Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Vivace Restaurant is now proud to provide private dining services for large groups of up to 50 guests. Our new location - nestled in the beautiful Catalina Mountains - offers a spacious, comfortable and inviting private dining area. Enjoy the same award winning cuisine and professional service our restaurant has built its reputation on, in an elegant and private setting that is completely customizable and tailored to your party's needs.
We are always treated very well. Seated right away at a great table. Service was impeccable, food was out of this world. My husband had pork chop, I had angel hair pasta, with the cut tomatoes and veggies. Delicious!
Very good food and service!
Jameela was great !!! Excellent service
We LOVE Danny Scordato and Vivace. We have spent many a special moment for the last 40 years with Danny, whether it's getting engaged or celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and other moments occasions. His food is excellent, the service is impeccable and the ambiance is incredible. I remember Danny, many years ago, going to Florence, Italy, to study Italian cooking. Vivace displays Danny Scordato's heart and skill and the best Italian food in town. Don't miss it.
Love Vivace!! Never disappoints.
The Osso Bucco is some of the best I’ve ever had anywhere.
The wine list is quite good and the markup on the wines isn’t as much as many same caliber restaurants.
Service is excellent: the wait staff is always knowledgeable, courteous and efficient.
We save this place as a go-to for company.
Vivace is at the pinnacle of Tucson dining. The food, service, and atmosphere are wonderful. We have dined here many times and it’s consistency is second to none.
Our recent Vivace was a delightful experience, as usual. I had requested a window table because we and our friends were celebrating a very special occasion. Not only was our request granted, we were also treated to a delicious complimentary dessert. It was a lovely evening. We'll be back again!
Jim and Anita Lumpkin
Waitress didn't take our appetizer/food order for 30 minutes. Didn't get the first appetizer for another 30 minutes. 2 hours and 40 minutes total and she never came back to see if I need change or to run a credit card after she dropped off the bill. For a $400 bill it was not worth it and put a damper on the birthday celebration.
We had a fine time on a very busy afternoon at Vivace. The parking lot was easily over 90%-full when we arrived, with the valet lot already in overflow. Tucson continues to beat a path to the door of this truly great restaurant. Jamala, always cheerful, got us setup and Patrick H served our meals promptly. My guest very much enjoyed the great Vivace, penne with sausage saving some to take home to his wife, a gourmet cook, who says she doesn’t like “restaurant food,” but does look forward (with relish) to “leftovers” from Daniel Scordato’s excellent kitchen.
I managed to get in on a serving of the, off-menu, sliced filet mignonette in Marsala sauce on focaccia bread. It’s clearly my favorite, when available. Alternatively, I particularly enjoy the New Zeland salmon on puff-paste over steamed spinach — truly an excellent meal! I topped off the meal by requesting the magnificent Red Chicken Breast in cream sauce with extra sauce on the side and two orders of Tirimisu for my wife, who loves “take-out” from this fine restaurant.
We look forward to returning soon. There’s no substitute for excellence! Thank you.
We brought gusts from MI and I specifically asked the head desk to tell our waiter to give the bill to me.
She specifically asked our waiter to do the same (having talked with her after the fact). When the waiter brought the bill,our male guest handed him the credit card and ended up paying for the meal. I am still furious over this!
Portions were way to large for our appetite and the food was not flavorful
My husband and I had a very bad night after our dinner at Vivace, we couldn't digest our food and therefore we didn't sleep most of the night.
Vivace is a popular place and if one wants to be seen, that's the place to go. Their food is heavy and most of the items on the menu are stuffed with something else. Whatever happened to simple fresh food? How about serving a vegetable with the entrée besides potatoes?
I don't think we will return.
Beautiful place and the food is delicious. Great atmosphere and the restaurant is wonderful!
Excellent food and service. Very noisy and difficult to hear conversations.
What an amazing night. Service was incredible...food was amazing...wine was a perfect recommendation for dinner. Athena was an amazing server...she made the nigh fun for all of us. Highly recommended...
Awesome meal and service
Absolutely fantastic! You get a lot of food for a reasonable price. I loved it. I went here on a date and sat outside. The weather was great and so was the service. I was surprised, especially because it was a very large restaurant, and sometimes sitting outside can be a risk. It was perfect though. We have multiple courses, and they were timed extremely well. They also were always on top of the bread and pesto sauce. It was wonderful!
After many years of thinking this the best Italian in Tucson, this recent meal was a real disappointment. Popularity and numbers seem to have had their detrimental effect on food quality. It’s a shame. Hopefully it was a one-off bad night.
Wonderfull as usual. Love Vivace for a relaxed lunch.
Fabulous! Would highly recommend for a special occasion.
Vivace’s never disappoints.
Mediocre food. Ordered stuffed portobello mushrooms. The "stuffing" had the an algae-like texture, and looked like it too. Three smallish portobellos swam in a pool of oil. Our server was an older gentleman who had little interest in waiting on two women who weren't drinking wine or cocktails, nor did we add appetizers or dessert. Vivace is riding on a reputation from a decade ago. Will not return.
Delightful, as usual. Lovely, attentive, kind and friendly greeters at the door, know me by name and are always warm and welcoming. Annie, Bobbi, and (superb barback, Kelly) each offered cheerful greetings. Long-time server, Neal, approached our table promptly and had our orders delivered rapidly amid the busy lunchtime crowd at Vivace. My guest requested the excellent, Penne with Sausage. I requested the truly marvelous, Salmon over pasta in a grand garlic sauce.
My wife was expecting a treat from Vivace. She was very happy with the Vivace signature, chicken meatballs in red sauce over Capellini (“angel-hair”) pasta. We also requested Tirimisu desserts for take-out. These meals we enjoyed the following day. They kept well and warmed easily. My wife exclaimed: “Don’t call them ‘leftovers,’ when you start with excellent food, they’re fine the next day.” And, they were - truly charming. Thank you, Vivace! We’ll be back!
Tasty and delectable. The server and owner were amazing. They really made our 1 year anniversary very special.
Consistently great food and service! Outside dining is still enjoyable in November!
Delightful chicken salad with fresh greens deliciously flavored strips of brined chicken along with crisp potato Styx Dressed with tastey vinegarette and topped off with Parmesan cheese! The warm bread served with pesto olive oil Is irresistible! Service was the best !
Our first visit, we'll be back. Everything was excellent; food, service, ambiance.
Vivace was absolutely delicious!!! A beautiful restaurant, perfect for a perfect dinner night, romantic, or with family or friends. We went to celebrate 2 birthdays my sister and my husband. We all loved what we ordered, we had a awesome waiter that made our night just PERFECT!!!. They are awesome....
Vivace is fine dining in Tucson. Great food and wonderful wine pours. A nice array of Italian favorites and seafood delights.
Do not be fooled by the ratings. We had reservations and were seated at a terrible table next to a pillar with no views in the center of the restaurant. Service was slow and inattentive. I don't know how this restaurant received good reviews. I saw two other tables complain about the seating.
From the moment we arrived we knew we were in for a very special evening at Vivace's! The north Tucson location allows for romantic sunset and twinkling city views from the dining room and patio. The ambiance inside was comfortable, cheerful, warm, and just lovely. The service throughout the evening was consistently impeccable and everyone serving us was quite lively but equally appropriate and professional. My husband and I both thoroughly enjoyed every bite, starting with the warm, freshly baked bread served with delicious pesto. He loved his fresh, delicate but robust Ceasar salad and his entree which was very fresh, flaky fish of the day served with a deliciously light, creamy shrimp sauce while I was in heaven with my amazing spinach salad with prosciutto, roasted pine nuts, romano cheese and port wine dressing and my entree beef tenderloin cooked to perfection with marsala wine sauce, perfectly grilled asparagus and excellent garlic potato puree. Vivace's wine selection is outstanding! Overall our entire dining experience at Vivace's was by far the best we've experienced in a long time! We're looking forward to returning soon!
Atmosphere, Food and Service was Excellent. We really enjoyed ourselves and the food was prepared and presented masterfully. Great dinner experience. Servers were attentive but not intrusive. A+
Vivace has consistently spectacular food and great views, the wine list is good and service is usually very attentive
Celebrated a 99 birthday. Love this place. Consistent excellent service and food!
We love the food, the ambience, the service is great! We look for birthdays but also for any reason to lunch there.
Bobbi, Faith, and Iva
They never let us down, our favorite spot for special occasion as well as just a great night out.
Fantastic owner and staff
You can never be disappointed
Always outstanding. My husband and I have enjoyed Vivace for 25 years and
it's our all time favorite restaurant. Ask any Tucsonan to name their favorite
restaurant and EVERYONE will say enthusiastically "Vivace!"
Very nice, we had a fine time. My friend had the penne with sausage (outstanding). I had the fish du jour, pacco - pacco with excellent vegetable garnish. Also, I was happy to take out a dinner portion, manicotti and tiramisu for my wife, which she greatly enjoyed. Servers, David & Brett, took good care of us at the table. Greeters Annie & Bobbi, kind and cheerful, as always helped get me situated. Their gracious smiles mean a lot. We always feel so very welcome at Vivace! We look forward to returning soon. Thank you!
Our meal at Vivace was outstanding as usual, we can always expect exceptional service and food