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Vivace Restaurant
Vivace Restaurant

Vivace Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vivacetucson.com
  • Phone: (520) 795-7221
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday-Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Daniel D. Scordato
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Banquet facilities please contact for pictures and further information.
  • Entertainment: No live entertainment

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Campbell and Skyline
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free self-parking in the immediate area.
A word from Vivace Restaurant
Rated number one for food in Tucson, by Zagat Survey, this Foothills restaurant has a Tuscan decor providing northern Italian fare, thoughtfully prepared with reasonable prices and wine list. Choose from a selection of appetizers, salads, pasta and main plates such as crab filled breaded chicken breast or grilled fresh salmon and rock shrimp. Relaxed inside and patio dining.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "I love the new location. The food and service are always superb!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The move to the new location seems to have gone without a hitch, and the mountain and city views are not to be topped by any restaurant in Tucson. The kitchen and wine list are as sterling as ever. I'm not so keen on the atmosphere. The main dining room is a bit crowded, and although it maximizes exposure to the city side windows, the room is unpleasantly noisy. As a result, the conversation at our table could not be as good as the food and the service."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Vivace was a great place to dine in their previous location but now they have an even better location with a wonderful view."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The new location is beautiful. The waiter was attentive but not intrusive. The food is as amazing as very. There is something for everyone. Family friendly or a great date night."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My husband and I had a great night out with perfect service, ambience, cocktails, and food."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Vivace's still lives up to our high expectations. The new place may not be quite as intimate, but is less crowded, and the atmosphere and view are spectacular. In accordance with our previous meals there, this one was of excellent quality. The service was great. We have been to most good restaurants in Tucson, but this is our favorite."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Best we've been to in Tucson. Never disappointed. Impeccable wait staff. Breathtaking views. Always afforded all the time we want. Oh, and the food tops it all."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Our favorite Italian restaurant in Tucson. Love, love, love this place."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Really great place....with terrific service and terrific food. And the view is spectacular! I'll be eating here again."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Some of the best Italian food I have ever had. Loved the seafood lasagnette and the artichoke goat cheese pasta. Incredibly thin amazing pasta. And escargot appetizer was amazing.Great service and fun Tmosphere. I highly recommend this and will go back every time we go to Tucson."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Have eaten there before at their other locations. Although the food was good, I felt the menu if very limited. I wanted some traditional Italian food and it wasn't on the menu, too much fish not enough variety."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This is the restaurant my family chooses for special occasions and anytime we want to be certain we'll have an excellent dining experience. New location is lovely. All of the wonderful aspects of the former site have been seamlessly brought to the new location. Thank you to Vivace owner and staff!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "only 2 problems: was not told vivace moved so had to scramble to find someone at St phillips to get new location; a little warm in dining room on south side"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We were celebrating my birthday when we planned our dinner at Vivace. Everything was perfect that evening. Food was amazing! Ambience was perfect. It is a perfect place to celebrate."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "First visit to Vivace's new location. Old location was intimate and cozy. New location offers spectacular views of the city and the Catalinas but more open and less intimate. Iimpressed by the food on previous visits. This time we were less impressed. Salads and wine were wonderful. Server was excellent, knew his wines.We ordered the Seafood Soup. The pasta was wonderful, but this time the tomato based broth was simply uninspired; no spice and poorly seasoned. I don't think anyone from the kitchen staff could have tasted it before serving. We took home the leftovers, but I plan to doctor it up a bit before eating it again."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Service was a bit slow and inattentive, food was good not great, restaurant was nice but not as nice as I expected, just ok. Not bad for Denny's but not ok for a place that fancies itself top tier."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have been Vivace fans since it was located at Swan and Grant. The current location (formerly Anthony's) is very convenient and has excellent parking. The modifications to the building are impressive. The wine list is extensive and priced reasonable. All of the staff was exceptional. Our server was very pleasant, attentive and knowledgeable. The food was out of this world and delivered in a timely manner. My only minor complaint is that it quite noisy. That is not anything that would keep me away."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food was outstanding, but having James as our server made our experience the BEST!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Marvelous as usual. We both ordered the swordfish with greens salad and iced tea. Although the restaurant was very busy, Candace took great care of us. The fish was especially good. We truly enjoyed our meals. Thank you. We wish you all some happy time off on Independence Day weekend. See ya next month."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We made reservations to Vivace Restaurant to have dinner and celebrate our wedding anniversary. We told our kids who live in California that we were going to our favored restaurant. Unbeknown to us the kids arranged with Vivace a very special night for us and paid for the wonderful dinner. We are so appreciative to Vivace for being willing to work with our kids and contributing to our memorable wedding anniversary evening."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Who would expect a world class Restaurant in Tucson? Me, I have been a fan of this restaurant since Law School. I was in town for the yearly Judge's conference ,suggested to my buddies Vivace,and held my breath, because on many occasions, reality exceeds reality. Not this Evening. I had the Barrera salad, great, followed by,their salmon dish, near perfect. The other guys raved about their dinners. I would recommend this charming Restaurant to the most demanding,foodie"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Still the best! Staff is outstanding and the food is toy die for."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The location and the building itself are outstanding. Excellent menu, fair prices, good service, we were very satisfied. This was our first visit at the new location. We were there for late lunch, the place was very busy but the service, food, etc. were all excellent. We'll be back soon."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I'm a new resident in Tucson but always dined at Vivace when I visited. Of course, I'm now having an onslaught of company (yes, in the summer!). Vivace is a must-do, for lunch or for dinner. I'm looking forward to dining al fresco there!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Vivace Restaurant is our FAVORITE establishment in Tucson. We have followed it from its original location on Grant Road to St. Phillip's Plaza and now the new location is incredible! The views and the layout are extraordinary and take full advantage of the location. The parking is the only factor that is not optimal, but you forget that once inside. Congrats, Daniel on yet another success!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "As always, OUTSTANDING.............my favorite restaurant in town"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "same delicious food and generous service with the addition of wonderful mountain/valley views! the seafood soup could promote an insatiable addiction coupled with the endless garlic pesto!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The wait staff was good as usual, food was tasty, but the noise level was very distracting. The other location had so much more ambience. I would warn people of the noise level before recommending Vivace, especially those with hearing aids. If they could tone down the noise level and make it more pleasant to have a conversation with your table companions I would go back. I feel they make a big mistake by leaving their previous location. Just one person's opinion."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Vivace is wonderful!!! Same great menu. Delicious food good to great service, and now great mountain and city views What's not to like with all of the above??!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I'm afraid to let people know how good it is because then I can't get a reservation! Think the cat's already out of the bag. It's a popular spot for good reason... food, service, ambiance... everything, is perfect."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had a very nice time. My wife ordered the magnificent "ham & cheese" sandwich. Wow, what a sandwich -- far beyond Velveeta & Oscar Mayer! I requested the fish of the day - salmon which was elegantly prepared and very tasty. The restaurant was crowded almost to capacity yet we were well attended to... Thank you for another delightful lunch."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My husband and I have been going to Vivace for "leisurely" lunches for ten years. It's an event for us as we live in rural New Mexico where we do not have access to restaurants of this caliber. I've seen criticisms of Vivace for rarely changing their menu, but to us that's one of its attractions. We look forward to ordering certain dishes and are always delighted to find that they're just as we remembered. If one wants a constantly changing menu, plenty of other places in that will oblige. Service is as reliable as the menu. Servers here are professionals. When thanked, they say "you're welcome" and not "no problem" as so many do these days. The new location is lovely. It has lost the intimacy of the old one, but gained in views."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "love the restaurant and have for years. Do not like the new location as well as the old.....too big!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Vivace has it all: gorgeous views; friendly and knowledgeable staff; fast service if that's important to you, patience if it's not; and incredible food priced right' Dan has done it again!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This is a fine restaurant with a great view. Our meals in the past and on this visit have always been excellent. I was disappointed with how we were greeted, how we were seated, and where we were seated."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Fantastic. Love the new location and it's view and ambiance."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Had lunch here 2 x this week to introduce to friends. Both times food was delicious, our waiter was very nice and the water glasses were always full. The antipasto and the spinach soufflé were wonderful. The portions are very good. Everyone enjoyed their meals and we were allowed to stay and talk as long as we wanted."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "This is the third location for one of our favorite restaurants. It has maintained the same high quality in its new and larger quarters. Wait staff maintains the same high standards. We have been patrons at the two previous locations, this is a step up from the previous one."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Really made a beautiful location even more so with updating. A little noisy for lunch but everyone is so enthusiastic about seeing the new place. We were all babbling! Same wonderful food and, of course, Fred was his friendly, professional self! We'll be back soon."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Everything was great except we found our waiter, Felix, to be very frenetic and unnerving. We would have enjoyed the experience much more with a different server."
    Dined on 6/17/2014