What a delightful alternative to the over-priced restaurants of Seattle! Not only is the food excellent, the service is superior! And there is no 20% service charge automatically added to your check.
Located in Country Village, a collection of shops and restaurants occupying historic buildings in Bothell, this family-owned restaurant knows how to treat its customers properly. The owners of the restaurant stopped by our table several times during our meal to ensure all was to our satisfaction. But then, they visited all of the tables for a bit of chit-chat, including a group of well-mannered teenagers who were obviously out celebrating Homecoming or another high school rite of passage. This small gesture made all of us feel truly appreciated and welcomed.
Our meal began with two appetizers: Sautéed Calamari and Meatballs. After the appetizers, we each enjoyed a Caesar Salad with the house dressing. Our entrees were Mama’s Lasagna and Veal Picata. We enjoyed a bottle of Ruffino Classico Chianti with our meal. The tiramisu was excellent; we took a serving of baklava with us to enjoy a bit later in the evening. All of this and a 20%+ tip for our lovely server, Rachel, cost half of what we would have spent for a similar meal in Seattle.
We highly recommend Vivendo Ristorante & Pizzeria to all who love authentic Italian cooking. Order your food and drink, then relax and take your time dining…after all, you’re among friends.