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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: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free self-parking in the immediate area
    Complimentary valet.
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Amazing service, excellent food, love the new location we'll be back again and again"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Vivace's as outstanding as ever. First visit to the new location since getting back in town and love it. Good to see all the same, excellent wait staff."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "I have been going to Vivace for close to 20 years. Been through two locations with them and now the third. I have travel throughout the Western U.S. and have not found a better restaurant. Consistently excellent food and service. For lunch, you cannot beat their ham sandwich, penne and sausage or the seafood soup. The new location is further to drive, but well worth it."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "The food and service at Vivace Restaurant was great! My wife and I greatly enjoyed our wedding anniversary diner."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "This was our second visit and the high quality of the food was evident once again - and at relatively reasonable prices for a fine dining restaurant. The Seafood Soup is a show stopper. It can be noisy, so try to avoid the tables jammed along the interior colonnade. And the tables for two are small and make maneuvering the oversized plates here a challenge. Unfortunately, unlike most Open Table restaurants, Vivace does not seem to be very responsive to special seating requests."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The four of us had a fantastic dining experience. All of us were extremely pleased with our food selections. Each was proclaimed to be exquisite! The preparation, seasoning, and presentation of each dish was first class. The server, Athena, was friendly, knowledgeable, and extremely pleasant. She certainly enhanced our dining enjoyment."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I haven't eaten at all the restaurants in town, but this has to be at or very near the top. In apples to apples, it is by far the best Italian. Elegant without being stuffy, the substantial menu has a wide range of prices and varied entrees, and the staff knows them very well. I've had veal scaloppini all over the country and none were better. Fork tender, with a lemony sauce offset by briny capers. Wonderful. The new location is spacious with wooden floors which can make things louder than some prefer. An ample wine list with a range of prices, not unlike the menu which has lower priced and simple fare as well as more sophisticated creations. They have a fondness for fontina cheese in the baked dishes but less filling options are fine!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I was traveling by myself and decided to try the "new" Vivace. The view was excellent as was the food and service."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Dined on recommendation by numerous friends. Did not like the main dining room - to noisy & open, not intimate in spite of nice views of mountains & back patio. Ordered 2 fish specials @ 5:30 pm & already kitchen was out, only had 1. Was not impressed w/marinara sauce-something that could be made at home, not fine dining quality. Overall disappointment, as was celebrating a birthday. Reservation noted the special occassion, but no mention of it by restaurant personnel."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Always a lovely experience, a very special place to go."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Beutiful views of the city Great Italian Food The fish and the rice with vegetables superb"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Love this restaurant!! Food has always been great and service terrific. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "From the valet parking attendants to the hostess, waiter and busboys, the service was gracious and attentive without being overly solicitous. And a lovely birthday dessert for our special guest topped the luncheon off. We've decided to come back often and try something different on the menu instead of sticking to our favorites."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Branzino was the lunchtime special. Both of us ordered it, finished it, loved it and recommended it to several others. All loved it. Felix, our waiter, was superb as always. The rest of the staff was friendly and attentive as they always are. They've made us part of the family."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We always enjoyed the food at Vivace, but did not care for its former location. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at their new location. We will return often now."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "everything was very good. the food, service, and atmosphere was all very good!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Awonderful, awonderful. The meal and the service were outstanding with a great view of Tucson. Candace was our server and was very professional and most hospitable. My wife and I live 35 miles (about an hour) from Vivace but it well worth the time and effort if you like excellent food and service."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My daughter and I enjoy the 3 cheese and spinach soufflé for lunch. It has been consistently very good. The new location is a nice open arena with several levels. One section will have great evening city views."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Marvelous meal. I had the striped bass, my friend had the magnificent red pepper fish soup. Candace took good care of us with excellent hot coffee and and Vivace's mint chocolate gelato. We truly enjoyed a peaceful meal at a quiet time, lingering over great coffee for nearly an hour. Thank you all for working so hard to maintain your continued excellence. we'll be back."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner on August 7th. My wife and I had veal picata. It was excellent. The meal capped a wonderful birthday for my wife. We will definitely return for another meal. You should be proud to serve great food along with very good service."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We were joined by special friends from out-of-town for a most pleasant evening. The restaurant was very busy, but it was possible to carry on a conversation without shouting, unlike so many "in" places. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. We will definitely return"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Great service and fantastic food! Felix gives excellent service!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Had a terrific meal, on our anniversary, at Vivace. The staff, food, views... all wonderful. We are already planning our next visit."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "There were four of us for dinner and at times we had trouble conversing over the noise level. Food was tasty, but heavy. Very few vegetarian options. the wine list was extensive and appropriately priced."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Vivace can do no wrong. period. i am not a big fan of Italian food because of its heaviness, but the lightness and attention to every detail in the selection of ingredients and preparation makes each dish a delicacy. The views from of every side are gorgeous and the service is second to none. a true Tucson gem and not to be missed. reserve early!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "As usual, we had a very fine time. My wife greatly enjoyed her favorite breaded chicken breast with mashed potatoes and gravy. I had the Vivace signature, sliced filet mignon on toast with the excellent mixed greens salad, iced tea and a split Vivace mint & chocolate Gelato topped off an enjoyable meal. Joyce took good care of us despite having to keep up with an energetic table of eight nearby. Roxanna took some time as we departed to show us your banquet facilities. She was very helpful. Thank you. We'll be back."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Yvonne the hostess was very polite and welcoming. Our waiters name was Ishban and he was extremely professional and seamless with his service. Food was delightful as always and we had such a grand time laughing, drinking, enjoying such great cuisine, and taking in the views. This place is a treat in itself."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We decided to eat outside as the patio ambience is very nice and inside it was loud since the tables are close together. The food was excellent and our waiter was very friendly and added to the overall experience. We will come back."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "This is our special place for special occasions! The food is amazing and now they have awesome views too! Love this place!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Service was good, food was okay, but not exceptional. It was an ok dining experience, but nothing to rave about."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The restaurant is beautiful and the people are wonderful and friendly !!The service was oustanding . The food was forgettable .. I remember Vivace when it was everything you could want in a special night out .. Out of 6 people no one was impressed with the food."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The meal was fabulous. I had the baked eggplant; out of this world. My brother had the bread pudding. Marvelous. This is one of Tucson's superb restaurants; I've dined there several times and just love it."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "As good as it sounds................................"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Always a great bargain for delicious Italian based creative menu. One of Tucson's best restaurants"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "First timers and it was a great place to celebrate a friend's birthday! The pork dish was awesome and the staff was great in taking the time to make this a birthday to be remembered!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I requested a romantic table for our 21st anniversary celebration (in my reservation) and was seated promptly to a lovely table for two next to the window. Our food was delicious, especially the handmade manicotti. Our server, James, was attentive but not intrusive. We had a lovely evening. Vivace has always been one of our favorite places for any occasion. We will most definitely continue to dine here. our"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Food took an inordinate amount of time considering how busy restaurant was."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Always happy when we dine at Vivace. Everything is superb. We love the fact that this restaurant is consistently excellent in every respect. We count on it as most of our celebrations take place here."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Vivace has always been Tucson's best restaurant in my opinion, and their new location adds much ambience to the excellent food. It is much larger than the old location with great views and excellent service."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Great reviews, and it may have been an off night but service was not good, had to ask time and again for everything. Dishes sat on the table for long periods before anyone picked them up, wait staff was not attentive, food was dry and tasteless. But, lots of it! Desserts were good. Won't go back."
    Dined on 7/28/2014