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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 | 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

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

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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (27)
Good for a Date (20)
Good for Birthdays (16)
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Creative Cuisine (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Romantic (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Business Meals (10)
Casual (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Scenic View (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Good for Groups (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Cozy (5)
Fun (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Authentic (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Live Music (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I went to Vivaci to celebrate our wedding anniversary. From cocktails through dessert the food was absolutely wonderful. I was introduced to Hendricks gin - very smooth martini. We shared all dishes and highly recommend Siano Burrata Crostini to start. Delicious! The Caesar Salad was one of, if not the best, we have had in Charlotte. The dressing tasted like it had just been made. For our main course we had the Sauteed Atlantic Sea Scallops served with Truffle Celery Root Puree and Lobster Butter. The scallops melted in your mouth and the accompaniments were exquisite. We finished with a Decaf Espresso (served like it should be with lemon peel) and Chocolate Tera misso. Yummy!

We asked that the service not be rushed and were accommodated - dinner lasted more than 2 hours. The waitstaff was very pleasant and, because we were so pleased with the food, we took o moment when we were leaving to personally give our compliments to the chefs.

PS The anniversary card presented with dessert was signed by all of the people working there. A very nice Touch.

Will we return - you bet!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 6 days ago

Food drinks and service were all excellent. The noise level however was a bit much.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was great, food was good, but mostly cold. Price went up $5 since last time we were here. Not a big deal as we decided to go a la carte this time around, so it actually ended up being cheaper with a beer instead of the bottomless mimosas. Menu very limited for a vegetarian and non existent for a vegan. Fortunately, I had some flexibility this time around. this was the third time here in a year, so we will continue to come because we live the ambience and it's centrally located for us all to meet.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 7 days ago

Can't wait to go back! The food and service were excellent! So glad they had valet service too!

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The brussels sprouts were the best we've ever eaten - super yummy! And the lemon panna cotta was very refreshing and creamy.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

So we had the rabbit with pasta and it was absolutely fantastic. The wine recommendations were spot on and service was extra special. Thank you and we will be back!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Can't wait to try something new next time.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I used to love this restaurant and was excited to reserve a table for New Year's eve. We ordered sparkling water, as suggested by the server but she returned shortly to tell us that they ran out of the sparkling water. The restaurant planned a special menu for the celebration for $65pp, but the server informed us right away that they ran out of fish. My boyfriend wanted to have fish but we said ok, let's do lamb. The server takes the order and then returns to us and tells us that they ran out of lamb as well.... We were not going to let that spoil our celebration so we ordered whatever was available and waited for the countdown... When I mentioned the countdown to our server, she smirked at us and said "there is no countdown and the restaurant is closing." They closed the restaurant closed at 11:50 pm - 10 minutes before New Year's - turned on all lights, turned off music, started sweeping floors. A couple sitting next to us was also not happy about how the restaurant spoiled the celebration and they turned on music on their phone and we all continued meeting the New Year's and making the best out of the situation. They also told me that they came to this restaurant every year for New Year's celebration and it was never like this, there was always a countdown, music, champagne.... Not sure what happened to the management but this time is was obviously not executed very well. If f this was any night of the year, I would not be so upset but this was our first New Year's together and there will never be another chance to have a first New Year's ever again.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is one of my favorite places for brunch and dinner. The food and service are always wonderful, and the patio is perfect for summer brunch! Creative menus and well crafted cocktails that pair well make Vivace a great place for a quick bite or a special occasion.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Casual, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A nice New Year's Eve dinner with my family!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Interesting restaurant with a fun menu selection. You should definitely be ready to try new things. Very accommodating with great Mimosa selections.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I went with my best friend for dinner! The food from appetizers to entrees to dessert were all wonderful. Our server from Saturday night was very patient and helpful with my gluten allergy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Awesome vibe, food, and staff!! Vivace is now one of my favorite restaurants. #JustSimplyAwesome!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quick Bite, Casual, People Watching, Organic, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had the "Feast of the Seven Fishes" holiday special, and it was outstanding. The selection, creativity, and preparation was really great. For "foodies", this is a must!
Our server was very good.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very enjoyable evening- great service- good food!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Disappointing Christmas Eve brunch. The frittata was flat and tasteless and served with cold potatoes. As a group, we did not care for the cornbread served in a basket.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We recently visited Vivace and loved it! We did the tasting menu and were very impressed with the quality of the ingredients, the flavor profiles, the creativity and presentation of the food. Although the atmosphere is fairly casual, the quality was wonderful and definitely suitable for foodies who appreciate all the above. The ambience is cozy, modern and comfortable. You will find business groups, families and couples here as clientele. We'd certainly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The veal dish was great , the scallop dish , 3 scallops , was over priced $26.00 . Love the valet parking . Would come back . great restaurant to impress a date .

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The restaurant was quick to seat us, the waiter was pleasant but we felt rushed and pressure to give our order. The food was OK, drinks were good.
I guess I would go back for a date, but I think I can get better service in any other restaurant in Charlotte for the amount of money.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food and drinks were great but service was less than par. Our server didn't seem to be too interested with our party of 5 although the rest of the staff were very friendly and attentive.
We all had different dishes and there were no leftovers. Food was definitely worth the wait!

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Husband chose this place because it had gluten free options. However, the chicken dish he ordered from GF menu was definitely not GF. Before we even left, he started getting an itchy rash on arms and legs. Server didn’t come back to our table at all during our meal to refill water glasses or ask if we wanted more drinks. The coffee was mediocre at best. Cappuccino was lukewarm. Overall, was disappointing evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

They were very accommodating, we have a newborn with us and it was too noise inside, so they put us on an outdoor table. Great Service!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Server was great, food was very solid. Would absolutely go back.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Katy took great care of us. Our food was delicious and enjoyed the lovely dining room.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Excellent meal. Delicious veal.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

I made a reservation for a business dinner. The food was fresh and delicious. The calamari was outstanding! The service was great and everyone enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant. We all left very happy and very full. Would recommend.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was great our waiter was awesome...always on point with the delivery of the mimosas...excellent time it was my second time there I live in the dmv area it’s a must visit Vivace (VIH VAH CHAH) every time I come to Charlotte!!!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was tasteless and desperately needs someone to know how to season whatever their cooking -- except for copious amount of rosemary in the bread and one of the side dishes; an aggressive spice that was badly and liberally overused. No other seasoning seemed present in other food. Turkey gravy was "fine", as was the white meat turkey. The dark meat had several long, hard pieces that wouldn't even cut with a knife. The olive oil mashed potatoes were completely without flavor. Desserts were (a) bread pudding, which had the mouth feel of baby food and (b) apple pie - that was a child-sized slice and WAY too sweet. Hostess station manned by two young ladies who could have cared less about someone's arrival or greeting people. One was fully engaged in conversation with a dishwasher - as evidenced by his overalls / bib. She did not break her conversation until, after almost a full minute, I said "excuse me". Oh, she saw me standing there, but quickly looked back to the dishwasher-guy. The restaurant needs to be thoroughly cleaned - and the windows are a mess. We will not be back, we will not recommended - quite the opposite.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food at Vivace on Thanksgiving was excellent. Sadly there was no outside seating, and the inside ambiance is not great. In addition, loud 60s music was blaring which just didn't seem appropropriate for the occasion. This was our first time at Vivace, and we hope to give it another try--espcially when the patio is open.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I love the atmosphere here. It is chic and casual with a relaxing ambiance. Wine selection is good and reasonably priced. Service is always amazing and the staff is well informed. The food is good - not to die for but good. I get the pappardelle but the recipe seemed a little different this time. Overall I enjoy my experiences here and would recommend to anyone wanting something that’s affordable and not the same old chain restaurant.

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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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