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“What a gem!!”
Review of Vivace

Vivace
Ranked #1 of 131 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $32
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Hard to find a decent place in brighton and was quite impressed. Lovely restaurant with stunning food. Can't go past the the Linguine Seafood and the Eye Fillet. Plus the service was very efficient. Staff very friendly and socialable. Can't wait to return!! Well done Vivace...

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Thank Fifi S
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Anyone in the bayside area of Melbourne desirous of tasting delicious food should not contemplate visiting any restaurant other than VIVACE!

In fact I would travel many kms to enjoy the Duck and Mushroom Risotto and the
Lamb Shoulder (both slow cooked) which was served last evening. World Class!

An enjoyable 44th Wedding Anniversary dinner. Thank you Andrew and all at VIVACE.

Michele and Kevin Black, Beaumaris

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Thank BFKA
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Really good honest food with an interesting wine list. The type of restaurant that gives a area character and a pivot to turn around. We as outsiders were not as heartily welcomed as the locals and more attention was given to locals all evening.

I fell in love with the Espresso, Pistachio & Chocolate Souffle and the rest of the food was really good and honest thou not created by a genius. This place is a 4.1-4.3 star, 5 would require more visits and a little bit more attention to us that are out of town.

I will try to comeback next time in Melbourne.

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Thank Johan M
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Nice but inexperienced waiting staff. Food was bland, nothing was seasoned. Fish of the day was from another week let alone day, overdone till it was tough, and again, no seasoning and bland. Risotto with crab looked like vomit, very unpleasant to the eye let alone the mouth, you cannot taste the canned crab! My friends pork was ok, but the accompanying potatoes were terrible, hard and grey. This place has so much potential, but there is one main component missing....tasty food! Never again!

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

This has got to be one of the best italian restaurants I have been to in Melbourne. The staff are great, service fantastic and very friendly. Food is great with presentation top notch and very intimate setting. Great for a date or just catching up with friends. Its a bit on the pricey side but its well worth it. Love the seafood linguine.

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Thank 614RichardP
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