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Vivace Restaurant

4.8
4.8
7359 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 46 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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What 7,359 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. T

    Tucsonsun

    Phoenix

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best restaurant experience every time I go. There is no chef (in all my travels) that can buy and prepare fish better Chef Beebee. I’ve never met a waitstaff that was not attentive and respectful. Always my favorite place.
  2. G

    Gail

    Tucson

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Vivace on 8/13 at 2pm. They had about two large parties plus a banquet going. But we had the same great service and food.
  3. RA

    RetiredinAZ

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never a bad meal…top notch for food, service, and ambiance. Highly recommend!
  4. CD

    CindyD

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Nice ambiance. Waitress was great. Steak was small for price. Other food items ok.
  5. AJ

    AJ86

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family came for our moms birthday and we were so satisfied with everything! The service is always impeccable and the ambience so inviting and charming. The only thing is that my food was cooler than I normally like but delicious nevertheless. Thank you for always providing such an amazing dining experience!
  6. AB

    AnneB

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Unfortunately, Vivace doesn't seem to care about maintaining it's reputation in the Tucson fine dining community. Extremely understaffed on a Friday afternoon, and the waitstaff who were working, were painfully under trained. Although we ordered our favorites (the menu hasn't changed for many years,) the quality of the food, portion size, and plating were incredibly disappointing. Antipasto tasted and looked like it was sourced from a discount supermarket. The souffle, which we have always loved, was scrambled eggs with spinach... and completely chilled in the center. Though it is sad to say, we have no plans to return.
  7. CL

    CherylL

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been coming here for years and the food and service are always top notch!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great dining experience. Wonderful Lunch menu, great service. One of our favorite restaurants.
  9. JH

    JanH

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Italian food in Tucson!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We attended Vivace this evening and had an amazing time celebrating our anniversary and enjoying a six course meal! Jon took phenomenal care of us and orchestrated an incredible evening! What an amazing location and what an outstanding dinner!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful dinner! Beautiful venue!
  12. D

    Duane

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We've been dining at Vivace since it opened in the Crossroads shopping center. Each move since then has been to nicer quarters, and has improved the ambiance, at least in part. Great views, very good service. The tables now don't seem as intimate as some at the prior quarters at St. Philip's Plaza, but it's still reasonably quiet. It pains to report, however, that the food seems to have gone from outstanding at the shopping center to very good at St. Philip's, to ordinary at Campbell and Skyline. My stuffed pork chop was tough and overcooked, my wife's osso bucco was barely so-so, and even the creme brulee was more pudding-like than the "best ever and worth a crosstown trip" it used to be. (The by-the-glass zinfandel was very nice, but I forgot to note the brand.) Our prior visit at this location several months ago left a similar impression, but we chalked that up to just one off night. Evidently not. Side note: OpenTable is way too cautious in search results for reservations here. We were looking for a 6:30 reservation almost a week in advance, but the OT search showed tables available only at 5:00, 5:30, 8:00 and 8:30. Having taken the 5:30 offering, we were still there at 6:30, and the dining room with the city view was barely half-full from then until we left, just after 7:00.
  13. GW

    GW01

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistently good -- one of our favorites. Would definitely recommend it.
  14. k

    kromyzal

    Tucson

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner. Everyone enjoyed their appetizer and main course. Service was prompt and efficient. We had not been there in several years but it’s on our list for good Italian.
  15. BC

    BaltazarC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food I recommend the antipasto for appetizer
  16. CJ

    CdjJej

    Tucson

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh delicious food with excellent service. We've eaten here several times and have never been disappointed.
  17. b

    bikerdoug

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seafood soup was amazing!!! Best restaurant in Tucson area by far!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for a birthday lunch. We enjoyed our food especially the antipasto
  19. J

    Julie

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my sister’s birthday yesterday and had a wonderful lunch at Vivacé! Our server was excellent (I apologize, I have forgotten her name). She was friendly and knowledgeable and took great care of us. Our food was delicious as usual. I am about to heat my leftovers for lunch!
  20. LP

    LarryP

    Tucson

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good food. Reasonable pricing. Excellent dining facility with great views.
  21. GS

    GloriaS

    Orange County

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our anniversary with a wonderful dinner. The buratta platter is tasty starter. My special of the evening was black bass and was very good. My husband had the penne with sausage, which is a favorite of his. My Aperol Spritz is one of the best in Tucson. We were surprised with a mini creme brulee for 2 in honor of our anniversary. Our waiter, Felix is always very efficient. Great evening!!
  22. SJ

    SallyJ

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stuart was very service oriented with good suggestions!
  23. KZ

    KathyZ

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Slow service but friendly staff. Good food.
  24. DP

    DezP

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved our experience at Vivace! The atmosphere was very nice, the service was excellent, the food was absolutely amazing, and the views were spectacular!
  25. EM

    EduMix

    Tucson

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall, could be the best restaurant in Tucson.
  26. LB

    LoriB

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I will go back just to have the vegan bolongaise again. Thank you!
  27. KV

    KarenV

    Tucson

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy our meals at Vivace. The view is beautiful and the food is delicious. If you are looking for a special meal for a special occasion, this is your place. This time we were there for lunch and ordered the portobello stuffed mushrooms with a large side salad (that came with the meal) and crab cakes with a delicious aoli sauce and side salad on the plate. With the delicious bread that was also served, we were very satisfied and did not have room for any of their delicious desserts. We are willing to drive 45 minutes for this wonderful restaurant.
  28. J

    Justus

    Tucson

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    A bit disappointing as it wasn’t like it has been in the past. The pear and walnut salad looked lovely but there were very few pears which were cut up into slivers so I had to search to find them. The seafood soup was excellent. Service was good. In making our reservations I checked that it was a birthday lunch but it wasn’t acknowledged in any way. So, yes, I was somewhat disappointed.
  29. O

    Oldster

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Many thanks for the complimentary dessert to celebrate my son's 68th birthday and our joint anniversaries...his 40th and my 69th.
  30. BG

    BruceG

    Tucson

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magnificent as usual; many thanks to Junna and Felix.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come here every year when we visit Tucson. Wonderful food and service
  32. HW

    HannahW

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    love this restaurant. I come every time I'm in Tucson. How do you make food taste so good?
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place and great attention of Daniel the owner!
  34. JP

    JennyP

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My go to place in Tucson, The staff is so personable and accommodating,Beautiful setting And the food is consistently delicious .
  35. AW

    AngelaW

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Server kept returning table, removing dishes quickly as though he was trying to move us on.
  36. KH

    KevinH

    Tucson

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent. Impeccable service.
  37. DH

    DaraH

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    This restaurant was recommended by our hotel concierge as "the best" and it did not disappoint. The food was amazing - all courses. The owner and staff were outstanding as well. Highly recommend. Will definitely go back whenever I am in Tucson.
  38. CE

    CharlesE

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service, very nice wine selection to go with.
  39. KM

    KrisM

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Waiter Candace exceptional. Great bday celebration! Thank u!
  40. J

    Jeff

    Tucson

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual. The food is delicious. We'll be back!

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 7359 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 46 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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