Wednesday to Saturday
12noon till 4.00pm
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…
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.
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.
Absolutely delicious. Well worth going.
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.
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.
Vivace has always been one of our favourite The standard of service the quality of food the atmosphere the hygiene the way that follow the rules I could not fault anything at all Chris and Andrew are pleasant friendly and professional and any request you have they will do their best to meet the needs. It’s great to see that over the lockdown you have not dropped an inch of your standards or services keep up the good work vivace team Mel
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.
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!
amazing food! love it here, very friendly great for a romantic date or dinner with the family. also you can byo
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!!
Wednesday 27th Dinner
Thursday 28th Lunch &Dinner
Friday 27th Lunch & Dinner
Saturday 28th Lunch & Dinner
Sunday 29th Lunch & Dinner
Closed Monday Cup Eve
Closed Melbourne Cup day
Wednesday to Saturday
12noon till 4.00pm