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“Good Nob Hill choice” 4 of 5 stars
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Vivace
3118 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-2216 (Nob Hill)
505-268-5965
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Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Nob Hill
Albuquerque, NM
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good Nob Hill choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

When in the area an easy but flavorful place for Italian. Perfect portion sizes, priced just right, very good pasta.

Visited August 2012
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English first
New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Mamma mia”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This restaurant is to Italian what Brasserie La Provence is to French. Classic dishes when you are hungry for real Italian comfort food.

Visited March 2013
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“So sad it's not in business anymore:-(”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

It WAS really good. Too bad last time i walked by and was thinking of dining there it was being replaced by some other restaurant. Boo.

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NM
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Old Favorite still makes a great meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed an early dinner on May 11 at Vivace. It's in the Nob Hill neighborhood.

My husband's favorite meal is the pasta with Gorgonzola cheese and asparagus. If was off the menu for a while, but they always made it for him. I had the pasta shells with Italian sausage. Both dishes were abundant and delicious. We asked our waiter about the Ripasso wines and were delighted when he gave us a complete explanation of the word Ripasso and an excellent description of the taste of the wine. We were looking for just a nice, not too expensive wine and this filled the bill. When feeling more flush we love the Dolcetta. Gordon Schulte is a warm host and Joey does a great job in the kitchen. An attentive, but not intrusive, well-informed waiter completed an excellent dining experience.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Windsor, Canada
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Nothing to write home about and a little disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

I guess I should stick to southwest cuisine in New Mexico. My two companions were disappointed in their entrees. The canneloni in one was overdone for one and the other complained that her fish was rather bland. As for myself I had spaghetti and meatballs and it, too, was not very exciting.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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