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Review of Vivace

Vivace
Ranked #34 of 1,968 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Vivace Restaurant and Bar is one of the best inner city restaurants Auckland has to offer and has been consistent over the last 30 years. The environment is lively & offers a warm ambience with excellent table service, a superb wine list and a menu which caters to diverse palates. Vivace’s food is unmistakably Mediterranean. We offer a full al-a-carte menu and for those wanting a more casual approach to eating, tapas are available throughout the day. There is a separate vegan menu and a large proportion of the menu is suitable for Coeliacs. Off to one side (& hidden by large barn doors) is a small discreet bar reminiscent of the Speakeasies of old - perfect for a casual drink & nibble pre show or after work. Full table service & the whole menu are available in the bar at the high top tables. The wine selection is extensive with 30 by the glass & there is a good selection of spirits, craft beers & cocktails. Bookings suggested on Friday & Saturdays however walk ins are welcome
Reviewed 20 December 2022 via mobile

First time visiting from Brisbane. Menu very interesting, both food and drinks, good selections by the glass. Food beautifully presented fresh ingredients and fantastic flavours. Wait staff friendly, informative but not intrusive. Excellent value. Venison risotto outstanding!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 20 December 2022

Everything about our visit was fantastic. We were a group of 14 at a busy time of year so extra pressure on staff.
Food was delicious and the service we received from Tye was outstanding. Everyone in the group raved about our positive experience and will look to go back. From booking to paying everything was easy and nothing was a problem.
Thank you for this positive experience at a time when hospitality is finding it pretty hard.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 2 November 2022 via mobile

Went to vivace tonight with 2 friends. Luckily they were able to fit us in without a booking. Everything I ate and drank was delicious! Highly recommend the pork belly, the mozzarella balls, and the snapper. The pavlova for dessert was gorgeous aswell! Our server Louis was great as well. Will definitely be back :)

Date of visit: November 2022
Thank Strawberry49
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Reviewed 5 July 2022 via mobile

Loved visiting this restaurant, excellent service and food was delicious! Some of the best I’ve had. Gluten free pizza was very yummy highly recommend! Excellent atmosphere and pizza prices are very reasonable. Would’ve liked a few more vegetarian options but all round great place to dine

Date of visit: July 2022
Thank Clara M
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Reviewed 30 June 2022 via mobile

After a few days of having quick meals, I’d decided to search for the best restaurant in city centre. Vivace turned up on top of the list.

I went on a week night, without reservation. Thankfully I’d managed to get a table without much waiting (the restaurant was quite filled at that time).

I’d ordered the Catch of the Day (snapper if I remembered correctly). The skin was crispy and the fish meat tender (without bones).

For dessert I ordered the warm apricot cake with vanilla ice cream. I was told that it’s a South African dish. The apricot was very subtly blended. It’s nice!

The staff were friendly, prompt and offered great recommendations.

Overall it’s an enjoyable dinner and deserving of a high rating.

Date of visit: June 2022
Thank michaelt238874Y
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