Vivace - Park Hyatt Aviara
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Mon - Thu 7:30PM - 11:00PM
Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 11:00PM
It was a beautiful evening to sit out on the patio at Vivace - there was a wedding reception below finishing up as we began our meal, but the happiness of the event didn't derail our enjoyment of the terrace. Food was delicious - I would characterize their menu as gourmet.
Loved our waiter. Beautiful place.
One of the best meals I’ve had!
Outstanding! Server was very professional and expertly explained the menu down to the smallest detail, and chefs performed exactly as described. Superb!!
I’ve eaten at Vivace many times now over a 10 year period and I’ve never had a bad meal there. The food and service are consistently excellent.
Food delicious and flavorful, service very attentive. Chief complaint is it is overpriced for what it is. $20 per glass of wine was over the top. Bill over $200 for two of the smallest tasting menus. Best dish was a spicy grilled octopus appetizer. Scallop entree not as good as appetizer. Desserts okay. Also, several guests had babies or small children in this very fancy expensive restaurant. I realize the restaurant is in a hotel, but for the prices, small kids and babies do not add to the experience.
Good, but not great. It’s been better, we werr disappointed.
My favorite these days. They did a great job celebrating father's day and my mother's birthday. Steak was excellent, and I always love their black squid ink pasta. Pot du chocolat was also excellent. I love the ambiance, as you don't feel cramped and have room between tables. Thank you again.
Great dinning experience. One of the best meals I have had ever. Def worth the price
Excellent menu. We went back twice in the same week. Everything was amazing
Wonderful experience from valet parking to beautiful lobby to attentive staff. Very creative food from fresh local ingredients, beautifully presented. Sit by the windows for a great view or by the fireplace for a cozy evening.
An explosion of amazing flavors!!!
We all had heard how wonderful this restaurant is so we decided to make a reservation. We were celebrating a birthday, so the occasion was festive. The room we were in was well appointed with a heavy wood tone. The service was good, not too overbearing. All of us enjoyed our food. Birthday dessert was outstanding. Next time we will try the steak restaurant, although this was very good.
Excellent meal; excellent service; excellent setting
Amazing! Scrumptious! Can't wait to go back! From appetizer to dessert the ambiance, service and attention to detail was out of this world.
Everything was amazing
food was excellent and the service was as well. went in may and it was not crowded with tourists!!
Vivace is first class all the way! We brought out of town friends for a birthday celebration. They absolutely loved it! Everything was fantastic! I highly recommend Vivace.
Food was excellent,inventive and well presented. Service also excellent. Appreciated the extra attention given to our granddaughter who was celebrating her 10th birthday. It was so nice to have a noise level which allowed easy conversation.
5 Star Experience
My wife and I went to Vivace to celebrate an anniversary. We've eaten there several times, but it had been a while. They've really upped their game with the food and service. We liked their tasting menus giving you the chance to experiment. The food was really good and not something you'd ever see in a normal American Italian restaurant. This was a Northern Italian experience. Adam, our waiter, was very smooth and professional. He showed me a wine tasting trick I'd never seen. Overall, a terrific evening in a beautiful setting. We'll be back soon.
My friend and I were staying at the PH Aviara for a girls' weekend getaway, and we made a reservation at the Vivace restaurant. Our server, Marshall, was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive - he created a truly masterful wine pairing for our tasting menu, and he also steered us towards some fantastic dishes (the spring asparagus appetizer dish was a revelation, and I'm still thinking about the apple cider sorbet I had with dessert!). We had a wonderful dinner, and I'm already thinking of scheduling another weekend getaway to go back.
We are all locals who had “forgotten” about Vivace. Or perhaps going out to dinner at a high-end resort that caters to visitors isn’t what first comes to mind when thinking of a local restaurant to go to. But when a recently retired chef friend decided to move out of SoCal, we decided to take him to Vivace, as he had raved about it in years past. It did not disappoint. Each dish in each of the courses was original/unique, wonderfully presented, and a delight to the palate. It was fabulous. The service was excellent, our waiter showcasing deep knowledge of the menu without being pretentious or stuffy. And while the beautiful setting at the Park Hyatt Aviara was expected, the complementary valet parking, was a welcome surprise.
For $59 each, we were given our choice of any one of the appetizers, a choice of any of the pastas or entrees, and a dessert. For $69, we could get an app, a pasta, an entree (both slightly smaller portions than in the $59 offering) and dessert. While far from inexpensive, each of us felt the meal was entirely worth the cost. If we had any criticism, it was that the prices on the wines struck us as being a bit high.
While Vivace will not be one of my frequent choices for dining due to the price point, it certainly was the best meal I and my friends have had anywhere in North County. Having reacquainted myself with Vivace, I suspect I will find my way back several times a year for special occasions or a night out when we feel like treating ourselves to a true culinary delight.
I’d highly recommend it to anyone looking for a truly excellent dining experience.
We had a wonderful birthday meal here in a beautiful and relaxing setting. The food was outstanding and so delicious. It was served at just the right temperature and in a very timely manner. The service was exceptional. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and very helpful in suggesting just the right dish to choose in pairing with other dishes and wine. The entire staff was attentive and gracious.
Perfect in every way.
The service was exceptional. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was elegant and relaxed.
Food, service and ambiance was impeccable. My husband ranked the evening in the top 3 in our more than 30 years together!
Food was very good. Service was not optimal. In fact for the price point, it was very poor
Food average and expensive. Ambiance great!
Expensive and not very good.
Dishes were too exotic- combination of ingredients didn’t work for us!
Exceptional restaurant with unique menu, presentation, superb service and ambiance. 3-4 course fixed price menu has a lot to offer any palette.
Love this restaurant, everything about it, from the exceptional menu to the service, fabulous tasting food and incredible presentations! Their donuts for desert are to die for! A must try if you’re at the hotel or in the area!
the food is always to be relied upon for a great meal, but sometimes you get a really good server that is into the food and wine and is thoroughly motivated to conveying those thoughts to you as a customer, and this fellow was super.
As we were being seated we were asked for our drink order. We said "in a minute when we've collected outselves". Thereafter, no one came near our table for 40 min. and we had to call someone over to give our orders and also ask about menu items. After ordering it took another 45 min to get our food. Service was very slow and pretentious - as though they were offering a menu that was out of this world. In reality we had a nice dinner but nothing out of the ordinary that we couldn't have prepared in our own kitchens - don't understand the fancy names and the attempt to create a mystery around the menu. Lovely ambiance.
All good. Server Adan was polite professional and expeditious. Also the other 3 servers from various (Romania and Poland)European countries were engaging and most professional.
Thank you for a nice evening
Overall, the food was good and the service was fantastic. My mom had a 3-course meal and my husband and I both had the 4-course meal. We liked that we could choose from all the antipasto, pasta, entree, and dessert options unlike the normal prefix meals with only a few choices for each course. My mom's scallops did have a lot of sand in them but they took the entire 3-course meal's price off the bill so that told me customer satisfaction was important to them. The pasta courses were very good and the perfect portion size for a 4-course meal. When I normally have steak I opt for ribeye but the only steak entree option at Vivace was New York steak so I took a chance. I was not disappointed. The steak was cooked perfectly at medium rare, tender, and the entire dish was very flavorful. My biggest problem with the restaurant is with the chairs. The seats sagged a lot close to the back of the chair making both my mom and I feel like the chair was broken and we might fall through the seats. My mom is very petite so it's not a matter of our weights. That's why I gave them only 3 stars for ambiance. All in all, we enjoyed our dining experience and mom was happy with her birthday meal. We'd definitely come back.
We had a fantastic dining experience. Delicious food, exceptional service. We look forward to returning again soon.
A wonderful place for a special birthday! The food was excellent (swordfish); the service was outstanding. An intimate place in a grand hotel. Valet parking is a plus. We will be back !!!
First time at Vivace. Menu had lots of choices and we
Picked a different prix fixed dinner one with Pasta as the entre , the other with scallops. Both came with beautiful desserts. Much too much food but I enjoyed every bite. The appetizers were enough without the dinner. House made prochutto with fresh mozzarella was the best. Only complaint was a loud group in an adjacent private dining room. Once they left everything deserved 5 stars.
An exceptionally prepared meal with exquisite service. We will definitely be back.