Vivace never disappoints! We all loved everything we had. Two fish dishes cooked to perfection! Try the Brussels sprouts--you won't be sorry!
had a very enjoyable and good dinner. service was very good and the atmosphere was lovely
The atmosphere, food, and service were all great. Well worth the money.
Great place with excellent food and service. Feels like you are in Italy including the service. Love this place.
Overall, Vivace is a fine place to dine. I ordered the ribeye and it was well cooked and very tasty. The bread is great that comes w the meals. Appetizers and soups were very good too. Service was excellent. The table beside us did have a bug in their appetizer which was a little concerning but otherwise, a good experience.
Not a bad place to eat, but crowded and a bit overpriced . Staff seems to be overworked as well (not that, that's the waiters fault; they were running around like crazy). Also, a little hard to locate thanks to a minimalist, poorly lit sign.
Overall look is very trendy though.
My meal at Vivace was absolutely outstanding! It is hard to find quality Italian meals that aren't completely smothered in red sauce. Everything we ate was cooked to perfection, the flavors were delicious and our waiter didn't steer us wrong with recommendations. Will 100% be back for sure!!
Solid Midtown restaurant with good food and service. Great vibes but noisy. They seem to rush you.
This was our first time at Vivace. The food was perfect and I am very picky! Our server was one of the best we have had. His name is William and will definately ask for him next time. Very clean restaurant and the food was presented well.
Our only complaint was the noise level. We were seated next to the bar which was full and lively. Perhaps, you would want to chose to dine on a weekday night or be seated further away if yiu want to carry on a conversation.
Went here for dinner with a friend. I hadn’t been in a few years and was pleasantly surprised at the blend of patrons present for an early Saturday evening - the bar was not too loud or overrun and the dining room was cozy with mostly small groups including a few families. Food way better than I remembered — interesting flavor combinations and great portion sizes. Service was great. Will definitely be back more often in the future.
We had a nice time with our friends and the food was great. We ended up having to wait on our friends who were late, but the waiter was patient with us. Food quality and taste was great, but we thought menu prices were a little high especially for the quantity of food that came with pastas and entrees. Pizzas were a better deal and we really enjoyed the roasted Brussels sprouts appetizer.
Food and service was both fabulous as always. Our waiter Jaime was great. However, we had a family next to us where the two young children were really rambunctious. I don’t think this is really a restaurant for young children and it was more up to the parents to keep them in line. They were running around in the very tight areas between the tables and no one said anything to them. We finally had to say something. It didn’t ruin the meal but certainly changed the ambiance.
Great as slwsyst
Server was very good - friendly, attentive but not intrusive. I split a salad with my friend and there was more than enough for us both. We also shared a flatbread that was tasty and HUGE! Wasn't too happy with the sangria. It's made mostly from seltzer water (?) and not so much wine and one small orange slice thrown in. I won't order it again. Other than that, the dining experience was very nice.
We had a lovely time.
We don’t eat here often because it’s not near our home, but every time we come, it’s great. Three times in a row now, we’ve had the same booth and the same waiter. HE KNEW MY ORDER! I swear. Every time. We haven’t eaten there in MONTHS. Amazing. Love this place. Don’t miss the Brussels sprouts!
First time at this place. The waiter was very attentive to all of our needs and very knowledgeable with the menu. Noise level was fine even with the restaurant full. Will go back again
I have come to this restaurant several times and the place has not disappointed yet. Will come back as the food is good, prices fair and wine selection diverse.
Celebrated a friend’s birthday and had such a great time. Marvin is the best server on the planet and treats each client like a VIP.
Food was great. Service was great. The atmosphere was vibrant. Good place to have business meals or a nice cozy dinner.
Along with great food they have good selection of drinks and wines.
Great Sunday brunch spot. Be careful not to accidentally book the wrong location as they have a Raleigh and a Charlotte location.
Great value for brunch and bar staff that waiting on us was great. Can’t wait to enjoy their patio!
I had an amazing time at Vivace. The food, atmosphere and service was amzing. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a nicer place to grab a great meal.
Absolute best Caesar salad in Raleigh!
Delicious food, awesome service - perfect dining experience!
Excellent- third time there - big fan!
Jamie our server was exemplary! Very thoughtful providing the moist hand towel after my husband finished his mussels. Very service oriented. Well done.
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.
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.
The food was outstanding, the atmosphere was up-beat and the service was excellent
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!
Very good food. Server did a fine job. One of our favorite places to dine in Raleigh.
The service is excellent and the food is wonderful. Lunch on Saturday is a great time to go for a date with your spouse.
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.
The meal was phenomenal as ALWAYS. One of my favorite dinner spots. Service was excellent and highly recommend to anyone in the area.
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.
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.
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.
Valentines special was good but way too much food and pricey!
Friends and concert night
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.