Enjoyable meal. one room
one room for couples and another room available for families with small children.
We would go back again!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful meal we went early
Wonderful meal we went early and they were not to busy so we asked for a couple of changes on the menu and they were very accommodating.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Celebrated birthdays for my
Celebrated birthdays for my daughter and grandson at a wonderful and delightful dining experience. Everyone was so attentive, courteous and efficient!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a great time and the
We had a great time and the wait staff let us stay and talk as long as we wanted. A wonderful evening.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
My friend and I had the veal
My friend and I had the veal scaloppini and a side order of brussels sprouts. All very delicious. The sauce was wonderful and the vegetables were cooked perfectly. The restaurant was, as always, very noisy, but I love their food so will eat there again.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
2 for 2
Great dinner, loved the customer focus. Got our favorite table.....
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We are glad we tried Vivace.
We are glad we tried Vivace. The food was very good. My wife had the red snapper, and I had the veal with marsala sauce. The atmosphere is very nice, quite tastefully done. The bar appeared nice as well. The service was good, but a bit slow. The wine list was good. Yes, wewill return and try it again.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The waiters get to know your
The waiters get to know your name, and the owner will come out and say hello from time to time. Great dining experience!
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
As always - the food and service
As always - the food and service were just outstanding!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, friendly service,
Great food, friendly service, and a great place to just relax.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's always a pleasure to
It's always a pleasure to dine at Vivace; the ambiance and food are excellent and service is outstanding.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was outstanding.
The food was outstanding. The waiter was more than helpful on selections. Great wine list and great value for the quality of food. Even the we do not live in the area we will find a reason to go back to try other items on the menu. An outstanding neighborhood place. Do not miss if you are looking for graet Italian food. They make you feel like you are a regular
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Vivace has always been one
Vivace has always been one of my favorite restaurants. Service was a little slow but that was due to large parties that seemed to arrive at the same time.
All the dishes we ordered were very satisfactory-- the ahi tuna, lasagna, and the potato wrapped sea bass.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is very good and service
Food is very good and service was good. The only down side is the restaurant is a little too noisy.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Lots to choose
Great food. Lots to choose from and no option disappoints. Notables are the skirt steak, pork loin and chicken divoli. If you're craving traditional Italian, the gnocchi is a must.
5/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
always a good dining experience
This is truly a neighborhood gem and we are always greeted warmly by the owner and staff. Food is consistently good and there is something for everyone on the menu.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Sure Thing
Four of us enjoyed Mother's Day Dinner at Vivace. The food was good, but not great as prior meals have been. Service was attentive but a bit slow although I attribute that to a packed house for Mother's Day with a wave a guests arriving the same time we did. Overall, still a favorite but need to return soon to see if their fare still impresses.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A bit of Italy-around the corner
It is hard to believe Vivace has been a Belmont fixture for 19 years. The food was as good as maybe even better then found on the streets of Rome or Firenze...and it's just down the street!!!!. The service , and the food were very good. The menu selection diverse. My wife had the vegetarian pizza - I thought - yuck !- I was wrong it was great!!! . The Tortellini alla Vivace -(veal stuffed) was al dente and delicious.
We'll be back
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our entree was delicious! Must get the Lava Cake for dessert!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service and tasty food
This was our first visit to Vivace and the service was excellent. We had a special request for a non-menu item and the restaurant was very accommodating. It was a lovely evening. :-)
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
An unexpected, outstanding find! Great food, beautiful setting with excellent, attentive service. Knew it was going to be good but not this good! A definite must!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Recently, I told Vivace owner Mike that I wanted to taste his tuna tartar to see how to make it at home because I have some tuna from a recent fishing trip. He suggested that I bring some frozen tune in at lunch time the day we planned to have dinner at Vivace and he would have his chef prepare the tuna for us.
We followed Mike's suggestion and had two wonderful tuna dishes prepared by the Vivace chef.
Vivace has become one of our favorite places to eat on the San Francisco Peninsula.
W. S. Wood
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food at Vivace
My family has dined at Vivace 3 times. Each time we had great service and amazing food.
The menu is always interesting with lots of choices.
It is one of our favorite go-to places when we want a great meal.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
A solid dining experience
Food, service and atmosphere were all very good. Looking for Italian food on the peninsula, you won't go wrong with Vivace.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in relaxed setting
Wonderful find! We enjoyed our dinners here. My wife says the salmon was absolutely outstanding and my daughter says the cream puff dessert was awesome.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the trip
Vivace is a great restaurant. It is about 30 miles from where we live so we don't get there that often, but we went for Father's Day and had a wonderful meal. The menu is mostly Italian but there are a few really great Asian dishes too. We love the crispy shrimp rolls and the teriyaki steak with crispy onions. We also tried the gnocchi and it was very good. For dessert, don't miss the blackberry cabernet sorbet.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed a special occasion dinner with the twins on Grandpa day! Thanks for great food and ambiance!
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vivace - safe bet for a nice dinner
We dined at Vivace on a Monday evening with a girlfriend to try it out for a future special event. Portions were large, good for sharing, but a bit too much for one person if they are having both an appetizer and a main. Two dishes were a bit oversalted, but other than that food was well prepared. Service as attentive. Wine list was appropriate to restaurant. Would recommend.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Usually very good
Love their Caesar salad. Usually can get a good Grey Goose martini but this time it definitely tasted "watered" and besides, the (small) glass was only about 2/3 full. Bummer! We're hoping it was a temporary bartender.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have eaten here many times
Have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vivace is a gem and we always
Vivace is a gem and we always enjoy eating there. They have a great menu - something for everyone.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a party of 12 loud
We had a party of 12 loud ladies and we had the back private room which was great. Our server was wonderful and on top if it all, the food was delicious and we left saying we are going back =) so thank you very much!
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Romantic Lighting from the sunset glow outside to the dancing candelabras inside.
The wine vault was a pleasant sight as it housed a large and expansive selection of spirits.
There was a moderate wait for the waitress to take our order and another wait for our meals to arrive, but our waitress, Jennifer, was very apologetic and made our visit well.
My steak was perfect while my wife's spinach pasta was quite tasty and abundant (she finished it at home)
After the meal Jennifer presented us the best Tiramisu I have ever tasted! Not overly sweet, soft and spongy, with a touch of cinnamon. Jennifer apologized again for the wait and comped us dessert! Not necessary but greatly appreciated. BTW, the Tiramisu was made in the kitchen of VIVACE!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Liked the fact that our party
Liked the fact that our party of 6 was not felt rushed. We literally were able to enjoy our meal at leisure.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again we had a very nice dinner at Vivace. Food very good, experienced servers, great ambiance. Dessert was particularly good! A fun time was had by all.
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
The restaurant is a very good
The restaurant is a very good choice in the mid Peninsula where it
is hard to find a good meal in a pleasant setting. The service was
very good and we both enjoyed our pastas.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Italian Food
Vivace is a great place to go if you want authentic Italian food with a good wine list. The staff is polite and you can take as long as you wish for your meal - they don'e rush you when you are finished with your meal. Been here to celebrate birthday and anniversary and each time, we left with happy memories and satisfied stomach.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service is excellent as
The service is excellent as is the food. Our waiter's recommendations were spot on. Half of our table of six ordered the halibut special. We also had 2 pastas, and a fish dish from the regular menu.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
The entire staff are always there to make your dining experience a memorable one. We have eaten herefor many years and everything on the menu is outstanding and of great quality!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mom's 92nd Birthday
With four generations of family, we had a very pleasant dining experience for Mom, food was very good, staff was accommodating, and several guests were very friendly at this neighborhood restaurant. Ambience was nice, overall a great dining experience!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites
Great neighborhood place to dine - always enjoyable from the hostess to the wait staff. Never a unhappy choice off the menu.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot! Good atmosphere perfect for a romantic dinner. Fantastic food and wine list! Easy parking as well.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We hosted a Birthday Lunch for coworkers and had an awesome experience! Food is delicious with a nice variety, one of our party had special request and they had no problem accommodating us. Very friendly and attentive staff. We had the private dining room for our party of 10. We ordered a mix of light low calorie fare to full Italian feast. We will absolutely be back.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been going to Vivace
Have been going to Vivace for a number of years; always consistently good in every way!
9/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Consistantly good food. Monday
Consistantly good food. Monday has a fun wine tasting event.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been coming to the is restaurant since it opened 19 years ago and will always be a faithful patron. The food is very good, prices are reasonable, service is terrific and the noise level is manageable, especially as the bar is a distance from the dining tables.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vivace does a nice job with their menu. I particularly liked the calamari and spinach salad that they do.
Mike Gunn does a fabulous job with his wine tastings. Generous Hor's d'ourves and great picks on the vintners. Sign up for sure!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to eat, meet friend to dine will come here again and again.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
we had a great night, wonderful
we had a great night, wonderful service and the food was delicious =) always a great pleasure coming in..thank you!!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Vivace always comes through with a wonderful meal and superior service experience.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM