Vivace - Charlotte
Vivace - Charlotte

Vivace - Charlotte

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vivacecharlotte.com/
  • Phone: 7043707755x
  • 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 7043707755x

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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Vivace - Charlotte reviews from OpenTable diners
161 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (90)scenic view (75)special occasion (75)fit for foodies (64)good for groups (58)romantic (46)notable wine list (41)vibrant bar scene (39)neighborhood gem (38)hot spot (37)great for lunch (28)great for brunch (25)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • A Little Disappointing
    BgorVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We've dined at Vivace several times and usually enjoy the experience. However, we weren't impressed this time. The food was the major disappointment. My girlfriend's black linguine was very salty and overpowered the dish and my veal saltimbocca ravioli was average at best. The veal was cooked fairly well, but under seasoned. The ravioli suffered the same fate, not much flavor. Service was pretty good though. I'm sure we'll return, but I hope we receive dishes that are executed much better.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vivacious Vivace!
    Jjo64VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Always consistent in food. Very yummy. Tried the heirloom tomatoes with crab, and the veal with raviolis. Delish. My husband had the house salad, and the spaghetti and meatballs. Also, very good. But, try the tomatoes, you can get a green salad everywhere! Fun date night, also fun with a group. Outside dining would be quieter and a lovely view of the skyline, or comfy couches. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Meal!
    DMAC
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We are regulars at Vivace, usually going in every 6-7 weeks. As usual, the food was fantastic. We dropped in for dinner prior to a show in uptown and had a nice relaxing dinner in about an hour. We shared 5 appetizers and they were all tasty and well presented. We continue to love Vivace.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outside dining
    Cynth
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great view of the Charlotte skyline while eating outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    CiddogVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Vivace has a nice combination of location, an attractive environment; and most importantly great food. The outdoor dining is top notch! Great for a lunch or a first rate dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique dish
    Anon
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Tried a unique dish that I wasn't crazy about. Have had previous experiences at this restaurant that were much better. Seemed like the service was a little off this trip
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    HRosey
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great first time visit to Vivace. Drinks at the bar were heavy pours, always a plus. The food and ambiance were great. The only negative experience was that out waiter seemed to be tending to the majority of tables which made him scarce. Other than that, great experience. I would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't wait to come again
    Annemarie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We really enjoyed our meal. The food was different from other Italian restaurants which was so refreshing. Our waiter was very nice. service was prompt , but not hurried. We could find free parking so the valet service was not used. Look forward to dining here again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Celebrating anniversary w/friends
    LoveThisRestaurant
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Always a pleasure to visit this restaurant. Portions are perfect, wines are tasty and desserts are delish!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • casually dining
    innerfatchick
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Wasn't sure where to go for a nice dinner with a reacquainted classmate. It was a good balanced location for good food and conversion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    yasssssss
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The service was great, and the Roasted Chicken was absolutely delicious. I will definitely be returning to Vivace!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SFO2CLT
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Outdoor dining on the terrace is the way to go at Vivace. The interior is beautiful, but sitting outside with a pano view of Uptown and a light breeze makes this a great place for a weekend brunch or a lovely dinner (unless it's hot & humid). There is sometime outdoor music which just adds a final classic touch. Service and food are both consistently good. Valet parking helps you get in & out easily. Close to Uptown for pre & post theater meals.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Food4fun
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Lovely setting. My veal dish was very good. However 2 at our table ordered the grouper the portions were about 3 bites, side was a couple of gnocchi, no vegetable. Tasty but not a meal for $28. Our other guest ordered a pizza and requested an add. It did not come on the pizza, when he asked if there were mushrooms on the pizza she said no and clearly had forgotten it was ordered -she had acknowledged his request. Coffee was ordered. It had grounds in the cup, when our guest mentioned that she offered to brew another pot, she said they only make a pot when ordered because nobody really orders coffee and it just would sit around so would he like to wait for another pot to be brewed. No thank you, don't think we will be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite
    TheatregooerVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is one of my favorite dining spots in Charlotte. Food is always good. I had the mussels to start, and the squid ink pasta, which is hard to find in Charlotte. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten Free
    Gabyusa
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great place for people with gluten allergies/sensitivity. The food was amazing! The view outstanding! The service was great as well!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Vivace!
    Leigh1VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great food and selection of wines. The waitstaff is always a pleasure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would recommend
    Natalie
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food was great! Service was not exactly greatest especially since there was no one in there. We had never been before so my daughter and I went. She was unsure of the menu and I was undecided there were no recommendations at all. Food came quickly after order but took forever for the check.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vivace always delivers....
    lovestoeat
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great food, EXCELLENT service- a great night overall!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice dining experience.
    William
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My wife and I had a wonderful dining experience and we will definitely return. Excellent pasta dishes and the service was excelent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over priced and food was fair
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Over priced and the food was fair. We were disappointed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleased!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was my second time to Vivace, but this was a date night occasion with my boyfriend, not dinner with my parents. I love this restaurant, the food is excellent, the cocktails are delicious & the wine list is awesome! The only complaint I have this time was that we were seated in the corner by an exit door when there were plenty of open tables in the middle of the restaurant, as well as upstairs. In a way it was nice for date night, but it was not a very romantic table. Still, we will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Midtown
    PeterFraedrichVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    There were not many choices on the menu that suited my taste especially for an Italian restaurant. I had scallops over corn kernels which were good. My wife had the chicken which she said was dry. No we won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband ordered the pork chop and he had a hard time cutting it it was so tough. And when I asked for my food to be boxed up, they brought a container back to me with one bite of fish and a few pieces of farro. Like they were trying to play a joke on me. Will not be going back sadly.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • View of the City from Outskirts.
    Point
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The tables upstairs have a great view of the city. Food was very good and recommend the Chicken Dish served for Queens Feast. Also, the peach salad was a nice start.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week
    SoGo
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We recently dined at Vivace during restaurant week. I have had dinner here once before during a quiet week night & was very please with the food & service so we chose to bring our two Chef's out for a fun night out & we had the best time. The food was outstanding & our waiter Stephan was one of the best we have ever had. Lots of fun, always smiling, very knowledgeable about the menu & most gracious. I would not hesitate to visit Vivace again for lunch dinner or even just drinks. Thanks for a fun night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Energy & Service
    charlottanVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We returned to Vivace during Restaurant Week and it was excellent---no small task. We had wonderful corvina and excellent salted caramel gelato. The service was personal and efficient. We all loved the energy and ambiance and the entire staff from the hostess to the guys doing valet parking were engaging. This is a fun spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JacksonWyatt1811
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Bad server made to a uneventful evening. Always enjoyed Vivace this time could be the last based on our wait service. He was a jerk. Totally into himself. No at all what I would expect from Vivace. It was a special occasion with family and he really made it uneventful.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Dining Gem
    Sailorladies
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This restaurant has the décor, outdoor views, terrific food and good service. Just what I like in a restaurant. It's a real find tucked into a community of residential and retail stores. I have never been disappointed, (except when it rains) and we can't dine outside to view the Charlotte uptown skyline and the walking trail behind us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food, service.
    Sailorladies
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We enjoyed the lovely decor, & nice views of Charlotte skyline while we dined. We all had different entrees and all were exceptional.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious
    tfossum
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Have had luncheons, drinks to group dinner at this restaurant is a fit for all types of gatherings. Food and service is always great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greatly disappointed
    DiscerningdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Was excited to try Vivace. However, I was greatly disappointed! The service was deplorable! Our waiter was very rude and "checked out". The tuna crudo with melon which was tasteless and tough. The veal was also tough, overcooked, poorly seasoned and basically inedible. The grouper was swimming in brown butter with fried gnocchi that literally resembled pasta paste. For first time in my life, I left the restaurant halfway through the entree as we couldn't eat it and will never return again. Vivace attempts to be a trendy, hip spot however it lacks everything including style.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Little disappointed
    World
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I did not know their menu was seasonal. I went back expecting to order a few items I had previously, and neither was available. What I ended up having was good, but nothing to write home about. I would definitely go back, because the ambience and service are both great. I just need to check the menu first. Oh well, live and learn.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AugieVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The three course menu for $35 was an excellent value. The three offerings for the evening were beautifully presented, reflected the freshest ingredients available, and tasted great. Would consider ordering this combo again. I liked the idea that dessert was not included in the three courses. There was a starter, pasta and entree.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Brunch Deal!
    BgorVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Vivace is now doing a $25/person deal which includes an appetizer, a main, and either bottomless mimosas or bloody mary's. I highly recommend taking advantage of this deal. Went on Sunday and fully enjoyed the food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vivace is awesome!!
    ChefDDVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Another great meal at Vivace! I have been many times and have always walked away wondering why I don't come more often!!! I sat at the chef's table and watched the kitchen staff at work. What a fun experience and what great food!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum!!!!
    cski
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This is the second time that we have been to Vivace and it is the best restaurant around here. The food was outstanding and the restaurant is contemporary and beautiful. We sat on the second floor and could see the park across the street through the huge doors and windows. Would we go again? Yes and yes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food was great, as was the service. We were not prepared for the noise level and probably won't return as a result.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vivace-Charlotte NC
    RossRylance
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Complimentary valet greeted us when we arrived at the restaurant so parking is not a problem. My wife is in a wheelchair and we found it a little inconvenient that the ramp was at the end of the driveway not at the entrance to the restaurant? The host staff was very accommodating and helpful and we arrived ahead of our guests so they showed us to our table. Sam was our waiter and even though he said that he was new he did a very good job explain the specials and the menu to us. We enjoyed the food, even though my veal was very overcooked the rest of the entrée was excellent. We split a few deserts and had some wine. The restaurant is very attractive and easy to access. We were there at 5:30PM so noise was not a problem at that time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent birthday dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I went to celebrate my birthday with a group of 12 people. We had a great time and the food is excellent!! Highly recommend!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal!
    Happyfoodie
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We really enjoyed our drinks and food! A little quiet the night we went, so we got extra special attention, but every meal I've had here has been great! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate