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“Absolutely delicious - could not have been better”
Review of Vivace

Vivace
Ranked #34 of 1,969 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 September 2023

A group of 11 of us dined to celebrate my son's graduation. Our party had many different dietary requirements which were all catered to superbly and without any fuss. Booking the table was easy, as was changing the number of guests and time! The staff were wonderful, especially our waitress Carol who remembered everybody's food and drink orders and asked at exactly the right time when refills, etc might be required. We felt like royalty! The food was to die for. I was very sad when I ate my last mouthful of mushroom risotto as I wished it to go on forever. We will certainly be back and I will recommend it to everyone!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Thank CarlyBird2211
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Mandy Lusk, Owner at Vivace, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2023

Thank you for choosing us for such a special family dinner - we know there are so many places out there to choose to dine at. We are so glad that we helped make the night a special one for you all and we look forward to seeing you again hopefully

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Reviewed 16 September 2023

I read Mandy's letter to the NZ Herald on just how restaurants in the Auckland CBD are struggling to survive after 3 years of Covid. As co-ordinator for organising monthly dinners for our Parnell Probus Club I took my wife for a meal to form an opinion.
I was not disappointed, and I am confident in saying you wont either. We caught the train from Newmarket to Britomart and Vivace was less than a 5 minute walk. Mandy and her team were excellent, prompt service with a friendly smile , and the ambiance of the restaurant is cozy and relaxing.
The menu in this Italian style restaurant is extensive and exciting. I started with the Morrocan Spiced chicken entree, followed by the pan fried schnapper , which were both generous servings cooked to perfection and delicious, but leave room for dessert, the baked Panocota Cheese cake with vanilla bean ice cream was to die for! My compliments to the chef .
Vivace's prices are fair and reasonable. I have already booked our Probus group to visit this wonderful restaurant in October and would encourage all to support this establishment. Thanks for a lovely evening Mandy. John Oliver

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 September 2023 via mobile

Perfect food and drinks and even better staff. The Moroccan chicken is simply flawless and the duck fat potatoes are wonderful. The lovely staff are knowledgeable and super helpful! Will definitely go again amazing experience.

Date of visit: September 2023
Thank Nicholas P
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Mandy Lusk, Owner at Vivace, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2023

Thank you so much for dining with us Nicolas - the team really appreciate it when people take the time to say they enjoyed their Vivace experience!

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Reviewed 19 August 2023

The second time we have been to Vivace, first time a pre show dinner. It was excellent food. This time back to fully appreciate the food and dinning , we had a 4 course meal and wine match as part of the Heart of the City August Resturants promotion. A relaxed and memorable taste experience. Staff were very attentive and we never felt rushed.

Date of visit: July 2023
Thank Roger L
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Mandy Lusk, Owner at Vivace, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2023

Thank you both so very much for choosing to dine with us again. We know there are an awful lots of restaurants out there to choose from so the fact you returned is even more appreciated.

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Reviewed 14 July 2023

Great place to dine. Food wine service was excellent. We Highly recommended it. Location was also g

Date of visit: June 2023
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