Vivace - Omaha
Vivace - Omaha

Vivace - Omaha

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.vivaceomaha.com/
  • Phone: 4023422050x
  • 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 402-342-2050x

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 WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Vivace - Omaha reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (54)romantic (48)notable wine list (47)fit for foodies (39)good for groups (34)great for outdoor dining (32)neighborhood gem (29)great for lunch (19)scenic view (14)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (9)great for brunch (8)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (4)Show More
  • Wonderful surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had reservations for my birthday dinner at another restaurant in town. Wanting to stay in the Old Market area, we made last minute reservations at Vivace. We enjoyed a wonderful meal! Justin was an outstanding server offering recommendations that were on point (get the dates) and he didn't rush our party. We enjoyed a nice, long meal in the perfect atmosphere. I wanted dim lights, vibrant scene, great service and delicious food; we got all that and more at Vivace. I'd return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to it's excellence
    Sadbuttrue
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had been here before and were looking forward to taking some friends ... The service was not complimentary and had to wait an extremely long time for EVERY course. Management did not respond well to complaints and we were VERY disappointed with the entire experience. We will most likely find another Omaha fine restaraunt to take friends to in the future...extremely disappointed. :-(
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lives up to reviews
    ImpressedVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Relied upon earlier reviews in selecting Vivace. Reviews were on point. While the majority of the dishes were primarily Italian, a good portion were not: flat bread was served with tapenade; I ordered paella. The starters were generous in size; duck tart was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exactly What We Wanted
    gholmesjr
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Took my wife out for our one year anniversary/her birthday to dinner since they fall on the same weekend. Vivace was exactly what we had hoped for, reasonable prices, ambient atmosphere and great service. Food was awesome and the pumpkin desert was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner
    Michael
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    my friends and I work in the service industry, at a very highly rated restaurant here in Omaha. We found the food to be exquisite and wine selection was very nice and very reasonably priced. Our server was good, a little green, but very nice and we enjoyed his service. When a friend joined us for the dinner unexpectedly, I had to grab a silver wear set up from another table after the food started to arrive. I shouldn't have had to do that. I wasn't upset, it was not that big a deal. Where we work, we would have been extremely chastised for it though. The duck tart was amazing. The roast duck with mushroom risotto was excellent. The tenderloin with blueberry sauce and potatoes was excellent. Can't say enough good about the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice night out
    sushi21
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The decor was urban chic and had a big city feel. Our waiter was attentive and answered all of our questions, but he also allowed us to relax and enjoy our meal without feeling rushed. The bacon wrapped dates appetizer was delicious, as was the sweet pea & mushroom cream soup du jour. We had the duck breast with mushroom risotto, the stuffed pork chop with gorgonzola and pear, an italian panini, and the sausage and penne with gorgonzola sauce as our main entrees. All the dishes were delicious and thoughtfully prepared. The wine list was extensive, but unfortunately there was no beer on tap. I will most definitely be returning to Vivace again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IWC1996
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We were celebrating our Women's Club 18th Anniversary. The food was delicious. Will came again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite hangout
    Mert56
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Vivace's is a favorite of ours. The food is wonderful and the waiters have the exceptional quality of not being overly intrusive. They are there when needed yet so not interrupt conversation. There are many vegetarian options as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must Visit!
    cvanVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Been to Omaha many times, but had never tried Vivace. . . glad to see OpenTable up to date with "Italian" listing! A friend/colleague & I each had a salad, Veal Parmesan, and tried the Durigutti Malbec (Mendoza): we couldn't have been more pleased--or full!! Vivace should be a "try here" first when compared to some of the other offerings in Old Downtown Omaha!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vivace
    Donna
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We sat outside (perfect weather!) and enjoyed hearing a street musician entertain while dining!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jimmary
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The server was very attentive and we were given a special treat at the end of the meal for our 25th Anniversary. The food was delicious as always.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nicely Done
    PurplePeopleEater
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This Italian anchor of Omaha's Old Market delivers great food in a pleasant atmosphere with friendly and well-trained wait staff. Good variety in the menu. The pastas are the best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Evening
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This place was great! I love the menu and a very good wine list. The food was very good and something for everyone. The server was very helpful, but never intrusive. We ordered an older bottle of wine and our server asked if we wanted it decanted without having to ask. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was very good. The noise level was high. We are finding that to be the norm at any restaurant we go to in Omaha (noise level).
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vivace delivers
    OmahaDining
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Not a great fan of the ambiance, but the service is good and the food is excellent. Good list of daily specials but the regulars are all winners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pasta
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Nice that they offer pasta in half orders. We were from out of town and a full pasta order would have gone to waste as we had no where to store a left-over. Food was good. Slight kitchen mix up so they comped us with a $13 appetizer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food
    Hannah
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food just wasn't that good. All the people in my group said the food had no flavor
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still going strong!
    Tess
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I worked here while attending law school over 10 years ago and it still boasts excellent food, wine and a knowledgeable staff. Great place for a date or a group.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • redeemed
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Recent visits to Vivace have not been stellar but this lunch redeemed our faith in the restaurant. The food was very good and our service was outstanding (although we saw others who weren't so lucky). We will be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Few Spots We Return To
    NotRoy
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    There are a very few restaurants we return to after the first try. Vivace is one of them. The diver scallops were great, again. The salmon is also top tier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upscale Italian
    JayhawkChef
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This restaurant is a very upscale Italian with a wide-variety of dinner choices including pasta, seafood and beef. The wine list was very good as well and several "house favorite" drinks were offered. Prices were a little on the high side for Omaha, NE, but overall a very fine dining choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary celebration
    hmom358
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a wonderful time. The dinner was spot on and our waitress was very attentive. The restaurant had a mix of couples, families and girls night out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best in Omaha
    Mychoice
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We live 150 miles from Omaha but this is always our 1st choice for dining. The regular menu has superb Italian entrees, including pizza. Evening entre specials offer the widest variety of meats anywhere, and all served most tastefully.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    Krosenbaum
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We ate there for my daughters birthday and were very pleased with all of the dishes we tried and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vivace
    Gfforlyfe
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great food and a great waitress. The host that led us to our table though was not so great. As soon as we sat down she told us there was another reservation for this table at 7:30. I felt like she wanted us to rush, and this was a very rude comment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • u17cqni
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We get to Omaha about once a year. this was our third trip back and we will keep coming back because the food is so consistently good, and the service is so attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • poor service
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We have a positive history with Vivace and have never experienced such poor service. From the time we arrived til our salads were served was 45 minutes and we were one of only three occupied tables at lunchtime. Our food - which was good - was delivered 10 minutes later but we didn't get our check until 1 hour and 45 minutes into the visit. Unacceptable. We politely voiced displeasure and while another server stopped by with his apologies, the manager never came to visit us. Very disappointed. Bad service can ruin an entire dining experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • consistently good
    hensterVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Time after time we are pleased with our dining experience at Vivace.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful time!
    EnjoyedAGreatTime
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The night was perfect for my bachelorette party. The reservation was easy to make and we were seated right away when we got there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great stop in Old Market
    dinner4two
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    With many choices in Old Market, our Vivance experience was terrific. Our server was fantastic, the menu offered many great options, the food was wonderful and the ambiance was perfect for our first night in Omaha. Definitely would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great 1 year Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ABCBC
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • julie
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Excellent food and service on the night we were there. We had a party of 7 and they were very accommodating with separate checks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cully
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Four of us ordered the humus appetizer and four different entrées. All were delicious!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little off their game
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DinerVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Warm greeting from the staff. Food is very average and as other reviewers noted, the pasta is extremely bland.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jim w
    JimWVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top notch food
    Andyroo
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time at Vivace
    Diner
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 751 reviews are from the Vivace - Omaha reviews archive.