Nestled in the heart of Irene is a quaint Italian family restaurant called Viva Vita. Chef Owner Eduard Gazendam brings a variety of authentic European and local style Italian dishes. An elder, wise Italian women said that the word “restaurant” means, “to restore, rejuvenate, and relax.” This is the mission statement of our restaurant where we welcome young and old to come and enjoy a relaxing evening with good food and friendly service.
Eduard is a highly experienced and well-travelled chef with more than 10 years’ experience. When he took over Viva Vita in 2012 he wanted to share his passion for food with families and friends.