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50 Level 1 High Street, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-302 2303
12:00 - 22:00
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Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Vivace is a regular "go to" restaurant when we are in central Auckland. Never lets you down. Interesting, tasty tapas, pizettes, pasta, gnocchi and mains - hard to choose which to go for. Awesome flavours and beautiful presentation. Many dishes have a Mediterranean or Middle Eastern influence delightfully expanding on the central Italian theme. The service is friendly, welcoming and... More 

Thank Justin L
Wellington, New Zealand
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99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went with a large group to this restaurant and was very impressed with the range and quality of the tapas at this restaurant. They cater for a group very well, and the staff were very attentive. I would return just for the empanadas which were incredible.

Thank Joanna M
Nashville, Tennessee
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370 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I went to Vivace for dinner while on holiday in Auckland. Location is on High Street which runs parallel to Queen Street. Large seating areas and we chose to sit in enclosed patio. Menu is selection of cold and hot tapas plus entrees and mains. Good selection of wine. Meatballs and fritters were both very tasty. Then... More 

Thank u2fan56
Escondido, California
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Small plates or tapas were delicious. Portion sizes were generous, we shared plates among the 4 of us. Everything we ordered was tasty. It's a casual place, a bit noisy, but only because the guests are enjoying themselves. I highly recommend this hidden gem. It's upstairs in a busy part of dowtown Auckland. We stayed at the Hilton and walked... More 

Thank Shirley059
Steve M, General Manager at Vivace, responded to this review

Hi Shirley059, We appreciate that you took the time to find us, especially since there are other great restaurants closer to where you were staying as well. Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed your evening. Hope we get to look after you again soon. Regards Steve More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is hidden on High Street and have passed this many times. Being there, I will not pass this place again. We were a table of 5 and we ordered about 10 hot & cold tapas. Average of $15 for each Tapa. Great for catch ups with this light meal, get a main if you wish to have a... More 

Thank Malina H
Steve M, General Manager at Vivace, responded to this review

Hi Malina, I am so glad you found us. Tapas are my favorite way of dining as well. Plenty of different flavors with a couple of wines to go with. Can't wait to see you again soon, so you can try all our other tapas. Thanks Steve More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such good sevice,thanks guys,food arrived fast,but not fast food lol,very tasty,going back very soon

Thank jr012016
Steve M, General Manager at Vivace, responded to this review

Hi jr012016, LOVE your feed back! Can't wait to look after you again. Cheers Steve More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to Vivace since I arrived in NZ 11 years ago. It's always been consistently good. Tonight, after not having been for about 3 years, I decided to take my team for a dinner there (Table of 10). What followed was a really disappointing experience. First off, as part of table share plates, we ordered bread and... More 

Thank RudiHefer
Steve M, General Manager at Vivace, responded to this review

Hi RudiHefer, I am terribly sorry that you had a bad experience. All things above have been discussed, addressed and solutions found. If you wish to discuss further, please feel free to contact me at the restaurant. Regards Steve More 

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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

3rd or 4th visit now when up in Auckland on business/pleasure. Food and service was great. Prior to entree we were offered a table in a better location when it came free so that was great. Apple crumble cheesecake was absolutely great.

Thank Paul M
Steve M, General Manager at Vivace, responded to this review

Hi Paul M, Thanks for being a true Vivace supporter when you visit Auckland. Also thanks for sharing the love. The team likes to run on care factor so I love it when I hear things like "the offer of a better table". Thanks again and can't wait to see you on your next visit. Regards Steve More 

Aliso Viejo, California
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was much better than I expected as when I arrived it seemed packed and noisy. There are lots of spaces to stand. We actually used one of the rooms as we had a large group. One thing I would say is that they had a large selection of beers. The menu was much better than I thought it would... More 

Thank Dexter15
Steve M, General Manager at Vivace, responded to this review

Hi Dexter15, I am glad we surpassed your expectations and you got to relax and enjoy the atmosphere and food. I secretly have a bit of a love of beer (well maybe not so secretly) so enjoy rolling new ones through the fridge when the samples keep coming in. We are going to be having The BBC Kauri Dbl IPA... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a group of friends. Excellent service, fabulous food and great atmosphere. Will be going back next time I'm in Auckland. The Pork main was to die for!

Thank Kiwibectravels
Steve M, General Manager at Vivace, responded to this review

Hi Kiwibectravels, Thanks so much for all the amazing feedback. We all love the feedback that uses the words Excellent, fabulous, great and "To die for" Love your work and can't wait to look after you again next time your in Auckland. Cheers Steve More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Spanish, Italian, Mediterranean, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Level 1 High Street, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-302 2303
Vivace Restaurant and Bar is one of the best inner city restaurants Auckland has to offer. The environment is lively, offers a warm ambience with excellent table service, a superb wine list and a menu which caters for diverse palates.The food is always of a high quality. Vivace’s food is unmistakably Italian and Spanish. We offer a full al-a-carte menu and for those wanting a more casual approach to eating, Tapas are available throughout the day.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?