We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
About
Welcome to Vivace. Our Suburban Italian restaurant (established in 2004) has a very classy and warm atmosphere, with soft and intimate lighting. Professional staff members are knowledgeable about the menu and wine list, and offer a non-intrusive level of service at all times. The tantalising menu ranges from fresh seafood to quality meat, with specials that change daily to keep regular diners happy.
PRICE RANGE
USD 36 - USD 72
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean
FEATURES
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, BYOB, Gift Cards Available
Reviews (393)
Filter reviews
393 results
Traveller rating
239
113
25
8
8
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveller rating
239
113
25
8
8
Show reviews that mention
All reviews pasta oysters lamb shoulder panna cotta own wine excellent food and service by the glass italian wines per bottle chris entrees corkage bayside
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 1 December 2021

We had dinner at Vivace for the for the first time last week and had a fantastic night. The service, ambience were of an international standard with extremely warm and friendly staff. The food was exceptional, modern take on classics, italian undertones with fresh local...ingredients. Great to know theres a restaurant like this Bayside!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 29 November 2021

This place has just worked it out.. simplistic, stylish and Brad who looked after us with that old school service that you just don't see that much any more. Oh.. and the food.. WOW.... we'll be back soon.

Date of visit: November 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 24 November 2021

Had dinner with my friends which we were all so excited for and everything was just perfect.. the service was on point all night and the food is just excellent.. highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 20 November 2021 via mobile

Waiter made casual racist remark to person on our table. Invited him to apologise. Didn't. Disgrace.

Date of visit: November 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 2 August 2021

Vivace has a welcoming vibe from the minute you open the door. The staff are knowledgeable and attentive and the food is delicious. Highly recommend for a great night out.

Date of visit: July 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 9 July 2021 via mobile

Dinner for two,place was packed that’s always a good sign,oyster,authentic perfectly executed pasta and lamb shoulder was the highlight of the night. To end the night in a sweet way chocolate fondant with a succulent ginger bread ice cream yummy!!! Really friendly and professional service...!! Well done Vivace!!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 8 May 2021

The food simply isn't compatible with the prices. It is a short menu and we sampled sufficient dishes to be able to assess the standard. The food just isn't creative or interesting enough compared to what one would expect for this price. It is almost...like home cooking....including the part where some things don't quite work out. It was also disappointing that an Italian restaurant would only have a couple (of rather poor) Italian wines available by the glass. The service was fine and the decor is refined but overall an underwhelming experience.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Helpful?1  
Reviewed 17 March 2021 via mobile

The best home style Italian food in brighton with great service excellent wine list and friendly staff

Date of visit: March 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 21 February 2021

The service from the waiter attending to us was excellent . A pity his colleagues in the kitchen let him down horribly . Oysters mornay entree not properly grilled . Duck was so salty it was inedible .......lord knows why anyone would make a salty...duck dish . Fish was a tiny serve and over Cooked .When one is paying over $ 40 for a main course one is entitled to far better than thisMore

Date of visit: February 2021
Helpful?1  
Reviewed 13 December 2020 via mobile

Always reliable for welcoming ambience, friendliness & excellent service. Gf options are available, Italian wine list is highly agreeable. I recommend the crab risotto. My friend enjoyed the duck. White table cloth, adult dining, thank you.

Date of visit: December 2020
Helpful?
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Brighton Savoy
334 reviews
1.78 km away
Kimberley Gardens Hotel & Serviced Apartments
204 reviews
4.16 km away
Barkly Apartments
60 reviews
4.55 km away
Adara St Kilda
375 reviews
4.70 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Mr & Mrs P
28 reviews
.02 km away
Irori Japanese Restaurant
50 reviews
.12 km away
Siriphen Thai
60 reviews
.02 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Landcox Park
18 reviews
.81 km away
St Andrew's Brighton Anglican Church
17 reviews
1.15 km away
North Road Reserve
11 reviews
1.34 km away
Trinity Uniting Church, Brighton
5 reviews
1.06 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Robyn D
8 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from chrisvivace317 | Property representative |
Good Morning Robyn, thank you for your message. I am happy to organise a voucher for you to collect from our restaurant or I can send it to you via post as a gift. Please contact Vivace on (03) 9596 9511 and we will arrange... More
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Vivace

Vivace is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5