Located off Six Forks Rd. in North Raleigh, Vivo Ristorante is an authentic, family-owned, Italian restaurant, that seeks to provide its customers with not just great food, but also a great experience. The dynamic menu, serves very traditional Italian meals and also meals that represent the mixing of American and Italian heritages. The food is prepared with fresh, local, and organic products that we eagerly used before “farm to table” became trendy. Between the bread we bake in house or the angus meatballs we make by hand, fresh and quality food has always been our cornerstone. Vivo caters to both fine diners and casual diners alike. There is a great selection of wine and a full bar, that offers a quality craft beers on draft. With a caring staff, and an inventive kitchen, Vivo is ready to serve you today.

Chef Lupe is pleased to provide delicious cuisine inspired by old-world Italian plates with a twist for the modern day.  He has been working as a chef for twelve years and is happy to continue thriving in the industry now working in Vivo alongside the Cinelli family. He prides himself on being a perfectionist and ensures his very talented kitchen staff works with the same mentality. Lupe was originally trained as a pastry chef and to this day making desserts continues to be his favorite part of the job.  Chef, the Cinelli’s, and the entire Vivo staff is excited for you to join us to experience incredible authentic Italian food.

Lunch $25

ANTIPASTI

  • Pear and Gorgonzola Salad

    Fresh pear & gorgonzola tossed with red onion & mixed greens in a lemon gorgonzola vinaigrette topped with candied walnuts

  • Caesar Salad

    Chopped romaine & parmigiana tossed in our house made Caesar dressing, topped with Crostini

PIZZA, PASTA & PANINO

  • Caramelized Pear with Gorgonzola Pizza

    Caramelized pears & gorgonzola cheese atop a crisp, golden-brown crust - finished with arugula & extra virgin olive oi

  • Penne Caprese

    Fresh mozzarella, tomato & basil tossed with penne in a garlic oil

  • Pollo Calabrese Panino

    Herb encrusted chicken breasts, spicy calabrian pesto & fresh mozzarella topped with arugula served on toasted ciabatta

Dinner $40

ANTIPASTI

  • Pear and Gorgonzola Salad

    Fresh pear & gorgonzola tossed with red onion & mixed greens in a lemon gorgonzola vinaigrette topped with candied walnuts

  • Caesar Salad

    Chopped romaine & parmigiana tossed in our house made Caesar dressing, topped with Crostini

SECONDO

  • Airline Chicken

    Succulent chicken breast and accompanying drumette with a crisp, golden-brown skin served with a marsala glaze over roasted potatoes

  • Cavatelli Aglio e Olio

    Fresh, handmade ricotta cavatelli served with spicy Italian Sausage tossed in garlic oil

  • Pan-Seared Grouper

    Pan-seared grouper in a lemon-butter sauce served over organic spinach

DOLCE

  • Tiramisu

    Our legendary tiramisu - creamy and decadent layers of mascarpone and esp

  • Chocolate Cannoli

    Our decadent house made cannoli filling housed in a chocolate dipped cannoli shell