Nothing makes me happier than experiencing something done with excellence and Vivace hits all of the right notes; extraordinary service, marvelous ambience and terrific food. Someone cares and it shows in every aspect of this outstanding restaurant. Why is it so hard for other places to get it right! Walking into this spotless and pleasant restaurant with the beautiful white tablecloths and sparkling glassware always makes me smile. Then being greeted with an ice cold bottle of complimentary water put me in a good mood immediately. We were celebrating with a birthday lunch on a weekday and the dining room was filled but service did not suffer. The wait staff has been well trained and always make us feel welcome. The background chatter was not intrusive as it is in some other local restaurants. For some reason the pork piccata was taken off the menu a few years ago but can still be ordered and this is my son's, the birthday boy, favorite meal. It is delicious, moist, tender and cooked to perfection. I can never say no to the spinach souffle, which is heaven, but had the breaded chicken breast this trip and with the garlic mashed potatoes was the most delicious comfort food ever eaten. Tender, moist, flavorful chicken and potatoes to die for. Forgot to mention the incredible ciabatta bread served with a basil/olive oil olio. The bread is flown in from La Brea Bakery in LA, frozen, and baked in house. This could be my last meal, it is that good. We finished, after all, it was a birthday, with the Creme' Brule'. Totally smooth, creamy and the crust was perfection. The accompanying berries were unnecessary but a nice touch. Everything about Vivace is perfect and we always leave feeling totally happy and eager to return. Such a wonderful gift to Tucson, thank you!
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