Vivace - Charlotte
Mother's Day BrunchThey had bottomless mimosas and wonderful food! Very satisfied with our decision to go there!!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers Day BruchThe brunch menu was limited for Mother's Day and even though they weren't overly busy, they still ran low on scallops. The kitchen staff made a horrible decion to cut back and only serve 1 and 1/4 scallops instead of 2 and tried to hide that fact with the risotto and watercrest or other leafy green.
I brought it to the attention of the waiter and he was apologetic and handled the situation very well. He comp'd my mother's meal which was extremely nice and unnecessary, but it just wasn't the relaxing and wonderful experience I hoped my mom would have on Mothers Day. The rest of my families entrees were also small but delicious. The dessert was very good.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as alwaysAt first review of the menu, I was disappointed to see that the smoked chicken agnolotti was gone. However, the housemade cavatelli (with corn, pancetta and sweet potato cream) was awesome! Desert was also new but great choices.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Great service.Great food. Great service. Cannot wait to return yet again.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great dinner!I've dined here about 4 times now and each experience has been a good one. We started with the bruschetta. It's really good. They don't use tons of tomatoes but rather things like mushrooms, artichokes, and cheese along with some chopped tomatoes. The tasty entrees were pasta and meatballs for my daughter, chicken pizza for me and my wife ordered the cod which she said was one of the best fish dishes she ever had. The restaurant is beautiful with plenty of cool places to sit and there's a dynamite second floor outdoor patio where you can relax with a glass of wine on comfy chairs and gaze at a great view of the skyline. Also, there's some really nice glass decor hanging from the enormous ceiling. All this and valet parking too!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find and authentic ItalianI dined at Vivace with a group of friends to celebrate my last night in Charlotte, and had an incredible time and wished I'd discovered it sooner. The waiter was very attentive and helpful making recommendations. My caprese salad with roasted tomatoes was light and tasty, and the cavatelli with corn, pancetta, and sweet potato crema was a delicious, grown-up version of mac and cheese with a gourmet twist. Having spent a semester in Italy, I have high standards for Italian food, and was extremely happy with both the food and trendy, fun ambiance of Vivace. Highly recommend for a fun, tasty dinner or even happy hour on their upstairs porch with a great view of Charlotte.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellentGreat food and atmosphere. This place is certainly fit for foodies!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had never been to VivaceWe had never been to Vivace before. Our waiter informed the cook and he offered to give us some samples so we could get a feel for the different options on the menu. The service and food were great! I'll definitely go back.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat contemporary italiangreat contemporary italian cuisine. I had the cod and it was out of this world. My girlfriend had the margarita pizza and loved every bite. Would definitely come back with her, or friends.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMVivace is one of the bestVivace is one of the best places to eat in Charlotte. The wine list is superb, the food always delicious and the ambience mesmerizing.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a large group fromWe had a large group from around the globe. Everyone was very impressed with the food, wait staff, bar, and atmosphere. The chef did an outstanding job accommodating special requests for the vegetarians in our group as well! Highly recommend.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat menu...the keep it updatedGreat menu...the keep it updated with new flavors! Superb drink and wine list! Great waitstaff.. Friendly and fun! Try to get a seat on their awesome patio...its amazing!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLives up to the hype. I'veLives up to the hype. I've only been to Vivace twice but both experiences -once inside, near the open-air kitchen, once outside on the terrace overlooking the Greenway- were terrific. There is a definite buzz and vibe to the inside scene but it's not pretentious and service is efficient and professional and never pushy or obnoxious.
We had great calamari and outstanding grilled artichokes to start, the black boar mezzaluna entree was rich and complex and the snapper special was exactly what was described by our very helpful waiter (Grant). Two of our diners had the same dish, one a starter portion the other the full entree size, of the sweet pea and ricotta ravioli with roasted chicken. Dessert was also perfect.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVivace is a good venue forVivace is a good venue for a quiet lunch allowing easy conversation for a group. The margarieta pizza and mozzarella salad were quite good. The ceasar salad had too much dressing. Both salads had delicious shrimp.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWent only for lunch. A littleWent only for lunch. A little pricey but very good. Nice decor, can't wait to go back when it's warm enough to eat outside.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome service...I had aAwesome service...I had a huge group and Vivace really worked to make everyones meal and drinks excellent!! Food is amazing!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for a specific dessertWe went for a specific dessert of Warm chocolate cake with gelato side and they are stopping this item......that was a let down big time. But the food is very good and we all enjoyed very much all the food ordered.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful time at Vivace.Had a wonderful time at Vivace. The ambiance and food selection was great. Service and staff were excellent.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMCouldn't have been better.Couldn't have been better. Management saved me a table they don't even take reservations for.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMIt would be nice if they didn'tIt would be nice if they didn't charge corkage on more than one bottle.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband took me to VivaceMy husband took me to Vivace for my birthday. I'm not big on going out to eat, because I have a ton of dietary restrictions. But, the gluten-free menu is great. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and was able to make substitutions for me. He was very attentive, as well.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMfirst visit and we were veryfirst visit and we were very impressed. Wait staff was excellent and well versed on the entrees and menu. Upscal Italian and rich sauces.1/6/2013 12:00:00 AM