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Vivace - Charlotte
Vivace - Charlotte

Vivace - Charlotte Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vivacecharlotte.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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Diner Reviews
  • "Always a pleasure to visit this restaurant. Portions are perfect, wines are tasty and desserts are delish!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The service was great, and the Roasted Chicken was absolutely delicious. I will definitely be returning to Vivace!!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • " 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."
    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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great food and selection of wines. The waitstaff is always a pleasure!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Great food, EXCELLENT service- a great night overall!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "My wife and I had a wonderful dining experience and we will definitely return. Excellent pasta dishes and the service was excelent."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Over priced and the food was fair. We were disappointed."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Vivace was excellent. The food was great. I had the Corvina, which was elegant and delicious, and my wife had the Chicken which ate like a steak. The bar downstairs was modern, and upbeat, with a wide range of hard liquor cocktails and wines. Service was good too. We had a little wait, so we stopped by the bar, and the ladies at the door, came to find us when the table was ready. We decided to dine on the upper level where we could see the downtown skyline. The place can be a bit loud, so it's not the best place for intamacy or romance, but the view and atmosphere, coupled with good food makes it a cool date night or great for dinner with friends."
    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."
    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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed the lovely decor, & nice views of Charlotte skyline while we dined. We all had different entrees and all were exceptional."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Have had luncheons, drinks to group dinner at this restaurant is a fit for all types of gatherings. Food and service is always great!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Food was great, as was the service. We were not prepared for the noise level and probably won't return as a result."
    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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I went to celebrate my birthday with a group of 12 people. We had a great time and the food is excellent!! Highly recommend!!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "It was a really nice experience. The food was great and the mojito was amazing even though they added a too much ice to it. It was a great time."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Vivace has one of the best views in Charlotte, amongst the Charlotte Greenway and facing the city. If you're looking for a great Italian restaurant and ready for a nice brunch then Vivace is one."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I was having dinner with a friend from Philadelphia I hadn't seen in a few years. I wanted something with nice options and not so noisy it would be hard to have conversation to catch up. We arrived early, they quickly seated us, and the waitress was attentive without being a pest or making us feel like she was trying to rush us out or turn over the table. Our food was very good, we had a nice relaxing dinner, and the environment was just what we needed to catch up."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We have been in Vivace a couple of times for dinner and always liked the quality of food and its outstanding taste. The Farther's Day lunch fell behind significantly. However, the service was on an excellent level. We will give it another try before we turn our back on their lunches..."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had lunch at Vivace. There was virtually no one in the restaurant - we arrived at 1:30. Waitress said the had not been busy all week. We all had martinis (4 of us) - they were delicious! I had calamari which is probably the best I've ever had! The other selections were not as pleasing - risotto, pizza (just not good), and a pannini, which was merely ok. The others wished they might have ordered differently as there was several appealing items on the menu. Our waitress was delightful! Since we were wanting to chat, the ambiance could not have been better. We will go back!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Vivace is one of my go-to spots for any occasion. The dining room is perfect (downstairs, upstairs, bring your flashlight to read the menu!). Service is always excellent, with wait staff who genuinely want you to enjoy your experience, but are never intrusive. The food is among the best in Charlotte, especially for the price. I love the expansive Italian wine list, but lately it seems to be getting out of reach price wise, and I don't just mean for a Barolo. For instance, the only Nero D'Avola on the list was $70! That's my only negative right now for my favorite restaurant in town."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Enjoyed a brisk, tasty meal at Vivace. Running late for our reservation, we only had an hour for our meal before curtain time at 7. Our top notch pro of a waiter made sure we could still enjoy our appetizer, wine and entree by putting our order in promptly and sending a message out to the valet to get our car. I've also enjoyed more leisurely meals there as well, but especially appreciated the great service this time."
    Dined on 6/10/2014