The correctly-worded order was on the computer-printed receipt in our possession.

The kicker: after my husband disagreed with the policy of charging us for their error, and calmly asked to speak to the owner or mgr, "Jimmy" came on the phone saying he was the owner. Jimmy's attitude was 100% unapologetic and a classic textbook case on How Not To Treat Your Local Regular Customers. We were shocked. They've lost our business for good because the prices are way to high for the service and attitude to be this inexcusably poor.

Pros: chocoate cake was tasty (but I am suspicious it's not Vegan as advertised)

Cons: Manager "Jimmy" incredibly inept at customer service. Wow.

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This UWS Italien is a godsent. Where else can you eat healthy, tasty, organic food for these modest prices? From salad, soup, pizza to pasta, everything is freshly prepared in front of your eyes, just like your mother or grandmother used to cook. Delivery is very quick without sacrificing quality. I recommend this place to everyone who is interested in eating wholesome food for decent prices and who isn't hung-up on fancy decor.

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★★★★★

This UWS Italien is a godsent. Where else can you eat healthy, tasty, organic food for these modest prices? From salad, soup, pizza to pasta, everything is freshly prepared in front of your eyes, just like your mother or grandmother used to cook. Delivery is very quick without sacrificing quality. I recommend this place to everyone who is interested in eating wholesome food for decent prices and who isn't hung-up on fancy decor.

Pros: healthy food, good prices, tastes like homemade by mother

Cons: no ambiance

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I was just introduced to this place by a new beau who is a regular. He loves the pasta sauce because it is so fresh. I ordered the whole wheat pizza. Then we put the sauce on the pizza, and it was love. The next day, we went back and ordered two whole wheat pizzas with a bowl of sauce on the side. Yum. I was introduced to one of the cashiers Josh who was very friendly. We'll be back.

2
★★★★☆

I was just introduced to this place by a new beau who is a regular. He loves the pasta sauce because it is so fresh. I ordered the whole wheat pizza. Then we put the sauce on the pizza, and it was love. The next day, we went back and ordered two whole wheat pizzas with a bowl of sauce on the side. Yum. I was introduced to one of the cashiers Josh who was very friendly. We'll be back.

Pros: great fresh pasta sauce, whole wheat pizza

Cons: limited seating

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I'm not a veg or a vegan or kosher but we love this pizza. The plan is DHs favorite around and I life the veggie ones with the corn or smelt (don't know what it is but it tastes good). OK if you want meat, it's not the place to go but a great slice. We will try an order in next time.

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★★★★☆

I'm not a veg or a vegan or kosher but we love this pizza. The plan is DHs favorite around and I life the veggie ones with the corn or smelt (don't know what it is but it tastes good). OK if you want meat, it's not the place to go but a great slice. We will try an order in next time.

Pros: Pizza varieties

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I love the variety of crusts and toppings. The soy cheeses are great, not rubbery at all. I'm not a vegan or vegetarian, and I prefer the vegan pizzas here to any typical pizza around the city. The veggie lasagna is also excellent. The only downside about this place is the staff, especially the cashiers. They're rude and often mess up phone orders. The ambiance isn't great, so take-out and delivery are best.

2
★★★★☆

I love the variety of crusts and toppings. The soy cheeses are great, not rubbery at all. I'm not a vegan or vegetarian, and I prefer the vegan pizzas here to any typical pizza around the city. The veggie lasagna is also excellent. The only downside about this place is the staff, especially the cashiers. They're rude and often mess up phone orders. The ambiance isn't great, so take-out and delivery are best.

Pros: Soy sausage, veggie lasagna, pizzas

Cons: Rude staff

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This place has good pizza, and it is all vegetarian or vegan. You can get pizza with whole wheat crust if you want, or with fake (vegan) cheese. Many healthy and original kinds of pizza are available, many of which are piled so high with vegetables that they are impossible to pick up (but still good). A plain slice here is slightly more expensive than a plain slice in other pizzerias.

4
★★★★☆

This place has good pizza, and it is all vegetarian or vegan. You can get pizza with whole wheat crust if you want, or with fake (vegan) cheese. Many healthy and original kinds of pizza are available, many of which are piled so high with vegetables that they are impossible to pick up (but still good). A plain slice here is slightly more expensive than a plain slice in other pizzerias.

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