happening Italian in Belmont.
Even on a Tuesday night, Vivace was packed. Definitely make reservations before going.
Our dinner started out slow, as it took 15 minutes past our reservation time to seat us and another 30 minutes before they took our orders. Our waiter was friendly yet overwhelmed and only recovered when customers started to leave. At the end of the night, he made up for the long waits by a free dessert.
The food itself is fine but not special. Vivace is famous for its osso bucco, but I found the pastas (mostly $14.95-19.95) to be bland and mushrooms to be more slimy than usual. Desserts are great, though. Especially the creme brulee. For the quality of the food, I think the place is a little overpriced.
Great Italian Bistro Food.
This is a great place to go if you are in the mood for Italian Bistro food. The appetizers and salads are great. The Osso Bucco is amazing, and the linguini with clams is fresh. Strongly recommend making reservations and calling ahead to see how long it may take...