Vivace comes up good!Given an option - outdoor or indoor; service with a smile; food excellent.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing experience every time!This is our favorite restaurant in Raleigh. Perfect service and outstanding food offered at a reasonable price. Last night I had the scallop risotto with asparagus tips - perfectly cooked and unbelievably tasty. My wife had the bronzini. It was the whole fish grilled with a great artichoke pesto and fresh lemon - tender, tasty and also perfectly cooked. Our server was always there when we needed him, but never overbearing. He had great food and wine recommendations. I cannot reccomend this restaurant enough!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMRestairantt Week VisitorVisited during restaurant week and chose the special menu. Restaurant week menu was very limited to only two choices (a soup or salad; pasta dish or salmon) and only one dessert offered. The items were quite good and beautifully presented, but I do not think that they were the best respresentations of the chef's capabilities. The restaurant noise level is more than vibrant and energetic - think high school cafeteria level noise. The bright spot was the service which was extraordinary.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen in Raleigh......This is my second time at Vivace; I had remembered enjoying it several years ago and wanted to return...I was not disappointed. The Caesar salad and pizza were excellent and I especially appreciated the expansive wine list. The wait staff was wonderfully attentive without being overbearing. Next time I'm in the RDU area, I'll definitely return.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Raleigh eatery!We have been to Vivace twice and both times has exceptional experiences! The food and ambience are wonderful!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall, it was excellent.1. Food. My steak was nothing short of exceptional - better than one three times the price at Angus Barn. The whipped goat cheese appetizer we got was fantastic as well. My wife's pasta dish was a surprisingly small portion but was fine notwithstanding.
2. Service. Our waiter was fine, but I was rather irritated that my reservation wasn't enough to get a table outside. The patio was the reason we went there in the first place, so it was mildly disappointing that we had to choose between waiting 30 minutes to sit outside or sitting inside upon arrival, despite the fact that we had a reservation.
3. Price. The price was very reasonable. I've paid a lot more for a far inferior steak.
4. Noise. For those sensitive to it, this may be an issue.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMVivace-One of the bestHad another outstanding lunch with great service and excellent food. Menu had its usual wide selection of tasty sounding items. Enjoyed a caprese salad with oven roasted tomatoes + salmon. Hard to make a selection. Also the cinnamon gelato was great. Always look forward to dining there.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat PatioHad a nice dinner out on the patio. Had to send back a drink, but re-made with a smile. Salad, salmon entree, and donut-like dessert were all excellent.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome place per usual!One of the best Italian places we've been to; we keep coming back.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot!Vivace was beautiful inside and out, it is so close to the North Hills shopping but is still set apart from the crazies. The service was slow for the first 10 minutes (no one came to welcome us or take drinks) but after they did show up the rest of the night was smooth sailing. The spinach gnocchi is to die for!!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a delight to sit atAlways a delight to sit at the Chef's Table...best seat in the house to see a group of real professionals preparing outstanding food. Meticulous attention to presentation....taste is perfection too!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's day brunch was a hitWe had Margaritas that were excellent, a prosciutto melon appetizer was shared and enjoyed. Risotto dishes were very good, and reminiscent of similar dishes we enjoy when in Verona, Italy. One included scallops that were perfectly cooked, with a browned surface that gave a slight crusty, enjoyable crunch and added to the flavor. A good choice of wines by the glass, cappuccino, and deserts including an Olive Oil Torta desert that was a first time experience and delicious. Service was quick, attentive and without mistakes. Not our first time dining here and certainly not our last.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!I loved everything about Vivace. As a visitor from NY, it exceeded my expectations. The food the service and the ambience were exceptional. I would go back in a NY minute and I would recommend it to anyone who loves a great dining experience.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGnocchiThis was the second time I've eaten at Vivace and both experiences were great. The spinach gnocchi is amazing! I've been told they rotate the type of gnocchi on the menu so get there quick before it changes.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways outstandingWe lunch there regularly so the hostess and servers know us. That said they have always been warm, friendly and helpful. You will not regret this choice.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again...Once again Vivace was amazing. The food was outstanding! We love the whole experience of dinning out at Vivace and can't wait to go back.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAccommodating to vegetariansWe got a great booth & our waiter, Josh, was excellent. We had him once before & he remembered the special requested vegetarian dish we had the last time.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great place for lunch.Always a great place for lunch. Fantastic menu, food prepared quickly, and great service.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, good variety, aGood food, good variety, a little pricey but I will be back4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMYum!The salmon dish entree for lunch is always wonderful.....4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful salads outsideDelightful salads outside for lunch on a beautiful spring day. Nice lively outdoor atmosphere and a very pleasant wait staff. Overall a great spot for a nice outdoor lunch.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, good service. BeGood food, good service. Be very careful about allergies. The runner brought something ordered gluten free, and there was bread on the plate. His response was, "I only bring the food out" -- everyone should care about food allergies. Our server was great though.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. StaffGreat food and service. Staff made perfect wine recommendation. Will certainly dine there again.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful place to have aWonderful place to have a set of friend get together...3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a very pleasing and entertaininHad a very pleasing and entertaining night. Wait staff was wonderful and met all needs and requests. Food was really good. All of this equals a great date night!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the homemade pasta andLoved the homemade pasta and creative paninis. Everything was delicious as always! Can't go wrong with Vivace!2/2/2013 12:00:00 AM