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Vivace Ristorante

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1910 Ralston Ave, Belmont, CA 94002-1736 (Alameda de Las Pulgas)
650-637-0611
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Italian find! Party perfect~

We booked at this restaurant for a private party after having attended a prior party there. From the planning to the menu selections, it was a seamless and stressless process. Our group utilized the Fireplace Room, and it was perfect. The staff kept us on our time schedule, provided delicious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
triplenickel
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California
via mobile
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California
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28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We booked at this restaurant for a private party after having attended a prior party there. From the planning to the menu selections, it was a seamless and stressless process. Our group utilized the Fireplace Room, and it was perfect. The staff kept us on our time schedule, provided delicious appetizers, kept our wine and beverage glasses full, and delivered... More 

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Thank triplenickel
Westminster, Colorado
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117 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Cozy restaurant in Belmont. Excellent food and the service was exceptional. Great atmosphere and a great restaurant to be able to talk with friends.

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Thank tdenver
Belmont, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Hands down, this is my favorite Italian restaurant with consistently excellent food and service. The Risotto for me, and the Osso Bucco for my husband, are our customary choices! Whether you want a romantic dinner for two or want to host a group dinner or party, this restaurant fits the bill.

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Thank 777LivingTheDream
Malaga
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155 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We returned to this restaurant with friends after many years as the one we were going to was closed for lunch. The entire experience was enjoyable. We all tried different foods and all were presented well and tasty. Mine was Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Sauce. Very rich and extremely good. The staff were helpful and attentive. We ended having a European... More 

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Thank SanMijas
Fairfield
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555 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Our daughter just moved to Belmont, so we decided to try a local restaurant while visiting her, and luckily found Vivace. We had an early dinner on a Sunday evening; it was quiet when we arrived (looked like a bridal shower party might have just been leaving the restaurant), but it got busy as the evening went on. The service... More 

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Thank ArlettaC
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Every time I have eaten at Vivace's, everyone that has accompanied me has exclaimed about how wonderful the food is, the service, and the ambiance of the restaurant. Mike Gunn has made Vivace's THE PLACE to go to for business luncheons and dinners and to also be the place for that special, romantic occasion.

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Thank Nov O
Belmont, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Vivace's is a good, old-fashioned, high-end Italian restaurant that is a Belmont icon. They have a great little bar area that you can have a drink or two while you wait for your table. The ambiance is a little funky - think dark late-90's with interesting accessories - but the food makes up for it. They are great restaurateurs. I... More 

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Thank Jakewk
West Wales
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We really enjoyed the cocktails, food and wine at Vivace's. The menu was varied in price and content with interesting specials. One of our party voted the meatballs in spaghetti the best he'd ever eaten in a restaurant and he said the same of the tiramisu ! We all had different: one vegetarian egg plant dish, one risotto with prawns... More 

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Thank darbyandjoan
Calif
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Good place to dine for Italian food lovers, particularly meat-eaters and seafood fans. Good vegetarian pizza and salad options. Nice service, quite noisy at peak dining times.

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Thank JardineCalif
San Francisco, California
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A decent place for dinner, but some clientele could be marginal. The wine list is good, the angel hair pasta was good, but it needed red pepper to make it exciting as well. The staff is attentive and polite. I would go there, if I like to have simple no fuss dinner, however our dinner for two couples was not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1910 Ralston Ave, Belmont, CA 94002-1736
    (Alameda de Las Pulgas)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Belmont
  • Phone Number: 650-637-0611

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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