scallops, shrimp, rock shrimp and salmon in a red-pepper-tomato broth, served over fettuccine
espresso soaked ladyfingers layered with marscarpone custard, dusted with cocoa powder and side of fresh fruit
thin slices of veal (shell loin cut) sauted in mushroom Marsala wine sauce with vegetable pasta on side
We are from out of town and this was our second visit to Vivace. Overall we had a very nice dinner. Service was great and the food was delicious. We were pleased there was seating available in an outdoor courtyard as we are avoiding indoor dining due to COVID.
Beautiful outside experience, attentive wait staff. Accommodating for splitting and meal sharing.
Tess, did a great job as our waitress. She and the the rest of your team have taken customer service to another level.
Vivace is not the place it used to be. The ambiance is almost non-existent and the wait persons are over-burdened with the demands of their serving jobs and seem only interested in getting the food out and pocketing the tips.
The food is somewhat less than it used to be, but that varies according to how far they can stretch a particular recipe. Steak, not so easy to extend and cheapen. Seafood lasagne, stretches quite far.
Are these comments unique in the time of Covid? Probably not. After all, you need to eat and they need to survive... Maybe we should just lower our expectations, even when we are paying a higher price.
Did and service were both excellent
The best restaurant in Tucson!....a favorite of mine for decades
I'm not exaggerating when I say that this was one the finest dining experiences I have ever had. The location above Tucson provides an amazing view and the food is excellent (shout out for the fresh pesto and special chicken sauce). But what really set this place apart was the service. Jackie was our server and we left feeling like friends. She clearly enjoys her work and we fortunate to have her. Vivace is a must-go destination if you are visiting the Catalina Foothills from out of town.
Excellent view of the sunset over the city of Tucson. Our server was attentive, friendly and on top of everything! we had the seafood lasagna and the pork parmigiana. Both were tasty and served hot. You get whole experience right every time.
Our waiter was exceptional. Informative on the menu, efficient and courteous. He spoke with a slight European accent and his first name was Kamran.
Delicious , as always. Our waitstaff, Jackie, went above and beyond.
Outstanding in every respect, as always.
I hadn't been to Vivaces in years. This was a special occasion and it turned out to be an excellent choice. From the relaxed atmosphere, to the stunning views to the excellent wines and meal, everything was first rate. I highly recommend Vivaces for any occasion. I'm sure you will not be disappointed.
Excellent food and service...every time. We had the fish special for the day and it would melt in your mouth!! The tiramisu and spumoni ice cream was a real treat. Service was excellent !! This is always our to go place !!
Excellent Covid precautions. Friendly and attentive services. Menu adequate with all the classic Italian specialties. Dishes were cooked perfectly and the specialty Branzino for the night was so flaky and tender.
Vivace is a favorite if mine. The food was wonderful, but Felix, our waiter was off today in his service. We always ask for him.
Good service, very friendly staff, well prepared food and great view of the city make for a fine experience and worth the visit
Wonderful food, amazing service, loved the atmosphere! Would change nothing!
The salmon and the Osso Buco were truly delicious! We always enjoy wonderful dinners in this delightful environment. And our server, Stewart, helped make our anniversary and birthday celebration very special.
Best food in town!!! The Escargot and Bass are the best!!
I have never had a bad meal here. The food is outstanding and the portions are quite large. A great value for the money!
Exquisite service and food, but the acoustics and talkative diners made for a less quiet experience than we had hoped.
Vivace is always our first choice in picking out a restaurant in the foothills.
Vivace is always a great experience, the best food, terrific staff, nice ambience. It's been our special occasion go-to for years!
This restaurant is an experience. I am not sure that there is even room for improvement.
Because of unforeseen circumstances, my dinner partner was delayed a whole hour. However the greeting staff was very understanding and let me keep our reservation. The food was excellent and our waitperson, Jacque was outstanding. It was a perfect evening although it had a rocky start.
We love Vivace in ALL ways! The service is wonderful; the menu is extensive (always hard to decide what great dish to choose); the salads are fresh, creative, and taste sensations; and the pastas/mains have true Italian flavors, generous servings, and are consistently hot to the table. Always a GREAT dining experience!
We went to Vivace last week and it was honestly one of the best restaurant experiences we've ever had. We were visiting Arizona from Ohio on our honeymoon and everyone at the hotel we were staying at recommended this restaurant for the views, food, and service and they were not wrong! The menu was different, but everything we ate was delicious. The thing I can't stop telling people about is the cocktails! I ordered a martini and they give you a "side martini" in a little bucket (2 servings for 1, can't beat it!). Our waitress was so kind, informative about the area, and gladly took our pictures with our complimentary dessert they gave us.
We can't wait to return to Arizona in the future and will definitely be making another visit to Vivace!
Food and service exceptional. The restaurant was full but Tables were far apart and we did not feel uncomfortable due to Covid-19 rules.
This was our first dinner out without children in MONTHS. The food and the service were great.
We had a wonderful dinner, for my husband’s birthday. Great waiter, excellent food and ambience. We look forward to our next visit.
Our server Jackie was fabulous!
My wife and I have been dining at Vivace sine 2008. During this time we've lived in MN, WI, and now Indianapolis. We took a weekend trip to Tuscon and the only plan that we had was dinner at Vivace. The service, food, and ambiance have always remained the same and at the very highest level. The food is prepared perfectly and the bread will always bring us back. This is one of the absolute best Italian restaurants that we have had the pleasure to dine at.
Beautiful restaurant, exceptional service and the food ? The food is clearly the star. The seafood soup, the chicken and mushrooms and the salmon were ordered and Every dish was nothing short of amazing. The portions are exceedingly generous too, we all had food to take home. Can’t wait to go back!
Great place! Even with social distancing, a very enjoyable evening.
It was great as always. Thanks to Danny and his great team.
Thank you for a wonderful New Years Eve in a rough time. Additionally you came thru for my Daughters 36th Birthday. Service was impeccable, food outstanding. We will be back!
Fantastic food, staff and view. Best dinner we had in Tuscon.
Been going here, and the prior location, for 15 years now, never disappointed.
Had the most amazing time for New Years Eve. The food was absolutely amazing and the service was incredible. I can’t say enough good things! I definitely will be returning and I can’t wait for that.
Excellent service and good upscale Italian cuisine.
Vivace Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (520) 795-7221.
Vivace Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 6164 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.