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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"221 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 · Dessert

Popular menu items

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

General info

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



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jun 28, 2014 · by Alice M M. from YelpI just had lunch with a freind and everything about this place was terrific. I had the seafood risotto and it was chock full of salmon, shrimp and musslels. Extremely good, with fresh grated parm on top. My friend had a cheese/tomatoe pizza with excellent, thin, crisp crust. Service was prompt, not rushed. It … Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jun 17, 2014 · by Houman R. from YelpConsistently good food and drink, wide variety on menu and comfortable atmosphere.we always get the royal treatment and service from all of the people here. Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jun 05, 2014 · by Brenda L. from YelpImpressed with the staff, the decoration inside, and food.Came here with no reservation, but get seated quickly. The bread and roasted-garlic dipping sauce is amazingly yummy. Full review
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"May 31, 2014 · by David M. from YelpINEXCUSABLEWas told we had to wait because the manager was dining with his own party and they were busy. Only after we asked did they offer anything while we waited. Never said it would be a long wait ... Just ten more min, ten more min Not only made to wait but no one but hostess came to speak with us. This is restaurant management 101.So embarrassing to take a VIP guest there. Never go back Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"May 14, 2014 · by Gaye G. from YelpHad a delicous lunch here on May 12. There were six of us meeting for lunch. Arrived at noon and our table was ready, two of our party already waiting for us. Their pasta was great, two people got the Capellini al Pomodoro and one person got the Pansotti alla Fiorentina - everyone raved about their dish. … Full review