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Vivace Ristorante

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1910 Ralston Ave, Belmont, CA 94002-1736 (Alameda de Las Pulgas)
+1 650-637-0611
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17:00 - 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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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Korie P
Foster City, California
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264 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Bart C
San Mateo, California
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Redwood City, California
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

A Wednesday night. I should be able to shoot a cannon through the place with no consequence...while easily securing a table for four, right? Wrong. The place was jumping. With good reason. Combine a great staff, wonderful food, a lively bar and the Holidays and, voila, it's a party. If you want a quiet, intimate dinner...maybe candlelight and a corner... More 

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San Francisco, California
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158 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to this Italian Restaraunt in Belmont CA. And it did not disappoint. Vivace has a dining room that is split in two with a fireplace on one side. A nice bar and also a private dining room that can seat 20. Corkage is very reasonable at $15 and we took two bottles with us a... More 

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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 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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.

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San Mateo, California
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139 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

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Bay Area, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 20
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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?