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Vivace Ristorante

1910 Ralston Ave, Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 637-0611 · $$$ · American, Italian
Rating: 3.5 out of 5"213 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

Lunch · Dinner

Popular menu items

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

General info

Business Casual · Casual · Dressy · Elegant



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"by Manisha S. at Yelp User Review3/13/2014This recent trip was actually my second trip to Vivace.SO SO yummy!The service wasn't as good as it should have been, we had to flag a waiter down to order drinks.I got the Capirhiana and my friend a glass of pinot on their Tuesday pinot and pizza night (reduced glasses of wine and $10 pizzas).Drinks were … More
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"by Diane B. at Yelp User Review2/22/2014Came here with my friend Gloria for lunch.We were meeting on kind of a tight schedule, right after my dentist appt., so picked Vivace because it was close by.I had the spinach salad, with blue cheese substituted for the goat cheese (not a fan), and I enjoyed it, especially their vinaigrette, which was perfectly … More
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"by Cindy D. at Yelp User Review1/24/2014Vivace is an amazing little restaurant in an unlikely spot.Once you find it, I guarantee you WILL come back!My favorite dish is the gnocchi in gorgonzola sauce.A dish that makes you feel like you have died and gone to heaven!The bread for dipping in the olive oil and vinegar is crunchy on the outside and so … More
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"by Diane M. at Yelp User Review1/18/2014LoveVivace !!! Been coming for yrs. never had a bad meal. The staff is great. Always friendly. The polenta appetizer is fantastic. Try it, you won't be disappointed. Diane M. Belmont More
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"by Paul A. at Yelp User Review1/14/2014Great service, might be the best restaurant in this area.Dessert is excellent.You can park just around the corner or across the street - please be careful and use the pedestrian warning lighting on the crosswalks when crossing Ralston.Two words really: predictably pleasant. More