Vivace Reopening Dining Guidelines

Trading Hours

5:00PM – 10:00PM


12:00PM – 3:15PM




To assist with health & safety of patrons, and comply with density rules when customers are coming and going Reservations will have a duration limit 1.5hrs with cleaning in between.



6:00pm – 7:30pm
7:45pm – 9:15pm


Friday Lunch
12:00-1:30pm /1:45-3:15pm


5:00pm – 6:30pm
6:45pm – 8:15pm
8:30pm – 10:00pm


The regulations indicate that the maximum number of patrons allowed is 20 people per space BUT must comply with the density rule of 1 person per 4sqm. 

Vivace has FOUR separate spaces that can accommodate 20 people in the main dining room (with 1.5m spacing between tables)

Small groups up to 6 people may be accommodated in private dining rooms 12 people can be accommodated upstairs on two tables of 6.

Groups up to 20 – please email your enquiry


Bookings must be made online via our website

A minimum spend is required to dine in the restaurant while restrictions are in place.

A credit card authorisation will be required to make a booking.

The name & phone number of each guest attending is requested upon arrival. We are advised to keep this information for 28 days.


Cancellations require a minimum 24 Hrs notice. If you or anyone in your party are experiencing symptoms YOU MUST PLEASE STAY HOME

Vivace reserve the right to refuse entry.

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Welcome To Vivace Restaurant & Functions Rooms

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.

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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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Meet Chris Favaloro, Owner

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…

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Vivace Reviews

  • review rating 5  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.

    thumb Tania Hayes
  • review rating 5  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.

    thumb Jock MacAdie
  • review rating 5  We had the take-away Seafood Linguini tonight. Excellent as always. Thank you.

    thumb Liz Disney
  • review rating 5  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.

    thumb Alvern Ariston
  • review rating 5  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.

    thumb Lisa Smallridge
  • review rating 5  amazing food! love it here, very friendly great for a romantic date or dinner with the family. also you can byo

    thumb taylor mac
  • review rating 5  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.

    thumb Judith Burgin
  • review rating 5  Hard to fault this amazing restaurant... The food is super good... If I am picky, I would say that; Like most restaurants, it can get noisy...

    thumb Rupert Enwright
  • review rating 5  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.

    thumb Wendy
  • review rating 5  Good Friday special - Home Delivered "The Ultimate Lunch/Dinner Box" We ordered home delivery for Good Friday and it was absolutely brilliant. Our order was delivered on-time and the quality of the food was absolutely spot-on. Also ordered a bottle of Prosecco which was a great drop. We have dined at the restaurant in the past so we are very pleased to see these guys adapting to the significant challenges associated with C-19 i.e home delivery and pick-up service. Very tough times for anyone in the hospitality industry at the moment but these guys are a terrific local business and I really hope they are still trading on the other side! Try them and you won't be disappointed. Trust me on this one as I absolutely love my food and I am always in search of businesses and folks that provide outstanding customer service- which these guys do!!

    thumb Andrew

Contact Us

317 Bay St, Brighton VIC 3186

Opening Hours

Lunch Reservation Times

Monday to Saturday 12.00 to 3.00pm


Dinner Reservation Times

Monday to Thursday 5.30pm to 9.00pm
Friday and Saturday 5.30pm to 9.30pm
Sundays Closed
Events only