Vivace Restaurant

4.8
4831 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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CT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, delicious food and wonderful views. Can’t get much better!

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our daughter’s bday. As requested we were given a nice table by the window with a great view of the city lights. The service was fantastic as usual: crisp attention to detail but not overbearing. And the food...simply delicious. We had stuffed mushrooms the asparagus was cooked perfectly and complimented by prosciutto. Our entrees were generous and delicious. I always get the pasta with salmon. Can’t bring myself to order anything else there because I like it so much. There’s a reason why Vivace is ALWAYS busy. My favorite Tucson restaurant!

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best crab cake ever!

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S
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

12th anniversary

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DD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice ambience, GREAT service, and killer views. Food was pretty good but pricey for what you get.

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SP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were excellent!! We would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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E
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful expierence. The food was excellent as well as the service. Really great restaurant

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S
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, nice atmosphere. Service is excellent. Wonderful views.

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a
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Soup like warm. Sent it back and one minute later received a hot bowl of soup.

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F
Tucson
393 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service! Fresh branzino, delicious vegetable pasta, great caesar salad, and wonderful cappachino!
This comes with the best service in Tucson!
No wonder Vivace is considered by many to be the best dining experience in Tucson!

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KG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful atmosphere, service, ambiance, and food and what a view of the city lights of Tucson!

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m
New England
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!!!!

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AW
Phoenix
58 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife & I shared the pear & walnut salad which was delicious. Each of us had the linguini & grilled salmon entree which was wonderful. Our friends shared the pear & walnut salad and loved it. One had the crab stuffed chicken. The other had the linguini with chicken & mushrooms. Both raved about their entrees.

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MK
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Even though super busy at 4:30 reservation time. We were able to get a romantic table swap to ensure a good anniversary dinner. One of Tucson’s best places to dine.

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WB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was perfect except the restaurant didn’t accept gift cards

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B
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prefect in every way. The mussels were to die for!

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t
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite Tucson restaurant. There's a wide variety of choices and the food is consistently good. The wait staff is always courteous and knowledgeable.

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IG
Tucson
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch - we had a great time! Tommy, our server, just made my husband’s birthday lunch very special, with his attentiveness and courtesy. Will definitely return!

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l
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always... amazing food... great service and a completely enjoyable evening! Thank you so much. #bestrestaurant
#greatbirthday

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OT
Tucson
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to Vivace’s for many years but this was the first time for our son and daughter-in-law here visiting from Montana. As always, our favorite server, Athena, was spot on and our entree selections most pleasing.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The great service and food outweighs the noise level

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CS
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating three February birthdays. Thank you for the great desserts !

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KK
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s my favorite Italian restaurant. I go there every chance I get. The food is outstanding!

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l
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and ambiance. We eat there at least twice a month and it is still our favorite restaurant in Tucson!

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BA
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful table, delicious salmon, great seafood soup/cioppino.

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HB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vivace is always our restaurant for special occasions. The views are amazing and the food and service are excellent.

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JC
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vivace is always terrific. If you are looking for a good place to celebrate a special occasion (as I was yesterday), it is a great choice.

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c
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Proving yet once again, Tucson has a superb dining industry, this place is no different. No way to describe other than “Viva!” Striped bass is not my favorite dish, but Vivace services it sublimely with their Lemmon and herbal rub. I had that with a bottle of flowers pink noir, just superb. Cannot wait to return to Tucson and visit again.

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MH
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I love Vivace. The staff is professional, the views and atmosphere make a wonderful setting. The food is always expertly prepared and served in a perfect non-hurried fashion.

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TN
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is outstanding. My daughter even said, that was very fast. Spinach soufflé was and always has been extremely good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We were a bit disappointed in the service and food. Our reservation was at 7:30. We sat down at our table at 8:15. Even though we ordered rather quickly, our food did not arrive until 9:00. My daughter and I shared the risotto with asparagus and chicken. The rice was undercooked to point of being crunchy. We ate around it because it was so late and we feared complaining would cause us to wait even longer. Usually a great place, but not for us on Monday evening. Unsure if we will return. My husband was home for the week on mid-tour from a year deployment. This was not the fun family meal out we had hoped for.

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s
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a special place here in Tucson.
Great owner , long time staff
Great value with a great tasty menu

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DB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had a lovely dinner and met some very nice people that evening. When I sent my compliments to the chef I also added that I wanted to adopt her :). The table however, was next to a pillar and not to our liking. I requested a different table but was informed by the hostess that was not possible because I had no requested a different table when the reservation was made. I feel this could have been handled differently. That being said, I live in a rather large community and wrote about the enjoyable time we had at Vivace in my blog.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE HAVE BEEN TO VIVACE FOUR TIMES. WE CONSIDER IT TO BE THE BEST RESTAURANT IN TUCSON
THE MINIMAL NOISE LEVEL IS ESPECIALLY NICE BECAUSE WE CAN ACTUALLY HEAR EVERYONE AT OUR TABLE. AMBIANCE AND MENU ARE OUTSTANDING.

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J
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were six of us. Everyone of us enjoyed our meal. Service is always excellent.

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m
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome thanks for making my girlfriend’s birthday special

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MG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food and great service! Staff is very friendly and accommodating

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JZ
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Vivace’s is one of our favorite restaurants in Tucson. We eat there about 3-4 times a year and have recommended it to many people.

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E
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always my favorite go to restaurant for out of town business lunches and dinners. Food and service are always first rate!

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DL
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't say enough about this delightful restaurant. The service is top notch, and the food--I had a perfectly prepared flat iron steak, and she had a scrumptious seafood lasagna--was well presented and delicious. Both wine and entrees were affordably priced. And it didn't hurt that the owner, Daniel Scordato, circulated through the beautifully-appointed dining rooms, visiting with the patrons and making sure they were happy with the food and service. No, I am not employed, related to, nor affiliated with the owner or business in any way. Just a very satisfied customer.

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