Vivace never disappoints. We had the chicken meatballs and the seafood lasagnette. They were both incredible. Service was attentive without being intrusive. A perfect place for date night.
It's the best in Tucson. This is our first choice to take out-of-town guests, if we can get a reservation. You must make arrangements early as this is a very popular restaurant.
Had dinner with my wife for her birthday. Staff was great and food was excellent. Will definitely return.
For the second year I took my wife for your birthday to Vivace and was not disappointed again. Service was fantastic and the food was totally wonderful. Our server, Tommy, was great as he was very helpful in setting up our appetizers and salads so we wouldn't overdue the greenery. This was very helpful for us as it avoided us overeating before we got to the main course. The main courses were outstanding. Since it was my wives birthday, she got a special dessert on the house. We will continue to use Vivace for our special occasions.
We had a wonderful lunch. Our choices were delicious, as always, and we had a great time with our friends. We live about an hour apart, so the location was perfect for all.
It is just always special when we eat here, but, I have never taken the time to write a review.
We have been to Vivace many times and have always left saying "wow, wasn't that really delicious"!
Kamran our server was awesome. Greeter/Host was friendly and accommodating as we requested Kamran.
This is the second time for dinner.
Sunset was special to see. Service
was personable and well done.
My salmon was tasty but I wished I had asked them to use less olive oil.
It was too oily for my liking. Salmon is an oily fish already.
Entrée only for two people was well over$60.00.
Also valet parking was a necessary which I found not to be fair.
I will probably find another place in the future.
Best Italian Restaurant in Tucson
The food and service was impeccable as usual. They have such an enticing menu.
Great food,service and atmosphere. Tommy A was our server, very personable. All his suggestions were spot on. Can't wait to return for next year's vacation.
Everything was wonderful, though it took our waiter a VERY long time to get our drink order. He originally came over to ask if we wanted a cocktail. We were choosing a wine so we needed just a minute. I think it was another 20 minutes before he came back! So then we ordered our full meals.
Everything was wonderful, except for the child at the next table who ruined the ambience for our anniversary.
We have been to Vivace many times for dinner but this was the first time for lunch. Simply great! We had friends from out of town with us and they were very impressed.Danny and his crew do a wonderful job. Food excellent! Felix is excellent server.
Lovely evening - wonderful as always
Excellent food, wide selection and classy wait staff.
One of the best experiences since moving to Tucson! Can’t wait to return and try the lunch menu!!
We love vivaces, we always make a point of having dinner several times when we are in the Tucson area. The food and drinks are excellent and great quality. The service is attentive and friendly.
We took our friend visiting from Boston for lunch. The food was fantastic (as always), the service was great and the outdoor patio gave us a great view into the Catalinas.
Lovely birthday celebration. The waiter was excellent, as was the meal.
It’s always wonderful When you can sit on the patio. If you were inside it can be very troubling the noisy.
Great al usual. Great food great ambuance
This is our favourite spot when we visit from Pennsylvania each year. We are never disappointed with anything from staff to food . The quality and consistency for the past 10 years continues to lure us back.
Has been and remains to be the best.
Love how easy they make it to split meals and even wine by the glass
Our guests from out of town loved the food, the scenery & the overall experience. We will be back.
Wonderful Italian fare served with a view. Try the spinach and cheese souffle for a starter-"melts in your mouth". The salmon and linguine and the mannicotti were outstanding! Candace did a great job serving us. Vivace is one of the best Italian restaurants we have experienced.
We were happy to see Athena back as our waitress. She is a gem. Also Felix and Istvan are our favorite waiters. The food is always outstanding. Danny should be proud of his oasis in the desert.
Not much more I can say since my last review. The food is outstanding. I always have the salmon croissant sandwich (without the croissant). The salmon is always perfectly cooked and comes with a light lemon butter sauce that is superb, sautéed spinach and a beautifully dressed and presented side salad. One of my very favorite meals. All the servers who have waited on us were very experienced with delightful personalities. I highly recommend Vivace, but be aware it's expensive. My salmon was about $22 (at lunch).
Brother visiting and as Italians we wanted him to taste and experience our fav restaurant. It was all good. He loved everything about the food and the wait staff etc.
As usual, our experience at Vivace was great. The food, the ambiance and our friendly server, AJ, made it special. AJ was professional, funny and accommodating. I will ask for a table in his area for the next time.
Everything was quite nice. The one issue is one person in my party was handicapped and coming in the handicapped door is WAY out of the way to check in for your reservation- up stairs, through the dining room to the front. Was shown a table in the rather deserted dining room. Asked if there was seating on the porch- was told there were not windows but a table in the middle was shown and most acceptable. Much nicer. Service was very good.
Very attractive setting and location in the foothills. Service was acceptable--waiter helped on advising on the menu, but couldn't help in wines and forgot to get our bottle of wine until we reminded him. The crab stuffed chicken was OK. Crab lacked full crab flavor and texture, and chicken was a bit dry. The combination was not as good as fish stuffed with crab. I had higher expectations for what was billed as one of the top restaurants in Tucson.
Always great food and service. In our recent experiences dining in Tucson, the noise level has been very high and the wait staffs seem to be rushing at a frenetic pace which is distracting. The Vivace wait staff is very efficient, but are unobtrusive. Diners can actually carry on a conversation. Highly recommended.
Food and service are always amazing. Favorite place for lunch or dinner!
I lived in Tucson 12 years ago and Vivace was my favorite restaurant. Upon returning 3 weeks ago, I discover the restaurant was no longer on River where I left it all those years ago.
By accident my friend discovered the location while getting facial at Skin Spectrum.k We mad reservations for the next night.
Consistently the BEST restaurant in Tucson. I love bringing my guests there....no one is ever disappointed.
Great food, great drinks! All round #1!
Enjoyed the lunch very much. The Anti pasta was perfect and a very large portion. We always love having lunch and dinner at Vivace. Always as special occasion.
We tried to catch lightning in a jar twice and were successful with our second time at this restaurant. They are consistently good here, with reliable friendly service and great food.
This is one of our, "go to" restaurants when we are in the Tucson area.