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 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 an absolutely fantastic evening with all the delicious dishes and great wine. The service was great having Roberto as our waiter,who was very attentive and highly professional and added aditional italian flavour to the already fantastic authentic italian experience. We started with a mixed plateau of antipasti complimented well with chilled Prosecco.The arrancini followed and they were absolutely delicious. I chose porcini&king brown mashroom risoto with goat cheese and truffle mousse and crispy leak. it was just perfect complimented with Shiraz. The salmon fillet with quinoa and pearly cous-cous,fennel and chargrilled zucchini was simply fantastic. The deserts did not disappointed either.The dark Belgian chocolate marquise with honey wipped ricotta and citrus segments and candid walnuts was the desired great finish of the meal. We would love to come back again and would recommend it as a "must go" culinary destination in Brighton.
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.
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!!
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.
We had the take-away Seafood Linguini tonight. Excellent as always. Thank you.
Absolutely delicious. Well worth going.
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
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.
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!