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  • Vivetha Bistro

  • 3.5 stars
    (38 reviews, average rating: 3.3/5)
  • Cuisines: Bistro
  • (416) 686-5688
  • 2485 Queen Street East Toronto, ON M4E 1H9
  • Neighbourhoods: East Toronto, The Beach
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$$$ ($26-$60)
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GB
1 Review
2011/09/04
  • Bad Service
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • I've lived in the neighbourhoon for about 5 years now and I must say that this place was great once upon a time.

    The food is simple and tasty. No doubt. However...

    1. Cutlery and glasses are not appropriately cleaned. On one occaision, my glass of orange juice had lipstick marks on it!
    2. The waitstaff are rude and unprofessional. They sacrifice quality service by being understaffed and untrained.

    Too bad.

  • Order: Breakfast
 
happyhippo
1 Review
2011/08/09
  • Do they even know how to smile as they take your $ ?? Service
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • I want to say nice things about this place. I have tried to and can tell you that they were nice enough to take the tip. Where do I start?

    Service - all staff seem very miserable and have a hard time smiling. 2 women make you feel like you are a bother to them when you walk in and then every time you ask for something. (I am not sure of the woman's name, but she was the morning shift of 9th/Aug 2011) Scary to think these people are in the "service" industry

    Seating- I can say it is nicely spaced for the most part when there are no people in the place. However, if you get a full house the noise is unbearable and I feel like I am 21yrs old at a night club again. Screaming over the noise is not fun.

    Tables- 3 of the 5 times i have been there the cutlery was left behind from previous people and partially used and placed back on the napkin. Lazy staff? When I asked for clean cutlery I was again given a huge attitude like i was a bother to them.

    Food- for the most part is great! there are 1 or 2 of the cooks that just don't get it I think. Consistency is a big thing if you ever want returning customers.

    In short, I do hope they straighten this serious problem with lack of service and a friendly smile out before the bad vibe gets the better of what could be a nice place.

  • Order: breakfast/lunch
 
Slice
1 Review
2011/02/17
  • Great Food, BUT...
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 4
  • Smaller place with a bit of a noisy ambience. Food was delicious, I had seafood pasta (tiger shrimp, scallops, salmon). More seafood than noodles! Very tasty. Also the rainbow trout chutney was tasty too. Unfortunately two in our party that ordered the trout had upset stomachs and diahrea afterwards. We called the restaurant not to complain, but to give them a heads-up just in case (thought they should know). They responded very defenisively and said it was "impossible".

    Unrealistic position to take.

  • Order: Rainbow Trout Chutney, Seafood Pasta, Chicken sandwich
 
DylanP
5 Reviews
2010/10/14
  • Twice was enough!
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • As much as we enjoyed our meals at Vivetha, a second visit reinforced our first impressions - terrible service and an excessively noisy dining room. The service issues could have been easily remedied with at least a smile and/or an apology for the tawdry delivery of plates. The noise issue is just another story in itself.
    DP

  • Order: numerous items
 
jonnaybb
1 Review
2009/08/08
  • As I am a picky eater, I did not anticipate going...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 5
  • As I am a picky eater, I did not anticipate going to an Italian Bistro. Usually i'm unfortunate enough to see a menu full of experimental (to me) food.
    I ordered the Vi Vetha's Ceaser Salad, served with Cajun Chicken, and I can easily say it was the best thing i've ever eaten. As an Entree I enjoyed their Whole Wheat Smokes! Which is whole wheat penne with Calamata Olives, caramelized onions, tomatoes, roasted pepers, spinich and zucchini in a chardonnay sauce. I got them to hold everything but the onions, tomatoes and spinich. This was pretty awesome, I would have enjoyed a different sauce though. For dessert I had the chocolate tartufo which was probably the best damn dessert I ever had in my entire life. I will be going again next weekend, and it is my ultimate toronto destination for food, mainly because you get the badass food for a very aggressive price. My entire order (dessert incl.) was just over 30 dollars!! The staff was friendly and quite funny. All in all we had a great time and all of us love going there monthly.

  • Order: Vi Vetha Cajun Chicken Salad, Whole Wheat Smokes! Water, Chocolate Tartufo
 
tweete
1 Review 1 Helpful
2008/08/23
  • The food is always great here!!! some may order...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 7
  • The food is always great here!!! some may order items and not like them ,not because of poor quality but because they are not used to the ingreadients "the food here is very rich".Strongly recommend visiting for dinner, service is much more attentive,as things run alot slower then in the day,although lunch food is just as good here the servers in the day are serving up to three times the tables than at night ,therefore I don't think it's that they are not expierienced ,it may be that they are understaffed.
    When it comes down to wanting GREAT food it's always consistent here and compared to alot of restaurants i can't say the same,so go enjoy a FANTASTIC meal and lets not worry about boring decor,and hard working servers.

  • Order: crab,salad,beef tenderloin
 
Lorrie
2008/07/19
  • Love this restaurant, visit it often! Amazing...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Love this restaurant, visit it often! Amazing value for the price, can't go wrong with this place!

  • Order: I always have the specials, they are amazing!!
 
Gitte
1 Review 2 Helpful
2008/07/14
  • Second visit
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • We were just there 4 days ago and the food was so delicious we went back for another excellent dinner. Rioja wine. Clearing of table is annoying. Staff is not trained.

  • Order: salad with brie cheese, crab cakes, marlin cajun style with grilled vegetables.
 
Bridgett
2008/05/29
  • Best in the Beach! Great food.
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 6
  • Excellent food, decent service, although the timing of the food could have been better. Not all of the apps arrived at the same time leaving some of us with apps and others with mains. Wine list could be better, a little overcrowded but over all one of the best places to eat in the neighbourhood.

  • Order: Baseball steak, crab cakes, seafood pasta, various pasta dishes. .
 
Joanne
2008/05/22
  • We go to this restaurant about once every...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • We go to this restaurant about once every 2 months. There's tons of things I like about it and I'll list a few out:

    1) They have gluten free pasta on the menu. Always a nice touch if you trouble with gluten.

    2) They have a great kids menu with food that actually looks like the chef has prepared it vs. some frozen entree.

    3) The menu is varied and tasty. The entrees are always good and the pasta dishes are wonderful. The salads are standard but tasty.

    4) And then I find out they're open for breakfast. We have had several wonderful breakfasts here as well.

    Its a great place in the beaches, that's casual, reasonably priced and fun.

  • Order: Lamb, Curried chicken pasta
 
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