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Vivace - Omaha
Vivace - Omaha

Vivace - Omaha Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.vivaceomaha.com
  • Phone: (402) 342-2050
  • Hours of Operation: Daily: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00am, Sunday: 5pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Bobby Mekiney
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We have partnered with The OM Rental Hall to cater your special events. Please contact Becca @ 402-342-2050 for booking information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Vivace - Omaha offers a private party room that will accommodate up to 32 guests, the perfect place for a luncheon meeting or family celebration.
  • Private Party Contact: Becca (402) 342-2050

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. 11th St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Vivace - Omaha
Located in the heart of Omaha's old market, Vivace has been satisfying the appetites of discriminating diners since 1993. Featuring fresh Italian cuisine & an award winning wine list, Vivace is the perfect choice for a casual night out, business lunch or special occasion.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "We wanted to go somewhere special and new and we had always wanted to try Vivace. We put in the comments section that it was our anniversary and they sat us at a table away from everyone else and they also gave us a delicious dessert on the house. Our server, Derek, was funny and very attentive and went out of his way for us on the special occasion. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a romantic, delicious place to try."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My wife and I were their with her cousin from NYC and we enjoyed a 3-hour dinner with wine, great entrees and two wonderful desserts. Also, our waiter, Matthew, was particularly attentive and timely. We have been here before but this time was especially good from every aspect. We look forward to a return visit."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Everything was good other then the food. It wasn't bad just not great for the price. I would go back again and try something different to see if the chef just had a bad night."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Excellent food and service on the night we were there. We had a party of 7 and they were very accommodating with separate checks."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Four of us ordered the humus appetizer and four different entrées. All were delicious!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We were promptly seated, and ordered wine and an appetizer. The appetizer never arrived, but the field salad was very good. I ordered the lobster alfredo, which they initially said they were out of, but then they corrected that and I ordered it. The lobster was not very fresh, kind of chewy and made me think it was frozen and warmed up? My wife had the chicken marsala and it was excellent. We had the chocolate raspberry torte desert which was very good. Overall, I would say the ambiance and service were very good, but the food could be better."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Warm greeting from the staff. Food is very average and as other reviewers noted, the pasta is extremely bland."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We wanted to have an Italian meal but the red sauce was not that great. The service from our waitress so sub par as we waited for bread and additional bottle of wine that never got to our table. I was glad I had a glass of water."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was fantastic. Definitely worth the money. Our service was really good to start but some big parties came and then it started to go down. Overall though, I'd definitely recommend it."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "While the service and atmoshpere were great, I was not impressed with the food. I had veal parmigiana, pretty much a standard Italian dish, and found the sauce to be bland, the pasta to be overcooked and the overall flavor of the dish to be disappointing. Because this was my first time dining at Vivace, I will give them another try in the future since any restaurant can have a bad night at any one time."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I were in town for Bruno Mars and I've had Vivace before and knew it would be a good experience before the show. I'm so glad they proved me right! We were greeted with a welcoming smile as soon as we walked in, taken directly to our table and a waitress came over and greeted us right away. We had the artichoke dip and both had spinach salads which were all fresh and delicious. Both our meals were perfect and we love the half-portions! I wish more places would just put that option on the menu! Throughout the experience, the waitress was attentive and communicated about our meals and was making every effort to get us our meals in a timely fashion so we could be on our way to the show! Excellent job, again!!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Thank you for the great food and service prior to "Night at the Proms!""
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I ordered a featured duck breast dish. Loved the couscous/lentil side, but the duck breast was more raw than med. rare and a bit tough. I like duck breast skin crispy, and this was not, making skin rather unpleasant. Others ordered pasta with marinara sauce that was interesting because it was loaded with mozarella cheese. A bit too heavy, but tasty. Meatballs were very good. They have a great and creative selection of entrees and salads. Would go again, but stick with Italian fare."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "My wife and I and another couple have been going to Vivace for years, usually once a month for dinner and a movie as we drive from Lincoln. Weather permitting, we smoke outdoors. This year we went in April and May. I called both times ahead of time to double check the smoking policy as we haven't been there since last fall I was told the smoking policy was the same as the previous years. When we arrived I was told by the waitress that we couldn't smoke. I mentioned I had called and could she double check. Both times she came back and said it was ok. This time she went and returned with a manager who arrived and was both rude and aggressive. We ended up having dinner, but there are too many other places to eat in Omaha for this."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Nice looking place, but food was did not live up to atmosphere. Carbonara was barely edible. Appetizers good."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Food was good but attitude from the server. At that price point there should be nothing but great service. The server would place good on the table as he would pass by. Nothing like the feel of being an inconvience to the server. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Just an OK experience, took about 1 hour to bring our food once order was placed."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food, atmosphere and service were all exceptional!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Ambience was terrific, food so good that our dining companions said they were coming back "tomorrow" but the highlight of our meal there was our waiter, Jason. A Kentucky charmer who provided for every wish - even bringing us the bartender's recipe for Cosmopolitans! Go to this restaurant and ask to be seated in Jason's area - you will not be disappointed! "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We hoped the rain would stay away so we could enjoy our patio dinner...and it did! Cassie was our server and she was outstanding! The food as always was perfect, love the quadralini with gorgonzola sauce. She also made a wonderful wine recommendation. Adding to the evening was a sax player down the street and also Omaha Street Percussion group playing. Definitely will be back."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This is a cool restaurant. The food is mostly traditional with quirky and innovative twists. It was good. Our server was knowledgable, attentive, and fun. The dining room is an energetic, fun place. Great restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Vivace has been a favorite spot for us for years. We have celebrated many anniversaries here and love it. We brought a group of 7 this time and had asked for a nice table close to the windows. We had a wonderful table. The service was great. The waitress recommended a nice moderately price wine that was excellent. Overall we had a great food except one person had asked for rare steak and it was way too done. We sent it back and it came back medium. The person this happened to comes to Vivace often and they were quite disappointed. Therefore I didn't give food 5 stars. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Friendly greeters, fast efficient service, great food, and a nice wine list."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Vivace has become one of our "go to" restaurants when guests come in from out of town. Good food, reasonable prices, great atmosphere...just love this place. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was our first visit & we were not disappointed. Our waitress was very helpful, attentive & friendly. Our pasta entrees were excellent. The evenings' highlight was a gentleman interrupting the restaurant with a marriage proposal to his gitlfriend. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Our party included out of town guests. We all enjoyed the food and we're happy with the service. We ordered from the main menu are quite reasonable prices. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The food is always great at Vivace! I sat outside on a beautiful day and enjoyed the weather and people watching right in the center of Old Town in Omaha!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My husband and I were in Omaha for a week-end getaway and we love good italian food. The restaurant ambience is wonderful and we had a very romantic dinner for two. The pasta and seafood entree were very good, Our waiter recommended a bottle of wine which was excellent. Our server did a great job and we will be back again."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I made reservations through Open Table. The NE weather was gorgeous. When we arrived there was 3-4 tables open outside. The hostess was very rude and refused to change our table to patio seating, she stated that we needed to specify patio seating when placing the reservation. The manager was also unsmpathetic and sited they were too busy with prom, but then said he was not aware that they would even be opening the patio that day. So we could not have make the patio request prior. We left and will not be returning. The 1st bad experience was back in November- service was rude and rushed. Food was awful with no apology or compensation. I was hoping for a redemptive experience- it didn't work out."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We are never disappointed with Vivace! They have a great selection of food at reasonable prices."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I ordered the carbonara which ended up being burnt and bad tasting. I thought that i was being picky until the lady mext to us said I've ordered the carbonara a bunch of times and it's never tasted like this. The bread was great as was the desert."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I love this place as a date spot! Vivacé has a wonderful atmosphere any time of day. Everyone who works there is charming and knowledgeable. The food is excellent, healthy, well prepared and affordable! Will always recommend this gem to anyone looking for a nice dinner for two!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "food was Good , To much Garlic in sauce service was great"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food was great and service was very good. Nice place to stop before an event downtown. Parking is a nightmare!!! Need more access to places to park. Had a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "It was a nice experience. A little noisy, but the food was good. Thanks for reading, but it wasnt that important.."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was great, however our waiter forgot to put in our appetizer and left us waiting for 20 mins for our bill after the table was cleared. We had a large group, but I didn't notice him waiting on other tables so I don't understand why it took so long. No manager visited our table nor did any of his co-workers offer t help him get us out the door. I would go back with a smaller group for the food."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Hubby and I made reservations for our date night, and were very pleased. The waiter was pleasant, timely, and unobtrusive. The food (Salmon, Chicken Marsala) was wonderful, and the atmosphere was comfortable and relaxing. We'd definitely head there again when we're looking to spend time downtown."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Vivace is a real nice Italian place in the old market. Not cheap , but still felt like a good value."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The entrees were very tasty with fresh, light flavors. We shared lasagna and vegetable risotto. The service was good. Ambience is typical Old Market with tight seating. All in all, a good experience."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I usually take a group of clients there and in the past have been impressed with everything. This wasn't the case in my last visit. Although the host and bartender were very good, the service was average and the food was below the quality we've come to expect. My Chicken Parmesan was cold and mushy. We could have ht them on a bad night, so I'll probably try them again as we've had good experiences in the past."
    Dined on 3/6/2014