Great place for brunch. Their
Great place for brunch. Their crudo bar and homemade cheeses are a wonderful delight for the senses. Chef Jesse is very knowledgable and passionate on food and is very interactive with his guests. The resturant is also very accomidating on food allergies and will assist with alternative fare.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went there twice now in less then six month food is great service is top class Marshall and his team make it happen, twice we celebrated each other birthday.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service were
The food and service were outstanding. Will return soon!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Vivace's Sunday Brunch is
Vivace's Sunday Brunch is lovely. They serve a buffet of appetizers: fish, vegetables, salamis, cheeses etc., and a dessert buffet (fabulous, save room). The entree is served family style, so everyone can have a taste. The wine list was excellent also. We never felt rushed and the room is very pleasant with a lovely fireplace. Can't wait to go back again.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to relax and enjoy
Great place to relax and enjoy a leisurely Sunday brunch
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
A hidden treasure!
San Diego offers a plethora of superb dining opportunities, but VIVACE comfortably holds one of the top spots! Tucked away in a flower-filled neighborhood, this gem is nestled on a bluff high above a tranquil lagoon. We began our evening relaxing to jazz in the lively lounge. A cheerful greeting awaited us as we were led through the warm yet sophisticated dining room. A truly exceptional dining experience was ahead of us! The menu was rich in creativity, yet reflected the essence of Italian cuisine. Each course was innovative and saturated with flavor. Chef Jesse Paul nourishes your imagination and guides you through a world of extraordinary food, while the staff ensures that the service and ambience completes your experience. Mille Grazie
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Romantic Night Out
We loved the ambiance and that the tables were widely spaced apart. The food was great. I am gluten free and found that there were so many options for me.The food was amazing. I had anappetizer with balsamic "caviar." So cool. They somehow make little balls of balsamic flavor that kind of burst in your mouth. I thought the valet parking was nice even though it freaked out my husband. He felt better when we learned that the restaurant validates valet parking. Service was fantastic. Our glasses were always full and they cleared plates almost instantly. We were seated next to a large party which got kinds of loud at times, but they were having fun so it's hard to complain. LOVED the dessert plate that said happy anniversary!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic Italian Restaurant!
Great food,Great Service and Very Romantic!!!
Start at the Lobby Bar for cocktails with Roy.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was great. Food was
Service was great. Food was exceptional. Smoked scallops were delicious.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Love their pronto
Great food. Love their pronto brunch. Its a hit. Everything is always fresh and tastes wonderful.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for family, great for us
Really top job of catering to fussy foodies and young kids. We had an awesome meal. The foie gras rocked, the steak well made.
There is nowhere else within 20 miles of this quality
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I must tip my hat to the chef for an exceptional menu that delivered on every element that was described by our fantastic waiter. The format for the menu allows for each diner to try different dishes which suited my wife and I very well. The server was extremely knowledgeable and by tasting the imported olive oil (served with warm bread), I knew we were in for a wonderful dining experience. A standout for me was the charcuterie board and the risottos.
The only blind spot for Vivace is there was something about the ambiance that reminded me that I was in a hotel. The décor is beautiful, and the Hyatt is tremendous, but there is a small element that lingered that bordered on banquet.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Needs table cloths
Minor adjustments are needed. Table cloths would help.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are always searching for that "memorable meal". Most people can count on one hand the restaurants that provided something beyond a tasty entree. Lets face it, if we just wanted to satisfy out taste buds a bowl of macaroni and cheese would do the trick. You want something more. Not just good food but a true dining experience. Vivace gave us just that.
We sat on a comfy love seat and pulled the table close. Ordering was easy, taking one from column A, one from column B, etc.. Then we just sat back and enjoyed the ride. My wife and I ordered separate items so we could share, without going into specifics, each dish, form the entree, to the pasta, to the entree, and finally the desert, were spectacular. We will be back.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are lucky to have fine dining
San Diego has very few fine dining restaurants. Vivace is one. People forget how to relax and enjoy good food.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Nice Evening for Two
The restaurant itself had a quiet contemporary elegance and there was attention to detail from the flatware to the water glasses. Enjoyed the selection of food available and how they set up the menu and pricing. Everything tasted delicious and there was attention to the presentation. Our waiter, who was friendly and attentive, gave us some suggestions for our entree and dessert which were very good. Actually my dessert was delicious.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Marshall, our waiter that
Marshall, our waiter that evening, was superb. Hs knowledge of the wine list and menu items added greatly to the evening enjoyment
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best italian in Aviara
I found the same quality restaurant in Florence Italy and Tokyo Japan here in Aviara!
Very attentive service and good quality foods.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great flavor combinations
The Venison was one of the best I have ever had, the service was great in fact we plan to eat there again on this stay to Cali.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will return again!
Great service and food. The venison was fantastic, all four of us loved the food, presentation and the depth of the wait staff. Great wine list. Will return on our next trip to Carlsbad.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I just met up with a friend there--the restaurant is approximately halfway for both of us. It was a very enjoyable dinner. Food was excellent (salad and short rib bolognese). The service was impeccable and very friendly. I would easily go back.
The one thing I wished they had was self parking. I'm not a big fan of valet, although it does give people jobs.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wow! Italian cuisine here was outstanding! Best part was the option of choosing your own three, four or five course meal from among their many tasty menu items. Perfect portion sizes each course. Everything we ordered was fantastic and the service was excellent as well. Highly recommend Vivace and we look forward to going back next time we stay at Aviara.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM