Restaurant News & Reviews

Vivo

510 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh.

835-1322.

www.vivoraleigh.com.

Cuisine: Italian.

Rating: ** 1/2.

Prices: entrees $17 to $25.

Atmosphere: cosmopolitan; patio.

Service: spotty but improving.

Recommended: panini, flatbreads, grilled bread salad.

Open: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

Reservations: recommended on weekends.

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club; full bar; smoke-free; kid-tolerant

The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals.

We rank restaurants in four categories:

**** Among the Triangle's very best.

*** Rewarding experience.

** Generally acceptable.

* Hit-or-miss.

See Greg Cox's weekly

e-picurean column and check out the searchable restaurant database at http://triangle.com/dining/.

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