VIVO 53, photo credit: Seattle Bites

According to signage posted on the door at VIVO 53, the restaurant is permanently closed.

VIVO 53 was a modern Italian restaurant that featured a variety of foods to choose from like antipasti, paninis, salads, pizzas and more. They were known for their artisanal pizza, 17-foot tall wood-burning oven and humongous sundaes that came in four different flavors. The eatery had an interactive atmosphere, with seating options at the counter, surrounding the pizza oven, charcuterie counter, dining room and 14-seat cocktail bar.

Their mission was to create food that was unique, with a focus on wood-fired pizza that had a perfect crust made from scratch. The Chef, Myles Gilkey, had worked with Ethan Stowell restaurants and had previously opened three other restaurant brands in Washington state. VIVO 53 chose Bellevue for its location due to the fast growing neighborhood and diverse population.

Their other location, which was located in Fort Worth, Texas, is also permanently closed. VIVO 53 opened at Bellevue Square in November 2015.