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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

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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

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Special Occasion (26)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
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Creative Cuisine (22)
Good for a Date (21)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Casual (15)
Romantic (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Fun (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Business Meals (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Cozy (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Authentic (8)
People Watching (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Happy Hour (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Healthy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Pasta was excellent

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We went for our anniversary. The waiter was very attentive. The food was excellent. Loved the Brussel sprouts and spaghetti with meatballs. Always excellent!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 3, 2017

This is one of the best outdoor dining spots in North Raleigh, and the service is always good. I find the food to be consistent and the wine list to be extensive, and well laid out. I have never walked out being blown away by the food. I enjoy the appetizers and atmosphere more than main courses.

Last week my wife and I each had an entree, shared a salad, and 1 glass of wine each, our bill came to $100 (without tip). My opinions is if you are going to drop $100 for a dinner, there are a lot of other options in Raleigh now that offer a better value .

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Fun, People Watching
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Food is always excellent. Presentation is great. Great desserts as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

The food was delicious! WE sat outside and it was wonderful!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Expensive for brunch, but overall a good place to dine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

New to Raleigh and the quality attests to Raleigh's growing reputation as a haven for foodies.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Second visit and just as great as my first visit. Love this place!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great atmosphere and great overall dining experience. Very comfortable booths (with pillows included!) and the food was delicious (especially the bruschetta and grouper!). Highly recommended!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Restaurant was super hot inside! It was a 90 degree day/week and the thermostat was set to 76 degrees! We know because we sat right beneath the thermostat! Complained twice, waitress was REALLY nice and tried to accommodate our request (also the request of other tables). It seemed very clear that "messing with the thermostat" by anyone other than management was not allowed....management never came over to adjust :(

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Wonderful dinner. Excellent service. Thank you Brittany! Our favorite place to have dinner when we are in Raleigh.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This was my friend's first time at Vivace and she was very complimentary of their fresh corn risotto and scallops dish. Highly recommended she visit the one in Charlotte nearer her home. thanks,
Hesters

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Outdoor dining was like sitting in an Italian Piazza. The wait staff was excellent. My water glass never got empty. The veggies were cooked al dente and were delicious. A separate pescetarian menu was provided in addition to the traditional menu. The food and wine were delicious.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Scenic View
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Perfectly delicious!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great meal and excellent service! Especially good GF menu with many choices.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

An otherwise great experience was greatly impacted by a nearly intolerable noise level. Very distracting.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The food was delicious and wine was great as well (and I'm very picky). I would certainly recommend this place.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 9, 2017

As usual, the food was fantastic! The staff could not have gone out of their way any more than they did to ensure our Anniversary was even more special. From the complimentary bubbly to the candle that accompanied our desert. We love the outdoor seating and ambiance created on the patio. This is a MUST for anyone in the Raleigh area.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Birthday dinner

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 5, 2017

this was my second time eating here. The food was bland both times. The service great the first time and could have been better the second. I would not go back simply bc the food needs flavor!

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

The manager was very helpful and accommodated our requests/needs well

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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