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Vivace! Restaurant

23 reviews
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$30 and under
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Good For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch

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An Italian menu serving only house-made recipes from the finest and freshest ingredients. Dark wood and aged leather invite you to enjoy in our open-air, atrium dining room. Enjoy foods from our breakfast, lunch or dinner menus- all created by our award winning Chef, Keith Falco.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, American
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Hours of operation

Breakfast: Every Day: 6:00AM - 11:00AM
Lunch: Every Day: 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Dinner: Every Day: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
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Phone number
(303) 336-5251
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Keith Falco
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Private party facilities
Full menu offered
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Private party contact
Dante Nicastro: (303) 336-5262
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Full menu offered
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Cross street
Smith Road
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Parking details
Covered hotel parking, complimentary for restaurant guests
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Public transit
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
3.5based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on February 14, 2015

Our waitress was horrible and clueless. For example it took over 30 minutes just to find 3 wine glasses. However our food runner was very apologetic and attentive. We ended up tipping the food runner separately - the waitress, not so much. Food was good. Atmosphere / decor was lacking. We were in town for a conference and this resturant was a 1/2 way meeting point for family.

1.0Dined on February 14, 2015

Appetizers arrived before drinks. We never got opportunity to order new drinks. When we asked the waited to come by she said she would but it took too long time... I would not recommend this place...

5.0Dined on February 6, 2015

The servers and chefs are great! One of a kind experience, for local and tourists!

1.0Dined on September 13, 2014

I can't recommend this restaurant. Service was terrible from the start through the end. The hostess/waitress attempted to seat us at a small table for two next to the hostess stand, despite the fact that there was only one other table occupied in the dining room. We ordered a nice bottle of wine, which the waitress served without allowing me to go through the proper tasting steps. She is clearly unfamiliar with wine service, despite her "culinary school" training. Finally, our appetizer was served with our entrees. I guess the kitchen manager went to the same culinary school!

We were guests at the Renaissance hotel, celebrating our wedding anniversary. Needless to say, we will not return to the hotel or restaurant.

3.0Dined on August 22, 2014

The minestrone soup was filled with tasty legumes and veggies, and the pork green chili had large chunks of pork and just the right amount of kick. The spaghetti and meatballs was good, but the breaded turkey patty, while tasty, appeared to have been a previously frozen product.

3.0Dined on July 26, 2014

Rather sterile environment and food that is OK, but not exceptional. Best feature is that it is very quiet so if a lunch or dinner meeting is planned you'll be able to have a decent conversation.

4.0Dined on April 27, 2014

I had a nice business dinner at the restaurant with colleagues. Salmon was excellent with really tasty fava beans. Nice wine on the menu by the glass.

3.0Dined on December 25, 2013

Just that. Very pleasant service and nice food. Peaceful atmosphere.

3.0Dined on September 24, 2013

The food was good and the service was good. Better than average for a hotel restaurant

3.0Dined on April 26, 2013

Very early 80s hotel atmosphere. They really need to work on the ambiance. Maybe put in a pergola similar to the business center next door to make it feel more intimate. It felt very cold. Food was good. However, not amazing.

1.0Dined on April 12, 2013

It is a hotel restaurant in the middle of a giant atrium.

3.0Dined on April 6, 2013

I have stayed her a couple of time and decided to eat on this night at the Rialto Cafe. The scallops were nice and tasty. I also had the cobb salad. The restaurant was relatively quiet and only had a one other couple. Probably because you can get the same menu at the Elevate Bar/Lounge at the hotel. It was a relaxing meal.

5.0Dined on April 4, 2013

Most hotel restaurants are middling at best with their offerings. Vivace! inside the Renaissance Hotel's gigantic atrium lobby counters that myth. Four of us really enjoyed our entrees and the basket of rolls was gobbled up with twice! My entrée was a mushroom tortellini with hints of wine sauce and I added the optional shrimp. My tablemates looked at me with amazement when I said, "Mmmm", as I first bit into the grilled seasoned shrimp. Our server was very attentive and provided us take-away dishes to enjoy our entrée as leftovers. We will definitely be back!

4.0Dined on July 14, 2012

Nice hotel restaurant. Food is very solid and the service is great. Not well attended and I am not sure why.

5.0Dined on July 13, 2012

We had a wonderful meal here and if I am ever back in Denver would stop in again!

4.0Dined on July 13, 2012

The venue is very accessible (my friend uses a wheelchair) and the setting spectacular. The colors are warm and the room very open with a Grand Canyon openness and feeling of spaciousness. The staff was gracious and friendly. I had soup and salad (with bacon and blue cheese bits) and both were absolutely delicious. My friends had the special--a pasta with a mushroom sauce--that both felt was very good. (One of them is a former diplomat who has eaten in fine restaurants all over the world.) This was one of the very, very few restaurants in Denver I have experienced which can offer the trifecta of lovely setting, great food, and an atmosphere that lends itself to intimate conversation. Oh, yes, parking is ample and free (valet included

4.0Dined on May 13, 2012

It was a great place for Mother's Day brunch. Staff was very helpful and food was great.

5.0Dined on May 13, 2012

Perfect selection for Mother's Day. Our entire party was happy with the selection, service and the amount of food!

5.0Dined on April 28, 2012

The food and service were very good, it was quiet, and our groupf of 7 did not feel rushed.

4.0Dined on April 8, 2012

We were there for an Easter brunch buffet and the quality of the food was very good. They did not have the variety of some buffets but what they had was excellent and included a pasta station and an omelet station.

4.0Dined on March 6, 2012

This was a great spot for our family gathering. Very kid friendly which is important to us. My granddaughter said she wish she could live there.

4.0Dined on November 24, 2011

The seating was comfortable, and the food was very good, but it was the service we received that really made the meal memorable.

3.0Dined on September 27, 2011

Favorite items on the menu are the "old family" recipies...especially the killer cheesecake!