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Vivace Ristorante

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1910 Ralston Ave, Belmont, CA 94002-1736 (Alameda de Las Pulgas)
+1 650-637-0611
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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San Carlos, California
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Been to Vivace three times. The first couple times were okay. The food was decent and the service was acceptable. Two Sundays ago however, we waited 90 minutes for our entrees. The one salad that was ordered (party of eight) came 20 minutes after we ordered. Everything was slow. The waiter was slow to take our order and at 6:30... More 

Thank kkary
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting from out of town, found this restaurant up on TripAdvisor. Excellent Italian food! My husband had the oven baked manicotti, which is by far the best we've ever had!!! Crushed tortellini which was good but I liked it dinner better! Would definitely go back and try something else.

1 Thank Joseph Z
Tel Aviv, Israel
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We were invited by friends who live in Belmont for dinner at Vivace Ristorante. The restaurant was being renovated but it was not felt at all. The service was excellent, the food was very good My delicious dish: Melanzane al forno - Baked eggplant with Parmesan, mozzarella cheese and marinara. We really enjoyed our dinner and we recommend.

Thank SuziSh S
San Mateo, California
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105 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Last visit was with large party in separate room. Excellent service. Food was good. Cocktails a little expensive. Parking tough.

Thank dcs1755
Bay Area, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I needed a nice restaurant for a family gathering that included kids and grandparents, and Vivace was just right. The adults enjoyed the classic Italian fare, and the kids got their own menu and had spaghetti and meatballs. I recommend the manicotti. Service was very good and attentive. Slightly slow, but the pace was just right for the company. They... More 

Thank Suleen
Roseville, California
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This was our fourth experience at Vivace. We are in town because my my wife is undergoing treatment at Stanford Health Care and she being Italian we are always on the hunt for good Italian. The wine list is refined and many I find in my own cellar (read this as approachable and not ridiculously expensive) so picking one was... More 

Thank Mark T
Belmont, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Probably the best restaurant in Belmont. Mike does a great job and is very community-minded. He never says no when asked for gift certificate donations for various nonprofits. Many staff have been there since day one. Their osso bucco is to die for, as is the chocolate lava cake! They feature a brick pizza oven, so don't skip over the... More 

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San Mateo, California
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105 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Have dined previously & suggest you go early as always crowded later. Have been there as a couple & also with a group. Group dining not as good as with a friend. Parking easy if early.

Thank dcs1755
Portland, Maine
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189 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

The food was great! the service was great! very nice atmosphere. Close to airport and within 45 mins of San Francisco. The prices were high , but the experience was worth it.

Thank scott a
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The best eggplant Parmesan out there. We get it every time. I live in Belmont and can tell you with authority that this is the best restaurant in town. It's extremely busy Fri and Saturday nights, so reservations suggested. Enjoy!

Thank Jeffrey A

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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$20 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?