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Vivace - Belmont

4.7
1769 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1769 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKindraR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food; great service!

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vipTylerM
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great spot after not eating out for over a year.

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kathleenW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to be dining inside the restaurant again. There were 4 of us (who hadn’t seen each other in a long while) seated in a booth. We were situated so that we had privacy for lots of conversation and laughs.
The food was delicious.We all enjoyed the appetizers and our meals.One in our party said it’s the best salmon he’s ever had. It truly was a memorable evening. We certainly were made to feel valued as guests at Vivace

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BradD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another terrific meal at our great local restaurant! Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish flawless. Waiter pleasant and efficient — knew how to be there when needed without being there too often... setting tasteful and nice.

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JoeK
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Really nice to enjoy indoor dining. Service was slow between courses but was expected due to COVID restrictions and lack of full staff. Food was very good. Overall a nice experience.

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HappyBoy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience....
Food never disappoints, service outstanding and ambiance excellent

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terre
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was a lovely dinner, and we returned the next night. Alec was particularly efficient. we will return

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Tracy
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Vivace, once superb, was just awful! The service was non-existent, so for the first time ever, we left zero tip. The food portions, for the price$$$, were small, the quality good, not great. The cocktails were warm and not full pours. Through the years had driven two hours to visit Vivace, now we never will return. Very disappointing!

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TimothyS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cocktails, service and vibe. Belmont stalwart.

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Zooey
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality of their food is always good/excellent. My family always enjoy dining over there. Strongly recommend Vivace.

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viphungryg1rl
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a true neighborhood gem that never disappoints!

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DianaH
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service , I will recommend my friends to visit with us and try their food

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adoy
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner, service was good...however, they where just starting inside dining. Great for a quiet dinner...🍀

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Stephanie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love your restaurant . Never have I ever been dissatisfied with the food or the service. and the owner is so very friendly!

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milpitian
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great restaurant!

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lisas
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food as always!

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AlmaP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always a good experience.

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JenniferH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Seated right away but then no server; eventually another server took pity on us and checked in with us periodically. The food was good but no water, etc. Very disappointing.

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vipJohnC
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We always enjoy this restaurant. They need to start adding more help as the county opens up for more seating.

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JenniferA
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great servers, nailed the dishes with our changes a d we love the owner!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivace has done a fabulous job with both their indoor snd outdoor options for dining! I loved the ambiance, but most importantly, the food!

Cheers!

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FBGtrain
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Dinner was great at Vivace. This was the first time we had seen our friends in a year. Tables were well spaced. All servers were wearing masks.

Food was beautifully presented. I think we were all simply starved for companionship.

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vipKado
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Vivace has done a terrific job of creating a warm, inviting outdoor space -- I hope the City of Belmont will allow them to keep it after the pandemic, as feels very European! I enjoy my meals at Vivace, however being gluten allergic, I find they have limited options, so wish the chef would expand those.

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vipFerlene
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Food is always great!
But they forgot about us, waited close to half an hour before we were able to put our orders :-(

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Vivace is always a wonderful experience. The is lovely but still has a family feel. The owner, Mike, could not be friendlier or more accommodating. The food is delicious and always consistent. I love the place and would recommend it to anyone looking for a delicious meal in a friendly, inviting atmosphere.

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vipAfroditi
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time, they have done a great job coverting the outside to outdoor seating that's also Covid friendly and still intimate. Food was phenomenal!

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HollyY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was super busy so it took a while to order, get drinks, etc... but figured it was just opening up so more people than usual, threw off the flow of the wait staff. Overall good experience and yummy food.

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kathyp
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and welcoming !!!

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kathyp
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great food so accommodating

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BetsyC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining felt very safe as we were at the end table. (Wouldn’t have felt quite as safe under the main canopy). Food was amazing (as usual). First time to get the Risotto...won’t be the last!!

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vipLookttc
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice outdoor dining set up with heaters outside and comfortable seats !

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MickS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place that we are so glad to have been told about by friends. Reccommend it for sure!

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nabut
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food - outdoor patio.

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vipAngieG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been extremely cautious during Covid and only just went back to Vivace for the first time since the pandemic started. I wish we had gone sooner. They have clearly invested in making their outdoor space both safe and enjoyable. We were very reassured and very comfortable, even on a cold and rainy February night. The great food and great service were vintage Vivace, just as we have always had and appreciated in the past. We'll be back soon!

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vipPatriceB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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Patti
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food and service. Loved the covered outdoor dining area.

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vipGreg
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The best Italian around.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Outdoor dining getaway

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 4.7 stars by 1769 OpenTable diners.

Vivace - Belmont does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://vivacerestaurant.com/certificates/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.