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About Vivace Restaurant

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.

6440 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85718
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday-Closed

Cross Street:
Campbell and Skyline

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(520) 795-7221

Website:
http://www.vivacetucson.com/

Entertainment:
No live entertainment

Parking Details:
Free self-parking in the immediate area
Complimentary valet.

Executive Chef:
Daniel D. Scordato

Private Party Facilities:
Personal. Professional. Private.
Vivace Restaurant is now proud to provide private dining services for large groups of up to 50 guests. Our new location - nestled in the beautiful Catalina Mountains - offers a spacious, comfortable and inviting private dining area. Enjoy the same award winning cuisine and professional service our restaurant has built its reputation on, in an elegant and private setting that is completely customizable and tailored to your party's needs.

Private Party Contact:
Junna Hayashi & Tess Fisher: (520) 795-7221

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Vivace Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
2
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (134)
Scenic View (120)
Good for Anniversaries (113)
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Good for a Date (108)
Romantic (106)
Good for Birthdays (96)
Worth the Drive (69)
Notable Wine List (64)
Creative Cuisine (63)
Great for Lunch (63)
Fit for Foodies (61)
Great for Outdoor Dining (60)
Authentic (59)
Business Meals (57)
Quiet Conversation (50)
Good for Groups (49)
Neighborhood Gem (45)
Casual (28)
Cozy (28)
Fun (28)
Pre/post Theatre (28)
Bar Seating (26)
Comfort Food (26)
Healthy (26)
Local Ingredients (21)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Disabled Access (15)
People Watching (15)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Seasonal (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Vegan (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Waterfront (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

One-off the best Italian restaurants in the region, period.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Tucson)·Dined 2 days ago

Outstanding food superb service. Attentive waiter felix was the best. Always pick this restaurant for a special occasion!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

This restaurant continues to have consistent service and quality food. They play great background music.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

Vivace seldom disappoints. They have a very nice variety of appetizers and entrees. Their desserts are very good if you can find room. Their complimentary bread and their bread dip (with garlic and basil) is the undisputed best in town. They have a very reasonably priced wine list, and it is nice to see that Daniel is quite often present. It shows he cares about the restaurant and his guests.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

Love this restaurant! I always take recruitment candidates here if time permits!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome! Thank you for the fabulous service, ambiance and attentiveness. We will be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Vivace
My favorite restaurant Divine food Delectable dishes .I had the veal Marsala ,heaven for the taste buds ,a gourmet's dream And My friends had sea bass and my sister in law rarely eats fish but said it was the best she ever had.I have never had a bad dish Everything smells and delights the taste buds The salads are good and the desserts ,my favorite bread pudding with caramel Beautiful views of the Catalina Moutains and food to elevate the senses even higher

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Fun lunch with my girlfriends!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

Una cocina excelente muy buena atención y buenos vinos

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Tucson)·Dined 6 days ago

We go to Vivace for all special occasions and this time it was our wedding anniversary. The wait staff always remembers us and they make us feel welcome. This time we sat on their back patio with views of the Catalina mountains. It was a highlight of the experience as the scenery was lovely and it was very peaceful. They added a few new items to the menu and we both tried new things - not ordering our favorites which is unusual for us, but we were not disappointed in the crab cakes and the pork cutlet parmesan.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We came for dinner to celebrate a special occasion.
Positives: We reserved a table with a view for two & were seated promptly. The service was very good. We were never rushed & we were assisted as needed. The food was good as was the wine list. For a nice touch & end to the meal, they brought a candle in a desert to celebrate - a nice touch.
Negatives: Loud & chaotic. Lots of people talking (poor acoustics) and waiters rushing up & down the stairs. We could barely hear the waiter or ourselves talk.
A better choice would be the courtyard seating. It's has the Italian ambiance (but no view of the city lights). Note: They only seat outside when weather cooperates as it is not cooled or heated.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Once again Vivace exceeded our expectations ! Consistency is Vivace's +. The same available parking, welcoming smile at the reception, excellent food and excellent service, thank you Mary. We were celebrating my Wife's 'B'day and requested patio seating. It was a quiet evening on the patio with Mary's perfect timing and service with a nice smile. We will be back again . . .and again and again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Comfort Food, Casual, People Watching, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Vivace’s is very popular and for good reasons. The food is excellent, the prices for food and beverages are very reasonable and they operate an effective restaurant. I do believe the service could be improved as they seemed to have insufficient waiters to handle their packed restaurant and we had to request our waiters attention far too many times. Otherwise, it was an excellent dining experience!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was great however the service was slow - so slow I went up to the bar to order a drink.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were there on a weeknight and the restaurant was not overly crowded. It looked to be understaffed. Our waiter appeared to be covering a number of tables all over the restaurant and it was difficult to get his attention in a timely manner. Given the reputation it has we were rather disappointed.

Tags: Disabled Access, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

As usual, the meal was superb, service was great, ambience was delightful. Always a great meal at Vivace.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had a quiet table with good view. Food, wine, and service excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had a late lunch here. Food and service was great! Definitely going back for dinner soon.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I have been dining there for years and am never disappointed. The quality and consistency is unmatched in Tucson.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Vivace is one of our favorite restaurants in Tucson. Very good food and serve.

Tags: Business Meals, Late-night Find, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A delightful evening with great food and fabulous service

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

My server was phenomenal. He made my wife and I feel special on her birthday. We were only cared for like that one other time at a 5☆ restraunt in Hawaii, where we went earlier this year. If not for the taste or scenic view, you should definitely come for the experince. All were eaually as extrodinary. I would like to thank the bartender, the hostess and,and waitresses for working with me to preplan that amazing birthday dinner for my wife.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toledo)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Nice atmosphere, good waiter, delicious food! We had walnut pear salad with Gorgonzola cheese - perfect light dressing, crab stuffed chicken - yum! and Manicotti - very nice. Nice soft jazz playing. Would recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Found this one on OpenTable on our drive from California to Texas. We were exhausted and hungry. We love great food and great wine. Neither disappointed. The chicken and asparagus risotto was amazing.....brought doggie bag home to Texas and enjoyed it this evening. Veal Marsala was probably best I have ever had. Veal was melt in your mouth tender, kissed by Marsala. Tiramisu was light, subtle and decadent. Service was stupendous. We were made to feel like we were their star patrons. Just passing through Tucson, but will definitely keep in mind if I or anyone I know goes through there. What a Gem!!!

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Hadn’t been since the restaurant moved. It used to be a great go to spot for lunch. Moving to the larger space would be a good idea if the ambience wear good. Sadly, it is a large open room and is very noisy There is little privacy due to the manner tables are arranged. The food was good but not memorable. We enjoyed our celebration but wouldn’t choose Vivace as a “go to”spot when spending that type of money was over $ 250

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We wanted a good Italian restaurant with good food and wine, and we found it here. My chippino (their seafood soup) was very nice, especially when I added hot pepper flakes. The cheese souffle was very good, as was the risotto. The tiramisu was a bit too creamy. Service was very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great food, prepared excellently. Very comfortable and scenic setting. Will definitely visit again.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was wonderful at Vivace but it took a very long time to get our entrees. We had an interesting and lively conversation going but it was apparent our guests were not happy with having to wait so long for our food.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food, great service, fantastic views of mountains and Tucson, at reasonable prices.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Tucson)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great place to eat and celebrate special occasions.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was our one upscale dining experience during an extended visit to Tuscon and it was definitely a positive experience. My wife was very high on her wine, selected after several samples were supplied. We both had very good entrees. The pasta accompanying my wife's veal entree was particularly good. My wife liked the way that the escargot was served, though it was a tad on the salty side. The service was top flight. The one negative--my broccoli soup. For a quality restaurant, this was really subpar soup.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tucson)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My wife and I come here for our anniversary, this was our 3rd year in a row. We love the place, and recommend it to everyone!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

As always ViVace is an excellent place to eat and as indicated to have good food and good conversation.

Tags: Comfort Food, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The Vivace experience was impeccable. Superior food and service

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Very Italian feel, great building, not too large, not too small. Very attentive staff, food very good, as was the wine.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great find! We were looking for an Italian Restaurant in Tucson and found Vivace. Very good food and beautiful scenic sunset view. Will be returning next time I’m in Tucson!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Parking is a problem at least during the 7pm time slot. My entree of crab filled breaded chicken breast was less tasty than I've had in the past, but the spinach salad was excellent as always.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Consistently good. I'm so glad the menu does not drastically change. Everything is so good, I love being able to order favorite dishes. Our server, Jacqueline, couldn't have been better in any way. She was absolutely terrific.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Vivace is our go to restaurant for special occasions, Daniel is always delightful and attentive. Love this restaurant and the sea bass is to die for!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great ambience very romantic had drinks on the patio while we waited for our table to be ready say us down a great table overlooking the city very romantic food was delicious service was great definitely go back and recommend to others.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for a Date
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