PATIO SEATING IS ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. ONLINE RESERVATIONS CAN ONLY BE MADE FOR OUR DINING ROOM.
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Thank you so much for reserving your seating with us on New Years Eve~!
Please note that we will NOT be offering our regular dinner menu this evening. Instead, our Chef will be creating a special prefixed menu just for this occasion. Please feel free to contact us directly with any questions!
Monday, December 31, 2018
Food and service was excellent. I would highly recommend it.
We have been ther before and has an amazing dinner
This time we received swordfish that looked like a frozen patty and tasted even worse
Very disappointed and spent 200 on a dinner that was lackluster
They didn’t have enough berries to make a cocktail on their own menu so they need to stock up better if it’s on the menu
No need. I mean why? Why? Why?
My ravioli was absolutely DIVINE. Waitress was very friendly and professional. Will definitely be coming back!
Spectacular food, service, and ambiance per usual.
Great little Italian place, a little expensive but that’s the area of town you are in. Overall A+ and a great place to go.
Excellent Sunday brunch. Brussels were a great starter. We had sausage and eggs, egg pizza, margherita pizza, and prosciutto pizza. Everyone enjoyed their meal.
Wow... really impressed with the staff and the food
Had the swordfish and salmon
Swordfish and Brussels sprouts cooked to perfection and made gluten free
Drinks were great too
Everything was amazing
Enjoyed my meal. Feel menu a bit limited could be expanded. However very nice ambiance service and qyy
music level could be lowered a bit more to better enable conversation.
It was my fiancé’s birthday. We had a great dinner and great Service. Kevin H was awesome.
Vivace has been around for 10+ years and still attracts a crowd. Food is good and environment is upscale. Always an enjoyable evening.
I made a reservation here for my husband's birthday and requested a gluten free menu for myself in the "special requests" section of the reservation app. Sometimes this works and restaurants actually have dedicated gluten-free menus and sometimes they have menus with gluten free items with the GF designation on the regular menu.
This time I was very pleased that they had a dedicated gluten free menu and was VERY happy to see that they had veal saltimbocca (don't judge) on the menu which I hadn't had since I had to go gluten free many years ago. It was AMAZING. Instead of being served over pasta, it was served over a delightful polenta, didn't miss the pasta at all.
My husband was very pleased with his swordfish and especially with the tiramisu which he hadn't had in several years. My dessert was the only GF item on the menu that wasn't gelato, an assortment of chocolate-y things on a plate that were very good but somewhat random. If it wasn't his birthday, I probably would have preferred to split a dessert because it was a bit too much for me but I'm not one to waste chocolate. ;-)
Service was great. We arrived a little early for a 6:45 reservaation and it was pretty empty but filled up by the time we left. The noise level was a bit much, it was sometimes hard to heard (rather, I sometimes had to repeat myself so my husband could hear me).
Great food, great drinks, awesome service!
Great dining experience. Service is always great and food is always delicious.
Loved the service! Was a bit crowded, but as expected for a Friday night.
Great time as usual. Wonderful service and great food as usual.
Our first time there and we were blown away. Food was excellent, Especially the three scallops appetizer. Our server Jamie was above and beyond excellent, his knowledge of the menu exceeded our expectations. The ribeye was better than any of the steakhouses in Raleigh. But the reason we’ll be back is the atmosphere and the amazing wait service we got from Jamie. He represented the restaurant well and will cause us to be back.
Enjoyed a wonderful lunch with great service from Marvin, our favorite waiter in Raleigh. Fun ambiance and wonderful food!
I have been here many times and I’m always pleasantly surprised at how good the food is. This most recent time was also marked by superior service, even though our group was somewhat older women.
Food was outstanding and waiter was very attentive. The atmosphere was not to my or my daughter’s liking at all. It was dark, cold, and very noisy.
Food was excellent definitely will be back, wish our server had checked on us more because I wanted to get bread but that’s ok.
Awesome food and service...great menu selections...meatballs and brussel sprouts apps were good
Great service and the meal was outstanding. My husband proposed to me there five years ago and their service has gotten better since then.
When they found out my mom was in town (she was there for the proposal!) and it was a special occasion to have her with us, we were given a complimentary glass of Prosecco and a bite-size appetizer. Little things like that make a difference.
You can tell they train their staff. I can't believe how many places I have eaten that they have not trained staff and the waiters/waitresses have no clue about service.
The food is always good. I get kale every time if it is on the menu. We got a chocolate hazelnut dessert which my mom said was one of the best she had ever had.
We will be back!
Food was good but two meatballs on a spaghetti and meatball dish is a little light. Lamb needed seasoning and was a little over cooked.
Had a great time with family. They do BYOB, with a corkage fee. Very good food and the outdoor seating was nice. We sat in front of the fountain and the sound of water was very relaxing.
Daughter’s birthday. Most restaurants have something to offer patrons for their birthday. Vivace brought out a single scoop of vanilla ice cream that may have come from Food Lion with 1 candle. It was rather lame, IMHO.
We had a wonderful experience dining at Vivache. Their wine list is elaborate. We had mussels as appetizers and veal for main course. Will visit again!
Birthday dinner. Very nice. LOVED the roasted Brussel sprouts!! N.C. crab pasta was a perfectly sized portion and very tasty.
Wonderful Italian dishes!!!! It was pretty full when we went on a Tues evening and noise level was high, but that's a good thing if you want to have a private conversation without others hearing you, :) Service was excellent. I expected to pay more for our dinner but the prices were surprisingly reasonable. (please don't raise them on account of me)
We had a wonderful time at Vivace! We celebrated a successful first week in new positions, and our waiter ensured that everything went perfectly for our dinner date! He even went out of his way to suggest the best wine to suit our tastes, and he gave us both extra samples of a wine that was new to the restaurant. :) The crab pasta and the lamb chops were outstanding, and the plum crostata was delicious. We will definitely be coming back to Vivace!
Amazing service, delicious food, and very yummy deserts. We just loved their warmth and hospitality.
We were celebrating my fiancee's birthday and they made sure she had an awesome evening!
Will definitely visit here again!
This is a neighborhood gem, but also worthy of a special trip. The food is very good; for mains we tried the swordfish, salmon and the veal saltimbocca and everyone enjoyed their meal. The manager helped us pick out a lovely Italian wine from their extensive list. The service was a little too fast (the mains arrived before we had finished salad and pasta) but otherwise the service was great.
Food and ambiance were excellent. However, the service was bordering on atrocious. My wife has an allergy to soy, which we had alerted the restaurant to upon booking. The girl who waited on us never stopped for an instant to discuss options, just went off into the kitchen with partial knowledge and would return and say off-handedly "chef says we don't use soy". Turns out there may have been soy in the bread and in a number of other dishes, but it took real persistence on our part for her to take this anywhere near seriously, or to treat us as valuable customers rather than as a tip opportunity in human flesh.
The pizza was terrible. My tuna was so over cooked and everything was so oily.
Absolutely loved the place!! Very classy and glamorous. Thoroughly enjoyed my food and so did my date. Definitely going to come back again! Wonderful service as well!
We have been here several times and have enjoyed ourselves every time. Would definitely recommend for a nice, semi-casual to formal lunch or dinner.
Excellent food, the atmosphere is great, one of my favorite restaurants!
We had a very nice time at Vivace. It was a very busy night so it was a bit loud. What I was most impressed with was one of our parties had a food allergy and they were all over it. They discussed each dish she was interested in to outline the ingredients in the dish. I've not seen that kind of attentiveness before. It was reassuring they would not have a problem with their dish.
Always fabulous! Fresh and delicious, great service too!