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Vivace Ristorante

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1910 Ralston Ave, Belmont, CA 94002-1736 (Alameda de Las Pulgas)
+1 650-637-0611
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Foster City, California
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253 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

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 January 16, 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 

Thank Bob M
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 December 23, 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 

Thank George d
San Francisco, California
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155 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 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 

Thank Samosababa
San Carlos, California
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 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 

Thank kkary
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 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.

1 Thank Joseph Z
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 September 22, 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.

Thank SuziSh S
San Mateo, California
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128 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Last visit was with large party in separate room. Excellent service. Food was good. Cocktails a little expensive. Parking tough.

Thank dcs1755
Bay Area, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 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 

Thank Suleen
Roseville, California
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

This was our fourth experience at Vivace. We are in town because my my wife is undergoing treatment at Stanford Health Care and she being Italian we are always on the hunt for good Italian. The wine list is refined and many I find in my own cellar (read this as approachable and not ridiculously expensive) so picking one was... More 

Thank Mark T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?