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Review of Vivace

Vivace
Ranked #36 of 2,268 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$25
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Vivace Restaurant and Bar is one of the best inner city restaurants Auckland has to offer. The environment is lively, offers a warm ambience with excellent table service, a superb wine list and a menu which caters for diverse palates.The food is always of a high quality. Vivace’s food is unmistakably Italian and Spanish. We offer a full al-a-carte menu and for those wanting a more casual approach to eating, Tapas are available throughout the day.
Carterton, New Zealand
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Ok, so reviews read, what do I think.”
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

Great warm atmosphere, real warehouse type set up.

Hmm pork belly entree. Stunning, but want more. A little small in serve size, but.....maybe I just expect a little too much than two pieces about an inch square for the money.

Next up , tagliatelle, we''ll see. Oh yeahh this is lovely generous serve and really tasty. And little things like the bowl of fresh parmesan, pepper mill etc ready on the table for personal tastes. And the side of onion rings, yum.

Great place for solo or for a big group. I'll be back here!

Helpful?
1 Thank Shane D
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Steve M, Manager at Vivace, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Hi Shane,

Thanks for the feedback,
Hope to see you again soon.

Regards Barbara
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Montclair, New Jersey
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278 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We were visiting my daughter at the University of Auckland and decided to treat her & three of her friends to dinner. She picked this restaurant based on recommendations and I was delighted. You are greeted immediately as soon as you entered & since we were the first to arrive they escorted us to the bar & the bartender was told to take care of us. When everyone arrived we were immediately seated and the waitress could not have been more attentive. The food was delicious. No one had a bad meal. We were very comfortable & not rushed to leave. Nice bar with a fireplace.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Karen C
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Steve M, Manager at Vivace, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Hi Karen C,

It was a pleasure having you in on that evening.
It is great to see you all out to enjoy each others company, while we get to entertain.
I hope we get to do it again soon.

Regards Barbara
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Dublin
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic.”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

One of the best dining experiences ever, beautiful food, great service and very very nice wine. They have a lovely balcony seating area too.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Jellybean142
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Steve M, Manager at Vivace, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Hi JellyBean,

Thanks for the feedback.
I am glad you had a fantastic time.
We hope to see you again soon.

Cheers Barbara
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Auckland, New Zealand
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“One of my favourite Auckland restaurants, good food, good service”
Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

I've eaten at Vivace on many occasions over the years. I keep going back because the food is always reliably good, the wine list interesting and the atmosphere great. It can get noisy on a Friday and Saturday night, so if you are looking for quiet, it may not be for you. The menu always has some veggie selections, and the tapas style dishes are very interesting. I've always found the service to be friendly and efficient. I will keep going back.

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
Thank Liz G
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Steve M, Manager at Vivace, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Hi Liz G,

Thanks so much for being a loyal Vivace supporter!
Taking the time to let us know is greatly appreciated, and the staff truly get a kick out of hearing it to.
Have a fantastic week and we can't wait to look after you again.

Regards Barbara
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San Francisco, California, USA
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749 reviews
505 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
“GREAT Italian Style food in a Comfy CBD Locale”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

14 of us showed up on a Weds night w/o a reservation and everyone on shift graciously not only served us but made us feel welcome.

The apps at the bar...were really tasty and well "sauced"
great wine list.

Dinner was hot, well-cooked & tasty all around. Everyone was happy.
I highly recommend Vivace as a comfortable spot ti dine
especially on a chilly night -- their fire-pit creates great ambience
and is both warm and inviting. The atmosphere is like an classic
Italian restaurant in the provincial countryside, and as it should,
it is welcoming.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank HaljoHal
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Steve M, Manager at Vivace, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Hi Haljohal,

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your night.
It is always nice when someone who has enjoyed the hospitality we provide gives us a really great recommendation.
I hope we get the chance to look after you on another occasion.

Thanks again
Barbara
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