Vivace Restaurant

4.8
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5986 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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
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4.7
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vipAZvisitor
Tucson
31 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lunch menu was very nice. I do wish there were better Wine by the Glass options.

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Seth
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Italian food, crab cakes were delicious, I had the grilled tenderloin which was extremely tender but left me wanting for just a bit more flavor for the price.

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vipSuzanneH
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. Our server Jackie was great. Will definitely be returning

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AutoXChris
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic wine choices and incredible views we’re just the first part of this. Professional waitstaff. Absolutely incredible food. I look forward to coming back.

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JulieA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic & I can't wait to eat there again - on the patio. We had a lovely time.

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vipNanH
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice waiter Jerry and lovely lunch on the patio.

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pickyeater
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and Service excellent. Virus concerns, such as masks and separation very good. There was some confusion about handling the many people when they opened at 11:30am.

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vipMelissaS
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good., and our server was friendly. The outside dining area is the place to be!

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Marcia
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our Server was great, The patio is lovely but the table needed light. Dinner was delicious but I mentioned to our server that the Caeser salad had a bit too much dressing. Vivace's is still one of my favorites!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch or dinner. Big outdoor patio for those who prefer to be outside with great view of the mountains. Food is always wonderful - a Tucson gem that never disappoints!

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vipLynnE
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively outdoor patio and very good food

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vipMikeZ
San Diego
110 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent food, drink, and especially service. Sat on the patio this visit and it was very enjoyable.

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vipApe58
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime we fly to Tucson (4th time this year), Vivace is a MUST visit. We must have tried the majority of the offerings on the menu and we were never disappointed.

They even have a Vegan Bolognese (my favorite) that is delicious.

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Puttepige
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat outside, a perfect evening, excellent service and very good food

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RichardF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, very good service. Like Mccarther, I shall return.

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AmbrosiaP
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing the service, food and the drinks.

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TimO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant. Covid precautions adhered to with tables widely spaced. Plan to return to sample the lunch menu.

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Deena
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed the P.E.I. mussels. Felt safe with the steps implemented to keep everyone safe, thank you!

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JODIEH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

the service was horrible....i ordered an appetizer that never arrived. the next table that had been sat after us got our good before us.
Never coming back.

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DesertFlower
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son’s birthday dinner. Vivace always rocks!!

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vipmichaelK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Entrees tasty but swimming in sauce

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AmyM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond what I expected our server and atmosphere was perfect and amazing

JR
JamesR
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So amazing, made my proposal to my girlfriend so magical. Thankyou so much, we’ll be coming back frequently, waiters are attentive, management is great, pleasant atmosphere and incredible food. 10/10

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DianeH
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first experience with Vivace, and I will be back! My friend and I sat outside in the lovely patio area—talk about ambience! Prices are moderately high, but the entree and dessert were well worth it. Our waiter gave us plenty of time and we were able to enjoy the dining experience without being rushed. I can’t wait to go back.

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EricB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I felt the fish portion was very small and rather bland but otherwise the food was good. I felt the waiter, who had obviously been there for a long time and knew what he is doing, took us for granted and made no effort to make any connection...it was all business.

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vipnutrinancy
Tucson
115 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had the most delightful lunch on the patio. We sat in the shade with a view of the mountains. A light breeze kept us comfortable even with temps in the low 90s. The food is always fresh, unique, and perfectly prepared. Toward the end, our server disappeared.

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vipHIPPO243
Tucson
321 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! They take such good care of us. My friend requested the Red Bird Chicken in cream sauce - his favorite. I splurged on the Ora King Salmon with shrimp — truly outstanding. Steve kept the excellent coffee flowing, and helpfully provided take out Red Bird Chicken for my wife — among her very favorite Vivace meals. We look forward to returning every week. Great Restaurant Run Right! Best in Tucson, period!

This place knows how to operate: owner, manager, waitstaff & crew all work hard and function smoothly. With tables separated due to the KungFlu, the dining room was still all but filled with happy patrons, clearly enjoying their luncheon meals. We’ll be back!

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LarryK
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I do not like to write reviews. Use my other responses

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in Tucson. Classic style and delicious fare.

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RonK
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Vivace is always wonderful, and the pandemic has not changed that.

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VinceC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The design of the restaurant one of the best in the City of Tucson, beautiful views, The service and food was excellent.

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SusanD
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant always amazes me, what a gem in Tucson.

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DonnaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this setting. Food was wonderful and we loved our server Jackie!

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday lunch with friends. Had halibut special which was superb.

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BwLw
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an inside table that was 6 feet away from other tables. All waiters servers wore masks. Fabulous antipasto for appetizer which was for 2 but easily fed 4. All entrees were excellent well portioned. Great deserts bread pudding and their special gelato mint chocolate to die for

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AlaMD
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Way overrated...while better than some of the tourist traps in Tucson, the food did not come close to authentic Italian food

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CraigB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivace is always a perfect place for a business lunch.

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vipStojiegirl
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Candace was wonderful! Celebrating our Anniversary!

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vipHIPPO243
Tucson
322 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual, we both ordered the Steak Scordato, filet mignonette over steamed spinach, and were not disappointed. This Great Restaurant Run Right, continues to provide fine meals prepared and served by a talented and dedicated staff. Superior coffee and wonderful take out completed an outstanding meal. We’ll be back!

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vipJohnNancyF
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Jackie, was outstanding. Service was excellent and the food terrific. She added to a wonderful meal by providing us with an on the house desert for our 41st Anniversary.

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 5986 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.