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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner here and Ernst the waiter was fantastic in helping me decide between the veal scallopine and the seafood linguine. He was good to check with me whether I wanted the glass of wine I ordered at the same time when I already...had a cocktail on the table. I heard Ernst also explain the menu to the people next to me. The menu was useful in also recommending wines with certain dishes. I was happy with my meal. When someone dropped a plate elsewhere in the restaurant the staff were very discreet in attending and cleaning up. The restaurant was very busy on a Thursday night so reservations are highly recommended. Cucino Vivo had great ambience.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 January 2024 via mobile

It’s a busy restaurant with great vibes, food is great and service is attentive. We arrived on time and was lead to our table. We were given the menu and decided to order some natural oysters, a pizza, a side, and 2 cocktails as we...weren’t so hungry. Everything was fantastic, fresh oysters, delicious pizza and broccolini cooked just right, and the cocktails were so delicious too! We also ordered the chocolate dessert and it was so gorgeous, we get to pour the chocolate to melt the dome and reveal the ice cream inside!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 8 January 2024 via mobile

We had dinner here, it was my second time as I’d been here in 2021. It was very nice food in a very nice environment. We started with the mushroom arancini balls, we had for mains a vegetarian pizza and eggplant parmigiana. The food was...nice and authentic. Wood oven cooked pizza with a nice thin base. The zucchini and eggplant soft and in a rich sauce. Just yummy. The only thing g is the service could improve. It’s wasn’t terrible but often slow and considering we were the 6pm sitting with a half full area I would have expected better, especially at the star. We had a nice meal, it was reasonably priced. I had a cocktail and it was just over $100. I would have given 5/5 if the service had been more attentive.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 December 2023

Very friendly service, prompt delivery of food, decent portions, no complaints :) Our waiter in particular was terrific (Cinthia?)

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023

Amazing food and service as always. This is a favourite Italian for us and our go to when at the casino.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 November 2023

Best bruschetta I’ve ever had in my life followed by the most delicious spaghetti ever. Vini was my server and he was so lovely. I will definitely be coming back here on my next holiday

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 September 2023

This was my first time coming here and I am definitely coming back. The food was great and the service we had from Vini was amazing.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 12 September 2023 via mobile

We went here as a family on the first day of our holiday with my daughter and her husband and 3 year old granddaughter. The food was amazing and they especially looked after my daughter who is celiac (gluten free) and my granddaughter. The food...was delicious and service excellent!!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023

Lovely meal and service as always. Our lovely waitress Mariana was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Will definitely return 😊

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023

Visited with our family who are locals, and they have enjoyed a few meals here and recommended it. We had a bottle of 2019 Penfolds Bin 28 and it was really lovely and quite reasonably priced at $85. The wood-fired pizzas were great - we...had a mushroom one and the prosciutto one. The prosciutto itself was lacking in taste, maybe a better quality one would address this, but the serving size was very generous and the crusts and base were nicely charred and not too thick. I had the veal with Marsala sauce and the veal was tender however there was no Marsala in the sauce and the sauce just tasted like bland gravy which was such a shame. I did pass this on to the lady when we paid and she was appreciative of the feedback. It came with broccolini and kipfler potatoes. The potatoes were not flavoured or cooked enough to do them justice. I suggest some thyme or garlic or rosemary or butter or roasting or pan frying as they’re a fabulous potato and they could have really added to the dish. Same with the broccolini - it was bland and boring. But at least the veal was tender. The other dish ordered was the seafood pasta in a red sauce - great idea here you can have an oil-based sauce or a red tomato sauce. It was shared by two people and whilst they felt the amount of seafood in the dish was lacking (empty mussel and vongole shells and three prawns), they liked the flavours. Overall we had a lovely time and would go back.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023 via mobile

We had a great afternoon at the Dal Zotto long lunch. Great food and entertainment. Shout out to Morgan for your excellent service and engaging with us.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023 via mobile

Great Proseco lunch @ Cucina vivo - Taneesha our waitress was fabulous - delicious food the Prosecco kept coming - will do again!!!!💕😀

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 28 July 2023 via mobile

My wife and I have been here three times now, and each time we come away disappointed. One trick is to be given two water choices, either still or sparkling. Just ask for tap water or you will pay for the still. Pizza"s are boring...and tasteless, and the online menu prices are not the same as those presented to you at the restaurant. We had decided to give it one more visit, but that will be our last. Service is good, but every meal we have had on our visits have been lacklustre. Two stars!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 June 2023 via mobile

Can’t complain about our waitress or our wait for food, however the food certainly wasn’t worth the wait, or price. Tasteless marinara pasta and the veal scallopini sauce tasted like a Maggi packet gravy!! Very unappealing and very un-Italian!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023 via mobile

We put ourselves onto the lady at the front service desk asking for a table for four shortly - not at the time of an hour n half that she suggested. She made it happen. Then we changed to six people and she said ok...but only if you share a high table. We said thank you - yes - we can do that. We went in for dinner. At a fantastic table that worked well for us. So appreciated the hard work she did making it happen. The meal was really good. Came out quickly , and the service wonderful.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Yes this a great choice for a pre show meal as service is very efficient. Book well in advance and be sure to mention you are seeing the show. If it is in jupiters theatre they will often have a special menu designed for... More
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Cucina Vivo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
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  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4