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“One of Tucson's Best” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vivace Restaurant

Vivace Restaurant
6440 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85718
520-795-7221
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Ranked #3 of 1,748 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Campbell and River
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.
upstate NY
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159 reviews 159 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
“One of Tucson's Best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Vivace is one of the best restaurants in Tucson. It is an upscale Italian restaurant with a well trained waitstaff. Food tends to be Northern Italian style. The wine list is quite extensive.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oracle, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“best in tucson”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I have only eaten at this restaurant 4 times, but it is probably the best in Tucson currently, even though it has some very tough competitors that I will review separately.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson
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142 reviews 142 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Fresh and Lively”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We had a great dinner at this restaurant! The place is alive with locals, which tells you how much people really enjoy this wonderful restaurant. Great service coupled with great food makes for a great evening out. I had the shrimp pasta, and was really impressed that their pasta was thin, fresh, homemade! Their dipping sauce for the bread was a treat for the palet. They did a great job!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson,
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I've been frequenting Vivace's on a regular basis for over 10 years. I have never found the food and service any less than perfect. After reading some of the reviews I wonder what color the sky is on their planet! For a splendid meal with wonderful servers Vivace is the place. If you have a modicum of intelligence you will make a reservation.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Ok to excellent (went twice in the same week)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

The first time we dined we had mixed reviews we didn't have reservations and they were not very accomodating making us wait at the bar with little to no communication as to when we could get a table (a monday night). By the time we were seated we didn't want to love our meal because we were annoyed at the snobby attitude. We however loved our meals and the waitress was great.

We went back a few days later and ordered one of the same meals again and tried a different meal.
The different meal was just ok and the same dish we had ordered the first time we dined was nowhere near as good. Our waitress wasn't as good as the first one (forgot an appetizer, didn't check back enough for wine refills and we think she may have contributed to our food not being as good - one dish was served luke warm and not hot).

The atmosphere and prices are good and the portions are big.

I am not sure they qualify as #2/781 in Tucson due to the inconsistent food and service we received.

Beware to make reservations regardless of the day of the week and if you don't beware of a snoody attitude "it's doubtful you will get a table later on so we would advise you to eat at the bar".

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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