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) #36 of 1,867 Restaurants in Auckland €€ - €€€ Spanish, Italian, Mediterranean
50 Level 1 High Street, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-302 2303
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Spanish, Italian, Mediterranean, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
50 Level 1 High Street, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a look. I went up the stairs to Vivace on a cold windy night and had a good experience. The rooms are warm spacious not too noisy or crowded. The service was first class. Staff were very helpful and efficient. The food and...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right from the get-go, we felt looked after. Visiting Auckland on a weekend escape, we wanted to make the most of our nights out and Vivace was a hidden treasure. The wine list was extensive and the waitress knowledgeable and friendly. We loved every bite...More

Thank crosbiec67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this tappas style restaurant! Food was really good we tried almost all the tappas dishes and could not find fault with any dish. 4 Adults celebrating a birthday went to have a casual but nice dinner out and this hit the spot, good conversation...More

Thank Whereintheworldru
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vivace was definitely a wonderful birthday surprise; not only did the restaurant exude refinement and class, but it also presented its own unique appearance, which added to a wonderful atmosphere of merriment and sheer delight. We began our course with two tapas: the sticky pork...More

Thank PSHouseman
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Our last evening in NZ and we strolled to Vivace, happily. We were warmly greeted, seated almost right away and happy for a very nice wine list. the tapas menu was interesting and we selected four very nice dishes. the service was excellent and the...More

2  Thank Samantha60
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

The duck risotto is the single best risotto I've had anywhere out of many many. It managed to be light and rich with flavour. A twist of Asian flavour in an Italian dish that so worked. Matched brilliantly with Soho Pinot. Cracking. Lovely service. Private...More

Thank Owen F
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We had a function for 80 people, amazed at the high level of service and food was delicious and plenty. This has been an iconic Auckland restaurant for many years and I am sure it will be for a long time yet, great ambiance, professionalism...More

Thank Irene B
Steve M, General Manager at Vivace, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Hi Bruce & Irene, It was an absolute pleasure to host the dinner on your special occasion. You were surrounded by amazing friends and family who were also fantastic to look after. We wish you all the happiness in your marriage. Cant wait to celebrate...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Visited here for a birthday dinner and food was excellent, service was great. Not much to fault at all and it was a great night out!

Thank Aklguy
Steve M, General Manager at Vivace, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Hi Alkguy, Tick, Tick, Tick! Love your review - to the point and exactly what we want to hear. Have a fantastic weekend Cheers Steve

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Had just a great time here! From tbe moment we walked in the fabulous maitre'd showed us to a lovely table out on tbe covered balcony, drinks order was placed, an Old fashioned for me and a glass of bubbles for she who must be...More

1  Thank Mark B
Steve M, General Manager at Vivace, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Hi Mark B, Thanks for the feedback and glad you enjoyed your evening. Love the comments on the food and have fixed the pastry also. We look forward to seeing you both again soon. Have an awesome weekend Regards Steve PS - I loved being...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We were invited to a vivacious friend's 60th birthday celebration & having attended her 40th were expecting a night of fun, laughter & good food & we were not disappointed. Our group of ten were seated in an intimate room, one of 3 we found...More

Thank SelHira
Steve M, General Manager at Vivace, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Wow you are amazing! I might contract you to write a piece on a day in the life of Vivace. Really glad we got to help you all celebrate an awesome occasion with friends and family. Thanks again for the kind words, have a fantastic...More

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John D
Price guide
24 September 2016|
Response from Steve M | Property representative |
Hi John D, We are a casual restaurant (not fine dining) and so prices range from $12-38. Depending on what you like. Have a great day Cheers Steve
John D
What are the costs of dishes
24 September 2016|
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Response from Steve M | Property representative |
Hi John D, We have a very diverse menu with plenty of choice to suit any budget. We have over 20 Tapas to choose from ranging from $12-$17 each. We also have fantastic pizzas for $20, and then a great selection of Salads... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Level 1 High Street, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-302 2303
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Vivace Restaurant and Bar is one of the best inner city restaurants Auckland has to offer. The environment is lively, offers a warm ambience with excellent table service, a superb wine list and a menu which caters for diverse palates.The food is always of a high quality. Vivace’s food is unmistakably Italian and Spanish. We offer a full al-a-carte menu and for those wanting a more casual approach to eating, Tapas are available throughout the day.
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