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About Vivace - Charlotte

One of Charlotte's finest restaurants featuring the area's most authentic Italian cuisine and the best patio dining located in the easy to get to Metropolitan development at Midtown.

1100 Metropolitan Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sat + Sun | 11am-3pm
Lunch: Mon-Friday | 11 am - 4pm
Dinner: Sun | 5-9, Mon-Thur | 5-10, Fri, Sat 5-11

Cross Street:
South Kings Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 370-7755

Website:
http://www.vivacecharlotte.com/

Parking Details:
We offer valet parking but Metropolitan has plenty of parking both on-street and in deck parking.

Executive Chef:
John Captuo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Thursday, Nov 23 | 12pm-6pm
3 courses | $45 per person | $15 children 12 & under

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Private Dining

From small and intimate dinners at our chef’s table to rehearsal dinners in our private upstairs dining room— complete with its own terrace overlooking the Charlotte skyline, Vivace offers great food & exceptional service in an unforgettable venue!

Vivace - Charlotte Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (26)
Good for a Date (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
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Good for Anniversaries (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Business Meals (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Romantic (10)
Casual (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Scenic View (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Cozy (5)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Authentic (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 12, 2017

One of my favorite places! Great wine menu and the pasta dishes are wonderful!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wow, what a disappointment . There was over 1500 reviews for this restaurant, so being new to Charlotte and on my 6 year anniversary, I decided to give it a shot. On the way over, our cab driver commented how it was a nice restaurant and the views were spectacular...she ate there personally .

When we first got there, we noticed everyone was sitting downstairs . I asked for a seat with the view, and I was told someone had rented the entire upstairs and it was closed for the evening (7PM) . I was ok with this, and was politely brought to my table . I was then greeted by an inexperienced waiter, who took exceptionally long for anything I asked him (they were not that busy), was brought the two worst Moscow mules that I had...ever . The noise from the party upstairs was so loud that their music was blending in the with the music downstairs. The waiter could barely hear me and had to lean in several times just to hear what I was saying .

The food was par at best, was never brought any bread, and paid $34 for a beef tenderloin that was extremely small and only ok as far as taste goes .

I left there laughing about the whole experience bc it was so bad that it just became funny in the end. I will never go back to this place with my wife or recommend it to anyone in the future.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I dined on a Saturday evening at 6:30 so it was early. The service was good, not spectacular, the food selection was okay and I settled in on the veal saltamboca which was not tender but certainly edible frankly I was expecting more flavor. Was it a good meal for the money, yes. Was the atmosphere nice for a date, yes. Were the tables and chairs comfortable, ummmm next question.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We enjoyed our visit for Sunday Brunch . They made my mother feel very special for her 80th Birthday!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience. The staff was extremely welcoming, from the complimentary valet, to the hostesses, to the server. As you walk through the restaurant, each staff member greets you with a pleasant smile. Extensive wine menu, but the server was very helpful and knowledgeable about what is offered. Food was plentiful and we left FULL. Great value for your money. Ambiance was very intimate and calm. I received a complimentary gelato for my birthday, and the server handed me a birthday card at the end of the night that had been personally signed by the staff! That left a terrific impression and made my evening even more special! Would highly recommend.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful experience. Great food! Excellent views! Waitress was very attentive and pleasant! Endless bloody Marie’s, heck yeah! I had 5!

Tags: Tapas, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Got the 30 dollar al inclusive brunch. Absolutely fabulous. We had such a great time!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

First time for Sunday Brunch and we absolutely loved it! We will be back with more friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The service made everything even better than it probably was! We all got the brunch special and our server never let our glasses get empty, mimosas all around! I had the calamari which had excellent flavor and the dipping sauce was really good too!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My husband and I went to Vivace for our 1 year wedding anniversary. This was our 2nd time there; we visited a year prior after recently getting married. The food and staff was wonderful. We love there Brussels sprouts!!! They are a must order!!! I was just sad to see they took the short ribs pasta off the menu; it was fantastic last year! The staff was sweet enough to give us a hand signed anniversary card. Vicace will definitely be our new anniversary tradition!

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

We selected Vivace because we had a great experience last year as we visited Extrusion 2016

Tags: Organic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was ok but the ice cream came melted! As it was a hot day it was a really disgusting dessert!The location is great and the service standard.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great spot for Sunday brunch. Bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary's are ok but my Bloody Mary tasted like it was straight tomato juice. Caesar salad with grilled shrimp was very flavorful but chicken in chicken and biscuit dish was very dry and gravy was lumpy and tasteless; also "biscuit" was more like a piece of pound cake. It was a beautiful afternoon so we sat outside so the setting was better than the food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Inside there was a birthday party going on so it was LOUD. We had to sit outside since just walking through a short distance made my ears ring. Shame I didn't really get to see the interior as a result. Outside was lovely and we had a fantastic server who was extremely attentive, helpful, and pleasant. The particular food items we chose sadly left a lot to be desired. I've wined and dined at the most expensive places you can find all the way down to the hidden gem hole in the wall places. It was simply too bland for all the excitement you get reading from the menu. The menu promises vivid and new, exciting flavor combinations but the dishes themselves simply fell flat and were dissapointing. Presentation was still good, however and the wine list is excellent along with very knowledgable servers if you need guidance. Certainly not a place to go if you plan to keep a dinner for two under 80-100$. Conclusion: Unless I want to merely enjoy some good wine, I don't think I will be back again until they improve the food.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We were there on a Monday night and the place was rather quiet, but that suited us just fine. Professional, personalized attention from the wait staff without it being obtrusive. Food was excellent: calamari, Caesar salad (authentically done with anchovy but on the crouton--very nice), exceptional scallops on celeriac puree and ribeye.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I love vivace! Andrew S. always takes care of me and I will always ask for him when coming there! Thank you for making my friends birthday extra special!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Four of us dined on a perfect, balmy evening on the terrace at Vivaci -- much nicer (for our taste) than inside where noise was uncomfortable and temperature was too cool. The menu was creative and offered just enough options for a good variety. Food was excellent. We thought the wine was a bit pricey, but must admit the recommended choice perfectly complemented our entrees. We look forward to another visit in the not too distant future.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

I had my Birthday Brunch here.The food was delicious and the staff was amazing...

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I went here for Sunday brunch with my husband. the Sicilian Quiche was huge and very good! We also got the short rib hash and Brussel sprouts. Everything was very tasty. They also make a good cup of coffee. I will definitely be going back again.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Portions are a little smaller than I would normally care for, service was good, great menu offerings as well

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

My twin sister and i went to Vivace to celebrate our birthday and they did a great job! They gave us ice cream and a birthday card signed by the employees. One of the best experiences ever!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Tasty menu, every time we go for brunch the food is excellent. Food came out very quickly, servers at Vivace are the best in Charlotte, attentive and friendly

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We have been here several times before. We were a party of 6. We started with a round of drinks in bar area. Drinks were good. The decor and design of the bar was not really appealing. On to our dinner. All the food served was very flavorful and nicely presented. Service was disappointing. It began with our wine order of glasses of a red wine Sangiovese. A Chardonnay was delivered. We had to ask for bread. Our dessert crostini has to be redone as the first attempt burned. We were notified of that but it became awkward as other members of our party had finished their desserts while we waited at least 15 minutes for ours to arrive. Prior to this visit we had had an issue with service. It rushing back to Vivace.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Awesome experience at brunch. Service was perfect! We loved it so much we decided to book our wedding reception in their private dining space!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Restaurant was empty and service was poor. Menu has changed amd server didn't bother explaining any thing. Pizza/flatbread was bland, not cut and ingredients were not thoroughly spread out. Other food was good though.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Bottomless mimosas were great!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Service was not good and very slow!! I have been here many times before and have not been this disappointed in the past.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 8, 2017

They were training new staff on a Friday night! Brought out wrong order twice before getting it right, so LONG wait to eat dinner.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Staff was talking about their personal lives right by our table while rolling silverware which made it a very uncomfortable dining experience. They also didn't bring the food out together I sat with my food for 5 mins waiting on my dates food to be delivered to the table. Food was "ok" would not recommend unless you were just getting drinks.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was great. Somewhat noisy, had to ask to turn down piped in my sis, which they di right away. Column more suited for bar area not dining.
Would go again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The service was slow and the music was really loud. However, the food was really good and you can't go wrong with unlimited mimosas.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Amazing experience. We have been to Vivace many times and it has always been exceptional. Tonight was no exception. Our server was intuitive, guided our menu selections and did a fantastic job serving our party of 5. The food was excellent- We had the mushroom pizza and cheese/charcuterie plate to start- both fantastic. I ordered the lamb saltimbucco and it was the best I've ever had. We had our toddler with us and they even surprised her with a birthday treat - it was thoughtful and totally unexpected.
Can't recommend Vivace enough - we will be back!

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

We had some friends down from NYC and wanted to introduce them to CLT with good views of the city and a great brunch in a relaxed atmosphere. Vivace delivered on all accounts and (especially after a nightmare travel adventure for our friends to get here) it was a perfect segue into being on vacation in this beautiful city - kicking things off with comfort food and mimosas.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Delicious food, great service, Patrick was awesome... wonderful overall!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 13, 2017

My favorite brunch spot in Charlotte! Great deal and great food

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Cozy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Fantastic Brunch Specials, highly recommend for the Sunday - Funday crowd.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I don't mind slow service if I am waiting to get good food but this was the slowest and the worst food I have ever had could not even eat, wish I would have stayed home and save myself $100 and just eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great food and atmosphere! Loved the different options and the availability of the full menu for Restaurant Week. Looking forward to coming back soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Didn't get to try the food that I came to get as they sold out. Enjoyed the mimosas, but the restaurant is loud.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Even with a reservation and requesting outside seating we were told there was a wait.

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