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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

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!

Private Party Contact:
our Private Event Manager: (866) 973-1389

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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Vivace - Charlotte Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (34)
Special Occasion (28)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
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Fit for Foodies (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Romantic (21)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Business Meals (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Casual (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Fun (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Scenic View (9)
Authentic (8)
Cozy (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Happy Hour (6)
People Watching (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentin’s day

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Looking for great pasta before a race. This was a great choice - great selections and great taste. Initial service was excellent - but then slowed after we finished our pasta and ordered dessert. My latte seemed to have gotten lost until I tracked down a host to find it. Restaurant very full. Heather excellent personality and helpful. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We had dinner at Vivace prior to a concert at the Spectrum Center and it was fantastic. Great food, atmosphere and service.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Brunch was phenomenal!!! The Strawberry Parfait with Greek yogurt was the most delicious, refreshing appetizers. Grilled salmon was perfectly cooked. My husband had the short rib hash and loved it. Poached eggs on top was a nice touch.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Even though we had a large party and added more people last minute, they accommodated us very well! Service is always great

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was pretty good, great price ($30) for bottomless brunch w app and entree. Will go back. Bread is 10/10

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 28, 2018

A unique brunch spot that serves tasty dishes. The brunch special comes at a great value compared to most brunch experiences. Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys gets your weekend day started off right!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It's mediocre Italian food at best. Luckily we went on Restaurant Week so we have to pay full price for what they served. Service was extremely slow there were times where the drinks came after the food we had asked several times for our drinks to come to our table at one point we even asked a manager and that was confusing for him to understand why wouldn't have our drinks. And when we arrived the saddest down and then told us nope sorry we gave you the wrong table you're going to have to wait a little longer.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Vivace is a beautiful restaurant with a wonderful wait staff and managers

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Ambiance, food and service were wonderful. Great evening with friends and good food. Would highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was excellent. Every bit of food was superb, including the incredible Brussels sprouts!
Very nice atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Our overall experience was great, even when I sent my steak back because it was over cooked for my liking. The only thing I wish was better was our server, Regina. She just wasn't very friendly. There were times when she'd just come by, put something on the table and walk away without a word. We weren't expecting her to be all bubbly and chatty, but we also weren't expecting her to be so stand off ish.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We visited with friends, to try someplace new, during Queen's Feast. The foo was excellent, server was very attentive. The downside was how noisy the restaurant was. Perhaps it is not always so loud - there was a large party at the bar.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Food and service were very good. Queens Feast menu was extensive-lots of choices. Will definitely visit again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Wonderful food. Great service.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 22, 2018

I have two words to describe Vivace...Brussels Sprouts. I have been to the restaurant 5 or 6 times in the last two years and I get the Brussels Sprouts appetizer with every meal. They must sprinkle some kind of magic potion on them because even my teenager likes them. In addition to Brussels Sprouts, their main entrees are very good. Of particular note are the scallops, the veal saltimbocca, and the Zuppa di Pesce (with prawn, clams, baby octopus, potatoes, lobster in a tomato broth). I ordered steak at Vivace for the first time during my latest visit - the petite fillet. It was perfectly cooked and seasoned, and there was not an ounce of gristle or fat. I honestly don't know why people vote Vivace less than 5-stars across the board, but I guess everyone has an opinion. They are 5-star food to me. Oh and did I mention Brussels Sprouts?

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I took my girlfriend for her birthday and it was great. My only problem was that it was Charlotte Restaurant week and the menu was shortened.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Queens Feast dinner recently. Nina (server) was outstanding; friendly and knowledgeable. The calamari was a tad bland but had some crushed pepper heat in the breading. The black bass was very good. Our friends' child ordered a small buttered pasta plate that was $13! Pricey.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great brunch experience.....food menu and selection is always consistent.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We enjoyed one of four entrees. The worst meal we had in Charlotte from Thursday -Sunday. The best was the pappardelle with bolognese sauce although pasta way over cooked, daughters black snapper( tasted very fishy) pork chop was underdone and topping inedible. Scallops underwhelmed my son in law. The Sat service was extremely slow taking 1: hour to receive our entrees
The inattentive waitress could have cared less. She kept pushing drinks. Go somewhere else for the money. Dining room extremely loud it was hard to carry on a conversation without shouting.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was average. Very adult menu. Great wine selection. Red sangria was the best. The view on the patio was great. We were there for a Birthday they had no special entertainment. I was told the birthday person would receive a card signed by all staff but he did not .

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Another great meal at Vivace! This is always a treat and they did a fabulous job during restaurant week. The restaurant was full but didn't feel crazy and the food was excellent as always!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was amazing from appetizers to dessert. I had the Springer Mountain chicken for entree just wow.
The waiter was nice but he needs to learn how to manage to stay on top of all his tables when it very busy. It was restaurant week so it’s probably not like that all the time, I hope. It won’t stop us from coming back because the food was top notch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Awesome place , good food . I had the black bass . Amazing

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was great and service was fast! They kept the mimosas and food coming.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 19, 2018

My only problem was that the music was too loud. It was hard to carry on a conversation at times.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Celebrating during Restaurant week but no skimping on great service and food - they offer their entire menu with some up charges but well worth the extra$ you cannot go without having the Brussel sprouts and cheese board both exceptional!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

Went for Brunch celebrating a friends birthday. Server overwhelmed. No manager checking on tables, but man oh man.. the food is excellent. The guys on the line were pumping out food like crazy. Place is also beautiful. I’ll come back for dinner and try again.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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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