12-2pm and 5-10.30pm
12-2pm and 5-10.30pm
12-2pm and 5-10.30pm
12-2pm and 5-10.30pm
12-2pm and 5-10.30pm
12-2pm and 5-10.30pm

We say…

Less than a ten minute walk from Leeds central station VIVA offers a great insight into traditional and rich Italian cooking inside the heart of West Yorkshire’s largest city. Located only 300 yards from the Corn Exchange VIVA can be easily found from all the central shopping destinations in Leeds.


VIVA itself commits to a real family feel throughout the restaurant and upon entry the comforting atmosphere allows the diners to easily relax into the surroundings. Quite separate from the hustle and bustle of Bridge Street this restaurant aims to encourage respite from the work environment or a busy shopping day with an excellent Express Lunch Menu which is served within 15 minutes of ordering, making it perfect for a quick break in the middle of the day. Although the interior may look small from the outside, it creates an important intimate feel to the restaurant. An old fashioned service style supporting real genuine traditional Italian cooking creates the perfect Italian dining experience in Leeds.


Vito the proprietor has been in the business since the 1980’s and he has brought this wealth of experience to VIVA, bringing with him Head Chef Marco. Both sharing the same vision of Italian cooking through a professional and honest approach to not only the customers but also towards the traditional rich flavours that Italian food deserves.  


A quick scan of the menu reveals some important classics like starters such as ‘Bruschetta Napoletana V’ (Grilled Buschetta bread topped with fresh tomato, garlic, basil and a balsamic reduction). When it comes to the main, dishes such as ‘Tagliata alla Fiorentina’ (Grilled prime sirloin steak, sliced and finished in the oven with extra virgin olive oil, served on a bed of spinach, grilled mushrooms and Pecorino  cheese) demonstrate the breadth of Italian cooking available. With a 3 course Early Bird Set Menu available for £15.95 Monday to Friday until 7.30pm VIVA also demonstrates excellent value for money in its food. Chef Marco also remains very flexible and loves to think outside the box, so request that magic touch you desire for your dish and you will be amazed with the results!


VIVA represents a great option for traditional Italian cooking in the heart of the city of Leeds. In a cosy and warm environment it provides the perfect setting to experience a very pleasurable dining experience. So with so many classic Italian cooking dishes available there should be nothing stopping you from paying Vito and Marco a visit down at VIVA!

last updated: 22 Mar 2019
9-11 , Bridge End, Leeds, LS1 7HG
0113 242 0185