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Vivace on The Drive, Vancouver, BC

Vivace on The Drive

4.4
4.4
86 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Italian
Where modern European cuisine meets lively entertainment.

By night, Vivace is Vancouver’s East Side live music venue that presents local artists nightly. Our kitchen team is dedicated to serving local, fresh and inventive food that can be to be shared with friends, or enjoyed individually. Our Bar team is continuously creating alluring cocktails that will help you dance the night away.

By day, Vivace is also an ideal place to meet friends or business associates for breakfast and lunch. Our lunch menu is a reflection of the evening choices with a focus on coffee and lighter fare. The relaxed but refined atmosphere will not disappoint.

Come join us for an experience you are not likely to forget!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Italian, British
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (604) 253-0888
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Rory Byrne
  • Neighbourhood
    Commercial Drive
  • Cross Street
    Commercial and 1st Ave
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • Sin Peaks Tuesdays - Off White Lotus Hotel

    $15.00 per person

    Apr 16 - Apr 23, 2024
    Welcome to the Off White Lotus Hotel performing live at Vivace on The Drive! Sin Peaks is Vancouver's only live weekly improvised soap opera. Previously performed at the Havana, the new season opens March 5th @ Vivace on The Drive. Doors open at 7pm and performance starts at 8pm. Performance fee of $15 per person goes directly to the performers. Come enjoy excellent modern European Cuisine and innovative cocktails, while immersing yourself at the Off White Lotus Hotel - aka Vivace on The Drive!

What 86 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Hot spot

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Great for live music

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Lively

  • Vancouver

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Vancouver

    Hot spot

  • Vancouver

    Great for live music

  • Vancouver

    Lively

86 Reviews
  1. DianaS

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place to have a meal and listen to live music.

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  2. AndrewC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate from the happy hour menu and it was delicious and good value. Good cocktails. The server was very attentive. If you want to hear the live music at 7 PM go on a weekday. Otherwise, it’s 9 PM on Friday and Saturday as I understand it. I would happily go back.

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  3. KarenF

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and atmosphere are the two outstanding aspects of our visit yesterday. Our server, Ellus, was wonderful as always. Dick, 1/2 of the owner team, came and hung out with us for a while. Such a lovely Happy Hour experience.

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  4. MarilynB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went there to see& hear Arsenic and Old Lace on April Fools.It was my first time and I always go a bit early so I can park close enough to walk there and back. Had a great time the music was great. The dancers were a joy to watch. My knees are in rough shape so I don't boogey anymore. A good time was had by all.

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  5. BruceM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All aspects were top notch for this style of venue.

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  6. KarenS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to see Petunia and the Vipers and enjoyed a great table, good sound, good food and lovely bartender/waiter. We definitely will be back!

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  7. Kick

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to enjoy the live music. First visit to Vivace on The Drive. Service was excellent and that was important because the limited menu options were mostly sold out by the time we ordered at 8:30pm. That was disappointing. But to save the overall experience the server, who was running, did an excellent job to serve everyone well but also to apologize to us, several times. Overall, we enjoyed the band but the food/menu/offerings was disappointing, for sure. Menu items seem to be pre-prepared therefore they could not even create any meal pasta, or otherwise, for our tastes so we ordered things we didn't necessarily want. Better luck next time and we recommend to go early for more menu choices as their abilities are limited after 8pm even with tables still available for patrons.

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  8. MarkE

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    And a very good band on the stage getting us up on the dance floor!

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  9. ChanJ

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was amazing! Absolutely beautiful! Huge space, great ambiance and the food was amazing!!! The gnocchi yummmm!! There was 2 of us, with food, dessert, drinks and entertainment it was not only affordable but worth every penny! I’m coming back to sit up at the big schmexy bar for happy hour some weekend!

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  10. pattih

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really grateful for all the quality music being offered @ Vivace's. The vibe is always good, a warm, community feeling. Food's fantastic and service is accommodating and really helpful. Thank you.

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FAQs

Vivace on The Drive is rated 4.4 stars by 86 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 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Vivace on The Drive

1728 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4A3

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Commercial and 1st Ave
  • Neighbourhood
    Commercial Drive
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Italian, British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Rory Byrne
  • Additional
    Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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