A few recent testimonials..

Loved the food and the service was great!

Alistair Keenan, August 2023

Very very nice Italian restaurant. Food was a little bit oily for my taste but that's just preference!

James Lancaster, July 2023

Excellent Italian food

Ellis Briggs, July 2023

Brilliant food & brilliant service would definitely recommend

Marc Donatello, July 2023

Delicious authentic Italian food in a relaxed, friendly setting. The wild salmon linguine and lemon pavlova cheesecake were excellent. The staff were very welcoming, accommodating and attentive. I highly recommend this award-winning restaurant!

Wheelchair accessibility: All on the level, so wheelchair users should have no issues.

Mark Carver, July 2023

Had a fantastic Father’s Day meal food was great and portion sizes are enormous service was brilliant Lyndsey and Ray are great would definitely recommend

Scott Evans, July 2023

Wow. The food here is just stunning . Really good value . Why youd ever go to a terrible chain restaurant with this gem of a place open is beyond me.
The staff are amazingly friendly. Including the Chef who was out talking to customers before it got busy  . The allergen awareness was brilliant. Lots of gluten free choices . Would highly recommend . Advise you book in to avoid disappointment.

Dietary restrictions: Allegen awareness was fantastic and lots of vegan options .

CT, July 2023

I came here for a meal with my colleague and we really enjoyed our time here. I had a pasta dish (penne with seafood) and my colleague had a chicken dish with salad and   chips. The food was lovely and reasonably priced. The waitress was so lovely and friendly. We had a wonderful time and would high recommend.

Mandy Lau, July 2023

Been at vivere last night with my boyfriend and 2 kids we had version tagliatele and kids portions bolonaise  and Quatro pizza ,can say everything were beautiful and very good value for money also they offer homemade tiramasu and Panna cotta which we have tried tiramasu very fresh and tasty  😋 …

Veronika Parvanova, July 2023

Had a beautiful meal there with my partner and a friend tonight. The staff were so lovely and polite, and were not afraid to have a laugh with us. The food was just gorgeous with plenty of flavour and even the coffee at the end stayed nice and hot for ages. Just stunning, thank you so much to the whole Vivere team. From Emma, Leigh and Richard xxx

Emma, Leigh, Richard, June 2023

Ordered through Oh my god this place is insanely good. You really need to try it. The fusilli al puttanesca along with a mariola are two fantastic dishes that aren’t too spicy (sensitive to spice) but pack a seriously flavourful bang for your buck. Save room for desert.

Our visit was a last-minute “lets do it!” and fate couldn’t have been kinder. The décor conveys a classy, elegant, family-run restaurant with an emphasis on quality. The staff were extremely attentive, polite and welcoming with a smile.

We started with a fairly light starter – bruschetta along with some in-house made bread with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar (beautiful decanters and plates). I am very picky about my food and had never been brave enough to try bruschetta before. This time it looked so good I decided to explore, and I was not disappointed. The flavours were quite impressive – a fantastic combination of sweet, salty and spicy with a crunchy and powerful base. The bread with the oil and vinegar was warm, crispy and still a bit moist. A beautiful accompaniment. The starters gave an indication of how good the food was going to be but I hadn’t expected what was to come.

For our mains we ordered fusilli al puttanesca along with a mariola, myself having the fusilli. The first bite (quite literally) of the fusilli al puttanesca is quite difficult to describe. I was instantly in shock. I have worked in kitchens for 7 years. I have spent and dined for 2 weeks on the Amalfi coast. I am a lover of Italian food. This dish truly shocked me as to how good it was. The flavours were explosive, rich and full, all the  while the textures caused a celebration in my mouth. The fusilli was Perfect. The sausage was Perfect. Sitting typing this out, I long for that first bite again. How can something, described so basically as “Napoli red sauce, with salsiccia Italian sausage, chilli and parmesan.” Rock my tasting world so much, be so rich and flavourful and be cooked so perfectly so as to get a solid feeling and understand the meaning of “al dente”.  The Mariola left my partner speechless. The bacon, pasta and sauce was all cooked beautifully giving a powerful flavour combination that was difficult to resist – even when we felt like we were going to pop! We somehow managed to polish off these mains along with a cheesy garlic bread (with actual slices of garlic!!!!! Yes!!!!) that was the perfect accompaniment.

After a wile debating and trying to figure out if we had room – we decided to go all in and try a desert too. We opted for a Raspberry Pavlova and a Salted Caramel Cheesecake. I’d love to tell you how the Raspberry Pavlova tasted and looked, sadly I only managed to catch a mere glimpse of it before it disappeared at light speed. It seems it was irresistible to my partner. What I didn’t know is that for the entire 10 minute car ride home he wouldn’t stop talking about how good it was and if he wasn’t going to pop, he could easily have gone for another. My salted caramel cheesecake was delectable, smooth and, believe it or not, salty! It’s so difficult to find something today that is advertised as salted caramel that is actually salted! The portion size was perfect – enough to enjoy but small enough to not be a chore to finish, while also being presented impeccably.

Overall, this may be my new favourite place in Stafford. A truly hidden gem, sitting right under our noses when we all walk by. Only those who are brave or curious enough to enter will understand what culinary delights hide behind those doors with subtle banners of green, white read. I’m due to leave for another adventure soon. When I am back, I know where I am going to go for my food. Ciao and I will see you soon.

Parking: Free, massive parking area just across the road.

Dietary restrictions: Caters to dietary restrictions including ciliac (GF).

Ashdon Husky, June 2023

Ordered through Uber eats and it was fantastic! Portions are amazing and the pasta is so tasty. Free garlic bread too! Definitely order again!

Jack K, May 2023

A lovely little restaurant with great food and very reasonably priced. It would definitely be one of my regular haunts if I lived locally. Excellent value, highly recommended.

Robin Horan, May 2023

Excellent  food. Soo tasty

Julie Thomas, May 2023

We had a really lovely anniversary meal here on the evening of Friday 28/04/23. We had pre-booked a table and I'm glad because it was busy but there were still empty tables so if you haven't, don't worry too much. We were sat in a secluded spot by the window in the bar area, which was lovely. The servers were all so nice and greeted you with a smile. We had 3 courses. I had the bolognaise stuffed pepper and my partner ordered a garlic pizza bread as a starter, both were full of flavour and the meat in my dish was melt in the mouth delicious! For mains, I had a pizza and my partner had a carbonara, again both really good. For desert, we couldn't decide so we ordered all 3 of the options we wanted and had the chefs special tiramisu, which I am not exaggerating when I say it was the best I've ever tasted in my life and I will be going back for more so I hope it doesn't dissappear as a special, then we also got the lemon meringue cheesecake and the salted caramel cheesecake, both seriously delicious! My partner did also get a cocktail, which he really enjoyed. We did try to order the Limoncello one but they had ran out of it, which for an Italian I was shocked by, so he just had a 2nd of the one he'd been drinking. Overall, a lovely meal. Great for a date night or special occasion and would recommend to others.

Vegetarian options: The menu did have veggie and vegan options for all 3 courses but it also said to discuss options with the servers, who in our experience we found very helpful

Parking: The car parks opposite are max 2 hours stay and are monitored by anpr so if you are likely to go over that, better not to. There's free steet parking adjacent, so we used that. Just park as far on the kerb as possible with space to get past and push your wing mirror in if you can

Wheelchair accessibility: The entrance and restaurant are flush to the floor with no steps, being wheelchair friendly.

Dietary restrictions: They asked us before we placed our order if we had any allergies and the menu did say to let the server know of any dietary requirements.

Megan Scott, April 2023

Definitely recommend...lush

Julie Edwards, April 2023

Just had the new venison dish as a takeaway, fabulous 😋😋

Julian Gibbs, April 2023

Lovely food, great atmosphere, nice friendly staff. Decent vegetarian choices and reasonably priced. Can't wait to go back.

Been back to Vivere many times, the food, service and atmosphere have been amazing every time.

Simon Hancox, March 2023

Brilliant food & brilliant service would definitely recommend

Marc Donatello, February 2023

Fantastic meal with a lovely atmosphere

Marie Wallace, February 2023

We had a take away from here and its just so delicious honestly, the food is piping hot and with our order we had a free garlic pizza bread. Pasta is very tasty full of flavour aswell as the pizza's full of toppings plenty of cheese. Highly recommend 👌

Charlotte Louise, February 2023

Excellent quality seafood! Delicious. The chef knows the biznes 😍 highly recommend!

Kamila Kot, February 2023

Oh my god this place is insanely good. You really need to try it. The fusilli al puttanesca along with a mariola are two fantastic dishes that aren’t too spicy (sensitive to spice) but pack a seriously flavourful bang for your buck. Save room for desert.

Our visit was a last-minute “lets do it!” and fate couldn’t have been kinder. The décor conveys a classy, elegant, family-run restaurant with an emphasis on quality. The staff were extremely attentive, polite and welcoming with a smile....Overall, this may be my new favourite place in Stafford. A truly hidden gem, sitting right under our noses when we all walk by. Only those who are brave or curious enough to enter will understand what culinary delights hide behind those doors with subtle banners of green, white read. I’m due to leave for another adventure soon. When I am back, I know where I am going to go for my food. Ciao and I will see you soon.

Ashdon Husky, January 2023

Vegetarian options: Gelato dessert is phenomenally good

Nikola Atanasov, January 2023

Stunning food, highly recommend we  had a spontaneous night  best night in ages thankyou guys xx

Michael Yarwood, December 2022

Amazing 5 star...
Jake our son 11 today had a great birthday meal last night.
Thank you to all the staff - Fabulous 👌

Chris Shirley, December 2022

Great food, enjoyed it thoroughly

Michael Yarwood, November 2022

Stunning food, highly recommend we had a spontaneous night  best night in ages thank you guys xx

Patricia Ballard, November 2022

Great food and lovely staff. Will definitely be back

Jacqui H, October 2022

Myself and my husband visited here last night,to celebrate our wedding anniversary.We were greeted by a lovely girl lyndsey,who was our waitress for the evening.Nothing was too much trouble,she even made her own version of a mai tai,for my husband when he requested one.It was delicious!(should be on the cocktail menu!).We ordered stuffed peppers for starters,and for main,I had pollo fusilli,and my husband had fantasia.The food was sublime,and as a nice suprise,the owner Dorrieh,came to our table and wished us a happy anniversary,and we had complimentry drink each.I would recommend this restaurant to anyone,for the great friendly staff,beautiful food and great service.We cannot wait to go back!A little piece of Italy right here in Stafford.

Susie Fletcher, October 2022

Last Wednesday me and my daughter visited Vivere, we were a little skeptical to visit after reading some of the reviews however we were blown away in a positive way with some of the best customer service I personally have experience in a long time. My daughter had a pepperoni pizza (her favourite) she's bugging me to go back ever since. I was recommended a salmon dish by a lovely young lady (Rae), some of the best grub I've had in years. Thank you to Rae and the m kitchen staff, we'll definitely be back soon

Agency Admin, September 2022

Truly amazing food(have dined at leading Italian restaurants in both Birmingham and Manchester),this is fine dining at incredible prices.The service was also exceptional (friendly and efficient),in a cosy and relaxing atmosphere.Large car park (free)across the road.

Kevin Wyse, September 2022

Stopped off on the way to Liverpool for a ferry after finding on Google. Easy to find and park near. Delicious food and lovely staff. Our daughter has food allergies and staff were really helpful providing the allergen information booklet for each dish to make choosing easy. Will definitely stop here again if passing.

Dearbhla Quinn, September 2022

Lovely food great variety well worth a visit or takeaway

Aimee Secker, September 2022

Lovely, friendly staff. Quick and efficient service. Good food, which was very filling.

Pamela Flatts, September 2022

Lovely food, great atmosphere, nice friendly staff. Decent vegetarian choices and reasonably priced. Can't wait to go back.

Simon Hancox, August 2022

Pepperoni pizza was very tasty. Nice ambience.

C BoyYo, August 2022

Absolutely lovely traditional Italian food ...great service and the wine was divine .. definitely be back

Paul Mayer, July 2022

Great food and service from all staff. A lot of choice on the menu, i have eaten here a few times and it never disappoints.

Ashley Pelling, June 2022

Excellent restaurant lovely food , highly recommend

Chris Riley,  June 2022

Stunning food, highly recommend we  had a spontaneous night  best night in ages thankyou guys xx

Patricia Ballard, June 2022

Very nice place with very good and quality food

Dan Grigoriu, June 2022

The lady who served us was lovely very friendly and helpful. It was a very quiet night only one other table. The food was very tasty I had pasta and my friend has pizza. We both went for the salted caramel cheesecake which was nice but frozen. It's a shame they don't make their own instead of buying in frozen desserts. But still will definitely go again and would recommend.

Hannah Dobling, May 2022

Great food, my absolute favourite is the cannelloni!

Joe Wilding, May 2022

Fantastic food, piping hot and delicious. Loved the service button at the table. All staff extremely attentive and friendly. Would definitely recommend.

Steve Whatmore, May 2022

Excellent food and service.

Adel Squire, May 2022

Great food. Great ambience. Great staff. Enjoy!!

Jay Kay, May 2022

We had big party
Everything was best from a to z
Thanks vivere

Lucy Bestluck,  May 2022

Lovely place, excellent, fast and friendly service, great food, great atmosphere, great pint of peroni, will definitely visit again and would highly recommend to everyone

Kevin Yarwood, April 2022

Gorgeous food, generous portions and the deserts were fantastic.
Hopefully we'll be back in Stafford soon, I strongly recommend, you cannot go wrong.

Rabbitz, April 2022

Some of the best Italian food I've had, will happily be returning next time I'm in the area.

Tom H, April 2022

Really good menu and very reasonable priced.

Kemal Toraman, March 2022

Beautiful little Italian restaurant will be going again

Lorraine Pitt, March 2022

Superb restaurant - outstanding food, excellent service. Really generous portions too 👍👏👏👏

John Burdekin, March 2022

Wow.   We've been wanting to try Vivere for a while and finally got there for valentines night.   Superb food,  ridiculously generous portions and very friendly staff.   Will definitely be returning to work through the menu.   Highly recommend the lobster ravioli...really tasty 😋

Jacqui Burdekin, March 2022

Lovely people and great food.

Tim Forde, January 2022

Fabulous food, great service and they served our table of 7  with very short notice, thank you!

D Nicko, January 2022

Very delicious food

Shabrez Khan, January 2022

Had our Christmas work party here for the 5th or so time. It's always brilliant. The food is amazing... Fresh and delicious. It's a proper family-run place and you can tell how much everyone loves working there.

David Coleman, Dec 2021

Good food, pretty good service, reasonably priced, would go again

Peter Bailey, Dec 2021

We had small party there we had starter ,main and dessert all of them was grate and good service

Titi Hide, Dec 2021

Generous portions, great value dining. Service superb..no car park, would not recommend parking down side streets as quite narrow, but public car park opposite prison is only £1 after 6pm and a 5 minutes walk.

Robert Bryant, Dec 2021

Excellent. Absolutely fantastic Italian food! Highly recommend!

Jake Wilson, Nov 2021

Had a fantastic meal (pasta dishes) and the pizza (vegetariana) or something like that was the best pizza I think I've had lots of ingredients thick cheesey pizza also bottle of red wine top of the menu £24.99 and the cheesecakes are perfect to finish great place to eat authentic Italian food.
You also have a buzzer when ever you need assistance will definitely be returning

Gray, Nov 2021

Fabulous food.  Highly recommended

Lee Taylor, Nov 2021

Excellent food, attentive staff without being intrusive. Fancy a meal out, try vivere you won't be disappointed.

Gordon Dix, Nov 2021

Excellent meal and service.  Lovely place and atmosphere.

Julz Darby, Nov 2021

Amazing lobster, food was great, generous portions would recommend for special occasion.

Steven Busby, Nov 2021

Had a great food and service  with the friend at Vivere on mega busy Saturday night ,will come back soon and recommend to all

Amber Ruby, Nov 2021

Food  is amazing , lovely atmosphere . Definitely recommend it .

Frankie Gregory, Nov 2021

Great atmosphere! And amazing food ❤

Anna Truskolawska, Oct 2021

Great and friendly service with outstanding food

Maya Hopegood, Oct 2021

Best Restaurant in Stafford

Jose Pimenta, Oct 2021

A lovely meal enjoyed by all excellent food and excellent service well recommended

Ray Cook, Sept 2021

Just had a great meal with great friends today.
Great service and very good quality food

Leis Martin, Sept 2021

Had a lovely meal food really good staff excellent would go back

Ruth Martin, Sept 2021

Went here a few months back with friends and thoroughly enjoyed it food was great and service was fantastic to

Richard Goodwin, Sept 2021

Amazing food and good staff looking forward to going again

Mark Jones, Sept 2021

Really nice Italian restaurant. Good pizzas and risotto. Recommend the ravioli too.
No car park but there are side streets by it and a supermarket opposite you can get parking. Would definitely go again if in the area

Dave Fox, Sept 2021

Food was delicious, great quality and service. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere.

Liam Brew, Sept 2021

Very good food wonderful wine

Peetro Mandela, Sept 2021

Tasty and fresh food as always

Faz Surry, Sept 2021

Fantastic food, will be going back soon.

Bob Whittall, August 2021

Great food and excellent service.

Michelle Stonier Pow, August 2021

Blown away by the lovely folks at Vivere. Pre-Ironman race the night before I sat watching my friends drink wine while I stared down at my beautiful pasta meal (If you want a beautiful meal to help carb loading get into this place) Would 100% recommend and we will be back. Super tasty! One of the managers or owners dropped me down a complimentary bottle of red to say best of luck in the race and it was such a nice gesture. That bottle of Merlot has since disappeared ;) Thanks a million for the great reception, food and gesture

Colin Kelly, August 2021

Big thank you to the restaurant. Came with my family yesterday evening and were 20min late. Really appreciate being accommodated. The food was delicious (and we have tried lots of Italians). Decor was really interesting too. Lovely staff in very busy circumstances.

Vinay Kabra, August 2021

Always eaten here and never had a bad one! Great service, great atmosphere and great food. 10/10

Jacqueline Murfitt, July 2021

Food was excellent 👌

Alistair Dean, July 2021

Great food

Yvonne Brazier, July 2021

Food was perfect, piping hot and delicious. The portions were large and filling and seasoned/flavoured perfectly.
The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Service was also very quick.
Will definitely return

Stephanie Roe, July 2021

Beautiful food great value

Dave Wright, June 2021

Excellent. Very tasty. Don't bother with big name pizzas,  they're excellent from here.

Matt Westray, Jan 2021

Best Italian ever so kind

Chloe XOXOX, Dec 2020

Best lobster i ever had

Love Foreverlove sima,  Dec 2020

Thanks a lot in this lockdown. Best food ever

Love Forever, Dec 2020

Lovely atmosphere, very thorough with their Covid policies. Felt very safe. Good service and excellent food, and plenty of it...Will definitely return and would recommend.1

Graham Robertson, Nov 2020

I want to say for best food. Best service. Best time we ever had

Sisi Minoo, Nov 2020

Very nice and friendly service, good food and they clearly put a lot of effort into being COVID-safe.

Timo Burkard, Nov 2020

Superb Italian restaurant with top notch food. Great service and good atmosphere.  Was a little chilly in the restaurant tonight and it should have been picked up by the staff but don't take this as a reason not to go. If you haven't been then you are in for a treat.

Simon Wilson, Nov 2020 

Had a lovely meal here with the family on Saturday, they were brilliant with the social distancing, the food was very nice and the service was brilliant, we will defiantly be returning.


Molly Beaman, Nov 2020

Fabulous place to eat and well set out for the virus , screening  , hand sanitiser , staff wearing screens but the staff are very helpful and accommodating. Very lovely and tasty food

Simon Paul Clamp, Oct 2020

Literally saved us during lockdown with their restaurant quality takeaway. Tasty, generous portions and great value. Risotto, calzone and lasagne are household faves. Order yours now..

Martin Taylor, Oct 2020

Very friendly staff. The food is delicious. Definitely recommend a visit, but you need to book to avoid disappointment.

Amanda Townsend, Oct 2020

A great local business that has survived and provided excellent food and service for many years. Hard working people focused on exceeding customer expectations! Thank you for another great evening. G&J

HiQ PropertySolutions, Oct 2020

Just like eating out in Italy really good food and warm welcome from the energetic waiter

Paul Beardsley, October 2020

Very enjoyable food, plenty to eat, pleasant staff and a good atmosphere.

Matthew Wood, October 2020

Can't wait to go back. Lovely place. Lovely food

Andrew Rich, October 2020

Honestly, this has to be the best take away in Stafford. The beers come cold, the pizzas are light and fluffy with a golden crispy base and the pasta dishes offer something you just can't get anywhere else. Thank you so much for this service. You've all made my treats at home amazing!

T,Sept 2020 

Best Italian takeaway I had since I been in the uk. Grazie

Tanya's Exploration, August 2020

Thank you to the entire team here at Vivere, we ordered last night and it was perfectly fresh food cooked to a high standard as always, delivered promptly to a village outside of Stafford.  it is truly commendable to still offer delivery services during these uncertain times where many other businesses simply can't.  Please show support to local business during these difficult times whilst being sensible and staying safe.  Excellent food and service as always, thanks again!

Raaj Fatania, July 2020

Meal was superb, excellent service not expensive, lovely friendly restaurant

Linda Edwards, June 2020

Great service, great food.

Ruth Adriana Carvajal Ortiz, June 2020

Great food & good service. Really like their take away app.

Stuart Routledge, June 2020

Great food and great service. Lovely atmosphere, buzzer on the table is great fun to get staffs attention 😆 garlic bread is to die for!

Jason Loftus, June 2020

Very nice decoration very tasty food and very good portion love this restaurant

Yasu Sabsab, May 2020

Nice food. Lovely atmosphere and fab staff.

Laura Prosser, May 2020

Lovely. Opened up early on request, food was fab, staff were lovely. My boss took us all out for dinner, enjoyed by all.

Eleanor T, May 2020

Beautiful little Italian restaurant will be going again

Lorraine Pitt, April 2020

Great traditional food with brilliant friendly staff. Had an amazing meal and of course a tiny little limoncello.

Croggy jones, April 2020

This is my favourite Italian. The food is always amazing. The staff are lovely and can't do enough for you. There is a little buzzer on each table so that you don't have to wait if you need something. Brilliant I highly recommend them.

Katie McDermott, April 2020

Best Italian restaurant in stafford love the food love the services and big toms up for lobster

Ash Jackson, March 2020

Our favourite table 17 always great service and fantastic food welcoming and laughing with manager professional establishment.

Fery Farmer, March 2020

Staff young but very attentive and knowledgeable. Food. Out of this world. If you live in Staffordshire or the bordering counties and you like good Italian food. Vivere's is the place to eat.

Paul Townsend, Dec 2019

Our favourite table 17 always great service and fantastic food welcoming and laughing with manager professional establishment.

Fery Farmer, Dec 2019

The original and best Italian in Stafford. Great, fresh cooked food and friendly staff. Watch the chefs cook your food in open kitchen. The pizzas are fantastic. Enjoy. :)

Stephen Woods, Nov 2019

Glad we booked a table as this small Italian restaurant gets busy! Food was excellent service very good friendly staff..liked how u rang buzzer on ur table when ready to order..Owner was very welcoming..only drawback was it felt little cool in restaurant. Will visit again!

lina_rap rappa, Nov 2019

I went to vivere as usual and they have new menu which is very good and i was so happy that i can try many things my son had Nutella Pizza which was very tasty and new for him i had mussels for starter i just can say wow

I had new pizza was very good as usual and also i had new cocktail with was nice too

We defiantly go back as usual

Maryam Javid, Oct 2019

Amazing food and service.  Lovely ambience and open kitchen.

Vicki McLean, Oct 2019

Fantastic Italian food ( the steaks and pizzas are particularly good ), attentive service and good prices. Informal atmosphere and ideal for family groups. Open kitchen so you can see your food being freshly prepared.

Ian Brookes, Sept 2019