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35B Main Street, Mid Calder EH53 0AW, Scotland
+44 1506 885138
Today
12:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like La Vita. The food is very good for the price. The staff are excellent, friendly and will go out of their way to accommodate you. I particularly enjoy family run restaurants​ as I find a level of quality, attention to detail and service is great compared to chain run establishments​. La Vita is a wee goldmine of dining... More 

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Thank Helen O
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend for the Italian food lovers.... very nice italian dishes with very fresh ingredients the staff are very friendly and helpful too

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Thank Rui Paulo G
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with my family again to khushi's restaurant for dinner .food was really tasty and authentic as we eat Indian food regularly Service was brisk and efficient and staff were knowledge able we will visit again. Best restaurant in Livingston

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Thank daud555
Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Just a wee pick up on the way back home could resist bruschetta blue, love it my mouths watering waiting to get stuck in 💯✔

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Thank alexovens
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I usually attend this restaurant a lot and have always enjoyed the food - that will never change. However, when I was with my friend having lunch (we are both the age of 16) I had a shocking experience with the waitress. When I asked for the bill, I asked her if she could split it because I was paying... More 

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Rosyth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2017

My wife and my married daughters family and friends went here to celebrate my oldest grandson celebrate his 18th Birthday and everyone really enjoyed a fantastic meal. This was our second visit there and the service and quality of food was as before, first class. The staff are so helpful and we were well looked after

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Thank Williamramage
Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 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 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 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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1 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
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

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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1 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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95 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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. Deliveries available Sunday-Thursday. 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?