Vivace Restaurant

4.8
6243 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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Mick
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Our server was exceptional, the food was excellent and the ambiance was wonderful.

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vipAnitarina
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were spending the day in Tucson to play golf and I googled the best restaurant in Tucson for dinner to cap off the day trip. Vivace came up so I booked it. The restaurant is very large with many dining areas. There was exceptional social distancing to make everyone feel comfortable. The views of the city were beautiful. The service and the food was wonderful.

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EllenJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience3

They must have changed chefs
My steak was disgusting
$42 for nothing
Two birthday desserts and it was all whipped cream. Nothing like tiramisu a
Will never return even though I left a nice tip
Service was good because it wasn’t their fault

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Fish of the day and shrimp stuffed crab cakes.

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NathanL
Tucson
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my 1 year anniversary with my girl friend and it went very well. The service was awesome and got our food right away. Would recommend to anyone.

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HumbertoA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. He was attentive, knowledgeable and oh so nice. I regret not knowing his name.
Thank you

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TeresaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The pesto served with the bread was to die for. Everything was really good and our waiter was really helpful. The view from the restaurant was beautiful.

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vipSteaklover
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine list. Generous portions, food delicious. We had the stuffed pork chop and it was made to perfection. Loved the pear walnut salad. Waiter very attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience all around at vivace!!! Couldn’t have been any more perfect for my wife’s bday!!

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SusanL
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The cheese soufflé with the green salad is superb!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat! Excellent food, attentive service.

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GaryS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cameron was an extremely helpful and efficient waiter which enhanced our dining experience. The food was excellent, especially the mussels.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Large portions for dinner!

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LaurenceW
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This visit was our first. We selected Vivace in part because it offered outside seating, which we preferred for COVID-19 safety reasons. It was a little chilly on the evening in question and we were disappointed to learn that the technology to supply heat outside was lacking. I believe Vivace's management really has an obligation to make this inadequacy more apparent in its advertising. Were we safe? No idea. Time will tell.

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MarkD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have dined at Vivace five or six times since arriving in Tucson at a year ago and have never been disappointed. The ambience is lovely and the staff is superb. The food has never disappointed. I have tried three or four entrées at lunch and Two at dinner thus far. I highly recommend the seafood soup on the lunch menu and the salads are large and delicious and fresh. He would enjoy it.

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tinacoyote
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With a handful of others, at the peak of dining in Tucson.

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vipCindyT
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual! Love the service. Love the food! Keep doing what your doing... ❤️

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vipDominicR
Tucson
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love coming here. The food is amazing, the staff is wonderful and remembers us, the decor and location is exquisite. We could not ask for a better place to go for dinner. If I could go everyday, I would.

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RobertaM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Felix, was terrific. Vivace is always wonderful, the location beautiful and, in these times of Covid, I felt very safe.

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VeronicaS
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is our favorite restaurant in town. This time we were only disappointed in our waiter who was not very friendly or attentive.

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vipJohn2
St. Louis
68 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

We had the worst server ever. He was inattentive, and after he served the salads, we did not see him for ONE HOUR. I went searching as did my son. The hostess was very kind to me and found him. She reported he was getting ready to serve our entrees. When he finally appeared at our table, he didn’t say a word, was extremely surly, THREW plates and silverware on the table, and stalked off breaking a glass on his way. Eventually, the manager came to our table and was quite nice and accommodating. She assigned a new server, sent over complimentary desserts, and adjusted our bill. This WAS our favorite restaurant in Tucson, and we brought out of town family there after telling them how wonderful it was. EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING!!!!!! Will probably not take out of town guests there again. However, kudos to the manager, Ms. Scardato, and the replacement server, Omid, for excellent treatment.

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vipAZNative
Phoenix
49 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 50th at Vivace’s. This one of our major celebration “go to place.” We have been going several times a year for 15 years. To be able to leave our home knowing we would have a extraordinary meal, exceptional service, a beautiful view of the city, and knowing David would have it COVID safe, means the world to us.
We were served by an excellent crew, with Vanessa’s knowledge, experience and desire to please bring a highlight.
Thank you for the wonderful seafood soup, which has been a mainstay for us since St Phillips Plaza days.
We pray your business continues through many years to come.
DWAYNE and MARCIE NORTHROP

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LouiseB
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivace has absolutely fabulous food, excellent service always and a wonderful environment with friendly staff. Cant get any better than this!

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vipMemorable
Tucson
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a great experience.
Our favorite Restaurant in Tucson.

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Angie
Tucson
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always wonderful
Our waitress Jackie was fantastic

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Shari
Tucson
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivace is our go to apecial place. It is always wonderful.

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Kenneth
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had some friends come down for a visit and we took them to Vivace‘s for a birthday celebration. The service was fantastic as well as the food. I love this place.

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bernieh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we had an exceptional dinner and experience. I would have given 6 stars for the food. It was extremely delicious. The service also was exceptional. We had an outstanding time as we always do.

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Tucsonsun
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivace never disappoints.

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DougS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready. Food was great. Highly recommend.

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MitchellW
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time my wife and I have been at this restaurant. By far best Italian restaurant I have been to, especially in Tucson

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vipDebbieJ
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was delicious. I love the crab stuffed chicken and the salad was good as well, big enough for two to share. Great services and tables were appropriately spaced during the pandemic.

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TracyN
El Paso
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here. Celebrating our early wedding anniversary and Valentines Day. Beautiful setting and views, enhanced by the ambiance and decor inside. Staff were excellent. Professional, personable, and gave excellent recommendations. The food and presentation were outstanding. We will definitely return. The cost of our dining experience was quite reasonable considering the elevated level of our dining choices.

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OutWithMark
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great wait staff.

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BarryR
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Vivace! Food quality, service and value are outstanding. Keep up the great job.

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BarbB
Tucson
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply delicious From the spinach soufflé to the veal marsala to the crème brûlée. Absolutely perfect

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SuzanneB
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place and delicious food. The service is exceptional.

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vipLuv2eat
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the beautiful patio at Vivace! The food is done with care, and always delicious!

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LisaN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I both had pasta dishes, and they were outstanding! And I would highly recommend starting with one of Vivace’s salads. They rivaled the pasta for highlight of the meal. I had the spinach salad and my husband had the pear and walnut salad. And the vivid sunset only made the evening better!

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vipSharonB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since our first experience 10 years ago, we have enjoyed the excellent food and service at Vivace. We especially like the wine selection and the many options of wine by the glass.

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 6243 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.