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Vivace Restaurant

4.8
4.8
7438 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Rated number one for food in Tucson, by Zagat Survey, this Foothills restaurant has a Tuscan decor providing northern Italian fare, thoughtfully prepared with reasonable prices and wine list. Choose from a selection of appetizers, salads, pasta and main plates such as crab filled breaded chicken breast or grilled fresh salmon and rock shrimp. Relaxed inside and patio dining.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–8:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (520) 795-7221

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Daniel D. Scordato

  • Private party facilities

    Personal. Professional. Private.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.

  • Private party contact

    Junna Hayashi & Tess Fisher: (520) 795-7221

  • Neighborhood

    Foothills

  • Cross street

    Campbell and Skyline

  • Parking details

    Free self-parking in the immediate area<br />Complimentary valet.

  • Entertainment

    No live entertainment

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,438 people are saying

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4.8
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  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. S

    Saddlebrookegolfer

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten there before but last night was awesome. On the special occasion and was handled above and beyond. Everyone braved about the food. We were a party of four
  2. CP

    CarrieP

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gracious restaurant with a lovely menu and varied wine list. Great service, food and ambiance!
  3. AM

    AndyM

    Tucson

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with wonderful food. Ambience and atmosphere are top notch.
  4. JE

    JoeE

    Phoenix

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We both had the steak...perfectly cooked and very tender. Best we have had in Tucson, even compared to steak houses.
  5. PD

    PamelaD

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, fabulous food. The mussels were sublime. Don't miss the shrimp and crab cakes. I had the Grilled King Ora salmon on a bed of spinach with lemon beurre blanc and rock fish and my husband had the snapper special with cauliflower puree, peas and maitake mushrooms. Both dishes had tons of flavor and were beautifully cooked. And that fruit napoleon! The berries were luscious!
  6. AC

    AlexC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food and great view of city lights
  7. MC

    MilesC

    Tucson

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Four of us had dinner at Vivace on Friday, Sept. 23d at 4pm. Great time to have dinner as service was just beginning for the evening. Service and food were all very good to excellent. Vivace is a constant 4+ star restaurant and one of Tucson's best. We will return.
  8. HB

    HeidiB

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the service was wonderful, and the view was amazing.
  9. RL

    RichL

    Tucson

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    We sincerely believe Vivace is the very best in Tucson. Last night (9/22/22) I am not sure what was wrong but service was less than the usual ideal. We were promptly served our salad after which we were told our entrees would be ready shortly. From that point on we were told every five minites our entree would be ready in a minute. After just shy of an hour, our entree arrived. Very very good as usual and the restaurant was not crowded so I have no idea what was wrong. It was my birthday and we always celebrate our birthdays at Vivace's. They bring the birthday person a cup of creme brulee as well as a small cup of fruit as a gift. This is normally very very good but last night the creme brulee was the consistency of a bowl of New England Clam Chowder. When items are "on the house" it is difficult to complain. The point is it was not up to their normal standard. None of what I have written would keep us from returning. It was rather an anomoly for a great great restaurant. They consistently put on an A1 dining experience.
  10. AR

    AdrianaR

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    We were seated at probably the worst table they had. Our view was watching the servers rolling their silverware in napkins, and servers running into eachother in the kitchen. We asked our server to switch us to a different table, there were so many empty tables and they kept saying they couldn't that they were reserved. We came to have a beautiful dinner to celebrate a special night for two people in our party and decided to go to Vivace for their beautiful dining room and we ended up going out and paying for dinner to have a front row view of the servers prepping their silverware and piling plates and running to the kitchen. Disappointed is an understatement.
  11. SF

    SueF

    Phoenix

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Charcuterie, veal entree and bread were good. Risotto entree was too salty.
  12. HI

    HIPPO243

    Tucson

    362 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    362 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marvelous, as usual! Thanks to the ever gratuitous, Bobbi at the front desk, who welcomes us with great kindness and elan. David, prompt, friendly, and helpful got us going with excellent hot coffee for my guest and Vivace’s wonderful fresh squeezed, sweet orange juice for me. Our meals included the remarkably pleasing Vivace thin-sliced ham and melted cheese sandwich, while I enjoyed the baked Ora King Salmon over steamed spinach. David also arranged for takeout of Vivace’s signature Veal Marsala with garlic mashed potatoes ~ greatly enjoyed by my wife. This truly is a great restaurant, run right! We’ll be back, thank you!
  13. SC

    SteveC

    Phoenix

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every aspect of Vivace was outstanding, from every person we met, to the best escargot we've ever had, a delicious salad & wonderful (best ever!) Meatballs & Capellini my husband had. The Tangerine Sorbetto was also delicious & a perfect ending. They serve drinks in a way I've never seen before too...half in my glass, the other half on ice in a small personal carafe. Loved that! Thanks everyone at Vivace! We going back again this evening. Back to back Vivace. Can't say no. Beautiful restaurant for our anniversary!
  14. C

    Charles

    Tucson

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Excellent food but the server felt like he was new. Little things like forgetting parmigiana cheese for entrees but nothing horrible.
  15. PT

    PatT

    Tucson

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife and another couple for dinner 9/20.Everything was perfect!From our window side table,to Candice our server.The food is always top notch!Thanks to everyone at Vivace for making a memorable birthday dinner!
  16. MS

    MarkS

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience on my latest business trip to Tucson. Upscale environment with resort attire. Very good selection- I had the fish of the day and my business peer has the crab stuffed chicken breast. Both were excellent. Good selection of wines by the glass and you can get a regular or larger pour. I look forward to returning.
  17. T

    Tauri

    Phoenix

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner. Everything was great!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I showed up an hour early and there was no problem getting my wife and I a table. Service was outstanding, the food was delicious and the desserts were awesome. It was my wife’s birthday and they really did a great job taking good care of her. Thank You Vivace.
  19. DB

    DeborahB

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go every year for our Anniversary. Never disappointed!
  20. V

    Vrumstk

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jackie was our server and just fantastic! As always the dinner was great, I got the branzino. Vivace is the ONLY place in town that I eat fish at, I have probably ordered it at least 25 times and it’s always perfect 😍
  21. JM

    JonM

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food in town hands down! Danny is always there and a great host!
  22. m

    mrscrazyed

    Tucson

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, Vivace never fails to impress. What was outstanding about this visit was that there was a fundraiser going on in the patio area and several large parties inside. We did not lack for service -- amazing.
  23. C

    Charles

    Tucson

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Two birthday celebrations. Absolutely favorite restaurant in Tucson! Food superior and even allowed us to order off menu. Highly recommend!
  24. F

    Frequentdiner

    Phoenix

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good food and service. Such a gem. Great to catch up with a friend, just lovely.
  25. BB

    BeatrizB

    Tucson

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we love going to Vivace! it’s always outstanding the food it’s great, the service and everything!!
  26. DC

    DeanaC

    Tucson

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, our experience at Vivace's was top notch. Our server, Patrick, was exceptional.
  27. HI

    HIPPO243

    Tucson

    363 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    363 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, as usual for us. My guest requested the fabulous Vivace, “Ham & Cheese Sandwich,” taking half home to his wife. I chose the Ora King Salmon/linguini plate. Steve kept the coffee flowing, and arranged for me to take out two ham & cheese sandwiches ~ wonderful, thank you.
  28. BR

    BillyR

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant never disappoints. The service is always great, the food is fabulous, and it’s a really nice environment.
  29. m

    michaels

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time- we just bought a home in the Santa Catalina foothills so we wanted to experience high quality restaurants nearby. Vivace is great.
  30. RE

    RayE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was our first visit, but will not be our last. Food, atmosphere and service were all top notch.
  31. l

    ljwmdphd

    Tucson

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's been a while since we've dined at Vivace. It never fails to provide excellent food, service and ambience. Our server, Patrick, was attentive, and did a great job. We have to admit, the evening was a bit too loud due to a few large tables. They made it difficult to hear our conversation. But they wer having fun and didn't disrupt from our evening.
  32. h

    hoser

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, Special Occassion, location. Food menu had great choices, service was really friendly and appropriate.
  33. RA

    RetiredinAZ

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to go for special occasions. I would highly recommend.
  34. g

    gr8dinner

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    W always love to lunch at this restaurant. The food does not disappoint and the views are lovely. We also enjoyed excellent service and a delicious birthday treat.
  35. M

    Memorable

    Tucson

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful and consistent. Our go to place for all our special occasions. Always great food, unparallel service, comfortable atmosphere, opulent wine list and the best Martini in town.
  36. TW

    TrishW

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best at Vivace’s! Celebrated our 10 year anniversary and couldn’t imagine going anywhere else. I have been a a customer of this outstanding restaurant since 2004 and will continue for many many more years. Thank you for making our Anniversary so special. ❤️
  37. PS

    PalSal

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's always a great experience to dine at Vivace! The food, service, ambiance and value are excellent!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite Tucson restaurant for lunch. There are always four or five vegetarian choices, so that is good. The food server Felix was excellent. He has been my food server many times over the years, and he always is very attentive.
  39. F

    Fargo

    Tucson

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience2
    Same boring food for the last 15 years.
  40. J

    Jerry

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, this restaurant is excellent. A great restaurant anytime as well as for special occasions. All the staff, from the welcoming hostess to the waiters/waitresses to the other support staff do a wonderful job. The food is fresh, well-prepared, well-seasoned and delicious. The atmosphere and architecture evoke a feeling of relaxed non-ostentatious elegance. Well done!

FAQs

Vivace Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (520) 795-7221.

Vivace Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 7438 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today
Google Map for Vivace Restaurant

6440 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85718

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Campbell and Skyline

  • Neighborhood

    Foothills

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–8:15 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Free self-parking in the immediate area<br />Complimentary valet.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Daniel D. Scordato

  • Entertainment

    No live entertainment

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (520) 795-7221

  • Private party facilities

    Personal. Professional. Private.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.

  • Private party contact

    Junna Hayashi & Tess Fisher: (520) 795-7221

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