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Vivace Ristorante

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1910 Ralston Ave, Belmont, CA 94002-1736 (Alameda de Las Pulgas)
+1 650-637-0611
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant to dine with some out of town friends on a rainy Sunday in January. We've dined there a few times previously and liked it. The venue, food, ambience, service were very fitting for this occasion. Food , drinks, service were very good. There were no unwanted surprises. We have added this place to our guest entertainment... More 

Thank Bill F
Belmont, California, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, great wine, good friends, and a most excellent host. Great happy hour menu as well as food.

Thank Greg F
Belmont, California
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This little gem feels like a little bit of Italy hidden in the tiny town of Belmont. The service is always, always excellent; friendly, knowledgeable and fun. The food is great and the wine is wonderful. I'm afraid to recommend it too highly because sometimes it's hard to get a table! I even have friends that drive up to see... More 

Thank Korie P
Foster City, California
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283 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Have eaten here about twice per year and have always had a good meal. This time was for a catered business meeting, but even on a limited menu, they do very well. Service is very good too.

Thank Bart C
San Mateo, California
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We have eaten here four times with our children and grandchildren, and have always had a great experience. The entrees are excellent, there are some great appetizers, and a good selection of wine and cocktails. Service has been outstanding on all or our visits. Some menu items are a bit on the high side, but there are plenty of delicious... More 

Thank Bob M
Redwood City, California
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

A Wednesday night. I should be able to shoot a cannon through the place with no consequence...while easily securing a table for four, right? Wrong. The place was jumping. With good reason. Combine a great staff, wonderful food, a lively bar and the Holidays and, voila, it's a party. If you want a quiet, intimate dinner...maybe candlelight and a corner... More 

Thank George d
San Francisco, California
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167 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to this Italian Restaraunt in Belmont CA. And it did not disappoint. Vivace has a dining room that is split in two with a fireplace on one side. A nice bar and also a private dining room that can seat 20. Corkage is very reasonable at $15 and we took two bottles with us a... More 

Thank Samosababa
San Carlos, California
1 review
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Been to Vivace three times. The first couple times were okay. The food was decent and the service was acceptable. Two Sundays ago however, we waited 90 minutes for our entrees. The one salad that was ordered (party of eight) came 20 minutes after we ordered. Everything was slow. The waiter was slow to take our order and at 6:30... More 

Thank kkary
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting from out of town, found this restaurant up on TripAdvisor. Excellent Italian food! My husband had the oven baked manicotti, which is by far the best we've ever had!!! Crushed tortellini which was good but I liked it dinner better! Would definitely go back and try something else.

1 Thank Joseph Z
Tel Aviv, Israel
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We were invited by friends who live in Belmont for dinner at Vivace Ristorante. The restaurant was being renovated but it was not felt at all. The service was excellent, the food was very good My delicious dish: Melanzane al forno - Baked eggplant with Parmesan, mozzarella cheese and marinara. We really enjoyed our dinner and we recommend.

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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
US$20 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1910 Ralston Ave, Belmont, CA 94002-1736
    (Alameda de Las Pulgas)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Belmont
  • Phone Number: +1 650-637-0611

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