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Vivace Restaurant

#2 of 1,579 Restaurants in Tucson
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Italian, Contemporary
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6440 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85718 (Campbell and River)
520-795-7221
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Rated number one for food in Tucson, by Zagat Survey, this Foothills...
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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  • 500
    Excellent
  • 138
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delightful terrace dining... a touch of Tuscany in Tucson

We enjoyed a lovely dinner. Our party of three split a burrata cheese appetizer. I really enjoyed my entree, vegetable lasagna. Definitely homemade pasta! Our server was friendly and knowledgable. The dining room is large and attractive but sit on the terrace if you can.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
SkanLaker
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Skaneateles, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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698 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Skaneateles, New York
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a lovely dinner. Our party of three split a burrata cheese appetizer. I really enjoyed my entree, vegetable lasagna. Definitely homemade pasta! Our server was friendly and knowledgable. The dining room is large and attractive but sit on the terrace if you can.

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Victoria, Canada
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185 reviews 185 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

went here with friends for the first time since Vivace moved to new premises near La Encantada. we all remarked that it was very noisy, and considering the amount that was probably spent on renovations, it is sad that noise was not thought about. my husband and I shared the two person appetizer which was delicious. I especially liked the... More 

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AZ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We have eaten at Vivace off and on for years at their old location as well as the new. The food is always very good to excellent but now there are other problems. Last night we ate on the patio which is potentially lovely but the lighting is almost nonexistent. We had to use my smart phone flashlight to read... More 

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Good restaurant - certainly not average. I would characterize this restaurant as Italian style fare. The menu is limited and should cover anyone's tastes. Not many pasta dishes which you may or may not expect. We had the antipasto for two. Nice selection of cold items including roasted peppers, prosciutto, goat cheese mousse, caponata, asparagus and a couple other. If... More 

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Cornville, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We had reservations for 3 couples, all "older", and we seated as we arrived so none had to stand around and wait. Menu selections covered a wide rage from seafood to beef and pork, chicken, salmon, shrimp. The food was fabulous, and portions were appropriate. Our server was personable and treated us well, responsive to requests. Definitely will vizit again... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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92 reviews 92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We celebrated an anniversary dinner here and couldn't have been more pleased. The place is really lively and fun. We had a seat by the window overlooking the City (highly recommend) and food, service and ambiance all terrific. Very glad to have a local recommend this place to us and concur with the reviews here- well worth the stop!

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Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

No question this is one of the best restaurants in Tucson. The food is consistently excellent -- love the pastas and the veal dishes. The service is among the top 2 or 3 among restaurants in Tucson -- experienced and quietly attentive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Another terrific dining experience at Vivace. Everything served was great, especially the Oso Buco. Service was professional and personable and the view is classic even though we didn't have a view table. Consistently a really enjoyable evening out.

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Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Wonderful location/view and always consistently great service and food. You can count on having a lovely experience and never worry if you are taking guests. We go at least once a month (we live 25 miles away).

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Tucson
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120 reviews 120 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a great restaurant, large but well decorated with great views. The menu is not too large, but has some good choices at what I think are good prices for a top end place in Tucson. The service was good. If you have not gone, it should be next on your list. I have only one criticism, well two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6440 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85718
    (Campbell and River)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: 520-795-7221

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

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.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?