Vivace Restaurant

4.8
6051 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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BobF
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views, excellent food and service. Highly recommended!

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vipCindyT
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food, ambiance, and service... What more can you ask?
We also loved the friendly front room staff! They were very welcoming and that is important to me!
Bravo Vivace! Keep doing what your doing...

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MichaelM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our visit, as we have before. We almost always choose the dinner entre' of salmon and shrimp over sauteed spinach. And it is always exquisite. Your hostess, server and other staff were cordial, efficient and responsive. I have recommended Vivace to two different friends within the past ten days. Michael Meehan

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vipSeth
Houston
142 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique Italian menu, with well executed dishes. The stuffed pork chop and the spinach and cheese soufflé are not to be missed.

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LoisP
Tucson
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, although it would’ve been better if we both had city views.

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MaryD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Daniel's food is always good. My halibut was slightly dry, but the sauce and veggies were great. It was a very enjoyable day and we will be back.

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BandB
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat in the patio area which is very pleasant and the tables are well spaced. The service was good, and so were the meal and the wine. We will return.

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joyceb
Tucson
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was delicious, service was a little slow due to the circumstances of the Covid19.
Very nice atmosphere, really enjoyed our lunch.

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vipDanH
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I had an early reservation (4pm) for a Saturday night. Service from our waiter was only so-so. Looked to me like they had too few servers at 4pm. Maybe not surprising. By 6pm that situation was corrected, although our waiter continued to struggle.

The food was good and the surrounding were pleasant. I'd return but with a 6pm to 7pm dinner time.

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vipBetsy
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were six very good friends celebrating a special birthday. We were taken care of, the food was delicious, and the wine perfect. It was the best way to celebrate a birthday!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious from the bread to dessert, great service!

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HectorS
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice time! Very good customer service and friendly staff.

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vipJulie
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!!!

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vipHIPPO243
Tucson
326 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David took great care of us on a quiet noontime lunch at Vivace. Great coffee, significantly enhanced by a glass of Harvey’s Bristol Creme Sherry, complimented the fish du jour for me, and the incomparably scrumptious Red Bird Chicken Breast, enjoyed by my guest (who always takes half of his generous portion home to his wife, who says that she doesn’t like “restaurant food!” but she’s willing to make an exception for Vivace.)
My wife requested the magnificent, Vivace signature, “Steak Scordato,” filet mignon with asparagus, which she reapportioned into two “fabulous!” lunchtime meals at home. “I had forgotten just how wonderfully Daniel’s chefs do DCT” [Dead Cow Tenderloin!]. “This is simply terrific, great beef!” she expostulated. GRRR! Great Restaurant Run Right, even amid the the KungFlu! We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! The service was on point.

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CarolP
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on the patio and it is the perfect location with a wonderful ambience! Always go toVivace for al special occasions. Never have been let down!

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foothills
Phoenix
66 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit to a restaurant since COVID-19 began. We ate on the patio and felt very safe. I started with the spinach salad and it was one of the best I ever had. Then had the mussels special and it was delicious and huge; couldn’t eat the pasta it was served on as I was so full. Used the fabulous bread to soak up the sauce. Husband had the pork Parmesan and said it was so tender he could cut it with a fork. He thought the portion was overly generous and loved the vegetable pasta it was served with. We were both extremely happy with our experience. We will definitely return & highly recommend.

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gmaoffive
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside on beautiful patio feeling very safe eating at a restaurant. Food wonderful as usual. Can’t say enough good things about our experience

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Yakityyak
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine at Vivace for special occasions...we had lunch for a birthday celebration. Food was excellent. It is fun to have a cake/candle for our celebration. Thank you!

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robertc
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and incredibly consistent food, staff and ambience.

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vipJBLMDMBA
Phoenix
100 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A classic Italian presentation with a wonderful production of “end product “! Several dishes are on the creative side that beat any standard comparison: the escargot and artichoke appetizer is the most remarkable combination and flavors I have had compared to the standard escargot. My only issue was I was almost full after the pre meal bread and fresh pesto!
The evening special of branzino filet was fabulous but I must also complement the chicken meatballs with capellini pasta I ordered to have for lunch h the next day: wow.
And finally the desserts should just be a separate meal

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alwaysawesome
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Full attention to detail as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great staff!

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PAMELAK
Tucson
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! A favorite!

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vipJCBTucson
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic
Lunch honoring an employee for 34 years of service on his retirement

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LeahV
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivace came recommended to us by our Airbnb host, and the restaurant was within walking distance of our place! So we made a reservation for outside on a Thursday evening. The service, food, and ambiance was excellent. We got the chicken meatballs and the vegan bolognese. The flavors of both were spot on. The bread with pesto served prior to the meal was also very satisfying. The only thing that could’ve made it better would be if the patio had heaters for those chillier Tucson nights. Otherwise, it was a perfect experience and we will be back the next time we are in town!

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Jeff
Tucson
13 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as usual. Daniel Scordato is an excellent host and restauranteur.

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gloriar
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felix excellent waiter
Food delicious
Patio beautiful

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TriciaM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The atmosphere in the restaurant was fine and the server was very pleasant, competent, and eager to please. The wine was quite good. The food, however, was average at best, really nothing special. We were quite disappointed and do not plan to return.

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vipHIPPO243
Tucson
325 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a charming lunch on a moderately busy Veterans Day at Vivace. Steve kept the coffee flowing and helped provision of take-out meals for our ladies waiting anxiously at home for fabulous, Scordato-inspired food from “Tucson’s Finest Restaurant!” We each look forward to three to five, mid-week lunches at Vivace, every month. This is a truly fine restaurant, keeping up the charming ambiance & excellent meal quality despite the KungFlu! We’ll be back!

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DavidS
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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PatB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Halibut over cooked and Manicotti was soggy. Stuffed pork chop was awesome. Server was uninspired.

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AnthonyC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was the former Anthony's of Tucson. It was very nice and the food was great. They brought the pricing down from the former, but not the quality. I would go back there again when I am in town.

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LarryS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was wonderful. Highly recommend Vivace.

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Liontari
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no substitute for excellence in the kitchen. Vivace has it. That is why I am always on the lookout for guests to bring. This time, as often, my guest was my wife. She is Sicilian and a very good cook. She is also a complainer. She never complains at Vivace.

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vipJaneB
Tucson
38 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The stuffed mushrooms were a huge disappointment. They were overcooked, mushy and tasteless. COVID allows for some changes, just one paper menu, no table decoration - but I had hoped Vivace still served quality food. Service seemed a little off.

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vipSteveR
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great restaurant for a special occasion or romantic evening!

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DebbieJ
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful, wait staff is amazing and very friendly!

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vipMemorable
Tucson
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the restaurant to go whenever you are lookin for a great meal, wonderful wines and exceptional service

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect. The food was amazing, and why I keep coming back. Server was great, lots of personality. I was expecting the bill to be higher, but great value.

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 6051 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.