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About Vivace Restaurant

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.

6440 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85718
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday-Closed

Cross Street:
Campbell and Skyline

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(520) 795-7221

Website:
http://www.vivacetucson.com/

Entertainment:
No live entertainment

Parking Details:
Free self-parking in the immediate area
Complimentary valet.

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Vivace Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Best Overall
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Best Food
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Best Service
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Best Ambiance
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Best Value
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Great for Lunch
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Notable Wine List
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Romantic
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Scenic View
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Special Occasion (140)
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Scenic View (122)
Good for Birthdays (103)
Romantic (102)
Worth the Drive (75)
Great for Outdoor Dining (74)
Fit for Foodies (70)
Great for Lunch (68)
Notable Wine List (66)
Authentic (63)
Business Meals (58)
Neighborhood Gem (57)
Creative Cuisine (56)
Quiet Conversation (54)
Good for Groups (53)
Cozy (35)
Comfort Food (31)
Fun (31)
Casual (29)
Bar Seating (26)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Healthy (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Disabled Access (17)
People Watching (16)
Great for Brunch (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Seasonal (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Hot Spot (12)
Tasting Menu (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Vegan (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined a day ago

This is a great location to celebrate a special occasion with friends and family or an intimate romantic dinner for 2. Food and service are right up there with the best restaurants in town. And ambience is warm and inviting with views of city lights.

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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

I have been going for over 20 years. It keeps getting better. Best restaurant in Tucson, Arizona without a doubt.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I’ve eaten at many outstanding Italian restaurants all over the world. The food at Vivace is excellent and will stay on my list as among the best. A little noisy but still ok for conversation. Service is excellent too; all the staff are friendly and helpful. Thanks for a delicious & relaxing meal!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Wonderful views Cuisine outstanding I eat there as often as possible as the food is so good .

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food and service were impeccable as it is every time I dine at Vivace.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Quick Bite, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The ambience was great. The food was most delicious. The service was excellent. All in all it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Always good! Our go to restaurant for all occasions from everyday dining to the most special!

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food5
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service4
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 10, 2018

It was our first time at this restaurant and we were not disappointed! The food was delicious. The service was impressive. The building was beautiful. From start to finish, it was a meal to remember. Thank you for a fine dinner and excellent service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Always good....service, food, ambiance. Loved the new crab and shrimp cakes!

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Excellent food as usual. Is a little pricey but the food is always excellent.
Not a place to go to “grab a bite” but good for fine dining.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We love Vivace! The food, service and ambiance is consistently excellent. This is our favorite restaurant and always have a wonderful experience!

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was very good.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Both salads and entrees were excellent (hers pear Gorgonzola, mine spinach with pancetta). Main course (hers salmon with linguine, mine asparagus chicken on risotto). Because it was for a birthday we even did dessert. I defaulted to their perfect creme brûlée, while she went Gaga for their fruit Napoleon).
Much better experience than the last time we there about a year or more ago.

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food5
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food is always wonderful and the service is always exceptional. One of my favorite places to dine.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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food5
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Went here on a date and the drive was well worth it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Vegan, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Vivaces is always great for dining. We love going there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Vivace sneaks up behind you. That is, when you may think you are at an fashioned, Nonna-style Italian restaurant--nothing too unusual on the menu, but watch out! the implementation is out of this world. And the service--oh my. It's hard to find service this outstanding at this price point. One of the best restaurants in Tucson.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The seafood lasagna is fantastic. Pasta noodles are light. As always the service is outstanding. The restaurant always tries to accommodate your seating wishes

Tags: Cozy
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food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

2nd time there. Great views food is very good and our waiter was awesome!!!!! Can’t wait to come back to town and return

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food4
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Always superb...Daniel (the owner) is very hands on and always visible. We try different things as well as reordering favorites and everything is always great. A little too much butter in the home made pasta for my liking but it is so wonderful - wines are exceptional. Given that we took half the food home and had it for dinner the next night it's a good value.

we will always come back for special occasions and for no reason at all - just to enjoy good food. It can be a little too noisy - that is my only complaint.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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food5
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Always superb and the fresh fish specials great

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The escargot were delicious and the fish special of pink snapper was perfectly done. The waiter was very helpful in describing portion sizes and volunteered that many desserts could be ordered as a half size.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The food and service are exceptional. Their delicious bread is shipped from NJ and sets the stage for the meal. Everything from pesto to pasta was carefully prepared. I’ve been to Vivace five times now and the experience is consistently excellent.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Once again a wonderful meal. Vivace never fails to prepare a great meal. Sometimes it is just too much food. Jackie our server, once again, was great. The combination of food and service cannot be found elsewhere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We're from out of town and found this place on line while searching for interesting restaurants in Tucson. We went with another couple for a nice New Year's Eve dinner. While there was a constant stream of diners and the place was quite full, the staff seemed to handle things well. They were able to seat us (our reservation was for a somewhat late dinner - 8:30 pm) within 10 minutes or so of our arrival. The wait staff was attentive and checked up on us regularly. The food was very good. The menu has a nice variety of options with good salads and appetizers. The wine list was especially impressive with very reasonable prices.

All in all, we had a great experience and would definitely go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve dinner - lovely and delicious! Great service and. Wet accommodating with splitting a salad, making wine recommendations, and menu explanations. Very enjoyable dinner and valet was easy both for drop off and pick up.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Once again we returned to Vivace. It is our favorite upscale restaurant in Tucson. The food is always excellent, served hot and beautifully presented As usual, our server Felix, did a perfect job of touching base with us without being obtrusive. Wonderful place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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food4
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We enjoyed a delicious New Year's Eve late lunch. The food was great! Really well made Italian. It was bigger inside than I expected but the service was outstanding. The decor is a bit old school but then... not unusual for Italian. Everything was delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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food4
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good atmosphere, great food and service and a nice ambience

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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food5
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Superb night out. Good food, good service excellent wine list

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great time and experience

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

High quality in every way. This is formal, elegant dining with a stunning view of the city and western horizon. But it's not exorbitant -- the price mark is great for the quality offered.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Tucson)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Vivace is the best Tucson has to offer and our favorite. The menu, the ambience, the location, the service all comes together to provide an intoxicating and memorable dining experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Awesome place great food great views

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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Nice intimate lunch.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Disappointing is the only way to describe it. But Its probably an expectation problem since we had read what a great restaurant Vivace was supposed to be. The food was not bad, just not inspiring. Again not bad, just not very intriguing or creative. So bottom line, if you need to impress someone by spending a lot of money then this is the restaurant for you.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I know there are other excellent choices , but the seafood soup is so freeking incredible and consistently good, that I order it every time. Spinach souffle also excellent for appetizer

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always a good time and great meal at Vivace. They have fantastic tasting food that is price friendly with scenic views of city.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent as always. Great service and outstanding food. Beautiful afternoon lunch on patio. Fish special was perfectly prepared.

Tags: Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We were a party of 8 including two children ages twelve and nine. We requested a round table
near the fireplace, and the restaurant accommodated our request perfectly. The food and service were both excellent. It is a beautiful setting as well.
Vivace has an outstanding reputation which is well deserved!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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