Vivace - Park Hyatt Aviara

4.8
531 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Italian for “alive,” Vivace Restaurant features innovative, Italian cuisine in elegant yet contemporary surroundings. The AAA Four-Diamond Vivace Restaurant features an exquisite regional Italian cuisine showcasing decadent entrees with an award winning comprehensive wine list highlighting selections from various regions throughout Italy. All pastas are house-made daily, using only organic ingredients, come try the sensational Risotto all’Astice or the famous Rigatoni alla Bolognese. Dine by the cozy fireplace in the winter or on the inviting terrace during the warmer summer months, while enjoying the spectacular ocean and golf course vistas.
Dress Attire: Upscale Resort Smart - No Shorts, No Flip Flops/Sandals, No Tank Tops.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday from 6:00pm until 9:30pm.
Dress Attire: Upscale Resort Smart - No Shorts, No Flip Flops/Sandals, No Tank Tops.
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Phone number
(760) 448-1234 ext. 6999
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kevin McCarthy
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Private party facilities
Private dining room located within Vivace presents an intimate setting for guests, and seats up to 14 people.
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Private party contact
Beth Almario: (760) 603-6907
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Catering
Vivace Restaurant offers a private dining room for parties up to 14 people. Semi-private dining is also available for up to 40 people. Please contact Beth.Almario@Hyatt.com for any additional information about menus, pricing and seating options.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Aviara Parkway
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking with Validation
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Entertainment

Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mon - Thu 7:30PM - 11:00PM
Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 11:00PM

What 531 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

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.

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

Loved our waiter. Beautiful place.

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Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

One of the best meals I’ve had!

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TT
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

Outstanding! Server was very professional and expertly explained the menu down to the smallest detail, and chefs performed exactly as described. Superb!!

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SM
San Diego
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

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.

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JP
New England
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

Anniversary

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San Diego
4.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

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.

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San Francisco
4.0
Dined on June 19, 2018

Good, but not great. It’s been better, we werr disappointed.

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

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.

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JL
5.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

Great dinning experience. One of the best meals I have had ever. Def worth the price

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Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

Excellent menu. We went back twice in the same week. Everything was amazing

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DC
5.0
Dined on June 5, 2018

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.

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San Diego
5.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

An explosion of amazing flavors!!!

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San Antonio
4.0
Dined on May 25, 2018

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.

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HM
Naples
5.0
Dined on May 22, 2018

Excellent meal; excellent service; excellent setting

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San Diego
5.0
Dined on May 20, 2018

Amazing! Scrumptious! Can't wait to go back! From appetizer to dessert the ambiance, service and attention to detail was out of this world.

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Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on May 6, 2018

Everything was amazing

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NM
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on May 5, 2018

food was excellent and the service was as well. went in may and it was not crowded with tourists!!

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San Diego
5.0
Dined on May 2, 2018

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.

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Phoenix
5.0
Dined on April 29, 2018

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.

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Central Coast
5.0
Dined on April 17, 2018

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.

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MP
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on April 15, 2018

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.

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LF
San Diego
5.0
Dined on March 31, 2018

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.

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OT
5.0
Dined on March 24, 2018

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.

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Memphis
5.0
Dined on March 14, 2018

Perfect in every way.

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Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on March 4, 2018

The service was exceptional. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was elegant and relaxed.

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KE
5.0
Dined on February 25, 2018

Food, service and ambiance was impeccable. My husband ranked the evening in the top 3 in our more than 30 years together!

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RB
Denver
4.0
Dined on February 25, 2018

Food was very good. Service was not optimal. In fact for the price point, it was very poor

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San Diego
3.0
Dined on February 9, 2018

Food average and expensive. Ambiance great!

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New York Area
3.0
Dined on February 7, 2018

Expensive and not very good.

Dishes were too exotic- combination of ingredients didn’t work for us!

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San Diego
5.0
Dined on January 29, 2018

Exceptional restaurant with unique menu, presentation, superb service and ambiance. 3-4 course fixed price menu has a lot to offer any palette.

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Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on January 23, 2018

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!

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San Diego
5.0
Dined on December 21, 2017

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.

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Los Angeles
4.0
Dined on December 20, 2017

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.

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C
Los Angeles
4.0
Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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p
San Diego
4.0
Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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Tampa
5.0
Dined on November 24, 2017

We had a fantastic dining experience. Delicious food, exceptional service. We look forward to returning again soon.

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San Diego
4.0
Dined on November 22, 2017

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 !!!

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Central Coast
5.0
Dined on November 13, 2017

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.

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JB
Tahoe
5.0
Dined on October 28, 2017

An exceptionally prepared meal with exquisite service. We will definitely be back.

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