Vivace Restaurant

4.8
6158 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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RickO
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Vivace is not the place it used to be. The ambiance is almost non-existent and the wait persons are over-burdened with the demands of their serving jobs and seem only interested in getting the food out and pocketing the tips.

The food is somewhat less than it used to be, but that varies according to how far they can stretch a particular recipe. Steak, not so easy to extend and cheapen. Seafood lasagne, stretches quite far.

Are these comments unique in the time of Covid? Probably not. After all, you need to eat and they need to survive... Maybe we should just lower our expectations, even when we are paying a higher price.

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PatW
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did and service were both excellent

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vipRonQ
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best restaurant in Tucson!....a favorite of mine for decades

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent view of the sunset over the city of Tucson. Our server was attentive, friendly and on top of everything! we had the seafood lasagna and the pork parmigiana. Both were tasty and served hot. You get whole experience right every time.

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richardk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was exceptional. Informative on the menu, efficient and courteous. He spoke with a slight European accent and his first name was Kamran.

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JoanneL
Tucson
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious , as always. Our waitstaff, Jackie, went above and beyond.

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twsdataman
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been to Vivaces in years. This was a special occasion and it turned out to be an excellent choice. From the relaxed atmosphere, to the stunning views to the excellent wines and meal, everything was first rate. I highly recommend Vivaces for any occasion. I'm sure you will not be disappointed.

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LouiseB
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service...every time. We had the fish special for the day and it would melt in your mouth!! The tiramisu and spumoni ice cream was a real treat. Service was excellent !! This is always our to go place !!

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vipJBLMDMBA
Phoenix
106 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Covid precautions. Friendly and attentive services. Menu adequate with all the classic Italian specialties. Dishes were cooked perfectly and the specialty Branzino for the night was so flaky and tender.

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vipGinny
Phoenix
88 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Vivace is a favorite if mine. The food was wonderful, but Felix, our waiter was off today in his service. We always ask for him.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
188 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service, very friendly staff, well prepared food and great view of the city make for a fine experience and worth the visit

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vipShannynL
Tucson
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, amazing service, loved the atmosphere! Would change nothing!

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vipMichaelF
Tucson
28 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon and the Osso Buco were truly delicious! We always enjoy wonderful dinners in this delightful environment. And our server, Stewart, helped make our anniversary and birthday celebration very special.

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MikeL
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in town!!! The Escargot and Bass are the best!!

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vipVandra
Tucson
264 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite service and food, but the acoustics and talkative diners made for a less quiet experience than we had hoped.

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Beethoven109
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivace is always our first choice in picking out a restaurant in the foothills.

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DiningDesertdwellers
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivace is always a great experience, the best food, terrific staff, nice ambience. It's been our special occasion go-to for years!

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vipTTSS
Tucson
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is an experience. I am not sure that there is even room for improvement.

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AdrienneU
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because of unforeseen circumstances, my dinner partner was delayed a whole hour. However the greeting staff was very understanding and let me keep our reservation. The food was excellent and our waitperson, Jacque was outstanding. It was a perfect evening although it had a rocky start.

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KrisW
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Vivace in ALL ways! The service is wonderful; the menu is extensive (always hard to decide what great dish to choose); the salads are fresh, creative, and taste sensations; and the pastas/mains have true Italian flavors, generous servings, and are consistently hot to the table. Always a GREAT dining experience!

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AliC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Vivace last week and it was honestly one of the best restaurant experiences we've ever had. We were visiting Arizona from Ohio on our honeymoon and everyone at the hotel we were staying at recommended this restaurant for the views, food, and service and they were not wrong! The menu was different, but everything we ate was delicious. The thing I can't stop telling people about is the cocktails! I ordered a martini and they give you a "side martini" in a little bucket (2 servings for 1, can't beat it!). Our waitress was so kind, informative about the area, and gladly took our pictures with our complimentary dessert they gave us.

We can't wait to return to Arizona in the future and will definitely be making another visit to Vivace!

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JoanneL
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service exceptional. The restaurant was full but Tables were far apart and we did not feel uncomfortable due to Covid-19 rules.

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Sarizona
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first dinner out without children in MONTHS. The food and the service were great.

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viplovesgoodfood
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner, for my husband’s birthday. Great waiter, excellent food and ambience. We look forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Jackie was fabulous!

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Bart11
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been dining at Vivace sine 2008. During this time we've lived in MN, WI, and now Indianapolis. We took a weekend trip to Tuscon and the only plan that we had was dinner at Vivace. The service, food, and ambiance have always remained the same and at the very highest level. The food is prepared perfectly and the bread will always bring us back. This is one of the absolute best Italian restaurants that we have had the pleasure to dine at.

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BonnieR
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, exceptional service and the food ? The food is clearly the star. The seafood soup, the chicken and mushrooms and the salmon were ordered and Every dish was nothing short of amazing. The portions are exceedingly generous too, we all had food to take home. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Even with social distancing, a very enjoyable evening.

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vipFcord
Tucson
28 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as always. Thanks to Danny and his great team.

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vipMatthewB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, staff and view. Best dinner we had in Tuscon.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful New Years Eve in a rough time. Additionally you came thru for my Daughters 36th Birthday. Service was impeccable, food outstanding. We will be back!

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s35flyer
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going here, and the prior location, for 15 years now, never disappointed.

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SarahA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most amazing time for New Years Eve. The food was absolutely amazing and the service was incredible. I can’t say enough good things! I definitely will be returning and I can’t wait for that.

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DaveB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and good upscale Italian cuisine.

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vipLove2dineout
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We have dined with you for many years and quite often.Our server,Stewart, took our wine order then returned with the wine for our entree order. My order was veal scallopini. After he delivered our entrees, we never saw him again. I ate a small portion, then asked my husband to taste it. The veal was tough, cut too thick, and there was no flavor. We attempted several times to catch our server’s eye without success. Finally,my husband went out and got Danny, the manager who took it back to the kitchen. Our server Stewart appeared, and said the veal piccata was very good and would only take a few minutes. I was not offered any other choices. I ate about two bites of it and pushed it away. Stewart then brought a dessert menu, and said you might like dessert. We ordered one tiramisu a And split it. I then went to the Ladies room. When the check came my husband purposely did not use our Open Table 100.00 certificate. We were charged for everything including the dessert. My husband told the server why he was not leaving a tip and we left. As much as We both love Vivace,it will be awhile before we return. I would like the certificate reward card 5376360203184273 transferred to Le Rendevous in Tucson please.

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Vdubbbbb
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party consisted of six ladies. Our server was outstanding! She was very attentive, pleasant and polite. She had no problem with splitting the tab to individual tabs. The food was FABULOUS! I had the penne dish with sausage. Quite a generous helping for a lunch dish. The other dishes looked fabulous as well. No complaints from anyone at our table. We had dessert then rolled out of there stuffed. By the way, the view was beautiful from our corner table. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight. There are no bad choices on the menu. Souffle is incredibly light and delicious. The salmon on linguini with tomatoes, kalamata olives and capers is perfect.
All staff is always pleasant and efficient.
Social distancing is well laid out and the facility is clean

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great food and experience all around

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tucson
50 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good but would have liked a table with a view!

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vipPatcoun
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great experience in fine dining!

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 6158 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.