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Vivace Restaurant

4.8
4.8
7546 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–8:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (520) 795-7221

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Daniel D. Scordato

  • Private party facilities

    Personal. Professional. Private.Vivace Restaurant is now proud to provide private dining services for large groups of up to 50 guests. Our new location - nestled in the beautiful Catalina Mountains - offers a spacious, comfortable and inviting private dining area. Enjoy the same award winning cuisine and professional service our restaurant has built its reputation on, in an elegant and private setting that is completely customizable and tailored to your party's needs.

  • Private party contact

    Junna Hayashi & Tess Fisher: (520) 795-7221

  • Neighborhood

    Foothills

  • Cross street

    Campbell and Skyline

  • Parking details

    Free self-parking in the immediate area<br />Complimentary valet.

  • Entertainment

    No live entertainment

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
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  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. DZ

    DerekZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding quality, diverse menu, very reasonable prices, and genuinely thoughtful service.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    88 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    88 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I visit Vivace whenever I’m in town. There seems to be a slight level of overall value. Can’t pinpoint it but maybe the taste of food. It didn’t hit me as spectacular as before. Service is still top level.
  3. ML

    MusicLover

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a special place to enjoy a great meal, beautiful views and the ambiance to match. It’s become a tradition to have a special weekend lunch several times a year with a longtime friend.
  4. JC

    JosephC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of us ordered the fish soup and it again was excellent. (We live 35 miles from Vivace but always feel it is worth the drive because dining there is an excellent experience.)
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious as always and the service and ambiance and view of the beautiful city lights made it extra special. My favorite restaurant in Tucson!
  6. MP

    MarisaP

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Felix is amazing! Excellent recommendations! Food was amazing, views are amazing.
  7. DK

    DKLA

    Tucson

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious!!!
  8. W

    Weston9

    Tucson

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was fantastic as always. The service was excellent. We had a wonderful window seat, even though we had requested to be in the main dining area (upper level in our reservation. I had marked the reservation as a 'birthday' celebration. the next table also had a birthday which was acknowledged by the restaurant - but my wife's was not (???). The sound level in the restaurant is a little loud, but that grows in a cycle - if people cannot hear, they speak louder, then the next table over speaks louder, because the table next to them is too loud, etc. Overall - a fantastic restaurant - will continue to be a guest there.
  9. MS

    MichaelS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Not as good as it usually is. Food was luke warm service slow.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best vegan pasta dish in town.
  11. L

    Lavglow

    Tucson

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. Unfortunately there are no vegan options on the menu. You have to ask for a dish to be custom made. The two entrees my friends had they loved. All in all, a very nice experience.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect in every way
  13. DF

    DesertFlower

    Phoenix

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday occasion and waiter was fabulous.
  14. MR

    MargaretR

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love Vivace! Their Eggplant Parmesan is absolutely the best!
  15. LW

    LarryW

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best parts were the food and the service. I regret I do not recall our server's name, but she was a young woman who was wonderfully helpful and friendly.
  16. l

    luvfood

    Phoenix

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent PEI muscles in a broth with angel hair pasta was the best I’ve had. Their coconut ice cream was yummy! Always a great experience!
  17. C

    Catherine

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to the restaurant since they opened years past and a couple locations ago. It is always consistent and probably the best restaurant in Tucson.
  18. HT

    HannahT

    Denver

    103 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our night out to Vivace. Staff was very professional and attentive. The mussels were amazing! We felt the Caesar salad was a bit over dressed, couldn’t finish it. I enjoyed the eggplant dish and my partner enjoyed his stuffed pork chop. I will definitely return when we visit Tucson again!
  19. DW

    DianaW

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Our server, who was very nice, was a bit overwhelmed with several large tables when we first arrived. Took awhile for us to get our drinks after we ordered. But she worked very hard and was very attentive to us after that.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Wonderful waitress. Nice setting and after sunset views great. Food was outstanding.
  21. R

    Redhead915

    Tucson

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for lunch and had a terrific wait person. William was absolutely wonderful and very accommodating. We would definitely want him to be our wait person again. We are what you would call regulars at Vivace, and we’ve never had a bad meal. And because it was my birthday, we even had free dessert. A wonderful, dining experience!
  22. VB

    VickiB

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy lunch! Service was fantastic!
  23. DL

    DavidL

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Great food and service
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful experience
  25. MR

    MikeR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great restaurant for special occasions, a bit pricy but very good portions and flavor.
  26. SR

    SusanR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great view, priced reasonably as well!
  27. CJ

    CdjJej

    Tucson

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed here. Excellent food, service and ambiance.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jackie is by far the best Server I’ve had the pleasure meeting in my several years of dining; attending to our every need, without being asked and taking a precious photo of our family on my wife’s 60th Birthday! Everyone and Everything was perfect!
  29. JL

    JulieL

    Tucson

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You will be guaranteed a great meal and excellent service at Vivaches, every single time.
  30. J

    Jake

    Phoenix

    61 reviews

    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Another amazing evening enjoying fine food and wonderful wine. The stuffed park chop was a little overcooked and dry. Unusual for our favorite restaurant. All other meals and desserts were amazing. Thanks. See you again soon.
  31. K

    Kkule

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We started with the crab cakes and finished with the fish of the day. It was a delicious New Zealand snapper. Our waiter was Patrick and he was outstanding. It was our anniversary and the restaurant staff treated us well on our special day. We finished dinner with a delicious tiramisu. I recommend Vivace to anyone seeking a special dining experience.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!! Definitely recommend!
  33. MS

    MickeyS

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our go-to place for special dinners and we are never disappointed. The food is consistently excellent as is the service and atmosphere. We have followed Vivace when they have changed their location as we feel this is the best fine dining establishment in Tucson.
  34. RE

    REB15

    Tucson

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect, as always!
  35. JG

    JohnG

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, as always. Great view. Will definitely dine there again!
  36. r

    reniw

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best ever dining experience. Beats valley restaurants in Scottsdale!
  37. d

    denverfoodie455

    Tucson

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am a Tucson transplant from Denver. Since I pride myself on my own cooking, it's imperative to me that I want to experience great food when I go to a restaurant. Vivace has become my favorite restaurant in Tucson. The food is delicious and only rivaled by the good service and views.
  38. DA

    DanielA

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience. I went for my 1 year anniversary, and they put us in the window seats watching the view of the city. Without me even asking them to. So it was very surprising and it made it a perfect start. The food came out fast the service was amazing. And the food was top tier. I had the crab stuffed chicken and the penne with sausage and I can’t wait to go back.
  39. SL

    SylviaL

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall1food3service5ambience3
    The grilled asparagus was limp; the mixed greens were also limp and overdressed; the Calabrian chili aioli tasted like Kraft Catalina dressing--sweet with no heat at all; crab cakes were were wet and fell apart. My filet hadn't been seasoned--just a sprinkle of salt made all the difference; polenta was solid instead of creamy. Tiramisu was delicious as was the Osso bucco. Drinks were excellent. Our server, Tessa, was charming, informative, and efficient. I appreciated that she brought samples to help me choose my wine. It was a nice surprise to get a birthday creme brûlée. We went because we had a gift certificate for $200. Overpriced and overrated. I wouldn't go again even with a gift certificate.
  40. DJ

    DesertJoe

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant in Tucson. The best thing a restaurant can hear is that it is always the same......wonderful.

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 7546 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today
Google Map for Vivace Restaurant

6440 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85718

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Campbell and Skyline

  • Neighborhood

    Foothills

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–8:15 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Free self-parking in the immediate area<br />Complimentary valet.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Daniel D. Scordato

  • Entertainment

    No live entertainment

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (520) 795-7221

  • Private party facilities

    Personal. Professional. Private.Vivace Restaurant is now proud to provide private dining services for large groups of up to 50 guests. Our new location - nestled in the beautiful Catalina Mountains - offers a spacious, comfortable and inviting private dining area. Enjoy the same award winning cuisine and professional service our restaurant has built its reputation on, in an elegant and private setting that is completely customizable and tailored to your party's needs.

  • Private party contact

    Junna Hayashi & Tess Fisher: (520) 795-7221

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