Vivace! Restaurant
Vivace! Restaurant

Vivace! Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://denverrenaissance-px.rtrk.com/dining.htm
  • Phone: 3033365251
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Every Day: 6:00AM - 11:00AM
    Lunch: Every Day: 11:00AM - 2:00PM
    Dinner: Every Day: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Keith Falco
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full menu offered
  • Private Party Facilities: Full menu offered
  • Private Party Contact: Dante Nicastro 3033365262

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Smith Road
  • Public Transit: RTD
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Covered hotel parking, complimentary for restaurant guests
A word from Vivace! Restaurant
An Italian menu serving only house-made recipes from the finest and freshest ingredients. Dark wood and aged leather invite you to enjoy in our open-air, atrium dining room. Enjoy foods from our breakfast, lunch or dinner menus- all created by our award winning Chef, Keith Falco.
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Vivace! Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating2.8
  • Food3
    Service2.8
  • Ambiance2.8
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • Below ordinary
    MarathonManVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I can't recommend this restaurant. Service was terrible from the start through the end. The hostess/waitress attempted to seat us at a small table for two next to the hostess stand, despite the fact that there was only one other table occupied in the dining room. We ordered a nice bottle of wine, which the waitress served without allowing me to go through the proper tasting steps. She is clearly unfamiliar with wine service, despite her "culinary school" training. Finally, our appetizer was served with our entrees. I guess the kitchen manager went to the same culinary school! We were guests at the Renaissance hotel, celebrating our wedding anniversary. Needless to say, we will not return to the hotel or restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • L8DinerVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The minestrone soup was filled with tasty legumes and veggies, and the pork green chili had large chunks of pork and just the right amount of kick. The spaghetti and meatballs was good, but the breaded turkey patty, while tasty, appeared to have been a previously frozen product.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet place for meeting
    CoTravler
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Rather sterile environment and food that is OK, but not exceptional. Best feature is that it is very quiet so if a lunch or dinner meeting is planned you'll be able to have a decent conversation.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 17 reviews are from the Vivace! Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Good food and service
    BerkeleyfoodidVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I had a nice business dinner at the restaurant with colleagues. Salmon was excellent with really tasty fava beans. Nice wine on the menu by the glass.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay, but nothing special
    GirlbartendingVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Just that. Very pleasant service and nice food. Peaceful atmosphere.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hotel Restaurant
    MaalaeaHawaii
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    The food was good and the service was good. Better than average for a hotel restaurant
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back to the 80s
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Very early 80s hotel atmosphere. They really need to work on the ambiance. Maybe put in a pergola similar to the business center next door to make it feel more intimate. It felt very cold. Food was good. However, not amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It is a chain hotel restaurant.
    dbntpVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    It is a hotel restaurant in the middle of a giant atrium.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice and quiet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    I have stayed her a couple of time and decided to eat on this night at the Rialto Cafe. The scallops were nice and tasty. I also had the cobb salad. The restaurant was relatively quiet and only had a one other couple. Probably because you can get the same menu at the Elevate Bar/Lounge at the hotel. It was a relaxing meal.
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  • Most hotel restaurants are
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    Most hotel restaurants are middling at best with their offerings. Vivace! inside the Renaissance Hotel's gigantic atrium lobby counters that myth. Four of us really enjoyed our entrees and the basket of rolls was gobbled up with twice! My entrée was a mushroom tortellini with hints of wine sauce and I added the optional shrimp. My tablemates looked at me with amazement when I said, "Mmmm", as I first bit into the grilled seasoned shrimp. Our server was very attentive and provided us take-away dishes to enjoy our entrée as leftovers. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Great Hotel Restaurant
    RecentMalaysianTraveler
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    Nice hotel restaurant. Food is very solid and the service is great. Not well attended and I am not sure why.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a wonderful meal here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    We had a wonderful meal here and if I am ever back in Denver would stop in again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The venue is very accessible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    The venue is very accessible (my friend uses a wheelchair) and the setting spectacular. The colors are warm and the room very open with a Grand Canyon openness and feeling of spaciousness. The staff was gracious and friendly. I had soup and salad (with bacon and blue cheese bits) and both were absolutely delicious. My friends had the special--a pasta with a mushroom sauce--that both felt was very good. (One of them is a former diplomat who has eaten in fine restaurants all over the world.) This was one of the very, very few restaurants in Denver I have experienced which can offer the trifecta of lovely setting, great food, and an atmosphere that lends itself to intimate conversation. Oh, yes, parking is ample and free (valet included
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect selection for Mother's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Perfect selection for Mother's Day. Our entire party was happy with the selection, service and the amount of food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was a great place for Mother's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    It was a great place for Mother's Day brunch. Staff was very helpful and food was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    The food and service were very good, it was quiet, and our groupf of 7 did not feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were there for an Easter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    We were there for an Easter brunch buffet and the quality of the food was very good. They did not have the variety of some buffets but what they had was excellent and included a pasta station and an omelet station.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a great spot for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/6/2012
    This was a great spot for our family gathering. Very kid friendly which is important to us. My granddaughter said she wish she could live there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The seating was comfortable,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    The seating was comfortable, and the food was very good, but it was the service we received that really made the meal memorable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite items on the menu
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2011
    Favorite items on the menu are the "old family" recipies...especially the killer cheesecake!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet