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Vivace - Belmont, Belmont, CA

Vivace - Belmont

4.6
4.6
2340 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Translated from the Italian language, Vivace means "lively", which is exactly the ambiance at Vivace - Belmont where culinary creations join with excellent wines to celebrate the cuisine of Northern Italy. Highly regarded as one of the best restaurants on the Peninsula, Vivace Ristorante is located in the charming city of Belmont. The warm interior is designed as to permit the viewing of the talented chefs as they prepare an array of Italian dishes with emphasis in the regions of Piemonte and Toscana. With its exceptional cuisine, elegant ambiance, high level of service, and extensive wine list (2003-2019 Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence), Vivace creates a wonderful dining experience in which the gastronomia of Northern Italy is celebrated everyday!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizza Bar, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (650) 637-0611
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    We cater small intimate dinners to large parties. Please call for details.
  • Private party facilities
    Vivace is well equipped to host your special function, whether it be an off-site meeting, baby shower, retirement party, anniversary, or a wedding rehearsal dinner. Please inquire about our group and corporate deals. We also offer a Prix Fixe tasting menu.
  • Private party contact
    Arrick Cheromiah: (650) 637-0611
  • Neighborhood
    Belmont
  • Cross street
    Alameda de Las Pulgas
  • Parking details
    Public lot at 1870 Ralston Avenue. Street parking also available.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 🥂 Brunch with Us! Enjoy $15 Bottomless Mimosas

    Multiple dates available
    Who doesn't love the smell of bacon and pancakes in the morning? 🥞 🧇 🥓 Just launched: Prosciutto di Parma Eggs Benedict! You HAVE to come try it! $15 BOTTOMLESS Mimosas $12 Bloody Mary's $12 Espresso Martini's Savor our chef's special creations, sip on mimosas, and relax in our cozy ambiance. Whether you're catching up with friends or treating someone special, our brunch promises to delight your taste buds and lift your spirits here at Vivace! Don't miss out on this delicious rendezvous! Reserve your table today and let's brunch together in style. 🌞💖
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What 2,340 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Peninsula

    Italian

2,340 Reviews
  1. BBQNESQ

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Aside from the noise level from the bar being unusually high last night, everything was fabulous, as usual.

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  2. ThomD

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been going to Vivace for many years. It's always been consistently good (both service and food). Something just seemed a little off last night. We also thought it was a little odd that almost everybody working there looked unfamiliar. While usually very busy, it was a very light night, with many open tables. The service was good, but the food was lacking. We got dishes that we've had before and they just weren't the same. My wife had snapper and I had the risotto. She said the snapper was good, but not as good as in the past. The risotto wasn't great. I'm not sure why they decided to add corn to a prawn and scallop risotto, but I think it ruins the dish. We also had the bread pudding and, again, it wasn't as good as in the past. We will be back again, hoping that last night was just a fluke.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vivace has been one of our favorite restaurants since my husband and I started dating in 1999. The quality and service has remained high and dining there is always memorable. Orick (sp) is one of our favorite wait staff but Ruby was wonderful when dining recently.

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  4. Ferlene

    San Francisco

    73 reviews

    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great to be back after quite a while…. One of our dishes is the Special of the day - Calamari Steak and it was Excellent!!!

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  5. DrewFC

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding and welcoming staff. Food was superb. Prices are a little high but they are everywhere. Great meal and experience.

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  6. SPINNVB

    San Francisco

    52 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Vivace has been one of my favorite restaurants for years! This was a very disappointing visit. The service was not as personable or attentive as we are accustomed to. The waitress would walk right by the table without making eye contact, offering to refill the wine with the bottle on the table. We asked to have a salad split for two and they did not do so. Our favorite dish, the Eggplant Parmesan, was inconsistent in slicing. The larger pieces were not cooked enough and were mushy. It seems as though the restaurant has gone through some changes, new menu presentation and new plateware. The regular waiters were not to be seen during this visit. I ordered the Teryaki Skirt Steak, another one of my favorites, and it was horrible. The selection of meat was not good. The meat had many strings of connective tissue in it, making it difficult to eat. It was not as tasty as usual. Most of the dish was still remaining when the wait staff took the plate away, and yet they did not even ask if it was okay, or what was wrong with it. Vivace has been a regular of mine for decades. I am not sure that I will ever return.

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  7. Foodsquire

    San Francisco

    68 reviews

    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant has been a favorite for a number of years - it tends to attract an older crowd. We go early to get a nice booth. The food is consistently good, with the Pollo Diavola one of my favorites. The soup is usually good as well

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Being a Ex-SF Concierge from many 5 star hotels, First class awarded for this out of the way , quaint neighborhood restaurant. Great time with my family… loved the food and was quiet so we were able to talk without shouting. Our booth was comfortable and the menu selection amazing! My boys loved their brushetta so much we had to order another. Desert we great … we ordered the tiramisu, cream brûlées … amazing. It was a celebration so we also got some homemade ice cream. What a treat. Thank you again!

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  9. GrantD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service and atmosphere are always great.

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  10. Goingbacksoon

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great neighborhood place to reserve a table or just drop in. Great food and service.

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FAQs

Vivace - Belmont does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Vivace - Belmont also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 637-0611.

Vivace - Belmont is rated 4.6 stars by 2340 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Vivace - Belmont

1910 Ralston Ave., Belmont, CA 94002

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Alameda de Las Pulgas
  • Neighborhood
    Belmont
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizza Bar, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public lot at 1870 Ralston Avenue. Street parking also available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (650) 637-0611
  • Catering
    We cater small intimate dinners to large parties. Please call for details.
  • Private party facilities
    Vivace is well equipped to host your special function, whether it be an off-site meeting, baby shower, retirement party, anniversary, or a wedding rehearsal dinner. Please inquire about our group and corporate deals. We also offer a Prix Fixe tasting menu.
  • Private party contact
    Arrick Cheromiah: (650) 637-0611
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