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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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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Doing business

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Deservedly popular

I was glad we had reservations because the place was packed at 7 p.m. on a Friday. By 8:30 tables were available. Even though it was hopping busy, we got a booth and had no trouble hearing well enough to have a good conversation. Service was everything you could want. The menu had plenty of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
44Boppa
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Seattle
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
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English first
Seattle
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I was glad we had reservations because the place was packed at 7 p.m. on a Friday. By 8:30 tables were available. Even though it was hopping busy, we got a booth and had no trouble hearing well enough to have a good conversation. Service was everything you could want. The menu had plenty of Italian choices but not so... More 

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Gold River, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Three of us came for early dinner (5:15) on a Wednesday night, and they filled up by 6:00. Food is served in classic Italian style with separate courses. We chose Crispy Shrimp Rolls, Caesar salad, Orecchiette, and Penne con Salsiccia. The olive oil and vinaigrette served with the bread was wonderful, containing little pieces of olives and mushrooms. Our dinner... More 

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El Dorado Hills, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Loved the food, my chicken entree was great. Wine served for our group was jsut OK but the Pinot we ordered later was much better.

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Paradise, California
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Thank you to Michael for letting us host a "Toys for Tots" charity event with the US Marines. Having said that, there is no bias in what follows; The staff were courteous and efficient and the food that kept on coming all night for our event was of the highest caliber. Afterwards 12 of us sat down to dinner, I... More 

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Austin, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My son and his wife were anxious to try this restaurant so when I visited we all went. The highlight was the appetizer, Arancini (pistachio stuffed rice balls) - excellent! It sorta went downhill from there. Son got the Pansotti al Fiorentine and it was so-so, d-i-l got gnochhi and it was very salty and not very good. I tried... More 

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Belmont, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This has to be one our favorite restaurants in the Bay Area. We have several favorite waiters. Service is unbelievable. We have never had a bad meal. The owner is always having specials. Get on there list for special wine tasting party's. They bring in different wineries for tastings Always yummy appetizers. We had specials every night for the World... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

When seeking out the real Italian experience - Vivace is our first choice - Not just because it is close by - but also because the selection and quality of the food is very very good. Whether a nice romantic dinner or a time with family and friends - -Vivace never disappoints

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Foods were good, I had Ahi Tuna and because I don't eat raw fish, I had them cook it a little bit more for me and it was good! The envornment and decor of the restaurant are pretty cozy. However, there was a fly that day we were there and I tried to let the manager know, but he simply... More 

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San Mateo, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Wife and I went for lunch. We were very impressed. Décor and setting are marvelous. Staff is very gracious and attentive. The food was delicious and well prepared and portions generous. This is our new "go to" Italian restaurant.

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Foster City, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I have been going to Vivace for over 15 years and realized after all this time I have never given it the stars it deserves. Never, have I had a bad meal, dinner is always delicious, the service and staff are superior and Mike the owner is so welcoming it feels like home. Truly one of the best restaurants in... 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: Doing business
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?