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Vivace Ristorante

1910 Ralston Ave, Belmont, CA 94002 · McDougal
(650) 637-0611 · $$$ · Italian, American, Mediterranean
Rating: 3.5 out of 5"233 Yelp reviews ·


  • Mon - Fri11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sat5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sun5:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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 MoreBelmont. 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 (2003-2013 Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence), Vivace creates a wonderful dining experience in which the gastronomia of Northern Italy is celebrated everyday!

Good for

Vegetarians · Lunch · Dinner · Dessert

Popular menu items

Arancini · Crispy Shrimp Rolls · Profiteroles · Bread Pudding · Tiramisu

General info

Business Casual · Casual · Dressy · Elegant · Credit: Visa



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"Jan 11, 2015 · by Jim D. from YelpI've eaten here multiple times and love the Arancini, which is very unique as they stuff the rice balls with nuts and mushrooms. I've had fish, pasta, steak, and pizza. This place is a very solid a neighborhood eatery. Even the pizza is great which is cooked in a wood burning oven. My only complaint, which keeps … Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Dec 24, 2014 · by Keith F. from YelpGreat local Italian restaurant. I love their Osso Buco. I like their lamb or veal the best. They had a very good pork version tonight, but I missed the nice chunk of bone marrow. Their Filet is also very good. Great ambience The back room easily fit 18 of us. Decent wine selection. Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Dec 21, 2014 · by Victor C. from YelpGreat neighborhood Italian restaurant in Belmont. We came here to celebrate my daughter's 14tg birthday. Jennifer and Angel were the perfect team, accommodating our needs. We all pretty much spoiled our appetites because of the delicious dipping sauce and bread! The butternut squash soup was a good … Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Dec 18, 2014 · by Marian I. from YelpBy far the best drinks and coctails in town!!! The Bartenders are super friendly and nice it makes the waiting for a table so much easy and smooth :) I have only gone there on the weekend nights, but I can tell you whether you are looking for a romantic date night or host a party with 20+ people, Vivace is the … Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Dec 17, 2014 · by Dan P. from YelpMy favorite spot for date night! Amazing food, great service, fun atmosphere. Full review