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About Vivace Restaurant

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.

6440 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85718
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday-Closed

Cross Street:
Campbell and Skyline

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(520) 795-7221

Website:
http://www.vivacetucson.com/

Entertainment:
No live entertainment

Parking Details:
Free self-parking in the immediate area
Complimentary valet.

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Vivace Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (136)
Good for Anniversaries (120)
Good for a Date (115)
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Scenic View (114)
Romantic (99)
Good for Birthdays (92)
Great for Outdoor Dining (70)
Great for Lunch (66)
Worth the Drive (66)
Notable Wine List (63)
Business Meals (60)
Creative Cuisine (59)
Fit for Foodies (59)
Authentic (57)
Quiet Conversation (54)
Good for Groups (51)
Neighborhood Gem (50)
Casual (30)
Cozy (30)
Fun (29)
Bar Seating (27)
Comfort Food (27)
Healthy (27)
Pre/post Theatre (27)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Local Ingredients (21)
Disabled Access (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (18)
Great for Brunch (13)
People Watching (13)
Seasonal (12)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Happy Hour (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Vegan (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 13 hours ago

it was absolutely fine, but hypothetically overhyped. good food not amazing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 18 hours ago

AJ was a very pleasant and accommodating server. The food was lovely as always.

One of our favorites in Tucson, never anything but best!

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined 3 days ago

I am a regular customer, food is always excellent and the service great.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

We needed a round table for 6 so we could have a conversation that all 6 of us could participate. Vivace's came through 100%. Our service was superb and the food was outstanding. My friends who have never been there, loved it. I was greatly impressed and grateful Vivace's made a special effort to make our get together awesome.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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·Dined 3 days ago

We each ordered as appetizer. Mussels (the daily speccial), walnut and pear salad, and the Bruatta two ways.
The mussels were probably the most tender mussels I have ever had, and the best value. The walnut salad was generous, s typical walnut pear sslad. The bruatta lacked creativity. Placing the bruatta on yuuo of beets and typing it with tomatoes was immensely underwhelming. Not bad, just underwhelming. Certainly not worth the $15! Vivace is way overpriced for food that's good but, underwhelming.

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food3
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Vivace is sumptuous Always enjoy everything I have had veal Marsala crabfilled chicken breast ,pork chop stuffed and pork scallopini Always a delight to the taste budsMy friend had salmon and mushroom soup which she loved Salads are always fresh and good,have had caesar mixed green and pear and walnut,all wonderful Wine very good Dessert is heaven ,bread pudding with caramel and whipped cream,nectar from the Gods My favorite restaurant

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

In from Dallas and was a great place to pick. Will return. Chicken Meadballs were amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

We really enjoyed our evening at Vivace's. Such a beautiful view, great service and delicious food. Thank you, Juna, for seating us. We were able to get our requested table for our occasion.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Healthy, Fun, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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food5
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·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was delicious! We had a great time with friends that we hadn't seen in years...

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined 6 days ago

Our experience was exquisite. A great friendly staff and servers that were very knowledgeable about the menu and variety of wines. Delicious complementary bread with an olive oil based dip.
I want to thank Vivace’s staff for the warm welcome and for taking care of every detail on our 20th wedding anniversary. We will definitely visit again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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·Dined 7 days ago

Went there for the first time for our 30th wedding anniversary and the entire experience was outstanding! Made our reservation through Open Table and requested a table along the windows which they were able to accommodate. The waitress was also aware of our special day and her service and demeanor could not have been better. The food was also outstanding from the bread and salad openers through the main course. We will definitely include Vivace in our regular rotation of restaurants going forward!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

This is the best food and service in Tucson. Worth the price.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

As always, great food and service. One of Tucson's very best restaurants.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

Most excellent dining experience! Beautiful restaurant

Tags: Healthy, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Scenic View, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Fantastic as always. I have never had a bad experience in all the 20 years I've been going. The food is exceptional and not to be outdone by the top notch service. Friendly, professional and a wonderful all around dinning event.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Authentic, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Every aspect of having a delicious lunch with a good friend ,who is also a first time visitor to
Vivace, was given a rave review by my friend from Scottsdale. When someone tells me they want to go to the best restaurant in the Tucson foothills; I say go to Vivace if good conversation is part of your idea of fine dining! You will love the food, the service, the ambience and furnishings that absorb sound and allow you to talk and listen to your friends without having to shout to be heard.
I love the place and the staff too.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food - excellent
Service- marginal (Waitperson took 20 min after being seated, then appeared rushed/distracted (second glass of wine took 20 min).
Overall we go for the excellent food so the service is a secondary concern-

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Consistently good! You can't go wrong. Luckily they haven't changed much over the years, because they have perfected it!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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food5
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent restaurant Food is superb. Great service every time Staff very accomadating great place for special dinners to celebrate or a special date night. We always enjoy going there

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Enjoyed the seafood soup, the bread with pesto was fantastic, and the fruit napoleon dessert was to die for. Service was little more leisurely than ideal.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food,great view and great atmosphere, for special occasions and relaxing meals anytime.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 1, 2017

As usual, excellent food and superior service. Jackie was our server tonight and was informative and helpful in clarifying a couple options for my wife. We asked if she'd delay putting in our order until we enjoyed our wine a bit. As usual, the restaurant was crowded. Jackie timed our salads and entrees perfectly. Just couldn't ask for a better dining experience. A true Tucson gem.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our favorite place for special occasions. Consistently excellent.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Beautiful location/Views. Great service. Imaginative menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 28, 2017

My husband and I are from out of town. We found this restaurant and hoped for a nice meal and we weren’t disappointed. A J was our server and we appreciated his sense of humor. A pleasant evening!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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food5
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 (Tucson)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing service and food!!!! We are definitely going back

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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

An excellent meal, an amazing city view, and stellar service - a top restaurant in Tucson

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Vivace is one of the best restaurants in Tucson, AZ. If you are coming from east and craving your NYC cuisine, this place will not disappoint! Every meal, from the delicious fresh bread to dessert is perfection! Okay, my mouth is watering, I'm heading back asap! For our little Tucson, it is such a benefit to have this out of this world Italian food as seen back east. Way to go Vivace!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We always enjoy this restaurant but it can get very busy and then service can be a bit slow.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2017

My family & I go to Vivace to celebrate my birthday every year - a family tradition. The food is fabulous, staff delightful and this time we sat outside in the patio with a view of the mountains, felt like we were in Tuscany.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Scenic View, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I've been to this edition of Vivace about 10 times and I never come away feeling it comes near the great overall experience of the old St. Philip's Vivace. This time the food was sub par so I guess I'm not going to return.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food. Great view.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Vivace has always been one of my favorite restaurants and this time it hit all the marks . Everything was wonderful including the food and service (2 most important things I look for).
I could enjoy it much more often and I will.

Tags: Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food has been consistently wonderful for over twenty years. It's a great place for foodies and for dates or special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Vivace is consistently one of the best restaurants in Tucson.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Good food
Somewhat crowded
Did not feel as special or elegant as previously

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Delightful birthday dinner for my friend.
Our server, Jennifer, was great...friendly, helpful & efficient.
We had a 5:30 reservation and, as an added treat, our table by the window gave us a great view of that evening’s gorgeous sunset.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Tucson)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great food, great service, great views! A family favorite!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food and service outstanding, food was very tasty. Will definitely go there again and again. I can't think of more letters to fill in for 50.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent entree, been coming to Vivace since the 90's

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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