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VIVO Italian Kitchen (full-service) at Universal CityWalk Orlando

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VIVO Italian Kitchen
Chefs at work inside VIVO Italian Kitchen (note the cheese-grater light fixtures!)

What is VIVO Italian Kitchen?

From appetizers to dessert, VIVO Italian Kitchen is the dream restaurant for Italian food-lovers of all kinds. Whether you like to play it safe with traditional pizza and pasta, or get authentically exotic with squid-ink seafood and beyond, VIVO’s curated recipes and quality ingredients will satisfy all of your flavorful cravings.

Where is VIVO Italian Kitchen located?

At Universal CityWalk Orlando.

VIVO Italian Kitchen – hours and reservations

VIVO Italian Kitchen is open Monday through Sunday, from 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

Reservations are available to book online.

VIVO calamari appetizer
VIVO Italian Kitchen’s calamari appetizer


Mussels Marinara – $13.00
White wine, garlic, basil, tomato, with crostini

Meatballs – $12.00
House-made meatballs in marinara

Antipasto – $15.00
Salami, calabrese, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, imported parmesan, grilled zucchini, caponata, olive tapenade, gorgonzola, provolone, roasted peppers, with crostini

Fried Ricotta – $10
rosemary lemon ricotta lightly breaded and fried, house made tomato sauce, basil, ricotta salata

Fritto Misto – $15.00
fried calamari, shrimp, zucchini, artichoke, ricotta served with a Calabrian chili pepper aioli

Calamari – $14.00
Flash-fried calamari, lemon-garlic aioli, marinara

Beef Carpaccio – $13.00
Shaved raw beef, arugula, grana padano cheese, capers, lemon, mustard, olive oil

Mushroom Sauté – $10.00
(Vegetarian) Sautéed mushrooms, sherry, cream, parmesan

Wood-stove Pizza

Quattro Formaggi – $16.00
(Vegetarian) Mozzarella, fontina, Italico, ricotta, sage

Margherita – $15.00
(Vegetarian) Tomato sauce, basil, extra virgin olive oil, buffalo mozzarella

Italian Meat – $16.00
Mozzarella, Italian sausage, pepperoni, San Marzano tomato sauce

Zuppa and Insalata

Tortellini in Brodo – $7.00
fresh cheese tortellini, English peas, chicken broth, parmesan

Classic Caprese – $12.00
marinated tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, basalmic, sea salt

Ribollita – $7.00
tuscan vegetable soup with cannellini beans, tuscan kale, romano cheese, house bread, rosemary oil

Panzanella – $9.00
tuscan chopped salad with arugula, tuscan kale, beefsteak tomatoes, cucumber, fennel, red onion, croutons tossed with lemon thyme vinaigrette

Classic Caesar – $9.00
romaine, croutons, grana padano, anchovy caesar dressing

Black Truffle Buratta – $16.00
served with speck, arugula, roasted tomatoes, fresh artichoke, lemon thyme vinaigrette


Pasta made fresh daily

Bolognese – $18.00
classic meat sauce, spaghetti

Lasagna – $18.00
pasta layers, bolognese, parmesan, mozzarella, creamy white sauce

Sausage Ragu – $18.00
Italian sausage, cream, marinara, creste di gallo

Linguine and Clams – $21.00
seasonal clams, red chili flakes, garlic, white wine

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo – $19.00
grilled chicken breast, parmesan cream sauce, pancetta, peas

Eggplant Alla Norma – $17.00
tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil, penne

Shrimp Fra Diavolo – $24.00
jumbo prawns and squid ink pasta tossed in Vivo’s house made tomato sauce with Calabrian chili peppersand fresh basil

Vegan Sausage Pasta – $18.00
seared vegan Italian sausage, penne, marinara, spinach

Pasta Primavera – $16.00
seasonal vegetables, garlic, olive oil, angel hair pasta

Puttanesca – $16.00
olives, capers, tomato sauce, oregano, penne

Cacio E Pepe – $19.00
shrimp, pancetta, black pepper, pecorino, bucatini

Squid Ink Seafood – $23.00
shrimp, clams, mussels, calamari, white wine, basil, black spaghetti

Lamb Ragu – $19.00
traditional slow cooked, marinara, spaghetti

Bucatini with Meatballs – $19.00
three house made meatballs, marinara, mozzarella

Ravioli – $19.00
spinach and ricotta stuffed, tomato concasse, fresh basil

Piatto Principale

Gnocchetti Pasta – $19.00
gnochetti, house made fennel sausage meatballs, broccolini, red pepper flakes, oven dried tomatoes, chicken broth, parmesan

white wine, lemon, capers, linguine
Chicken – $21.00
Veal – $24.00

Chicken Saltimbocca – $24.00
sautéed chicken topped with speck, white wine sage sauce, baby potatoes, asparagus

Black Truffle Risotto – $28.00
milanese risotto with king trumpet mushrooms, English peas, black truffle burrata and truffle oil

Beef Filet* – $33.00
6oz grilled filet, turnip au gratin, candy cane beets, porcini mushroom sauce, truffle oil

marinara, mozzarella, linguine
Chicken – $21.00
Veal – $24.00

Monkfish – $25.00
sous vide monkfish, shrimp, mussels, baby scallops, roasted potatoes, seafood tomato broth

Tagliata* – $30.00
grilled New York striploin served with arugula, shaved parmesan, roasted potatoes, rosemary garlic oil, smoked sea salt

Baked Eggplant Parmigiana – $18.00
layers of roasted eggplant, marinara, basil, mozzarella

Pork Cheeks – $26.00
red wine braised duroc pork cheeks, roasted turnips, apple polenta, salsa verde

Short Rib – $29.00
saffron risotto, asparagus, parmesan

sautéed mushrooms, marsala wine sauce, linguine
Chicken – $20.00
Veal – $23.00

Salmon* – $27.00
fresh grilled salmon, orange-fennel, tomato and olive relish, baby potatoes

Kids’ Menu

Spaghetti with Meatball  – $7.49
House made meatball, spaghetti, marinara

Cheese Pizza – $7.49
San Marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella

Pepperoni Pizza  – $7.49
San Marzano tomato sauce, big eye pepperoni, mozzarella

Grilled Chicken Breast  – $7.49
Grilled chicken, choice of applesauce or grapes

Shrimp Skewer  – $7.49
Grilled shrimp skewer, mixed vegetables

Meatball Sandwiches  – $7.49
Two mini meatball sandwiches, marinara sauce

Dessert Menu

Stracciatella Semi Freddo – $7.00
Sweet frozen vanilla ice cream and shaved chocolate on a chocolate cookie crust, warm chocolate ganache, chocolate shards

Tiramisu – $8.00
Lady fingers soaked in espresso, coffee liqueur, creamy mascarpone, chocolate shavings

Creme Brulee – $8.00
Orange and rosemary custard, almond biscotti

Cannoli – $8.00
Sweet ricotta filling, chocolate chips, pistachios, Luxado cherries

Chocolate Fudge Cake – $8.00
warm raspberry center, topped with vanilla ice cream, chocolate ganache

Panna Cotta – $7.00
Vanilla custard with mixed berry coulis

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