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Vivace

4.6
1695 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Vegetarian
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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
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Phone number
(919) 787-7747
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Vivace can accommodate all of your special event needs.
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Private party contact
Jed Orton: (877) 315-7060
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Six Forks
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Parking details
100+ space lot directly in front of restaurant. Lot only used by Vivace patrons after 7:00 pm.
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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
What 1695 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Excellent- third time there - big fan!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Jamie our server was exemplary! Very thoughtful providing the moist hand towel after my husband finished his mussels. Very service oriented. Well done.

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vipairpass (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Top notch food and service always characterizes a dining experience at Vivace. Don’t miss the baked Brussels sprouts and the mussels. Great Italian restaurant. A bit noisy.

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MarkC 
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The calamari appetizer is a must enjoy. The portion size was surprisingly large and a great value! No one in our party could identify the "mystery citrus shavings" that gave the dish a surprising burst of flavor. This is a wonderful place for date night or a special event.

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EricF 
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was outstanding, the atmosphere was up-beat and the service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The restaurant environment was very beautiful. Service was amazing. Food was spectacular. I don’t have anything negative to say about Vivace. Great date night!

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vipfoodpc (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Very good food. Server did a fine job. One of our favorite places to dine in Raleigh.

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mimi (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The service is excellent and the food is wonderful. Lunch on Saturday is a great time to go for a date with your spouse.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Vivace is awesome! I dine here often as I live in the neighborhood...the food is always exceptional, the wait staff is always friendly and super attentive...it is a great place for a special occasion or just a casual exceptional brunch, lunch or dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The meal was phenomenal as ALWAYS. One of my favorite dinner spots. Service was excellent and highly recommend to anyone in the area.

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Auntie (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Everything we try here is exceptional! The entrees and appetizers are creative and have many flavor notes. This is one of our "must go to" restaurants every time we are in Raleigh.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was amazing, but because it was valentines day there was a special menu which had good choices. We had the whole 4 course meal and luck we did because with the portion of each course picking one individually would have left us both still hungry. All in all we still has an amazing night.

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vipChris (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Prix fixe menu on Valentine’s Day was of good quality, service was outstanding, and the wine selections were excellent.

Overall a very pleasant dinner.

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RandyC (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines special was good but way too much food and pricey!

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Friends and concert night

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vipShanen (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Returned to Vivace on a Wednesday night after their recent renovation ( after an unplanned pipe burst) however I think Vivace might be loosing the plot that had placed this vibrant restaurant in a best of class category. Food here as always was spot on but the place seems to have become noisier and clearly other than the excellent reception staff, the wait staff seem to be in a chaotic dance . I am hoping it was just our waiter and one close by but its an are the management might take a look at.
One evening of dumb service should not be an indictment but it is an alarm bell I hope Vivace pays attention to as this is normally a very reliable sophisticated eatery.

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mparikh (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a great time, did a double date. Food was great and so was the service

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

One of our favorite places to spend a Friday evening! Great food, great cocktails, and a great atmosphere !

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
1.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

Restaurant was closed and was not notified in advance.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
1.0  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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