scallops, shrimp, rock shrimp and salmon in a red-pepper-tomato broth, served over fettuccine
espresso soaked ladyfingers layered with marscarpone custard, dusted with cocoa powder and side of fresh fruit
thin slices of veal (shell loin cut) sauted in mushroom Marsala wine sauce with vegetable pasta on side
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.
Food was wonderful. Our server Jackie was great. Will definitely be returning
Everything was fantastic & I can't wait to eat there again - on the patio. We had a lovely time.
Very nice waiter Jerry and lovely lunch on the patio.
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.
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!!
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!
Lively outdoor patio and very good food
As always excellent food, drink, and especially service. Sat on the patio this visit and it was very enjoyable.
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.
We sat outside, a perfect evening, excellent service and very good food
Very good food, very good service. Like Mccarther, I shall return.
Everything was amazing the service, food and the drinks.
Lovely restaurant. Covid precautions adhered to with tables widely spaced. Plan to return to sample the lunch menu.
Very much enjoyed the P.E.I. mussels. Felt safe with the steps implemented to keep everyone safe, thank you!
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.
My son’s birthday dinner. Vivace always rocks!!
Entrees tasty but swimming in sauce
Beyond what I expected our server and atmosphere was perfect and amazing
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
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.
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.
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.
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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This is the best restaurant in Tucson. Classic style and delicious fare.
Vivace is always wonderful, and the pandemic has not changed that.
The design of the restaurant one of the best in the City of Tucson, beautiful views, The service and food was excellent.
This restaurant always amazes me, what a gem in Tucson.
I love this setting. Food was wonderful and we loved our server Jackie!
Lovely birthday lunch with friends. Had halibut special which was superb.
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
Way overrated...while better than some of the tourist traps in Tucson, the food did not come close to authentic Italian food
Vivace is always a perfect place for a business lunch.
Candace was wonderful! Celebrating our Anniversary!
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!
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.
Vivace is consistently excellent with service and food quality. We always order the same menu items (walnut salad and chicken stuffed with crab) but all of their selections are great.
I look forward to heading up the hill and at some point, I hope to sit and enjoy the view. The last few times we were on the patio which is delightful as well.
So happy we have this place!
Can’t say enough about how wonderful this restaurant is. The timing of the service is impeccable, great wine list both by the bottle and glass, and our meals from starters to desserts were delicious.
Vivace never disappoints! Daniel and staff always take the utmost care with every level of your dining experience. I felt very safe, the staff is always top notch, and the food consistent and carefully served. It is a GoTo for our family and friends. It is always and first class experience.
Vivace Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (520) 795-7221.
Vivace Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 5983 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.