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Sunday, April 1, 2018
Vivace consistently has excellent food. It’s a bit pricey, such as the special cocktail for $14, but it’s a neighborhood gem.
The quality of food was very low.
They charged us for items we had not ordered on the bill.
Overall good. Our waiter could have been more attentive and personable.
I have been patronizing the restaurant for many years, and have been pleased with the food and atmosphere. My last visit was not typical. The wait to be seated was a little protracted, even with a reservation. The noise level was so high that it was impossible to converse at dinner. I don't think I will visit on a weekend evening in the future.
Good food god service and great bar service. There is a lively bar scene on most nights.
As always, enjoyed the meal. However, even on a weeknight, Vivace's was over-crowded and my friend and I were not seated for 30 minutes after our reservation time. The management was apologetic, and we were comped the cost of opening the bottle of wine we brought for the evening. Nonetheless, we would have appreciated being seated within a few minutes of our reservation.
The restaurant was so packed you couldn’t hear any one and the waiters seemed frazzled. I think the owner understaffed the restaurant. Don’t think I will go again.
My wife and I love Vivace's. It's our go to place when we want a good meal in a comfortable setting. The wait staff is always great and the food is generally delicious. We always enjoy a nice bottle of Italian red They have a solid selection which is very reasonably priced.
Haven't been there for a while but was happy to see the quality of the food hasn't changed. We were the first ones for lunch, yet it took the staff a while to decide to present us with a menu and wine list. They appear to have trouble getting organized early in the day. When the waiter came around to take our drink order, he then proceeded to wait until we made our lunch order--this process I detest. Why can't they get us a glass of wine and a beer while we look at the menu? Then they put in the lunch order before going to the bar to prepare a drink order. I don't understand the logic of the sequencing of the tasks, but I guess they are smarter than I am. The food was prepared very well. One of the "weekly" specials was a tagliatelle alla bolognese, which was done very well. The bolognese sauce was tasty and had a pleasing texture, unlike many bolognese sauces which are usually mealy. Wife had a salad with shrimp, well prepared, with six large shrimp in it - good value. Vivace always pleases.
As usual, food and service outstanding...I love this restaurant
Vivace again was awesome, however we had a waiter we had never seen before. Younger man from Italy, totally blew us off over and over. Straighten him out vivace.! There’s nothing worse than a waiter that looks over the top of your booth and walks by!
Great setting, good professional service. Pizza was slightly underbaked.
What a total disappointment.
We have been going to Vivace's a few times a year for many years and last night was the first bad experience. We had reservations for 6:10, we arrived 5 minutes late and were informed we need to wait and directed to the bar. The tables by the bar had not been bussed, first bad sign. The bartender although trying was somewhat overwhelmed We had to wait and hour and ten minutes to get a table. Now here is the weird part, once in the dining room there were 20 to 30 percent of the tables empty and many had not been bussed. We later noticed the hostess bussing tables. Once we were seated thing moved along pretty well, we did have to ask for more water etc but once we asked delivery was fairly rapid. The Bruschetta was delicious and the Cesar salad was also quite good. My guests all had pasta dishes and they looked good. I had a pizza and it was inedible. It was dry and very salty. I ordered a Margarete with sausage and the sausage was so finely chopped at first I thought they forgot to add it. The was little to no sauce or cheese on this pizza. I won’t order that ever again. The really sad part is there are so many very good restaurants between Belmont and Redwood City that it's going to be at least another year before we give it one more chance.
It's been too long since I dined at Vivace. But the good news is it still delivers. The place was packed but not too noisy, and it was nice to see so many families. We had a lovely meal in a warm, welcoming room.
We had a dinner reservation for 6:45pm but were not seated until 7:10pm. It could have been just a bad night for them!
My reservation for four was at 6:30. WE all stood in the door way for 40 minutes with no explanation. No one came and apologize or offered a cocktail for us. There is no way I could ever go back there and have that chance of standing in cold doorway! Sorry Vivace, your people need to do a better job with the customers who pay plenty of money to be in your restaurant.
They were able yo accommodate a party of 8 for a last minute reservation.
Had a great time. The lighting where we were seated was a little too dark but other than that everything was great
service was lovely but got very slow when it got crowded. took forever to get our check
Love the food. The atmosphere. And the staff. Have been there many times and each time was a great exprience.
Seated 30 minutes after our reservation time.
Waiter was good however, after being seated.
We always love Vivace and go often, although it’s a bit expensive, the food and service are impeccable!
We received very prompt service on Valentine's day. Food came out faster than expected. My girlfriend loved the linguine con vongole (it's one of her favorite Italian dishes).
Perfect window seat. Ambiance just right for Valentines Dinner date. The food was delicious and not a long wait to be served on what was a very busy evening.
Service was great! Food we want ran out.
Will come back for another dinner
Our evening was delightful. We were seated almost immediately, and on Valentine's Day, that is a rarity. The menu was perfect; a few specials and a nice selection from their regular menu. The service was excellent and the meal, delicious. My husband and I had a small
caesar salad and I had the petrale sole picatta, and he, the orecchiette pasta with sausage.
Our burgers were absolutely over cooked to a char!!!
Family birthday - group of nine- always a wonderful dining experience
We have been to Vivace many times and we have never been disappointed!
First time there and I like the foods. Great authentic Italian! I had the fettucini Vongole and it tasted fantastic. It's my go to dish to measure the authenticness of the Italian foods. Vivace made a great dish. Highly recommend this place. Parking is a pain.
I always enjoy Vivace.
I have been to Vivace many times and loved it. I guess they were just having a bad night. The hostess seated me and my dinner guest at two different tables in two different rooms, even though we both gave the same name as the reservation. It took 20 minutes to find each other. After we ordered it was taking forever for our food to come, so long in fact I had to talk to someone about this because our waiter had disappeared. We were told there was a big party in the back room. Everyone apologized and was nice about it, but I was really surprised there was no compensation for this maybe in the form of a scoop of ice cream? It was not a good birthday dinner for me and my friend :(
Three ladies celebrating a birthday, we had outstanding service from Fabrizio, and the cuisine was delicious. We had a wonderful beet and corn appetizer, unusual pistachio-fulled Arancini which were nice and crisp, Gnocchi and a vegetarian Pizza. AND, fabulous tiramisu for the Birthday girl!
This was my second time at Vivace. First time my order was wrong. This time the quality of food lessened. Ceasar salad limp and overdressed with dressing. My angel hair pasta dish was so drenched with sauce with way too much garlic. The same waiter as last time has a strange demeanor. The vibe is not great there. I think it’s mostly a neighborhood bar with food service and not particularly an upscale restaurant for Belmont. I will not return for a price point that is too high for the quality of food. I was disappointed.
Jimmy was the best you can ask for when it comes to service. Authentic, real, genuine, and every other word that relates to being the real deal when it comes to service. Thank you, Jimmy, you made our night!
Wonderful food, service and ambiance! Dishes are priced fairly and you get nice portions of food that has fantastic taste! They have weekly specials which are wonderful and creative! Family run and it definitely has up scale service and decor! It's a favorite place of mine!
I'd like to give this 3.5 stars. My husband and I were looking for a neighborhood date night location and this was our first visit to Vivace. Our service started off wonderfully, our server friendly and he was also very helpful picking out an Italian wine to pair with our pasta choices. We enjoyed our dinner and the wine. It seemed around the time we finished our dinner that our server had a high turnover of tables at once, as he hurriedly brought dessert menus to the table and disappeared for a long time. Enough time passed that I no longer wanted to wait and worried that waiting for dessert and the bill after that would be too much, so when he finally returned we declined dessert and asked for our check. All in all, we did enjoy our dinner and would likely give Vivace another try.
Nothing could have been better! Gnocchi, butter lettuce salad and lasagna on my plate, with a wonderful Pinot Noir. Attentive and friendly staff , on top of it all. They are the best here!!! Viva Vivace!
Always a pleasant experience, good food, fair pricing, nice people. A great neighborhood restaurant.