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Vivace Restaurant & Bar

85 Fort Street | Cbd, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-302 2303
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“tapas” (86 reviews)
“risotto” (26 reviews)
“apple crumble” (7 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Spanish, Italian, Mediterranean, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
RATINGS
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LOCATION
85 Fort Street | Cbd, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Two years ago we had a business dinner at Vivace, and the selection of tapas was awesome, full of flavour and beautifully presented. This year we decided to go back; the restaurant is in a new location, not as cosy as before, but ok. On...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank leonelcampos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to meet up and have a bite to eat. I tired the morrocan lamb which was quite old and the cosy atmosphere was good for mixing around with mates

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ashils2014
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

We had a great drink at the fab bar next door, then great food and service at the restaurant, great Italian meal and at a reasonable price for Auckland. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TonyinOz
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Great place for selection of tapas and wines. Perfect for a catch up with friends. Good vibe at the Fort street location. The staff are very accommodating and friendly. We were a group of 14.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 4MaxLax
Steve M, General Manager at Vivace Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Hi 4MaxLax, Thanks for bringing in a group to check us out. We a glad to hear you had a great night and enjoyed the food and service. Hopefully we get to look after you again soon. Have an awesome week. Regards Steve

Reviewed 30 October 2018

We visited Vivace in their new venue with another couple a few weeks ago and all 4 of us were impressed. We experienced wonderful hospitality from one of the owners who was friendly, obliging and engaging. We enjoyed a fantastic wine/beverages selection all served with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kristabel2016
Steve M, General Manager at Vivace Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Hi Kristabel2016, Thank you so much for sharing the love and your experience. We hope that we see you again soon. Have a fantastic week. Cheers Steve

Reviewed 29 October 2018

Vivace has a very diverse menu. There are lots of small plates (tapas) both cold and hot and they make for great appetizers. We split 4 tapas between 3 people and it was plenty of food as starters and gave us a nice variety to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank opalkramer
Steve M, General Manager at Vivace Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Hi Opalkramer, Thanks for enjoying your evening with friends at Vivace. We love your feedback and cant wait to look after you on another occasion. Have a fantastic day Regards Steve

Reviewed 15 October 2018

This was my first visit to the new location of Vivace in Fort Street. I had dined on numerous occasions at the old location in High Street. Vivace had once been a favourite restaurant in the Auckland CBD, but my last visit at the High...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Browns30
Steve M, General Manager at Vivace Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Hi Browns30, Very sorry you didn't enjoy your evening. We are always looking at ways to improve both food and service. If you would like to call the restaurant on 093022303 I would be happy to discuss this. Regards Steve

Reviewed 12 October 2018

Enjoed a meal for two couples plenty of choice even for the vegetarian. Good attention from the staff without being pushy

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank John_MurphyNZ
Steve M, General Manager at Vivace Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Hi John_MurphyNZ, Thank you so much for your feedback. We cant wait to look after you on another occasion. Have a great day Regards Steve

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

But this time our first visit to Fort Street having previously eaten at High Street. Again great food and service. It was busy but luckily we got a table for 4 without a wait. What I really enjoyed was being able to watch the staff...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nadnerb638
Steve M, General Manager at Vivace Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Hi Nadnerb638, Thank you for the amazing review. We are glad (as a true Vivace supporter) that you like our new home. The Plum pudding is actually homemade by the owners Mum along with our Apple crumble cheesecake. Both of which I find hard to...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018

Attended work dinner, good spacious restaurant, good selections of Mocktails and tasty food and desserts

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ARZ-ASL
Steve M, General Manager at Vivace Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Hi ARZ-ASL, I am glad you like our new home and that you enjoyed the food and cocktails. Hope to see you next time you are in town. Have a great night Regards Steve

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AnneF404
28 December 2018|
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Response from kristabel2016 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Anne, last time I dined there it was with 2 children and they enjoyed their meals but am not 100% sure they ordered specifically from kids menu. The regular menu does offer a huge selection so it’s possible they found... More
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JohnD10568
24 September 2016|
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Response from stevem857 | Property representative |
Hi John D, We are a casual restaurant (not fine dining) and so prices range from $12-38. Depending on what you like. Have a great day Cheers Steve
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JohnD10568
24 September 2016|
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Response from stevem857 | Property representative |
Hi John D, We have a very diverse menu with plenty of choice to suit any budget. We have over 20 Tapas to choose from ranging from $12-$17 each. We also have fantastic pizzas for $20, and then a great selection of Salads... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$27
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Fort Street | Cbd, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-302 2303
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Description
Vivace Restaurant and Bar is one of the best inner city restaurants Auckland has to offer. The environment is lively, offers a warm ambience with excellent table service, a superb wine list and a menu which caters for diverse palates.The food is always of a high quality. Vivace’s food is unmistakably Italian / 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.
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