Vivace Restaurant

4.8
6174 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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine list, very professional servers, wonderful outside patio seating.

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CarolynS
Tucson
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Vivace is one of my favorite restaurants even though I live 40 miles from it. The food is consistently excellent, I love the ambience, and service is always great. On this visit I observed that prices had risen considerably. I totally understand the reason during this pandemic. My hope is when our world gets back to somewhat normal, that you will reduce your pricing structure. I’m retired and live on a fixed income so a $75 lunch for two is out of my capability. I realize the wait staff are also hurting during this time so I did not short them on the gratuity. I felt very comfortable dining there as everyone was following CDC safety guidelines.

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LawrenceB
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond outstanding and delicious every time I dine here. Vivace understands how to take care of customers. Everything, and I mean everything, is impeccable.

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Kahuna
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anniversary dinner. Very nicely done. Excellent service, great food.

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VickiU
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this restaurant. Beautiful inside the dining room as well as on the patio. Food was AMAZING! Great service and the overall bill wasn't too bad. I would highly recommend Vivace!!

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CarlosL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very quiet and clean, the food is delicious and the service is great.

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vipLizinDenver
Denver
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food (the burrata appetizer and the arugula salad were superb), and the manicotti was tremendous.

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MaryB
Montana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jackie was wonderful! Excellent food and service! Also I lost my sunglasses and they retrieved them and I could not have been happier.

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vipMikeZ
San Diego
118 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food, the best service, the best restaurant in Tucson

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Wanda
Tucson
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Tucson and has been for years.

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PatrickM
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are from out of town and this was our second visit to Vivace. Overall we had a very nice dinner. Service was great and the food was delicious. We were pleased there was seating available in an outdoor courtyard as we are avoiding indoor dining due to COVID.

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vipBonBon
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outside experience, attentive wait staff. Accommodating for splitting and meal sharing.

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NGonzalez
Tucson
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tess, did a great job as our waitress. She and the the rest of your team have taken customer service to another level.

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RickO
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
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 on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did and service were both excellent

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vipRonQ
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipAaronT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm not exaggerating when I say that this was one the finest dining experiences I have ever had. The location above Tucson provides an amazing view and the food is excellent (shout out for the fresh pesto and special chicken sauce). But what really set this place apart was the service. Jackie was our server and we left feeling like friends. She clearly enjoys her work and we fortunate to have her. Vivace is a must-go destination if you are visiting the Catalina Foothills from out of town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
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 on January 14, 2021
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 on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JoeD
Tucson
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every respect, as always.

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twsdataman
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
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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DanielleS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad meal here. The food is outstanding and the portions are quite large. A great value for the money!

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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
7 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.

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 6174 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.