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“Much improved” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vivace

Vivace
50 Level 1 High Street, Auckland, New Zealand
09 3022303
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Ranked #58 of 1,307 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $28
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Vivace Restaurant and Bar is one of the best inner city restaurants Auckland has to offer. The environment is lively, offers a warm ambience with excellent table service, a superb wine list and a menu which caters for diverse palates.The food is always of a high quality. Vivace’s food is unmistakably Italian and Spanish. We offer a full al-a-carte menu and for those wanting a more casual approach to eating, Tapas are available throughout the day.
Auckland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Much improved”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

After 2 not so good meals last year we have avoided this place. However this month we tried again and experienced such delicious tapas for 7 that we will be back soon.Such a difference!
Why the difference?

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Steve M, General Manager at Vivace, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Hi Iwikai,

Sorry for the not so great visit last year, but thank you for giving us another shot now.
What you experienced this time is what we strive for and why we have been around for 20 years. I absolutely love the fact that you revisit places you have had and indifferent experience in to see if things have been a one off, or improved.
Great dining attitude!

Cheers
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Still one of my favorites”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Been going to vivace for years now and it is still one of my favorites. It's great for business / friends/ romance or family get together s. staff are great - always make you feel welcome. Food is vey good either tapas or full meals. Last night we had tapas - prawns / haloumi fritters / goats cheese balls and others .....drinks very good and even though sangria isn't on the drinks menu they manage to rustle one up ( thus keeping her in doors happy). All in all a great spot. A wee bit hidden from the street so if your new to town make a point to look for it!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Steve M, General Manager at Vivace, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Hi Mickmiller

Thanks for you feedback and your continued support.
We have got some new goodies popping on to the menu soon to give you something new to try.
Have a great day

Regards Steve
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Duck Confit to die for”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

If like me you like great food, friendly helpful service, privacy and a good wine list then Vivace is for you. We booked out the private 'Wine Cellar' for 12 people and had a great evening and would go again in a heartbeat. Everyone loved their meals and our waitress couldn't have been better.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Steve M, General Manager at Vivace, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Hi Gael O

Cheers for the feedback, hope to see you again soon.
We will surround you with wine in the private room again.

Regards Steve
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Waste of money”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Situated in High St Auckland. Never again to this restaurant. I ordered a chicken, came in cold and bland. A good food don't need a salt n pepper. Plenty of left overs. Never again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A very enjoyable meal.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This was our first visit to Vivace. I have walked past the restaurant many times, but never really noticed it, as it is upstairs and easily missed. However, once you get to the top of the stairs, it opens out into a very spacious and inviting area.

The service was excellent. Fast but not too fast, and very attentive. It's as good as it gets as far as service goes.
The menu is very extensive, with a regular menu, tapas options, and specials.The food was very good.
There is an extensive wine list also.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Steve M, General Manager at Vivace, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Hi Robin,

Thanks for your feedback, I am glad you had a great night.
I hope we can look after you again soon.
Have a great day.

Regards Steve
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