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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 Food
Diner Reviews
  • "We've been dining at Vivace since it started in Crossroads Center. It's always been a wonderful experience. And it's newest location at the top of Campbell doesn't disappoint! All was GREAT including the new larger look. Now everyone can experience Vivace in all it's glory!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Wonderful service and Vivace is decorated so tastefully Tuscany style. Food is magnificent and prepared with such splendor."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Testimony to great loyalty of your patrons was the fact that despite problems with the air conditioning, the restaurant was crowded with customers. As usual, the fish of the day, salmon, was excellent. Our meal was enjoyed despite the lack of cooling. Hope you get it fixed soon. We'll be back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Young and talented, Jameela made us feel appreciated. The staff is amazing and its obvious Vivace is the place to be."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We went to Vivace for the first time after living in Tucson for 7 years, and now we are sorry we waited so long. Everything was top notch, from the service to the food to the value to the ambiance. We particularly appreciated our server holding our entrée fire time an extra 10 minutes so we could relax and talk before dinner. Some entrees might seem pricey at first glance, but once you see the portion size and taste the quality you will see the value. My wife had the Veal Picata and I had the Osso Bucco and despite not having an appetizer, neither of us could finish. However, we did save a little room for the sample dessert they presented for my birthday which was just as terrific as the entrees."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "What a beautiful restaurant with views of the mountains and patio to one side, city views on the other, so there is no bad table. Daniel Scordato's food shines as ever, better than any meal we had in Italy. And the reasonable prices will shock for this elegant treat. Very proud Tucson has such a fabulous restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "New improved location; nice views; good food; server well-trained and professional."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Vivace is consistently excellent. The food is always perfect, the service is always attentive, and now in the new location it is the most beautiful setting in town. Simply put, Vivace is the best place in our town which is blessed with many top-notch restaurants."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Food was great, service was a little scattered, frantic and frazzled at some points but still nice. They seemed to have staff problems with hostess desk to start....busy for a Tuesday in Tuscon. Took a long time for first order of drinks and had to get server attention for order of salads, but again great food. The owner walked by many times but seemed preoccupied with other patrons and never stopped to say hi as our table was first in diningroom, as you leave bar and hostess desk. Owner was having issues with hostess when we first checked in at 7 and we felt like"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Consistently excellent dining in a beautiful setting. Service outstanding. My favorite place to dine!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Enjoyed an evening of fine dining at Vivace's on Saturday evening. The food, service, and ambiance were just perfect! The new location is beautiful with fabulous views. Make sure you make reservations. The restaurant was very busy, hardly an extra table available."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were once again extremely satisfied with our dining experience. The food was excellent, the view breathtaking and the service was second to none."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Like always Vivace was truly a great experience. I have been there on several occasions with my husband, this time we decided to take my two daughters ages 4 and 9. It was an early dinner around 5 which is perfect for families. The food was delicious our server one of the best. Vivace is definitely one of our top picks."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We have gone to Vivace for several years and were excited for their move to the new location. From one side of the restaurant you can see the Tucson valley and from the other side, the Catalina mountains. The staff was attentive and our food came quickly. My husband ordered the Penne with Sausage. The sausage is homemade with a wonderful fennel herb flavor. I had the Pear and Walnut Salad Wedge and Seafood Soup- Scallops, shrimp, salmon, and rock shrimp in a red pepper-tomato broth. They have added the gluten-free pasta option of which I chose. We throughly enjoyed our experience. The food was delicious and we will continue to return to this fabulous restaurant. Dan Scordato knows how to be a grand restaurateur."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had a group of 8 attending our luncheon. Although the service was outstanding, and the food and ambience very good, the noise level was so high we couldn't converse. This was disappointing since we don't see each other very often. In spite of that, we will make reservations at Vivace's in the future."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner at Vivace and our waiter, James, was outstanding. Attention to detail and making sure our dining experience was perfect was very evident from the time we walked through the door to the time we walked out. Highly recommend this restaurant; we will be back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "One of my favorite Tucson Restaurants! After moving to Phoenix I still return to Vivace for special occasions and love it every time! I really like the new location but miss the smaller intimate bar from the old location."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "It was a very enjoyable lunch. Food was excellent."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The new location for Vivace's is lovely; beautiful mountain and city views; spacious dining areas both indoors and outdoors. The food is well-prepared, ample portions, well-presented. The menu is traditional, sophisticated Italian ... I had hoped that there would have been a bit of an update to the traditional menu ... I had my favorite dishes that I'm glad that were continued, but I was hoping for a bit of a menu update toward some lighter, more innovative fare. Still, it is a great restaurant with great food and wine ... adding the beautiful city and mountain views only makes it that much more of a treat."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Vivace is our special place for a perfect evening. We have never been disappointed.The food is perfect every time and the new location is beautiful."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Just great. Food is wonderful. Service was outstanding. Just a little too noisy and parking is a problem. I understand there is valet parking now. This should remedy that problem in the future."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food and service are such high quality. Love this restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This was the second time dining at Vivace. It was delicious! Service is impeccable!! We will be visiting again!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Vivace is an awesome restaurant and excels in all respects. Food, service and ambience were all spectacular. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We've been going to Vivace for years now and it has never disappointed. This last outing was in their new location which they have done up quite nicely. The food, as always, was superb. The Mozzarella over tomato and eggplant was divine and could almost have been an entree. The stuffed pork chop was delicious but was on the rather large size (I would have been happy with a smaller cut). Overall a delightful evening with good good, good service and very nice ambiance."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The food was outstanding, the service was great. The view was beautiful. We came from Green Valley for lunch and enjoyed every bit of your fine restaurant. The only draw back is that it is very noisy, it does not lend itself to intimate conversation. We will definitely be back"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed the entire dinner, especially the escargot!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Vivace's was as fantastic as always. My husband always says that they serve the best osso buco he's ever had, but this time it was even better!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Praise to Danny and his long term dedicated team. The new location makes his consistently excellent cuisine even taste better. My Favorite restaurant in Tucson hands down."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner, food is fresh and perfectly seasoned. Athena was our server: knowledgeable, professional, and friendly! Mr. Scardato greeted at the door with a genuine good evening! Music is very tasteful and unlike most restaurants today, it's present and not overbearing, you can actually have a quiet conversation at your table without competing with background noise. Love the new location!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food was reliably good, never an issue with this kitchen but too many hard surfaces made even a lunch very loud; cannot imaging when the bar scene gets going."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Roxanna greeted us in her usual cheerful and upbeat manner. Wow, the restaurant was busy, but Candace took great care of us. We ate conservatively: fish of the day, greens salad and very fine fresh-brewed iced tea. We had a fine meal and a relaxing opportunity to compare notes on our research, further plan an up-coming business trip to a regional hypnosis convention and simply communicate comfortably in a relaxing atmosphere. Thank you."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "food was very good, the menu they have offers nice choices, wine list is exceptionally big"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I found the service outstanding and the ambience fantastic.The food was also very good but predictable and the wine was excellent. What can I say i will be back"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Chef Daniel Scordato has outdone himself again at his new foothills location. A master mind in the kitchen & brilliant host. Food is fantastic!! Loved the Salmon with rock shrimp and veal marsala. Stunning views of the city lights & gorgeous outdoor courtyard with mountain views. Absolutely top professional service. The best. I want to go back ASAP!! Book early. Place was standing room only packed on a Tuesday night."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "New location is beautiful! Staff and food is out of this world!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Food was great, although too much garlic in the potato puree. Dinners were presented well. Service was outstanding. Like the new look of the restaurant. However, it was very noisy. It was early in the evening, during the week, so I don't know if the restaurant was full. We had a hard time hearing our friends who sat across the table from us, so it was extremely hard to hold a conversation."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We went for our anniversary. The meal was spectacular. We had a mushroom soup with our meal that was the best I have ever had. Can't stop thinking about it. Our meals; an artichoke, goat cheese manicotti and their salmon was awesome and the bill wasn't too bad. I will go back in a heart beat."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Everything here is always wonderful and enjoyable."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I love the new location. The food and service are always superb!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014