Vivace Restaurant

4.8
6701 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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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KaryK
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance Server was slow but good overall.

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TerryC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, I found it to be the best dining experience in town.

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vipLisaD
Tucson
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jennifer was awesome. Thank you for also accommodating our window request!
Wonderful evening!

CO
CarlaO
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful service, and also a good value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tucson
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always

JF
vipJoanF
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a wonderful place to have a quiet lunch with a friend. The food was good and the service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The branzino was spectacular!! Great wine and service!

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RagnhildA
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Alex was terrific! The food was yummy and we had a most enjoyable lunch,

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CarolynS
Tucson
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prices are becoming too high for those on a fixed income.

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vipMikeS
Tucson
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Had a lightning show to go along with it too. Very cool.

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JerryH
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my sister and wife to celebrate my sisters birthday. This was not our first trip we have been a Vivaces fan before they moved from ST Philips Plaza. They did not disappoint, the food and service were excellent. My sister had the mushroom soup as a starter. She said that it was the best soup shiver ate, and given that she just turned 74, that's a lot of soup. The entrees were also wonderful, the two ladies had Veal Marcela, I had the Chicken Meatballs with Angle Hair Pasta. I would never hesitate to recommend this Restaurant.

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goodfoodfan
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad meal at Vivace. Our server (Kamran) is one of the best in the business.

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SusanF
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came with my mother who said this was a great Tucson restaurant. Nothing disappointing at all. The people were great, the food was awesome. We were treated very well. Of course the view is amazing!! See you next time!

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Ravs
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First Birthday celebration with our elderly parents since Covid started and it was perfect. Thank You!

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PhaedraH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my favorite restaurant in Tucson. Not a dish on the menu you can order and go wrong. They always offer specials but the menu has stayed the same for years - why change what is great and people come back for. Great ambiance - a prefect spot for a special occasion or when you want to feel special. the bread with pesto oil is decadent and so good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Outstanding service and the food was the best!

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Hoppy11
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We were seating in middle of the room and it wasn’t very private. It was our 41st wedding anniversary. Our food was just ok … the stuffed pork chop didn’t have a lot of flavor … the salmon was flavorful, but the shrimp were tiny. Our waiter was excellent. The bread and salad were good. We would maybe stick with something Italian next time and maybe be happier !

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vipJulie
Tucson
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We noted that we were celebrating a birthday, and it wasn't forgotten. We received a warm welcome, and great service from waitress, buser and the manager checked on us. The food and drinks were perfection!

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DavidA
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time that we have been to Vivace the food and service is excellent. A nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Beautiful jazz music playing. Not too loud so it doesn’t interfere with conversation.

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Becca
Tucson
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have made Vivace our anniversary dinner destination for the last five years. We are moving soon and will miss these dinner date nights. Jackie has been our server multiple times and has been a delight! We recommend Vivace for the food, ambiance and the great staff.

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Frank
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for all four meals
Always will return for more of the same.

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AllieD
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a nice dinner. We celebrated our wedding anniversary and it was lovely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tucson
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always, food and service are flawless

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LisaS
Tucson
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was wonderful from start to finish. Views were awesome, food was superb and service was impeccible.

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vipLouiseB
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love eating at Vivace but last night was a very special occasion as it was my birthday celebration. The food and service was excellent as always!!!
Love this restaurant !!! Outstanding food and service every time !!

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SueC
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We asked for a quiet table and we were seated in comfortable corner table. The Osso Buco and Veal Marsala were excellent. The waitress was attentive. This was our first time at their new location and we enjoyed the views from the windows. Vivace is our number one restaurant when we come to Tucson.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jackie was AMAZING! I’d come back just for the service. And the food was unreal, too. The shrimp - delish! It was the perfect date night.

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Adri
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my most favorite restaurant that I’ve ever been to! The food, ambiance and service is pure perfection. Our server Jackie was impeccable. She always anticipated our needs and paid attention to every detail. Vivace + Jackie= Magic!

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DiningDesertdwellers
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and an enjoyable evening at Vivace! Our favorite place for special occasions!

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RchardB
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Our server was very helpful and friendly. I have dietary requirements and was offered a LOT of choices. The server was quite knowledgable.
The dish I ordered, penne pasta with Italian hot sausage, was too salty. I ate it up, as the taste was pretty great, but I'd prefer less salt in my food.

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Johnboy
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had a delightful young lady wait on us. Service was prompt and attentive. The area we were sitting in (off main dining room) had dirty carpet in need of a good vacuum and there was an old used wine cork in full view and not one wait staff bothered to pick it up. Just lazy I guess.

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KerryM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivace is one of our favorites!! Delicious food, wonderful service, beautiful ambience!

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vipJudithW
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivace’s is ALWAYS PERFECT! Never ever anything less than exceptional. It is our FAVORITE PLACE in Tucson!

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vipHIPPO243
Tucson
332 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, terrific, remarkable, as always. My guest ordered the eggplant parm. I requested the incomparable Ora King Salmon filet over steamed spinach on focaccia toast. Accompanied by excellent, fresh brewed iced tea, we had a marvelous lunch.
David, frequently our server, again took good care of us with cheerful suggestions as well as assistance at providing delightful takeout for my wife.

Purely and simply put, this is a fabulous restaurant, clearly Tucson’s Finest! We’ll be back!

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DougL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from front door to exit. The owner greeted us warmly and the waitress was such a kind and sharp professional. Great experience!

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CarlosO
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Very tasty, sauces were excellent. Very flavorful, very rich. Kind of $$$. More of a twice a year indulgence for this family. About $200 for wife and myself.

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SeattleDavey
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

They missed acknowledging a birthday in our party which was indicated in the reservation, but not a big deal -- everything was wonderful.

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GordonC
Tucson
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit. We made reservations a few weeks in advance to celebrate our birthdays. We arrived at the appointed time and were seated immediately. Our table offered us a fabulous view of the sunset and the city lights as they met the coming darkness. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and offered a couple suggestions which enhanced our evening. The food was absolutely exquisite. The service was unobtrusive but, attentive. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. I would recommend Vivace for any special occasion or just to enjoy good food in a pleasant ambiance.

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AzucenaM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food tasted fresh and had plenty of flavor, thanks Chef!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This food is always delicious and the service is friendly. Prices need to be updated on your website. It was a very special occasion- my mother’s 91st birthday and I wish we would have been given a table with a better view.

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 6701 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.