Vivace Restaurant offers local bayside diners, world class fine dining in suburban Melbourne.
Since opening in 2004, Vivace has become synonymous with exceptional modern Italian food and service. It is also one of Bayside’s premier functions and event venues for all occasions.
Vivace has a warm and generous spirit, complimented with a striking interior that exudes Italian style and sophistication.
This family run establishment prides itself on being the place you come for exquisite food, and stay for the unrivalled hospitality experience that is Vivace.
Reservations at Vivace Ristorante can be made easily online below, and we’ll confirm with you if the date and time is available.
If your reservation is for 6 or more guests it is recommended that you phone Vivace on 03 95969511 to find a suitable table for your group.
Vivace offer 4 private dining rooms to suit any occasion.
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Owner Chris Favaloro and his team offer an extensive, modern fine Italian cuisine, incorporating fresh Australian seafood, Pasture fed beef, house made pastas and delectable desserts for the most fastidious diner.
Vivace Ristorante are proud award winners, and have been voted the best Italian Restaurant in Victoria. Read more about our awards here…
We were a party of 4 for my partner's birthday. The service was fantastic - attentive, personal and informative. The atmosphere is perfect with a lively, busy vibe. I was surprised to see another entire floor upstairs full of happy diners when I ventured up to the find the bathroom. Incredible to think they kept the whole place running seamlessly and without effort. The food was exception: entree and mains through to dessert. Five starts easily.
Absolutely delicious. Well worth going.
Excellent food and service. Staff are very attentative, very happy and respectful and make you feel special and important. You are greeted with a warm smile and also bidded farewell with a pleasant goodbye and door opening as we left. Food was just perfect in flavour and presentation. My husband and I enjoyed dinner for 2 for my birthday today, and really enjoyed it, including a birthday voucher from Vivace. It was a bit noisy but that comes with going out at this time of year with Christmas events etc too. So thanks to Chris who personally comes round and serves and makes sure all is well and chats a little as well, and another gentleman who was very cheery and attentive (sorry don't know his name), but thank you. So we highly recommend Chris and his staff at Vivace, the food and service was excellent and the nothing was wrong. A memorable evening was enjoyed by us.
We tried the 18 hours slow cooked lamb from their menu, trust me, we were transported to heaven and back. It was extremely delicious, fantastically cooked with so much love and care, as right from the very first bite, we fell in love with this dish. Highly recommended, I bet this one is the best dish from their menu. And do try this for an out of the world gastronomic experience. The taste still lingers in my mouth. Worth a visit.
We held my husbands 70th birthday celebration at Vivace last night. Many thanks to Chris and his team for making the night a memorable one. The service, food, wine, atmosphere were excellent which made our group of 21 feel very welcomed. Gail
amazing food! love it here, very friendly great for a romantic date or dinner with the family. also you can byo
Thanks to Chris and Andy and the staff for a fabulous Duck and Pinot dinner on Wednesday night. As always, the food was magnificent as well as the service. Hope to see you soon.
A great Restaurant with a modern Italian/Australian menu. Food is always good and pricing reasonable. Good wine selection but expensive. Nice decor and friendly and attentive staff. Owner Chris is always very helpful.
Professional and excellent service. Staff was friendly and attentive, providing a fantastic dining experience. Came here before in 2017 and again today (4 Sep), was very impressed both times. Some of the best Italian food I’ve had in Australia. The food is delicious and the set lunch menu is an extremely good deal.
Welcoming, vibrant atmosphere on a chilly July Saturday night. Very popular, so book in advance. The seafood linguine was delicious and filling. The special roasted pumpkin soup with goat's cheese was a highlight. Thanks to the attentive staff, we stayed 3 hours over a wonderful bottle of wine. Definitely worth returning.