Vivace Restaurant

4.8
6752 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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KathyD
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food and waitstaff were excellent. They made up for the worst table we have ever had at Vivace.

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DianeS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on patio near fountain with view of mountains . A place to celebrate a special occasion .

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vipcontrary
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent food & service! Amazing ambiance!

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SBoma
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the evening was perfect. Just a lovely restaurant. We go there by on our wedding anniversary. Celebrated our 44th yesterday. We were both happy with our table, our server, our meal and the entire experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wine and service, as usual! Also happy to see that some of the pre-pandemic features have returned (like full menus).

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RonD
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Natasha. Penne with sausage always great. Breaded chicken excellent.

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KirstinW
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious, the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere was great for celebrating our anniversary.

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MikeC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and great food. Not cheap but we take out of area friends whenever they come to town.. Just a nice comfortable setting , great food and great view

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RevEdd
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Like many others' experience, from the time we entered Vivace with a warm greeting acknowledging the occasion we were celebrating through the ordering and receipt of our dinners to the busboy taking a picture to post on Facebook WE COULDN'T HAVE BEEN MORE PLEASED! Of note, was the quality and quantity of the food, also. We enjoyed the leftovers. The touching ending was the surprise gift, complete with a candle to blow out!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining at Vivace and the experience was phenomenal! The atmosphere was lovely, and the food was exquisite. The best part of my experience was my server, she was FANTASTIC! I wish there were more people like her in this world! She was attentive, friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Big Thanks to her!

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chiconana
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. So nice sitting outdoors.

Food and service the best in Tucson. Always consistent and meets our high expectations.

The servers are all wonderful but ask for Jackie our favorite.

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TeamHD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We don’t go out much, so when we do it’s nice when it feels worth it.

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douglas
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this restaurant, it has always been the best for service and
food. The prices are fair and the location is the best.

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vipAZgolfer
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner here to celebrate our anniversary. Food was outstanding.

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JudyR
Tucson
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved our server, and food was very good. Will return

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NancyG
Tucson
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was so delicious. I have never been disappointed in my meal at Vivace!

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DebraR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service and food were very good. We love Vivace for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, just as you would expect from a class restaurant.

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LindseyA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CAN'T IMAGINE A FINER DINNER!
My wife and I called ahead to request our favorite seats at the bar. Worked out perfectly. Cocktails were elegantly served and oh so delicious. For entrees we both ordered something we've not tried before there ... the USDA Prime Filet Tenderloin and the Roasted Shrimp. Both were beyond fabulous. Honestly, every bite was transcendental. And our server, Jeff P. was truly the best ever. We can't wait to return.

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vipHIPPO243
Tucson
337 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful time, excellent meals and great service by David, who was prompt, cheerful and charming. Vivace is our favorite restaurant in Tucson. It’s always a joy to invite friends to dine with us here. We look forward to returning soon, Thank you.

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Pheb
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It is always a wonderful experience at Vivaces no matter the time or type of celebration. Yesterday (9/9), we ordered two Pear and Walnut salads and ON THE LUNCHEON MENU it read $13.95 each. When we were billed it came to $15.95
each. That was the SURPRISE. It is not the $$ but the menu that we ordered from that mattered. I am sure Mr. Scordatta would not care to know that.

Our wait person, Bella, and her new assistant did a wonderful job taking care of us.

We will be back.

Phoebe Bax

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FrankE
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Not our usual Vivace experience. Service was mediocre and not attentive. Water glasses went empty. Waiter less than energetic or enthusiastic. Made us wonder if they were short staffed or burned out.
Food was very good

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TrishW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From walking through the front door, being greeted with smiles and just very welcoming, to the best, and very professional staff (entire staff!), delicious food, bread, best pesto on the face of this planet!, great recommendation by waiter (champagne) to a very nice surprise at the end of the meal with a piece of tiramisu for our anniversary! This has been my favorite restaurant of all time (from first location) to now an incredible view of the city lights or out on the back patio to a beautiful view of the Catalina Mountains. I have been a customer since 2003 and will continue. This is one restaurant that really does it right! Thank you so very much!

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RubyJ
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivace never disappoints. It’s my favorite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Substantial delay in receiving drinks. Indifferent service by main server. Unacceptable noise level from audio system.

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jaycee14
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG, we went to Vivace's last night for an early anniversary celebration dinner (36 years). Everything was SOOOOO enjoyable. We had a 5:30pm reservation and didn't leave the restaurant till almost 9pm. Our waitress, Jameela, was awesome! She was on top of it and she didn't rush us out at all. We took our time and really enjoyed our meals and each other's company. Very, very good & memorable experience. Great ambiance, food was exceptional...chose a delicious bottle of vino - Masi Bonacosta Volpolicella Classico. I had the manicotti and the husband had the seafood lasagnette...both were exceptional. We brought home leftovers...big portions, I'd say. Can't wait to visit again. Next time I'd like to request a table along the window to enjoy the beautiful view. All in all, what a wonderful evening.

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vipMemorable
Tucson
20 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent! Great food, amicable service and notable wine selection.
not to mention the best martini in town.
Always a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Burrata app was pretty good. Veal Marsala was uninspired and pasta was in butter sauce. Chicken was doused in balsamic. Not very good Italian food. Nice comfy place though.

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lynnk
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Long term fans, have followed Danny to each location. Vivace never disappoints. Food, service, atmosphere I’d always consistently excellent.

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Lunch
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always very good
We go here about once a month and are never disappointed.

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vipRobertC
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Vivace. Great food, great service.

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DonnaK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening with delightful waitress, great food, beautiful views, broad and original menu.

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Skip
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivace never disappoints! Always a delightful experience. Looking forward to next time!

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vipRJCurry
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of the best dining experiences in Tucson, they went out of their way last night to make my wife and my anniversary dinner outstanding. Service was great - food absolutely delicious. And the views are fabulous.

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KristySt
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivace is a Tucson favorite. The food is always delicious, great service, and a beautiful location. LOVE dining on the patio when weather permits. Its a great go-to for a nice business lunch, birthday celebration, or just a great meal with friends & family.

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vipGinny
Phoenix
99 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivace is one of our favorite restaurant. Food is always delicious and consistent. The chicken eggplant, seafood soup, pear salad, Osso Buco and veal marsala absolutely our favorites. If you are new to Tucson, it is a must go to restaurant.

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MarkC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a very nice place for Italian food and our waitress was outstanding!

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ThomasB
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ANNIVERSARY LUNCH.

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Willi
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

On this visit we had a reservation for 75th Birthday celebration for our Dear Friend
Angelika it was specified on my reservation, however there was nothing ever acknowledged we had to remind the Hostess twice what this was all about.
at Desert time however the Waiter brought a piece of cake with a Candle for our
Friend..

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Cherie
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were wonderful, as usual, Jerry is an excellent server!
The music was a little loud

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 6752 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.