Review of Vivo Italian Kitchen at Universal City Walk in Orlando

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By now, most of you have read my review of Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley at Universal Studios and my review of Cabana Bay Beach Resort but I still haven’t told you about one more part of my fun blogger trip…. Universal City Walk !!!

On our first night of our trip, we all got to head over to Universal City Walk which is located within walking distance of both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks.  It is a huge area filled with tons of restaurants, the AMC Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX movie theater, Hollywood Drive-In Golf, bars and night clubs, gift shops and more.


For dinner, we ate at Vivo Italian Kitchen which features delightful modern Italian cuisine created from tried and true family recipes.  It has an open kitchen so you will immediately smell freshly baked breads and see chefs mixing sauces, hand-crafting dough, preparing homemade mozzarella, making fresh pasta and sliding piping hot pizzas out of the oven.


To start our meal, they brought out a plate of hand pulled mozzarella with virgin olive oil, balsamic glaze, olive tapenade and pesto oil.  Everyone at the table LOVED this.  I think near the end we were all fighting over who got the last one.


Next they brought out tuscan toast and a platter of vasi-mini mason jars (normally you would order them each separately).  The ones they brought us were the Roasted Eggplant, Tomato Mozzarella, and Ricotta w/ Candied Walnuts.  I could have eaten both the Tomato Mozzarella or the Ricotta w/ Candied Walnuts as a whole meal.  WOW they are SUPER DELICIOUS !


For our entree, I chose the Parmigiano (chicken parmesan), Kyle chose the Pork Loin with garlic mashed potatoes and Kaley chose the lasagna.  These were all SO good and I would highly recommend any of them.


Dessert is always my favorite part of any meal and I was definitely not disappointed with the selection of desserts they brought out for us to try.  I think I dove into them so fast I forgot to listen to what they were (one was some kind of cheesecake and the other was like a lava cake) but trust me, they were amazing !

Whether you are a local or from out of the area, Universal City Walk is a great place to go for an entire evening of fun !

Disclosure: My trip was paid for however all opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

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