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Date
Thu, 4/19
Time
10:00 PM
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Vivace - Charlotte

4.5
1752 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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
John Captuo
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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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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
What 1752 People Are Saying
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4.3
service
4.5
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4.1
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined a day ago

My family and I were here to celebrate my birthday.
Great food, as usual.
I was surprised at the slow service, perhaps there weren’t enough servers scheduled. Our server had tables inside and outside and was running back and forth as best as they could. But, it did effect our experience. We were there for 2 1/2 hours, which seems like a long time for a not very busy Wednesday evening.
The air conditioning was way too cold, we even requested an adjustment but it remained cold inside the entire time. We all felt uncomfortable and it made our food get cold quickly.
I was also disappointed in the cocktail menu. I sent a drink back because it was not good. Well, I actually brought the drink to the bar myself because our server was nowhere to be found for quite some time.
I like Vivace, but the experience was unimpressive. I hope that if I decide to return, things will have improved.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We always love coming to Vivace- the food is always wonderful and the service is always attentive and friendly. It's even my 10 year old son's favorite restaurant!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Chad was personable and definitely enhanced the overall experience

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

First, I want to start by saying that we started the night with a big disappointment. We made a reservation but when we arrived we were told that there were no tables available and our only option was a bar table. I’m not really sure why we didn’t have a table, but we ended up picking a bar table. With that being said, I’m glad we did. Our server was amazing, knowledgeable, friendly. Loved her. She helped pick a great wine! Food was excellent as well! Outside of the hosting issue, we were very pleased.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was just ok and service wasn’t very good

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Delicious and special

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Came for dinner, opted for apps because they sounded great. Brussel sprouts were saturated with sugar/syrup, and the bruschetta was just two pieces of bread with overly chilled vegetables, also over-dressed with honey/syrup. Wine was delish!

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1.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We chose Vivace since it was close to Theatre Charlotte and we have previously (years ago) enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Unfortunately it was a different experience this time. We started with the ricotta bruschetta but found it inedible as it was piled high with cold pickled vegetables....the description of the dish on the menu did not mention that the vegetables were pickled so this was an unpleasant surprise. My husband had the monkfish "osso bucco" which was on top of over-salted risotto and the fish was overcooked. I had the veal saltimbocca and the veal was overcooked and on top of undercooked, chewy ravioli with a mushroom sauce that was significantly under seasoned. Hopefully it was just a bad night for the kitchen....

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The reservation that was confirmed multiple times got us the worst table in the house. The same dish that was ordered by two people appeared on two different sized plated with vastly different looks. Unfortunate

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Table wobbled -- otherwise a great place and wonderful meal.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Had dinner here a few months back before a concert and it was great! We were told about their brunch with bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary's and decided to give it a shot. Great seating outdoors with views of the Charlotte Skyline, the set menu was a great Italian twist on the common brunch and delicious. Oh, and did I mention bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary's. Have some fun, give it a try.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Still one of my favorite places in charlotte. Our server, Chris, was awesome. It’s our favorite spot for a girls’ brunch!! They don’t advertise it, but they can make mimosas with pretty much any juice you’d like! I recommend the pineapple. The Benedict is always on point. Just be sure you add bacon to your meal since it’s now a veggie Benedict!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Food was good, service was not spot on at times, sometimes not very attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The food and service were great! Will recommend to family and friends!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

It has been a while since we have eaten here. The food was outstanding and will definitely be back sooner rather than later. Ordered the Pappardelle Bolognese and Veal Saltimbocca, both excellent. Wine by glass very reasonable and nice pour. Great evening.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

AMAZING BRUNCH

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Was disappointed. Had been to Dressler's a few weeks ago and looked forward to Vivace. Food and dessert was OK.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I absolutely love having brunch here! The ambience is great and can't beat the price. I come here frequently. In fact on this last visit me and my friends tried another restaurant to do something different and ended up at vivace anyway because it wasn't as good :)

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Nice evening out; would go again.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We enjoyed the "mimosa brunch" however the restaurant was really, really noisy. It had a nice vibe, but if you want quiet, this is not the place. The appetizers were great - brussels sprouts and the arugula salad! I had the fried chicken sandwich and, while the flavors were nice, the bun was stale. I have eaten dinner here, too, and it was delicious.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We ate brunch at Vivace. The table service was good and the place is attractive, but ear-splittingly loud when busy. The calamari was delicious, but the frittatas were over cooked, dry, and practically tasteless. In short, there are better places for brunch in Charlotte.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great! Celebrated an early birthday & everything was wonderful

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1.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food was ok. Very over priced. Service was ok nothing to brag about

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

One of our favorite Charlotte date nights. Asked the server for wine pairings with courses and he did not disappoint. Overall 4 stars but would have been 5 if dessert had been better. Gelato was melted. Flourless chocolate brownie did not hold up as a takeout dessert.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

As of my visit yesterday to Vivace, I've officially found the best gluten-free pasta in Charlotte. I had the Fra Diavolo (with shrimp!) and had to stop myself from licking my plate. They even brought me bread made from their gluten-free pizza dough. One of my lunch companions had the gluten-free pizza and pronounced it "excellent" (she has had every other gluten-free pizza in town, so this is high praise). Vivace will be my new go-to destination for any special occasion, or even for everyday get-togethers whenever I have a little extra time.

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We were there for special occasion and all the info was in the notes, and no enthusiastic greeting or mention of that when server approach table. Server was short and opinionated and her attire was not neat! 2 plates out of four came out on a cool temperature even though they were Hot dishes. Portions are lacking compare with prices. Doesn't feel upscale anymore!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Sunday brunch is a must!!! Food and ambiance is great for a girls date and the service was amazing! Plus cat beat the price

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2.0Dined on February 21, 2018

The food was very average. Our waitress was very sweet, but we would not go back.

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Server was really rude, didn’t not bring bread to the table, never asked for reorders of drinks, never checked to see if the food was ok and had an attitude when I confronted him regarding the lack of service and quality.

Food was ok, fish was salty and the broccolini was really bitter and inedible. The pizza was just bad with nothing but cheese and no flavor.

Pick any other place but this for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Service was ok. Our server was very chatty with other staff !
Food was great. The Caesar salad was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. I had the salmon and even though I requested medium minus it was well done but still tasty.
My husband had the flatbread pizza and he enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

My experience at Vivace was WONDERFUL! I made reservations there for my boyfriend's birthday and I am so glad I did. The service was exceptional, the food was incredible, and our waitress gave my boyfriend complimentary gelato for his birthday. We will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Very nice. Good food, good service, played new pop music while still finding a way to keep it a nice restaurant.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

I have been at this restaurant before and had a better dinner experience but not so much this time. The cauliflower soup was too salty but my spouse stated his meal was good. Also, I was a little unnerved by the expediter touching the food with his hands and wiping sweat from his face at the same time. If you are going to have an open kitchen, definitely need sanitary practices!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a great time. Food
Was Fantastic! Loved the oysters! The service e was great too.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentin’s day

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Everything was fine. It took a while to get our appetizers but everything was delicious.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Went for Brunch and had great food and the Bloodies and Mimosas were excellent as well. Nice ambiance and the food was very diversified and delicious with nice portions. Service was very good and will look forward to another trip to Vivace.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Vivace is a favorite! We had a lovely evening as always. Our meal came out a little later than normal but the waiter did his best to keep us apprized.

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1.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We required gluten-free dining due to Celiac Disease, and we reiterated multiple times that we were ordering from the Gluten Free menu (which is great that they have). After dinner was placed on the table, all looked fine. However, after the individual with Celiac had consumed half of his meal, we realized that there was a piece of bread buried under a mountain of food. Therefore, I would NOT recommend Vivace to anyone with food sensitivities since staff does not appear to be adequately trained.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

First Managers are very friendly and visible at all times, servers disapeared and wasnt busy, food is great and tasty

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