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“Ducking good risotto ”

Vivace Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #58 of 2,460 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 27
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. 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.
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

The duck risotto is the single best risotto I've had anywhere out of many many. It managed to be light and rich with flavour. A twist of Asian flavour in an Italian dish that so worked. Matched brilliantly with Soho Pinot. Cracking. Lovely service. Private room. So happy.

Thank Owen F
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Steve M, General Manager at Vivace Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Hi Owen F,

We loved looking after you in our lovely wineroom.
We still have the Soho Pinot Noir on the list ready for your next visit.
Hopefully we see you again soon.

Regards Steve

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Reviewed 8 May 2017

We had a function for 80 people, amazed at the high level of service and food was delicious and plenty. This has been an iconic Auckland restaurant for many years and I am sure it will be for a long time yet, great ambiance, professionalism and attentive staff
Thanks team, see you at our anniversary!
Bruce & Irene

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Thank IreneB3193
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Steve M, General Manager at Vivace Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Hi Bruce & Irene,

It was an absolute pleasure to host the dinner on your special occasion.
You were surrounded by amazing friends and family who were also fantastic to look after.
We wish you all the happiness in your marriage.

Cant wait to celebrate many anniversaries with you.
You are an amazing couple

Steve

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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Visited here for a birthday dinner and food was excellent, service was great. Not much to fault at all and it was a great night out!

Thank Aklguy
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Steve M, General Manager at Vivace Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Hi Alkguy,

Tick, Tick, Tick!
Love your review - to the point and exactly what we want to hear.
Have a fantastic weekend

Cheers Steve

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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Had just a great time here! From tbe moment we walked in the fabulous maitre'd showed us to a lovely table out on tbe covered balcony, drinks order was placed, an Old fashioned for me and a glass of bubbles for she who must be adored. Both arrived in good time and my cocktail was spot on! Wife had the duck risotto starter size and some green beans on tbe side superb! I had a couple of hot tapa. Pork belly and a duck pastry thingy with a side of duck fat potatoes. Delicious. Let themselves down a little with the overcooked pastry on the chocolate and peanut butter tart. But overall great Meal. Excellent service. Will go again.

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Steve M, General Manager at Vivace Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Hi Mark B,

Thanks for the feedback and glad you enjoyed your evening.
Love the comments on the food and have fixed the pastry also.
We look forward to seeing you both again soon.
Have an awesome weekend

Regards Steve

PS - I loved being called Fabulous!

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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We were invited to a vivacious friend's 60th birthday celebration & having attended her 40th were expecting a night of fun, laughter & good food & we were not disappointed. Our group of ten were seated in an intimate room, one of 3 we found out, as we went exploring. There was a huge gas fire set in the middle of the main open dining area & I loved the setting. Beautiful big open timber ceilings & large wooden tables fit the bill in this Mediterranean/Spanish fare restaurant. The service was attentive without being pushy & our wait staff were extremely patient as we had lots of years to catch up on. The birthday girl ordered miscellaneous tapas which were delicious morsels from the menu eg mushroom, risotto balls, calamari. A friend & I shared a bottle of chianti which we enjoyed immensely. The mains can only be described as superb as my pan fried snapper was although the cumin in the sauce was overpowering & off-putting. The steak, which a number of our party ordered, was divine I'm told! Apparently the duck fat potatoes were amazing! No one succumbed to the temptation of dessert although a number had coffee which those who partook enjoyed. We had a wonderful evening of celebration, good conversation, topped off with laughter & amazing food. What more could you want?!

Thank SelHira
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Steve M, General Manager at Vivace Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Wow you are amazing!

I might contract you to write a piece on a day in the life of Vivace.
Really glad we got to help you all celebrate an awesome occasion with friends and family.
Thanks again for the kind words, have a fantastic week.

Cheers Steve

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