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VIVO Italian Kitchen at Universal CityWalk Orlando – full menu, HD photos, & details

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VIVO Italian Kitchen at Universal CityWalk
VIVO Italian Kitchen at Universal CityWalk

VIVO Italian Kitchen – overview

VIVO Italian Kitchen is the Italian equivalent of Antojitos Authentic Mexican – freshly-made, authentic cuisine in a warm, inviting space. It’s hard to not fall in love with the experience (which may explain why so many locals swear by VIVO as the ultimate CityWalk venue).

Let’s start with the food itself. Expect to see familiar pasta dishes expertly done (one particular type of noodle is made from scratch each and every day, for example), but then also some intriguingly exotic offerings, as well (such as the Squid Ink Seafood, which is exactly what it sounds like – spaghetti served with seafood and covered in ink. It’s actually surprisingly good). And don’t skip out on the extras: the meatball appetizer is one of the most delicious items on the menu, while the Grandmother Cake comes directly from Universal Executive Chef Steven Jayson’s own grandmother.

And then there’s the bar, situated prominently at the front of the restaurant and stocked with a full barrage of wines and Italian-inspired cocktails. It’s the perfect spot for a quick bite and drink, and it makes for a wonderful dining experience all on its own.

VIVO Italian Kitchen – hours and reservations

Hours are 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Sunday through Saturday.

Call 407-224-2318 for reservations.

VIVO Italian Kitchen – menu

Primi

  • Mussels Marinara – $12.00 – white wine, garlic, basil, tomato, crostini
  • Meatball – $10.00 – house-made meatballs in marinara
  • Antipasto – $12.00 – salami, calabrese, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, imported parmesan, grilled zucchini, caponata, olive tapenade, gorgonzola, provolone, roasted peppers, crostini
  • Calamari – $10.00 – crispy calamari, spicy tomato sauce
  • Vivo Stuffed Flatbread – $7.00 – prosciutto, crescenza, olive oil, arugula, marinara
  • Beef Carpaccio – $9.50 – shaved raw beef, arugula, grana padano, capers, lemon, mustard, olive oil
  • Warm Caprese – $9.00 – fried green tomatoes, warm fresh mozzarella, balsamic-tomato jam, basil oil
  • Mushroom Sauté – $9.00 – sautéed mushrooms, sherry, cream, parmesan

Wood Stove Pizza

  • Crescenza & Speck – $14.00 – white pizza with crescenza, speck, arugula

Zuppa & Insalata

  • Minestrone – $4.25 – An Italian favorite!
  • Misti – $5.00 – baby greens, fennel, radicchio, cucumber, tomato, radish, herb vinaigrette
  • Classic Caesar – $7.00 – romaine, croutons, grana padano, anchovy caesar dressing
  • Roasted Beet – $6.00 – beets, gorgonzola, spicy walnuts, baby greens, cherry tomato, red balsamic vinaigrette

Pasta

  • Bolognese – $14.00 – classic meat sauce, spaghetti
  • Lasagna – $15.00 – pasta layers, bolognese, parmesan, mozzarella, creamy white sauce
  • Arrabiata – $14.00 – spicy tomato sauce, shallots, penne
  • Puttanesca – $15.00 – olives, capers, tomato sauce, oregano, paccheri tubes
  • Amatriciana – $15.00 – pancetta, pecorino, tomato sauce, bucatini
  • Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo – $15.00 – grilled chicken breast, parmesan cream sauce, pancetta, peas
  • Bucatini with Meatballs – $15.00 – house-made meatballs, marinara, mozzarella
  • Sausage Ragu – $13.00 – italian sausage, marinara, penne
  • Cannelloni – $13.00 – spinach and tomato pasta, marinara, spinach, ricotta, béchamel
  • Linguine and Clams – $17.00 – seasonal clams, red chili flakes, garlic, white wine
  • Squid Ink Seafood – $19.00 – shrimp, clams, mussels, calamari, white wine, basil, black spaghetti
  • Tri Color Fettuccine – $16.00 – porcini mushrooms, peas, prosciutto, salsa rosa
  • Cacio E Pepe – $16.00 – shrimp, pancetta, black pepper, pecorino, bucatini
  • Eggplant Alla Norma – $15.00 – tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil, penne

Piatto Principale

  • Picatta – white wine, lemon, capers, linguine – Chicken – $16.00 – Veal – $21.00
  • Risotto – $27.00 – slow braised short ribs, arborio rice, mushrooms, asparagus
  • Gnocchi Pasta – $16.00 – pasta shells with pistachio pesto, buffalo mozzarella, roasted tomato
  • Carni Mista – $22.00 – grilled beef medallion, italian sausage, chicken, peperonata, spinach, asparagus
  • Pork Romano – $21.00 – breaded pork, prosciutto, fontina, roasted tomato, pesto, linguine
  • Parmigiano – marinara, mozzarella, linguine – Eggplant – $15.00 – Chicken – $16.00 – Veal – $21.00
  • Herb Roasted Chicken – $18.00 – oven roasted half chicken, baby potatoes, grilled asparagus, onion, natural jus
  • Marsala – sautéed mushrooms, marsala wine sauce, linguine – Chicken – $17.00 – Veal – $21.00
  • Beef Medallions – $26.00 – grilled medallions, rapini, baby potatoes, red wine mustard glaze
  • Salmon – $24.00 – fresh grilled salmon, orange-fennel, tomato and olive relish, baby potatoes
  • Swordfish Siciliana – $24.00 – grilled swordfish, pistachio pesto, caponata, roasted tomatoes, braised fennel
  • Lamb Ragu – $16.00 – traditional slow cooked, marinara, spaghetti

Kids’ menu

Ages nine and under

  •  Spaghetti with Meatball – $6.99 – House made meatball, spaghetti, marinara
  • Pepperoni Pizza – $6.99 – San Marzano tomato sauce, big eye pepperoni, mozzarella
  • Shrimp Skewer – $6.99 – Grilled shrimp skewer, mixed vegetables
  • Cheese Pizza – $6.99 – San Marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella
  • Grilled Chicken Breast – $6.99 – Grilled chicken, choice of applesauce or grapes
  • Meatball Sandwiches – $6.99 – Two mini meatball sandwiches, marinara sauce

Desserts

  • The Big Cannoli – $12.50 – 14 inch cannoli shell filled with two pounds of cannoli cream and topped with white and dark chocolate shavings. Serves 4 or more.
  • Crème Brûlée – $6.50 – Orange and rosemary custard, almond biscotti
  • Cannoli – $6.50 – Sweet ricotta filling, chocolate chips, pistachios, Luxado cherries
  • Panna Cotta – $6.50 – Vanilla custard with mixed berry coulis
  • Tiramisu – $6.50 – Lady fingers soaked in espresso, creamy mascarpone, chocolate shavings
  • Bread Pudding – $6.25 – Warmed, amaretto anglaise, topped with sour cream gelato
  • Nonna (Grandmother Cake) – $6.50 – Warm orange walnut cake with sweet sour cream gelato and fresh orange

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