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Vivace - Belmont, Belmont, CA
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Vivace - Belmont

4.7
4.7
2305 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Translated from the Italian language, Vivace means "lively", which is exactly the ambiance at Vivace - Belmont 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 (2003-2019 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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizza Bar, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (650) 637-0611
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    We cater small intimate dinners to large parties. Please call for details.
  • Private party facilities
    Vivace is well equipped to host your special function, whether it be an off-site meeting, baby shower, retirement party, anniversary, or a wedding rehearsal dinner. Please inquire about our group and corporate deals. We also offer a Prix Fixe tasting menu.
  • Private party contact
    Arrick Cheromiah: (650) 637-0611
  • Neighbourhood
    Belmont
  • Cross Street
    Alameda de Las Pulgas
  • Parking Details
    Public lot at 1870 Ralston Avenue. Street parking also available.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,305 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

2,305 Reviews
  1. Mats

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When I am in town I am a regular at Vivace. Really enjoy the food and ambiance. Friendly place where we know we can get a great meal and talk.

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  2. SFnative

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Attended wine tasting event where a great selection of 20 wines from around the globe were presented. Restaurant also served a variety of appetizers. All this for only $20. It got a bit crowded but overall, it was a fantastic venue.

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  3. Jerrykitty

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent Italian ,fresh and homemade cuisine! Outstanding service, and they always greet their customers like old friends! The bread there is amazing. Do not miss their rosemary bread and outstanding house made dipping oil! Going back tonight!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! I highly recommend this restaurant. It has a family friendly neighborhood feel. We go here often, and the quality of the service, food, and drinks is outstanding and consistent. And,the ambience is all fantastic.

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  5. IloveItalianfood

    San Francisco

    81 reviews

    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a family dinner there on Saturday evening. Staff was very friendly. All dishes ordered were well prepared and tasty. Only complaint is that for a dish of chicken parmesan with a side of pasta, the pasta was a linguini aglio olio which just didn't blend well with a tomato sauce covered chicken parmesan. A pasta with red sauce would have been more appropriate.

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  6. Candy

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and ambience are great but the prices are way out of line now. You have to pay for a small basket of bread and dipping oil that use to be complimentary, the salads are now $16 for same size salad, the capellini has been raised to $26 when not that long ago it was $18. The desserts are &10 each but smaller now. I have been frequenting this restaurant for many years but sadly mo more.

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  7. PCM627

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Red snapper and salads were very good. Penne had very little sausage and the pasta was just ok. First glass of Zin was a bit oxidized. Good service.

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  8. VenkatS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. The service was a little spotty. The restaurant was pretty full and there was one very large group as well; this could have been the reason.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We’d like to try this place again. Food was very good but service was slow. They did inform us there was a large party going on and they were down on wait staff that evening. However, our server Nesa was excellent despite the drawbacks of the evening. Based on the constant stream of customers, you can tell this is well-loved restaurant by the locals.

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  10. LuciaP

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a spontaneous pick by my husband and it was amazing. Pizza was good, husband had raviolis, his words were “phenomenal” glad we found this place close to home. Definitely coming back for more pizza and wine. Service was really good, with recommendations and attention.

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  11. TaghreedN

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always excellent service, thank you Julia And wonderful food

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  12. JerryDiner

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a Delicious Wagyu Hamburger with Shoestring Fries and a Butter Lettuce Salad‼️ Anthony provided us with Excellent Service ‼️ Thank you ‼️

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  13. VickyP

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vivace's is one of our favorite Italian restaurants. Arrick was excellent, he gave us a table in a quiet corner of the restaurant and never rushed us. We had a nice visit with our friends, ate good food and drank good wine!

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  14. Nancy

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome cocktails and dinner! Well done everyone and appreciates!

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  15. LynieR

    San Francisco

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dining experience. Our server, Aarik, was great…he paced the dinner and did not rush us. We were enjoying catching up with friends who live in So. Cal. The quality of the food, as always, couldn’t have been better! We had 6 different entrees and everyone loved what they ordered. Thank you!

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  16. JerryDiner

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy their Butter Lettuce Salad and the Wagyu Burger with Fries! Hayden always looks after us! Excellent Customer Service!!

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  17. KevinF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Five of us for dinner at 5:30, one of the first tables of the evening to be seated. Our food came out in shifts because 2 of the 5 orders were wrong. So three folks received their meals, then 5-10 minutes later another came out. Finally 5-10 minutes the 5th order came out. Asked for additional bread to at least have something while others were eating...it never came. By the time all the orders were on our table, the entire restaurant had been seated with other diners who were already eating.

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  18. Gilbert

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service was cordial, attentive and prompt to respond to our questions over the menu

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  19. Susanne

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Vivace! The food is outstanding. We particularly love the Risotto with Shrimp & Scallops, the Chicken Parmesan, and the Veal Scaloppini. They also have many interesting starters, such as Bruschetta and Coconut Prawns. Wine by the Glass selections are very good. The atmosphere is convivial.

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  20. MarkJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of those timeless places where the Family that runs it always greets you with a smile, the bar tender knows your drink, and the food is always excellent. A must dine experience.

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  21. RichN

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vivace is definitely the best Italian restaurant on the peninsula. We have eaten there four times now and every time the food was excellent with a wonderful choice of entrées. The service is fabulous and the ambience and full bar can’t be beat. 

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  22. BradM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dana took good care of those sitting at the bar. Food was excellent, as always. Quite a crowd for Valentine's Day, but then it usually is pretty crowded. A local classic, if you haven't been to Vivace, you've missed a great spot.

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  23. otdiner

    San Francisco

    214 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    214 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent cocktails; delicious food; and exceptional service. Vivace is a wonderful restaurant and neighborhood gem.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best pork dish I’ve had. The arugula salad is refreshing and the vanilla bean creme brulee is sooo good. Our server is super nice.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful Valentines Date Spot…romantic, decorated…delicious food with excellent service.

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  26. EMT1952

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not the best we’ve ever there had but very good as always! One of our favorite restaurants on the Peninsula!

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  27. Anonymous

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent. However, we waited more than 15 minutes to check in with the hostess. There's no line to check in so someone cut in front of the whole group because they didn't want to wait outside. Hostess was not aware who came first so it was pretty chaotic. Our waitress was not attentive. She never checked in with us after we got our food.

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  28. jacquesm

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff, service, food and ambience have always been and continue to be of the highest quality.

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  29. CLGCA

    Seattle

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this restaurant - great food, beautifully presented/prepared, and tasty. Lots of options for vegetarians and vegans. Thank you!

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  30. BurnieS

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Usual excellent experience all around. Love this place. Waitress Saran was very good. Was a double anniversary celebration, and she/they treated us special. BTW: specialty cocktails were super good.

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  31. AngiR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had our quarterly business dinner at Vivace, a real step up from the typical food at business meetings. We had a reduced menu for our party to choose from rather than ordering off the regular menu (we do this to stick within our budget; it also greatly reduces ordering time and still allows individual choice). The most popular were the snapper entree and the chicken Parmesan. Both were moist and tremendous, with very generous portions and amazing flavors. The only drawback of the evening was that it was quite loud at one of the tables near us so we ended up abandoning any idea of actually discussing our agenda items at our table, which was to be a working dinner. I guess that’s not all bad, though, and no one seemed to be missing the agenda in our group. The service was great, too, with every meal being piping hot when served. We had been to Vivace perhaps 6-8 years ago, so it was nice to visit again and have the same first class experience as we had then. Many thanks to all of the Vivace staff.

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  32. DKW1

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, but very noisy for a 5:30 dinner. Got very warm towards the end of our meal, so we skipped dessert

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  33. KathyN

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great linguini with clams. The Chicken Alfredo had a bit too much tomato sauce. The Caeser salad was delicious. Don't like to pay for bread which you have to at the restaurant. It is not that expensive, just weird.

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  34. Donna

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A favorite restaurant of ours. Whenever we're back in town we must go there! Thank you for letting us close the place down!

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  35. CoriC

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If it’s dinner or a drink and appetizers your service will be amazing. Try the espresso martini!

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  36. Clydo

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I was there for a meeting and it was loud. Our waiter seemed inexperienced. The food was very good.

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  37. Alvarez

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal and wonderful drinks! Ambience is wonderful. Service was so-so. A little too casual demeanor for such a nice restaurant. I’m sure the so-so service was a one off. Vivace is still a favorite restaurant.

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  38. ClairedeFrench

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful local Italian restaurant with great traditional dishes

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  39. BankerBob

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    long standing great value great experience great service.

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  40. JulieB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a delish dinner and overall experience at Vivace. I am going to dream about the baked eggplant Parmesan, best I have ever had! Hubby had the calamari steak piccata special that that was excellent, too. Salads were wonderful. Will definitely go back soon.

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FAQs

Vivace - Belmont does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Vivace - Belmont also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 637-0611.

Vivace - Belmont is rated 4.7 stars by 2305 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Vivace - Belmont

1910 Ralston Ave., Belmont, CA 94002

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Alameda de Las Pulgas
  • Neighbourhood
    Belmont
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizza Bar, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public lot at 1870 Ralston Avenue. Street parking also available.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (650) 637-0611
  • Catering
    We cater small intimate dinners to large parties. Please call for details.
  • Private party facilities
    Vivace is well equipped to host your special function, whether it be an off-site meeting, baby shower, retirement party, anniversary, or a wedding rehearsal dinner. Please inquire about our group and corporate deals. We also offer a Prix Fixe tasting menu.
  • Private party contact
    Arrick Cheromiah: (650) 637-0611
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