Vivace - Park Hyatt Aviara
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
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Special 4 Course Tasting Menu $80 per person
Regular A la Carte Menu also available. Cancellation fee applied if cancelled within 72 hours.
Thursday, November 22, 2018
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Mon - Thu 7:30PM - 11:00PM
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Viv Ace has always been one of my favorites. 2 nights ago, it was just off. There may be a new chef, but it’s not the vivace I remember in the last few years...
Service and food was fantastic! Will definitely be back. All courses were amazing
We picked Vivace based on local knowledge and the fact that we had not been to this particular property. We noted with the hostess that this was a "date night" dinner for us, but we were somewhat surprised when we were seated in the main dining area, where there was a large party with several children contributing to the rather high level of noise. It turned out that there were other loud parties in the side rooms, so there was no reason to ask for a change in seating. Overall, the service was very good; the waitperson was well versed in making suggestions from the wine list and giving us suggestions as to the better selections from the menu. I did enjoy the separation and selections on the tasting menus where we had the choice of an appetizer, pasta or entree and dessert or cheese plate or appetizer, pasta and entree and dessert. Our dishes were very well prepared and very tasty. When the ambient noise finally quieted down, it was a very enjoyable rest of the evening.
This was our second visit to Vivace after hosting a meal for my work and it's good. The food was rich and served timely. We had the sampler meals where we tried several of the items on the menu with smaller portions. Again all good. Only issue with the restaurant was the ambiance. For a $250+ meal for two on our anniversary (stated in my reservation & a hotel guest) would have liked not to sit next to the active kitchen entrance & overflow tables. In hindsight I wish I had said something while being seated as there where open tables as it ended up being a constant distraction.
The outstanding service was topped by excellent food and a diverse and notable wine list. Great date night spot!
My partner turned 40 yrs and the service was OUTSTANDING!!! The food was delicious!!! And the view was incredible! I expected to pay more for the quality of food and service. Yet it relatively inexpensive for the amount of food and 5 Star service. I couldn’t have asked for anything better.
We had dined the previous night at another Aviara Resort & Hotel restaurant (Carlsbad, Calif.) and was not pleased. Management picked up on this and added to the always exceptional service, food and waiter/ sommelier Marshall's superb service. A must for fine dining in the area!
We ate on the deck watching the sunset. Beautiful. Every course was special. The St Danielle prosciutto with burrata and peaches was excellent. If you are a fan of octopus, try this wood grilled version with giant beans and wilted greens. The tartar is filled with mustard seeds, capers, and accompanied with pickled vegetables. We barely had room for our pastas, but the short rib Bolognese and squid ink pasta with frutti di Mare were very good. Good wine list. Nice desserts. Excellent service. Highly recommended
We haven't been to this restaurant for a while and were so pleased to find that it's as good if not better than we remembered. The food was excellent, and especially for the prices...this isn't an inexpensive meal but the quality and portions are worth the price. But the truly memorable aspect of our evening was the service. Marshall was our waiter and he was excellent in all ways. Great recommendations for both food and wine. We plan to go back again in the near future and highly recommend it to anyone!
Excellent service. The waiter was wanderful and the food deliceous. Thank you “Vivace”.
We had a very nice time
We have stayed at the Park Hyatt Aviara each summer for the past four years. We finally decided to try Vivace and was not disappointed. The food and service were outstanding. The tasting menu offered a nice assortment of choices with adequate portions. We will definitely make it a priority on our next visit.
The Octopus appetizer and their Tiramisu version were the highlights but neither my wife (whose birthday we were celebrating) nor I were very impressed with our main courses (halibut and pappardelle respectively). Regardless, excellent location and ambiance along with the fantastic service helped us overlook the otherwise "OK" main dishes.
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.