Mar 102009
 
The calamari dipping sauce packs some serious heat, but it's not all that.

The calamari dipping sauce packs some serious heat, but it's not all that.

We headed over to west Randolph the other night for a little Italian food. Vivo sports a super-trendy atmosphere, but how’s the pasta? Is this restaurant all show? Listen in and find out.

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Show Notes:
00:00 – 01:08 Podcast anniversary, dining guest and location
01:09 – 01:52 The vibe on the inside
01:53 – 03:00 In-your-face service from a character
03:01 – 04:43 Smokin’ calamari dipping sauce strikes without warning
04:44 – 06:08 Risotto, grouper guilt, and food with a face
06:09 – 07:07 The truffle stands alone and trumps all
07:08 – 09:10 Dessert = meh
09:11 – 11:21 Wrap-up & sign-off

The half-open clam shells that came with the grouper made Tammy feel like her food was staring at her.

The half-open clam shells that came with the grouper made Tammy feel like her food was staring at her.

Vivo
838 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
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Bridget’s Ratings Tammy’s Ratings
Food Quality 3 2
Value 3 3
Service 3 3
Ambiance 4 4
Overall 6 5

Average price per person: $60

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