About Vivo! Our Story

Vivo is an Italian restaurant, a market with high quality Italian products, an authentic Italian pizzeria, and an aperi-dinner.  At Vivo, you’ll breathe a true Italian air in a place embodying the Italian way of life; courtesy, quality and easy living. At Vivo you’ll find a variety of Italian foods and products from companies that adhere to the strictest requirements for high quality and the traditional production process.

Vivo is a 360° catering service: breakfast, lunch, snack, appetizer and dinner. Our vast menu ranges from breakfast croissants, to quick snacks and salads, to a classic style Italian restaurant, based on the best raw materials direct from Italy and sourced from only the best local producers.

The concept for Vivo was born after Tomaso Maggiore, a pioneer of Italian cuisine in the U.S., met the Menta brothers of Sicily, well-known Sicilian extra virgin olive entrepreneurs and ardent promoters of the local food and wine resources. Together they vowed to create the most authentic Italian experience with an emphasis on high quality, hand-made foods.

As an Italian native and culinary expert, Chef Tomaso Maggiore’s mission has always been to address historically Italian customs and provide them their own identity in America; recognizing the centuries old relationship that America has with Italy and the vibrant Italian-American culture here. Through his frequent travels to Italy, Tomaso continues to create a fresh approach to authentic Italian cuisine by using only the finest ingredients, innovative recipes and the latest techniques; the true essence of Italy in every bite.

Vivo is about life and living and food is the very essence of life.  Vivo will highlight and educate patrons on the culture of good living, eating, and drinking that is the essence of Italy. Vivo is an epicenter for gourmets and a major attraction for lovers of fine Italian cuisine. Vivo’s expert staff will lead diners through a culinary adventure.

We are no healthier than what we eat and fresh ingredients is a way of life in Italy. We live in nature’s way because we are nature.