Vivace - Charlotte

4.4
1801 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch
  • Scenic View
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sat | 11am-3pm
Brunch: Sun I 10am-3pm
Lunch: Mon-Friday | 11 am - 4pm
Dinner: Sun | 5-9, Mon-Thur | 5-10, Fri, Sat 5-10
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Phone number
(704) 370-7755
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Dave Lucarelli
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Private party facilities
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!
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Private party contact
our Private Event Manager: (866) 973-1389
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
South Kings Drive
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Parking details
We offer valet parking but Metropolitan has plenty of parking both on-street and in deck parking.
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Gift Card
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
Reviews from verified diners
1,801 reviews
4.4 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
62%
Very Good
23%
Good
10%
Fair
4%
Poor
1%
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MJ
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I love Vivace but this visit was not great.
The server came to the table too many times.
The food was fine but in a generic way.
Mussels were over cooked, fig pizza did not seem fresh, ravioli was over cooked and bate,y a special. Everything seemed more packaged than prepared.

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T
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food, the service and the evening were at best mediocre!!! The veal saltimboca was somewhat tough, the veal chop ($38) was very much over cooked —- but the beef medallions were very good. To top it all off the ordered glasses of the primitivo were served WELL past its life having a strong vinegar flavor —- they DID CORRECT the problem by opening a new bottle. The way to get help from our waiter was to wave our hands on nail he saw us.
All in all — a disappointing evening. We went there to scout it out to take a large group (about 35) there for a dinner. Not going to happen !!!!

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AJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great time Saturday for brunch. Out waiter Josh was exceptional ! Food was amazing ! I would definitely recommend Vivace to my friends and family.

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AN
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING .....I LOVED EVERYTHING ...NICE...FUN ...REALLY GOOD FOOD

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f
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful weekend brunch spot with the best value in town and super food!!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined while on a vacation. It was excellent. The gluten free pasta was delicious as well. The server was great. I definitely recommend it.

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JP
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. I have the Benedicto Vivace and it was super delicious. Server was very attentive and allowed us to stay a little longer once we were done.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trip is awesome!

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RM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food,lovely decor and location.They might have been short staffed,but food took too long to arrive.As well,service declined as overwhelmed server had far too big of a section.A wonderful disposition,but she simply had too much ground to cover. Manager most accommodating when these matters were brought to his attention. Better communication needed. Will return.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and the food was delicious

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AE
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Charlotte! I come here every year for Mother’s Day, not to mention it’s great for any occasion.

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S
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delicious brunch and wonderful service at Vivace! Everyone enjoyed their food and we were fortunate enough to get a secluded space for our book club meeting. Thanks so much for the accommodations and allowing for a great space. I will definitely be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I liked the mussels. Ask for soft bread to dip in the sauce. It comes out with hard bread. Scallops entree was good. And the tiramisu was good. The waitress was nice and checked up on us quite often. The service was fast.

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AL
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Overall Vivace is a pretty restuarant, and most of the food is really good! However, we had some major issues with our order. First, the kitchen got half of our order wrong and had to go back to fix it. I can only assume they just left the correct order on the counter while they did this, this half our food was cold when it returned. I can then only assume they microwaved it and brought it back, because my ham was so over cooked I couldn’t cut it. Additionally, the my mimosa had a spider in it. With that said, they took care of my entree and the service was very good! Our waiter was very understanding, and mimosas continued to flow well past our meal time.

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t
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great dinner there. Great spot to meet friends for drinks on the terrace or upstairs on the balcony. The menu was varied and our meals were fantastic. Our server was very knowledgeable and able to help us make great selections. Will definitely be back.

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l
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super food, great service, and we really enjoyed the ambiance of the dining room - high ceilings, beautifully decorated, and not loud. We'll definitely dine here again!

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L
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my dad for Father’s Day brunch, great service, yummy food and bomb drinks!

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TC
Charlotte
56 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Went on a Sunday for Father’s Day. Despite it being a holiday it wasn’t busy. Had a reservation, but still waited 30 minutes to be seated. Waitress didn’t go over menu or specials she missed brining our water to someone at our table and we had to ask 5 times to get it. It was warm outside and they served water with no ice. I will Likely not return. The food was good and the price was decent. The service wasn’t great.

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CP
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The bar section is very nice, and the staff was great. There is a great patio area as well in the back. I loved the decor and ambiance, and the food was great, very large portions for the appetizers though. Wine list is extensive, but only italians.

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KT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We had a very early supper before a concert. We were the only ones in the restaurant. Calamari was under cooked. Only ate half.

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AA
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Josh, was amazing! Funny and very attentive.

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AS
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my all time favs. The menu changes. Super fresh. Always amazing!!!

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LA
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and value, but was looking for more authentic Italian. Pasta was fresh and homemade, but sauce and presentation were “Americanized “. (Italians would never use a goat cheese sauce over a Bolognese sauce.)

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite brunch spot in the QC!

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sat outside on a pleasant Sunday for brunch. Food delicious, especially when supplemented by the Bloody Mary bar. The brunch deal was a great value.

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K
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for Sunday brunch. The Bloody Mary bar is disappointing and underwhelming. The music way too loud, but they adjusted it and that made the meal much more enjoyable. The service was outstanding and the food was great. Their version of eggs Benedict isn’t my favorite, but the quiche was super and so was the berry parfait. Sitting outside is the way to go! We will definitely be back, but will skip the Bloody Mary bar and stick with cocktails or mimosas!

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LJ
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Our waitress Latarra was great. Food was good but meatballs were very bland. Food quality not equivalent to high price. We don’t mind the cost if taste and quality are equivalent. Not a place for anniversary which is why we were there. Too noisy for intimate dinner.

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YF
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food & drinks were great!!
Lauren, our server was nice but was kinda rushing us. She continuously repeated over & over the 50 cent upcharge for different juice for mimosas; even though it’s clearly printed on the menu(our entire party are educated thus we know how to read). She rushed our checks even though we were not finished & when we asked for refill on the bottomless mimosa she kept repeatedly saying she could not over serve us, as our neighboring tables continued to indulge without problem, she then offered another mimosa for additional purchase. If she was really worried about over serving, then offering more for additional purchase should not be an option either.

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1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were in Charlotte for the night and decided to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary at Vivace, and I cannot say enough good things about it. The service was exceptional - shout out to our server, Lauren, who took great care of us. She recommended an awesome bottle of prosecco and kept our glasses full the whole night. She was personable and the minute we told her we were celebrating an anniversary, she went out of her way to make sure we had a memorable evening. The food was just as good. We started with the charcuterie and cheese board (we particularly liked the Romano), and Caesar salads with a perfect amount of dressing. For the main course, my husband had the spaghetti and I ordered the parpardelle. Both dishes were fantastic, with clearly freshly-made pasta cooked al dente. I would definitely recommend their marinara sauce, which had just the right amounts of sweetness and spiciness. My husband even raved about the sauce, and he is a stickler about red sauces. At the end of the meal, Lauren offered us complimentary gelato in honor of our anniversary; we chose the Nutella flavor, and it was also spectacular. All in all, a great evening. So glad we took a chance on Vivace!

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Big parties some confusion about the server, but in the end, the food made up for it. A favorite place.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The waitress had difficulty hearing our orders but she was really kind. The food was outstanding

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S
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The entire experience was sub par at best. We walked in and stood awkwardly at the host stand for a while with no one coming by to check in or greet anyone with a handful of other seemingly lost people. Our server was a little too sarcastic for comfort considering we were trying to have a nice meal with our mother. The server was also hardly seen, especially disappointing as it was not very busy at all. There was someone else that started helping us, and then they were picked on for being helpful by our actual server. The food wasn’t stellar either. Considering that it kept being reiterated that everything was fresh and made in house, it seemed more like we were paying an exponentially high rate for reheated chef boyardee. Will probably not be coming back anytime in the near future.

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AR
Charlotte
32 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We ate there for Mother's Day. We were seated quickly, and the food was excellent. Our server could have been a little more attentive (we never got any bread, as other tables around us did), and there was a long wait between our meal being delivered and plates being removed.

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RG
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Food only fair, waitress ver good, hostess staff terrible-kept my handicapped wife standing and unseated when restaurant was basically empty

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TB
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Busy Mother's Day brunch was a bit loud but the service was fantastic as was the food.

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d
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was awesome. Great environment, good staff, unbelievable food, we had a great experience.

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JP
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening in nice setting, we sat upstairs with view of uptown. Good food. Good cocktails. Thank you Vivace! Well be back. We love the patio, but will enjoy that one evening when it’s not 93 degrees!

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Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Both times we have went here we have had good food and good service.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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O
Charlotte
29 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect night always helps! Outside seating was terrific. Server suggested appropriately and was accommodating with requests for slight changes.
Enjoyed every aspect of our dinner.
Thanks!

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