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“Best dinner in NZ”
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 27 February 2023

We met some friends we hadn't seen in a while at Vivace because it was close to our hotel.

We had reservations but was a few minutes early. They were happy to seat us even though we were early.

We had entrees including the prawns, kawai dip, and fried jalapenos. All were really good. The guys ordered the ribs and duck fat fried potatoes. They couldn't finish them. My friend ordered steak and decided it was the best she has ever eaten. I had the paella and it is one of the best i have had in a really long time.

The wait staff (Ty) was amazing as I don't drink and didn't want any of the mocktails on the menu. I asked if I could have mint, lime and soda as it was part of a drink they had on the menu, just didn't want any of the syrups they offered with it. They were happy to accommodate me.

We were so happy and full when we left. I have told so many people about our experience and the wonderful meal we had. Even recommended it to the hotel so they can recommend to other hotel guest if asked.

Thank you Vivace for a wonderful meal and service.

I will be back for sure.

Date of visit: February 2023
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mandyl501, Owner at Vivace, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2023

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience - we know there are so many places out there to choose to dine at so we really appreciate your support

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Reviewed 14 February 2023 via mobile

Excellent food and service, very nice ambiance. The hostess gave extra effort to find us a table. Our server Tye was very attentive, great recommendations for wine, main meal and dessert. The filet was best I have ever had, done perfectly. Sides were delicious as was the apricot Malvasia. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 10 February 2023 via mobile

Enjoyed a couple of meals here. Efficient friendly staff, cool atmosphere and appetising food.
Loved the by glass wine selection too

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 31 January 2023 via mobile

Delicious restaurant find on our visit to Auckland. We had fantastic service from Tye. So nice to have a server who is so friendly and knowledgeable. When we asked for recommendations, he listened to what we liked and made wonderful suggestions. We shared the Hot tapas meatballs and Spaghetti - Aglio e olio with prawns. Both were flavorful and delicious. After when Tye found out we were heading to Queenstown, he took the time to offer suggestions of places to go and dine while we were there. We highly recommend dining there, and ask for Tye!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 26 January 2023 via mobile

Awesome friendly service and great attention to dietary restrictions. Gluten free options are plentiful! Thanks to Tye for the awesome food recommendations and to Chef Robin for a delicious lunch meal. Fun upbeat atmosphere. Great way to start our vacation in New Zealand!

Date of visit: January 2023
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