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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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Roseville, California
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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179 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Baked manicotti oh yum. This restaurant was crowded on a Wednesday night which meant it's good food. Atmosphere was just ok

Thank CoolTripper
Belmont, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Vivace's has been a favorite of mine and my husband's since we moved to Belmont in the early 2000's. We have never had a bad experience here. The food and service are consistently awesome!

Thank NikkosPaw
Redwood City, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

I planned a birthday party for my husband here. It was wonderful. The guests raved about the food, service and atmosphere. The staff i worked with was helpful, attentive and resourceful. I'd attended 3 parties here before - all of which were terrific - so it seemed the perfect place for the party I planned. I was NOT disappointed in... More 

Thank czechchickfb
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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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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
Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups
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?