25 September 2011


Vivo, officially called Vivo American Pizza and Panini, is a pseudo-American restaurant on the lower ground floor of Berjaya Times Square. It is very easy to get to (walking distance from Bukit Bintang and connected to the Imbi Monorail station) and has plenty of seating, enhanced by the fact that it never seems to fill up. This place does not strike me as the sort of restaurant that would be able to stay in business for very long, but it's been around for several years now. Good for them.

I've only ever noticed the one at Times Square, but they have a number of stores throughout the greater KL area (Tropicana City Mall at PJ, The Curve at Damansara, and Jusco Bukit Tinggi at Klang) and down south (a few in Johor Bahru and one in Singapore at Central).

It is billed as a pizza restaurant, but I didn't even notice. It has more of a feel of a diner...except large and clean. We were hungry and ordered more food than usual. That was a mistake though, as the portions are more in line with American-sized portions than local portion sizes. We were so full afterwards and didn't even finish everything on the plates.

The menu carries a wide selection of foods. And for being a pizza place, has a nice choice of pizzas too (7", 10" and 13"). We got toasted Panini subs with fries...which would have been filling on its own. But I got excited when I saw salads on the menu. It is not too easy finding salads (good or not) in Malaysia unless you eat at hotel restaurants or American chains. So I saw a few salad options and got one. Yum...crisp, fresh, and filling...also a meal on its own! The prices for mains started at RM10 and went up from there. Drinks were priced a little high. But aside from the relatively generic experience, it was a good and filling meal.

May rating: 4 stars

LG68, Lower Ground Floor
Berjaya Times Square
1, Jalan Imbi
55100 Kuala Lumpur

Web site: http://www.vivopizza.com
Telephone: (+6) 03-2148-9799
Open from 10am until 10pm

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