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Vivace - Park Hyatt Aviara

503 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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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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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 for any additional information about menus, pricing and seating options.
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Cross street
Aviara Parkway
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking with Validation
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Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine


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What 503 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Food average and expensive. Ambiance great!

vipAllen (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!

vipddartist (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.

vipOpenTable Diner (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!

OpenTable Diner (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.

vipSheryl (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.

vipCosmo7 (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

pickyfoodie (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.

Erin (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.

OpenTable Diner (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 !!!