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About Vivace

Vivace is a contemporary Italian restaurant featuring a hip indoor/outdoor bar, fantastic patio, and warm dining room adjacent to an open kitchen. The chef prepares fresh local ingredients with Italian techniques while the bar pours a cocktail menu based on homemade limoncello and an extensive wine list comprised of the finest Italian selections.

PATIO SEATING IS ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. ONLINE RESERVATIONS CAN ONLY BE MADE FOR OUR DINING ROOM.

4209 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:59pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:59pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Six Forks

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 787-7747

Website:
http://www.vivaceraleigh.com/

Parking Details:
100+ space lot directly in front of restaurant. Lot only used by Vivace patrons after 7:00 pm.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

We are excited to host you Valentines Day for dinner!

Please note: Our Chef will be preparing a special, prefixed menu for dinner service on this night. Our regular dinner menu will not be available. Please contact the restaurant directly for more details.

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Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Vivace can accommodate all of your special event needs.

Vivace Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Special Occasion (22)
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Good for a Date (21)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Casual (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Romantic (15)
Great for Lunch (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Business Meals (10)
Cozy (10)
Fun (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Authentic (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
People Watching (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Restaurant was closed and was not notified in advance.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 8, 2018

There was a water leak or frozen pipes, but the restaurant was closed with only a note taped to the door. Not impressed!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Love love, Brussels Sprouts hands down the best and good in general is always consistent. I’ve had parties there, girls lunches and dinners hands down of if the best in town

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very delicious and well worth it! Service was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Service wasn’t great- waitress was not personable and strictly to the point.. which is fine but she had a slight attitude. Kind of disappointed since this was our first time here. It was also my birthday and it was a let down- waitress didn’t even ask what we were dining for like most establishments.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Only issue was that some tables in the main part of the restaurant (two-toppers on the left as you walk in) and the sofa area in the bar were very brightly lit. The overall ambient lighting levels were fine though. The sofa area should be a cozy, relaxing place but the way it was lit we thought surgery could be done there. Other restaurants have the same problem when they use recessed spot lights and then not dimming them properly.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent service and wonderful food. They accommodated our party of 8 for a 40th birthday beautifully. Incredible service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Panini Sandwich was delicious, the pasta salad side was below par. Dry and tasteless. Service was excellent!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food and service were outstanding and, while not my cup of tea, the extensive wine collection that encircles the dining room is very impressive. This is one of North Hills hidden gems and a must try for everyone in the area.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Vivace has been one of our favorites for years. They provide consistently excellent cuisine, and their service is always first rate. A visiting family member from out of town was making her first visit to Vivace on this occasion, and she thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I like this place, but when we were there I had the scallops risotto (have ordered that before and loved it) and the scallops tasted off. The risotto was good. My friend had the fusilli and it was so garlicky that you couldn’t actually taste anything else in the dish. Our appetizers were great - calamari was a little too salty. Great Caesar salad.
Service was good.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The food was fabulous as usual, however the service was not up to par. Once seated we did not see anyone forclose to 10 mins, when a hostess came over and asked if we’d seen anyone. She asked us about our drink order when the server finally came by. The server was not very attentive for the entire evening! Everyone else was great.

I noted on the reservation that it was our 41st wedding anniversary and in the past we were greeted when we arrived and given complimentary wine or dessert. This time nothing! We were surprised based upon previous experiences.
Still a great place.
Greg

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

I enjoyed the brunch. It had lunch options and breakfast. Good service. We went after noon so it wasn't crazy busy. 10/10.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

This was the first time we've eaten at Vivace and we were very happy with the entire experience. Our server was exceptional, with quality and knowledgeable recommendations. Food was excellent and served in a very timely manner. Will definitely keep on my list for date night.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Wonderful food and attentive service that didn’t overpower our evening. We will definitely return!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Romantic, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I dine here frequently. Last visit was a disappointment. Pasta was over cooked and cold. Sauce was flavorless. Did not receive bread service. Been seeing signs of inconsistency last few months but this was the worst. Please address.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Our party of six was celebrating a military family member being here on leave. We made reservations, and our table was beautifully prepared. Service was excellent! Our waitress kept our glasses full and checked on us frequently. I ordered the lobster ravioli which was excellent. The young people in the group ordered pizza which they said was excellent; light, thin, crispy crust with fresh toppings. The grilled salmon was uniquely prepared. It was cooked with
salt cod and potato brandade, Calabrian chili, preserved lemon, and brown butter. It was delectable! The restaurant is tucked away in the corner near Quail Ridge Book Store. Find it! I will definitely return. Great location with easy parking.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

I went to Vivace for the first time. It was the business lunch. The waitress was not very polite, and she never checked on us to see if anything was needed. I wanted to have some more coffee, but she was not to be found.
They gave my husband wrong entree, so he had to wait while 3 of us were eating. He walked toward the kitchen area wanting to keep the wrong plate they served him, but they ignored him. We never received any apology for mess up of the order.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great family dinner....waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. Great atmosphere ... Kids loved the view of the chefs.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food was absolutely fantastic! The ambiance was perfect, intimate size and not noisy. Could not believe how wonderful the food was, pasta was fresh handmade and you could definitely tell!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Big disappointment. This place came highly recommended, but did not live up to our expectations. Pizza was terrible. Menu limited.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Wait service was very poor. Had to speak to hostess about it.

Lunch was to be a birthday celebration. No dessert with candle was served as I was told it would be. In fact no dessert was offered by the waiter either by menu or oral availability. We were given our checks and left.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Loved it!! Went with a friend and expected an okay meal but it was FABULOUS!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I had been wanting to try this place, but my husband hasn't wanted to drive from SW Cary, so I finally got the opportunity to go with a friend. The hostess staff was welcoming and friendly. Our service was very good, although the waiter didn't send out the friendliest vibe. I was facing the booth side of our table and couldn't help noticing a lot of white lint on the brownish fabric that covered the booth. It was very distracting--it looked like bad housekeeping. My friend and I both got the spaghetti with meatballs, and tiramisu for dessert. I thought the meatballs were very salty, but the spaghetti and marinara sauce were very good. The tiramisu was outstanding. I wish I had tried something else, because I felt a bit underwhelmed. I'd go again to try something else, if I were at North Hills, but I wouldn't try to convince my husband that we should make the drive.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Again, Vivace does not disappoint!
Great service. Kove the atmosphere. I had the feiiper, my husband had the yellowfin tuna and both were great.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Vivace never disappoints! Always love to come here for dinner on the weekend to have some great Italian food and wine to match.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Just way too expensive and the service wasn't up to the price level. Also very bad acoustics inside and hard to carry on a conversation. Outside seating would be good but it's getting cooler in the evenings now!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 27, 2017

In spite of it being a busy dining night our meal was relaxed with no feeling of being rushed. The waitress was great. The food was excellent and the dessert was heavenly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 23, 2017

This was our anniversary dinner and it was delicious. I had the grouper and my husband had the veal saltibocca. We each had a caprese salad, heirloom tomatoes with mozzarella is made in house and is wonderful. Our service left nothing to be desired.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always love their food and service.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We celebrated a birthday and Vivace was outstanding from the moment we arrived. Service exceptional, great drink options (beer, cocktails, and wine), and every item ordered was delicious. We will defiantly return and we will not be waiting to celebrate a special occasion next time!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Vivace has a casual elegance appearing upscale, but comfortable at the same time. The wait staff is very knowledgeable and friendly and able to offer dinner suggestions and wine pairings for those less familiar with Italian wines. The lobster ravioli and veal saltimbocca are both excellent as is the desert list, which changes regularly. If the Chocolate Peanut Butter Bombe is available, I highly recommend it. It is one of the better overall dining experiences in Raleigh.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Romantic, Bar Seating, Casual, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The calamari was light with just a hint of lemon. The veal was very tender and the NY strip perfection.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food was good but the service was not. My wife and I went for anniversary. We sat for 20mins before we were asked for our drink order. Our original waiter told us he had a button malfunction so he could not take our order but we observed he continued to work others tables for the remainder of the night. Kind of strange...

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had a great experience at Vivace. Our server was attentive with a great personality and had great recommendations. We had the brussel sprouts to start, I had the caprese with shrimp for dinner while my hubs had the scallop risotto - all were spectacular. Definitely recommend vivace if you want good Italian food!!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was absolutely delightful

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was great and original. Excellent menu! The staff was very friendly

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Love Vivace every time I go. Mostly because the pappardelle Bolognese is so delicious! Homemade pasta with a perfect bite and melt in your mouth sauce make this my go to dish. Also had delicious carpaccio and Brussels sprouts for the perfect meal. Sommalier suggested a great wine. Sat outside on the patio for a dining experience that felt like I was back in Italy!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We love this place.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Always a treat to have lunch or dinner at Vivace! Meeting friends outside for a glass of wine also tops our list. What a wonderful neighborhood treasure. Marvin surely must be the best waiter on the planet.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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