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Vivace Ristorante

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1910 Ralston Ave, Belmont, CA 94002-1736 (Alameda de Las Pulgas)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Joseph Z
Tel Aviv, Israel
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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77 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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
Belmont, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Probably the best restaurant in Belmont. Mike does a great job and is very community-minded. He never says no when asked for gift certificate donations for various nonprofits. Many staff have been there since day one. Their osso bucco is to die for, as is the chocolate lava cake! They feature a brick pizza oven, so don't skip over the... More 

Thank TfromBelmont
San Mateo, California
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77 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Have dined previously & suggest you go early as always crowded later. Have been there as a couple & also with a group. Group dining not as good as with a friend. Parking easy if early.

Thank dcs1755
Portland, Maine
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189 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

The food was great! the service was great! very nice atmosphere. Close to airport and within 45 mins of San Francisco. The prices were high , but the experience was worth it.

Thank scott a
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

The best eggplant Parmesan out there. We get it every time. I live in Belmont and can tell you with authority that this is the best restaurant in town. It's extremely busy Fri and Saturday nights, so reservations suggested. Enjoy!

Thank Jeffrey A
San Francisco, California
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Elegantly staged, impeccable service, good, not great, food. My tutti mare pasta was tasty and the sea food portion was very generous, but the thick layer of oil covering the bottom of my plate was quite unappetizing. My wife said her pasta bolognese was, again, good but not great. My Caesar salad was just ok. Overall I expected better.

Thank Steve S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Bar scene
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: 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?