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Vivace - Charlotte
Vivace - Charlotte

Vivace - Charlotte Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vivacecharlotte.com
  • Email: owners@urbanfoodgroup.com
  • Phone: (704) 370-7755
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:45pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Nate Garyantes, Zack Gadberry
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Mezzanine level in restaurant accommodates 50 persons. Space has it's own bar, restrooms, av options, patio and city view.
  • Private Party Contact: Jamie Kudalis (704) 370-7755

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South Kings Drive
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer valet parking but Metropolitan has plenty of parking both on-street and in deck parking.
A word from Vivace - Charlotte
One of Charlotte's finest restaurants featuring the area's most authentic Italian cuisine and the best patio dining located in the easy to get to Metropolitan development at Midtown.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "We love Vivace for their wonderful size options. We choose the smaller portions so we can taste more items. This is the first time we have dined upstairs with the patio doors open. We were pleasantly surprised at the beautiful view from most of the upstairs tables."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Vivace is positioned for a great view of the Charlotte skyline over the new green-way at Metro. They have both patio dining and a balcony overlook in the upstairs bar. It was a very busy night. The food was great out server was very attentive, the courses were timed perfectly The staff worked as a team to cover all the parties, made recommendations and suggestions (all good). We wanted a nice Italian meal with some outside atmosphere. They delivered."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had a great customer service from the servers and the food was outstanding, my wife had the spaghetti and meatballs and I had the four cheese ravioli, both were phenomenal!!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Outstanding customer service! Beautiful view of the Charlotte skyline the patio is very nice and relaxing. I do have to mention our food was not so great. I expected better, our entree was a little burnt and salty and the pork Milanese had no taste whats so ever. I hate to say but unfortunately I won't be eating there again."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Service is good and this is a place where you are not rushed, a pleasant environment where you linger even after the meal is over."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in to leaving, the service and staff was of the highest quality. Because we reserved through OpenTable, we were immediately taken to our table even though there were many others waiting. As soon as we were seated, the hosted offered me a black napkin for my lap since I was wearing black, although there were white napkins at every seat. It couldn't have been more than 2 minutes when someone brought water in a reusable glass container (really love that). The courses were perfectly timed, they removed dirty plates and utensils very quickly, and my water never got below 1/4 of the glass. When I got up to use the restroom, someone had even come by to fold my napkin and laid it over the back of my chair!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My husband and I love the patio. The drinks are also very well made and the beer selection is decent."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The staff and service were friendly at Vivace. The space and vibe are cool and make it worth the visit. The menu and food preparation, however, were not in step with the atmosphere. Actually, meals and recipes were humble and ordinary, and also out of step with prices."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We enjoyed a wonderful lunch for 9 on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The service was friendly and helpful with suggestions. The food was very good as usual. Great outdoor area with a view. Upstairs outdoor area is great."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Fourth visit at Vivace in a year and it has definitely gone downhill. I guess that is why they are advertising on TV now. Sat at the bar before dinner. They do serve a good drink, but you pay for it. Basel Hayden bourbon $11. However, the bar furniture is getting worn and dirty looking. We were seated upstairs for dinner. First time upstairs and didn't like it. There was slower service and our food came colder due to it having to be sent up from the kitchen below. Really poor when you are having seafood!! Only one special and it was not too good. Also, the bread they serve with drinks was droopy and tasteless. Dessert was the same. Hope they get a new chef and change up the menu soon. Otherwise it is just a bar with a view."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We have been to Vivace many times. This last visit was disappointing. My wife had the caprese salad and roasted chicken, which she found both to be lacking appropriate seasoning. I had the calamari for an appetizer which was good. But the Veal saltimboca was tasteless due to lack of seasoning and a very watery sauce. The preparation of this dish was not the same as it had been in past visits. The ravioli seemed to be undercooked and not homemade. The veal was thick and not tender. The sauce which used to have a flavorful and balanced taste was flat. I can only think the kitchen is not preparing the dishes well. I ordered a glass of wine from the wine list and was told that they were unable to get it.See private note to restaurant below."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "As always, Vivace never disappoints! Excellent food, service, ambiance.....!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Went with a girlfriend to dinner before a play at "Theater Charlotte". Was great service, greater food and worked well for our time frame. Love the place and dine there every chance I get. Friend had never been there and she really liked it as well. The KaleSalad was to die for and the calamari was "perfect". Will be back soon!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Asked for a place to showcase the Charlotte skyline to some out of town guests. This one has it from the patio. Comfortable seating , covering to protect from the sun, and even better when the sun went down. The patio lights up, and can enjoy the lights of uptown without the pesky traffic noise. It's not so close you get a kink in your neck while looking at the high rise buildings, but close enough to pick out all the buildings. Good food. More options on the wine list then on the menu for the connosieur. Great service who was on top of the drinks all evening."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We had an Amazon Local coupon for Vivace and had never tried it. We will definitely be back - everything was great. The atmosphere was trendy, they had a good wine list, and the food was delicious. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. This is a great date night place or a fun bar to go out with a group."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I found Vivace to be a very nice dining experience. With my reservation, I had hoped to secure seating to get an optimal view of the Charlotte skyline. I thought it was a nice touch that someone from the restaurant called and informed me that would not be available due to a large party having rented out the upstairs space. I was given the option to reschedule. I opted not to cancel. Ashley was our server and did an awesome job of explaining the menu and giving recommendations. I had the Papparedelle and it was EXCELLENT. My companion had the veal and was very pleased with that selection. The atmosphere is very upbeat and optimal for dining with a group of friends or a romantic date night."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Had a great time with 12 people during restaurant week. I would have thought that the service would be slow but it wasn't and the biggest treat was being able to order something other than the prefixe menu. All had a great time and loved the food. Only suggestion I would make is let people know they can order other things, four couples dropped out because of that."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Took my ex wife to this restaurant and it felt like we never divorced.Great mood and the waitress was awesome.They didn't have steak sauce for my steak but the chef made on for me that taste better than A1 sauce.Highly recommended"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We have previously dined at Vivace, the last time being about a year ago. We were extremely disappointed with the overall quality of the food and menu. The previous times we had dined here we left impressed and satisfied, this time we left disappointed and feeling like we overpaid for the quality of the food. We will not be returning."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Food was excellent..service very good.........could not hear yourself over the noise. they often handle large groups up stairs and large tables of 8-20 in the dining room and an open kitchen......all this makes for a very loud restaurant. If you are not looking for a quiet booth (there aren't any) that you should try it....excellent food."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was wonderful, service very good. The only low point was the dessert, chocolate zeppoles, which were undercooked and pasty as they had too much chocolate powder. I am from Brooklyn and consider myself a zeppole expert but these were not enjoyable. The server was great and took them off our bill."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Good food, great service, overall an excellent experience!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We are regular customers, dine at the restaurant 3-4 times a month. This past Friday, we had a bad experience with the Service and the food. Service was poor. Felt like we needed to continuously look for him to get our drink re-fills and order our dinner. As for the dinner, we ordered a full size risotto and were so disappointed. Extremely under cook the rice was actually very crunchy and bland. The waiter mentioned the change in rice brand, and they were still trying to figure it out. (wow) I really felt that was a poor excuse to give us. I truly want to return , just hope this does not happen again."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed our meals thoroughly. The olive/almond appetizer is enough for four - at $6 a tasty bargain. Salads are excellent and huge. The Neapolitan pizza is excellent, but the star was the whole crispy flounder. Absolutely delicious."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We went for brunch on Sunday and everything was terrific! Food was delicious and and we LOVE the unlimited Bloody Mary and mimosa bars!!! Tons of choices on the Bloody Mary bar, by far our favorite in Charlotte!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "This was my first visit to this resturant. After making a reservation, I still had to wait 15 mins for a table to leave my seating. The noise level was a bit high, it was often hard to understand my waiter. The waiter was very knowledgable about the menu, however, by the time he explained the menu, my table was still confused on what to order. We also had to request bread, as this was not presented from out waiter. My dish was ok, it came out a bit warm and it was something that was not outstanding. My entire table was not really impressed with the food, as the expecatation was not fulfilled as a "out of the box itialian resturant" as out waiter put it to terms. Overrall, I will not be returning a second time."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Love it here. Had the black linguini with scallops. Can't recommend it enough. My daughter loved her pasta with meatballs and my wife absolutely loved her chicken, She said they place a layer of stuffing inside which makes it just outstanding. We started with the caprese salad and my wife also had the wedge salad. Beautiful restaurant, inviting atmosphere, impeccable service and valet parking. Check out the view from the second floor terrace!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We loved the food, have gone several times and it's always been great. This last time I ordered the scallop dish, was a little disappointing . The size of the scallops Were small and they were over cooked, quite chewy. We also had the wild mushroom risotto and it was excellent."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "great food and great for groups but we love to hang out in the bar area when dining lightly."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience. Our friends were visiting from out of town so we had a sizable group- 8 of us. We were able to get an excellent reservation time. It was our first time visiting for brunch. The menu items were excellent- some classics with great twists (Bendicto!). There were also some unexpected options, like mussels (which were delicious). Our servers (Ashley with long brown hair and her help Ashley with blonde hair) were phenomenal! They were both incredibly friendly, entertaining, knowledgable and we did not want for anything. We will certainly recommend Vivace to friends and will be back soon!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "great food. great service. great music. overall great experience!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Great outdoor spot but the service was not up to par at all. Maybe an off night?"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Why would they try to seat us upstairs when the downstairs was nearly empty at 6:30 pm, and did not ask if we had a preference?"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had a group there for lunch -and the service was horrible. There were maybe 3 people in the restaurant. The waiter plopped water down on the table. He never asked if we wanted anything else. The food was good, but it took 25 minutes for him to ask about our order."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "While the food was average at best, the service from our waiter was horrible. He was impatient and we had to flag him down to ask for soup. He did not tell us about the specials."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "I love the location and the ambiance, but the service was so slow at lunch that it is not really practical for a business lunch. No wonder it was so quiet! I've eaten there before at dinner and liked the food. Lunch was ok but not great. Having fried calamari on a salad seemed like a good idea at the time, but really didn't work well."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "I made reservations for four (4) people on a Sunday at 1:00 p.m. I had requested an outside table or cabana. Upon arrival, the host informs us there are no tables available outdoors. So, we wait in the bar area. After seating ourselves, I notice a table for four (4) outside. I inquire with the hostess and am informed that it was "reserved." I ask, "how is it reserved and ours wasn't." There was no response. This should have indicated how management has, most apparently, changed for the worse. After waiting 12 minutes for a server, we finally hail someone to take our order. We do the new revamped bottomless mimosa and Bloody Mary Bar. COMPLETE disappointment. I am running out of space, but go to any number of better Sunday brunches in town"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We've been to Vivace twice previously and enjoyed our experience both times. However this time was a bit disappointing. While the food was good, the service was only fair. The service was perfunctory and uninviting. We were not offered bread nor served any. The atmosphere was okay but very loud. Huge bar scene."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We eat at vivace frequently and keep coming back because of the outstanding menu, quality and service for the price point. A great downtown view and excellent ambiance make this one of Charlotte's best."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Great food excellent service,what more needs to be said!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014