We were there to celebrate our gram's birthday. We called ahead to ask if we could bring kids (1Y and 4Y), and were told kids are welcome. In fact, even told to bring our own highchair. We have been to many top restaurants in Pittsburgh with our kids, including Bona Terra, Casbah, and we were fine. We started dinner at 5pm, and we were the only table there. My 4 yr old wanted to look at cars outside and walked hear the entrance, but we were told to keep him on his chair, which we did. Both my kids behaved ok, did not cry or throw tantrum, but my 1 yr old did squeak once in a while. The 2 waitresses gave us a look at the get go. When we were down to dessert course at 7pm when other tables started to fill, the hostess told us to take the kids outside. So we decided to skip dessert and go, and the waitress gave us another look. So, they expect us take our kids outside and have the rest of table to finish dessert? I reasoned w the hostess as she told us that kids are fine. She still insisted that VIVO is kids friendly and welcomes children ? yeah, kicking out kids = welcoming kids. The bill was horrific too. $400 for 6 adults w appetizers and entrees, no salad, no dessert. Verbal menu = not showing u the price = charge whatever. Even after we checked w. them the REAL price, the bill doesn't add up. I called that DISHONEST. Food is ok, but not good enough to charge $40+ for entree. Now I know why they are open only a few days a week, because they severely overcharge. They think they are Lutrec at Nemacolin Woodland, which they are nowhere in comparison, in terms of both food and service. If Vivo doesn?t like kids, just tell us when we make reservation that it is better to leave the kids at home, rather than telling us that we welcome kids, but kick them out. Would never go back again. Bona Terra in Sharpsburg offers better food with better price. Any of the big burrito group restaurants (Eleven, Casbah, Soba, Umi) offer better value as well.
Pros: parking is easy. BYOB.
Cons: All waitresses have attitude. Worst service ever rec'd. Unreasonably expensive.