Vivace Restaurant

4.8
4512 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(520) 795-7221
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Daniel D. Scordato
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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.
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Private party contact
Junna Hayashi & Tess Fisher: (520) 795-7221
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Campbell and Skyline
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Parking details
Free self-parking in the immediate area
Complimentary valet.
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Entertainment
No live entertainment
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4512 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food!

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Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

While our server was pleasant enough she had too many tables to serve and her tables were located on opposites of the restaurant and consequently the service was poor. We had to ask for drinks, twice; three of the four main meals arrived at the same time and the fourth was six minutes behind those, consequently the food was luke warm and honestly, not the best. It already looked like it had sat under a warmer in the kitchen.

The noise level was high making conversation difficult.

We have enjoyed many a meal at this restaurant when it was located in St. Phillip's Square but since its move sometime ago now, it has not maintained its previous high standard.

This is a place best for lunch and a salad.

So disappointed.

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H
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wine list. Building and setting with view of the valley is beautiful. I was at a big named steakhouse the night before and paid twice what I paid at Vivace. Vivace is ten times better.

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GB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A little pricey for lunch ($50) all though I did have a dinner item. The stuffed shrimp is marvelous. I order it all the time. Service was good, view of the city great. Looking forward to next visit.

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P
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

First time there to celebrate a birthday. The Food was good, service okay, and way too noisy. I was expecting a great fine dining experience. The noise level was horrible and probably the only reason why I would not go back.

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FS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Vivace exceeds expectations for food, service and atmosphere. We have been patrons for over 30 years and this our favorite restaurant in Tucson. It was my wife's birthday and she appreciated the attention as well as the complimentary dessert.

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HI
Tucson
258 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a marvelous meal. We each ordered the sliced filet mignonette on toast with Marsala sauce. It’s clearly our favorite among Vivace’s many excellent choices. David took great care of us, even proving some take out for later. Annie & Juneau greeted us graciously at ingress. And egress. We always feel comfortably welcome at Vivace thanks to your excellent staff. We’ll be back!

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HG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall experience was very pleasant and perfect for my anniversary. We will definitely be coming back. Pricey but absolutely cannot complain with the kind of service, view, and food we got!

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SP
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food which is hard to find in Tucson. Friendly servers, casual yet classy environment. This is a wonderful place for special occasions, business dinners or just to spoil yourself.
Thank you Vivace Chefs & Staff for another wonderful night!

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N
San Diego
53 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner, but this place is great for any occasion. By far the best restaurant in Tucson. Always quality service and food.

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ER
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really tasty food and great service. We dine here frequently and it’s consistently good. Food tends to be very rich, with lots of oil and butter.

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EC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant and we are never disappointed! Food, views and service is wonderful!

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m
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and presentation are wonderfully done. The wait staff are very attentive without being overbearing. The scenery and views are outstanding, instead of being repetitive every time my wife and I patronize your beautiful establishment we can only think of one word to describe our visits “Outstanding” thank you so much for being in Tucson. Tom and Barb Kaliski

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KA
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We didn’t have appetizers. Our entrees arrived only minutes after we ordered. They were good, but not noteworthy. We had a tiramisu for dessert, which was the worst we’ve ever had. Surprising, as this is categorized as an upscale Italian restaurant. Our waiter was nice, but he did forget about us twice. When we attempted to ask a table setter/busperson for help, she responded by saying, “..,give me a minute.” She gave us this terse and unacceptable response while setting the table next to ours. This is an indicator of the level of service, or rather, the lack of service given at Vivace. The ambience is very charming and pretty.

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HI
Tucson
259 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fine time. Neal took good care of us on aa very busy afternoon. We both requested the sliced filet mignonette on focaccia bread in Marsala sauce - excellent! I carried out two entrees with two desserts for the next day. Great food, fair pricing, attentive, friendly staff. We’ll be back!

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TD
Tucson
21 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and ambience at Vivace are always top notch! Our server Candace was exceptional!! Their osso bucco is one of the best that I have ever had anywhere! And we always splurge on the spinach and cheese soufflé appetizer with a delicious house made cheese sauce.

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ML
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I went for a date night. It was actually our first date spot 4 years ago. The food is always consistently delicious and the service is always impeccable. They made an ordinary date night extraordinary. Thank you so much!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have had our last 4 Birthday dinners here, they do an absolutely outstanding job from Valet to desert,, thanks

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SD
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, impeccable service & lovely views. This is, hands down, our favorite restaurant in Tucson. We come at least twice a month and are NEVER disappointed. We celebrate every New Year’s Eve here as it is my husband’s birthday and his first choice for amazing, flavorful food and a great atmosphere. Don’t hesitate, it is well worth it!

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BL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic food and great service! I will always make it my special occasion place!

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TC
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family get together celebrating a Birthday, the food, the service was excellent. We had an awesome time and it was a party of eight people. The right place for a memorable evening.

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BB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

went for my girlfriends surprise birthday dinner. Staff was amazing, food was all delicious! I would recommend the roasted eggplant

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MW
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Ordered stuffed shrimp and the shrimp were farm raised and had zero taste. The appetizers were great but would not order an entre' again. The presentation was poor with a bowl of rice just poured in the center of the plate. Only ate 1/2 of the dinner.

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s
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Love the spinach salad, seafood lasagnette and the tiramisou.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always well prepared food and the very best service, tonight from Felix. We always love the bread, the salads and tonight had the special appetizer of mussels and the wonderful penne pasta and pork parmigiana, followed by the best Tiramisu and Creme Brûlée in Tucson. Just delightful. Thank you, Vivace.

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H
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great food, beautiful ambiance, excellent service!

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HI
Tucson
259 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous, as usual, signature dish - sliced filet mignon over focaccia bread in Marsala sauce. Istvan took great care of us with prompt, friendly service. We took home the four-cheese manicotti with tiramisu and fresh berries for dessert — greatl enjoyed!

Thank you, Daniel Scordato for maintaining continued excellence in staff, cuisine & ambiance at Tucson’s best restaurant. We’ll be back!

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JR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was unbeatable. Good was liked by all. Now that we know the facility, we can request the seating option to make the experience even better.

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A
Northern MI
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brother and his wife were in town. Eaten at Vivace’s many time. Always one of my favoriates

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DD
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we dine at Vivace we always leave saying "that was a great experience, as usual". We were welcomed by Yvonne who always makes you feel so welcome. We were seated at a great window table, which offers stunning views of the entire Tucson Valley.
The food and service was great and we will be back soon.
Thank you
Donal D.

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Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Consistently excellent! Still the best restaurant in Tucson.

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n
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time and excellent service - very consistent.

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E
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and our waiter was very friendly and sweet! Great service!

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H
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the eggplant which was beyond yum! Green salad fresh and crunchy. Vivace has some of the most delicious food in Tucson! And...the prices for lunch are more than reasonable!

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MJ
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view, great ambiance. Food is delicious and service is great. A favorite place to dine.

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite fine dining Italian places in Tucson. Everything about it is great.

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OT
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food and service were impeccable as they are every time I visit this restaurant

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e
Tucson
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent! Fabulous!

Every visit is a wonderful experience.

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IF
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Was in for my monthly fix of sautéed chicken w/green peppercorn sauce & capers. Good comfort food.

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K
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Great service but overpriced. Food was good but have had better authentic Italian.

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