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35B Main Street, Mid Calder EH53 0AW, Scotland
+44 1506 885138
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12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter her boyfriend and myself decided to try la vita at mid Calder, from we went in to we came out nothing but kindness from the waitress, the food was divine, loved the bruschetta with blue cheese mmmmm beautiful and I got fillet steak with wine sauce was divine to say the least, My daughter got garlic mushrooms she... More 

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Thank alexovens
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second review & it reflects on my last visit. We decided after avoiding for a few years to try again as it's within walking distance & we are really wishing for a decent local restaurant. The food for us has not improved. It is so basic, pasta was over cooked & again the bruschetta was nothing like... More 

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Thank Redjms
Ali N, Owner at La Vita Viva, responded to this review

Hi Redjms, Sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. Can you please advise us of your date and time of visit so we can Investigate it further? We appreciate your feedback and if you wish to discuss further feel free to contact us on 01506885138. More 

scotland
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I asked over the phone about a Gluten Free menu which I always do. The man who answered was irritated by my question. They had a pasta which was gf, no pizza, which is why I would go to an Italian rest. That in itself would not put me off, what put me off was his manner. definitely irritated with... More 

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Thank Lorna406
Ali N, Owner at La Vita Viva, responded to this review

Hi Lorna 406. Thanks for taking the time to review us. We are sorry if you felt the gentleman was irritated and we are looking into the matter. Also we have a number of gluten free dishes of the menu aside from pasta. We have also started serving gluten free pizza also! If you wish to discuss further please contact... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice Italian restaurant. Although quite small there is a varied menu with something for everyone and the food is delicious, The staff are very friendly, helpful and welcoming. Prices are reasonable. The restaurant is attached to a bar so they have a great variety of drinks at reasonable prices. If you are with a friend you... More 

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Thank FairyLights7
Ali N, Owner at La Vita Viva, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!! More 

United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed eating at La Vita. The staff were all really nice, and the food was too. The only thing wrong is that it was a bit dark at lunchtime so I recommend going in the evening.

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Thank h0lidayf0lk
Ali N, Owner at La Vita Viva, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! We appreciate your feedback and will make sure our lives are bright during lunch service (they are meant to be ) and hope to see you again soon!! More 

Livingston, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first visit to La Vita, however other friends and family had been before and were saying that it was a nice wee place to go. So when I had a invite from a friend to go celebrate her birthday, how could I not go and try it . It is small but makes up for it with... More 

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Thank Gingerbread2013
Ali N, Owner at La Vita Viva, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! We appreciate your feedback. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do about the car park, we do have a dedicated albeit small car park and there is usually plenty of parking on the street so apologies if you had difficulty! hope to see you again soon!! More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

From the moment you arrive you are made extremely welcome by the staff. The food is cooked fresh and the waiting time is minimal. On arrival of your meal you are treated to an outstanding dish of taste and quality. Again the staff are very attentive and make your experience of the establishment very warm and welcoming. The variety of... More 

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Thank Stewart M
Ali N, Owner at La Vita Viva, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!! More 

Livingston, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We have been a few times food always great staff very friendly service very good we were there on Hogmanay with all the family. Going back for a family meal on Saturday for my husbands 65th birthday can't wait.

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Thank christinersdaly
Ali N, Owner at La Vita Viva, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!! More 

edinburgh
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Been in here a few times alwayz great food and great service and at really honest price especially the 2 course lunch for £7 cant fault it

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Thank jimee220
Ali N, Owner at La Vita Viva, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!! More 

Scotland
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Had been recommended as a good Italian Restaurant,we were shown to a Table, the legs of the table were already held up by Beer matts, but kept on rocking every time you cut into your meal, as for the meal, ordered a Steak " med to well done" well if I had finished it I would have been there to... More 

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Thank tictac1
Ali N, Owner at La Vita Viva, responded to this review

Sorry to hear about your negative experience tictac1. In future if you make the staff awareness of any issues with your food this can be corrected immediately. Thanks for taking the time to review us we appreciate the feedback! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35B Main Street, Mid Calder EH53 0AW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  West Lothian  >  Mid Calder
  • Phone Number: +44 1506 885138
Description
Small family run Italian restaurant which provides high quality Italian food at excellent prices. Wide range of drinks available also. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Collections and reservations available, Child friendly and function room available for hire. Located behind The Mid Calder Inn which is also owned by La Vita.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?