We are open for
TUES – SAT
Trading Hours Throughout November
Lunch: Weds, Thurs, Fri & Sat lunch 12noon till 3.00pm
Bookings must be made online via our website vivace.com.au
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.
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.
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.
Our first dinner out after iso and it didn’t disappoint. Our meal was fresh and delicious, the calamari and zucchini and thinly sliced carpaccio as a starter was to die for. My husbands seafood linguini and my gnocchi was first class. As always it was delightful to see Andrew and Chris again and to experience their warm welcome and professional service. Thank you Andrew for recommending that beautiful smooth full bodied Italian white wine, the best!
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
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 had the take-away Seafood Linguini tonight. Excellent as always. Thank you.
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.
I’m very surprised with the negative comments as we have only ever experienced great food and service over the last 12 years. Thanks so much for our wonderful wedding anniversary dinner last night Chris. The gnocchi is truely the best in Melbourne and you must never stop making it! Looking forward to dining at the restaurant in person.
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...