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Vivace - Park Hyatt Aviara

7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011
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Ranked #13 of 271 restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Aviara Parkway
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83 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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English first
Berlin, Germany
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The location for dinner was a little to dark.( lightning) Perfect and friendly service. Food was very good. Great wine choices . We had a good evening. The water bottle could be taken to the room. Special wrapping!

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Rancho Santa Fe, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Ambrosia! I can't wait to try to recreate this recipe at home. I fear I'll only come close. I don't like beets, but the yellow ones in this dish were delicious.

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Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

First, you need to go on a Friday or Saturday night and hear Wolf Marshall--he is an amazing (and world famous) guitarist. I only wish he had his trio with him (like when he played in the bar area outside the restuarant). You need to get rid of your (mis)conceptions of what a hotel restauarant would be. IT is worthy... More

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Montreal, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

It was a little pricier than expected, but the service, food and specially the pasta were great. We got inn a little to early so considering it is a huge place it filled out after.

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San Marcos, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I have never paid soooo much for so little! For a special occasion, three of my friends and I had lunch at the Bistro today. I am a local. To be brief, everything was great except my food. I made the mistake of ordering the "crispy" sea bream fish for $22. Not only was it soggy, but it was the... More

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San Diego
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

My wife and I went to Vivace to celebrate Valentines Day. We generally do not celebrate on the actual day, because, on that day, lots of restaurants provide a limited menu at a higher price, and tend to add tables in less than optimal locations to maximize their take on the day. We went there the day after having reviewed... More

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Manhattan Beach, California
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144 reviews 144 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Vivace was awesome from start to finish. At first it appeared I had to have all or nothing on the prix fixe dinners. But no, because I only had room for two courses I was only charged for two courses -- the Bistro outlet should take note. Service was excellent, the food was interesting and perfectly prepared I am going... More

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

They gave us a lovely table by the fireplace. We did the 4 course pre-fixe menu and had the dessert sent to our room as the final course. The ambiance, service and food were all excellent. My favorite was the beets with burrata and my wife's favorite was the squid ink pasta with prawns. A lovely evening and I recommend... More

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Carlsbad, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We went to the Sunday "Pranzo" Lunch at Vivace recently and it was outstanding and a very good value for $45. The dining room and terrace is beautiful. The lunch begins with appetizer stations with extremely fresh seafood, including large head-on prawns, peeled shrimp, cured salmon, oysters, and excellent octopus salad; salumis and cheeses and antipasto bar with interesting vegetable... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Excellent service team. It reminded me of fine dining on a cruise ship. The food is very small portions but so delicious that you don't need to stuff yourself. It's expensive,but a very nice dinner out.

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