Growling stomachs can hamper stealth operations, spoil belly dances, and, in extreme cases, induce dogs to attack. Quiet whimpering tummy tones with today's deal for Spanish-and-Mediterranean fusion fare at Viva Fernando Restaurant & Lounge. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of dinner and drinks.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of lunch and drinks.
Specializing in Mediterranean-tinged Spanish dishes, Viva Fernando's matador chefs bait taste buds with a repertoire of delicate pasta twirls, meaty maneuvers, and seafood flourishes. The dinner menu includes palate primers such as the ravioli stuffed with mushrooms in a madeira-wine sauce ($8.95). The gazpacho with Andalusian–style vegetables is, like revenge, traditionally served chilled ($4.50). Carne cravers fill up on the slow-roasted lamb shank in a brandy sauce ($28.95), and the mixed seafood linguini spotlights a supergroup of clams, shrimp, scallops, mussels, and lobster doo-wopping in harmony ($19.95). A lunch menu stacked with Spanish sandwiches facilitates high-stakes games of sandwich Jenga, towering with such delicacies as the serrano ham with mozzarella, tomato, and basil ($9.95); noontime noshers can also stay fresh with leafy mélanges such as the blackened salmon on a bed of field greens ($11.95).
Viva Fernando’s interior invites diners with dim lighting, linen-topped tables, and vibrant wall art. An outdoor patio of red brick gives patrons ample space to sip wines such as a sparkling Spanish cristalino ($7.95/glass) and converse with the breeze in its native tongue of Spanish.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer and Sun News have positively reviewed Viva Fernando Restaurant & Lounge. Seventy percent of Urbanspooners like Viva Fernando. Four Yelpers give the restaurant an average of 4.5 stars.
- I describe the menu as "old-school Spanish" to friends -- lots of grilled and braised meats, a seemingly endless variety of seafood dishes and dozens of sauces. – Bob Migra, Cleveland Plain Dealer
- Viva Fernando features, among other things, a great bar, with just-right lighting and a vibe that is sophisticated without being stuffy. – Jarrod Zickefoose, Sun News
24600 Detroit Rd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44145Get Directions