Vivace Restaurant

4.8
4859 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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TD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salmon linguine was terrific! Prices are quiet reasonable - wonderful views - service was excellent

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GL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food and ambiance were excellent, server was a little overbearing and we felt a little rushed at times, but it didn’t take away from the overall experience.

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RG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vivace is still one of my favorite Tucson restaurants! I have been going there since they were in a small strip mall in what is for them now two moves ago. Look how far they've come and still amazing food and service.

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RS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I alway order the Oro Salmon with spinach over a half of crossant. It's tastes so yummy. My wife has the sea bass which was also delicious. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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SL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Service slow this night. Server did not ask how I wanted meat cooked. Did not honor view table.

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KW
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The Restaurant was very busy and loud. We had trouble hearing each other. The waiter was slow in getting back to us on several occasions and we had to ask another waiter to get our waiter for us. Food was exceptional.

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DM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Sausage and Penne ever. There was so much food. It was even better the next day.

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d
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual we had great service and the food was wonderful.

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HI
Tucson
272 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fine time with a leisurely lunch, served expertly by David S., at Vivace. Your excellent focaccia bread and marvelous pesto sauce arrived immediately. David recalled that I like to take home two tiramisu in addition to a dinner serving of Red Bird Farms Chicken to my wife. My friend and I each requested the sliced filet mignonette over bread with Marsala sauce and side greens salad. We both ordered iced tea and David kept it flowing throughout a long meal with much conversation. Overall, we enjoyed another great meal at Vivace. We’ll be back, thank you.

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DR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Quality of food and service is top notch. Tables are a little close to each other so noise can be an issue, but not too much to still enjoy the overall experience. Vivace has become our favorite special occasion restaurant in Tucson.

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M
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant

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L
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

When we arrived the hostess was eating a chocolate covered strawberry and spoke to me with her mouth full. I gave her my name and she said that was good and continued eating her strawberry. I stood there not knowing what to do when she looked up and told me to wait. Hmmm... Then I heard a loud crash of glass followed by two more and saw the lone bartender throwing empty bottles in a trash can and they were all breaking. Very loud and uncalled for. I was beginning to think we had made a mistake going to Vivace but we decided to give it a go. Glad we did. Our waitress was wonderful however a little over worked. Even so she paid attention to us. And the food was superb. All in all we were very happy but I would think they need to make a better impression at the door.

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OT
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was elegant. Service was a bit too slow. The waitress had excellent knowledge of the menu. Bottle of wine wad slow to arrive after ordering it. A couple next to us arrived after we did and got served before we were served. They left before we did. That should not happen. It took 15 minutes for each item such as soup and salad to get served. The busboy handed her the bottle of wine to serve us. She was 2 tables away and went back to the kitchen and brought the wine back 10 minutes later. We have never had this much of a problem with service before and I've eaten at Vivace for years and will continue to do so.

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D
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to Vivace and as retirees can’t afford to go often. But we went for Valentine’s Day and had another marvelous experience. The food was perfect, the service was timely and unobtrusive, and the valet parking was welcome! We’ll be back one of these days!

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A
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time, lovely and great for all moments you want to share with family or friends. Best of town

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OT
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and our server was excellent. She had everything under control with a perky and happy attitude.

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JD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Any special event in our lives we choose Vivace to celebrate. It is our favorite restaurant . Always great never disappointed. The fish dishes are the best ever, I’m not a big fan of fish but at Vivace I order it almost always. I can’t imagine anyone ever being disappointed here. Oh and the bread is so good it’s like dessert!

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PW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

Want for 1st time on valentines day at lunch. Had reservation. Seated on time. The whole experience was very rushed - as if they needed to turn table. Place wasn't full. They served salad with the meal (same time). I don't like that. Food was fast and very good but the entire experience was 45 minutes start to end. Not what we were looking for in a valentine luncheon.

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SJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful time at Vivace One of my favorite places in Tucson Does not disappoint

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CT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, delicious food and wonderful views. Can’t get much better!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our daughter’s bday. As requested we were given a nice table by the window with a great view of the city lights. The service was fantastic as usual: crisp attention to detail but not overbearing. And the food...simply delicious. We had stuffed mushrooms the asparagus was cooked perfectly and complimented by prosciutto. Our entrees were generous and delicious. I always get the pasta with salmon. Can’t bring myself to order anything else there because I like it so much. There’s a reason why Vivace is ALWAYS busy. My favorite Tucson restaurant!

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best crab cake ever!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Poor introduction by staff at the front door. Bordering on rude.

However, food and service outstanding.

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S
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

12th anniversary

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BR
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an outstanding evening with top tier food and service. Dan and his staff continue to define the dining experience in Tucson. This restaurant is always busy, with good reason, they perform at their best consistently.

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DD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food, excellent service, and the views are amazing. Daniel always oversees holidays and special events, making sure all runs smoothly. They are dependably
Consistent, so never a bad meal. One of our favorites for many years!!

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DD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice ambience, GREAT service, and killer views. Food was pretty good but pricey for what you get.

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SP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were excellent!! We would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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E
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful expierence. The food was excellent as well as the service. Really great restaurant

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S
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, nice atmosphere. Service is excellent. Wonderful views.

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C
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a delightful dinner- we asked for and received a table with a great view. The food proportions are huge - I wish they would make half sizes since we come from out of town and can’t take it home. All three of us enjoyed what we ordered- mussels as an entree, veal Marsala, seafood stew.

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a
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Soup like warm. Sent it back and one minute later received a hot bowl of soup.

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F
Tucson
393 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service! Fresh branzino, delicious vegetable pasta, great caesar salad, and wonderful cappachino!
This comes with the best service in Tucson!
No wonder Vivace is considered by many to be the best dining experience in Tucson!

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KG
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful atmosphere, service, ambiance, and food and what a view of the city lights of Tucson!

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J
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Everything is so consistent; ambiance, food and service.

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m
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!!!!

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AW
Phoenix
61 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife & I shared the pear & walnut salad which was delicious. Each of us had the linguini & grilled salmon entree which was wonderful. Our friends shared the pear & walnut salad and loved it. One had the crab stuffed chicken. The other had the linguini with chicken & mushrooms. Both raved about their entrees.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was spectacular!

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MK
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Even though super busy at 4:30 reservation time. We were able to get a romantic table swap to ensure a good anniversary dinner. One of Tucson’s best places to dine.

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WB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was perfect except the restaurant didn’t accept gift cards

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