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Vivace Ristorante

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$$ - $$$
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1910 Ralston Ave, Belmont, CA 94002-1736 (Alameda de Las Pulgas)
+1 650-637-0611
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Belmont, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been frequenting Vivace's for 20 years, the service and food are always top notch. It is traditional Italian fare done extremely well. They have a great bar ready to make anything you desire. The staff is extremely friendly, going out of their way to make your visit memorable.

Thank bkurtz4
Belmont, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant is loud which makes it difficult to have a conversation with raising your voice. The food is average for the most part. I felt that the best part of our meal was their cheesecake, It was wonderful. Service was decent.

Thank R0semary47
New York City, New York
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94 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bar always has a few friendly regulars, the food is very nice, the pizzas are enjoyed by the kids. The owner is friendly and always interested in feedback.

Thank GrinchSFBayArea
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146 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place fills up early but really clears out after about 8. Everyone was very pleasant but the food and service were, at best, average to mediocre. The waiter was inattentive and two entrees came cold and had to go back. No apology just whisked them away so we had two people with food and two without. The menu is very... More 

Thank hcconsultant
Napa, California
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vivace Ristorante is THE place if you are looking for cuisine from Northern Italy and when your palette desire the best culinary creations join with excellent wines, this is the place. The chefs prepare an array of Italian dishes with an emphasis in the regions of Piemonte and Toscana, something for everyone that loves Italian food and wine. We enjoyed... More 

Thank Chris M
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We chose this restaurant to dine with some out of town friends on a rainy Sunday in January. We've dined there a few times previously and liked it. The venue, food, ambience, service were very fitting for this occasion. Food , drinks, service were very good. There were no unwanted surprises. We have added this place to our guest entertainment... More 

Thank Bill F
Belmont, California, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, great wine, good friends, and a most excellent host. Great happy hour menu as well as food.

Thank Greg F
Belmont, California
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95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This little gem feels like a little bit of Italy hidden in the tiny town of Belmont. The service is always, always excellent; friendly, knowledgeable and fun. The food is great and the wine is wonderful. I'm afraid to recommend it too highly because sometimes it's hard to get a table! I even have friends that drive up to see... More 

Thank Korie P
Foster City, California
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288 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Have eaten here about twice per year and have always had a good meal. This time was for a catered business meeting, but even on a limited menu, they do very well. Service is very good too.

Thank bartc83
San Mateo, California
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We have eaten here four times with our children and grandchildren, and have always had a great experience. The entrees are excellent, there are some great appetizers, and a good selection of wine and cocktails. Service has been outstanding on all or our visits. Some menu items are a bit on the high side, but there are plenty of delicious... More 

Thank Bob M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1910 Ralston Ave, Belmont, CA 94002-1736
    (Alameda de Las Pulgas)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Belmont
  • Phone Number: +1 650-637-0611

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Palo Alto, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?