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“Great birthday dinner for the family” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vivace

Vivace
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Ranked #1 of 123 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$31
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Welcome to Vivace. Our Suburban Italian restaurant (established in 2004) has a very classy and warm atmosphere, with soft and intimate lighting. Professional staff members are knowledgeable about the menu and wine list, and offer a non-intrusive level of service at all times. The tantalising menu ranges from fresh seafood to quality meat, with specials that change daily to keep regular diners happy.
Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great birthday dinner for the family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

We came as a family of 7 to celebrate the matriarch's birthday (somewhere between 55 and 58 years). Brought our own wine (better deal, even with the $10 corkage per bottle) and drank draught Peroni Beer. Just wanted the mains, as we had a birthday cake at home.
Great service and food. Worth getting side salads to fill the gaps, especially the roast potatoes.
Overall, an excellent meal for $400 including tip.
Not the cheapest, but reliably among the best.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Breakfast Delight.......”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

This restaurant, which has only recently opened for all day dining after being primarily a dinner location should not be missed off your list in the Bayside area. The staff, Josh (Barista) and Marle (Waitress) are exceptionally attentive and provide you with a warm and welcoming experience. The breakfast menu is quite good with a reasonable variety to choose to suit your morning preference. The coffee provided by Josh is consistently good and well worth a visit even if for just a quick coffee to start the day !

Congratulations Chris and the Team !

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Asia4me_1
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Melbourne, Australia
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148 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Another excellent meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

It has been a while since we last ate at Vivace and we will not leave it so long again. It was our anniversary and a very pleasant evening, We shared the generous charcuterie platter and I then had the fish special (salmon) which was delightful. Vivace continues to be consistently good.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MikeDav
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Superb Italian Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

This is one of the best Italian Restaurants in Victoria. Consistently serving the best food with friendly and professional service . Anti pasto is house made as with everything on the menu. The terrine ii have had on many visits is always fresh and delicious. The luncheon specials are great value for weekdays and include a glass of wine. My choice is the Heathcote house red.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Chrisdela1
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Melbourne Australia
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153 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Consistently Good Performer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

We have eaten at Vivace a few times and the experience is a good one. Consistency of meal quality and mostly good service make it an easy decision to keep coming back. On this last occasion (Thursday evening) the staff were caught in the hop by what a waiter described as many more customers than expected. That said, service remained acceptable and delivered in a friendly style. Food choice is good and if you carn't find something you like, your not looking hard enough. Vivace is on the pricey side but a visit to their web site prior to booking will inform you of what to expect. It holds up favourably compared to similar restaurants around the world.

Visited May 2014
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