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Vivace

Translated from the Italian language, Vivace means "lively", which is exactly the ambiance at Vivace Ristorante where culinary creations join with excellent wines to celebrate the cuisine of Northern Italy. Highly regarded as one of the best restaurants on the Peninsula, Vivace Ristorante is located in the charming city of Belmont. The warm interior is designed as to permit the viewing of the talented chefs as they prepare an array of Italian dishes with emphasis in the regions of Piemonte and Toscana. With its exceptional cuisine, elegant ambiance, high level of service, and extensive wine list (2003-2014 Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence), Vivace creates a wonderful dining experience in which the gastronomia of Northern Italy is celebrated everyday!
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371 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
(371 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 371 reviews
5 stars
(195)
4 stars
(129)
3 stars
(37)
2 stars
(7)
1 star
(3)
Food 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(212)
  • fit for foodies(142)
  • special occasion(139)
  • good for groups(132)
  • romantic(98)
  • notable wine list(83)
Vivace Reviews List
Review 1 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/29/2016
 2004
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Review 2 for Vivace
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/05/2016
 2002
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Review 3 for Vivace
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 4 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/25/2016
 2004
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Review 5 for Vivace
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2009
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Review 6 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Branzino to die for!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We had family in town and took them to this neighborhood favorite. We were not disappointed as the friendly and professional staff did an--as usual--outstanding job. There are many longtime favorites on Vivace's menu and some nice new additions among the specials. This was the first time we found branzino there and it was to die for! It was beautifully presented, delicious and had melt-in-your-mouth texture. Bravo, Vivace! We'll be back soon!"
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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Review 7 for Vivace
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

very impressive. food were very good and tasty.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Pro -it would be a place where I would like to return with my husband and other couples.
Con - drinks for 2 of colleagues where forgotten; the lemonade were more like water infused with lemon; felt a bit rushed after lunch was served (ex: requested for additional oil/balsamic dip with the additional bread for lunch - why was it collected and the basket of bread left there?)"
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, late-night find
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Review 8 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 9 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/29/2016
 2006
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Review 10 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/25/2016
 2006
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Review 11 for Vivace
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2011
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Review 12 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

The Best Little Restaurant in Belmont!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Vivace is, by far, my favorite Italian restaurant in Belmont, and one of the only restaurants in our little town! Seriously, this restaurant is consistently above average on every rating all the time. My favorite dinner, which is their Rissotto, has never been equaled at any other restaurant I've visited, and my husband almost always has the Osso Bucco for the same reason. The owner, Michael, is usually on-site, talking with customers and making sure everything is running smoothly. I always bring or recommend Vivace to my friends and out-of-town guests.
Be sure to make a reservation because too many people have sent this type of review and the restaurant is always hopping!"
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 14 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/22/2016
 2001
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Review 15 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/21/2016
 2003
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2003
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 16 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/16/2016
 2004
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Review 17 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/19/2016
 2006
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Review 18 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/15/2016
 2011
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Review 19 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

As always great, gnoccchi with gorgonzola A#1

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Dined on 1/10/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Vivace
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/19/2016
 2002
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Review 21 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2003
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2003
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Review 22 for Vivace
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/19/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2011
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Review 23 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Our regular go-to weekend treat

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"My wife and I dine out two or three nights on most weekends, and we almost invariably enjoy one of those meals at Vivace. It's a no-brainer. We are not "foodies" and we prefer to dine out where we are confident of the quality of the dining experience, rather than seeking out the latest hot venue or chef. Most importantly, we go for the food. Vivace uses the highest-quality ingredients, carefully prepared and consistently excellent. Of course, excellent food can only be thoroughly enjoyed if it is competently served, and here Vivace excels as well. The hosts and waitstaff evidently enjoy working there, as they are friendly, helpful and thoughtful. As regulars, we are always greeted as friends. The dining rooms themselves are comfortable and attractive, appropriately lighted and always neat and very clean. We love sitting in the room with the gas fireplace. The bar is comfortable and welcoming, with a happy buzz, offering a few small tables and booths and two TVs showing sports channels (but always silent - this is by no means a "sports bar"). The bartenders are quick and attentive and always ready to suggest a drink or build one to your specifications. The wine list is fairly large, and reasonably priced. Vivace is a very good value, with a $$+ menu. Although the newcomer may think the prices a tad bit high, it would not have been by sheer luck that they thoroughly enjoyed their dining experience -- they can be sure of that every time, and that is worth every dollar."
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 24 for Vivace
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 25 for Vivace
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Business Lunch

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2003
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 26 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

NY din with the bestie

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Had a delicious dinner, great wine, fabulous service and definitely coming back"
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 27 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A neighborhood Gem for sure!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Fabulous food, lively scene no matter what night you go!
A definitely go-to place and will be back of years to come.
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Dined on 1/13/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 28 for Vivace
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2012
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Review 29 for Vivace
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/13/2016
 2002
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2002
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 30 for Vivace
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/15/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2013
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Review 31 for Vivace
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/08/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 32 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2003
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2003
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Review 33 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/09/2016
 2011
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Review 34 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/08/2016
 2008
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Review 35 for Vivace
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

wait time

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Had reservation for 6:30PM. had to wait until 7PM to be seated, got a good booth table"
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 36 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 37 for Vivace
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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Review 38 for Vivace
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/09/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2009
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Review 39 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Interesting & varied menu, nice wine list

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/06/2016
 2009
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 40 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/06/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/06/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/06/2016
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 41 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
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Review 42 for Vivace
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/07/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2011
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Review 43 for Vivace
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Great during the year but NEVER on New Years Eve!

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"I want to start off by saying Vivace is one of our favorite local restaurants. We eat there often during the year. We love it so much that we wanted to spend New Years Eve '15 with them. This is the 3rd year we attend Vivace on New Years's: the 1st YR was awesome, 2014 not so great & 12/31/15 was simply a huge DISAPPOINTMENT. HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS:
- We arrived 5 min late for our 9PM reservation but had to wait another 15 min for our table
- we sat at a table at the bar along with a table full of dirty empty glasses noone ever came by to clean up
- When we were finally seated, I had to ask two different folks for napkins (we got them after the appetizer and drinks)
- When our waiter finally came by, his first words to us were "this has been a crazy night, I can't wait for it to be over". Not the greeting we were use to getting; he handed us our menus and off he went
- THE COCKTAILS (MANHATTAN & CHAMPAGNE) WERE DELICIOUS & THE CALAMARI WAS FANTASTIC
- When our waiter finally took our order; every selection we ordered, he proceeded to let us know they were out of: WHAT? it's New Year's Eve, with a LIMITED menu (my favorite was not even on there (gnocchi ); ok so we thought: lamb osso bucco, NY strip or lasagne would be just as great...they were out of all 3; it would have been nice if he told us when he handed us the menu.
- Erik and I ordered something else and when the food arrived, it was so salty, I had to send it back...the food was OK but nothing we would order again
- Erik ordered another Manhattan and when the waiter brought it, he was a table away, handed it to Erik and asked Erik to 'hand over' the empty glass - he could not even walk over to our table.
- Our meal was over and typically Vivace waiters come over and ask if we left room for dessert...BUT OUR WAITER CAME BY AND SAID, "YOU'RE DONE? WOULD YOU LIKE THE CHECK", yes please, NO DESSERT FOR US I GUESS.
Vivace, we will visit you again but NEVER AGAIN ON NEW YEARS EVE!
"
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 44 for Vivace
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/03/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic
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Review 45 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 46 for Vivace
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/24/2015
 2009
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Review 47 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Restaurant

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Vivace has been a favorite of mine since they opened years ago. The food is excellent and service is always great. A real Winner!"
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for Vivace
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Nice atmosphere, but missteps in service

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"I really like the atmosphere at Vivace, especially for a sleepy little bedroom community like Belmont, but my last experience there wasn't great. This was New Year's Eve and may not be indicative of their regular service, but after checking in early for an 8:15pm reservation and being told we could be seated in about 5 minutes, my dinner companion and I told the hostess we'd get a drink at the bar and wait for her to get us (we were about four steps away from the hostess stand in our seats). We waited at least 5 minutes for the bar tender to look at us, say he'd be with us, or ask us what we wanted to drink. When we realized it had been almost 45 minutes since we checked in I went to the hostess stand to ask for a status. The hostess asked if I'd checked in, then apologized when I told her we had checked in a long time ago, and had been waiting for her at the bar. By the time she seated us we had long since finished our drinks and paid for them (after much prompting of the bar tender to take our money). She did give us a very nice booth to sit in, and the waiter greeted us promptly, but I was a little disappointed with the value of the meal overall given the prices (Carpaccio was good but pasta just so-so)."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2001
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Review 49 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great food great service

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"The menu is that of a typical Italian restaurant.We had the salmon it was excellent.My husband had the veal and also said it was great.The deserts were also excellent.Went on New Year's Eve and was worried because some restaurants lower the quality, especially if they are super busy.But there was no disappointment.I will go again and try some pizza and pasta dishes.
Service was also great.
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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 50 for Vivace
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great for lunch

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I met a client for lunch and had a fantastic lunch. My business aquantance ordered pasta with the seafood and he loved it."
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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