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317 Bay St, Brighton, Bayside, Victoria 3186, Australia (Formerly Ristorante Vivace)
+61 3 9596 9511
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic, proper Italian style pizzas with just a few fresh toppings. Terrific home made pasta too.

Thank Louise W
Hampton, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

An excellent place for lunch or dinner even a cheeky little esspresso. The staff make you feel so welcome, the food is to die for.... The only bad thing I could write about this restaurant is that I have to leave.. Fantastico..

Thank Stelios S
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this restaurant on trip advisor whilst walking in the district and we were so glad we did as it was wonderful. We choose to eat outside as we had our son's Springer Spaniel with us. The staff were so accommodating. The lunch special is such good value for money. Both starters and main were so tasty and one... More 

Thank Chris1234854
Melbourne, Australia
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319 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here before, but never reviewed previously. Comfortable seating, plush surroundings, good staff, good service. And the food is good. There is ample choice. We all ordered separately and I ended up being just a bit jealous, because the people we were with both ordered steak and the steak looked excellent. I was sorry that I had not... More 

Thank Nathan1000
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Our family from overseas were returning home, so we recommended Vivace for dinner the night before they left. The meal was delicious, plenty of food, good service lovely ambience, friendly waitress

Thank Jennifer M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 22, 2017

food is amazing, great service, aim to please. Good choice off menu and nice wine list. Upstairs is great for medium size functions.

Thank Deborah C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We stopped for lunch on impulse because we liked the look of the restaurant. Seating was available outside and that was attractive on a warm summer's day. There were set course deals and daily specials that could be combined with the set courses. The food was delicious and attractively presented. Our wait staff were polite, friendly and simply nice people.

Thank Geoff F
London, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Friends who live locally recommended this restaurant and we were not disappointed. The dishes were fresh, original, and the service was excellent. It is obviously very popular as it was full on a Monday night. Make sure you book. We loved the fresh takes on old favorites such as the exquisite truffle mayonnaise with the beef carpaccio. The duck taglione... More 

Thank Annerly777
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2017

Three of us were having a celebration dinner and went to Vivace. It was easy to get to, right next to North Brighton train station. The service was friendly without being in your way. The surprise was the imaginative ingredients and presentation of the food, not a standard Italian meal.

Thank Kojo911
Melbourne australia
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

The best seafood linguini that I have ever had. Linguini, perfect. King prawns * 3 or 4, perfect, scallops 2, perfect, mussels, heaps, delicious. In a superb olive oil base, perfect and the only way I will eat seafood linguini - wouldn't spoil it with tomato sauce. Then to top it off a delectable Pana cotta. Yum!

Thank Rhonda F
chrisfav, General Manager at Vivace, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this positive review. I am glad to hear how much you enjoyed the linguine, it is one of our signature dishes. It is our pleasure to deliver this experience to you and we look forward to seeing you again soon at Vivace. More 

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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
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 Bay St, Brighton, Bayside, Victoria 3186, Australia (Formerly Ristorante Vivace)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Bayside  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9596 9511
Welcome to Vivace. Our Suburban Italian restaurant (established in 2004) has a very classy and warm atmosphere, with soft and intimate lighting. Professional staff members are knowledgeable about the menu and wine list, and offer a non-intrusive level of service at all times. The tantalising menu ranges from fresh seafood to quality meat, with specials that change daily to keep regular diners happy.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?